Environmental & Energy Law Section

Environmental & Energy Law Section

Environmental & Energy Law Section Legislative Forum and Luncheon

Thursday, June 13, 2019

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State Bar Center
One Elk Street | Albany, NY 12207

Climate Change:  Dealing with the Challenge through Laws and Lawmaking at the State and Local Level. 

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.- Legislative Forum Program
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lunch

Michael Gerrard, Director
Sabin Center for Climate Change Law
Columbia Law School

We are in an era where many States and even some local governments are trying to effect policy change to deal with climate change. Other states have taken the lead by making meeting climate change goals a part of their state statutory law. In New York, there are several State laws that could be enacted to deal with climate change and would require participation on the local level for implementation.  
The Legislative Forum brings together environmental leaders from the New York State Legislature and the Capital District, has an in-depth panel discussion with leading professionals, and includes a keynote speech for the Luncheon.

Detailed information will be available soon.
There is no charge to attend, however, preregistration is required.   

Register online below or email Kathy Plog.

Questions? Contact Lisa Bataille.

Mohonk Mountain House
1000 Mountain Rest Road
New Paltz, NY 12561

Early Guaranteed Hotel Reservation Deadline - March 18, 2019

Call Group Reservations at Mohonk (844-587-7481 prompts 1 and then 4), identify yourself as a New York State Bar Association “EELS” Fall Meeting attendee in September.  
Rooms are $200 per night plus tax for a single, $204. Plus tax for a double room. There is a 14 day cancellation policy prior to arrival with no penalty. 

Registration Fees:
$300 EELS/NYSBA Member Rate
$250 1st Time Attendee, EELS Member
$250 NYSBA Newly Admitted Attorney (5 years or less)
$400 Non-NYSBA  Member
$200 Spouse/Guest
$100 Children Registration (ages 12-18)
$50 Children Registration (ages 7-11)
No charge for children under 7

First-time attending the Environmental & Energy Law Section Fall Meeting?  
Enjoy a  discount on the attorney meeting registration fee. Pay only $250 for the whole weekend. You must be a member of NYSBA and the Environmental & Energy Law Section to take advantage of this special offer.
If you are not a member of NYSBA or the EEL Section you can become one by calling our Member Resource Center at 800.582.2452.  

Questions? Contact Lisa Bataille at lbataille@nysba.org 

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The Environmental and Energy Law Section of the New York State Bar Association has a new section blog on our online community. It is intended to provide timely notice of legal events affecting environmental lawyers in the public and private sectors, environmental organizations, and academia. These legal events include recent cases, new regulations, new government policies, and general news of interest on the environmental front. Section members are welcome to contribute. View our blogging policy here.

To view the archives of our former blog posts called “Envirosphere” from February 2009-August 2016, click here.


The New York Environmental Lawyer features peer-written substantive articles relating to the practice of environmental law on various topics, including climate change, brownsfields, pollution, air quality, wetlands and superfunds. Regular columns include  recent administrative and judicial cases, ethics issues, EPA and DEC updates and Section news. The New York Environmental Lawyer is published by the Environmental Law Section and distributed to Section Members free of charge.

To receive your issue of The New York Environmental Lawyer in an electronic format only, send an email to NYSBA's Member Resource Center at mrc@nysba.org.

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We are pleased to announce the launch of an Internet-based private online professional Community for the Environmental and Energy Law Section. We invite you to participate. Members of our Section run the gamut from law students and newly admitted attorneys who are just finding their way all the way to national and international experts in many categories of environmental law. We want all of you to share your experiences and your knowledge while also being free to ask questions of others in the Section and participating in the intellectual discourse we hope to generate. 

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