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18th Section Fall Meeting:
The ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources Law Summit

September 29 - October 2, 2010
Sheraton New Orleans
New Orleans, LA

The premier conference on environment, energy, and resources law.

Advance online registration is no longer available; however you may fax your registration form to (312) 988-5572. Unfortunately registrations received after September 13, 2010 will not appear in the registration roster and will incur an additional $25 processing fee. Any questions, please contact the Program Registrar at (312) 988-5724.

Meeting Highlights

  • Over two dozen cutting edge CLE sessions
  • Sessions on the Gulf oil spill and Hurricane Katrina aftermath
  • Environmental Litigation Workshop
  • Public service project associated with Hurricane Katrina rehabilitation
  • Second Line parade and evening at Mardi Gras World
  • Special sessions with practical tips for your practice
  • Networking opportunities
  • New Orleans Fall Meeting!

    18th Section Fall Meeting - BrochureThe Big Easy, renowned for its food, music, and culture, provides the perfect setting for the 18th Section Fall Meeting, perhaps even more so with the nation’s attention focused on the Gulf Coast. With 24 CLE sessions and presentations by top government lawyers within the Obama administration, NGO representatives, policy leaders, academics, and seasoned practitioners from around the country, the Fall Meeting presents a unique opportunity to learn and share information that will benefit your practice. Special sessions will focus on the oil spill in the Gulf, including the likely impacts on government policy and the future of off-shore drilling. And a special session will highlight efforts to rebuild the Gulf Coast following Hurricane Katrina. Other CLE sessions will address the Clean Air and Water Acts, green jobs and buildings, renewable energy, waste, disaster preparedness, permitting tips, climate change, water rights, enforcement priorities, the Endangered Species Act, vapor intrusion, and more.
    Along with the outstanding sessions, meeting highlights include networking opportunities, public service activities, and a memorable New Orleans’ evening at Mardi Gras World. Don’t miss the chance to experience The Big Easy, to learn, to network, and to enjoy the company of your colleagues. See you in New Orleans!

    Location and Lodging

    The 18th Section Fall Meeting will take place at the Sheraton New Orleans, 500 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70115. The Section has negotiated a discounted rate for meeting attendees of $199 single/double occupancy. A limited number of rooms are available at the prevailing government rate. Identification is required for the government rate. Please make your reservations early by calling the hotel directly at (504) 525-2500 or (888) 627-7033 or online at http://www.sheratonneworleans.com/. Remember to ask for the American Bar Association rooming block to take advantage of the discounted rates. Based upon availability, discounted room rates will only be available until Monday, September 6, 2010.

    Sponsorship Opportunities

    Your organization’s support can help offset the costs of hosting a premier conference. Several different support levels are available to meet different needs. If you would like more information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact, Dana Jonusaitis, Section Director, ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, at (312) 988-5602 or via email at JonusaiD@staff.abanet.org.

    Law Student Scholarship Program

    A limited number of scholarships are available to law students interested in attending the entire meeting and volunteering. Responsibilities will include assisting with CLE program logistics and participating in a Katrina-related public service project (if your schedule permits). Benefits will include a registration fee waiver, including the young lawyer and law student forum, Section dinner event, and receptions, an assigned guide from Section Leadership for the meeting, and job searching and networking opportunities. To be considered as a law student scholar you must be a member of the ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources. You must also submit a 2-3 paragraph letter indicating your interest in environmental, energy, or resources law and why you wish to attend the meeting by Monday, August 23, 2010. The letters will be reviewed and scholars will be selected and notified no later than Monday, August 30, 2010. Send all letters to Julie Connell, Program Assistant, by fax: (312) 988-5572, email: ConnellJ@staff.abanet.org, or by mail: American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, Attn: Julie Connell, 321 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60654.

    ** Students interested in attending the 18th Section Fall Meeting should contact Brian D. Kenyon, the Section’s Law Student Division Liaison. Brian will be providing independent coordination for student social events, networking, and housing.

    CLE Information

    Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) accreditation has been requested from all states which require continuing legal education. 14.92 hours of CLE credit and 1.50 Ethics credit have been requested from those states recognizing a 60-minute credit hour and 17.90 hours of CLE credit and 1.80 hours of Ethics credit have been requested from those states recognizing a 50-minute credit hour. Please be aware that each state has its own rules and regulations, including its definition of “CLE.” Check with your state agency for confirmation of this program’s approval. Please note: New York and Delaware licensed participants are required to sign-in and sign-out on a special attendance sheet at each session. States with lawyer specialization programs have not been requested to certify this program. Certificates of attendance will be available in the registration materials at the program. For more information on the approved number of credit hours, please contact the Program and Membership Coordinator at (312) 988-5577.

    Tuition Assistance

    A limited number of registration fee waivers are available for government employees, public interest lawyers employed with non-profit organizations, and academics. To apply, send a letter outlining why you are interested in attending and the basis for your request of a fee waiver to the Program Planning Chair, Channing J. Martin, c/o the ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, 321 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654 or by email to ConnellJ@staff.abanet.org. Deadline: Monday, August 23, 2010.

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    • Housing Deadline Extended:
    Monday, September 6, 2010
    Registration Deadline:
    Monday, September 13, 2010

    2010 Annual Section Sponsor

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    Honor Roll of Program Sponsors

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