California Lawyers Association

Environmental Law Section

Updates and events from the Environmental Law Section

In this eye-opening book, the lawyer who with his students fought and won the first Endangered Species Act case to be adjudicated before the Supreme Court – known officially as Tennessee Valley Authority v. Hill – tells the fascinating story behind one of the nation’s most significant environmental law battles.  Read more
Mark Dubois, will reflect on the state of our environment and share thoughts on strengthening the environmental movement and the efforts that led to the California and Federal Wild and Scenic River Protection Acts. Eric Wesselman, Executive Director of the Friends of the River, will share the status of these water quality laws along with the recently passed Protecting America’s Wilderness Act. Read more
We invite our Environmental Law Section (ELS) members to stay connected and inspired through our new ELS Book Club. Our book selections below touch upon environmental law issues through a range of styles and topics. In this session, we will discuss Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring. Read more
Jennifer Novak, an environmental lawyer in Rancho Palos Verdes, had been missing the fellowship of her regular volunteer work, which was shut down during the shelter in place. So when she saw a Facebook post from a friend about helping with food delivery during the pandemic, she jumped on the opportunity. Read more
With sea level rise and the increased frequency of coastal flooding, threats to coastal residences, coastal infrastructure risks, beach erosion and beach loss, saltwater intrusion into coastal aquifers and compromised shoreline safety are increasingly apparent. This panel will cover threats to the coastline from climate change-induced sea level rise, mitigation efforts to address those impacts, financial challenges to mitigation and equity in mitigation conversations. Read more
Jared Blumenfeld, California Secretary for Environmental Protection and Wade Crowfoot, California Secretary for Natural Resources will share their insights on their vision and priorities for their respective agencies. Read more
Would you like to get involved with State Bar of California committees or with the Judicial Counsel’s Advisory Body? Learn more here. Read more
The Environmental Law Section is pleased to announce that it is now accepting nominations for the 2020 Award for Lifetime Contribution to the Field of Environmental Law, to be presented at the annual Yosemite conference in October. Read more
This is an application for the ELS Lifetime Achievement Award. Read more
Are you a member of the Environmental Law Section and interested in sharing career advice with law students? Read more

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