Saturday, November 20, 2010

Jason Adkins "Unhappy Days for Milwaukee Entrepreneurs" December 2, 2010

Institute for Justice
 The Milwaukee Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society is pleased to announce the next upcoming luncheon will feature Jason Adkins of The Institute for Justice, on December 2, 2010 at Noon at the Milwaukee Athletic Club, 758 North Broadway.

Reservations may be made by printing and mailing this form with $20.00 ($15 for students, teachers, judges and clergy) to: Federalist Society, c/o Daniel Kelly, Suite 1700, 1000 North Water Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202, for receipt on or before November 30, 2010. Reservations may also be made by email. There will be a $25.00 charge at the door for those without reservations. Seating is limited. Refunds cannot be given to those who choose not to attend.

The Institute for Justice (IJ) is one of the nation’s leading legal advocates for the rights of small businesses and entrepreneurs against unreasonable government regulations.

To illustrate the difficulties entrepreneurs face, as well the types of cases IJ litigates, its attorneys have authored a series of eight reports chronicling the barriers and red tape local governments put in the way of aspiring business owners and entrepreneurs. One of the cities IJ profiles is Milwaukee, and Jason Adkins, the author of the report Unhappy Days for Milwaukee Entrepreneurs: Brew City Regulations Make it Hard for Business to Achieve the High Life, will discuss how the city makes life difficult for small businesses and why city leaders need to undergo a paradigm shift in how they think about the role of small businesses in the health of the Milwaukee region’s economy.

He will also discuss what courts can and should do to protect businesses from unreasonable and arbitrary regulations.

IJ’s city study reports have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Fox Business Channel, and the Milwaukee study has been discussed on the local op-ed pages and talk radio, such as in the Wisconsin Law Journal and on Midday with Charlie Sykes.

Jason Adkins is a staff attorney at the Institute for Justice Minnesota Chapter. He is a board member of the Federalist Society Minnesota Lawyers Division and a former law clerk for Chief Judge Edith H. Jones of the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.