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Lawyers and Climate Change: The First National Conference of Lawyers Committed to Addressing the Climate Emergency


April 28, 2017
12:30 pm - 5:30 pm


Washington College of Law
American University
4300 Nebraska Ave., NW

Washington, DC (and webcast)


The event is free and open to the public but you must register.

  • To view the agenda and list of speakers, please go HERE.
  • The event is available for both in-person and webinar registrations. To register, please go to the Washington College of Law website HERE. Online registration generally closes 24-36 hours before an event. Please address any registration questions to secle@wcl.american.edu.
  • A reception will follow the event, 5:30-7:00 pm.
  • 4.5 credit CLE is available with one ethics credit, subject to a $220 fee unless waived upon request for hardship. If you are applying for CLE, please fill out the additional payment information during the registration process. Please address any CLE questions to secle@wcl.american.edu.
  • All times noted are Eastern  Daylight Time. .

For a complete list of the generous partners of this event, please go HERE.

On April 28, 2017, the day before the climate march in Washington, DC, a group of leading lawyers and academics will convene at American University for a half-day conference to consider potential solutions to the problem of climate change and the role of lawyers and associations of lawyers in advancing those solutions.

Program Topics:

  • The Role of Lawyers in Addressing Climate Change: Past, Present, and Future
  • The Bi-partisan Response to Climate Change
  • Climate Change Litigation in the U.S. and Lessons from Abroad
  • Ethical, Moral, and Justice Implications of Climate Change
  • An Interactive Discussion on Individual and Legal Community Next Steps to Action

The organizers are seeking bar associations and others that wish to sponsor the event with no financial commitment as well as financial sponsors to underwrite the costs of the program and to further  the goal of the program, which is to not only educate but also to mobilize lawyers in the fight for common sense solutions to climate change. Inquiries can be made to Brett Korte at korte@eli.org  or 202-939-3852.