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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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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

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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

IMLA Member, Miles K. Risley, Selected as New City Attorney for Corpus Christi

Miles Risley has been selected to fill the vacant city attorney position with Corpus Christi. The selection must be approved by the City Council and if approved his first day of employment will be August 25, 2014. CLICK HERE to read more.


 IMLA Member, Greg Priamos, Selected to be New Riverside County Attorney

On June 24, 2014 the Riverside County supervisors voted to have Greg Priamos lead the legal team. CLICK HERE to read more.


South Sioux City Attorney, Wayne Boyd, Honored by Nebraska Governor

Wayne Boyd, City Attorney of South Sioux, Nebraska, received an award naming him an admiral in The Great Navy of the State of Nebraska. Boyd has served as the city attorney for South Sioux for 46 years and has also served for the city attorney of Dakota and the village of Hubbard. 

Congratulations, Mr. Wayne Boyd!

CLICK HERE to read more.



Lee's Summit, Missouri Selects Brian Head as New City Attorney

On April 15th, 2014 Brian Head was officially selected as the new City Attorney for Lee's Summit. Head will begin working at the City on Wednesday, June 4, 2014. With 17 years of municipal experience and significant accomplishments in disaster response, economic development, and human resources, the City is proud to welcome him as  their new city attorney. CLICK HERE to read more.



Sheryl King Benford Recognized by YWCA

IMLA President Sheryl King Benford, who is also the Chief Legal Officer for the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA), has been named a recipient of the 2014 YWCA Women of Professional Excellence Award, the YWCA of Greater Cleveland has announced.

Benford will be honored at a luncheon on May 12, at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel. The award is given to women in the community who have demonstrated a lifetime of outstanding contributions to the well-being of the community, state or nation, and has a record of accomplishment, leadership and positive role modeling as a volunteer and/or in a career.

A long-time member of IMLA, Benford earned a Bachelor of Science in Education at Wilberforce University and a Master of Science in Education at Akron University. She later earned a Juris Doctorate at Cleveland State University.

She volunteers at the Cleveland Sight Center, the Diocese of Cleveland and numerous legal and professional organizations.
Congratulations Sheryl for a well deserved honor!


 Hampton, VA names new city attorney

The Hampton City Council unanimously appointed Vanessa Valldejuli as city attorney.Valldejuli was a Hampton senior deputy attorney and worked closely with the Planning Commission until taking a job last September with the city of Chesapeake.

“Her legal expertise in economic development is among the best in the region,” said Mayor George Wallace, in a new release. She begins work with Hampton on Feb. 18.


Tracy Reeve named new city attorney of Portland, OR

Tracy was named to the position after the city launched a national recruitment to fill the position. She joined the city attorney's office in 1991 but left for about five years for a private practice. For the past two years she's been one of five chief deputy attorneys. For more about Tracy’s new appointment, click here to read more: 


Roxann Pais Cotroneo appointed as New City Attorney of Corpus Christi, TX

Roxann has more than 18 years of experience in city government law. She once served as Executive Assistant City Attorney in Dallas. Click here for more information about Roxann’s new appointment: 


Jeffrey Sachs named interim city attorney for Hampton, VA

Jeff is a senior deputy attorney within the city. The City Council will ultimately decide whom to appoint to on a full-time basis. Congratulations Jeff!

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