Annual CLE

2019 Environmental Law: Year in Review

The 2019 Environmental & Natural Resources Law Section CLE will be held on October 3, 2019, from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm at McMenamin’s Edgefield (Troutdale, Oregon). A social hour will follow. More information and registration details will be posted during the summer of 2019.

2018 Environmental Law: Year in Review

Register online here.

Agenda with schedule:

View the CLE Brochure.

Presentations and materials:

Aquaculture; Perspectives on its Benefits and Drawbacks

William Barquin, Attorney General, Kootenai Tribe of Idaho, (Speaker Bio, Presentation)

Doug Steding, Northwest Resource Law PLLC (Speaker Bio, Presentation)

Brian Knutsen, Kampmeier Knutsen PLLC (Speaker Bio, Presentation)

CWA Updates and Stormwater Litigation

Laura Kerr, Stoel Rives (Speaker Bio, Presentation)

Jamie Saul, Earthrise Law Center (Speaker Bio, Presentation)


Lawson Fite, American Forest Resource Council (Speaker Bio, Presentation)

Lizzy Potter, Advocates for the West (Speaker Bio, Presentation)

Mike Freese, The Romain Group (Speaker Bio, Presentation)

Environmental Justice; How Oregon is Tackling the Issue

Professor Robin Collin, Willamette University (Speaker Bio, Presentation)

Robert Collin, Oregon Environmental Justice Task Force (Speaker Bio, Presentation)

Stephanie Caldera, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (Speaker Bio, Presentation)

Atmospheric Trust Litigation; Insights into the Juliana Case and its Potential Impacts

Professor Mary Wood, University of Oregon (Speaker Bio, Presentation)

Chris Winter, Crag Law Center (Speaker Bio, Presentation)

Andrew Varcoe, Boyden Gray & Associates (Speaker Bio, Presentation)

Environmental Crimes; What to do in the First 30 Days

David Angeli, Angeli Law Group (Speaker Bio, Presentation)

Joanna Perini-Abbot, Angeli Law Group (Speaker Bio, Presentation)

Ethics; Technological Competency, What You Need to Know

Linn Davis, Assistant General Counsel, OSB Client Assistance Office Manager (Speaker Bio, Presentation)

2017 Environmental Law: Year in Review

Agenda with schedule:

The CLE will begin at 8 am with a continental breakfast, followed by introductory remarks at 8:25. After closing remarks, from 4:35 to 5:30, we hope attendees will participate in a networking reception hosted by Stoel Rives and Ring Bender. Please view the CLE flyer for the full agenda.

Presentations and materials:

Recent Developments in Indian Water Law

Duane Mecham, U.S. Department of Interior, Office of the Solicitor (Speaker Bio)(Presentation, Article)

Water, Water Everywhere:  What’s Happening with Water? (Speaker Bios)

Updates from the 2017 Legislative Session
Steve Shropshire, Jordan Ramis (Materials)

Updates on Groundwater in Oregon
Racquel Rancier, Oregon Water Resources Department
(Materials:  IWRS Framework, Strategic Planning Timeline, Background on GW, Draft GW Workplan Priorities)

Hells Canyon Complex Relicensing: State and Federal Issues?
Rick Glick, Davis Wright Tremaine (Materials)

Oregon’s State Forests:  Where are We Headed? (Speaker Bios)

Heath Curtiss, Oregon Forests & Industries Council (Materials)

Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands

Lunch:  Keynote Address

The Wildfire Crisis, Federal Land Management, and the Urban-Rural Divide
Senator Betsy Johnson (D-Scappoose)

A Look Back at the 2017 Session
Representative Brad Witt (D-Clatskanie)

CERCLA Intake to Implementation:  Spare the ROD and Spoil the Client (Speaker Bios)

Patty Dost and Jennifer Gates, Pearl Legal Group (Materials)

John Dunbar, Larkins Vacura Kayser (Materials)

Anzie St. Clair, Larkins Vacura Kayser (Materials)

Changes in the Law Under the Trump Administration (Speaker Bios)

Laura Kerr, Perkins Coie (Materials)

Susan Jane Brown, Western Environmental Law Center (Materials)

Travis Joseph, American Forest Resource Council (Materials)

Zak Kearns, Larkins Vacura Kayser (Materials)


Amber Hollister, OSB General Counsel (Handout, ORPC, Ethics Opinion)


For information regarding past CLEs, see Events.