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32nd Annual Environmental Law Update

September 10, 2020 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Godfrey & Kahn is proud to be a part of the 32nd Annual Environmental Law Update hosted by the State Bar of Wisconsin.

Environmental law is an evolving field that hasn’t stopped changing in the midst of a global pandemic. Explore what’s happening with Wisconsin’s air, soil and water at the 32nd Annual Environmental Law Update. Featuring a keynote address from Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul, this quick-hitting program examines the major federal and state legislative, regulatory, and litigation issues at large. An experienced panel will walk you through ethical situations common to environmental practice and you’ll receive the practical advice you need to respond with confidence. Plus, representatives from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will share insights you don’t want to miss.


How you'll benefit

  • Know the latest rules, regulations, legislation and litigation related to hazardous waste and clean air and water
  • Hear from the Wisconsin Attorney General, the DNR and the EPA
  • Explore how 2017 Wisconsin Act 369 is changing the practice of environmental law
  • Learn how Wisconsin is addressing PFAS contamination
  • Know how to avoid ethical issues stemming from practicing during a pandemic

Who should attend

  • Environmental lawyers
  • Real estate attorneys
  • Agricultural lawyers
  • Business law practitioners
  • Construction lawyers
  • Municipal lawyers


8 a.m. Welcome and Overview 
8:10 a.m. Keynote Address: The State of the Environment
9 a.m. A View from Region 5: Enforcement, Cooperative Federalism, and Recent Cases
9:50 a.m. Break
10 a.m. Waste/Private Practice Pointers
10:50 a.m. Water Updates
11:40 a.m. Lunch Break
1 p.m. Impact of Wisconsin Act 369 on the Practice of Environmental Law in Wisconsin
1:50 p.m. Environmental Practice During a Pandemic
2:40 p.m. Break
2:50 p.m. PFAS in Wisconsin: The State of the State
3:40 p.m. Legal Ethics During a Pandemic: A Panel Discussion
4:30 p.m. Program Concludes

Godfrey & Kahn Presenters

Edward B. Witte
Godfrey & Kahn, S.C., Milwaukee

Arthur J. Harrington
Godfrey & Kahn, S.C., Milwaukee


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