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September 2019

Webinar Replay: 2018 Environmental Law Conference at Yosemite: Drill, Baby, Drill

September 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

This program offers 1.5 participatory MCLE credit. You must register in advance to participate. In January 2018, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke and the Trump Administration announced a plan to allow offshore drilling along the entirety of the Pacific coast, along with the Atlantic and Gulf coasts, and in the waters off Alaska. Shortly thereafter, the Administration took steps to exempt the Florida coast from the leasing plan—but federal waters along the entire West Coast will remain open to…

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Webinar: The Future of California’s State Housing Mandates – Discussion With Outgoing Director Ben Metcalf, California Department of Housing and Community Development

September 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

In response to the housing shortage, California has been strengthening the state-mandated housing allocations for regions to assign to local governments. The state now requires streamlined local approval for housing projects in jurisdictions that are not producing enough housing, ties transportation funding to compliance, and is now suing some local governments for inaction. Join outgoing California Department of Housing and Community Development director Ben Metcalf to discuss this process and where policy may go from here.

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Webinar Replay: 2017 Environmental Law Conference at Yosemite: Respecting California Native Tribes as Sovereign Nations

September 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

This program offers 1.5 participatory MCLE credit; 1 Elimination of Bias. You must register in advance to participate. Certain environmental laws explicitly provide for government-to-government consultation between California’s Native Nations and local, state and federal agencies, but what does “consultation” mean? And what role does cultural bias play in the failure to recognize tribal governments as governments? This panel will describe tribal sovereignty, explore the unbreakable link between tribal sovereignty and the government-to-government concept, and describe the respect tribal leaders…

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October 2019

Webinar Replay: 2018 Environmental Law Conference at Yosemite: Common Law Lawsuits by Municipalities in The Name of Climate Change

October 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

This program offers 1.5 participatory MCLE credit. You must register in advance to participate. Is Climate Change the next Big Tobacco? A wave of lawsuits in California seeks to hold fossil fuel companies accountable for their contribution to climate change. In 2017, the Counties of San Mateo, Marin, and Santa Cruz, and the Cities of San Francisco, Oakland, Imperial Beach, and Santa Cruz filed complaints against more than three dozen fossil fuel companies under theories including public nuisance, private nuisance,…

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2019 Annual Meeting

October 10 - October 12
Monterey Conference Center, Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay, Two Portola Plaza
Monterey, CA 93940 United States

The California Lawyers Association will be hosting its 2nd Annual Meeting on October 10th through the 12th, 2019 at Monterey Conference Center, Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay, Two Portola Plaza Monterey, CA 93940.

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2019 Environmental Law Conference at Yosemite

October 17 - October 20
Tenaya Lodge, 1122 CA-41
Fish Camp, California
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The Environmental Law Conference at Yosemite® is nationally recognized as the largest and most prestigious gathering in California of leaders in environmental, land use and natural resources law. We hope you will join us and many of our nation’s top environmental officials, lawyers and other professionals in the spectacular setting of Yosemite.

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