Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources

The ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources (SEER) fosters the success of a diverse community of environmental, energy, and resources lawyers, advisors, law students, and decision-makers and provides a premier forum for the exchange of ideas and information.

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Climate Change in the West: Land, People, Markets, and Law

This two-day virtual CLE conference explores how law is evolving to address climate change issues in the Western U.S., including broader themes of corporate governance disclosures, energy justice, and working towards decarbonization.

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Membership Diversity Enhancement Program

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Prospective SEER members who come from diverse backgrounds (including racially diverse, LGBTQ+, and younger lawyers) and/or diverse practice settings (including government, non-profit, academia, and solo practice) are encouraged to apply for this program and take advantage of its many benefits.

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Pro Bono Initiative

Volunteer to participate in a pro bono project. Opportunities range from providing legal advice or conducting research for community-based projects to drafting and peer reviewing model legislation.

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Leadership Development Program

Leadership Development Program

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Would you like to learn more about the Section and take on a leadership role in the future? If so, apply to participate in the Section’s leadership development program and take advantage of its many benefits.

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COVID-19 & SEER Resources

As the outbreak of COVID-19 creates ever-changing legal implications across many areas, the Section wants to provide you with resources and benefits to help you navigate legal issues during this time. Access these resources today.

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Administration Tracker

Transition Tracker

Biden Administration

Visit this page often to view a collection of changes recently made under the Biden Administration that relate to environmental, energy, and resources law.

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Practice Forward Amid COVID-19

Move your practice and the legal profession forward during the pandemic and beyond with continually updated tools and resources

SEER Connect

Join this new, exclusive online community site for ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources (SEER) members to connect and interact. Find Hot News and the latest Case Summaries in the Environmental Community.

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2020-2021 Leadership

The 2020-2021 ABA SEER Leadership Listing provides the names of those serving in leadership positions (council, chairs) in this ABA year.

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Support our Projects and Programs

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Your gift to the ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources will help maintain the Section’s public service and educational programs.

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Climate change resolution

Resolution 111 Adopted

The House of Delegates have adopted Res 111 which urges U.S., state, territorial and tribal governments to take leadership role to address climate change; urges Congress and POTUS to sign appropriate climate change legislation.

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About the Section

The mission of the Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources is to be the premier forum for lawyers working in areas related to the environment, natural resources, and energy. The Section is committed to providing members with opportunities to enhance professional skills, stay on top of developments and to participate in dialogue in these substantive areas. It represents more than 7,500 members with a wide range of professional interests. This chance to meet and network with peers is invaluable. The Section keeps its members abreast of development trends, current court decisions, legislative initiatives, and statutes concerning environmental, natural resources, and energy law.

Contact Us

SEER staff can be contacted using this online form, or by calling 312-988-5625 or emailing