Environmental Trials | October 16 & 17, 2017 | Washington, DC

The ability to try an environmental case remains a fundamental skill that clients will need in coming years.

Our upcoming Environmental Trials conference is an opportunity to hear directly from some of the litigators and experts directly involved in some to the most significant recent major environmental cases, including criminal prosecutions. Our objective is to help you incorporate the lessons learned into your strategies for pending and future cases. We’ll address major new developments in the environmental damage assessment science, economic damage assessment tools, and legal developments affecting your ability to prove your case at trial.

Take advantage of this opportunity to learn from criminal and civil practitioners, prosecutors and defense attorneys, as well as technical experts, in-house counsel, and experts on trial preparation and strategy. The case studies will involve panels on criminal trials; Clean Water Act trials; Natural Resource Damage trials; Superfund cost allocations; and toxic torts.

In addition to staying on top of substantive law and technical issues, successful environmental trial attorneys must be increasingly sophisticated in the psychology of persuasion. We’ll have experts on the mental processes that jurors use for evaluating environmental issues and tips for creating, and testing, messages a systematic way. We’ll also have experts who can help you up your game for use of graphics in trial presentations, particularly for sophisticated younger people coming into jury pools, and the use of virtual techniques for mock jury testing.

Register now to hear and discuss the current best thinking on environmental trials and pick up the practical tips that you can immediately apply to your next case. You’ll also have an opportunity for informally exchanging ideas at the reception and dinner sponsored graciously sponsored by Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP and Farella Braun + Martel LLP.

More information is available on our website. We hope to see you there.

Public Records & Open Meetings | March 31, 2017 – Seattle, WA

With rising national concern about openness and transparency in government, our upcoming seminar on Washington Open Government law is particularly timely. We’ll have updates on recent cases and responsive legislative action. We’ll also have an in-depth, interactive discussion of the most pressing current topics including:

  • Dealing with burdensome requests
  • Privacy and First Amendment protections
  • Use of personal devices for public servants
  • The dangers of private/public interactions

Full information is available here.

We hope you’ll be able to join us, either in person to connect with your colleagues or via our high quality webcast. Group, non-profit, and government discounts are available. Let me know if you have any questions.

Register soon to reserve your place!