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This year I want to focus on connection.

As the first international lawyer to chair the Section, connections with the international bar and international initiatives will be a priority for me.  We will maintain our close relationships with the Canadian and Mexican Bars as well as the UK Environmental Law Association, and I hope to pursue relationships with other foreign bars as well.

Another of my priorities will be to ensure that our Section members get the maximum benefit of their membership and part of that effort will be to work towards getting every Section member to join one or more substantive Committees. Joining a Committee is a rare thing—no cost and all benefit. There is no cost to joining a Committee and you do not have to take on any responsibility (unless you want to!) But by joining a Committee you will, though our platform ABA Communities, get a regular stream of information and opportunities to learn and network, specific to your area of practice. To get more information on joining a Committee you can click here.

If you are not currently a member, I invite you to explore all the Section has to offer and the many ways to get involved. I encourage you to join us. To learn more, visit our membership page or contact Kevin Gordon, Membership Associate, with any questions.

I look forward to connecting with you.and hope to see you at our upcoming events

Best regards,

Jonathan Kahn, Chair
ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources