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Distinguished Law and Public Sector Professionals to Speak at RPLG’s Fifth-annual Public Law Fellowship Program

Renne Public Law Group (RPLG) is excited to kick off its fifth-annual Public Law Fellowship Program. The cohort will soon immerse themselves in public law thought leadership and learning, with a stellar lineup of public sector and legal professionals. Over two weeks, the Fellowship’s panelists and presenters will address topical issues and challenges facing California communities, local governments and law practice.

2024-05-29T12:49:26-07:00April 17th, 2024|

RPLG Of Counsel Jim Ross to Attend County Counsels’ 2024 Civil Law and Litigation Conference

Renne Public Law Group (RPLG) Of Counsel Jim Ross is attending the 2024 County Counsels’ Association of California’s Civil Law and Litigation Conference, April 11 – 12 in Monterey. At the conference, public attorneys who provide legal advice and representation to California's 58 counties and other units of local government will discuss recent developments in civil law and litigation and share best practices and strategies to improve service to their communities.

2024-04-12T13:46:56-07:00April 11th, 2024|

RPLG Founding Partner Jon Holtzman, RPMG Executive Director Nelson Fialho and RPMG Consultant June Catalano to Present at League of California Cities City Managers Conference

Renne Public Law Group (RPLG), Renne Public Management Group (RPMG) and Renne Public Policy Group (RPPG) will present two sessions on the second day of the League of California Cities City Managers Conference in Hollywood, February 8. The annual conference brings together hundreds of city managers to further their professional development, discuss timely issues and learn about new resources, services and technologies to take back to their cities.

2024-01-30T12:59:40-08:00January 30th, 2024|

Steve Cikes, Experienced Litigator, Elevated to RPLG Partner

Renne Public Law Group (RPLG) congratulations Steve Cikes on his promotion to partner as of January 1. Steve, who joined the firm in 2019, previously worked with Founding Partners Louise Renne and Jon Holtzman—who he credits as having been his mentors throughout his career—at Renne Sloan Holtzman Sakai from 2005 to 2018. At RPLG, he primarily represents and advises public agencies on labor, employment and government law matters. He also represents the firm’s clients in affirmative, public interest litigation.

2024-01-02T17:43:37-08:00January 2nd, 2024|

Renne Public Management Group’s Debra Gill Receives Madge M. Blakey Award Of Excellence at CALPELRA 2023 Annual Conference

During the 2023 Annual California Public Employers Labor Relations Association (CALPELRA) Conference, Renne Public Management Group (RPMG) Consultant Debra Gill received the Madge M. Blakey Award of Excellence, which commends individuals for their exceptional contribution to the organization. CALPELRA provides training and professional development for California public sector labor and employment professionals.

2023-12-11T10:24:24-08:00December 11th, 2023|

California Supreme Court Clarifies Scope of California Voting Rights Act

The 2001 California Voting Rights Act (“CVRA”) made it easier for minority groups to prove that local electoral systems undermine their voting power. Appellate courts have adopted different interpretations of what constitutes minority vote dilution. In Pico Neighborhood Ass’n v. City of Santa Monica (Aug. 24, 2023), the California Supreme Court found that vote dilution under the CVRA requires more than racially polarized voting.

2023-09-28T14:40:04-07:00September 28th, 2023|
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