Continuing Legal Education

Columbia River, Hanford Reach - no credit

Columbia River – Hanford Reach

Water Rights, Land Use, Instream Flows: Current Supreme Court cases

When: May 21st, 4 – 5 pm – Before the Celebrate Water 2015 reception

Where: Ivar’s Salmon House, 401 NE Northlake Way, Seattle.  

Directions can be found here.

Jean Melious will speak on the extent to which local governments must address water issues, including exempt wells, in land use planning under the Growth Management Act in the context of a pending Supreme Court case (Hirst v Whatcom County).

Patrick Williams will speak on a case (Foster v Yelm) argued in the Supreme Court on the morning of Celebrate Water, where the Court is being asked to apply its 2013 decision in the Swinomish case to impairment of established instream flows in the Nisqually River as part of Ecology’s issuance of a new water right to the City of Yelm.

You can register for the CLE here – you have the option when registering to just attend the CLE or to attend both the CLE and the Celebrate Water reception starting at 5:30 pm.  Please join us to honor UCUT!

Registration Fee for CLE: $30

Registration Fee to attend both CLE and Celebrate Water reception: $70

CELP has applied for 1 CLE credits with the Washington State Bar Association for this program.