40th Annual Conference on Environmental Law

40th Annual Conference on Environmental Law

March 17 – 19, 2011
The Grand America Hotel
Salt Lake City, UT


About the Conference

40th Annual Conference on Environmental LawThis year we celebrate 40 years of the Annual Conference on Environmental Law! The conference continues to be one of the most important educational and professional opportunities available for environmental law practitioners including academics, nonprofit lawyers, in-house counsel, and government lawyers. The conference, formerly residing in Keystone, Colorado, has grown over the years into three days of cutting-edge plenary and breakout sessions, packed with keynote speakers, expert panels, and an abundance of networking opportunities. But don’t worry—we are near the fabulous ski slopes around Salt Lake City, Utah!

This year’s topics include challenges over implementing climate change regulation, fallout from the Gulf oil spill, special sessions on environmental enforcement, an update on federal/state tensions over Clean Air Act regulation, the resurgence of the public trust doctrine, and an examination of the challenges facing off-shore wind projects. Leading experts will explain new case law in the areas of judicial takings and bankruptcies involving contaminated properties. We will also have a panel of experts explaining environmental disclosure rules, a panel of in-house counsel sharing what outside lawyers need to know about environmental enterprise risk management, and an international panel of experts discussing ethics in a globalizing practice.

Along with these outstanding sessions, meeting highlights include networking opportunities, a public service activity, and a ruby red anniversary celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Annual Conference on Environmental Law.


CLE Credit

Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) accreditation has been requested from all states which require continuing legal education. 14.00 hours of CLE credit and 2.00 hours of Ethics credit have been requested from those states recognizing a 60-minute credit hour and 16.80 hours of CLE credit and 2.40 hours of Ethics credit have been requested from those states recognizing a 50-minute credit hour. Please be aware that each state has its own rules and regulations, including its definition of “CLE.” Check with your state agency for confirmation of this program’s approval. Please note: New York and Delaware licensed participants are required to sign-in and sign-out on a special attendance sheet at each session. States with lawyer specialization programs have not been requested to certify this program. Certificates of attendance will be available in the registration materials at the conference. For more information on the approved number of credit hours, please contact the Program and Membership Coordinator at (312) 988-5577.