Written by Gregor I. McGregor, Esq.
Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) again will host its annual conference on Environmental, Land Use & Energy Law, once again co-chaired by the principal of our firm, Gregor I. McGregor, Esq. This is the 24th year of this gathering of the leading specialists in this field of law.
The panels of legal experts and government officials will cover a busy year of important court rulings, newly passed legislation, agency rulemaking, and enforcement priorities on topics from A to Z (air pollution to zoning) and everything in between.
This year the event will prominently feature the recent passage and enactment of the Public Lands Preservation Act (PLPA) after 20 years, which already has taken effect, in a keynote address by MA Senator Jamie Eldridge.
Attendees compliment the conference for surveying what attorneys need to know about federal, state, regional, and municipal changes in the law in order to better serve their clients and to understand where this evolving field is moving as it addresses climate change, adaptation and resilience and related energy reform and environmental justice.
Attendees receive digests of the important court cases, new laws, rule changes, and policy announcements, plus MCLE’s treatise on Massachusetts Environmental Law, of which Mr. McGregor is the editor, and MCLE’s Real Estate Sourcebook, of which conference speaker Kathleen M. O’Donnell, Esq. is the author.