HartingerRenne Public Law Group Founding Partner Arthur “Art” Hartinger has been awarded a second Amicus Service Award for his service to the International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA) Legal Advocacy program. IMLA recognizes lawyers’ active engagement in legal advocacy for and on behalf of local governments and exemplary work in protecting and advancing local government interests. Hartinger is being honored for authoring the League of California Cities’ amicus brief on behalf of the Boling v. Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) case.

Boling v. PERB impacted issues at the heart of the democratic process and the rights of citizens to petition their government for change. Also at stake were fundamental questions of freedom of speech for elected leaders. We were compelled, on behalf of cities across California and beyond to file this amicus brief to supplement the legal effort to combat PERB’s clear overreach,” stated Mr. Hartinger.

Mr. Hartinger will receive the Amicus Service Award at the IMLA Mid-Year Seminar in Washington, D.C., on April 20.

IMLA is a non-profit organization whose mission is to service local government lawyers and advance the interests of local government law locally, nationally and internationally. The Association champions the development of fair and realistic legal solutions and assists members on the vast and cutting-edge legal issues facing local government leaders today.