The SLLC files amicus curiae briefs in support of States and local governments in the U.S. Supreme Court, conducts moot courts for attorneys arguing before the Supreme Court, and provides other assistance to States and local governments in connection with Supreme Court litigation. Since 1983 the SLLC has filed over 300 amicus briefs in the Supreme Court.
The Big Seven national organizations representing state and local elected and appointed officials are members of the SLLC. Members include: the Council of State Governments, the International City/County Management Association, the National Governors Association, the National Association of Counties, the National Conference of State Legislatures, the National League of Cities, and the United States Conference of Mayors.
Bill Pound, Executive Director of the National Conference of State Legislatures, is the current SLLC Board Chair.
The Staff Advisory Council, made up of representatives of members and associate members, recommends and votes on participation in cases and provides guidance and support to the Executive Director on programmatic and management matters.
National Conference of State Legislatures
Susan Parnas Frederick – firstname.lastname@example.org
Council of State Governments
Andy Karellas – email@example.com
John Mountjoy – firstname.lastname@example.org
National League of Cities
Carolyn Coleman – Coleman@nlc.org
National Association of Counties
Michael Belarmino – email@example.com
International City/County Management Association
Elizabeth Kellar – ekellar@ICMA.org
U.S. Conference of Mayors
Larry Jones – firstname.lastname@example.org
International Municipal Lawyers Association
Chuck Thompson – email@example.com
Goverment Finance Officers Association
Barrie Tabin Berger – firstname.lastname@example.org
Lisa Soronen is the Executive Director of the SLLC. Prior to joining the SLLC, Lisa worked for the National School Boards Association, the Wisconsin Association of School Boards, and clerked for the Wisconsin Court of Appeals. She earned her J.D. at the University of Wisconsin Law School and is a graduate of Central Michigan University.
Contact Lisa at email@example.com or (202) 434 – 4845.