2017 FARB Regulatory Law Seminar - Savannah, GA


Welcome to the 2017 FARB RLS Registration Page!

The 2017 FARB Regulatory Law Seminar (RLS) will bring together leading experts and attorneys from across the country to discuss the latest trends in the licensing of professionals. This first-class educational program delivers the tools and information needed to ensure the efficient and effective operation of state regulatory boards. Designed for assistant attorneys general and board attorneys, the RLS will cover topics related to administrative law and representing regulatory boards. The popular two hour optional Thursday evening Professional Responsibility (Ethics) Training will return. The RLS is always interactive and will provide an unparalleled opportunity to network with members of the regulatory community across jurisdictions and professions. As always, throughout the conference, relevant Top Regulatory Cases, videos and news stories will be presented.

Tara Koslov, Acting Director of the Office of Public Policy of the Federal Trade Commission to present at 25th Annual FARB RLS

FARB is pleased to announce that Tara Koslov, Acting Director of the Office of Public Policy of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), will be speaking at the 2017 RLS. FARB has allocated ample time for Ms. Koslov’s remarks and an opportunity for questions and answers. FARB is excited about the opportunity to hear from the FTC and engage in discussions about the regulatory climate and the role of the federal government and the FTC in these evolving times.

2017 FARB RLS Agenda

Thursday, October 5, 2017- 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Early Registration

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 4:00 pm – 6:15 pm ~ OPTIONAL SESSION

Ethics in an Administrative Law Setting
This interactive session entitled “Ethics in an Administrative Law Setting” is designed as a primer on legal ethics for regulatory attorneys. This course will include an analysis of Rules of Professional Conduct as they relate to the government attorney or the attorney who represents a government agency. Likewise, the session will focus on cases involving the Rules of Professional Conduct as they relate to legal ethics for the government attorney and the duties of those attorneys to the judicial system, the public, clients, and other attorneys

Friday, October 6, 2017 - 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Session Topics:
Political Perspectives and the Regulatory Climate 
Investigations: Advancements in and use of Technology
Refusal to Comply: Administrative Inspections and Audits and the Fourth and Fifth Amendments
What Are “Minutes”: Legal Issues to Memorializing and Publicizing Board Meeting Minutes and Other Records
Injunctive Relief:  A Roadmap to Judicial Enforcement of Unlicensed Practice
Open Records:  What if a Denial is Not a Denial  
Adverse Actions:  What is Relevant?
Top Recent Regulatory Cases Relevant to Day 1

Friday, October 6, 2017 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
FARB Reception

Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Session Topics:
Delegation of Authority:  Legal Issues to Public-Private Sector Relationships
Post Licensure Examination Score Invalidation: Legal Options for a Board?
Overlapping Scopes of Practice: Embrace the Relevant Antitrust Elephant in the Room
Top Recent Regulatory Cases Relevant to Day 2

Sunday, October 8, 2017 - 8:30 am - 11:30 am

Session Topics:
New Legislation Affecting the Regulatory Community
Sunset Review:  An Overview from the Sunset Commission Perspective
Separation (or Co-Mingling) of Powers:  The Authority of the Executive and Legislative Branches of Government
Regulation In The News with a Splash of Top Regulatory Cases

For a complete agenda and detailed conference information, download our conference brochure.

CONTINUING EDUCATION: FARB is an approved Illinois Minimum Continuing Legal Education (CLE) course provider.  We anticipate attendees will earn 12.5 CLE credit hours at the RLS.  Attendees can anticipate an additional 2 hours of Professional Responsibility (Ethics) CLE credit if attending the optional Thursday evening Ethics course. Other professions may be able to use FARB courses as continuing education.  Attendees must submit required information to their appropriate jurisdictions as necessary.


Registration fee for the Thursday Professional Responsibility (Ethics) session is $215.00 and includes beverages and light snacks.  Registration fee for the RLS is $800.00 for members and $900.00 for non-members and includes daily breakfast, lunch on Friday, and a reception Friday evening.

Please forward the registration fee to FARB as soon as possible. If the fee is not available at the time of registration, it may be sent later or paid upon arrival at the conference.


FARB has reserved a block of rooms at the Hyatt Regency Savannah specifically for RLS attendees. Please make your reservations early, as only a limited number of hotel rooms will be available until the cut-off date of Wednesday, September 13, 2017, or until the group block is sold out, whichever comes first. Hotel reservations made after this date are subject to availability and rate increase.

Attendees are responsible for securing their own hotel reservations.  Reservations may be made by contacting the Hyatt Regency Savannah directly:

Hyatt Regency Savannah
2 W Bay St
Savannah, GA 31401
Reservations: 1-888-421-1442

Make your reservations online by clicking here.

Please refer to the FARB group when making your reservations to ensure you get the reduced room rate of $219.00 per night plus tax.


Attendees are responsible for securing their own shuttle reservations. K-Shuttle is offering a discounted fare. Click here to make your reservation.

Trolley Tour

Sit back and relax with Old Town Trolley Tours® of Savannah. Conductors share the history, sights, and charming city squares on a private, comprehensive, 90-minute tour of Georgia’s First City. Old Town Trolley Tours® of Savannah offers visitors a first glance at life in an enchanting and alluring Southern town. The trolley tour will be Saturday afternoon, October 7, 2017. Tickets at the reduced rate of $28 dollars are available until September 22, 2017. Click here to purchase the trolley tour.

Please note:  You must be logged in to register or purchase a trolley tour ticket. If you are registering someone else you must be logged into the attendee's account. Please contact FARB if you need assistance with your FARB account.

10/5/2017 - 10/8/2017

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