Environmental Law Section Of NYSBA Turns 30

Monday, August 2, 2010 - 01:00

The New York State Bar Association's Environmental Law Section will mark its 30th anniversary with a nine-city Continuing Legal Education (CLE) program that will explore key environmental issues unique to those specific regions of the state. Spearheaded by section chair Barry R. Kogut of Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, the series kicked off on July 20 in Buffalo and will include seminars in each of the nine designated New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) Regions. The CLE series also coincides with NYSDEC's 40th anniversary.

According to Mr. Kogut, this program series is designed to showcase, acknowledge and celebrate the work being done in each of the state's NYSDEC regions. The programs will feature the local NYSDEC regional director who will provide an historical perspective, as well as a view of the future challenges in that particular locale.

New York State Bar Association president Stephen P. Younger of Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP said, "Over the past three decades, our understanding of New York's environmental challenges has continued to grow, even as the solutions have become more complex. The Environmental Law Section has been at the forefront of those efforts, offering legal education, Congressional testimony, international programs and key publications. The importance of its work in the arena of environmental justice and providing a roadmap to reducing greenhouse gases in New York cannot be underestimated.

"Under the leadership of Chairman Barry Kogut, the section has put together an impressive program with leading environmental experts that offers something for every practitioner. I congratulate him and the section leadership on all their accomplishments, and wish them continued success in the decades to come," President Younger concluded.

For information about available CLE credits, fees and dates for these events, visit CLE Events on The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel website at www.metrocorpcounsel.com.

To register for the program visit www.nysba.org.