Contact: Maria Gutierrez
The award, which recognizes the best continuing legal education program or public service project of the year focused on issues in the field of environmental, energy or natural resources law, will be presented Aug. 11 at the ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco.
The OSB’s Sustainable Future Section is the first state bar section in the United States organized around the societal goal of sustainability rather than a specific body of substantive law or an area of practice. It supports the practice of law through educational programs, examination of the integration of law and environmental sustainability, and dialogue about the needs and interests of future generations.
The Sustainable Future Section has developed models that might be used in state and local bar associations across the country and has served as a source of inspiration for lawyer groups in other states, such as Washington Lawyers for Sustainability.
The scope of the Sustainable Future Section complements the Oregon State Bar Environmental and Natural Resources Section and reflects the impact of human development on natural systems, without the sideboards of existing and proposed laws and regulations.
The ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources is the premier forum for strategies and information for environmental, energy and resource lawyers. Representing nearly 11,000 members with a wide range of professional interests, the section keeps its members abreast of development trends, current court decisions, legislative initiatives and statutes concerning environmental, natural resources and energy law.
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