Save the Date
June 11 at Noon—Hazardous Substances/Brownfield Webinar Series
June 21—Summer Conference, planned for the Bengal Wildlife Center in Bath, near Lansing
September 18-20—SBM Annual Meeting, Lansing
September 19 at 1:45 p.m.—Fall Conference (topic TBA), Lansing Center
September 19 at 5:00 p.m.—Council Meeting, Lansing Center
November 6—Joint program with Air Committee and Air and Waste Management Ass'n, location TBA
Webinar: The K.I.S.S. Principle in Environmental Litigation
Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Time: Noon–1 p.m.
Cost: Free to Section members
The Environmental Law Section and the Hazardous Substances & Brownfields Committee of the Environmental Law Section will welcome noted environmental attorney, litigator, author, and speaker Charles M. Denton for a noontime presentation. Environmental litigation complexities in pre-trial proceedings, ADR, expert opinions, dispositive motion practice, and trial stages can interfere with effective resolution of the dispute; this program will discuss how to recognize these challenges and simplify them for effective environmental litigation advocacy.
After registering you will receive a confirmation e-mail containing information about joining the Webinar.
Calendar of Council Meetings
All section members are welcome to attend. Please notify Brian Figot at email@example.com if you are not on the council and plan to attend so he can confirm we have adequate space and refreshment.
June 21, 2013—6:00 p.m., Lansing, in conjunction with ELS Summer Conference (location to be confirmed later)
August—if our annual summer conference does not occur on the June date and instead occurs in August as it did in 2012, the Council may meet that day, as well.
September 19, 2013—1:30–6:00 p.m. annual Fall Conference and Council Meeting in Lansing during the SBM Annual Meeting.
Environmental Law Writing Contest
Three prizes will be awarded: $2,000 for first place, $1,000 for second place, and $500 for third place. Winning essays will be published in the Michigan Environmental Law Journal. Entries must be postmarked by June 30, 2013.
Complete Essay Contest Rules PDF
Last Year's Winners
Eight law students from six different law schools submitted essays for the 2012 writing competition. The editors selected the following winners:
Contact Section Administrator Brian Figot at firstname.lastname@example.org or (248) 594-5950.