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The Role of Lawyers and Bar Associations in Combating Clima

The Role of Lawyers and Bar Associations in Combating Climate Change
Monday, September 18, 2023 | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Refreshments | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Program
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Format: In-Person

Program Fee:
Free for City Bar Members & Members of Sponsoring Organizations | $15 for Non-Members

This event brings together an unprecedented coalition of national, international, state, and local bar associations.  It is premised on the idea that lawyers can and should play a greater role in combating climate change.  Panelists will advance practical ideas on how to engage in climate-conscious lawyering in counseling clients and engaging in pro bono activities.

Climate change is already altering, and will continue to alter, the background conditions on which the practice of law is based, and the risks and opportunities of a wide range of activities in which clients engage.  It is also leading to a variety of new public and private laws.

Law associations, including the American Bar Association, have responded with resolutions encouraging climate conscious lawyering and providing guidance to lawyers on how climate change affects their current professional responsibilities.  The panelists will discuss these and other actions, and invite discussion on what more needs to be done.  

Michael Gerrard,  Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice at Columbia Law School; Founder and Faculty Director of the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law
Amy Edwards,  Public Policy and Regulation Group of Holland & Knight, LLP;
Selina Lee-Anderson, Miller Thompson
Camila Bustos, Co-Founder, Law Students From Climate Accountability; Assistant Professor, Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University
Alasdair Cameron, Climate Change Policy Adviser, The Law Society of England and Wales
Lara Douvartzidis, Project Lawyer, International Bar Association
Letícia Perrone Campos Mello, Wald, Antunes, Vita, Longo e Blattner Advogados
Georgina Beasley, CEO, Net Zero Lawyers Alliance

John Dernbach, Emeritus Professor of Environmental Law and Sustainability at Widener University Commonwealth Law School

Sponsoring Committee:
Environmental Law, Jullee Kim & John Rousakis, Co-Chairs

Co-Sponsoring Organizations:
American Bar Association
American College of Environmental Lawyers
Brazilian Bar Association
Canadian Bar Association
International Bar Association
Law Society of England and Wales
Net Zero Lawyers Alliance
New York State Bar Association's Environmental & Energy Law Section
Sabin Center for Climate Change Law

New York City Bar Association 42 West 44th Street New York, NY 10036

Monday, 18 September 2023

9/18/2023 5:30 PM

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