35th Annual Airport Law Workshop

General Information

Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell LLP, in cooperation with the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) and the International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA), is pleased to present the Annual Airport Law Workshop.

The format and content of the conference is all new this year.

Now in its 35th year, the Workshop has long been regarded as the premier conference for both new and experienced lawyers (and those who need to understand airport law) to learn from experts the fundamental legal principles that underlie virtually all aspects of airport operations and development. This workshop is the only conference that combines a thorough review of the basics of airport law with an update on recent legal developments. Conducted in an interactive classroom format, the instructors are government attorneys from DOT, FAA, and TSA, as well as seasoned practitioners with decades of experience and in-depth understanding of the federal laws, regulations, and policies that govern public-use airports. Continuing legal education credits can be sought in most states.

The format of this year’s conference differs somewhat from prior conferences, to make it more accessible to both experienced and relatively new practitioners. Based upon feedback from prior conferences, this year’s conference has concurrent sessions for basic legal issues and hot topics for participants who already understand the basics. This will make it easier for participants to select the sessions based upon their own personal knowledge of the issues.

The Workshop is taught in plain English and is not limited to lawyers. While more than half of the attendees are lawyers, participants always include those involved in airport administration, operations, planning, finance, property, environmental management, or security. Senior airport managers and commissioners or board members attend as well. Attendees often have commented that the networking opportunities are one of the most valuable elements of the conference, and this year’s conference incorporates more opportunities for participants to learn from each other.

One of the most valuable benefits of the workshop is that all attendees receive the Airport Law Desk Reference – a comprehensive, user-friendly resource book that is annually updated for this conference. Past attendees have reported that this book is kept as a well-used reference on their desks.

The workshop is one of a kind. Don't miss your chance to attend and take advantage of this opportunity to gain valuable insight and information that you can put to use immediately. All participants will receive the Airport Law Desk Reference to take home.