ENVIRONMENTAL LAW SECTION MEETING
Friday, January 27, 2017 8:30 AM
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Total MCLE Credits: 4.00 (Professional Practice 3.00, Ethics 1.00)
THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 2017
EPA Update – 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Annual Business Meeting – 6:00 p.m.
With Cocktail Reception to Follow
Environmental Law Section Members and Guests
Murray Hill East, 2nd Floor
FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 2017
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
West Ballroom, 3rd Floor
Executive Committee Meeting
2:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Regent Parlor Sutton Parlor, 2nd Floor
Luncheon – 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Murray Hill Suite A & B, 2nd Floor
Lawrence P. Schnapf, Esq., Schnapf LLC, New York City
Marla E. Wieder, Esq.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
New York City
Barry R. Kogut, Esq.
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC
Ria Rana, Esq.
Harris Beach, PLLC
New York City
CHALLENGES PRESENTED BY THE ANTHROPOCENE
Total Credits: 3.0 credits in Areas of Professional Practice; 1.0 credit in Ethics. This program will NOT qualify for credit for newly-admitted attorneys because it is not a basic practical skills program.
8:30 – 8:45 a.m.
Larwrence P. Schnapf, Esq., Section Chair
8:45 – 9:45 a.m.
Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Modernization: It is here but how will it work? (1.0 credit in Professional Practice)
Marla E. Wieder, Esq., U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 2, New York City
David Berol, Esq., U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of General Counsel, Pesticides & Toxic Substances Law Office, Washington, D.C.: An introduction to revised TSCA: What changed in the law and how is the first year of implementation proceeding?
Michael Boucher, Esq., Dentons US LLP, Washington, D.C.: Private Party Perspective on TSCA Modernization: Preparing for Implementation
Thomas R. Smith, Esq., Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, Syracuse, NY: What Does a Reformed TSCA Mean for Private Rights of Action Under State Law?
9:45– 10:35 a.m.
Legal Conundrums Presented by the Use of Pesticides in the Cultivation of Marijuana(co-sponsored by the Environmental Law Section Pesticides Committee) (1.0 credit in Professional Practice)
Telisport Putsavage, Esq., EnviroReg LLC, Putsavage PLLC, Albany, NY
Scott Menrath, Chief, Bureau of Pesticide Management, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Albany, NY
Robert Perlis, Esq., Office of General Counsel, U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C.
Keeley Peckham, Chief Horticultural Officer, Etain LLC [NYS Medical Marijuana Registered Organization], Chestertown, NY
10:50– 11:40 a.m.
Emergence of a Vibrant Animal Law Dynamic - Moving to Cooperative Co-Existence and Sustainability (co-sponsored by the Animal Law Committee, New York City Bar Association) (1.0 credit in Professional Practice)
Lori Barrett, Esq., Chair, New York City Bar Association, Animal Law Committee
Michael Dulong, Esq., Staff Attorney, Riverkeeper, Ossining, NY: CAFOs-Meeting the Clean Water Act Requirements
Elinor Molbegott, Esq., Law Office of Elinor Molbegott, East Williston, NY: The Intersection of New York's Animal Cruelty Law and the Environmental Conservation LawDavid Wolfson, Esq., Partner and Executive Director, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, LLP, New York City: Farmed Animals and the Environment
11:40 a.m.– 12:30 p.m.
Ethical Social Media Use In 3 Easy Steps (1.0 credit in Ethics)
Ria Rana, Esq., Harris Beach, PLLC, New York City
Dan Lear, Esq., Director of Industry Relations, Avvo, Inc., Seattle, Washington
12:30 p.m.– 2:00 p.m.
Luncheon – Murray Hill, 2nd Floor To purchase a table at the luncheon, download luncheon table registration form.
Andrew Revkin, environmental journalist, blogger, teacher and activist is a senior reporter for climate and related issues at ProPublica.org. He joined the prize-winning public-interest newsroom after 21 years of writing for The New York Times, most recently through his Dot Earth blog for the Opinion section, and six years teaching at Pace University. He began writing on climate change in the 1980s and has never stopped. He has written acclaimed and award-winning books on global warming, the changing Arctic and the assault on the Amazon rain forest, as well as three book chapters on science communication. Revkin is among those credited with developing the idea that humans, through growing impacts on Earth’s climate and other critical systems, had created a “geological age of our own making,” known increasingly as the Anthropocene. As a result, he was a member of the "Anthropocene" Working Group from 2010 to 2016.
2:15 – 4:30 p.m.
Executive Committee Meeting - Regent Parlor, Sutton Parlor South, 2nd Floor
Under New York’s MCLE rule, this program has been approved for a total of 4.0 credit hours (3.0 Areas of Professional Practice and 1 credit in Ethics). This program will NOT qualify for credit for newly-admitted attorneys because it is not a basic practical skills program.
Discounts and Scholarships: New York State Bar Association members and non-members may apply for a discount or scholarship to attend this program, based on financial hardship. This discount applies to the educational portion of the program only. Under this policy, any member of our Association or non-member who has a genuine basis for their hardship, if approved, can receive a discount or scholarship, depending on the circumstances. Request for discounts or scholarships must be received prior to January 13th, 2017. For more details, please contact Lori Nicoll in writing at New York State Bar Association, One Elk Street, Albany, New York 12207 or email@example.com.
Accommodations for Persons with Disabilities: NYSBA welcomes participation by individuals with disabilities. NYSBA is committed to complying with all applicable laws that prohibit discrimination against individuals on the basis of disability in the full and equal enjoyment of its goods, services, programs, activities, facilities, privileges, advantages, or accommodations. To request auxiliary aids or services or if you have any questions regarding accessibility, please contact Lori Nicoll at 518-487-5563.
For overnight room accommodations, please call the New York Hilton Midtown at 1-800-445-8667 and identify yourself as a member of the New York State Bar Association. Room rates are $260.00 per night plus taxes for single and double occupancy. Reservations must be made by Friday, December 16, 2016. You also can reserve your overnight room on the web at www.nysba.org/am17accomm.
For questions about this specific program, please contact Lori Nicoll at 518-487-5563. For registration questions only, please call the Member Resource Center at 800-582-2452. Fax registration form to 518-463-5993.