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Curtis Alling

CEQA Conference for
Attorneys and Practitioners

December 12 – 13, 2013, Hotel Nikko,
Union Square, San Francisco

It’s been another exciting year of CEQA legal, practice, and policy developments, starting with the “modernization” movement. Whether you are an attorney, planner, consultant, agency staff, or project applicant, CLE International’s Annual CEQA Conference is designed to give you valuable, practical information you can put to use immediately. Also, you can earn MCLE and AICP credits.
The agenda is packed with timely and topical updates, presentations, and discussion opportunities. Presenters include leading CEQA attorneys, planners, and scientists.  This year’s panels and presentations will cover:
  • Keynote by Senator Noreen Evans, California Senate Second District
  • What happened to CEQA bills in 2013; legislative outlook for 2014
  • A comprehensive analysis of 2013 CEQA case law
  • A legal update on CEQA baseline issues after Neighbors for Smart Rail
  • Ethical considerations for CEQA attorneys (MCLE ethics credit)
  • Legal requirements and best practices for use of thresholds/standards, CEQA/NEPA integration, certified regulatory programs, and tiering
  • Opportunities for CEQA streamlining under the new General Plan guidelines
  • CEQA Guidelines revision update
In addition to knowledge sharing, you can network with the expert speakers and fellow attendees. Please join co-chairs, Curtis E. Alling of Ascent Environmental and Al Herson of Sohagi Law Group, and other environmental professionals for this advanced CEQA conference in the City by the Bay.

Located at the beautiful Hotel Nikko, near Union Square, the conference gives you the opportunity to visit San Francisco when it’s decked out for the Holidays. The conference brochure can be downloaded here. The conference website for registration is linked here. For room reservations, please visit Hotel Nikko’s website, CLE’s travel service, or call the hotel (415-394-1111). 


Ascent Environmental, Inc. is a forward-looking environmental and natural resources consultancy.  We apply our extensive CEQA and NEPA, climate action planning, and natural resources experience in our environmental practice with the goal of providing personal service and high quality results to our clients on their most important projects.
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