Rocky Mountain Chapter CLE Event

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Rocky Mountain Chapter CLE Event

February 28 @ 10:45 am 4:00 pm

EBA’s Rocky Mountain Chapter is hosting a half-day special event on February 28, 2024 at the Hilton Denver City Center. This CLE event is produced in collaboration with the Colorado Solar and Storage Association’s Solar Power and Energy Storage Mountain West Conference.

Attendees of the EBA Rocky Mountain event have the opportunity to attend the two-day Solar Power and Energy Storage Mountain West Conference at a special registration rate. After registering for the EBA event, your will receive an email containing a discounted registration code. Similarly, registrants of the Solar Power and Energy Storage Mountain West Conference will receive a code to obtain EBA Member pricing for the Rocky Mountain Chapter Half-Day event.

Registration is now CLOSED for this event. Limited on-site registration will be available.

Thank you to our Sponsors:

10:45 AM – 12:00 PM: Renewable Energy Siting and Development: Permitting, Real Estate, and Regulatory Considerations for Utility-Scale Projects

An overview from legal experts on the existing process of developing a renewable energy project, with insights on recent developments that may impact development.  Panelists will discuss the processes of getting a project sited, permitted, and approved from both a state and federal perspective, with an update on various aspects of project development.

Bobby Dishell
General Counsel
Cloudbreak Energy
Ruben Arredondo
Energy Infrastructure Lawyer & Regulatory Consultant
Regime Energy Partners
Kaitlyn DeYoung
Associate
K&L Gates
Sarah C. Judkins
Associate
Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell LLP
Erin Green
Attorney-Advisor, Transmission Infrastructure Program
Western Area Power Administration
1:00 PM – 1:50 PM: Ethical Considerations of AI and Legal Practice (Ethics)

Recent technological developments including access to AI like ChatGPT could change legal practice, but also present significant ethical risk.  This presentation will discuss recent case studies of what not to do and present tools that decrease your risk

Christa Melde
AI Enterprise Customer Success Manager, Document Intelligence
Thomson Reuters
2:00 PM – 2:50 PM: Update on Equity Considerations of PUC Regulation

SB21-072 requires the Colorado PUC to consider equity in all of its work.  This is a presentation to get an update on the status of SB21-072 and consideration of how PUC practitioners should consider equity

Rebecca White
Director
Colorado Public Utilities Commission
Department of Regulatory Agencies
Michael Hiatt
Deputy Managing Attorney
Earthjustice
3:00 PM – 3:50 PM: Regulatory Roundup: Improving Your Practice at the Colorado PUC

Chief Administrative Law Judge Harris Adams will discuss several system changes that are forthcoming at the PUC.   A panel of 5 Administrative Law Judges and the Administrator over using technology in PUC hearings will also host an interactive dialog to discuss improving your practice in a post-COVID world.

Chief Judge Harris Adams
Chief Administrative Law Judge
Colorado Public Utilities Commission
  • Judge Conor F. Farley, Administrative Law Judge, Colorado Public Utilities Commission
  • Casey Federico, J.D., Administrator V, Colorado Public Utilities Commission
  • Judge Alenka J. Han, J.D., Administrative Law Judge, Colorado Public Utilities Commission
  • Judge Melody Mirbaba, Administrative Law Judge, Colorado Public Utilities Commission
  • Judge Aviv Segev, J.D., Administrative Law Judge, Colorado Public Utilities Commission

About the Solar Power and Energy Storage Mountain West Conference
Concurrent to EBA’s CLE training, the Colorado Solar and Storage Association is hosting their annual Solar Power and Energy Storage Mountain West Conference. Content for this year’s conference is designed to take an all-sides approach on topics like the future of net metering in Colorado, regional community solar markets, and the role of virtual power plants in a carbon-free energy future. From the new Mountain West Mini-Talk 30-minute sessions, to big-name keynote speakers, you’ll benefit from curated information from the leaders and experts writing the next chapter of the solar and storage story.

Member$     175.00
Non-Member$     225.00
Member-Gov’t/Academic Reg$     125.00
Non-Member-Gov’t/Academic$     150.00
1701 California Street
Denver, Colorado United States
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CLE Statement:
This program is eligible for 3.75 hours of CLE credit in 60-minute states, and 4.5 hours of CLE credit for 50-minute states.  Credit hours are estimated and are subject to each state’s approval and credit rounding rules.

To Receive CLE Credit:

If you have met the participation requirements, you will receive a personalized CLE affidavit from mcle-eba@americanbar.org for the program at which you attended at least one session to completion. Please check your spam or junk folders as these emails often end up there. Please note you will fill out one affidavit for the full event. Once you complete the affidavit, you will be able to download your certificate(s) of attendance and they will be emailed to you as well from mcle-eba@americanbar.org. EBA is applying for CLE credit in Texas and Virginia for this event.

Scholarships:

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 a discounted rate. 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 a substantial financial hardship. Please submit your requests to jhannan@eba-net.org