National Conference of Regulatory Attorneys (NCRA)

December 13, 2013

Thank you for being a part of the 2014 National Conference of Regulatory Attorneys! Please see below for information on continuing education credits, links to this year's speaker bios and presentations, and check back for more info on next year's event!

2015 National Conference of Regulatory Attorneys

When:            Sunday, June 14, 2015, to Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Where:           Park City, Utah

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CLE credit information

The 2014 NCRA conference was approved for 15.25 CLE credits by the Ohio Supreme Court, plus 2.00 CLE of professionalism. If you need any additional information for reporting credits, please do not hesitate to contact us at Additionally, as announced at the conference by Jan Beecher, attendance at the NCRA may be applied toward a Certificate of Continuing Regulatory Education (CCRE) from the Institute of Public Utilities at Michigan State University. Visit the IPU website for more information, and download an application form here.

2014 NCRA daily schedule



  • Angela Hawkins  Bio
  • Thomas W. Johnson  Bio
  • Jordan White  Bio

Session I - The Open Internet and State/FCC Authority Over Broadband

Session II - Shale Development: Growth Issues

Session III - The Thinking and Unthinking Mind

Session IV - What Price Reliability?

Session V - Water and More - A Retrospective on Pennsylvania's Act 11

Session VI - Is the Smart Grid Worth the Costs to Consumers?


Session VII - Are States Being Heard by Their RTOs?

Session VIII - Energy Markest and Energy Forecasts: Natural Gas, Electric, Coal, and Propane

Session IX - Critical Infrastructure Protection 101: A Primer for State Regulatory Attorneys

Session X - Theoretical Underpinnings of the Regulatory Compact


Session XI - Mixed Issues Panel and Dialogue

  • Angela Hawkins, Co-Moderator  Bio
  • Jon Tauber, Co-Moderator  Bio
  • Topic 1: Universal Service Fund Reform
  • Topic 2: Railroad Safety and Control Regulations
  • Topic 3: The West Virginia Elk River Chemical Leak and Water Safety
  • Topic 4: Winter 2013-2014 Gas and Electric Operations and Market Performance

Session XII - Washington Report

  • James Bradford Ramsay  Bio

Session XIII - June Dogood Finds Her Way - An Ethics Saga

Session XIV - Telecommunications Issues: What's New and Evolving in the Relationship Between the FCC and the States

  • Cheryl Walker Davis, Co-Moderator  Bio
  • John Evans, Co-Moderator  Bio
  • Joseph Witmer  Bio
  • Labros Pilalis  Bio
  • Dr. Robert Loube  Bio

Session XV - Go Forth and Regulate!

2014 NCRA Agenda

2014 NCRA Speaker Biographies

About the National Conference of Regulatory Attorneys

The NCRA was created to provide educational opportunities specifically tailored to government regulatory attorneys, with a focus on state regulatory issues. The NCRA conference covers a wide variety of regulatory topics, including electricity, gas, water, telecommunications, federal regulations and ethics.  NCRA also works to keep participants informed about recent developments and trends in public utilities regulation. The conference seeks to provide a balanced opportunity for debate and discussion of legal regulatory issues.

Conferences are held annually, typically in June, and are organized by the members of the National Association of Regulatory Utilities Commissioners (NARUC) Subcommittee on Law, with a designated host state planning the conference.

Who can attend?

The NCRA’s annual conference is open to all regulatory attorneys having statutory responsibility for working with or appearing before State or Federal regulatory agencies.

When was the NCRA created?

The NCRA was created in 1977 by a resolution of the Subcommittee on Law and officially adopted by NARUC at the 89th Annual Convention.