Rob Thornton and Samantha Murray will present "Recent Developments in CEQA Law & Climate Change" during the Orange County Bar Association's Environmental Law Section Meeting on April 6, 2023.
During the presentation, Rob and Samantha will examine how the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) has been adapted to address climate change and how courts are interpreting climate issues when reviewing CEQA analysis. The program will begin with an overview of California's climate change legal landscape and will identify the types of projects that are likely to raise climate change legal issues. Rob and Samantha will also discuss recent CEQA developments, focusing on the climate amendments to the CEQA guidelines and on case law that addresses climate issues.
Brad Kuhn and Jillian Friess Leivas will present “Right of Way 101 – An Overview of the Condemnation Process” during the International Right of Way Association (IRWA) Chapter 11 Luncheon on April 18, 2023.
Right of way and condemnation is the overarching process that encompasses everything from identifying project alternatives to ultimately acquiring specific property. Brad and Jillian will provide an overview of the entire process and illustrate how all of the individual components work together. In particular, they will provide insight into how to effectively navigate the precondemnation process to position for the possibility of condemnation and provide insight into precondemnation best practices to avoid pitfalls in future condemnation litigation.
Brooke Marcus and fellow presenter Marcus Hope from SWCA, Inc., will present “Bats Outta Hell” during CLE International’s 33rd Annual Texas Wetlands Conference in Galveston, TX on April 21, 2023.
During this two-day conference, the audience will hear from a wide array of industry professionals such as attorneys, scientists and consultants who will share the most recent developments in wetlands related issues. Brooke and her Marcus will speak on managing ESA Compliance with new listings and NWP General Condition 18.
Attendees participating in this conference will be eligible to receive up to 12 MCLE credits, including 2 hours of Ethics credits. CLE International has been a provider of continuing professional education programs throughout the United States and Canada since 1983.