Live Seminar

Land Use, Zoning and Development: Getting Government Approvals

Seminar

Date:

Monday, March 05, 2018

Time:

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Product ID#:

78383ER

Location:

Hilton Waikiki Beach

2500 Kuhio Avenue

Honolulu, HI 96815

$349.00

$339 / Each Additional

Registration Includes Course Book

Credit Information

Continuing Legal Education

  • CA CLE - 6.00
  • HI CLE - 6.00

Other

  • AICP - 6.00
  • IACET - 0.60

Program Description

Get Land Use Approvals to Move Projects Forward

This crucial seminar will provide you with an insider's guide to obtaining land use and zoning approvals. Veteran faculty with countless entitlements under their belts will walk you through the practical steps of obtaining subdivision approvals, variances, conditional use permits and more. You'll get the knowledge you need to effortlessly obtain stormwater runoff and other key federal, state and local permits. You'll also obtain the practical information to appeal denied approval requests. Solidify your foundational knowledge of land use and zoning procedures, put it into practice, and keep projects on track. Register today!

  • Obtain an insider's guide to how the land use and zoning approval process actually works.
  • Get the go-ahead for non-permitted property uses by obtaining rezoning approvals.
  • Avoid critical application errors when obtaining site plan and subdivision approvals.
  • Show the skeptics that conditional uses do not negatively affect neighboring property owners.
  • Prove the necessity for variances by showing zoning laws create undue hardships.
  • Know what you need to do to appeal zoning decisions that jeopardize development projects.
  • Get stormwater runoff and other key permits your clients need to keep projects on track.

Who Should Attend

This basic-to-intermediate level seminar is designed for:

  • Attorneys
  • City and Urban Planners
  • Developers
  • Engineers
  • Architects
  • Local Zoning and Land Use Officials
  • Appraisers
  • Surveyors

Course Content

  1. Getting Started: Know How the Land Use and Zoning Process Works
  2. The Rezoning Process
  3. The Subdivision Process
  4. Conditional Use Permits and Variances
  5. Challenging or Appealing an Administrative Zoning Decision
  6. How to Get Key Permits: Stormwater Runoff and More
  7. Ethical Considerations

Continuing Education Credit

American Institute of Certified Planners – AICP: 6.00

Continuing Legal Education

Credit Hrs State
CLE 6.00 -  CA*
CLE 6.00 -  HI*

International Association for Continuing Education Training – IACET: 0.60


* denotes specialty credits

Agenda / Content Covered

  1. Getting Started: Know How the Land Use and Zoning Process Works
    9:00 - 10:00, A. Bernard Bays and Michael C. Carroll
    1. Applicable Land Use and Zoning Laws
    2. Essential Departments and Agencies
    3. Land Use and Zoning Process Flowchart
    4. Constitutional Limitations and Issues
    5. Essential Legal Updates
  2. The Rezoning Process
    10:00 - 10:45, A. Bernard Bays and Michael C. Carroll
  3. The Subdivision Process 11:00 - 11:45, A. Bernard Bays and Michael C. Carroll
  4. Conditional Use Permits and Variances
    11:45 - 12:30, A. Bernard Bays and Michael C. Carroll
    1. Legal Standards and Requirements
    2. Process for Approvals
    3. Addressing Violations
  5. Challenging or Appealing an Administrative Zoning Decision
    1:30 - 2:15, Lisa A. Bail
    1. Procedural Requirements: Administrative and Judicial
    2. Standing: Showing Harm From Adverse Decisions
    3. Handling Administrative Appeals
    4. Judicial Review of Local Decisions: Practical Pointers
    5. Litigating Zoning Cases: Strategies, Experts and More
    6. Federal Pre-Emption
  6. How to Get Key Permits: Stormwater Runoff and More
    2:30 - 3:30, Lisa A. Bail
    1. Permitting Due Diligence
    2. Stormwater Runoff Permits
    3. Other Environmental Permits
    4. Key State and Local Permits
    5. Historic Preservation and Other Special Permits
  7. Ethical Considerations
    3:30 - 4:30, Carole R. Richelieu
    1. How to Avoid Violating the Most Violated Hawaii Rules of Professional Conduct
    2. The Attorney-Client Relationship and How to Control It
    3. Identifying Confidentiality and Avoiding Conflicts of Interest
    4. How to Deal With Others

LISA A. BAIL is a partner in the law firm of Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel, LLP, where she concentrates her practice in environmental law, land use and commercial litigation. She is a frequent speaker at environmental law seminars and a contributing writer of the Hawaii Environmental Law Handbook (published by Government Institutes, 3rd Edition, 2000), as well as several other publications in the field of environmental law. Ms. Bail is the former chair of the Natural Resources Section of the Hawaii State Bar Association and was appointed lawyer representative to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, 2005 to 2008. She earned her B.A. degree, magna cum laude, and her J.D. degree, cum laude, from Boston University.

A. BERNARD BAYS is a founding partner of the firm of Bays Lung Rose Holma and has gained a statewide reputation for his expertise in complex commercial litigation, real estate law and litigation, and land use law and litigation. He is one of a few attorneys in Hawaii who is Board Certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Legal Specialization and has also been certified by the Supreme Court of Hawaii as a specialist in Civil Trial Advocacy. My Bays has repeatedly been selected as one of the Best Lawyers in Hawaii by Honolulu Magazine. He has represented clients in landmark real estate and land use litigation cases in all state and federal courts. Mr. Bays received his B.A. degree from the University of Southern California and his J.D. degree from Stanford Law School.

MICHAEL C. CARROLL is a partner with Bays Lung Rose Holma, where his practice areas include real estate and construction litigation, complex business and commercial litigation, and land use. His clients include developers, contractors, associations, corporate and business entities, governmental entities, and private individuals. He has handled multiple large and complex cases. Mr. Carroll received his B.A. degree from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from the John Marshall Law School.

CAROLE R. RICHELIEU is an attorney and the former and longest serving chief disciplinary counsel of Hawaii's Office of Disciplinary Counsel and former fund administrator for the Lawyers' Fund for Client Protection. Ms. Richelieu currently serves with the State Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, and is a former per diem hearings officer for the State Departments of Labor and Land and Natural Resources, as well as a legal ethics expert, consultant, and instructor. She has made numerous presentations on legal ethics, client protection, practice management, and professionalism, as well as written many articles and contributed to numerous manuals. Ms. Richelieu has served as a Supreme Court appointee to the Chief Justice's National Action Plan (producing the first one in the nation), the Committee to Review the Code of Judicial Conduct, the Committee on the Certification of Legal Specialists, the Committee on Unbundling Legal Services/Unauthorized Practice of Law, and continues to serve on the Board of Examiners in various capacities and the Commission on Professionalism. She is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation, and a member of the American Bar Association Center for Professional Responsibility, American Bar Association, and the Hawaii State Bar Association (on which she served many committees and is the president for the Senior Counsel Division for the second time).

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Accreditation Details:

American Institute of Certified Planners

N AICP: 6.00
This activity has been approved by American Institute of Certified Planners for 6.0 CM credits, including 1.5 law credits. 100% attendance is required to receive CM credit.


Continuing Legal Education

CA CLE: 6.00 Includes - Ethics: 1.00
This activity has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 6.0 hours, of which 1.0 hour will apply to legal ethics. NBI, Inc. certifies this activity conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing minimum continuing legal education. NBI, Inc. is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider - #53.


HI CLE: 6.00 Includes - Ethics: 1.00
NBI, Inc. is an Accredited Provider with the Hawaii State Board of Continuing Legal Education. This activity has been approved for a total of 6.0 hours of continuing legal education credit for the state of Hawaii, which includes 1.0 hour of ethics or professional responsibility education.


International Association for Continuing Education Training

N IACET: 0.60
NBI, Inc. is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. NBI, Inc. is authorized by IACET to offer 0.6 CEUs for this program. At the end of the program, participants must complete a self-assessment in order to receive credit. 100% attendance is required. (Provider #1004558)

Upon completion of this course, attendee will be able to: 1. State applicable land use and zoning laws. 2. State how to prove necessary rezoning criteria. 3. Describe two steps in the subdivision process. 4. Describe how to obtain a conditional use permit. 5. Describe how to challenge an administrative zoning decision. 6. Describe how to obtain a stormwater runoff permit. 7. State two ethical issues for attorneys.

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