The First National Conference of Lawyers Committed to Addressing the Climate Emergency

April 28, 2017 | Washington DC

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LAWYERS AND CLIMATE CHANGE

The First National Conference of Lawyers Committed to Addressing the Climate Emergency

JOIN US IN PERSON OR VIA LIVE WEBCAST

On April 28, 2017, the day before the climate march in Washington, DC, a group of leading lawyers and academics will convene at American University for a half-day conference to consider potential solutions to the problem of climate change and the role of lawyers and associations of lawyers in advancing those solutions. The program will be open for free to lawyers, law students, and the press, but there will be a charge if the attendees wish to register for CLE credits, except for public interest lawyers and hardship cases upon request. The program will be simulcast over the internet for those unable to travel to Washington.

PROMOTE AND SUPPORT THIS EFFORT

The organizers are seeking bar associations and other organizations that wish to promote the event as partners with no financial commitment as well as financial sponsors to underwrite the costs of the program. For questions about promotion, contact Brett Korte at korte@eli.org or 202-939-3852. General inquiries can be sent to info@calltothebar.org.

More than CLE… an effort to organize and engage lawyers to fight climate change.

CLE Provided by the American University Washington College of Law

4.5 credit CLE available with one ethics credit subject to a $220 fee unless waived upon request for hardship

Agenda

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1Registration & Lunch12:00-12:30
2Welcome, Introductions and The Global ChallengeKaren Florini , Steve Harvey , David Hunter 12:30-12:40
3The Role of Lawyers in Addressing Climate Change: Past, Present, and FutureVicki Arroyo , Peter J. Fontaine , J. Kevin Healy , Daniel Kreeger , Craig Segall 12:40-1:40
4The Bi-partisan Response to Climate ChangeBob Inglis , Robert B. McKinstry, Jr. , Yolanda Pagano , Jerry Taylor 1:40-2:40
5Climate Change Litigation in the U.S. and Lessons from AbroadDavid Estrin , Matthew F. Pawa , Bill Snape , Mary Wood 2:40-3:40
6Break3:40-4:00
7Ethical, Moral and Justice Implications of Climate Change with An Interactive Discussion on Individual and Legal Community Next Steps to ActionJohn C. Dernbach , Sally Fisk , Diane Henkels , Sharonda Williams-Tack 4:00-5:30
8Cocktail Reception5:30-7:00

Who's Speaking?

Vicki Arroyo

Vicki Arroyo

Executive Director of the Georgetown Climate Center at Georgetown Law and the Director of the Environmental Law Program

John C. Dernbach

John C. Dernbach

Commonwealth Professor of Environmental Law and Sustainability and Director, Environmental Law and Sustainability Center, at Widener University Commonwealth School of Law

David Estrin

David Estrin

Certified Environmental Law Specialist and Counsel, Gowling WLG Adjunct Professor and Co-Academic Director Environmental Justice and Sustainability Clinical Program, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University

Sally Fisk

Sally Fisk

Environmental Committee, New York City Bar Association

Karen Florini

Karen Florini

Visiting Fellow, The Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School

Peter J. Fontaine

Peter J. Fontaine

Co-chair of Cozen O’Connor LLP’s Energy, Environmental & Public Utilities Practice Group and the Climate Change practice

Steve Harvey

Steve Harvey

President, A Call to the Bar: Lawyers for Common Sense on Climate Change

J. Kevin Healy

J. Kevin Healy

Partner Member of Bryan Cave's Environmental and the Real Estate Client Service Groups

Diane Henkels

Diane Henkels

Vice-Chair, The Oregon State Bar Sustainable Future Section

David Hunter

David Hunter

Professor of Law at American University Washington College of Law

Bob Inglis

Bob Inglis

Executive Director republicEn.org

Daniel Kreeger

Daniel Kreeger

Co-founding board member and executive director of the Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO)

Robert B. McKinstry, Jr.

Robert B. McKinstry, Jr.

Attorney, Ballard Spahr LLP

Yolanda Pagano

Yolanda Pagano

Director, A Call to the Bar: Lawyers for Common Sense on Climate Change

Matthew F. Pawa

Matthew F. Pawa

Attorney, President at the Pawa Law Group P.C.

Craig Segall

Craig Segall

Assistant Chief Counsel of the California Air Resources Board

Bill Snape

Bill Snape

Assistant Dean of Adjunct Faculty Affairs and Fellow in Environmental Law at American University Washington College of Law

Jerry Taylor

Jerry Taylor

President of the Niskanen Center

Sharonda Williams-Tack

Sharonda Williams-Tack

Environmental Justice State Coordinator at Sierra Club

Mary Wood

Mary Wood

Philip H. Knight Professor of Law at the University of Oregon

Sponsors

We are grateful for the financial and/or in-kind support of the following

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American University Washington College of Law

4300 Nebraska Avenue, NW | Washington, DC 20016

Event will also be available via Webinar