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Local Government Section MCLE Meeting - The Evolution of Reed v. Town of Gilbert
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When: Thursday, April 25, 2019
Where: DuPage Judicial Center
505 N. County Farm Road
Attorney Resource Center
Wheaton, Illinois  60187
United States
Presenter: Jim Knippen & Sarah Kallas of Walsh, Knippen & Cetina
Contact: Ann Martin

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Local Government Section MCLE Meeting


Speakers: Jim Knippen & Sarah Kallas of Walsh, Knippen & Cetina

Title of Presentation: The Evolution of Reed v. Town of Gilbert: Stare Decisis as an Explosive Device


Topic: Jim & Sarah will revisit the Supreme Court's ruling in Reed v. Town of Gilbert, 135 S. Ct. 2218 (2015) and its evolving impact on other First Amendment doctrines and various types of ordinances affecting First Amendment rights. The program will also discuss the treatment of commercial versus non-commercial speech and the developing area of "government speech". 


What You Will Learn By Attending This Presentation:


1. Attendees will have the opportunity to develop a more comprehensive understanding of the First Amendment principles articulated in Reed v. The Town of Gilbert, Arizona, a seminal case.  


2. Attendees will learn how Reed's ruling does or does not apply to pre-existing First Amendment jurisprudence.   


3. Attendees will participate in a discussion of strategies directed at controlling the underlying issues further defining content neutral speech; and municipal control without violating First Amendment precedents.  


Time: 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Attorney Resource Center
Credits: 1 Credit MCLE






Questions? Please contact staff liaison, Ann Martin, at or 630-653-7779.

Lunch will be provided to those who register in advance.


Only DCBA members will qualify for MCLE credit.


Handouts will be distributed prior to the meeting.


If you register and are unable to attend, please contact the DCBA office at 630-653-7779 so we can cancel your registration.

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