Environmental Law Essentials for the Judiciary

Tuition

1059

Conference Fee

299

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Course Location

Napa, CA

Course Fees

Tuition

$1059

Conference Fee

$299

Napa, CA

August 23, 2021 to August 25, 2021

Don’t underestimate the importance of the role of state court judges in environmental law.

State courts are responsible for much of the important environmental litigation, and all of the land use and development litigation taking place today. State courts must also resolve environmental issues in many other cases such as insurance or nuisance. This course will teach you what you need to know to handle environmental and land use cases confidently and effectively.

Designed by legal and scientific experts for judges, this brand new NJC course will engage you in what makes environmental law cases unique, including how environmental and land use issues arise in state courts, and what evidence judges are being asked to consider to resolve them. You’ll be introduced to water and air pollution, surface water use and groundwater, toxics, hazardous waste, emerging chemical litigation, and climate science—both the science and how it relates to litigated cases you could find before you. The curriculum will be brought to life through a field trip to sites of current environmental regulation and litigation, and participants will see the effects of climate change on the local agriculture.

Tuition

Course $1059

Conference Fee $299

What will I learn?

During this course, you will learn to:

  • Describe the unique elements of environmental and land use cases and how they differ materially from other legal controversies; and
  • Identify the science as it relates to litigation around water and air pollution, surface water use and groundwater, toxics, hazardous  waste, emerging chemical litigation, land use litigation and climate science.
Curriculum Development Committee Members:
  • Chair: Hon. Merideth Wright, former Environmental Judge, State of Vermont and current Distinguished Judicial Scholar, Environmental Law Institute
  • Hon. Jeffrey P. Crabtree, Senior Environmental Court Judge, First Circuit Court, O’ahu, Hawai’i
  • John C. Cruden, Principal, Beveridge & Diamond, PC
  • Robert L. “Buzz” Hines, Partner, Farella, Braun and Martel, LLP
  • John “Jay” Pendergrass, Vice President, Programs and Publications, Environmental Law Institute
  • Hon. Ronald B. Robie, Associate Justice, California 3rd District Court of Appeal
  • Sandra Nichols Thiam, Associate Vice President for Research and Policy, and Director, Judicial Education Program, Environmental Law Institute
  • Hon. Eric J. Wildman, Administrative District Judge, Fifth Judicial District, Twin Falls, ID

This course is designed for judges, but available to court staff and attorneys by application.

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State courts are responsible for much of the important environmental litigation, and all of the land use and development litigation taking place today. State courts must also resolve environmental issues in many other cases such as insurance or nuisance. This course will teach you what you need to know to handle environmental and land use cases confidently and effectively.

Designed by legal and scientific experts for judges, this brand new NJC course will engage you in what makes environmental law cases unique, including how environmental and land use issues arise in state courts, and what evidence judges are being asked to consider to resolve them. You’ll be introduced to water and air pollution, surface water use and groundwater, toxics, hazardous waste, emerging chemical litigation, and climate science—both the science and how it relates to litigated cases you could find before you. The curriculum will be brought to life through a field trip to sites of current environmental regulation and litigation, and participants will see the effects of climate change on the local agriculture.

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