Two Great ISBA Member Benefits Sponsored by
A Value of $1,344, Included with Membership

Environmental Law


Discover a new approach to addressing the ongoing problem of nutrient pollution in Illinois’ waterways with this online seminar! Don’t miss this comprehensive look at how a market-based approach to solving water quality problems may lead to cleaner water in a shorter timeframe and with less financial burden than traditional approaches. Environmental lawyers, administrative practitioners, and local government attorneys with all levels of practice experience who attend this online seminar on October 31, 2017 will better understand: what a market-based approach entails; how the trade of pollution reductions between different entities could be the answer to lowering nitrogen and phosphorus levels in our water; the potential challenges with this new approach (including local hot spots and market illiquidity); and how a properly designed market could address each of these challenges.

The program is presented by the ISBA Environmental Law Section and qualifies for 1.0 hour MCLE credit.

Click here for more information and to register.


Don’t miss ISBA’s 16th Annual Illinois Environmental Law Conference in Chicago on May 4-5, 2017!

Once again, this two-day premier conference features annual updates on agency activities and priorities in Illinois and the Region presented by top representatives from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, and the Illinois Attorney General’s Office. In addition, you won’t want to miss the lively two-hour professional ethics session on “Identifying and Resolving Ethical Issues Arising in Environmental Law” and a new plenary session on “Carbon-Sequestration Technology.” Attendees will also learn about the latest hot topics in environmental law from leading practitioners, including: the evolving regulation of lead in drinking water; federal, state, local, private, and non-profit sector response to the legal and political dynamics of carbon; watershed-level pollution reduction strategies; the public and private rights of Lake Michigan shores; understanding how pharmaceuticals and personal care products are contaminating the environment and the legal developments surrounding this issue; how two recent federal developments may impact the management of hazardous materials and chemicals; what to do after buying an environmentally-impacted property; the ongoing issues with “The Clean Water Rule and the “waters of the United States”; techniques to enforce the RCRA air emission standards; and much more!

Environmental Law for the General Practitioner: Fundamentals on Handling Hazardous Waste at Your Client's Business

Join us for Part Three of the Environmental Law for the General Practitioner Series, which will be of particular interest to attorneys representing companies disposing of waste.

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | 1.0 hour MCLE credit


Lead in Water, Who's Problem is It?

Tuesday, October 25, 2016,
Noon to 1:00 p.m.
ISBA Chicago Office (map and directions)
20 S. Clark, Suite 900
Chicago, IL 60603
312-726-8775

The ISBA Environmental Law Section Council is pleased to invite you to join us to hear Justin DeWitt and Kathryn Pamenter speak at our October 25, 2016, Professional Development Luncheon on the challenges we face regarding lead in water. This panel presentation will include an in-depth look at Senate Bill 550, which requires schools to test for lead in drinking and cooking water sources.

Join us from the comfort of your home or office on April 7, 2016 for two live webcasts that were developed for general practitioners who do not ordinarily advise clients on issues involving environmental law, but who need an introductory look at these topics.

Part One - A Thumbnail Sketch of Environmental Law | 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Don’t miss Part One of the Environmental Law for the General Practitioner Series, which offers a basic overview of the general principles on the application of environmental law and the interplay between state and federal agencies.

The 2016 Illinois Pollution Control Board: The Chairman's View


Wednesday, April 13, 2016,
Noon to 1:00 p.m.
ISBA Chicago Office (map and directions)
20 S. Clark, Suite 900
Chicago, IL 60603
312-726-8775

The ISBA Environmental Law Section Council is pleased to invite you to join us to hear Mr. Gerald M. Keenan, Chairman of the Illinois Pollution Control Board (Board), speak at our April 13, 2016, Professional Development Luncheon, on the initiatives of and challenges facing the Board in 2016 and beyond.


Please join the ISBA Environmental Law Section Council for a Professional Development Luncheon to discuss the Clean Power Plan - the first-ever national standards addressing carbon pollution from power plants. This program will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 21, from noon-1 p.m. at the ISBA Chicago Office, 20 S. Clark.

Speaker:

  • Mr. James Gignac, Environmental & Energy Counsel, with the Office of the Attorney General. Mr. Gignac will provide an overview of the historic regulations as well as provide insight into the rule's political and legal hurdles as well as implementation issues

Moderator:

  • Patricia Sharkey, Environmental Law Section Council Chair

Cost: $15 includes lunch.

Register at www.isba.org/sections/environmentallaw/pdl

For general inquiries, please contact: Kent Mohr at kent.mohr@illinois.gov

Deadline to register is Friday, October 16th. No refunds will be given after October 16th.

No MCLE credit is available for this program.

The ISBA Environmental Law Section, CBA Environmental Law Committee, CBA Young Lawyers Section Environmental Law Committee and ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources are hosting a networking reception for environmental attorneys in Chicago. There will be brief remarks from IIT Chicago-Kent Professor Dan Tarlock on U.S. Supreme Court environmental cases in the upcoming term.

This event will be held on Monday, Oct. 5, from 5-7 p.m. at Jenner & Block, 45th Floor Conference Center, 353 N. Clark. Click here to RSVP

Complimentary food and drinks will be provided thanks to our generous sponsors: Jenner & Block, BRG Berkely Research Group, Ramboll Energy and RPS GaiaTech.


Please join the ISBA Environmental Law Section Council for a Professional Development Luncheon to discuss the Clean Power Plan - the first-ever national standards addressing carbon pollution from power plants. This program will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 21, from noon-1 p.m. at the ISBA Chicago Office, 20 S. Clark.

Speaker:

  • Mr. James Gignac, Environmental & Energy Counsel, with the Office of the Attorney General. Mr. Gignac will provide an overview of the historic regualtions as well as provide insight into the rule's political and legal hurdles as well as implementation issues

Moderator:

  • Patricia Sharkey, Environmental Law Section Council Chair

Cost: $15 includes lunch.

Register at www.isba.org/sections/environmentallaw/pdl

For general inquiries, please contact: Kent Mohr at kent.mohr@illinois.gov

Deadline to register is Friday, October 16th. No refunds will be given after October 16th.

No MCLE credit is available for this program.

Don’t miss ISBA’s 13th Annual Illinois Environmental Law Conference in Chicago on March 6-7, 2014! Once again, this premier conference features annual updates on agency activities and priorities in Illinois and the Region presented by top representatives from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, the Illinois Attorney General’s Office, and other state agencies.