Join us for the Eighth Annual Public Law Conference, on
Thursday, June 11, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the MBA in Boston. The
conference will focus on Democracy in Action. Conference highlights
- What's New at the State House?
A question and answer session with Gov. Baker's Chief
Legal Counsel Lon Povich
- Article 48 of the Massachusetts Constitution:
A look at the legal mechanics, jurisprudence and salient issues
regarding initiative petitions. This panel discussion will examine
some of the policy implications of "legislation by referendum" and
Massachusetts' recent experience with referendums, in addition to
the legal issues raised.
- Public Protests and Demonstrations
A discussion of practical and legal steps community
representatives can take to balance public order and safety with
the protection of rights of free speech and assembly.
Breakfast and lunch included.