Ohio has nine top-notch law schools distributed throughout the state and dozens of premier universities. Our state is a melting pot with a diversity of perspectives, resources, and people. These resources have driven us to develop innovative solutions like expanding wind power across the state and into Lake Erie, protecting the Wayne National Forest, and working to end harmful algae blooms. As Ohio goes, so goes the nation. It’s time for lawyers across the state to work together to build a successful environmental future.
We are pleased to announce that this year, the OEC’s Ohio Public Interest Environmental Law Conference will explore the important theme: At the Crossroads of Environmental Justice and Democracy. We’re excited to explore the intersection of democracy and the environment, giving the opportunity for attendees to understand what it looks like for a government to work for everyone—and in turn, the environment.
This year’s conference will be held online on September 24-25, 2020.
The agenda will feature several timely topics including a deep dive into the historic implications of redlining, the 2021 redistricting process, and an insiders look at the House Bill 6 referendum effort. Our plenary session, The 2020 Fight for Democracy: Looking Back & Moving Forward, will feature outstanding speakers from Common Cause Ohio and the People’s Justice Project. A special thanks goes out to the ACLU of Ohio for their work in helping us plan the plenary session.
There will also be several chances to network, virtually, with other attendees. Check out our complete agenda here. We are proud to offer 7 continuing legal education (CLE) credit hours for attending attorneys.
We are looking forward to gathering with you online to continue the fight for Ohio’s healthy environment and just democracy.