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Environmental Law Section

Updates and events from the Environmental Law Section

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
The Section’s Executive Committee was hard at work recently planning the 29th Annual Environmental Law Conference at Yosemite®, which will take place on October 15-18, 2020, at the Tenaya Lodge in Fish Camp, California. Read more
This webinar will capture new California environmental legislative, regulatory, and judicial developments and includes implications of the Wheeler US EPA. This webinar will capture the current state of US EPA policies, programs, and enforcement and evaluate the interplay with the California regulatory framework, EPA Region IX priorities, State Attorney General initiatives, and NGO-related citizen suits. Read more
Join us in-person or via live webcast! Earn 1.5 Hours MCLE Participatory Credit. Thursday, January 30, 202012 noon - 1:30 p.m. California Lawyers Association400 Capitol Mall, Suite 650 Sacramento, CA 95818 >> Live Webinar Registration>> In-Person Registration This webinar will capture new California environmental legislative, regulatory, and judicial developments and includes implications of the Wheeler US EPA. This webinar will capture the current state of US EPA policies, programs, and enforcement and evaluate the interplay with the California regulatory framework,… Read more
This webinar covers the fundamentals of traditional (section 1085) and administrative (section 1094.5) writs under the California Code of Civil Procedure, and provides examples of when and how to file writ of mandate petitions. The session also explores litigation strategies and best practices when bringing writ petitions, including important pre and post-filing considerations (e.g. exhaustion, augmenting the record, civil discovery, and notice requirements). Read more

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