State & Local Government Relations Section

Message from the Chair

Section Chair:

Richard J. Cole,
R. John Cole, II,
& Associates,
Sarasota, Florida

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Welcome to the State and Local Government Relations Section. We are here to assist attorneys, clerks of courts, government employees, and civil servants working or involved at the state and local government level who interact with or are impacted by the federal government. The section is a great way for you to connect with other state and local government employees, their attorneys, and attorneys for organizations and individuals who are involved in litigation, regulatory compliance, and lobbying on behalf of state and local governments. Each year, the section intends to create webinars with CLE credit at a low cost in areas of interest to you, such as the intersections of state and federal regulations, and to foster cooperation between the federal courts, the federal government, and state and local courts and governments. Your membership in the section will also allow you to receive our soon to be released email newsletter featuring articles from civil servants and the attorneys who work with them.

From environmental regulation to healthcare, the intersections of the federal government with state and local governments are varied, complex, and vast. At the State and Local Government Relations Section we are constantly working to find ways to make those complex interactions easier and more efficient and to give you the knowledge you need to effectively work with all levels and branches of our varied, mosaic democracy.


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