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.
  • Annual Report Rotating Slider
    Environmental Law Section Annual Report The 2014-15 NYSBA Annual Report is now available online. View a brief overview of the Environmental Law Section’s accomplishments, activities and events this past year. (click image to view)
  • Upcoming Events
    • October 2-4, 2015 Fall Meeting

      Environmental Law Section
      Fall Meeting
      October 2 - 4, 2015
      Gideon Putnam Resort
      Saratoga Springs, NY   


      View the Program Agenda (PDF)  Download and Complete Meeting Registration Form (PDF) 

      TOPICS WILL INCLUDE: 
      - DEC Enforcement Hearings: Procedure 101
      - Effectuating Judicial Relief Related to DEC Orders
      - Current Developments in New York's Oil & Gas Activities
      - And More!

      REGISTRATION FEE FOR FRIDAY MCLE TRANSITIONAL PROGRAM ONLY:  $75.00

      REGISTRATION FEE FOR WHOLE WEEKEND(FRIDAY/SATURDAY/SUNDAY):
      NYSBA Member: $235.00
      Non-NYSBA Member: $335.00
      Spouse/Guest/Non-attorney: $125.00
      Children under 6 yrs no charge
      Children (6-12): $30.00
      Children (13-18): $50.00
      Children 19 yrs & older are charged spouse/guest fee rate 

      BOOK YOUR HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS:

      Call reservations directly at (518) 584-3000 or 866-746-1077 and reference the Group Code 9N653P to receive the preferred rate of $189/night plus applicable taxes. The hotel cut-off date is September 2nd. Availability of rooms is not guaranteed up to the cut-off date.

      For more questions please contact Lori Nicoll at (518) 487-5563 email lnicoll@nysba.org 




  • 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.

  • NY Environmental Lawyer

    VIEW THE LATEST 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. The New York Environmental Lawyer is published by the Environmental Law Section and distributed to Section Members free of charge.

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