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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. 

Bill McBride, Executive Director of the National Governors Association 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.




Kevin Kraushaar

National Governors Association


Rachel Mackey

National Association of Counties


Elizabeth Kellar

International City/County Management Association

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Susan Parnas Frederick 

National Conference of State Legislatures

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Stephanie Martinez-Ruckman

National League of Cities


Amanda Karras

International Municipal Lawyers  Association

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Jason Moseley

Council of State Governments 


Larry Jones

US Conference of Mayors 


Mike Belarmino

Government Finance Officers Association


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 or (202) 434-4845

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