The United States Environmental Protection Agency, Region 2, has scheduled its biennial conference for Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at Columbia Law School. The EPA’s conference is co-sponsored by the ABA Section of Environment, Energy and Resources; the New York State Bar Association, Environmental Law Section; the New Jersey State Bar Association, Environmental Law Section; the New York City Bar Association, Committee on Environmental Law; and the Columbia Law School, Center for Climate Change Law.
The program examines key and emerging environmental issues in the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 2 area, which includes New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Topics include Climate And Air Pollution, Natural Gas Extraction, and Contaminated Site Clean-Up And Redevelopment. The program also includes a Commissioners Panel, a panel discussion titled, “Cross-Cutting Issues”, and a keynote address from Judith A. Enck, Regional Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 2.
This is an all day conference and attorney attendees are eligible to receive 5.5 credit hours in professional practice. Space is limited and pre-registration is strongly recommended. Deadline for pre-registrations and cancellations with refund is May 21, 2012. On-site registration will be available, space permitting.
There is a required attendance fee of $140.00 per person. Reduced rates are available for attorneys and persons who are serving in public interest organizations. Professional/Private Practice: $140; Public Interest/Nonprofit/Academia/Government: $40; Current Students: $40; and Hardship Scholarship: $20.
For more information and registration, please visit www.law.columbia.edu/climatechange/eParegion2.
For the first time, NAALJ will be partnering with the National Judicial College (NJC) in Reno to plan and organize this conference. NJC is nationally renowned for excellence in Judicial Education and we are looking forward to a very impressive program.
In these challenging economic times, this Reno Midyear Conference will offer our membership quality and affordability. Conference Attendees will be staying at the Silver Legacy Hotel at the remarkable Conference Rate of $49.00 per night. Conference Program details and Hotel reservation details will be coming soon and will be posted on the NAALJ conference webpage www.naalj.org/conferences!