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Thursday, December 6th

2100 Building, 2100 24th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144
View a map here.

 Doors open at 8:00 am
Program runs from 8:20 am – 4:00 pm

Register today!

CELP’s annual full day winter Continuing Legal Education workshop will be held on Thursday, December 6th at the 2100 Building in South Seattle, and panels will address the present and future of protections of streamflows, salmon and orcas in the context of climate change.

Ticket Prices:

  • Nonprofit/Student – $70
  • Attorney/Professional/Agency – $170*

*10% discount available for CELP Members – select the Member Discount option. For information about how to become a member, click here.

Lunch is included in ticket price.

CELP has applied for 6.5 CLE credits including 1 ethics credit with the Washington State Bar Association for this program.

This year, our program will include:
  • River, Salmon and Orcas
    • Are our legal tools failing us?
  • Water Law Updates 
    • RCW 90.94: Washington’s new Watershed Restoration law
    • ESSB 6091: Meaningful outcomes or ineffectual plans and regulation?
    • Non-water mitigation use: comparing apples and oranges
    • A county’s perspective on implementation of ESSB 6091 and RCW 90.94 Watershed Restoration
  • Tribal Water Rights & Habitat
    • Tribal Treaty rights, dams and the ESA
    • Legal tools to protect habitat: Tribal Treaty rights
    • Endangered Species Act and Clean Water Act protections for Columbia Basin salmon
  • Public Trust Doctrine
    • How do Tribal Rights and the ESA work together? Breaking the public trust: why won’t courts and agencies act?
    • Public Trust Doctrine basics and recent court cases
    • Administrative agency reluctance to act under the Doctrine
    • Do we need a legislative approach to the public trust?
  • Ethics
    • *Topic TBD, stay tuned!*
Our speakers are:
  • Miles Johnson
    • Senior Attorney, Columbia Riverkeeper
  • Sharon Haensly
    • Attorney, Squaxin Island Tribe
  • Steve Hirschey
    • Chair, Utilities Review Technical Committee of King County
  • John Hollowed
    • Legal & Policy Advisor, Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission
  • Michael Mayer
    • Adjunct Professor, Seattle University Law School
  • Dan Von Seggern
    • Staff Attorney, Center for Environmental Law & Policy, Seattle
  • Thane Somerville
    • Attorney and Director, Morisset, Schlosser, Jozwiak & Somerville
  • Will Stelle
    • Senior Advisor, Washington Water Trust
  • Todd Wildemuth
    • Policy Director of Regulatory Environmental Law & Policy Clinic, and Director of Environmental Law Program, University of Washington Law School

*Additional speakers to be announced!*

Register today!

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