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The State and Local Legal Center 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 is a resource to states and local governments on the Supreme Court. Since 1983 the SLLC has filed about 400 amicus briefs in the Supreme Court.

This one-page flyer describes the purpose, importance, and membership of the SLLC. This two-page flyer discusses the impact of the SLLC over the last 10 years.  

The Big Seven national organizations representing state and local elected and appointed officials are members of the SLLC. Members include: the National Governors Association, the National Conference of State Legislatures, the Council of State Governments, the National Association of Counties, the National League of Cities, the United States Conference of Mayors, and the International City/County Management Association

The International Municipal Lawyers Association and the Government Finance Officers Association are associate members of the SLLC. 

Clarence Anthony, Executive Director of the National League of Cities, is the current SLLC Board Chair.

The Staff Advisory Council, made up of representatives of SLLC members and associate members votes on participation in cases.

 

ADVISORY COUNCIL

Stephen Parker

National Governors Association

Daria Daniel

National Association of Counties

Elizabeth Kellar

International City/County Management Association

Susan Parnas Frederick 

National Conference of State Legislatures

Stephanie Martinez-Ruckman

National League of Cities

Amanda Kellar

International Municipal Lawyers  Association

Jason Moseley

Council of State Governments 

Larry Jones

US Conference of Mayors 

Mike Belarmino

Government Finance Officers Association

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Lisa Soronen

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 lsoronen@sso.org or (202) 434-4845

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