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October 06, 2020

American Bar Association to host virtual environmental law conference

CHICAGO, Oct. 6, 2020 – The American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy and Resources will hold its Virtual SEER 28th Fall Conference, with 15 panels over five days, Oct. 19-23, plus a bonus session and a public service project on Oct. 27. Two pre-conference webinars, at 1 p.m. ET on Oct. 8 and 15, will be offered at no charge but require separate registration. It will be a fully virtual meeting, an alternative to the usual in-person conference due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The prerecorded keynote presentation on Oct. 19 at 10:30 a.m. ET will feature John C. Cruden, principal at Beveridge & Diamond PC in Washington, D.C., and former assistant attorney general of the environment and natural resources division at the U.S. Department of Justice; and Gina McCarthy, president and chief executive officer at Natural Resources Defense Council and a former administrator at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The conference’s online format provides an opportunity to attend multiple sessions on a range of topics. Each panel discussion will be followed by an hourlong post-webinar speaker meet and greet. The scheduled panels include:

  • “Who Calls the Shots? Enforcement in the Midst of Federal Deregulation”
  • “Unnatural Disasters: The Impacts of Climate Change on the Practice of Environment, Energy, and Resources Law”
  • “Plastic Pollution: Responsibility, Liability, and Legal Solutions”
  • “An Interactive Administrative Law Experience: Effective Agency Engagement”

Learn more about the 28th Fall Conference: A Virtual Experience here. For media registration, please contact Jennifer Kildee at 202-662-1732 or [email protected].

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