Sections & Committees

Environmental & Energy Law Section

OCTOBER 19-21, 2018

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Book Your Hotel Accommodations
You can reserve your room by calling the hotel at 845.688.4141 or e-mail: Identify yourself as attending the New York State Bar Association event.
Reservation deadline is Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Topics will include:
- Bridge Over Troubled WOTUS
- Weeding Out Ethical and Environmental Issues in Budding Cannabis Industry
- NYC's Watershed Protection Land Acquisition Program
- Don't Drink the Water: Everything You Need to Know about Emerging Contaminants
- H2Oh No? Emerging Contaminants and Expanding Toxic Torts    

8.0 MCLE Credits:
7.5 credits in Areas of Professional Practice
.5 credits in Ethics

Registration Fees:
$150 1st Time Attendee, Environmental Section Member
$150 NYSBA Newly Admitted Attorney (5 years or less)
$235 NYSBA Member 
$335 Non-NYSBA  Member
$125 Spouse/Guest
$50 Children Registration (ages 12-18)
$30 Children Registration (ages 7-11)
No charge for children under 7

First-time attending the Environmental & Energy Law Section Fall Meeting?  Enjoy a  discount on the attorney meeting registration fee. Pay only $150 for the whole weekend. You must be a member of NYSBA and the Environmental & Energy Law Section to take advantage of this special offer.If you are not a member of NYSBA or the EEL Section you can become one by calling our Member Resource Center at 800.582.2452.  

Sponsorship Opportunities
The Environmental and Energy Law Section (EELS) is offering sponsorship and participation benefits for both of its upcoming Fall and Annual Meeting Conference.  
Learn more here.  View/download sponsor form.    


For more information, please contact Lori Nicoll at (518) 487-5563 email 


Emerging Issues in Environmental Insurance

Friday, November 2, 2018, 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Latham & Watkins 
885 3rd Avenue
New York City

4 MCLE Credits: Areas of Professional Practice 

NYSBA Member: $150 ($125 if you register by October 3, 2018)
Non-Member: $250
Environmental and Energy Law Section Member: $125
Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section Member: $125

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Environmental & Energy Law Section, Environmental Insurance Committee
Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section
Committee on Continuing Legal Education  

Program Co-Chairs
Gerard P. Cavaluzzi, Esq., Vice President & General Counsel, Kennedy/Jenks Consultants, Inc.
Michele Schroeder, Esq., Owner and Principal, Environmental Risk Inc.

Join key decision makers from the leading environmental insurance carriers, including AWAC, Beazley, Chubb, Ironshore and XL along with a skilled panel of experienced environmental insurance counsel, brokers and risk management specialists as they examine critical aspects of environmental insurance coverage and provide valuable information on using environmental insurance as a risk management tool in transactions, litigation and operations. 

Sessions will address emerging areas of  legal liability in the environmental arena and evolving coverages and will feature practical tips from environmental insurance and coverage professionals. Lessons learned will also be presented to update practitioners with the latest case law and insightful strategies to maximize available environmental coverage and minimize disputes with carriers. Leaders of major environmental insurance companies will contribute to  an  informative environmental insurance market update and experts will discuss current coverage issues and claim trends. 

Who Should Attend:  Transactional and environmental attorneys, including in-house counsel; commercial insurance litigators; real estate attorneys engaged in commercial transactions; risk managers; insurance brokers; and underwriters involved in environmental matters.

Learn more about the Environmental and Energy Law Section of the New York State Bar Association!

Brownfield/Superfund Update 2018

Wednesday, December 5, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. | Live CLE Program
State Bar Center | One Elk Street, Albany, NY

For additional information and/or to register online.


Join nearly 5,000 members of the New York State Bar Association from around the state and beyond at the Annual Meeting, sharing insights and experiences. Take advantage of the excellent schedule of events presented by the Association’s sections and committees, network at the member receptions and make connections with the exciting array of exhibitors.  


Starts: January 14, 2019 
Ends: January 19, 2019 


1335 Avenue of the Americas 
New York, NY 10019   




The Environmental and Energy Law Section of the New York State Bar Association has a new section blog on our online community. It is intended to provide timely notice of legal events affecting environmental lawyers in the public and private sectors, environmental organizations, and academia. These legal events include recent cases, new regulations, new government policies, and general news of interest on the environmental front. Section members are welcome to contribute. View our blogging policy here.

To view the archives of our former blog posts called “Envirosphere” from February 2009-August 2016, click here.


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

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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. 

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