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Week of February 20, 2012
Roundtable Discussion with Brett Heinrich, Partner at Meckler Bulger Tilson Marick & Pearson LLP

Join us on Tuesday, February 28 at 12:00pm in Room 581 for a Roundtable Discussion with Brett Heinrich, Partner at Meckler Bulger Tilson Marick & Pearson LLP!

Brett Heinrich is the head pf MBT's Environmental Law and
Regulations Group. His national practice focuses on a variety of
environmental matters including enforcement litigation, compliance counseling, remediation, Superfund, RCRA citizen suits, Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act and environmental aspects of real estate transactions. A graduate of DePaul's law school, Mr. Heinricj began his career as a prosecutor for the Illinois Attorney General's Office and later joined Waste Management, Inc. as Environmental Counsel. While there, he became a nationally recognized Superfund practitioner and environmental litigator representing various subsidiaries at more than 50 federal and state superfund sites.

This is a great opportunity to question a practicing environmental attorney and learn more about Meckler Bulger Tilson Marick & Pearson's environmental externship with Chicago-Kent!

LUNCH will be served! Sign up on TWEN to secure a spot.


2012 Great Lakes Environmental Law Symposium

Mark your Calendars! On March 30, 2012, ELS will be co-hosting the 2012 Great Lakes Environmental Law Symposium. Speaker list and agenda now available at: http://www.kentlaw.edu/student_orgs/els/home.html. Questions? E-mail greatlakessymposium@gmail.com.


YLS Environmental Law Committee “Careers in Environmental Law” Panel Discussion

On Tuesday, February 28, 2012/3:00-4:30 p.m the YLS Environmental Law Committee is presenting a panel discussion called "Careers in Environmental Law" with a reception immediately following. The discussion is available in-person or via CBA Webcast. In-person Price: $0 CLE Advantage/$7.50 Law Student Member/$15 Member/$30 Nonmember. If interested, register online at www.chicagobar.org.


This program is designed to provide young attorneys and law students with a forum to talk to successful environmental practitioners. The speakers will provide insight into the diverse practices available in environmental law and the paths each attorney took to get to their current position. The speakers will also provide advice to young attorneys looking to start a career in environmental law. The moderators will have prepared questions for the speakers and will also take questions from those in attendance. A cocktail reception will be held after the panel discussion to allow for additional and more informal interaction between the speakers and the attendees.

TOPICS:
-Career path of each speaker
-Insight into different environmental law practices
-Advice for young attorneys interested in environmental law     field

SPEAKERS:
Gary Steinbauer, Assistant Regional Counsel, U.S. EPA
Kristen Laughridge Gale, Nijman Franzetti, LLP
Christine Fernandez, Assistant General Counsel, E.ON Climate & Renewables North America, Inc.
Keith Harley, Director of the Environmental Law Program, Chicago-Kent College of Law and Director of the Environmental Program of the Chicago Legal Clinic

MODERATORS:
David J. Scriven-Young, Peckar & Abramson, P.C.
Averil M. Edwards, Winston & Strawn, LLP


National Association of Environmental Law Society Events

NAELS is kicking off 2012 with a bang - and 2 opportunities to learn, network, and take action!

-The 25th Annual NAELS Conference in Ann Arbor: On March 20-22, 2012 join us back where it all started in 1989 to celebrate 25 years of NAELS and environmental law and, more importantly, to plan for the coming 25. The University of Michigan ELS will host a set of fantastic speakers including Supreme Court expert Richard Lazarus, NOAA General Counsel Lois Schiffer, Michigan Environmental Law & Policy Program Director Professor David Uhlmann, and many other veterans of the environmental law field. For more information, visit: http://www.naels.org/content/naels-conference-2012


-UN conference on Sustainable Development: Rio + 20, June 20-22, 2012: Thanks to NAELS Alumnus and 2001 Conference Chair Jason Hill, NAELS is now registered as a group for the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development  - otherwise known as the Rio +20 Meetings. To put your name on a list of possible attendees, please send an email of interest to executivedirector@naels.org. For more information visit: http://www.uncsd2012.org/rio20/.







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