Environmental & Energy Law Section

Environmental & Energy Law Section

Basics of Environmental Law 

Thursday, April 12th -Buffalo
Thursday, April 12th - NYC
Thursday, April 19th - Albany and Webcast
Thursday, April 19th - Long Island 

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. all locations

7.0 MCLE Credits: 5.0 Professional Practice; 2.0 Skills

www.nysba.org/EnvironmentalBasics


ENVIRONMENTAL & ENERGY LAW SECTION LEGISLATIVE FORUM

"The Intersection of Energy, Land Use and Agriculture. Is there a Sunny and Bright Line for Achieving New York's Renewable Energy Goals While Preserving our Most Productive Farmland?" 


Wednesday, May 23, 2018
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
 Register online

State Bar Center
One Elk Street
Albany, NY  12207

Our keynote speaker will be: Maya K. van Rossum, the Delaware Riverkeeper and author of "The Green Amendment, Securing Our Right to a Healthy Environment."

Others panelists to be announced shortly. 

There is no charge to attend, however, preregistration is required.  Register online or email Kathy Plog  


9th Annual Environmental and Energy Law Section Oil Spill Symposium

Friday, June 8, 2018
11:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

State Bar Center Great Hall
One Elk Street
Albany, NY 12207

MCLE credit: This program does NOT carry MCLE credit.

Webcast viewing is not available for this program.  However, the recording will be for sale after the program.

Registration Fees:
Section Members: $55
NYSBA Members: $75
Newly Admitted: $40 (admitted 5 years or less)
Law Students: $25
All others: $95

Register online

11:00 - 11:30 a.m.            Registration

11:30 - 11:35 a.m.            Welcome and Introduction
                                         Gary Bowitch, Esq., Bowitch & Coffey, LLP
                                         Co-Chair, Petroleum Spills Committee

11:35 - 11:55 a.m.            Oil Spill Fund Update
                                         Patrick Holloway, Esq., Office of State Comptroller

11:55 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.     Environmental Characterization Without Taking Samples: Application of MiP-HPT and Visualization Technologies
                                          Joe Neri, Allstar Drilling and Probing LLC
                                          Jeffrey A. Johnson, Ph.D., PG, NewFields
                                          Urs Broderick Furrer, Esq., Harriton & Furrer, LLP

12:45 - 1:15 p.m.              Lunch (provided)

1:15 - 1:30 p.m.                 Case Law Update
                                           Alan J. Knauf, Esq., Knauf Shaw LLP

1:30 - 2:15 p.m.                 Phytoremediation at Petroleum Spill Sites
                                           Kat VanDeusen, Environmental Logic, LLC

2:15 - 2:25 p.m.                 Break

2:25 - 2:55 p.m.                 Direct and Indirect Damages
                                          John T. Kolaga, Esq., Rupp Baase Pfalzgraf Cunningham LLC

2:55 - 3:26 p.m.                 Petroleum Spill Case Study: Fuel Supplier Liability
                                          Melissa M. Valle, Esq., Knauf Shaw LLP
                                          Co-Chair, Petroleum Spills Committee
                                          Gary Bowitch, Esq., Bowitch & Coffey, LLP
                                          Co-Chair, Petroleum Spills Committee

3:25 - 3:30 p.m.                Closing Remarks
                                          Douglas H. Zamelis, Esq., Law Office of Douglas H. Zamelis
                                          Co-Chair, Petroleum Spills Committee

3:30 - 4:30 p.m.                 Cocktail hour to follow

Questions? Contact Lisa Bataille at 518-487-5680 or lbataille@nysba.org 


ENVIRONMENTAL AND ENERGY LAW SECTION
FALL MEETING
OCTOBER 19-21, 2018

The Emerson Resort and Spa is a hidden treasure located a mere two hours from Manhattan. Designed with the splendor of the Catskill Mountains and Hudson Valley in mind, open spaces and oversized windows expose stunning views and bring the beauty of the outside in. Enjoy spacious accommodations in the contemporary Inn or Adirondack-style Lodge, restorative treatments at our luxury spa, “Catskill Creative Cooking” in our Woodnotes Grille restaurant, shopping in the Country Stores and the not-to-be-missed World’s Largest Kaleidoscope. Hiking, biking, tubing, fishing and outdoor concerts are just a few of the numerous nearby activities. Or, explore the eclectic and historical towns of Phoenicia, Woodstock and Saugerties. 

Join your colleagues next year at this family-friendly resort to earn some CLE credits, network and enjoy the beautiful Catskills in the Fall. 

Look for more information this summer.

SAVE THE DATE! 

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.  

WHEN 

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

WHERE

NEW YORK HILTON MIDTOWN 
1335 Avenue of the Americas 
New York, NY 10019   

#nysba19 

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About THE SECTION BLOG

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.

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.

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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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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