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SEER Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Resources

Helping to enhance and promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging within SEER and the environmental, energy, and resources (EER) bar overall.

SEER Special Committee for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB)–its past and present

This article, published in March 2024, outlines what SEER is doing to ensure the goals of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging are implemented throughout the Section. It also looks back at what the SEER Special Committee for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging has accomplished since it was created.

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Nominate someone for the Dedication to Diversity and Justice Award

This award recognizes and honors the accomplishments of a person, entities, or organizations that have made significant accomplishments or demonstrated recognized leadership in the areas of environmental justice and/or a commitment to gender, racial, and ethnic diversity in the environment, energy, and natural resources legal area.

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DEIB Corner: What’s in a Button?

You are invited, and indeed encouraged, to bring your whole self to SEER events! This includes the Spring Conference in Chicago, April 3-5, and the Fall Conference in Seattle, October 23-25.

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Events and Recordings
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Fireside Chat with Past, Present, and Future ABA Presidents: Discussing How the Legal Profession and the ABA Can Be Effective Allies for Diversity

This webinar, held in May 2023, featured past, present, and future ABA Presidents who discussed their perspectives and experiences and made constructive suggestions about how to encourage and support diversity as an effective ally in the workplace and as a member of the ABA.

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Addressing Inequality and Promoting Opportunity

In July 2020, the ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources (SEER) held an event titled, “Addressing Inequality and Promoting Opportunity.” The event recording includes discussion from diverse leaders of the environmental, energy, and natural resources bar who are champions of inclusion and diversity.

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Membership Diversity Enhancement Program (MDEP)
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Free Membership Opportunity

Prospective SEER members who come from diverse backgrounds (including racially diverse, LGBTQ+, and younger lawyers) and/or diverse practice settings (including government, non-profit, academia, and solo practice) are encouraged to apply for MDEP and take advantage of its many benefits.

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SEER Committee Spotlight
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Enforcement and Litigation Committee

Enforcement and Litigation Committee addresses all aspects of environmental litigation and civil and criminal environmental enforcement.

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Indigenous Law Committee

The Indigenous Law Committee is a forum for lawyers representing tribes, tribal entities, Indigenous peoples, and more.

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Resources

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