Holiday Inn Express Charleston-Civic Center
100 Civic Center Dr
Charleston, WV 25301
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Navigate the Zoning Process with an In-Depth Understanding of Zoning Regulations
Are you current on your knowledge of zoning laws? Can you confidently solve potential problems and ensure smooth zoning processes? Join us at this seminar where you'll learn to facilitate positive outcomes by understanding key components of the approval process, procedures for challenging a zoning decision, as well as requirements for administrative appeals. Recognize constitutional limitations on zoning actions to ensure your actions are within the bounds of the law. Enroll today!
This basic-to-intermediate level course will assist the following in understanding and working with zoning and land use regulations:
including - Ethics: 1.20
This program qualifies for 7.20 hours of credit, which includes 1.20 hour of ethics, under the West Virginia Rules for Mandatory Continuing Legal Education.
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.
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 0.60 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. Explain new initiatives in land development. 2. List the steps involved in the land use approval process. 3. Recall at least three tips for successfully litigating zoning disputes. 4. List the necessary steps in amending a zoning ordinance. 5. Describe how to resolve RLUIPA zoning issues. 6. Distinguish between ethical and unethical zoning practices.
JAMES M. DAVIS is an attorney with Jackson Kelly PLLC, in the firm's land and natural resource development practice group. His practice focuses on the preparation of mineral title examinations, curative litigation and mineral acquisitions. Mr. Davis has served as lead counsel in partition actions, debt collection proceedings, and petitions to acquire minerals held by unknown or missing owners. He has served as assistant counsel in civil actions involving quiet title and trespass claims. Mr. Davis has also represented a number of public utilities, public service districts, and motor carriers in rate and certification cases before the Public Service Commission of West Virginia. He is a graduate of Emory & Henry College, and a graduate of the West Virginia University College of Law.
JOANNE V. KIRBY is lawyer disciplinary counsel for the West Virginia Office of Disciplinary Counsel. An arm of the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia, the Office of Disciplinary Counsel is primarily tasked with screening and investigating complaints made against lawyers who are licensed to practice law in West Virginia. The ODC is also responsible for prosecuting those lawyers who have either committed ethical misconduct or are suffering from a physical or mental condition that adversely affects their ability to serve the public. Prior to joining the ODC in 2012, Ms. Kirby was an attorney with the law firm of Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC; an assistant United States attorney for the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia; and a law clerk for the Honorable Elizabeth V. Hallanan, Senior United States District Judge for the Southern District of West Virginia. Ms. Kirby earned her B.A. degree from Villanova University and her J.D. degree from The George Washington University.
MARK A. SADD is a member of Lewis Glasser PLLC, with law offices in Charleston. His law practice is devoted to the ownership and use of real property, including development, title, leasing, coal, oil, gas, eminent domain, construction, financing, leasing, land use and historic preservation. Mr. Sadd served as an adviser to the drafters of the West Virginia Land Use Planning Act before its adoption in 2004. He is a former chairman of the Charleston Human Rights Commission. He is a former at-large Charleston city councilman who led the creation of the Charleston Historic Landmarks Commission. Mr. Sadd drafted and lobbied for the 1999 legislation creating the West Virginia Residential Rehabilitation Income Tax Credit, and in 2017 was the principal drafter of amendments to the West Virginia Rehabilitation Tax Credit, increasing it to 25 percent. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Preservation Alliance of West Virginia, a state-wide historic preservation advocacy and education organization. In 2005, President George W. Bush appointed Mr. Sadd to the first of two four-year terms on the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, an independent federal agency that advises the president and the Congress on historic preservation, during which he chaired the Federal Agency Programs Committee, supervising the national Section 106 program. He earned his J.D. degree from the West Virginia University College of Law.
DAN VRIENDT is the planning director for the City of Charleston, where he oversees the creation and implementation of the city’s comprehensive plan and development codes as well as community development initiatives. Mr. Vriendt graduated from Kent State University with a Bachelor of Architecture degree. After college, he worked for Foreman Architects and Engineers, a firm that specializes in the design and construction of educational facilities. In 1999, he came to work for the City of Charleston as a neighborhood planner. In 2003, Mr. Vriendt was promoted to his current position as the city’s planning director.
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