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Land Use Case Law Update – Winter 2020

Friday, December 11, 2020
12 PM - 1 PM
Cost: $35
Credits: CLE, Legal CM, CML for city elected officials (see below)


Registration closes Thursday, December 10 at 5 PM. This webinar will be recorded, and all preregistered attendees will receive a link to view the recording. Read about scholarship opportunities.

Webinar Overview

This webinar will review recent land use cases applicable to Washington State, with particular attention paid to recent case law.

Educational Objectives

Panelists will explore recent land use cases and provide practical advice and guidance to help local governments improve their land use regulation.

Who Should Attend?

Planners, attorneys, and local government appointed and elected officials, as well as anyone who possesses a basic understanding of Washington's land use laws and is interested in current developments in land use court opinions.


  • Jill Dvorkin, Legal Consultant, MRSC. Before coming to MRSC, Jill worked for nine years as a civil deputy prosecuting attorney for Skagit County where she advised the planning department on a wide variety of issues including permit processing and appeals, Growth Management Act (GMA) compliance, code enforcement, SEPA, public records, the legislative process, and public records.
  • Phil Olbrechts, Attorney, Olbrechts and Associates, PLLC. Phil is heavily involved in local government, currently serving as hearing examiner for 14 municipalities, alternate examiner for four others, and land use counsel and city attorney for four cities. He writes about land use law and is the editor of the Short Course on Local Planning, published by the Washington State Department of Commerce. He has taught several land use courses at the University of Washington and frequently makes presentations on land use law throughout the state.


Refund policy: Refunds of the webinar fee will be provided minus a $5.00 administrative fee if registration is canceled by 12 PM on Thursday, December 10. If you are registered for the webinar and unable to attend, you will still be able to view the recorded webinar afterwards. However, if you cancel your registration, you will not receive a link to the recording.