Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources

Leadership Development Program

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Applications for the 2021-2022 program are being accepted until July 19, 2021. The Leadership Development Program (LDP) supports SEER members who are interested in expanding a current leadership role or growing their knowledge of the Section so that they can assume a leadership role in the future. Please contact Kevin Gordon with any questions.

LDP Program Benefits During the ABA Year in Which you are Selected

  • Waiver of registration fee for all Section conferences, including the annual Spring and Fall Conferences.
  • Assignment to a SEER mentor.
  • Recognition at SEER events as an LDP member.
  • For LDP members who meet one of the following criteria: government employee, academic, public interest lawyer, young lawyer, solo/small firm practitioner, or unemployed, a travel/lodging reimbursement is available to attend the Fall Conference in-person according to the guidelines listed in sections III. A. 4. and III. D. 9. in the SEER reimbursement policy.
  • Two SEER books of interest at no cost.

Eligibility Requirements

  • ABA and SEER member
  • Completion of an application. The 2021-2022 program application deadline is July 19, 2021. 

Participation Requirements

  • Attend the Fall Conference. A meeting of the LDP class will occur around the time of this event.
  • Participate in a class project which will require working with other LDP members and making a presentation to Section leadership at the Fall Council Meeting immediately following their year-long LDP involvement.
  • As requested by the LDP Chair, submit updates on personal progress and LDP experiences.
  • Participate in monthly LDP Zoom calls, which feature speakers who discuss leadership development skills.
  • Availability for Section leadership at the end of the LDP term.

2020-2021 LDP Participants:

  • Lauren Bachtel, Senior Attorney, Hunton Andrews Kurth, Washington, DC
  • Blaine Bengtson, Associate Attorney, Jones & Keller, Denver, CO
  • Amanda Crawford, Attorney Advisor, U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, DC
  • Nick DiLuzio, Partner, NewFields, Atlanta, GA
  • Pamela Garman, Associate, Crowley Fleck PLLP, Billings, MT
  • Jesse Haskins, Attorney, J. Haskins Law PA, Tampa, FL
  • Pete Keays, Associate, Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller, Philadelphia, PA
  • Emily Lane, Judicial Law Clerk, United States Bankruptcy Court - Southern District of Ohio, Columbus, OH
  • Kartik Madiraju, Associate, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP, Forest Hills, NY
  • Telsula Morgan, Senior Attorney, Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A., West Palm Beach, FL
  • Mary-Thomas Hart, Deputy Environmental Counsel, National Cattlemen's Beef Association, Washington, DC
  • Ryan Weiss, Counsel, The Dow Chemical Company, Midland, MI
The 2021 LDP group meets regularly on Zoom to learn about the Section and participate in leadership development activities.

The 2021 LDP group meets regularly on Zoom to learn about the Section and participate in leadership development activities.