HJTF HOLDS ATTORNEY CONFERENCE TO DISCUSS TAX AND POLITICAL LAW
The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Foundation held a special conference for California attorneys who represent, or would like to represent, California taxpayers and voters in public finance and election matters.
About 100 invitees attended the event at the Citizen Hotel in Sacramento on September 30.
Panelists included HJTA President Jon Coupal, Director of Legal Affairs Timothy Bittle and Senior Staff Attorney Laura Dougherty. They were joined by an array of legal experts with a broad range of experience in tax, appellate and political law.
A panel on procedural hurdles covered issues of standing, statutes of limitation, exhaustion of remedies, and administrative records. A second panel discussed pros, cons and procedures of class action lawsuits.
One topic at the conference was the issue that HJTF’s Public Integrity Project was recently founded to address: the problem of governments and public agencies spending tax dollars on campaigns. A fourth panel discussed alternatives to litigation, specifically lobbying and initiatives to advance taxpayer interests.
HJTF was able to offer the conference at no charge thanks to a generous donation from a longtime friend of the Foundation. Attorneys were eligible to receive four hours of MCLE (minimum continuing legal education) credit for attending.