Environmental & Energy Law Section

  • Welcome to the Environmental Law Section
    Welcome to the Environmental & Energy 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.
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  • Upcoming Events
    • June 2017: Toxic Tort Litigation

      Toxic Tort Litigation

      Click the dates below for additional information and/or to register online.

      Friday, June 2, 2017
      9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. | 0EQ01
      New York State Bar Association
      1 Elk Street | Albany, NY | 12207

      Friday, June 2, 2017
      9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. | 0EQ03
      Melville Marriott
      1350 Walt Whitman Road | Melville, L.I., NY | 11747

      Friday, June 9, 2017
      9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. | 0EQ02
      Hyatt Place Buffalo
      5020 Main Street| Amherst, NY | 14226

      Friday, June 9, 2017 (WEBCAST)
      9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. | 0EQ04
      New York Society of Security Analysts
      1540 Broadway | New York, NY | 10036

      Program Co-Sponsors
      Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section
      Committee on Continuing Legal Education
      Environmental Law Section

    • October 20-22: Save the Date - Envi Fall Meeting, Saratoga Springs, NY

      Environmental & Energy Law Section Fall Meeting

      October 20-22, 2017
      Embassy Suites | Saratoga Springs, NY

      Look for information in the coming months!

  • Envirosphere- Blog

    About Envirosphere

    Welcome to Envirosphere, the blog created and managed by the Environmental & Energy 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


    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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  • Online Community

    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. 

    Enter here. (Member log-in required).