Environmental Law 34th Annual Spring Super Symposium

Program Title:
Environmental Law 34th Annual Spring Super Symposium

Program Date: 
Thursday, March 18, 2021

2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

CLE Credit:
2.75 hours of CLE Credit
Note: CLE Certificates will be emailed 7-10 business days after the webinar

Program Description:
Please join the LACBA Environmental Law Section for a virtual symposium discussing the legal and technological implications of potential adaptions to our changing world.  The Spring Super Symposium will feature Michael Feuer, City Attorney for the City of Los Angeles, as its keynote speaker.

2:00 – 2:05:  Introduction and Welcome

2:05 – 3:05:  Transition to Electrification: Challenges and Obstacles
California’s goal of achieving carbon neutrality statewide (EO-B-55-18) and in the electricity grid (SB-100) is intensifying the shift to renewable energy resources, including the increased use of electrification.  This panel will discuss the challenges posed by a statewide push towards electrification, including the technological, regulatory, economic, and legal hurdles for the southern California utilities that must respond and adapt to the state’s policies.


  • David Barrett, Vice-President and General Counsel for Southern California Gas Company
  • Laura Renger, Director of Electrification and Customer Services Policy at Southern California Edison
  • Nancy Sutley, Chief Sustainability Officer with Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

3:10 – 3:55:  Keynote Speaker: Michael Feuer, City Attorney for the City of Los Angeles 

4:00 – 5:00:  Geoengineering: The Legal Challenges of Climate Mitigation
Geoengineering encompasses a broad spectrum of proposed large-scale, deliberate interventions to mitigate or even reverse climate change.  As geoengineering gains prominence as a means to counter climate change and its consequences, it brings numerous potential legal issues. This panel explores the current challenges of undertaking geoengineering projects and the legal issues that may be on the horizon.


  • Professor Edward A. Parson, Dan and Rae Emmett Professor of Environmental Law & Faculty Co-Director of the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at UCLA
  • Robert James, Partner & Co-Leader of Projects team at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • William Burns, Professor of Research & Co-Director for the Institute for Carbon Removal Law & Policy at American University



  • Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Los Angeles County
  • Association of Women in Water, Energy and Environment
  • Arab American Lawyers Association of Southern California
  • Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles
  • California Association of Black Lawyers
  • Central City Association of Los Angeles
  • California Efficiency + Demand Management Council
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Glendale Bar Association
  • Korean American Bar Association
  • Latina Lawyers Bar Association
  • Long Beach Bar Association
  • Orange County Bar Association, Environmental Law Section
  • Orange County Women's Lawyer Association
  • Philippine American Bar Association
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • San Gabriel Valley Bar Association
  • South Asian Bar Association of Southern California
  • Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association
  • Thai American Bar Association


CLE+ Members


Law Students


Government Attorneys  $35.00

Environmental Law Section Members


 Affiliate Bar Members $70.00 

LACBA Members


All Others


*Affiliate Bar Members please create free account for online registration or call Member Services at (213)896-6560.

Once you have completed your LACBA registration, on the date of the event you will receive a link from Zoom that will allow you to join the webinar directly. In order to receive participatory CLE credit, registrants must participate in the webinar via Zoom.  LACBA cannot provide CLE credit to those who only listen to the program audio by phone.  Individuals wishing to receive CLE credit must register independently.

Important Information:
Please log in to Zoom at least 10 minutes before the program time.

You will receive a certificate of attendance via email in 7-10 business days.

3/18/2021 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LACBA Zoom Webinar Los Angeles, CA 90012

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Thursday, 18 March 2021

Advance registration (both online and via phone) closes for most programs approximately 12-24 hours before event time (in order to allow for operational considerations), we would still like to have you join us, and you are more than welcome to register on-site and attend, unless the program is specifically noted as SOLD OUT. Full refunds issued only for registrations which are cancelled 48 hours in advance.

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