Upcoming – Calling all Speakers and Volunteers!

The ELUL Section is continuing to work on offering some of the remaining speakers and topics as mini-CLEs this fall, and we’ll provide you with those dates and times as soon as we’re able to confirm them.

If you have any questions or suggestions, or would like to volunteer to present or chair at the 2021 Mid-Year, please don’t hesitate to contact an ELUL Executive Committee member:

April 22, 2021 – Spring Networking Event!

Earth Day Celebration and Law School Networking Event

This year’s annual spring networking event with Washington law students interested in pursuing careers in environmental, land use, and civil rights law is scheduled for April 22, 2021 : Earth Day!!

We know how much the students appreciate the opportunity to meet and mingle with practicing attorneys, all of whom have extraordinary experience and wisdom to share. We hope you will join us and will forward this invite on to any friends or colleagues you think would be available/interested in attending!

Although we cannot meet in person this year, we have a great evening planned. This year ELUL is co-hosting with WSBA’s Civil Rights Law Section and the AGO’s Environmental Protection Division to organize a joint event with an environmental justice focus. To start, three to four attorneys will give brief remarks at the outset of the event about their work in the field of environmental justice. Afterwards, we will open up breakout rooms for students to learn and mingle with practicing attorneys in the area. Additionally, to counteract the widespread Zoom fatigue that has set in over the past year, we will hold a raffle at the beginning and end of the event (prizes = environmental justice focused books and an REI gift card, and raffle entry = your registration + attendance).

We hope to see you there!

Please register for the event at this link.

On the day of the event, you may join the Zoom call with this link.
Meeting ID: 394 469 3478
Passcode: elul

May 7, 2021 – Midyear Meeting and Conference – Webinar

Join the ELUL Section for its 2021 Midyear Meeting and Conference. This one day webcast will explore exciting issues from both the environmental and land use legal sector, including several timely topics that you will not want to miss. Topics include updates to SEPA rules and the Greenhouse Gas Assessment for Projects (GAP) Rules, COVID impacts on land use issues, ongoing Federal rollbacks of the Trump Administration prior environmental rollbacks, exploring the Multifamily Property Tax Exemption, and a detailed review of the affordable housing regulatory framework in the Puget Sound Area. In addition, the webcast will discuss recent important environmental cases and provide an update on the current legislative session.

Registration is available on the WSBA website registration page.

Nicole De Leon – Cairncross & Hempelmann, Seattle
Brian Ferrasci-O’Malley – Nossaman LLP, Seattle

Molly Barker – K&L Gates, Seattle
McKenzie Darr – Wolff Company, Seattle
Abbey DeWeese – Hillis Clark Martin Peterson, Seattle
Jeremy Eckert – Tharsis Law, Seattle
Holly Golden – Hillis Clark Martin Peterson, Seattle
Rob Hatfield – House of Representatives Office of Program Research, Olympia
Jacob Lipson – House of Representatives Office of Program Research, Olympia
Ian Morrison – McCullough Hill O’Leary, Seattle
Erika Spanton – Beveridge, Seattle
Ankur Tohan – K&L Gates, Seattle
Kelly Wood – Washington State Attorney General’s Office, Seattle

8:00 a.m. Webcast Login Opens
8:25 a.m. Webcast Begins
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch Break
3:30 p.m. Adjourn

Recent Past Events

  • November 9, 2020 – Mini-CLE – Webinar – Clean Air, Insurance & Sustainable Design, and Marijuana Land Use Law
  • October 22, 2020 – Mini CLE – Webinar – Trump, the Clean Water Act, and Pro Se Ethics: Things You Should Know
  • July 30, 2020 – CLE – Midyear Webinar
  • May 21, 2020 – Virtual Networking Event (via Zoom!)
  • December 5, 2019 – CLE – SEPA Categorical Exemptions in the Context of Wolf Management and Attorney Duty of Candor
  • May 2-4, 2019 – CLE – Midyear Conference – Alderbrook Resort
  • April 23, 2019 – Law Student Networking Mixer
  • December 13, 2018 – CLE – Ethics and Professional Responsibility When Working With Experts and Consultants
  • May 10-12, 2018 – CLE – Midyear Conference – Suncadia Resort
  • April 4, 2018 – Law Student Networking Mixer
  • December 7, 2017 – CLE – Ethical Issues in Contact with Government Employees

Executive Committee Meetings

The WSBA ELUL Executive Committee generally conducts meetings on the third Wednesday of each month, from 3-4 p.m. You may attend by phone by calling 866-577-9294 and using the passcode 5016511#. Please contact a member of the Executive Committee for specific details on their upcoming meeting dates and locations.