2021 Rocky Mountain Chapter Annual Meeting

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Program Overview:

The Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Energy Bar Association's 2021 Annual Meeting will be held in your very own home or office (virtually!) on Thursday, June 24, 2021. Mark your calendar now to earn CLE and learn from the experts about the current regional developments.

2021 Rocky Mountain Chapter Annual Meeting: Program Schedule and Registration Form

champion SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:

Rocky Mountain Chapter Annual Meeting Sponsorship Levels & Benefits


$400: Gold Sponsor

  • Four complimentary registration ($220 - $400 in value)
  • Plus marketing benefits

$200: Silver Sponsor

  • Two complimentary registration ($110 - $150 in value)
  • Plus marketing benefits
ALL SPONSORS
  • Logo featured in all event marketing circulated to over 5,000 attorneys & energy professionals twice
  • Listed in materials circulated to all attendees
  • Verbal recognition at the opening by Chapter President during welcome remarks
  • Recognition on the conference webpage
  • Logo recognition on social media
  • Recognition on the recording that will be offered in our e-Library

Contact: Mary Margaret Frank, Manager, Events & Volunteer Relations, E: mmfrank@eba-net.org

library  PROGRAM SCHEDULE: Thursday, June 24, 2021

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM (MDT)

11:00 AM – 11:05 AM: Welcome

Erin Green, President, EBA ROCKY MOUNTAIN CHAPTER
Mosby Perrow, PresidentENERGY BAR ASSOCIATION

11:05 AM – 12:05 PM: Environmental Justice in Energy Development and Transition 

Environmental justice considerations have jumped to the forefront of national energy development policies, having first gained traction on the national stage in 1994 with President Bill Clinton’s Executive Order 12898, Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations. Now, President Biden’s Executive Order 14008, Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad calls on federal agencies to achieve, secure and deliver environmental justice by incorporating it throughout their missions. Recognizing the significant swaths of our nation’s federal lands are located in the Rocky Mountain states, practitioners working in energy development – whether traditional or renewable – must be cognizant of the various consultation and compliance requirements and policy drivers, all of which are intensified by considerations of the impacts of energy transitions. This panel will explore these renewed and strengthened policies and discuss best practices and considerations for practitioners working in energy development and energy transition.

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Tara Kaushik
Managing Director, Regulatory Relations
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON

Emily Mallen
Partner
SIDLEY AUSTIN LLP
Tyson Slocum
Director of Energy & Climate Program
PUBLIC CITIZEN
Maranda Compton
Partner
VAN NESS
FELDMAN, LLP

 

12:05 PM – 12:10 PM: Break

12:10 PM – 1:10 PM: Benefits or Bureaucracy: What's Next for Western Markets

The western markets panel will explore different approaches to market development, the options in the western United States, legislative efforts around market development, and the pros and cons of different market approaches. The panel will also explore the compatibility of market options with state energy policies and laws. Panelists will also address the role of integrated resource planning and transmission development in market developments and the best approaches for incorporating existing state and federal processes.  

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Matt Larson
Partner
WILKINSON BARKER KNAUER, LLP
Jennifer Gardner
President & Founder
ENVISION ENERGY, LLC
Tony Clark
Senior Advisor
WILKINSON BARKER KNAUER, LLP

Susan Ackerman
Chief Energy Officer
EUGENE WATER & ELECTRIC BOARD

 

1:10 PM – 1:15 PM: Break

1:15 PM – 2:15 PM: Ethics Presentation: Workplace Harassment in the Courtroom:  What It is and How to Address it

On December 10, 2020, the New Mexico Committee on Women in the Legal Profession conducted a full day CLE on Gender and Racial Bias and discrimination.  The focus of the full day CLE was centered on recommendations from the CWLP that are part of your program materials.  A key component of the CLE was a presentation by NM Supreme Court Justice Shannon Bacon and Federal Magistrate Judge Laura Fashing on the Rules of Profession Conduct under both State and Federal Rules.  It discussed the differences between state and federal rules and the conduct and responsibilities of both attorneys and judges in the courtroom – including the interface with staff.  One outcome of the CLE was a recognition and initiative to require judges and court staff, at both the state and federal level to undergo periodic gender bias training. 

2:15 PM – 2:30 PM: Break

2:30 PM – 3:00 PMThe Role of Electric and Gas Utilities in Meeting Colorado’s Climate Goals

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Will Toor
Executive Director
COLORADO ENERGY OFFICE

 

3:00 PM - 3:05 PM: Meeting Wrap-Up

3:00 PM – 3:10 PM: Chapter Business Meeting

cleapproved   CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION (CLE):

EBA will seek up to 3.5 hours CLE + 1 hour Ethics in 60-minute states and 4.2 hours CLE + 1.2 hours Ethics in 50-minute states.  EBA will ordinarily seek CLE from VA, TX, CA & NY.   Additionally, some states allow attorneys to earn credit through reciprocity or self-submission. View accreditation information for your state at https://www.americanbar.org/events-cle/mcle/

The following states have been approved or are pending:

  • Approved: 
  • Pending: CO, NM, UT

If you require CLE in another state not listed here, please contact Lisa Levine at LLEVINE@EBA-NET.ORG.

fees   REGISTRATION FEES:

Register Here

Registration Types  Early Member Rate    Until June 11
MEMBER ONLY
Regular Rate
June 11 - 18
Late Rate
Starts June 19
 Nonmember 
 Registration $55 $75 $100 $150
 Student Registration Free Free Free $20

 

questions  POLICIES 

To learn more, please contact EBA,  (202) 223-5625 or by email at EBA@eba-net.org.

CANCELLATION POLICY:

Refunds will be given to registrants who submit written cancellation to the address shown on the registration form by 6/8/2021, less a $50 administrative fee. The cancellation policy also applies to registration forms that are received and accepted after the deadline date. No refunds will be given after 6/8/2021. If a cancellation is requested after the deadline and accepted, there will be a $100 administrative fee. Substitutions are acceptable anytime  (non-members substituting for members will be charged the difference between the member and non-member fees). Please note that regardless of the date the cancellation notice is received, no refunds will be processed until after the program. Confirmations will be sent to registrants via email if an address is provided.

SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS

Persons in need of special accommodation should inquire with Lisa Levine, Chief Executive Officer, llevine@eba-net.org at the EBA office.

EBA HARDSHIP POLICY

EBA offers eligible student, government, and academic members’ discounts on the rates for most EBA programs which carry CLE credits, including EBA’s Annual and Mid-Year meetings. EBA will, on a case-by-case basis, consider requests from members to attend EBA programs at discounted rates. Discount requests must be made to EBA’s office at least fifteen days prior to the close of regular registration for the program in question. Requests will be considered by EBA if timely and complete. Discount requests must demonstrate substantial financial hardship. Please submit your request to llevine@eba-net.org.

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

The Energy Bar Association (“EBA”) is committed to the goals of fostering an inclusive and diverse membership and increasing diversity across all levels of the Association.  Attorneys and energy professionals in the energy field are welcome to join our ranks, regardless of race, creed, color, gender (including gender identity or expression), sexual orientation, family and marital status (including pregnancy), family responsibilities, religion, national origin, age, personal appearance, political affiliation, veterans status, disability, source of income (government, solo, corporate, firm practice), or place of residence or business (geographic diversity) and are encouraged to become active participants in the Association’s activities.

pictures   PHOTOGRAPHS:

By registering for this program, you authorize EBA to use any photographs taken of you during the event. Photographs may be used in promotional materials or stories that appear in professional publications and websites.