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2018 Trends in Environmental Law CLE
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Held in conjuncture with the annual meeting of the Environmental, Natural Resources & Energy Law Section, this annual CLE brings together a variety of talks about the practice of environmental and energy law in Montana.

When: Friday, April 13, 2018
Where: Radisson Colonial Hotel - Helena
2301 Colonial Drive
Helena, Montana  59601
United States
Contact: Meagan Gallagher

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2018 Trends in Environmental Law CLE

-Approved for 6.25 Live CLE Credits (including 1.25 Ethics)



Friday a.m.


Registration (Breakfast Included)


Welcoming Remarks


Public Records Law for Natural Resource

Practitioners: New Developments and Ethical Considerations

Danna Jackson & Raphael Graybill


Insights on Public Land Issues


I. State Trust Lands: Public Lands but Different

Jessie Wiles


II. State of Montana’s Selection of Public Lands

Under Montana’s Enabling Act

Karan Dunnigan


III. Sheep Experiment Station Litigation

John Meyer




Important Updates in Natural Resources-Environmental Case Law

Michelle Bryan & Abigail St. Lawrence


The Fundamentals of Montana Environmental

Policy Act (“MEPA”) Review

Bradley Jones & Jennifer Lane


Lunch Provided (Optional: Section’s annual meeting held over lunch)

Friday p.m.


Energy Panel—PURPA, Renewable Energy,

Colstrip, and Updates from the Public Services


Travis Kavulla, Michael Uda and Samuel Panarella




Ethical Considerations for the Environmental

Practitioner (and how to avoid disciplinary actions)

Michael Cotter


Federal Environmental Civil and Criminal

Enforcement Priorities Under a New

Administration, and How to Advise Clients

Involved in an Investigation

Jim Kilbourne & Kris A. McLean


Adjourn. All attendees welcome to attend the Reception.




·Mac Smith, Esq., Section Chair, Doney Crowley, P.C., Helena


·Michelle Bryan, Professor, Alexander Blewett III School of Law

·Michael Cotter, Esq., Office of Disciplinary Counsel, State of Montana

·Karan Dunnigan, Esq., Field Solicitor, U.S. Department of the Interior

·Raphael Graybill, Esq., Chief Legal Counsel, Office of the Governor

·Danna Jackson, Esq., Chief Legal Counsel, Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation

·Bradley Jones, Esq., Montana Department of Environmental Quality

·Travis Kavulla, Commissioner, Montana Public Service Commission

·Jim Kilbourne, Esq., United States Dept. of Justice, Environmental & Natural Resources Division, Washington, D.C.

·Jennifer Lane, MEPA/MSFA Coordinator, Montana Department of Environmental Quality

·Kris A. McLean, Esq., Kris A. McLean Law Firm, PLLC

·John Meyer, Esq., Cottonwood Environmental Law Center

·Samuel Panarella, Professor, Alexander Blewett III School of Law

·Abigail St. Lawrence, Esq., Attorney at law, Helena

·Michael Uda, Esq., Uda Law Firm

·Jessie Wiles, Esq., Legal Unit, Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation 



Registration & Pricing 

PRICE A         for attorneys practicing five years or more and all

                         other non-attorney registrants.

PRICE B         for attorneys practicing under five years and

                         members of the State Bar Paralegal, Environmental & Water Law Sections.


                                                                      Price A      Price B

Early Registration Paid by March 16:             $285         $210

Paid after March 16:                                       $310         $235


Printed Course Book $35

Electronic materials are included in the registration price,

printed course books are an additional $35


REFUND POLICY: Refunds are 75% if cancellation is 7 days or more before the seminar. Refunds are 50% if cancellation is less than 7 days. No refunds for cancellations on or after the date of the seminar.  Cancellations or substitutions may be made by calling 406-447-2206. No refunds will be made on printed course books after March 16, 2018.