Program topics requested for Legal Seminar in Chicago 
The IAAO Legal Task Force is accepting program topic proposals for the 2024 IAAO Legal Seminar, set for Dec. 12-13 in Chicago at the Swissotel. Hotel rooms are currently available to reserve and seminar registration will open in June.

The theme of this year's seminar is "Navigating Change." The Legal Task Force is currently seeking qualified professionals to present on topics of interest to lawyers and assessors.

Potential topics include:
  • Artificial intelligence and tools for your practice
  • Economic and non-economic impacts of the development of sports stadiums
  • Valuation issues assessing affordable housing communities created through public-private partnerships
  • E-filing systems and programs around the country – how those systems impact legal practice and data-mining – the pros/cons  
  • Assessment uniformity and discrimination in under-assessment Appeals
  • Cross-examination tools
  • Preferential assessments – varying interpretations and unintended consequences
  •  Legislation – varying interpretations and unintended consequences
        - How to read/draft legislation
    How to properly consider the legal application of pending legislation
  • Senior exemption and freeze fraud issues
  • Residential-level fraud from multiuse, primarily commercial   
  • Repurposing of anchor department stores at shopping malls  
  • Assessment of data centers
  • Anatomy of a tax assessment case
  • Climate change: impact on assessing real estate
  • Chicago architecture – local perspective
The deadline to submit topics is June 30.

The Legal Seminar will take place at the Swissotel in Chicago and attendees can now reserve hotel rooms, starting at $164. Designed by renowned Chicago architect Harry Weese, Swissotel Chicago is an award-winning luxury hotel overlooking the Chicago River and Lake Michigan, and just steps from the Magnificent Mile.

Continuing Legal Education
Attendees will receive IAAO continuing education credits and IAAO will file for Continuing Legal Education credits for attendees requesting CLEs by Oct. 1. The amount of CLE credit varies by state. Requests for CLE credit must be made no later than Oct. 1.

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