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32nd Annual Environmental Law Update 2020

Product ID: CA3019W
Presented By: State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE

Co-produced with the Environmental Law Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin

Get some air … and land … and water

Stay informed on state and federal legislative changes and regulatory issues with the 32nd Annual Environmental Law Update. You’ll get updates on case law, practice pointers, and hear the latest on clean air, water, and hazardous waste in Wisconsin.

You’ll also examine evolving issues, including:

  • The impacts of 2017 Wisconsin Act 369 (Act 369)
  • Current efforts to curb the levels of PFAS in Wisconsin
  • Maintaining effective practice during a pandemic
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Pricing

Member $259.00

Non-Member $339.00

Credits

8 CLE, 1 EPR

Date and Time

Thursday, September 10, 20208:00 AM - 4:30 PM CT

Add to Calendar 9/10/2020 8:00:00 AM 9/10/2020 4:30:00 PM America/Chicago 32nd Annual Environmental Law Update 2020

Co-produced with the Environmental Law Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin

Get some air … and land … and water

Stay informed on state and federal legislative changes and regulatory issues with the 32nd Annual Environmental Law Update. You’ll get updates on case law, practice pointers, and hear the latest on clean air, water, and hazardous waste in Wisconsin.

You’ll also examine evolving issues, including:

  • The impacts of 2017 Wisconsin Act 369 (Act 369)
  • Current efforts to curb the levels of PFAS in Wisconsin
  • Maintaining effective practice during a pandemic
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Co-produced with the Environmental Law Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin

Get some air … and land … and water

Stay informed on state and federal legislative changes and regulatory issues with the 32nd Annual Environmental Law Update. You’ll get updates on case law, practice pointers, and hear the latest on clean air, water, and hazardous waste in Wisconsin.

You’ll also examine evolving issues, including:

  • The impacts of 2017 Wisconsin Act 369 (Act 369)
  • Current efforts to curb the levels of PFAS in Wisconsin
  • Maintaining effective practice during a pandemic
Read More ↓

Program Chair and Presenter:

Edward B. Witte
Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.
Milwaukee

Presenters:

Linda E. Benfield
Foley & Lardner LLP
Milwaukee

Arthur J. Harrington
Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.
Milwaukee

Mark A. Herman
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Madison

Christopher J. Jaekels
Davis Kuelthau, S.C.
Milwaukee

Josh L. Kaul
Attorney General
State of Wisconsin
Madison

Larry A. Konopacki
Stafford Rosenbaum LLP
Madison

Michael J. Kowalkowski
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Madison

Jodi Arndt Labs
Law Firm of Conway, Olejnicza & Jerry, S.C.
Green Bay

Robert D. Lee
Midwest Environmental Advocates, Inc.
Madison

Leverett Nelson
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5
Chicago, IL

Timothy J. Pierce
State Bar of Wisconsin
Madison

Sarah A. Slack
Foley & Lardner LLP
Madison

8:00 a.m. : Registration

8:00 a.m. : Welcome and Overview

Edward B. Witte

8:10 a.m. : Keynote Address: The State of the Environment

Attorney General Josh L. Kaul

9:00 a.m. : A View from Region 5: Enforcement, Cooperative Federalism, and Recent Cases

  • Region 5 accomplishments in the last year in the area of enforcement
  • How Region 5 engages with states in enforcement matters, in the spirit of Cooperative Federalism
  • How the Region is meeting challenges created by COVID-19
  • Recent Region 5 cases of interest

Leverett Nelson

9:50 a.m. : Break

10:00 a.m. : Waste/Private Practice Pointers

Linda E. Benfield

10:50 a.m. : Water Updates

Larry A. Konopacki, Michael J. Kowalkowski

11:40 a.m. : Lunch (on your own)

1:00 p.m. : Impact of Wisconsin Act 369 on the Practice of Environmental Law in Wisconsin

  • Agency rule-making
  • The incorporation of the Tetra Tech decision on the degree of deference to agency interpretations of law
  • The process for establishing guidance documents by agencies
  • Suspension of administrative rules by the Joint Committee for Review of Administrative Rules
  • New legislative oversight of settlement authority for the Wisconsin Attorney General

Arthur J. Harrington, Robert D. Lee, Mark A. Herman

1:50 p.m. : Environmental Practice during a Pandemic

Sarah A. Slack

2:40 p.m. : Break

2:50 p.m. : PFAs in Wisconsin: The State of the State

Moderator: Edward B. Witte
Panelists: TBD

3:40 p.m. : Legal Ethics during a Pandemic: A Panel Discussion

  • Ethical obligations for lawyers working remotely
  • Duties of communications and confidentiality
  • Permissive disclosures
  • Responding to emergencies

Christopher J. Jaekels, Jodi Arndt Labs, Timothy J. Pierce

4:30 p.m. : Program Concludes

Following program start times, webcast replay schedule will vary slightly from above listed times.

  • Know the latest rules, regulations, legislation, and litigation related to hazardous waste, and clean air and water
  • Hear from the Wisconsin Attorney General, the DNR, and the EPA
  • Explore how Act 369 is changing the practice of environmental law
  • Learn how Wisconsin is addressing PFAS contamination
  • Know how to avoid ethical issues stemming from practicing during a pandemic
  • Environmental lawyers
  • Real estate attorneys
  • Agricultural lawyers
  • Business law practitioners
  • Construction lawyers
  • Municipal lawyers

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The Environmental Law Section is pleased to offer two full scholarships to section members to attend the live webcast of the 32nd Annual Environmental Law Update on September 10, 2020. Applicants must be within three years of their graduation date from law school and employed with a nonprofit, a government organization, or unemployed. Find more information and the application here. Deadline to apply is August 28. Questions? Please contact Section Coordinator Jane Corkery.

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