Environment, Energy, and Resources Section

The premier forum for strategies and information for environmental, energy, and resource lawyers, advisors, and decision-makers.

Join the Environment, Energy, and Resources Section

The Section is committed to providing members with opportunities to enhance professional skills, stay on top of current developments, and dialogue in environmental, energy, and natural resources law.

Key Environmental Issues in U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 4

Join us on June 11, at the The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta for this regional CLE one day program.

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Master Class on Complex Environmental Liability Resolution: State of the Art Strategies from Superfund to Brownfields

Join us on June 12, 2019 in Atlanta, GA for this one-day Master Class taught by leading experts is a must attend for experienced Superfund and Brownfields practitioners.

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27th Fall Conference: Boston

27th Fall Conference: Boston

Registration Now Open

Join your friends and colleagues on September 11-14, 2019 in Boston at the Westin Copley Place for the Section’s Annual Fall Conference. Enjoy two days of cutting-edge CLE programming and unparalleled networking events. Learn about the Section, its committees, and opportunities for involvement at our post-conference Leadership Day.

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Co-Sponsored Events

On May 21, 2019, join SEER and Crop Life America for a half-day program in Washington, D.C. discussing the important developments in pesticide law and policy including: Trade Issues; ESA Issues related to FIFRA; and Enforcement and Compliance, including e-commerce.

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2019 SEER Awards

2019 SEER Awards

Submit your nomination by May 31

The Section recognizes and honors individuals, entities, or organizations that have made significant accomplishments or demonstrated recognized leadership in the environment, energy, and natural resources legal area.

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Become a Section Sponsor

Law firm and corporate sponsorship opportunities are available for 2019. Our sponsorship program provides sponsorship levels, with varying levels of participation and benefits. By becoming a sponsor, you will be recognized as a proud supporter of ABA SEER and its stellar programming.

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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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About The Year In Review

The Year in Review is the Section's comprehensive annual summary of judicial decisions, new legislation, and regulatory developments. Section members can access The Year in Review online as a Section benefit.

The Year In Review: 2018

 The 2018 Year In Review online publication contains 30 chapters as well as an overview of chapter highlights. Topics include air quality, environmental transactions and brownfields, water quality and wetlands, alternative dispute resolution, oil and gas, and water resources.

About Trends

Trends is the Section's bi-monthly electronic newsletter of current developments and Section news. Section members receive Trends as a member benefit and they can view past issues archived online.

May/June 2019

In the May/June 2019 issue, Section chair Amy Edwards discusses upcoming conferences and the New Membership Model. Also Alaska, preemption, groundwater at the Supreme Court, biotech crops, trade, and product stewardship.

About NR&E

Natural Resources & Environment (NR&E) is the Section’s quarterly magazine of practical, informative articles for practitioners. Section members receive NR&E as a member benefit and they can view past issues archived online. Subscriptions to NR&E are also available.

Spring '19: Filling the Gap

The theme of the Winter 2019 issue is "Forests." Articles explore forest planning , fire management, forestry management for water and wildlife, landslide liability, NEPA streamlining, the Lacey Act, and more.

Waters of the United States

Keep up to date on the ever changing landscape of CWA jurisdiction. It contains a rich array of information, including key background documents, cases, and links to other resources.

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Alter Echo Expert Insight Panel

Watch the Expert Insights Panel by Alter Echo at our 26th Fall Conference in San Diego, CA.

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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 10,000 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 environ@americanbar.org.