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
    • Emerging Issues in Environmental Insurance


      Emerging Issues in Environmental Insurance 2014

      Thursday, October 30, 2014
      Latham and Watkins LLP
      885 3rd Avenue
      New York, NY  10022

      4.5 MCLE Credits in Professional Practice
      This course has been approved for MCLE Credit in New York for experienced attorneys only.

      Program Co-Sponsors:
      Environmental Law Section
      Environmental Law Section Environmental Insurance Committee
      NYSBA Committee on Continuing Legal Education

      Registration Fees:
      NYSBA Members: $175
      NYSBA Environmental Law Section Members $148.75 (15% discount)
      Non-Members: $275

      Note: Registration fees increase ten days prior to the program date. 
      Please note: CLE Coupons and Comp Passes are not accepted for this program. 

      Click for additional information and/or to register online. Call (800) 582-2452 to register by telephone. Contact: Victoria Mason

    • 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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