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The Law of Sustainability: Past & Future - April 24 Webinar -

  • April 24, 2020
  • 8:15 AM - 4:45 PM
  • Webinar

Oregon State Bar

Sustainable Future Section

CLE WEBINAR - OSB Sustainable Future Section

Friday, April 24, 2020 8:15am - 4:45pm



7.25 CLE Credits (6.25 General) (1.00 Access to Justice)


This program has been changed to webinar participation only. If you have already registered for the in-person seminar, your registration will automatically be changed to webinar participation. If you would like to cancel your registration please contact the OSB CLE Service Center at (503) 431-6413 or (800) 452-8260, ext. 413 or via email at cle@osbar.org.


On the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, the Sustainable Future Section invites all members of the Oregon State Bar to a day-long CLE focused on The Law of Sustainability:  Past and Future. Sustainability issues impact nearly every area of the law and the day’s programs will cover topics relevant to a variety of practice areas. Prominent speakers, including judges, attorneys, scholars, and activists, will review the progression of sustainability law and discuss future challenges in the law and enforcement. Programs will cover issues including climate change, access to justice, endangered species, constitutional law, and environmental justice. A complimentary lunch is included with the cost of registration, along with 7.25 total CLE credits, including 1.0 Access to Justice Credit. The full Agenda, including Programs and Speakers, is provided below:


PLEASE NOTE: The program’s presentations and course materials do not reflect the opinion or position of the Oregon State Bar or Oregon State Bar sections. All of the CLE content is the express perspective of the individual presenters.


8:15                      Opening Remarks

8:30-10:00          State’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goals

1.            Angus Duncan, Chair of the Global Warming Commission

2.            Meredith Connolly, Oregon Director, Climate Solutions;

3.            Scott Bolton, Senior Vice President of External Affairs and Customer Solutions, Pacific Power; and

4.            Amanda Pietz, Director of ODOT Climate Office


15 Minute Break


10:15-11:15        Sustaining Biodiversity: The Endangered Species Act

History and Current Cases

                              1.            Ryan Shannon, Attorney, Center for Biological Diversity

                              2.            Oliver Stiefel, Attorney, Crag Law Center


11:15-12:15        Environmental Justice & Sustainability

                              Professor Lisa Benjamin, Lewis & Clark Law School


30 Minute Break


12:45-1:30          Natural Disaster Law

                              Professor Latisha Nixon-Jones,

                              Visiting Professor, University of Oregon School of Law


1:30-2:30             Debate:  Should Oregon Constitution be Amended

to Protect the Envtl. Rights of Future Generations? 

1.                   (Pro) Professor Susan Smith, Willamette Law School

2.                   (Con) Cody Hoesly, Appellate Attorney, Larkins Vacura

Moderator:         Robert “Skip” Durham, Ret. Justice, Oregon Supreme Ct.


2:30-3:30             The Ecology of Reparations -

Right Relationships: to Nature and to Each Other

                              Professor Robin Morris Collin, Willamette Law School


15 Minute Break


3:45-4:45             Sustainability & Access to Justice

1.            Judge Nan G. Waller, Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge

                              2.            Maya Crawford Peacock, Attorney & Director of Campaign for Equal Justice


Registration Price


Non-SFS Members - $60 ($55 if registered by 4/10/20) -includes complimentary 2020 SFS section membership

New Lawyers (Licensed 1/1/2018 or later) - $50 ($45 if registered by 4/10/20) -includes complimentary 2020 SFS section membership

Sustainable Future Section Members - $40 ($35 if registered by 4/10/20, use coupon code SSUST20SM at checkout to receive discount)

Students - $40 ($35 if registered by 4/10/20, use coupon code SSUST20LS at checkout to receive discount)


Links for Webinar Access will be sent to registrants prior to the event.


Click here to register for the webinar.


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Registration questions? Please call the OSB CLE Service Center at (503) 431-6413

or(800) 452-8260, ext. 413.


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If you would like to request accommodations for a section meeting or event, please contact Natalie Batiste at nbatiste@osbar.org or 503-431-6384 as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event. More information can be found here.

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