SCB attorneys Paul Dayton and Leslie Clark spoke on the use of summary adjudication techniques to resolve CERCLA liability issues, drawing from their experience litigating Pakootas v. Teck Metals, Ltd., No. 04-256-LRS, pending in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington.
SCB attorney Athan Tramountanas spoke on the topic "Construction Law 101" with emphasis on residential projects, including contract clauses and practical advice to guide practitioners through issues on constructions projects.
The program was sponsored by the Yakima County Volunteer Attorney Services with the support of the Construction Law Section of the Washington State Bar Association. All proceeds used to support the Yakima County Volunteer Attorney Services.
SCB attorneys Andrew Maron and Leslie Clark were part of the panel of attorneys who provided an update on three important current legal issues: (1) implementation of the state's new marijuana law; (2) new statute regarding payment for fire hydrants; and (3) pending litigation regarding imposition of a city utility tax on special districts.
Andrew Maron spoke on the topic "Do Cities Have the Right to Impose Utility Taxes on Districts?"
Tatyana A. Gidirimski presented on the topic "Step-by-Step Guide Through the Civil Complaint Process"
John Sullivan spoke on the topic "Ethical Considerations for Lawyers Involved in Lease Negotiations" on Friday, December 2
Scott Missall presented on the topic "The Legal Basis of Planning in Washington State"
Richard Du Bey chaired the teleconference and presented on the topic " Origin of the EPA Indian Policy and how it has influenced EPA decision-making to date"
Tribal Lands and Environment: A National Forum on Solid Waste, Emergency Response, Contaminated Sites and Underground Storage Tanks (Environmental Protection Agency) Green Bay, Wisconsin, August 23-25, 2011
Jennifer Sanscrainte presented on the topic "The Development and Implementation of Tribal Environmental Law to Cleanup and Restore Reservation Lands and Resources.
Paul Dayton presented on the topic "Enforcement of U.S. Environmental Law in Cases of Cross-Boundary Pollution: A Case Study"
Scott Missall spoke at a conference session on the topic of nonconforming land uses