Attend the Legal Seminar


The IAAO 39th Annual Legal Seminar will be held in Chicago, Illinois, at the Intercontinental Chicago Magnificent Mile on December 13–14, 2018 and will cover legal topics of interest to members of the assessment and property tax industry.

Topics for the two-day seminar include recent development in real property taxation, legal aspects of mass appraisal, current issues, and ethics for attorneys.


Online registration is now closed. If interested in attending, download the paper registration to complete and bring to seminar to register onsite. If you have questions please contact Rachel Mense ( at 816-701-8109.

Paper Registration Form


Seminar - December 13-14, 2018

Includes materials, breaks and lunches.
IAAO Member (received by November 1) - $500
Non-Member (received by November 1) - $625

IAAO Member After Deadline or On-site - $550
Non-Member After Deadline or On-site - $700

Refund and Cancelation Policy:

Guarantees for food service, printing, and space rental cannot be changed by IAAO at the last moment. For this reason we must adhere to strict guidelines. Requests for refunds will be honored, less a $100 processing fee, only if the request is received in writing by IAAO no later than November 20th. No refunds will be made after November 20th. No refunds are given for no-shows.

Send your cancelation notice to Rachel Mense by e-mail at, by mail to IAAO, 314 W. 10th St., Kansas City, MO 64105 or by FAX to 816-701-8169. By registering for this event, you agree to abide by the refund and cancelation policy.

Hotel - Intercontinental Chicago Magnificent Mile

Chicago is host to the 39th Annual IAAO Legal Seminar and the seminar will take place at the Intercontinental Chicago Magnificent Mile, located on North Michigan Avenue in the heart of Chicago.

The room rate for attendees is $149 per night. Please note that the special IAAO room rate is offered on a first-come, first-served space availability basis only until Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at midnight CST. To reserve a room you may call 800-628-2112 (312-994-4100 for international calls) for reservations. Individuals should identify themselves as part of Group Block "2018—39th Annual Legal Seminar" or by using the Group Code L19  to receive the discounted rate. The hotel cut-off date is November 20, 2018.

Reserve A Hotel Room


Chicago O’Hare Airport (ORD)

Distance from hotel: 18 miles
Drive time: 60 minutes

Midway Airport (MDW)

Distance from hotel: 13 miles

Taxi Service

From O’Hare: Approximately 60-minute drive time, fare is approximately $40.

From Midway: approximately 30-minute drive time, fare is approximately $30.

The “L” Train

From O’Hare: Board the Blue Line from inside the airport terminal. The trip downtown is about 45 minutes. Trains run 24 hours. Exit at Clark/Lake Station (12 blocks from hotel), take the elevator to street level and take a cab to hotel. Train fare is $5.00 one way per adult.

From Midway: Board the Orange Line outside the airport terminal. The trip downtown is about 20 minutes. Trains run every 20 minutes from 4:00 am to 1:00 am daily. Exit at State/Lake Station (11 blocks from hotel), take the elevator to street level and take a cab to hotel. Train fare is $2.50 one way per adult.

Shuttle Service

Go Airport Express is the preferred shuttle service. Book Reservations at 888-284-3826 or online at 

From O’Hare: Airport Shuttle Service leaves O’Hare airport for downtown Chicago hotels and businesses every 10 to 15 minutes from each terminal. You do not need a reservation if you are leaving O’Hare for downtown. Reservations are required if you are traveling to the airport.  Fare is $35 per person.

From Midway:  Airport  Shuttle Service departs  Midway Airport going to all hotels in downtown Chicago approximately every 15 minutes. Fare is $28 per person.