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Posted by: Lynn Pointer on Oct 3, 2012

Thank you for your membership and participation in the Environmental Law Section.  We hope that you will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of Section activities in the months to come.

This is the first newsletter to be published by our new newsletter editor, Rachel Jakubovitz, who recently assumed that position.  We value your suggestions for topics to be addressed in later newsletters, and we value even more suggestions that are accompanied by an offer to write or help write a newsletter article.  Please do not hesitate to contact Rachel or me with any thoughts you may have for making our newsletter more helpful to members of the Section.

Please watch your email for news concerning two upcoming Section activities:

First, you will soon receive notice of the schedule for the upcoming Jon E. Hastings writing competition.  The competition honors the memory of an outstanding member of Tennessee’s environmental bar and offers the opportunity for students at Tennessee law schools to compete for a $1,200 cash prize awarded for the best environmental essay.  Please use any contacts you or your firm may have with law students and law school faculty to encourage participation.

Then, in late January, the Section will offer once again a seminar on Environmental Law Basics.  Watch for details, which will be circulated soon.  Encourage colleagues who may not have your breadth of environmental experience to participate in the seminar, either in person or online.

The TBA and the Environmental Law Section exist to serve the needs of our members.  Let us hear from you about how we can serve you better.

Rick Hitchcock