Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Moore on Practicing Before a Board of Adjustment

One teaching objective that I have for the land use class is for the students to understand that a land use practice is not a typical litigation practice, and that most of the work gets done in negotiations or practice before administrative agencies and boards.  That's why I require the students to attend a planning commission or zoning board meeting.  Kathryn L. Moore (Kentucky) has posted a short, readable article offering some excellent practical advice for attorneys in this area: Practicing Before a Board of Adjustment: Seven Practical Tips, Bench & Bar, Vol. 57, p. 11, January 2011.  The abstract:

Boards of Adjustment are administrative agencies, not courts of law. Thus, practice before a Board of Adjustment differs from general litigation. This Article offers seven practical tips for a successful practice before a Board of Adjustment.

Matt Festa

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Very cool, Matt. I just shared this with my students!

Posted by: Jamie Baker Roskie | Feb 17, 2011 1:19:43 PM