Best Best & Krieger News Feedhttp://www.bbklaw.com/?t=39&format=xml&directive=0&stylesheet=rss&records=20&LPA=492Best Best and Krieger is a Full Service Law Firmen-us29 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0800firmwisehttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssTribes and CEQA: New Rules for Tribal Consultation Under AB 52http://www.bbklaw.com/?t=40&an=52145&format=xml<br /> Best Best and Krieger LLP Of Counsel and Program Co-Chair Sarah Owsowitz and Katy Wisinski are among the presenters at Law Seminar International's one-day seminar titled &ldquo;Tribes and CEQA: New Rules for Tribal Consultation Under AB 52.&rdquo;<br /> <p><strong>BB&amp;K Speakers</strong></p> <p><u>Sarah Owsowitz</u><br /> 8:30 a.m., &ldquo;Introduction and Overview&rdquo;<br /> <br /> 10:30 a.m., &quot;Changes Brought About by AB 52&quot;<br /> <br /> 3 p.m., &quot;Wrap up Discussion on Laying the Foundation for Productive Consultation: What Developers, Lead Agencies, and Tribes Need to Know About Each Other's Processes, Needs and Objectives&quot;</p> <p><u>Katy Wisinski</u><br /> 1:15 p.m., &quot;Structuring Government-to-Government Consultation, Including Tips for Designing Consultation Structures to Maintain the Confidentiality of Communications&rdquo;</p> <p><strong>When</strong><br /> Monday, June 20<br /> 8 a.m. &ndash; 5 p.m.</p> <p><b>Where<br /> </b>Morongo Casino Resort &amp; Spa<br /> 49500 Seminole Dr. <br /> Cabazon, CA 92230</p> <p>For more information or to register, <a href="http://lawseminars.com/detail.php?SeminarCode=16TEQACA" target="_blank"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 255);">click here</span></a>.</p> <br /> <br /> <br type="_moz" />Conferences & Speaking Engagements20 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0800http://www.bbklaw.com/?t=40&an=52145&format=xmlCalifornia Water Law & Policyhttp://www.bbklaw.com/?t=40&an=51826&format=xml<p>BB&amp;K will co-sponsor this two-day conference featuring Partner Steve Anderson as co-chair and Partner Jeffrey V. Dunn as a presenter. El Ni&ntilde;o has brought a sigh of relief to water suppliers and agencies tasked with overseeing California&rsquo;s water systems. But the drought isn&rsquo;t over for everyone, and the vagaries brought on by a changing climate add to water supply uncertainty. If the past several years have taught us anything, it&rsquo;s that long-term water planning is crucial to survive the feast-or-famine nature of California&rsquo;s water supply.<br /> <br /> The conference will focus on long-term water supply issues facing the state:</p> <ul> <li>how state and federal agencies are planning future management decisions;</li> <li>the limits of State Water Resources Control Board authority during droughts;</li> <li>developments with the Cal WaterFix project;</li> <li>water transfers as a means of coping with unpredictable supplies; and</li> <li>big questions related to reforming California&rsquo;s water law system.</li> </ul> <p>MCLE credit is available.</p> <p><b>BB&amp;K Speakers</b><br /> Steve Anderson: &ldquo;Conference Overview with Critical Detail&rdquo;<br /> Monday, June 13 and Tuesday, June 14<br /> 7:30 a.m.</p> <p>Jeffrey V. Dunn: &ldquo;The Antelope Valley Adjudication: Lessons Learned&rdquo;<br /> Tuesday, June 14<br /> 2:15 p.m.</p> <p><b>When</b><br /> Monday, June 13 &ndash; Tuesday, June 14</p> <p><b>Location</b><br /> Hotel Nikko<br /> 222 Mason St.<br /> San Francisco, CA 94102</p> <p>For more information or to register, <a target="_blank" href="/88E17A/assets/files/Documents/2016CWLbrochure.pdf"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 255);">click here.</span></a></p>Conferences & Speaking Engagements13 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0800http://www.bbklaw.com/?t=40&an=51826&format=xmlSustainable Groundwater in Californiahttp://www.bbklaw.com/?t=40&an=51610&format=xml<p>&nbsp;<br /> Best Best and Krieger LLP Of Counsel Roderick Walston and Program Co-Chair Deborah Wordham are among the presenters at this two-day seminar titled &ldquo;Sustainable Groundwater in California.&rdquo; California's Sustainable Groundwater Management Act is in full swing. For the first time in the state's history, SGMA requires local agencies to develop and implement plans to achieve sustainable groundwater management for basins designated as medium or high priority by the California Department of Water Resources. This seminar brings together industry experts, leading attorneys and agency officials for a two-day conference regarding the mechanics and implications of SGMA.</p> <p><strong>BB&amp;K Speakers</strong></p> <p><u>Deborah Wordham</u><br /> Thursday, June 6<br /> 8:30 a.m., &ldquo;Introduction and Overview&rdquo;</p> <p><u>Roderick Walston</u><strong><br /> </strong>Thursday, June 6<br /> 1:15 p.m., &ldquo;The Public Trust Doctrine as a Limit on Use&rdquo;</p> <p><strong>When</strong><br /> June 6-7, 2016<br /> 8 a.m. &ndash; 5 p.m.</p> <p><b>Where<br /> </b>Courtyard Marriott Sacramento Midtown<br /> 4422 Y St.<br /> Sacramento, CA 95817</p> <p>For more information or to register, <a target="_blank" href="http://www.lawseminars.com/detail.php?SeminarCode=16WATCA"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 255);">click here</span></a>.</p>Conferences & Speaking Engagements06 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0800http://www.bbklaw.com/?t=40&an=51610&format=xmlRate Setting & District Financeshttp://www.bbklaw.com/?t=40&an=51767&format=xml<br /> Best Best &amp; Krieger LLP Partner Kelly Salt will speak on &quot;Rate Setting &amp; District Finances&quot; during the Ninth Annual OC Water Summit.<br /> <br /> <strong>When</strong><br /> Friday, May 20<br /> 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.<br /> <br /> <strong>Where</strong><br /> The Westin, South Coast Plaza Hotel<br /> 686 Anton Blvd<br /> Costa Mesa, CA 92626<br /> <br /> For more information, <a target="_blank" href="http://www.ocwatersummit.com/Default.aspx"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 255);">click here</span></a>.<br type="_moz" />Conferences & Speaking Engagements20 May 2016 00:00:00 -0800http://www.bbklaw.com/?t=40&an=51767&format=xmlThe NPDES Permit Program: 40+ Years Newhttp://www.bbklaw.com/?t=40&an=53002&format=xmlBest Best &amp; Kreiger LLP Partner Shawn Hagerty will serve as a panelist discussing &quot;The NPDES Permit Program: 40+ Years New&quot; during the American Law Institute's Continuing Legal Education event, &quot;Clean Water Act 2016: Law and Regulation.&quot; The panel will provide attendees an update on the most recent case law and rulemakings re-shaping the NPDES program.<br /> <br /> <strong>When</strong><br /> 9- 10:30 a.m.<br /> Friday, May 20<br /> <br /> <strong>Where</strong><br /> 2200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW<br /> Washington, D.C. 20037<br /> <em>or via webcast</em><br /> <br /> For more information or to register, <a href="https://www.ali-cle.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=courses.course&amp;course_code=CX027" target="_blank"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 255);">click here</span></a>.<br />Conferences & Speaking Engagements19 May 2016 00:00:00 -0800http://www.bbklaw.com/?t=40&an=53002&format=xmlGroundwater: Legislation in California and Elsewhere; Overdraft; State and Local Management; Legal Treatment of Connection to Surface Waterhttp://www.bbklaw.com/?t=40&an=52743&format=xml<br /> BB&amp;K Managing Partner Eric Garner will moderate a panel discussion titled &quot;Groundwater: Legislation in California and Elsewhere; Overdraft; State and Local Management; Legal Treatment of Connection to Surface Water&quot; during the National Water Law Forum. The forum, comprised of 40 water law experts from around the country, will focus on national water supply issues, shortages, and legal implications. The meeting will be closed to the public and press to encourage open discussion and innovative thought.<br /> &nbsp; <br /> <strong>When</strong><br /> Thursday, May 12<br /> 10:30 a.m. - Noon<br /> <br /> <strong>Where<br /> </strong>The Heathman Hotel<br /> 1001 SW Broadway<br /> Portland, Ore. 97205<br /> <br /> For more information, <a href="http://www.cvent.com/events/national-water-law-forum/event-summary-e846c6d477df41659cb5eb6487eb1a10.aspx" target="_blank"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 255);"><u>click here</u></span></a>.Conferences & Speaking Engagements12 May 2016 00:00:00 -0800http://www.bbklaw.com/?t=40&an=52743&format=xml2016 Spring Conference & Exhibitionhttp://www.bbklaw.com/?t=40&an=51627&format=xml<br /> Join BB&amp;K at the 2016 Association of California Water Agencies' Spring Conference.<br /> <br /> <strong>BB&amp;K Speakers</strong><br /> <br /> Joe Byrne: &ldquo;State of the State's Water System&rdquo;<br /> Wednesday, May 4<br /> 2 - 3:15 p.m.<br /> <br /> Steve Anderson: &quot;Groundwater Sustainability Agency Formation: How is it Going?&quot;<br /> Wednesday, May 4<br /> 3:30 - 4:45 p.m.<br /> <br /> <strong>Where</strong><br /> Portola Hotel and Spa<br /> 2 Portola Plaza<br /> Monterey, CA 93940<br /> <br /> To view the presentation and materials for this event, <a target="_blank" href="http://www.acwa.com/events/acwa-2016-spring-conference-exhibition"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 255);">click here</span></a><br />Conferences & Speaking Engagements04 May 2016 00:00:00 -0800http://www.bbklaw.com/?t=40&an=51627&format=xmlAdopting Conservation-Based Water Rates That Meet Proposition 218 Requirementshttp://www.bbklaw.com/?t=40&an=49866&format=xmlBest Best &amp; Krieger LLP Partner Kelly Salt will discuss &quot;Adopting Conservation-Based Water Rates that Meet Proposition 218&quot; during the League of California Cities' City Attorneys' Spring Conference. <br /> <br /> <br /> <strong> When</strong><br /> Wednesday, May 4<br /> 3:15 - 5 p.m.<br /> <br /> <strong>Where</strong><br /> Newport Beach Marriott Hotel<br /> 900 Newport Center Dr. <br /> Newport Beach, CA 92660<br /> <br /> For more information or to register, <a target="_blank" href="https://www.cacities.org/Education-Events/City-Attorneys-Spring-Conference/For-Attendees"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 255);">click here</span></a>.Conferences & Speaking Engagements04 May 2016 00:00:00 -0800http://www.bbklaw.com/?t=40&an=49866&format=xmlGroundwater Law Conferencehttp://www.bbklaw.com/?t=40&an=51612&format=xmlJoin Best Best &amp; Krieger LLP at the American Groundwater Trust's conference &quot;Groundwater Law Conference.&quot; The event, co-sponsored by BB&amp;K, will provide perspectives from top legal and technical professionals about effective ways to approach and resolve some of the most current and critical groundwater resources and groundwater quality issues being faced in California. <br /> <br /> <strong>BB&amp;K Speakers</strong><br /> <br /> Eric Garner, moderator, and Joseph Byrne, panelist: &ldquo;State Groundwater Management Act and the Changing Course of California Groundwater Management&rdquo;<br /> Tuesday, April 26<br /> 8:45 - 10:15 a.m.<br /> <br /> Steve Anderson: &ldquo;Competing Groundwater Sustainability Agencies&rdquo;<br /> Tuesday, April 26<br /> 10:30 a.m. - Noon<br /> <br /> Harriet Steiner: &ldquo;Who Pays and How?&rdquo;<br /> Tuesday, April 26<br /> 10:30 a.m. - Noon<br /> <br /> Roderick Walston: &quot;Do Federally Reserved Water Rights Apply to Groundwater?&rdquo;<br /> Tuesday, April 26<br /> 1 - 2:30 p.m.<br /> <br /> <br /> <strong>When</strong><br /> Tuesday, April 26<br /> 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.<br /> <br /> <strong> Where<br /> </strong>Loyola Law School<br /> Merrifield Hall<br /> 919 Albany St.<br /> Los Angeles, CA 90015<br /> <br /> For more information or to register, <a target="_blank" href="http://www.agwt.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&amp;id=221">click here</a>.Conferences & Speaking Engagements26 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0800http://www.bbklaw.com/?t=40&an=51612&format=xmlFunding Stormwater Services Under Proposition 218http://www.bbklaw.com/?t=40&an=51897&format=xmlBest Best &amp; Krieger LLP Partner Kelly Salt will speak on &ldquo;Funding Stormwater Services Under Proposition 218,&rdquo; at the California Water Environment Association Conference. <br /> <br /> Kelly's presentation will focus on various aspects of developing and adopting new rates:<br /> <ul> <li>How they are prepared</li> <li>Key technical components that must be included</li> <li>How they can be used to address infrastructure liabilities</li> <li>Current legal directions based on recent court decisions</li> <li>Related topics such as advice on how to handle the politics and public outreach</li> <li>Speakers include utility managers, attorneys, and rate practitioners who are currently</li> </ul> <br /> <strong>When</strong><br /> Tuesday, April 26<br /> 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.<br /> <strong><br /> Where</strong><br /> Biltmore Hotel Santa Clara<br /> 2151 Laurelwood Rd.<br /> Santa Clara, CA 95054<br /> <br /> For more information, <a href="http://myac16.org/" target="_blank"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 255);">click here</span></a>.Conferences & Speaking Engagements26 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0800http://www.bbklaw.com/?t=40&an=51897&format=xml