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Interested in the practice of environmental law? Running into basic environmental issues in your field of law? The Environmental Law Section and the California Young Lawyers Association (CYLA) are excited to co-present this free series covering key practice areas within the environmental legal field. This series is geared toward law students, new lawyers, and even experienced attorneys interested in learning more about environmental law.

Participants will receive a “101” level introduction to the practice area from private, government, and non-profit lawyers. Each panel will include a high-level overview of the basic legal framework, real-life project examples, and a question-and-answer session for attendees to meet members practicing in the field.

Watch the 2022 Series

Hazardous Waste 101:
Speaker: Gary Lucks
Moderator: Marisa Choi
You can Download the Slides for your reference here:

Colorado River Law 101: August 3rd 2022 – Registration Coming Soon

Coastal Law 101: August 17, 2022- Registration Coming Soon

Careers in Environmental Law 101 – late September, date and time TBD

2021 Video Series

Navigating the Yosemite Conference

Program Materials (pdf)


  • Paige Samblanet
  • Nell Green Nylen
  • Kim Bick (moderator)

CEQA Law 101

Program Materials (pdf)


  • Mindy Jian
  • Nathan O. George,
  • Nicole Hoeksma Gordon
  • Paige Samblanet (moderator)

Air Quality 101

Program Materials (pdf)


  • Jessi Fierro
  • Byron Chan

Water Law 101

Program Materials (pdf)


  • Kaitlin S. Harr
  • Miles Hogan
  • Staley Prom
  • Christopher R. Guillen (moderator)

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