December 3, 2020
1-2 pm Eastern
First Amendment, Public Forum: Public Forum Overview and Application to Running Public Meetings
Speaker: Julian Grant
Description: A discussion of the different types of forums based upon Supreme Court and circuit court holdings, such as traditional, designated, limited public forums and non-public forums, and the real world interaction with public meetings when they are held to be either designated or limited, which affects the way speakers at these meetings can be regulated.
Julian Grant is a Senior Legal Editor for Thomson Reuters in their Practical Law Government Practice division. Julian came from government service as Senior Assistant City Attorney for the City of Corpus Christi, TX, representing the Planning Commission in its rewrite of the Comprehensive Plan. He served as the first in-house City Attorney of Kyle, TX and as Deputy City Attorney of Temple, TX. He was the Chief Municipal attorney for the State of Texas for a decade as head of the Texas Attorney General’s Local Government Section where he advised local officials and published Made Easy articles on many subjects including eminent domain, ethics, and conflict of interest. Julian is co-chair of the Finance & Economic Development Section of IMLA and co-chair of the Land Use section. He is an IMLA Local Government Fellow, serving as test question writer and grader. He participates in IMLA's International Section, having spoken in Prague and visited Cuba and Israel. He has given presentations with papers at other conferences including IMLA, TR, Texas City Attorney Association, and Texas State Bar conferences, including on open meetings and economic development.