The Florida Bar

The Florida Bar
and the Environmental & Land Use Law Section present
South Florida Environmental and Land Use Law: Recent Developments

Course Classification: Intermediate Level
March 23, 2012
Shepard Broad Law Center - Nova Southeastern University
3305 College Avenue
Ft. Lauderdale-Davie, Florida 33314
(954) 920-3500

Course No. 1327R

Seminar topics will include recent developments to water quality and the numeric nutrient rule; overview of NEPA, CWA and ESA for the land use lawyer; comprehensive planning in the era of limited state review; ethical and practical challenges facing attorneys and professionals under the duty to preserve evidence and protect professional reports; and SFWMD challenges and opportunities.

8:30 a.m. - 8:55 a.m.

Late Registration

8:55 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Opening Remarks

9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.
Water Quality and the Numeric Nutrient Rule
John J. Fumero, Rose, Sundstrom & Bentley, LLP
David G. Guest, EarthJustice

9:55 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Overview of NEPA, CWA and ESA for the Land Use Lawyer: Recent Developments in Florida
Douglas M. Halsey, White & Case, LLP

10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Comprehensive Planning In the Era of Limited State Review
Richard J. Grosso, Nova Southeastern University Law School

12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch (on your own)

1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.
Ethical and Practical Challenges Facing Attorneys and Professionals Under the Duty to Preserve Evidence and Protect Professional Reports
Rory C. Ryan, Ryan Law
Joel Balmat, HSW Engineering, Inc.

1:50 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
South Florida Water Management District: Challenges and Opportunities
Melissa L. Meeker, South Florida Water Management District

2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

3:00 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.
2012 Legislative Update
Kirk Fordham, Everglades Foundation


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Credit may be applied to more than one of the programs above but cannot exceed the maximum for any given program. Please keep a record of credit hours earned. RETURN YOUR COMPLETED CLER AFFIDAVIT PRIOR TO CLER REPORTING DATE (see Bar News label). (Rule Regulating The Florida Bar 6-10.5).

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