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Legal Affairs Committee
The Legal Affairs Committee provides airport attorneys with a forum to share information about new developments in case law, statutes and regulations affecting airports; the Committee also monitors pending airport litigation. Through its steering group, recommendations are made to the ACI-NA Board and Executive Committee regarding requests that ACI-NA file "friend of the court" briefs at the appellate stage of cases in federal and state court, where those cases are likely to have significant implications for U.S. airports. The Committee reviews and edits draft briefs prior to filing.
In addition, the Committee drafts and edits comments filed in proceedings pending before administrative agencies of the federal government, and assists ACI-NA in informal discussions with those federal agencies. The Committee, through the ACI-NA staff, maintains for the use of its members, sample language for various airport legal documents, e.g., policies, RFP's, minimum standards, easements, etc. The Legal Affairs Committee also responds to requests from the ACI-NA Executive Committee, Board of Directors, and other ACI-NA departments for information regarding legal issues affecting airports, and provides speakers to other ACI-NA committees on a variety of airport legal issues.
Finally, the Committee plans two important conferences for its members, held in the spring and fall annually. These conferences update airport lawyers throughout North America on the most pressing legal, regulatory and litigation issues facing airports. Speakers ususally include private practitioners, airport attorneys and leading government regulatory officials from key agencies involved in airport and aviation issues.
State of the Industry “Opportunity in Collaboration: A Path for North America’s Airports” Remarks by Kevin M. BurkeOctober 5, 2015
September 30, 2015
October 16, 2014
April 7, 2014
October 4, 2015 - October 7, 2015 -
Long Beach, CA
Join ACI-NA in Long Beach, CA for the premier event that offers unparalleled education and networking opportunities for the leadership of North America's airports. The conference will allow attendees the chance to discover the latest trends in...
May 4, 2016 - May 7, 2016 -
ACI-NA will be bringing together airport legal professionals and consultants in New Orleans to identify and discuss the most pressing legal developments and issues associated with the industry. The event will include discussion panels, networking...
September 25, 2016 - September 28, 2016 -
The ACI-NA/World Conference and Exhibition is the premier event for aviation industry professionals. Come to this conference to partake in first class educational sessions with some of the best leaders in the industry. This is also a joint...
October 17, 2016 - October 20, 2016 -
Reconvene with your colleagues in airport safety and security, as well as officials from TSA, FAA and other regulators, to continue the conversation on the latest safety and security developments affecting U.S. and Canadian airports