Florida Bar To Review Environmental Laws

Monday, August 2, 2010 - 00:00

The Florida Bar will offer a timely three-day program examining Florida's environmental laws and present two seminars, Ethical Challenges for the Environmental Lawyer and Consultants, and Environmental and Land Use Laws - Seas of Change: The Next Decade for Environmental and Land Regulation in Florida.

The program will run from Thursday to Saturday, August 12 to14, at the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa, 1000 PGA Tour Boulevard in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

Day one starts at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 5:30 p.m., day two begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 5:45 p.m., and day three starts at 8:30 a.m. and the conference adjourns at 2:00 p.m.

The program begins with several ethics sessions led by Erin L. Deady, Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A. and Jason S. Lichtstein, Akerman Senterfitt, P.A. Among the topics are ethical issues with redevelopment of contaminated property, notifying third parties about contamination in Florida, and the ethical dilemmas one faces when representing opposing parties.

The second day will begin with a look at the hot button issue of offshore oil and gas exploration. Discussions are to be led by Frank E. Matthews, Hopping Green & Sams P.A. and Susan Glickman, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy. The several other breakout topics include coral protection in Florida, marinas and planning for projected population.

The final day will offer a legislative update and a public interest forum.

Other speakers and faculty include Harold G. "Bud" Vielhauer, Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission; Richard J. Grosso, Everglades Law Center Inc. and David G. Guest, Earthjustice Legal Defense Fund.

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

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