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Environmental Law


The Environmental Law Section furthers the knowledge of members in the fields of law affecting the environment and environmental regulatory law. Substantive areas and topics include: Air, litigation, energy, waste management, natural resources, water, land use, toxics and CEQA (California Environmental Quality Act).

The mission of the Environmental Law Section is to provide leadership in advancing the quality, breadth and availability of environmental law information and services. As an organization of environmental professionals, the Environmental Law Section will strive to present pollution and to conserve natural resources and support their sustainable use. The Section’s objectives are:

  • to provide high quality educational programs, legislative analysis and recommendations, and publications related to environmental issues
  • to serve Section members, the legal community, and the California public at large
  • to foster diversity in Section membership
  • to provide meaningful opportunities for members wishing to participate to Section activities

The Section provides educational opportunities throughout the year, including opportunities for online participatory MCLE credit and self-study MCLE credit.

The Environmental Law Section is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider.

MCLE Major Events and Programs

The Section sponsors the Environmental Law Conference at Yosemite every October and provides MCLE programs and social/networking opportunities. For information on opportunities for MCLE credit through online audio and video, or self-study credit through audiotapes, see Education.



For information about recent and pending legislation, see Bill Tracking for CLA Sections and Legislation on the Environmental Law Section’s site.


The Environmental Law Executive Committee encourages you to sign the Eco Pledge, and share it with your colleagues. For more information, see Sustainability.


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