October Seminar To ExploreGroundwater Law In Colorado

Sunday, October 4, 2009 - 00:00

The State Bar of Colorado will explore groundwater law in an upcoming seminar titled Groundwater 101: The Technical and Engineering Program Series on Friday, October 16, from 9 a.m. until 4:45 p.m. at the CLECI Large Classroom, 1900 Grant Street in Denver.

Groundwater 101 is the first course in the Technical and Engineering Program Series and is essential for anyone who wants to become involved with water rights and the practice of water law. It is an introduction to the scientific side of water practice and will provide attendees with basic groundwater concepts, terms, theories, and practices and their applications in the courtroom. Other issues that will be discussed are the hydrologic cycle and variability of the river basins, the prior appropriation doctrine, federal reserved rights and different types of water rights and how they are administered, and water right abandonment issues.

The material is being presented by Scott G. Mefford and William B. Tourtillott, experts in the field. The lunch keynote presenter, the Hon. Gregory J. Hobbs, Jr., took office as a member of the Colorado Supreme Court in 1996. He practiced water, environmental, land use and transportation law for 25 years before that and is vice president of the Colorado Foundation for Water Education.

For information see CLE Events on The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel website at www.metrocorpcounsel.com.

To make a reservation, call (303) 860-0608 or go to www.cobar.org.