Utility Law Section Fall Seminar
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Utility Law Section Fall Seminar

9/12/2019 to 9/13/2019
When: Thursday, Sept. 12-Friday, Sept. 13
Where: Monroe Convention Center
302 S College Ave
Bloomington, Indiana  47403
United States
Contact: Ashley Higgins

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September 12-13, 2019 | Bloomington



Programming will take place at the Monroe Convention Center.


Thursday, September 12

10:00 a.m. –   Registration Opens


10:30 a.m. -    Nation-state Cybersecurity Threats to Utility Infrastructure (1 hr CLE requested)

11:30 a.m.      Guillermo Christensen, Partner - Data Security and Privacy and White Collar Defense Groups, Ice Miller


11:30 a.m. -    HEA 1347: Implications for Municipal Utilities (.5 hr CLE requested)

12:00 p.m.      Steve Krohne, Ice Miller


12:00 p.m. –   A Deep Dive into the Water Legislation (.5 hr CLE requested)

12:30 p.m.      Lauren Box, Barnes & Thornburg


12:30 –           Lunch and Annual Section Meeting and Election of Secretary/Treasurer     

1:30 p.m.        Joseph Rompala, Chair, Utility Law Section


1:30 p.m. -     Indiana's Changing Electric Generation Mix: Where We Were, Where We Are, and

2:30 p.m.       Where We Are Going. (1 hr CLE requested)

         Tim Caister, Deputy General Counsel, MISO 

         Prof. Doug Gotham, Director, State Utility Forecasting Group, Purdue University Discovery Park

         Dale Thomas, Chief Technical Advisor, Research, Policy and Planning Division, IURC


2:30 p.m. –     South Dakota v. Wayfair (1 hr CLE requested)

 3:30 p.m.       Mike Ralston, Executive Director of Sales Tax Administration, Indiana Department of Revenue


3:30 p.m. –     Break

3:45 p.m.


3:45 p.m. -      News from the IURC (.75 hr CLE requested)

4:30 p.m.        Updates - Ryan Heater, Executive Director of External Affairs, IURC

          Practice Tips from the Commission - Loraine Seyfried, Chief ALJ, IURC


4:30 p.m. –     Utility Law Updates (.5 hr CLE requested)

5:00 p.m.        Tim Rushenberg, Chair, Electricity Division

                        Mark Alson, Chair-Elect, Gas Division

                        Douglas Everette, Chair, Telecommunications Division

          Tabitha Balzer, Chair, Utility Services/Consumer Division

          Lauren Toppen, Chair, Water/Sewer Division


5:30 p.m. –     Reception @ The Irish Lion

7:00 p.m.       


Friday, September 13

Breakfast available at the Hyatt Place hotel; included with the ISBA group rate


9:00 a.m. –     Renewable Portfolio Standards: Design and Efficacy (1 hr CLE requested)

10:00 a.m.      Sanya Carley, Professor & Director, Master of Public Affairs (MPA) Program and O'Neill Online MPA Program, Indiana University


10:00 a.m. –   Resilience on the Run: Quick and Easy Techniques for Better Performance Hour By Hour

11:00 a.m.      (1 hr Ethics requested)

          Terry Harrell, Executive Director, JLAP



Hyatt Place Bloomington

217 W Kirkwood Ave.

Bloomington, IN 47404



The Convention Center can be easily accessed via the B-Line Walking Trail that is located adjacent to the Hyatt Place (approx 2 blocks). Or, if you prefer to drive, the Convention Center offers complimentary on-site parking.


The ISBA rate for Thursday, Sept. 12 is $122/night and includes breakfast. Call 855-312-7275 to make your room reservation or visit: https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/indiana/hyatt-place-bloomington/bmgzb?corp_id=G-NGOV


The ISBA group code is G-NGOV. Note: a government rate of $112 is also being offered (valid ID must be provided upon check-in)...the group code for government employees is: G-UGOV 


To take advantage of the ISBA special room rates, your reservation must be made by August 22, 2019.



7.25 hours of CLE Credit, including 1 hour of Ethics are being provided (pending approval).


A link to the program materials will be sent to attendees on or before Sept. 10. USB Drives are also available to purchase via the Registration link. Purchased USB drives will be available upon check-in at the on-site ISBA registration desk.


Pricing Information



Early Bird

(By 8.22)


(8.23 – 9.9)


(After 9.9)

ISBA Utility Law Section Member




ISBA Non-Utility Law Section Member




ISBA Member Government Employee




ISBA Member Law Student




Non-ISBA Member




USB Drive







Registration fees include CLE programming, Thursday lunch, Thursday reception and refreshment breaks.


Cancellation Policy

Refunds will be issued for cancellations received in writing on or before August 22, 2019 and are subject to a $25 processing fee. Refunds will not be granted after August 22, 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 Kristin Owens at 317.639.5465.


In order to allow the appropriate facilities enough time to prepare, please submit any special dietary requests to ISBA by September 5.


Questions? Contact Ashley Higgins, Director of Meetings & Events.