California Lawyers Association

Environmental Law Section

Updates and events from the Environmental Law Section

In October 2022, ELS is thrilled to welcome section members, panelists and guests back to Yosemite for our iconic Annual Conference. The August Book Club will explore Yosemite National Park’s long and painful history, which cannot be separated from its scenic beauty. Read more
Of the more than 9,000 known PFAS compounds, 600 are currently used in countless products for their stain and water repellant properties, including firefighting foam, cookware, cosmetics, carpet treatments, clothes, and even dental floss. Scientists call PFASs “forever chemicals” because their chemistry keeps them from breaking down under typical environmental conditions. Read more
We invite our Environmental Law Section (ELS) members to stay connected and inspired through our new bi-monthly discussion series. Read more
On May 12, 2022, the Environmental Law Section of the California Lawyers Association will present its fourth Energy Law Conference. Held in Downtown Los Angeles at the main auditorium of the California Attorney General’s Office, this will be the Environmental Law Section’s first in-person event in more than two years! Read more
On behalf of the California Lawyer’s Association’s Environmental Law Section, we regret to inform you that due to an insufficient number of team registrations, we have had to make the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Student Environmental Law Negotiations Competition. We appreciate your students’ registration, and are very sorry to have to cancel this year’s event. We had been very much looking forward to resuming this competition, after COVID related cancellations in recent years. Read more
Join us to learn about how concepts become bills and bills become law in California. Additionally, the CLA Environmental Law Section (ELS) Legislation Committee serves as a resource to the California Legislature by reviewing environmental, land use, energy, and natural resources bills, offering constructive, non-partisan feedback focused on the legal and technical aspects of draft legislation. Read more
In 2022, the ELS Book Club is using a “Book Pairing” format and meeting every other month. Read more
Were you able to attend the virtual Yosemite Conference last month? Are you still feeling that amazing energy? Read more
The Environmental Law Section has been a great source of community for so many of us within our profession, and we invite you to join us in the coming year. Read more
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. Read more

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