The Robert S. Vance Forum Takes on Eminent Domain

This looks both timely and interesting:

The Atlanta Chapter of the Federal Bar Association will present its annual Robert S. Vance Forum on the Bill of Rights on Monday, February 13, 2006, at 7:00 p.m. at Emory University School of Law’s Tull Auditorium. This year’s Forum will promote a dynamic dialogue among a panel of experts who have been actively involved in the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Kelo v. New London and the ensuing eminent domain debate.

The Forum’s distinguished panel will include Georgia State Senator Jeff Chapman, who is the Chairman of the Senate’s Eminent Domain and Economic Development Study Committee. Professor William W. Buzbee of the Emory University School of Law will provide an academic perspective. Bert Gall, Esq., an attorney with the Washington, D.C.-based Institute for Justice, will provide insight into his organization’s representation of Susette Kelo and other homeowners before the United States Supreme Court in Kelo v. New London. Susan M. Pruett, Esq., General Counsel, Georgia Municipal Association; and James S. Stokes, Esq., President of The Georgia Conservancy, will provide a practical perspective, with both of their respective organizations having actively-represented interests in the emerging eminent domain issues.

The Forum moderator will be Denis O’Hayer, veteran political reporter for WXIA-TV, and former host of The Layman’s Lawyer television program.

The Vance Forum begins with a reception at 6:30 p.m. outside the Tull Auditorium at Emory University School of Law. The substantive Forum program commences at 7:00 p.m. The Forum is free and open to the public; but seating is limited, and reservations are strongly encouraged. For reservations or additional information please contact Joseph W. Ozmer II of Wargo & French LLP, [email protected], or Kevin A. Maxim of Troutman Sanders LLP, [email protected] Please include your name, telephone number, and the number of seats you would like to reserve.