Program Co-Chairs:Charles J. Birchall, Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLPDuff Harper, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLPRamona Sladic, Department of Justice CanadaJohn Donihee, McLennan RossREGISTER NOW! Natural Resource and Energy Legal Developments: North and South of 60Set against the backdrop of Canada’s arctic region, join us in an engaging program designed to provide private practitioners, in-house corporate and government counsel, regulators, and other professionals with an annual update on the hottest issues in the environmental, energy and resources law field. Canada’s economy increasingly revolves around projects devoted to the extraction of its natural resources and the production of energy. As resource extraction projects gain attention, so too does the role of lawyers in the field. More and more, lawyers are advising clients and appearing before courts and tribunals on matters such as the environmental assessment of mining projects, the development of renewable energy generation projects, and the intersecting Aboriginal consultation process and accommodation issues. This program will feature leading experts and practitioners discussing legal regimes and challenges associated with resource extraction projects such as mining and oil and gas extraction, spanning both north and south of 60. Substantive topics will address off-shore resource development, natural gas extraction, environmental assessment issues, renewable energy, streamlining regulatory processes, sustainable development, and corporate social responsibility. Participants will gain a better understanding of how this burgeoning area is unfolding on the international, national, and local levels. This is a premier program with an added northern lens – not to be missed given the natural resource development opportunities north of 60.Join us at the annual NEERLS section meeting:Summit attendees are welcome to attend the NEERLS full-day business meeting on June 22. This is a terrific opportunity to get to know the NEERLS executive, to learn more about section activities, and to get involved!
We look forward to seeing you in Yellowknife in June 2013!
On-line registration is now open. Simply click on the REGISTER NOW button located on the right-hand side of your screen. If you do not wish to proceed with on-line registration you can print, complete and send (by fax or mail) the available PDF Registration Form.
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*ABA members and government employees must register directly with Leslie Huard (email@example.com).
MEETING VENUE & ACCOMMODATION
The Explorer Hotel
4825 49th Avenue
Yellowknife, NT, X1A 2R3
1-800-661-0892 or 867-873-3531
Due to the great demand for this year’s National Environmental, Energy and Resources Law Summit, the Explorer Hotel has limited availability with respect to hotel rooms. We have secured an additional block of rooms at the Days Inn, located at 4401 50 Ave (1-800-329-7466) and at the Yellowknife Inn, located at 5010 49 Street (867-873-2601). Please mention the Canadian Bar Association or the NEERLS conference to make a reservation. As well, there are several accommodation options within a few short blocks from the Explorer.
Air Canada: Book online at www.aircanada.com to take advantage of a 10% discount on Tango Plus, Latitude and Executive airfares to Yellowknife (YZF). You must quote promotion code FXB4Y7G1 at the time of booking and must book online.
AVIS, the official rental car supplier of the CBA, offers several special rates. Reserve online or call 1-800-879-2847 and quote the Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) # C136400.
Budget, the official car and truck rental supplier of the CBA, offers special rates and promotions Reserve online or call 1-800-268-8900 and quote the Budget Customer Discount Code (BDC) # A033600.