Environmental Law Section

  • Welcome to the Environmental Law Section
    Welcome to the Environmental Law Section The purpose of this Section is to bring together members of the New York State Bar Association who are interested in environmental law for furtherance of the public interest in an effective and fair legal framework for protection of the human and natural environment.
  • Upcoming Events
    • Environmental Law Section Fall Meeting

      SEPTEMBER 19-21, 2014

      Join the New York State Bar Association’s Environmental Law Section at their Fall meeting at The Otesaga in Cooperstown, NY.  Another great CLE program is being planned for this event along with some social activities which will give you the opportunity to network with your colleagues.

      To view/download program agenda.

      To view/download meeting registration form.

      To view/download Special Young Lawyers meeting registration form.

      You can book your guest room now by calling the Otesaga at 607-544-2502 and indicate you are with the New York State Bar Association group. The deadline to reserve your room at The Otesaga is Friday, August 15th.  

      To view/download hotel reservation form

      In addition to the list of things to do in Cooperstown on the program brochure view/download More Things To Do In Cooperstown

    • Emerging Issues in Environmental Insurance 2014


      Program Description:
      The current emphasis on enforcement of stringent federal, state and local environmental laws and regulations has resulted in increasing environmental risk and loss exposure. In response, environmental insurance products have evolved to help address these risks. This program examines critical aspects of environmental insurance and provides valuable information on using environmental insurance as a risk management tool.
      Leaders of key environmental insurance companies will provide an environmental insurance market update and discuss current coverage issues and claim trends. Sessions will address emerging legal liability and evolving coverages and will feature practical tips from environmental insurance experts. Lessons learned will also be presented to help practitioners maximize available environmental coverage and minimize disputes with carriers.

    • Save the Date - NYSBA Annual Meeting January 26-31, 2015

      NYSBA Annual Meeting is scheduled for January 26 31, 2015

      New York Hilton Midtown
      1335 Avenue of the Americas
      New York City

      Environmental Law Section activities will be held Thursday evening and Friday (January 29 30, 2015).  Additional information will be available closer to the meeting.

  • Envirosphere- Blog

    About Envirosphere

    Welcome to Envirosphere, the blog created and managed by the Environmental Law Section of the New York State Bar Association. The Section’s membership is extremely varied, as it includes attorneys from the public and private sectors, environmental organizations, and academia.

    Envirosphere is intended to provide timely notice of legal events affecting environmental lawyers from all of these varied sectors. These legal events include recent cases, new regulations, new government policies, and general news of interest on the environmental front.

    To view Envirosphere, click here.

  • The New York Environmental Lawyer

    The New York Environmental Lawyer


    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. Edited by Miriam E. Villani, Esq., (Editor-in-Chief), Justin M. Birzon, Esq. (Issue Editor), Prof. Keith Hirokawa (Issue Editor), and Aaron Gershonowitz, Esq. (Issue Editor), The New York Environmental Lawyer is published by the Environmental Law Section and distributed to Section Members free of charge.

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