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Deadline for Nominations: April 16, 2018
The Environmental Law Section of the California Lawyers Association is pleased to announce that it is accepting nominations for the 2018 Award for Lifetime Contribution to the Field of Environmental Law. The Environmental Law Section established this award to recognize environmental lawyers who have contributed to the field of environmental law over a sustained period, achieved excellence in the practice of environmental law, and provided legal services with high ethics and collegiality. Click here for more details.
The Environmental Law Section of The California Lawyers Assocation is pleased to offer at least 25 tuition scholarships AND five (5) Michael H. Remy Scholarships which include tuition, transportation, and hotel accommodations, courtesy of Remy Moose Manley LLP. Click Here for the Application
Students, practitioners and other environmental law professionals are invited to apply. The Scholarship Committee will review all applications received by the deadline. Scholarships will be awarded based on the following considerations:
To apply for a 2016 Scholarship complete the Scholarship Application Form, attach a resume only, and send both by mail or email. Application and resume must be received by July 12, 2018. Note: we cannot confirm receipt of scholarship applications, and recommend that you include the “read receipt requested” option with an email filing. Mail: Environmental Law Section Yosemite Scholarship California Lawyers Association 180 Howard Street, Suite 410, San Francisco CA 94105 Email: Environmental@calawyers.org.
Successful applicants will be notified by email after August 20, 2018. For additional information please contact CLA Staff at (415) 795-7105. In early August, the 2018 Environmental Law Conference at Yosemite brochure will be posted on the website. Click Here for More Information
Congratulations to the winners of the 19th annual Student Environmental Negotiations Competition. The competition took place March 23, 2018 at UCLA. See the list of winners by clicking here.
Have you wondered what more your office can do to reduce energy and resource demands? Law offices in all sectors are taking steps to be more sustainable in their operations. Saving energy and resources not only supports sustainability goals, impressing clients and elevates employee morale. These efforts can also translate into significant cost savings for the operation.
If your firm or law office is working to become more sustainable, or wants to do so, in just three easy steps your law practice can sign onto the Eco-Pledge. Once it does, your organization can use the Eco-Pledge Logo on firm materials to demonstrate this commitment to sustainability.
Step 1: Review the Voluntary Lawyers Eco-Pledge and Model Law Office Sustainability Guidelines. These Guidelines include a list of specific means to conserve, reuse, recycle and reduce the use of supplies, energy and natural resources. The Guidelines cover a range of issues, including the following:
Step 2: Assign someone at the firm to take the lead on implementing the policy (as is feasible for the individual firm) and commit to educate employees about the policy.
Step 3: Take the Eco-Pledge! Fill out the simple one-page form and submit it to the Environmental Law Section.
The Eco-Pledge is voluntary and there are no inspections or compliance audits, but the simple act of putting someone at the firm in charge of the issue, educating employees about the measures that have been implemented, and revisiting the commitment annually will translate into increased sustainability of your operations in addition to cost savings to your firm.
The nearly 40 law firms that have already taken the Eco-Pledge are listed on our Section website. In addition, we will be providing special recognition at this year’s Environmental Law Conference at Yosemite to all the firms that have taken the Eco-Pledge and determined that sustainability is core to their business. We urge those offices that are interested in sustainability to sign up now and receive recognition at the Conference. You too can be green. Take the initiative and take the Eco-Pledge!
The Environmental Law Section is seeking applicants for its 2018 Summer Law Student Fellowship Program. The program places law students in summer environmental law internship positions at participating public interest organizations and governmental agencies. Students are also paired with a practicing environmental lawyer to provide mentoring and are invited to participate in other environmental law related activities over the summer. Law Student Fellows receive a stipend of $5,000 for an 8-10 week summer internship. Further details are provided below.
Did you know that the Section’s Webinars are available at low cost to view on line? Have you ever wanted CLE credit on topics that actually interest you? Was there a presentation you wanted to attend but just couldn’t make your schedule cooperate? If so, never fear! Almost 40 (and that number is growing) Environmental Law Section Webinars are available on line, including titles such as "CEQA 101 -- Learn the Basics!", "Beyond 2020: How Will California Meet its 2050 Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goals?" and many others. See Environmental Law Section Courses in the Online Catalog to find a program of interest to you.
Continuing Education of the Bar, California (CEB) is extending some special discount offers to our section. As a member of the Section, you're eligible for:
Information about the section dues rebate program can be found on the CEB Web site.
Environmental Law Section
California Lawyers Association
180 Howard Street, Suite 410
San Francisco, CA 94105-1639