Public Law Journal: Winter 2015, Vol. 38, No. 1
- Legislative Update
- Litigation & Case Law Update
- Message from the Chair
- New California Sustainability Laws
- Public Law Journal
- Public Law Section Pioneers Cutting Edge Conferences in Conjunction with the University of California
- Regulate or Be Regulated: the Impact of Landmark Groundwater Legislation on Local Agencies
- Unscrambling the Egg: Social Security Disability Law and Substance Use Disorders
- Why the Court Should Apply Intermediate Scrutiny to Equal Protection Challenges to Election Laws
- Public Law Section
Public Law Section
The mission of the Public Law Section is to ensure that laws relating to the function and operation of public agencies are clear, effective and serve the public interest; to advance public service through public law practice; and to enhance the effectiveness of public law practitioners. The Section focuses on addressing issues related to administrative law, constitutional law, municipal law, open meeting laws, political and/or election law, education law, state and federal legislation, public employment, government contracts, tort liability and regulations, land use/environment issues, and public lawyer ethics.
The Section provides topical educational programs, seminars and resource materials; works to enhance the recognition of, and participation by, public law practitioners in the State Bar; presents its annual Ronald M. George Public Lawyer of the Year award to public law practitioners who have made significant and continuous contributions to the profession; and publishes the quarterly Public Law Journal.