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Career Choice Series

Environmental Law

Presented by Marisa Blackshire, Michelle Diffenderfer, and Karen R. Britton

Note: This is not for CLE.  Live webinars are free and open to the public. The recorded program and materials are exclusively for ABA members.

The Career Choice Series is designed to help you choose your career path. Whether you’re a law student, young lawyer, or transitioning attorney, find out what it’s like to work in various practice areas and the best way to position yourself to get there.


Environmental law isn't just about saving the polar bears or banning plastic straws! At its core, this practice area is focused on protecting non-human, natural resources through statutes, regulations, and other forms of legislation both domestically and internationally. This energetic and critical field of law is can be equally challenging as it is rewarding. Learn more from our two expert panelists on what it's like to be an environmental lawyer.


Marisa Blackshire, Senior General Attorney BNSF, Los Angeles, CA
Michelle Diffenderfer, President/Shareholder, Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A., West Palm Beach, FL


Karen R. Britton, ABA Career Center Board Member, Assistant Dean for Admissions, University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, SC 

Sponsored by ABA Career CenterYoung Lawyers DivisionLaw Student Division, and Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources.

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