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ALI CLE Boston Groupcast: Wetlands Law & Regulation

Co-Sponsored by Massachusetts CLE

Wednesday, 5/2/2012, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
MCLE Conference Center, Ten Winter Place, Boston
9 substantive credits, 1 ethics credits
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Product Description

Why Attend?

If your clients do any construction, planning, or conservation, you need to know the complex federal laws regulating wetlands and other waters, including the latest developments concerning "waters of the United States." Practitioners who advise or work in many sectors of the national economy—agriculture, construction and land development, government regulation, forestry, mining, highway and other transportation, public works, recreation, and utilities, to name a few—must know the laws and regulatory programs dealing with the protection of wetlands and other waters.

Are you on top of the latest developments in wetlands law?

What You Will Learn

A top-flight faculty of senior public officials, experienced private practitioners, government prosecutors and defense attorneys, and public interest advocates provide an unparalleled update on the law for the experienced practitioner and an overview of the basic substantive law and practice issues for the less experienced practitioner.

Who Should Attend

The course is designed for a wide audience. It updates experienced attorneys and related professionals, informs public affairs specialists about the issues that will form tomorrow's debates, and provides general practitioners with an excellent framework for understanding the law and counseling clients in this complex area.

Conference Schedule, Day One: Webcast Segment A: - Wednesday, May 2, 2012, 6:00 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.

6:00 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.

Optional Introductory Lecture: Basics of the Federal Law of Wetlands and Other Waters
  • Virginia S. Albrecht, Margaret N. Strand

7:30 P.M.

Adjournment - End of Webcast Segment A

Day Two: Webcast Segment B - Thursday, May 3, 2012, 8:30 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

8:30 A.M. - 9:15 A.M.

Keynote Address
  • John C. Cruden

9:15 A.M. - 10:25 A.M.

The Waters of the United States: What Are They? What's Happening Now To Make Them Clear(er)?
  • Deidre G. Duncan, David A. Evans, Stephen L. Samuels

10:25 A.M. - 10:40 A.M.


10:40 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

"Cooperative" Federalism -- EPA, Corps, and States' Roles in Enforcement and Permitting -- How Do They Interact? How Should They?
  • Ruth Hamilton Heese, Mary D. Shahid

12:00 P.M.

End of Webcast Segment B

Webcast Segment C - Thursday, May 3, 2012, 12:30 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.

12:30 P.M. - 1:30 P.M.

Optional Lunchtime Session: Ethical Issues in Environmental Law
  • Lawrence R. Liebesman, Margaret N. Strand

1:30 P.M. - 2:30 P.M.

Enforcement and Litigation
  • Timothy J. Hagerty, Lance D. Wood

2:30 P.M. - 3:15 P.M.

The Sackett Case Pending in the U.S. Supreme Court: Whether Compliance Orders and Jurisdictional Determinations Are or Should Be Subject to Judicial Review
  • Ruth Hamilton Heese and a speaker to be confirmed from the U.S. EPA Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance

3:15 P.M. - 3:30 P.M.


3:30 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Administrative Initiatives: New Nationwide Permits, Stream Mitigation Guidance, and Experience under the Mitigation Regulation
  • David A. Evans, Margaret (Meg) Gaffney-Smith, Jan Goldman-Carter

5:00 P.M.

Adjournment - End of Webcast Segment C

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