The Next Generation of Environmental Law (3/16/23)
This is an in-person program hosted at The Chicago Bar Association building (321 S. Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL 60604).
The goal of this seminar is to expose environmental lawyers to new and different perspectives on their role as environmental lawyers. Substantively, the first panel will be an introduction to practicing energy law before the Illinois Commerce Commission. That panel will include an overview of what the ICC does, how it does so (i.e. the rules governing ICC proceedings) and how the ICC is an increasingly relevant forum for environmental lawyers’ clients and for shaping climate change and other environmental policies in Illinois. The second panel will be a personal and practical platform for intergenerational knowledge transfer. This panel will feature pairs of junior and senior lawyers who will discuss what senior lawyers believe junior lawyers need to succeed in environmental law and what junior lawyers think senior lawyers need to know to stay relevant, retain talent, and relate to clients and stakeholders in a changing environmental law and policy landscape.
Topics and Speakers:
Practicing Energy Law at the Illinois Commerce Commission: A Primer on How to Litigate Contested Cases Before the ICC and Shape the Future of Illinois Climate and Energy Policy
Scott Elmer, Whitt Sturtevant
Ryan Granholm, ArentFox Schiff (formerly of the Illinois Commerce Commission)
Julie Soderna, Energy Solutions (formerly of the Citizens Utility Board)
Moderator: Molly Snittjer, Trajectory Energy
Intergenerational Environmental Law Advice: What New Environmental Lawyers Need to Know to Succeed in the Field and What Our More “Seasoned” Members Need to Know to Stay Relevant.
Alex Garel-Frantzen, ArentFox Schiff
Sophie Grueterich, Assistant Regional Counsel, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 5
Gavin Kearney, Earthjustice
Lauren Piette, Earthjustice
Robert Petti, Maron Marvel
Stephen Sylvester, Illinois Attorney General, Chief, Environmental Bureau (Chicago)
Moderator: Rob Weinstock, Director of the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law Environmental Advocacy Center
Cost: $0 CBA CLE Advantage Plan
Member/$95 Member/$185 Nonmember
Credit: 2.75 IL MCLE Credit
Where: Chicago Bar Association, 31 S. Plymouth Court, Chicago, Il 60604
Networking Reception to Follow
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Chat: Open in-meeting chat, allowing you to send chat messages to and send a message to the host, panelists, and attendees (if permitted). Question & Answer: Open the Q&A window, allowing you to ask questions to the host and panelists. They can either reply back to you via text in the Q&A window or answer your question live.