Event Description

Deadline to Register: January 22, 2019

Lunch will be provided. Registration will begin at 11:30 am. The program will begin at 12:00 pm.

What is a water of the United States? Since 2000, determining the reach of this key, yet undefined by statute, jurisdiction element of the Clean Water has been confusing and contradictory as it has included two trips to the Supreme Court, three different administrative definitions and rules under three different administrations, numerous Federal district and circuit court fights and a pending return to the Supreme Court.  The Trump administration has just announced its own WOTUS rule and more litigation is expected.  We are assembling a panel of experts that will discuss where the WOTUS rule has been and where it might be going, and more importantly, how it affects your clients and businesses.  We will answer the question does this fight really matter in Minnesota.


Elizabeth Schmiesing, Winthrop & Weinstine PA
Amelia Vohs, Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy
Michael Welch, Smith Partners PLLP

CLE Credits:

1.0 Standard CLE Credits Applied | Event Code: 268123


Section Member: $25
MSBA Member not in the section:  $30
Non-MSBA Member:  $35
Law Student: FREE

Join the ENRE Section now and attend the CLE for free ! MSBA members who are not members of the Environmental, Natural Resources and Energy Law Section can join the section and attend this CLE for FREE. Call Tram Nguyen at 612-278-6316 to take advantage of this offer.

Remote Participation: 

Remote participation via webcast is available. Please indicate this option when registering. Instructions will be emailed to you the week day prior to the CLE. 

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Need to cancel? Please see our cancellation policy.
Questions? Contact Tram Nguyen  | 612-278-6316

The MSBA is committed to creating an inclusive environment in which all members can participate fully. If you need reasonable accommodations to participate in this event, please notify Geen Mui via phone or email: tnguyen@mnbar.org.  Please provide notification at least 72 hours prior to the meeting to allow sufficient time to make arrangements for accommodations.

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Thursday, January 24, 2019

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Minnesota State Bar Association
600 Nicollet Mall #380
Minneapolis, MN 55402