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Land Use Case Law Update - Summer 2019

Thursday, July 11, 2019
12 - 1 PM
Cost: $35
Credits Available: 1.0 CLE, CM/Legal CM - see below


Registration closes Wednesday, July 10 at 12 PM. This webinar will be recorded, and all preregistered attendees will receive a link to view the recording. Read about scholarship opportunities.

Webinar Overview

In this webinar, land use attorney Phil Olbrechts will review recent, important land use cases applicable to Washington State, with particular attention paid to recent case law addressing the zoning implications of the state’s new marijuana laws as well as important developments in environmental review procedures.  

Educational Objectives

The speaker will explore recent land use cases and provide practical advice and guidance to help local governments improve their land use regulation and permit review processes.

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.


  • 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 4 others, and land use counsel and city attorney for 4 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.
  • Jill Dvorkin, Legal Consultant, MRSC (Moderator). 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.


  • 1.0 CLE credits from the Washington State Bar Association for activity ID: 1106544.
  • 1.0 CM/ Legal CM credits from the American Planning Association for course # 9176790.
  • Refund policy: Refunds of the webinar fee will be provided minus a $5.00 administrative fee if registration is canceled by 12 PM on Wednesday, July 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.