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What’s in Our Future: The Key Trends and Developments in Environmental, Energy, and Resources Law That Will Change Our Practices

Date: Friday, May 2, 2014
Format: Live Webinar
Duration: 120 minutes

Part of the State of the Practice: Environmental, Energy, and Resources Law Series


The American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources and Center for Professional Development

11:00 AM-1:00 PM Eastern

10:00 AM-12:00 PM Central

9:00 AM-11:00 AM Mountain

8:00 AM-10:00 AM Pacific

State of the Practice: Environmental, Energy, and Resources Law

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Program Description

Environment, energy, and resources practitioners have always dealt with change, learning to anticipate trends and to adapt their skills and expertise to address emerging issues. Rapid technological advances, sweeping regulatory initiatives, and emerging issues in climate change, sustainability, and energy development are rapidly reshaping the core practice areas for attorneys in this field making environment, energy and resources law some of the fastest growing and most dynamic fields of practice. What changes will the future bring? What substantive skills and areas of expertise will lawyers need to adapt to the new legal landscape in these practice areas? What are the growing practice areas where attorneys should develop expertise?

This panel will explore emerging issues and the future directions of environment, energy and natural resources law that practicing lawyers should know to prepare for the future.  

Program Faculty

David R. Hill
Executive Vice President & General Counsel
Princeton, NJ

Ann Klee
Vice President, Environment, Health & Safety
General Electric
New York, NY

Janice M. Schneider
Latham & Watkins
Washington, DC

J.B. Ruhl (Moderator)
Professor, David Daniels Allen Distinguished Chair of Law, Co-Director of the Energy, Environment and Land Use Program
Vanderbilt Law School
Nashville, TN

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