Greetings members of the Environmental and Land Use Law Section:
Next week marks the beginning of summer and the start of a new year for the Environmental Law and Land Use Law Section of the Florida Bar (ELULS) and with it new opportunities to become involved in the section. We value your membership and encourage you to participate actively in the section.
• It is time to renew your membership in ELULS as you pay your Florida Bar Dues. Renewing you membership ensures you will receive the Section Report, have access to the ELULS Treatise and receive invitations and updates to section activities.
• The ELULS will be holding its annual meeting and luncheon on June 22, 2017 as 1:00 p.m. as part of the 2017 Florida Bar Convention at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. If interested in attending, and you have not already done so, please RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/eluls-annual-meeting-and-awards-lunch-tickets-33787434125
• While at the Florida Bar convention, attend the ELULS sponsored CLE program “2017 Environmental and Land Use Section June Update” scheduled for Friday, June 23rd from 8:30-12:00. The link to the brochure is the following: https://www.floridabar.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/2508-Environmental-Law.pdf
•Join and actively participate on an ELULS committee.
ELULS Committee Opportunities
The best way to be involved with the ELULS Section is to join one or more of our ELULS Committee listed below. The Executive Council of the ELULS Section would love to involve you whether you are a first-year attorney, government lawyer, non-profit attorney or partner with years of experience. We welcome everyone and one of the strengths of the section is the involvement of attorney’s from many different types of practice. To join a committee, please email the ELULS Program Administrator, Jeremy Citron, at JCitron@floridabar.org, and tell him which committee(s) you would like to be on. He will forward your information to the committee chair(s), with a copy to the officers.
- CLE Committee – responsible for CLE programming, both live and webcast, throughout the year
- ELULS Treatise – our online treatise that is a valuable member benefit. Committee members can assist with Editorial, Authorship, and/or Marketing Subcommittee
- Law School Liaison Committee – this committee works with law schools through liaisons with each law school in the state to assist with law school environmental societies, career speaker panels, and also runs the law school grant program and the Maloney Writing Contest
- Florida Bar Journal Committee – Solicits and edits articles and columns for publication in the Florida Bar Journal
- Affiliate Membership Committee – Affiliate members (non-attorney environmental and land use professionals) and attorney members work together to foster development of a multi-disciplinary approach to environmental and land use issues
- Membership Committee – To promote new membership and retain existing members in the Section
- Section Reporter – Published quarterly to provide ELULS members with timely articles on developments in environmental and land use law, including legislative forecasts and summaries
- Public Interest Committee – Provides a forum for attorneys who represent and advocate for the interests of the public, and provides CLE content and speakers to present public interest environmental and land use law issues
- Internet Committee – construct, maintain, and update the section website, manage the section listserv, identify and help implement other areas of technological communication to better serve the Section
- Young Lawyers Committee – assist young attorneys in making the transition from law school to law practice, and help integrate young attorneys into ELULS activities
The four substantive committees focus on specific practice areas, serve as a source for CLE speakers in their practice areas, develop webcasts, provide CLE panels for seminars, and generally foster communication among attorneys in their respective practice areas. They are:
• Land Use
• Pollution Assessment, Remediation, Management and Prevention
• Natural Resources
We look forward to your active participation in the ELULS this year.
ELULS Section Chair-Elect