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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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 Don't Miss This IMLA Webinar!

Land Use – L60

Date: December 8, 2014
Time: 1PM (EDT)

A year of IMLA land-use teleconferences would not be complete without a most spirited debate from two people who are widely acknowledged as poles apart on RLUIPA. Professor Hamilton, bar none, is the country’s leading government-side advocate and scholar. Dan Dalton has recently published a book for the American Bar Association and how to best represent religious institutions against local governments. He has never lost an RLUIPA case for a religious institution. These two have debated each other before and the sparks they generate will be illuminating.

Speakers: Marci Hamilton, Dan Dalton, Evan Seeman

CLICK HERE to register.

FCC Webinar for State and Local Govts. Tues December 2nd @ 1:00pm

The FCC will be hosting a webinar Tuesday, December 2nd at 1pm with planned topics to include:

• Acceleration of Broadband Deployment by Improving Wireless Facilities Siting Policies
• E-Rate Modernization
• Technology Transitions

To register for the WebEx please CLICK HERE. You can also view the webcast at or listen in by phone by dialing 1-888-855-2214 Access code: 8926297. 

The FCC welcomes comments, questions, or suggestions via email: and via #FCCLive hashtag on Twitter.

For more information about the event contact: Emmitt Carlton,, (202) 418-7321 or Carmen Scanlon,, (202) 418-0544


The online link to take the 2014 IMLA Salary Survey for Local Government Attorneys is now active and ready to receive your data.

Any jurisdiction that successfully completes the survey will receive the results from the survey absolutely FREE. If your jurisdiction does not complete the survey, the results will still be available for sale (with discounted member pricing).

Additionally, we will be randomly selecting ONE jurisdiction/person from the list of completed responses to receive a complimentary registration to our Annual Conference in Las Vegas*, October 4 - 7, 2015. This name will be announced after the close of the survey and winners will be notified using the contact e-mail you provide as part of your survey response. And, if that's not enough, we are also selecting FIVE jurisdictions/persons from the list of completed responses to receive complimentary registration to a 2015 IMLA Teleconference or Webinar.

In the past year quite a few Human Resource officers purchased the last survey for use in budgeting. We've found the survey very helpful in benchmarking and providing budget information that can help law offices in every jurisdiction compare themselves with in-state and out of state municipal and county law departments. These surveys can help substantiate your budget requests, but they are most valuable when more communities are included, so help yourself and help IMLA by completing the survey.

IMLA requests that you take the time now to select ONE person in your office to complete the survey, so that we don't receive multiple responses from each locality.

We anticipate that this survey will take 20-30 minutes to complete. Please submit your final response no later than November 15, 2014.

To start the 2014 IMLA Salary Survey for Local Government Attorneys click on the below link:



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

Information forthcoming

 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


Waterloo, Iowa City Attorney, Jim Walsh, to Retire at The End of Year

 Mr. Jim Walsh was appointed to Waterloo city attorney in 1991 and after 23 years of service, will be retiring. Waterloo, Iowa has been an IMLA member since 2008 with Mr. Walsh serving as the primary contact. IMLA thanks Mr. Walsh for his dedication to IMLA and wishes him well in his retirement.

CLICK HERE to read more.

Waterloo, Iowa Selects Dave Zellhoefer as New City Attorney

Dave Zellhoefer an IMLA member and Assistant City Attorney of Waterloo has been selected to fill the position of City Attorney after Mr. Jim Walsh retires. Mr. Zellhoefer has worked for the city on a part time basis for the past 12 years and will be taking on the City Attorney position starting January 1, 2015. Congratulations to Mr. Zellhoefer on his appointment!

CLICK HERE to read more.


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