2019 ULS Spring Seminar
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2019 ULS Spring Seminar

6.75 hrs. CLE / 1 hr. Ethics

When: Friday, April 26
8:30am - 5:30 pm
Where: Conrad Hotel
50 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, Indiana  46204
United States
Contact: Sherry Allan

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 ISBA Utility Law Section 2019 Spring Seminar 

Sponsored by the ISBA Utility Law Section

6.75 hrs. CLE / 1 hr. Ethics


TRAVEL NOTE: The NRA Convention which is expected to bring approx. 80,000 to Indy will be going on during our Spring Seminar. Additionally, President Trump is scheduled to speak at the NRA Convention on Friday, April 26. Therefore, we encourage you to plan your travel to downtown Indianapolis accordingly.


8:00 a.m. –     Registration & Breakfast

8:30 a.m.       


8:30 a.m. –     Practicing Before Government Agencies: Confidentiality, Conflicts, & Communications  (1 hr Ethics)

9:30 a.m.        Meg Christensen, Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP


9:30 a.m. –     Pole Attachments (.5 hr CLE)

10:00 a.m.      Pamela Hollick, Associate General Counsel, State Public Policy, Regulatory and Legislative Affairs, CenturyLink


10:00 a.m. –   Robo Calls (.5 hr CLE)

10:30 a.m.      Marguerite Sweeney, Senior Deputy Attorney General, Data Privacy & Identity Theft Unit, Office of Attorney     

                        General Curtis Hill


10:30 a.m. –   Break

10:45 a.m.


10:45 a.m. –   Fracking: Production Boom, Financial Bust (1 hr CLE)

11:45 a.m.      Kathy Hipple, Financial Analyst, Institute for Energy Economics & Financial Analysis (IEEFA)


11:45 a.m. –   Update from the Commission Reporters (.25 hr CLE)

Noon               Lynda Ruble, Chief Court Reporter, IURC

          Amy Tokash, Court Reporter, IURC


Noon –           Lunch

12:45 p.m.     


12:45 p.m. –   Federal Regulation Update (1 hr CLE)

1:45 p.m.        Leverett Nelson, Regional Counsel, EPA

                        Valerie Tachtiris, Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Office of Legal Counsel, IDEM


1:45 p.m. –     Water Utility Regionalization: Structural, Economic, and Policy Realities (1 hr CLE)

2:45 p.m.        Janice Beecher, Director, Institute of Public Utilities Policy Research & Education, MSU

          Jack Wittman, Vice President; Principal Geoscientist, INTERA


2:45 p.m. –     Break

3:00 p.m.


3:00 p.m. –     Smart Meter Privacy and the 4th Amendment (1 hr CLE)

4:00 p.m.        David Gulbransen, Attorney at Law

          Don Schneider, General Manager of Major Projects & Grid Solutions, Duke Energy


4:00 p.m. –     Legislative Update (.5 hr CLE)

4:30 p.m.        Joseph Rompala, Lewis Kappes

                        Tim Rushenberg, Indiana Energy Association


4:30 p.m. –    Reception

5:30 p.m.        


 REGISTRATION FEES  Early Bird (on or before 4.5) Regular (4.6-4.19)   Late (after 4.19)

 ISBA ULS Member

 $200 $225  $250
 ISBA Non-ULS Member  $225 $250 $275
 ISBA Member Gov't Employee  $125 $150 $175
 ISBA Member Law Student  $25 $50 $75
 Non-Member $425 $450 $475
 Reception Guest of Seminar Attendee $20 $25 $30
 USB Fee $15 $20 $25


The "early bird" deadline ends Friday, April 5. The regular registration rate ends Friday, April 19. The late registration rate goes into effect on April 20. The registration fee includes CLE programming and materials, breakfast, lunch, refreshment breaks and the reception.

Program materials will be available online for electronic download. An email will be sent to attendees on or before April 24 with a link to the materials. 
Purchased USB drives will be provided upon check-in on-site at the seminar. 

Refunds will be issued for cancellations received in writing on or before April 19, 2019 and are subject to a $25 processing fee. Refunds will not be granted after April 19, 2019, nor will they be given for no-shows after the conference. If you are unable to attend but would like to send someone in your place, contact Sherry Allan at 317.639.5465.