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Mowich Lake, Mt Rainier Park by Mario Mendez

Our all day winter Continuing Legal Education workshop is being transformed into three, 2 hour afternoon workshop sessions. Whether you need your CLE credits or you just want to learn more about environmental policy, water law, and tribal interests we have a great line up of speakers and topics for everyone.  

When: Dec 1st, Dec 3rd, Dec 7th


Where: Virtually on Zoom. Once you purchase your ticket you will receive a link to the Zoom workshop. Any questions email


General $50/session or $120/all 3 workshops

CELP Members $45/session or $108/all 3 workshops

*you are a CELP member if you have donated $50 or more to CELP in the last year

Student/Nonprofit $25/session or $60/all 3 workshops

CLE Credit: We have applied for 2 Continuing Legal Education credits for each session, a total of 6 CLE credits for all 3 workshops.


Tuesday Dec. 1st: Water Trading and Speculation

Peter Dykstra, Plauche & Carr LLP “Using transfers, water banks, and the TWRP to restore instream flows and meet other water needs”

Mary McCrea, Retired Attorney and concerned Methow Valley resident, “Out of basin water transfers: the upstream perspective”

Robert Sappington, Attorney, Sammamish, WA, “Climate-Driven Acceleration of Speculation in Water Rights”

Thursday Dec. 3rd: River Basin Adjudications and Tribal Rights

Robin McPherson, Washington Department of Ecology “Court Adjudications, Tribal Rights and Stream Flows”

Robert Anderson, Professor of Law Emeritus University of Washington School of Law, Oneida Indian Nation Visiting Professor of Law Harvard Law School “Adjudications and Tribal rights: how much water?”

Danielle Squeochs, Hydrologist, Yakama Indian Nation,Perspectives on the Yakima Basin Adjudication

Monday Dec. 7th: Climate Change and Water Rights

Robin Kundis Craig, James I. Farr Presidential Endowed Professor of Law, University Distinguished Professor University of Utah School of Law The End of Stationarity in Water Law”

Dan Von Seggern, Staff Attorney CELP “Past performance does not guarantee future results: How does climate change affect water allocation?

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