Speed Networking with Environmental Lawyers

02/05/2019 - 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM
This event gives law students and new lawyers a unique opportunity to meet with several Boston-area environmental law attorneys in just one evening. Those who attend this event will have the chance to meet all of our guest attorneys in small groups to learn about the career paths and legal opportunities available in Boston's environmental law landscape....
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It’s Time to Decarbonize: The Electrification of Heat

02/05/2019 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
Speakers will discuss the benefits, detriments and rationale for the electrification of heat. Our knowledgeable speakers will discuss efforts throughout the Commonwealth to decarbonize our heating systems, address winter peak gas consumption and natural gas infrastructure constraints, and the promise of technology like heat pumps....
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Environmental Pro Bono Opportunities

01/30/2019 - 04:30 PM to 06:30 PM
Come and meet representatives of non-profit organizations that work with environmental issues in Massachusetts on a daily basis to see what pro bono opportunities are available now and in the near future. ...
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Smith v. Westfield: Article 97 A Year Later

01/30/2019 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
In Smith v. Westfield, the SJC distinguished its 2013 Mahajan v. Department of Environmental Protection opinion and acknowledged that there are circumstances where property may be protected by Article 97 without recorded restrictions. In this program you will hear from attorneys who participated in the case about the issues that led to the Court’s decision and how the new rule has been applied over the previous year. ...
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CLE: Environmental Standing, Part 1

12/04/2018 - 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Part 1 of this series will explore both federal and state law surrounding standing with a particular emphasis on environmental cases....
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Building a Water Innovation Hub in Massachusetts

11/27/2018 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
How is the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (CEC) working to jump-start innovative water businesses, demonstrate new technologies, and bring bench-scale pilots to full scale?...
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So You Want To Be An Energy Lawyer?

11/02/2018 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
Our panelists are all energy lawyers, of differing experience levels, who will describe their various career paths, daily work, and thoughts on how to succeed in the energy sector...
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Four Municipalities – One Watershed Permit: A New Permitting Model

10/15/2018 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
Join us to hear about the first-of-its-kind Watershed Permit issued in August by MassDEP to Brewster, Chatham, Harwich and Orleans to address nitrogen pollution in Pleasant Bay....
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Volunteer with the Urban Wilds Initiative

10/13/2018 - 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Spend an afternoon volunteering outside with the City of Boston’s Urban Wilds Initiative. The event location is the Allandale Woods Urban Wild on the Jamaica Plain/West Roxbury line...
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MA SJC Debrief: The Future of GWSA Regulation

10/11/2018 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
Weeks ago, the Supreme Judicial Court issued its second major opinion interpreting the Commonwealth’s landmark climate change law, the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2008. Come learn about the case!...
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The National Monuments Cases

10/01/2018 - 12:00PM to 1:00PM
After this seminar, attendees will know about the structure and operation of the Antiquities Act and current litigation regarding the President’s power to alter the boundaries and reduce the size of national monuments designated by his predecessors, and his power to designate marine national monuments. ...
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Volunteer with the Food Project

09/22/2018 - 09:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Spend a morning playing in the dirt with the Food Project at their Boston Farm! The Food Project is an organization with a series of urban farms run by local youth, whom distribute their produce through CSAs, farmers markets, and to local hunger relief organizations....
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BBA Energy Conference

06/21/2018 - 11:30 AM to 07:30 PM
This June, the Boston Bar Association will host its first Energy Conference—connecting lawyers with cutting edge insights into some of the changes that will shape the future of this industry....
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Real Estate & Environmental End of the Year Social

06/13/2018 - 04:30 PM to 06:30 PM
Please join us for a joint reception to celebrate another year of program partnership and toast to outgoing Environmental & Energy Law Co-Chair, Peter Durning of Mackie Shea, and Real Estate Co-Chair, Frank DeVito of Rackemann, Sawyer & Brewster. Expand your network and get to know other members of the bar. We’ll also brainstorm program ideas and collaborations for the year ahead....
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Goretex, Non-stick Cookware and Firefighting Foam – The Challenges of PFAS Compounds in Drinking Water

05/31/2018 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
Per – polyfluoralkyl compounds or substances (PFAS) have been used in a wide variety of products over the years, and have become a more urgent concern and topic of regulatory action nationwide....
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Volunteer with the Food Project

05/05/2018 - 09:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Come volunteer on the Food Project’s urban farm in Dorchester. Participants will have an opportunity to work with and learn from youth about urban farming and gardening, and also learn about the Food Project’s goals and mission in an outdoor setting. This is a great opportunity to do some farm work and connect with young people....
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Annual Charles River Cleanup Volunteer Event - REGISTRATION CLOSED

04/28/2018 - 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Join members of the New Lawyers Section, Senior Associates Forum, and the Environmental Law Section as we partner with over 3,000 volunteers from various neighborhood, school and professional organizations to help clear trash, debris and other harmful items from the banks of the Charles River....
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Spring Woodland Restoration Event at Allandale Woods, Urban Wilds

04/21/2018 - 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Several years ago, members of the Environmental Law Section’s Public Service Committee established a tradition for our community of performing ecological restoration work and planting trees in a local Boston Urban Wild. Join the tradition, enjoy nature and the company of your colleagues while also serving the community....
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CLE - Conducting Due Diligence and Allocating Risk in Environmental Transactions

04/12/2018 - 04:00 PM to 07:00 PM
This program will review the critical decisions of when and how to conduct due diligence in transactions that involve complex environmental and energy components....
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Stormwater and the Massachusetts Small MS4 General Permit: Where are We Now?

04/09/2018 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
What is the status of the 2016 Massachusetts Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) General Permit? What are municipalities doing to address stormwater pollution right now and what efforts are underway to improve MS4 compliance planning and other related activities? Robert Brown will provide an overview and Fred Civian will describe what he is hearing about on going municipal stormwater efforts....
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SJC Clarifies c. 21E Property Damage Statute of Limitations: A Debrief on the Grand Manor Condominium Ass’n v. City of Lowell Decision

03/28/2018 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
In its recent decision in Grand Manor Condominium Association v. City of Lowell, the SJC held that the statute of limitations does not begin to run for claims brought under G.L. c. 21E, § 5(a)(iii) until the plaintiff has notice that the damage to their property from environmental contamination cannot reasonably be cured by remediation....
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Recent Developments Under Superfund Law

03/27/2018 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
The EPA will present its annual round-up of recent developments under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), or the Superfund law....
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International Climate Agreements in the Age of Trump

03/12/2018 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
Join us to learn about the current state of international climate agreements, and the outlook of U.S. participation in them, in light of the stated and implied policy of the Trumps Administration....
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MCP Basics for Lawyers

03/09/2018 - 12:00PM to 01:00 PM
The Massachusetts Contingency Plan (310 CMR 40.0000 et seq.) or “MCP” is the “cookbook” environmental engineers use to address releases of oil and hazardous materials. This program will introduce new lawyers to the MCP, review the fundamentals of remediating hazardous waste sites, and provide an overview of the legal issues they may face in their practice. ...
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