Law Day event slated for today

JOHNSTOWN — Attorney Randy Elf will give the keynote address on “Separation of Powers and the Regulation of Political Speech” at the Fulton County Bar Association Law Day 2018 celebration at noon today at the Holiday Inn, 308 N. Comrie Ave.

The bar association will present the Liberty Bell Award to an individual recognizing dedicated service to the community.

Currently, there is an exploratory effort on Elf’s behalf concerning the state attorney general.

Elf lives in the Jamestown area, in Chautauqua County. He was valedictorian at Southwestern Central School. Afterward, he graduated with honors from Duke University. He was president of his law school class at Syracuse University.

Elf is a seasoned practitioner.

He was admitted to practice law in 1998.

He clerked for two federal judges; Brevard Hand of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama in Mobile and Alice Batchelder of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Medina, Ohio.

He has practiced both at the Federal Election Commission and privately.

Since 2010, no one in the country has had more experience briefing and conducting hearings on the constitutionality of political-speech law, according to a news release.

His 2016 law review article on the subject is at

His April 2018 court brief on the subject is at

For more information, call (518) 736-1946.

By Kerry Minor

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