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Emerging Legal Issues Regarding Homelessness

Thursday, August 5, 2021
11 AM - 12 PM
Cost: $35
Credits: CLE, CML, Legal CM (see below)


Registration closes Wednesday, August 4 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

The law is changing in response to the prevalence of homelessness in Washington. In the last several years, federal and state courts have issued decisions that have altered the ability of municipalities to regulate certain types of conduct in public places. This webinar will summarize recent developments in the law relating to homelessness and provide insight on possible future developments.

Educational Objectives

Local governments are in the difficult position of both regulating the conduct of homeless individuals under certain circumstances as well as helping ensure they receive supportive services, including food and shelter. This webinar will address how to juggle those seemingly conflicting responsibilities, with a focus on defining:

  • The legal rights of a homeless individual,
  • The appropriate parameters of local governments when interacting with homeless individuals, and
  • Gray areas that can put a local government at legal risk and deter efforts to help a homeless individual.

Who Should Attend?

Elected officials, local government legal counsel and municipal employees whose work includes working with homeless individuals or issues involving homelessness.


  • Oskar Rey, Legal Consultant, MRSC. Oskar has practiced municipal law since 1995 and served as Assistant City Attorney for the City of Kirkland from 2005 to 2016, where he worked on a wide range of municipal topics, including land use, public records, and public works.


This training is eligible for:

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 August 4, 2021. 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.