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Land Use Case Law Update – Winter 2021

Friday, December 17, 2021
12 PM - 1 PM
Cost: $35 - Scholarships available (see below)
Credits: CLE, CML, Legal CM


Registration closes Thursday, December 16 at 5 PM. This webinar will be recorded, and all preregistered attendees will receive a link to view the recording.

Webinar Overview

Which recent court decisions might impact your local government’s regulatory or legislative efforts when it comes to land use and management? What trending topics might be impacting your agency in the near future? Join our panelists to learn more!

Educational Objectives

This webinar will review land use cases applicable to Washington State, including the most recent regulatory, legislative, and case law developments that every seasoned land use practitioner should know. Our panelists will also provide practical advice and guidance to help local governments improve their land use regulation and prepare for potential changes.

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, PLLCPhil 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.


This training is eligible for:

Training Scholarships

  • The Washington Counties Risk Pool (WCRP) will provide one (1) training scholarship per member-county for this webinar. Those wishing to take advantage of the offer are asked to contact your county risk manager to request the registration code before you register. To learn if you are a WCRP member or if you have questions about scholarship opportunities, please contact
  • This MRSC webinar qualifies for reimbursement under WCIA’s Training Reimbursement Program. This program can be applied under the entity’s annual 1 percent training reimbursement allotment. Requestors must confer with their entity’s assigned WCIA Delegate and/or Alternate for reimbursement authorization. Requests must be submitted through the WCIA Origami Member Portal by the designated Origami user. All 2021 training reimbursement requests must be submitted in Origami by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 10, 2021. No exceptions. For questions about reimbursement or determine your WCIA Delegate, Alternate or Origami user, contact WCIA Member Services at
  • Read about other scholarship opportunities.

Refund policy: Refunds of the webinar fee will be provided in full if registration is canceled before Thursday, December 16, 2021 at 5pm. After that, refunds will be provided minus a $5.00 administrative fee up to the morning of the webinar. 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.