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The International Municipal Lawyers Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the interests and education of local government lawyers.

IMLA champions the development of fair and realistic legal solutions, and assists members on the vast and cutting edge legal issues facing local government lawyers today.

Our successful CLE Events, expansive network of legal professionals, and our local government specific information channels make IMLA the essential organization for any advancing local government attorney.

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ATTENTION MEMBERS: Need to hire outside Counsel?? USE IMLA's CONTACT BOOK!!

IMLA Associate Members generally consist of our solo/firm members in private practice who are often retained as outside counsel by our municipal law department members. IMLA has worked with Associate Members to put together the 2015 Associate Member Digital Contact Book so that you can easily find additional legal assistance through IMLA's extensive network of experienced professionals. If you find yourself needing advice in certain areas of municipal law, utilize this contact book to find the legal assistance you need!

IMLA is working on the website to make the contact book user friendly and searchable but for now, the Contact Book link can be found HERE!

Not in the contact book? Contact Julie Ruhe at






 IMLA’s Kitchen Sink – Distance Learning at ¼ of the Price!!


Sign up Today to Train Your Whole Office and Get CLE Credit at a Fraction of the Price Through IMLA’s Distance Learning Programs

In order to provide even more benefits to our members, IMLA has drastically reduced the price of our Kitchen Sink subscription to only $499 for the year. One subscription to the “Kitchen Sink” will provide your entire office with at least FORTY (40) distance learning programs, for all of its CLE needs from January 2015 - December 2015! Previously, this subscription cost $1,999 so we are offering you the same great service at only one quarter the price! If you sign up now, you will have access  to all the recordings from this year, plus access to all the live broadcasting from IMLA’s seminar and conference.

In 2015, we will continue to bring you the same high quality programs and offer CLE accreditations for qualifying participants via both teleconferences and webinars. Some examples of topics that will be included in 2015 include both staples to your practice like land use, personnel, municipal finance and ethics, as well as cutting edge topics like Uber, Airbnb, E-cigarettes, and body worn cameras.

Please note that there is no limit on the number of people that listen through your kitchen sink pass, but you can only use ONE connection per Pass. If you have more than one person listening in to any call/webinar, we recommend you set up in a conference room with a computer and/or speakerphone.

To sign up, CLICK HERE.

IMLA’s 2015 Webinars/Teleconferences


New Member Benefit for 2015 – 10 Free Webinars/Teleconferences and Reduced Pricing!!

In 2015, IMLA will be drastically lowering its pricing for its webinars and teleconferences. Additionally, we are excited to add value to your IMLA membership by offering ten (10) FREE* distance learning programs for IMLA members. CLICK HERE to view the 2015 Distance Learning Calendar.

Single Teleconference/Webinar (Member Rate) --------------------------------------$49
Single Teleconference/Webinar (Non-Member Rate) -------------------------$99-$149
Annual “Kitchen Sink” Subscription (Members Rate) -------------------------------$499
Annual “Kitchen Sink” Subscription (Non-Members Rate) -----------------------$1,999
Special Series Rate for Land Use (Member Rate) -------------------------------------$199
Special Series Rate for Personnel (Member Rate) ------------------------------------$199
Special “New Government Lawyer Series” (Member Rate) -------------------------FREE

To learn more about IMLA’s distance learning program for 2015 CLICK HERE

**Limited availability. IMLA will choose the free programming and will let members know in advance so that they may plan accordingly.





IMLA’s Mid-Year Seminar; Washington, D.C.; April 24-27, 2015

CLICK HERE for more details


IMLA’s 80th Annual Conference; Las Vegas, Nevada; October 4-7, 2015

CLICK HERE for more details.

 IMLA’s 81st Annual Conference; TBA

Information forthcoming

IMLA’s 82nd Annual Conference; Niagara Falls, Canada; October 13-14, 2017

Information forthcoming


IMLA has established an online store! Now you can now quickly and easily purchase IMLA conference recordings - which include the mp3's and speaker materials! Simply click the link below and you will be taken to our virtual store.




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Member News

Retirement News:

Jay Doegey to Retire

IMLA’s past president, Jay Doegey, will be retiring from his position as City Attorney with the City of Arlington. Jay has been with the city for 28 years! IMLA thanks Jay for his term as president and support of IMLA. We wish him well in his retirement!

Ed Sullivan to Retire

Long-time IMLA Member and Regional Vice President, Ed Sullivan, will be retiring from his position as City Attorney of Oregon City, Oregon at the end of the year. We thank Ed for his service as a Regional Vice President and for many years of support. We wish him well in his retirement!

Bruce Bergman to Retire

Active member, Bruce Bergman, will be retiring from his position as General Counsel of the Iowa League of Cities at the end of the year. We thank Bruce for his service as State Chair and Regional Vice President of the 8th Circuit (South). We wish him well in his retirement!

Appointment News

IMLA is proud to announce that President, Foster Mills, has appointed John Wilkerson and Sara Teague as Co-Chairs of the Litigation, Insurance & Risk Management. Congratulations!

IMLA is proud to announce that President, Foster Mills, has appointed Barbara Adams as a co-chair of IMLA’s hard working Program Planning Committee. Barbara will be joining Mark Hayes in leading the committee.

 IMLA is proud to announce that President, Foster Mills, has appointed Julian Grant as Chair of the Land Use Section. Congratulations!

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