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.

Join the Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources

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.

50th Spring Conference on Environmental Law

Registration Now Open

The milestone 50-year anniversary of the Spring Conference provides an occasion to reflect on the past, examine the present, and look toward the future of the profession. This year’s conference from April 27-30, 2021 will have a special focus on diversity, equity, inclusion, and environmental justice in the practice of environmental, energy, and resources law.

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Pre-Conference Webinars

50th Spring Conference Anniversary Celebration

On Thursday, April 29 from 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm ET join your colleagues for a special video celebration and networking event recognizing the 50th anniversary of the Spring Conference. Spring Conference registration is not required for this celebratory event—all Section members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

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New 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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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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Submit an Award Nomination

2021 SEER Awards

SEER is accepting nominations for seven awards in 2021. Submitting a nomination is simple! Just provide basic information about your nominee using a survey form. Nominations are due by May 31, 2021.

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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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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

Donate to SEER

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 environ@americanbar.org.