Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources

State or Local Bar Program of the Year Award

To submit a nomination, use this form. The official rules for this award are posted here.

The State or Local Bar Environment, Energy, and Resources Program of the Year Award will be given in recognition of the best continuing legal education program or public service project of the year focused on issues in the field of environmental, energy, or natural resources law. The program or project must have occurred during the 2020 calendar year. Nominees are likely to be State or Local Bar sections or committees focused on environment, energy, and natural resources issues.

How do I nominate someone for this award?

Nominations can be submitted using the form linked above. Nominations will be accepted until May 31, 2021.

Who is eligible for this award?

Nominees are likely to be State or Local Bar sections or committees focused on environmental, energy, and natural resources issues. Self-nominations will be accepted. Current Section Council members, officers, and ABA staff of the Section are not eligible for the award.

What is the award process?

Nominations will be made through an online survey system. You will provide brief information about your nominee. The Section's awards committee will review your nomination and let you know if they need additinal information. Once the nomination period closes, the Awards Committee will review all nominations and make a recommendation to the Section's Council for its final approval. You will be notified either way if your nominee was selected.

When are the awards bestowed?

This award is bestowed during the Section's annual Fall Conference.

Past recipients of this award

2020: Powered by New Mexico: Energy Use and Production in the Land of Enchantment, New Mexico State Bar, Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law Section

2019: The award was not bestowed in 2019

2018: 2017 Environmental Law Forum, New Jersey State Bar Association Environmental Law Section

2017: The award was not bestowed in 2017.

2016: Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s 20th Annual Environmental Law Forum, Pennsylvania Bar Association

2015: Charitable Foundation of the Energy Bar:  Gala and Silent Auction to Benefit We Care Solar (Women’s Emergency Communication And Reliable Electricity)

2014: Colorado Bar Association - 2013 Trees Project

2013: State Bar of Oregon, Sustainable Future Section

2012: The award was not bestowed in 2012.

2011: State Bar of California, 2010 Environmental Law Conference of the Environmental Law Section

2010: 2009 Texas Environmental Superconference, State Bar of Texas Environmental and Natural Resources Law Section