2018 FARB Regulatory Law Seminar - Portland, OR


Welcome to the 2018 FARB RLS Registration Page!

The 2018 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.

Updated Format

The 2018 FARB RLS has a NEW schedule.  The meeting schedule will still include the optional Thursday evening session and full-day schedule on Friday, but now has a full-day of sessions on Saturday instead of the typical half-day Saturday/Sunday sessions. We hope that this new meeting format will allow you for more return flight options on Sunday, September 30.  We look forward to your feedback as we try out this new format for the 2018 RLS.

2018 FARB RLS Agenda & Topics

The FARB RLS 2018 will include relevant, interactive programming and current topics of interest to Assistant Attorneys General, regulatory attorneys, and board members and staff of regulatory boards.

Thursday, September 27, 2018- 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Early Registration

Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 4:00 pm – 6:15 pm ~ OPTIONAL SESSION

Ethics in an Administrative Law Setting 

Friday, September 28, 2018 - 8:45 am - 5:30 pm

Session Topics:
Oregon Attorney General
Conflict of Interest: The Nevada Story
Scope of Practice vs. Standard of Care
Conflict of Laws

Sovereign Immunity
Board Appointment & Removal
Board Certification

Confidentiality of Applicant Information

Friday, September 28, 2018, 2018 - 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

FARB Reception

Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 8:30 am - 5:15 pm

Session Topics:
Chevron Deference
Due Process
Administrative Procedure Act: Here Comes the Judge
Potential Liability of Board Members
FTC Hour
New Legislation
Regulation in the News

Saturday, September 29, 2018, 2018 - 5:15 pm


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

In addition, participants will engage in small group interactions to allow for more intimate discussions of current topics.  As a reminder, the FARB RLS 2018 will be a two-day event ending on Saturday late afternoon with generally the same hours of instruction as previous FARB events.  This two-day timetable is based upon the west coast location and is intended to allow participants to travel on a more flexible schedule.  We look forward to input from participants as to this new two-day format.  Of course, participants are encouraged to arrive early or stay late and visit the beautiful sites of Portland and its surrounding regions.

Featured Speaker

FARB is pleased to announce that Oregon's Attorney General Ellen F. Rosenblum will provide remarks on the regulatory community through the eyes of the Office of Attorney General at the 2018 FARB RLS.

Attorney General Rosenblum is a former federal prosecutor and state trial and appellate judge, Ellen Rosenblum was first elected to a four-year term as Oregon's 17th Attorney General in November, 2012 and was re-elected to a second term November 8, 2016. She is the first woman to serve as Oregon Attorney General. Her priorities include consumer protection and civil rights – advocating for and protecting Oregon's children, seniors, immigrants and crime victims and those saddled with education-related debt. She is committed to assisting district attorneys and local law enforcement in prosecuting elder abuse and complex crimes and has made crimes against children as well as consumer internet privacy high priorities.

Attorney General Rosenblum has been active in local and national organizations of lawyers, judges and attorneys general. She has served on the Executive Committee of the National Association of Attorneys General and she is the immediate past Chair of the Conference of Western Attorneys General. She has served as Secretary of the American Bar Association and is the Chair of the ABA Section of State & Local Government Law. She co-founded the section’s Attorneys General and Department of Justice Issues Committee (AGDJ).

Ethics Training

This interactive session titled “Ethics in an Administrative Law Setting” is designed as a primer on legal ethics for regulatory attorneys. This course includes an analysis of the Rules of Professional Conduct as they relate to the government attorney or the attorney who represents a government agency. Likewise, the content focuses on court 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.

CONTINUING EDUCATION: FARB is an approved Illinois Minimum Continuing Legal Education (CLE) course provider.  We anticipate attendees will earn 12 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.

Meeting Materials

Prior to the conference, all attendees will receive an email with instructions on how to access the meeting materials online.  The meeting website with the materials will be accessible during the conference via Wi-Fi.

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


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 breakfast and lunch on Friday and Saturday 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.

Cancellation Policy:
Notification of cancellation MUST be made in writing and sent to FARB via U.S. mail, e-mail (FARB@FARB.org ), or fax.
If a cancellation is received in writing on or before Friday, September 14, 2018, FARB will:

1. Refund the paid registration fee less a $50 processing charge

2. Charge the registrant a $50 processing charge if the registration fee has not been paid

Any registrants cancelling after Friday, September 14, 2018, will be charged the full registration fee but will receive access to all meeting materials.


FARB has reserved a block of rooms at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront 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 5, 2018, 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 Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront directly:

Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront
1401 SW Naito Pkwy
Portland, OR 97201
Reservations: 503-226-7600
Click Here to make your reservation online 

Please refer to the FARB group when making your reservations to ensure you get the reduced room rate of $209.00 per night plus tax.


Attendees are responsible for securing their own transportation to/from the airport. MAX Red Line light rail service connects Portland International Airport to downtown Portland. The trip to/from downtown Portland takes about 38 minutes and costs $2.50. Please visit http://www.flypdx.com/PDX for more ground transportation options.

9/27/2018 - 9/29/2018
Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront Portland, OR 97201

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