Updated: Jan 2, 2020
The annual bar exam and mentoring program are back!!!
The APA-CMS Bar Exam planning law session is a realistic simulated law school experience for planners and land use professionals. Naturally, it takes place in a bar, back again this year at the Haymarket Pub and Brewery! Join Ancel Glink's Dan Bolin, Greg Jones, and Megan Mack, as your team is tested on some of the most important planning law cases of the year, covering small cell antennas, scooters, short-term rentals, and more! Participants will compete for unreasonable grades, set by a harsh curve, ultimately earning the winning team a fabulous prize! Everyone will literally "pass the bar" after attending this session, though you are welcome to stop and have a drink with us before you do. Register today!
DATE: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 TIME: 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm COST: $5-$15 CM Credits: 1.5 Law CM Credits Approved LOCATION: Haymarket Brewery & Pub - 737 W. Randolph St, Chicago, IL
Annual Mentorship Program
APA-CMS and the CUPPA Alumni Association, in partnership with various UIC planning student groups, will host the Annual Networking and Mentorship Event at Haymarket Brewery and Pub.
Seasoned professionals and planning students will benefit from a panel discussion regarding career pathways in the various sectors of planning. This free event will be worth 1.5 CM credits for AICP professionals. There will also be plenty of time at the end for Q&A and networking. This will be a great opportunity to reacquaint with familiar faces while sharing insights and advice about planning practice in the real world.
DATE: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 TIME: 5:00 pm Registration + Refreshments 5:30 pm Mentoring Panel Discussion and Q&A 6:15 - 8:00 pm Networking COST: FREE LOCATION: Haymarket Brewery & Pub - 737 W. Randolph St., Chicago, IL
Dan Bolin is a partner at Ancel Glink representing public entities and property owners in wide-ranging local government and land use matters. Dan advises governmental clients on trending land use issues, and his creative strategies for the repair and demolition of blighted properties recently helped his client earn a Lake County Municipal League Innovation Award. Dan writes about controversial land uses, and regularly speaks at state and national conferences regarding emerging municipal law topics. Dan hosts Ancel Glink’s “Quorum Forum” podcast and he appears on ELGL’s GovLove podcast, where he earned a GovieLovie Award.
Gregory W. Jones is a partner in Ancel Glink's Chicago office. Greg counsels public and private sector clients on a host of land use, zoning, construction, and complex regulatory matters. Greg has extensive experience with economic development efforts, including tax increment financing, annexation, redevelopment, and strategic zoning code projects. Before practicing law, Greg spent nearly a decade serving as a city planner and zoning administrator for several municipalities in the Chicago area. Greg is an active member of the American Planning Association, serves on the IL-APA's legislative committee, and is AICP certified. Greg frequently writes and speaks on land use law and First Amendment topics across Illinois, and recently co-authored the book "Land Use Law: Zoning in the 21st Century."
Megan A. Mack is an Associate with Ancel Glink. Megan concentrates her practice representing various entities of local government in litigation. Megan works closely with communities to eliminate blight and abandoned properties. As a member of the Zoning and Land Use practice group, Megan works with both public bodies and private entities in land use and zoning matters. Megan is an author of Ancel Glink’s land use publication “In the Zone.” Prior to attending De Paul University College of Law, Megan had a career in transportation and urban planning. Megan served as a transportation and environmental planner for both Northwest Municipal Conference and West Central Municipal Conference. In addition, Megan served as the Planning Liaison Manager for the Chicago Area Transportation Study, overseeing the implementation of federal highway planning funds for the Illinois Department of Transportation.