June 3 - First Amendment
Case Law Update: Post Reed
Reed v. Town of Gilbert, 135 S.Ct. 2218 (2015) not only changed the law of sign regulation, but also had ripple effects throughout many First Amendment doctrines affecting local government. This webinar will update attendees on the key developments in sign law, summarize developments in other caselaw affecting local governments, and offer some suggestions for how to approach regulations affecting First Amendment rights in the post-Reed era.
Speaker: Susan Trevarthen
Susan L. Trevarthen, ESQ., FAICP chairs the Municipal Land Use and Zoning practice and is an AV-rated Member of the law firm of Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, P.L. She handles land use, planning and zoning matters for governments, and serves as the municipal attorney for two small coastal communities in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties. Her work includes reviewing and negotiating development agreements and approvals, drafting municipal codes and plans, advising municipal staffs, managers and attorneys, defending challenges to municipal regulations and decisions, handling public hearings, and counseling elected officials, as well as advocating for municipalities on legislative issues in her field. Her practice also includes constitutional law issues (such as regulation of First Amendment-protected land uses including signs, places of worship and adult uses, and takings and Harris Act issues); hot topics in zoning law such as medical marijuana, sober houses and vacation rentals; and public school facilities. Ms. Trevarthen is board certified in City, County and Local Government Law by the Florida Bar, has been recognized as one of the top land use attorneys in the state in publications such as Florida Trend Magazine and SuperLawyers, and is a Member of the College of Fellows of American Institute of Certified Planners. Ms. Trevarthen has held leadership positions in the Florida Bar’s Section for Environmental and Land Use Law and Section for City, County and Local Government Law, and is a member of the Board of Directors of 1000 Friends of Florida. Susan grew up in Boca Raton, Florida. She was graduated from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a joint degree in law and planning (M.R.P. and J.D., 1991) and from Duke University (A.B., 1986). firstname.lastname@example.org