Building Power in the Public Sector

New York City Bar
Building Power in the Public Sector: DEI and Anti-Racism at Environmental Jobs in Government (OnDemand)
Originally held on Monday, November 1, 2021 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Program Fee:

$29 for Members | $79 for Nonmembers
Members who are Recent Law Graduates, Newly Admitted Lawyers (admitted for the first time in any state or country 2019-2021), In-House/Corporate Counsel, Judges, and attorneys that practice within the Government, Academic or Not-for-Profit sectors attend this program for free.

CLE Credit:
New York: 1.0 Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias
New Jersey: 1.0 Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias
California: 1.0 Elimination of Bias
Pennsylvania: 1.0 Professional Responsibility
Connecticut: Available to Licensed Attorneys

Newly admitted New York attorneys (attorneys admitted to the New York State Bar for two years or less) cannot earn CLE credit in the category of Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias.

The governmental and public sectors hold the promise of vibrant and meaningful careers in environmental law. An environmental law career can provide many opportunities to advocate for justice in the face of environmental degradation that often has inequitable impacts. However, the environmental legal sector, like the broader environmental movement, has enormous strides to make in increasing diversity and inclusion in workplace policies and procedures. In this panel, we will address what bureaus and agencies are doing to support diversity and inclusion and the path forward for the governmental and public sector in advancing equity. To discuss these questions, please join us to hear from professionals working on diversity, equity, and inclusion from within government agencies that focus on environmental law. This panel follows up on a three-part series held earlier this year, where panelists discussed their related efforts in the NGO and law firm sectors. The recording from the prior event is available here. The series overall was recently awarded the 2021 ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources Award.  

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Program Chair:
Bethany A. Davis Noll, 
Executive Director of the State Energy & Environmental Impact Center, NYU School of Law

Introduction and Welcome:
Andres Jimenez
, Executive Director, Green 2.0

Opening Remarks:
Karl A. Racine
, Washington D.C. Attorney General

Lisa Garcia, Director, Fix, the Climate Solutions Lab at Grist

Christophe Courchesne,
Deputy Chief, Energy and Environment Bureau, Massachusetts AG's Office
Sandra Jefferson Grannum, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, New York State Office of the Attorney General

Tricia Jefferson, Acting Deputy Associate General Counsel, Cross Cutting Issues Law Office, Office of General Counsel, Environmental Protection Agency
Antonia Pereira, Senior Counsel, Environmental Law Division

Sponsoring Association Committees:
Environmental Law, Bethany Davis Noll & L. Margaret Barry, Co-Chairs

Co-Sponsoring Organizations:
Center for Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging
Green 2.0
Institute for Policy Integrity
Sabin Center for Climate Change Law

State Energy & Environmental Impact Center at NYU School of Law

Co-Sponsoring Law School Student Groups:
Columbia Environmental Law Society
Columbia First Generation Professionals
CUNY Environmental Justice Coalition
Fordham’s Environmental Law Advocates
NYU Law and Government Society
Pace Environmental Law Society
St. John’s Environmental Law Society

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