Environmental Law Section

  • Welcome to the Environmental Law Section
    Environmental Law Section Awards and Fellowships 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.
  • Upcoming Events
    • April 29, 2014 Oil Spills Symposium


      5th Annual Oil Spill Symposium

      Tuesday, April 29
      State Bar Center
      One Elk Street
      Albany, NY  12207

      $50 - Environmental Law Section Members
      $75 - All others

      This program does not qualify for MCLE credit.

      Click to view/download the Symposium Agenda.
      Click to view/download the Symposium Registration Form.

      Click to register.

    • May 14, 2014 Legislative Forum

      Save the Date Wednesday, May 14, 2014 Legislative Forum and Luncheon State Bar Center, Albany

  • 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.

  • The New York Environmental Lawyer

    The 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. Edited by Miriam E. Villani, Esq., (Editor-in-Chief), Justin M. Birzon, Esq. (Issue Editor), Prof. Keith Hirokawa (Issue Editor), and Aaron Gershonowitz, Esq. (Issue Editor), The New York Environmental Lawyer is published by the Environmental Law Section and distributed to Section Members free of charge.

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