Best Best & Krieger News Feedhttp://www.bbklaw.com/?t=39&format=xml&directive=0&stylesheet=rss&records=50Best Best and Krieger is a Full Service Law Firmen-us27 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=xmlCellphone Tower Regulation: Maximizing Revenue While Protecting Local Interestshttp://www.bbklaw.com/?t=40&an=50470&format=xmlBest Best &amp; Krieger LLP partners Gerard Lederer and Joseph Van Eaton will present &quot;Cellphone Tower Regulation: Maximizing Revenue While Protecting Local Interests&quot; during a Strafford webinar. The webinar will cover best practices for counsel to local governments to prepare for and deal with issues specific to cell towers and site applications and leases.<br /> <br /> <strong>When</strong><br /> Thursday, May 12<br /> 10 - 11:30 a.m. PT<br /> 1-2:30 p.m. ET<br /> <br /> For more information or to register, <a target="_blank" href="https://www.straffordpub.com/products/cellphone-tower-regulation-maximizing-revenue-while-protecting-local-interests-2016-05-12"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 255);">click here</span></a>.<br type="_moz" />Conferences & Speaking Engagements12 May 2016 00:00:00 -0800http://www.bbklaw.com/?t=40&an=50470&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=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=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=xmlWho Does What? Best Practices in Board/Staff Relationshttp://www.bbklaw.com/?t=40&an=50205&format=xmlBest Best &amp; Krieger LLP partners Ruben Duran and Christopher Pisano will present &quot;Who Does What? Best Practices in Board/Staff Relations&quot; during a California Special Districts Association workshop. The workshop will cover applicable laws and best practices for developing positive and effective relationships between elected board members and their staffs, including a discussion of legal standards and practical tips to ensure good and productive government.<br /> <br /> <strong>When</strong><br /> Monday, May 2<br /> 10 a.m. - Noon<br /> <br /> <strong>Where</strong><br /> <span id="ctl00_TemplateBody_WebPartManager1_gwpciEventDisplay_ciEventDisplay_LocationData">McKinleyville CSD<br /> Azealea Hall, Hewitt Room<br /> 1620 Pickett Rd.<br /> Mckinleyville, CA 95519 <br /> <br /> For more information or to register, <a target="_blank" href="http://members.csda.net/imis15/EventDetail?EventKey=BDST042516"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 255);">click here</span></a>. </span><br />Conferences & Speaking Engagements02 May 2016 00:00:00 -0800http://www.bbklaw.com/?t=40&an=50205&format=xmlBroadband Last-Mile Build-Outhttp://www.bbklaw.com/?t=40&an=50468&format=xmlBest Best &amp; Krieger LLP attorney Drew Clark will moderate a panel discussing &quot;Broadband Last-Mile Build-Out&quot; during the&nbsp;Schools, Health and Libraries Broadband Annual Conference.<br /> <br /> <strong>When<br /> </strong>Friday, April 29<br /> 11 a.m. - Noon<br /> <br /> <strong>Where</strong><br /> Hyatt Regency Hotel, Crystal City<span><br /> 2799 Jefferson Davis Hwy<br /> Arlington, VA 22202<br /> <br /> </span>For more informaiton or to register, <a href="http://www.shlb.org/calendar/view/2016-SHLB-Annual-Conference-/agenda/" target="_blank"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 255);">click here</span></a>.<br type="_moz" />Conferences & Speaking Engagements29 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0800http://www.bbklaw.com/?t=40&an=50468&format=xml