Reminder: ALI CLE Eminent Domain and Land Valuation Litigation Course of Study

We would like to remind you to reserve Thursday-Saturday, January 23-25, 2014, to attend the 31st annual presentation of the advanced-level ALI CLE Course of Study, Eminent Domain and Land Valuation Litigation; or the ninth annual presentation of the basic-level ALI CLE Course of Study, Condemnation 101: How to Prepare and Present an Eminent Domain Case, both at the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans. Both courses are also offered via live webcast, available either in their entirety or in segments.

As co-program director Joseph T. Waldo, Esq. stated:

Practitioners in the field of takings law face challenges on all sides of the issue. Greater forces attempting to constrain the rights of individual property owners, environmentalists seeking protection of the environment at the expense of property owners as opposed to society as a whole, increased demand for public improvements with shrinking budgets, more knowledgeable property owners seeking protection and owners who suffer losses demanding full compensation for losses suffered as a result of a public project; these and other forces have elevated the role of the condemnor’s and the property owner’s attorney.

As the field of takings law receives greater scrutiny and changing dynamics insist that those practicing in the field be alert and experienced to the many facets of law and practice, this long running ALI CLE program continues in the tradition of delivering cutting edge leadership in both the practice and scholarship for those involved in the takings arena.

Condemnation 101 provides a critical introduction (or refresher) to basic concepts and techniques for preparing and presenting an eminent domain case. Offered in conjunction with Eminent Domain and Land Valuation Litigation, the course is designed to provide the practitioner who is new or relatively new to this area of law with a practical understanding of eminent domain legal principles and helpful insights on property valuation when preparing for trial. This year’s course, Condemnation 101: How to Prepare and Present an Eminent Domain Case, focuses on strategic advantages that can be gained by understanding the fundamentals of eminent domain valuation and trial practice for both condemnors and condemnees.

Registration is now available online at

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