Environmental Law Section
The Environmental Law Section deals with legal and technical aspects of federal, state, and local environmental regulatory programs and related litigation. Topics include air and water quality and solid and hazardous waste issues, environmental remediation, toxic tort and citizen suits, environmental impact statements, endangered species problems, toxic and hazardous substances and environmental insurance. The section monitors statutes, regulations, and court opinions to keep its members informed of current and developing trends in environmental law and policy. Members of the section serve as editors for natural resources and environmental law articles in The Colorado Lawyer.
The 2012/2013 CBA Section Chair: Charlotte L. Neitzel
CBA Staff Liaison: Andrea Mueller Arias, email@example.com
JOB OPPORTUNITY POSTED 3.29.2013
Assistant City Attorney – Senior
Department of Law
City and County of Denver
The Denver City’s Attorney’s Office seeks an Assistant City Attorney - Senior for the Environmental Law practice in the Municipal Operations Section of the Department of Law. An Assistant City Attorney - Senior provides full performance legal counsel to City officials and employees in virtually every department of the City, as well as to all elected officials. The following link will take you to the full advertisement for the position:
We seek an attorney with significant legal experience in environmental law, public health, and/or emergency response law to advise and represent city agencies in various environmental policy, regulatory and legal matters including:
Water quality (including stormwater management, water reuse, floodplain management);
Solid and hazardous waste;
Redevelopment of environmentally impaired properties;
Air pollution control;
Energy efficiency; and
Responsibilities include all aspects of environmental law including transactional work, regulatory work and litigation. The selected candidate will be responsible for representing the city before environmental regulatory agencies and in the state and federal courts.
The Municipal Operations Section provides legal advice to a variety of City agencies and drafts legal documents for complex transactions involving municipal finance, real estate, construction services and professional services. The Section handles commercial, tax, zoning and other hearings and litigation for the City. This Section offers a steady stream of clients with an incredible breadth of legal needs.
The Denver City’s Attorney’s Office is one of the largest law firms in Colorado, with over 90 attorneys and approximately 90 staff members comprised of paralegals, victim advocates, and other support and supervisory staff members. It may have the most diverse practice of any law firm in Colorado. Clients include the Mayor; the Auditor; the Clerk and Recorder; City Council; and all city agencies, departments, offices, boards, commissions and authorities. The City Attorney’s Office is dedicated to providing an inclusive and diverse work environment in which every person has the opportunity to achieve the highest professional and personal development and is accorded the highest degree of dignity and respect.