Dear Fellow Members of the Community Economic Development Committee:
Welcome to the summer 2013 edition of the Community Economic Development Committee's newsletter. The Community Economic Development Committee is pleased
to provide a medium for our committee members to find useful legal tools and resources to assist your practices and to engage in conversations about
significant community economic development endeavors. In this edition, we are featuring an article on community
land trusts written by Barbara Corkrey, Senior Attorney in the Community Economic Development Unit of the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles. The article
examines how organizations use this community economic development tool to protect affordable housing in rural and urban communities in the United States.
We will also host a webinar on August 28, 2013 with Barbara Corkrey, who will further explore the use of community land trusts
as a community economic development tool. We will provide you with additional details concerning the webinar in the near future.
There is an important new publication for community economic development practitioners from the Forum of Affordable Housing and Community Development Law. The book is
entitled "Building Community Resilience Post-Disaster" and is co-edited by Dorcas R. Gilmore and Diane M. Standaert. This publication
examines equitable disaster recovery frameworks that provide opportunities in communities for affordable housing and strong local economies. Contributors
to the book include the General Counsel and staff of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and a variety of housing and community economic
development practitioners. If you are interested in purchasing a copy of the book, you may contact Dean Pappas, Director, Marketing Planning and Promotion,
321 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654, Phone: 312-988-6804, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope that you will be able to attend the American Bar Association Annual Meeting in San Francisco from August 8-11. The Community Economic Development
Committee is co-sponsoring a program with the Corporate Counsel Committee on Friday, August 9, 2013 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The program
is entitled "How Law Firms Can Better Serve Their Corporate Clients - and Get and Keep Their Business" and will discuss how law firms can
implement practices and procedures that build strong client relationships and increase law firms' revenues and profits while enhancing their corporate
clients' bottom line. We look forward to seeing you at the program.
If you are interested in writing an article for the next newsletter, presenting a webinar, becoming a director of an administrative committee or otherwise
becoming more involved in the Community Economic Development Committee, feel free to contact me.
We look forward to seeing you at the Annual Meeting!
Chair, Community Economic Development Committee