- The Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Section's Legends of Environmental Law Speaker Series provides an opportunity for conversations with renowned practitioners, academics and other legal professionals who have had a significant impact on environmental law.
John C. Cruden is the President of the Environmental Law Institute, a nationally recognized non-profit association that provides research, education and publications in the area of environmental law and policy. Before joining ELI, John was for over two decades the Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, U.S. Department of Justice. In that capacity he supervised all federal civil environmental enforcement and litigation involving agencies of the United States. Prior to becoming Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Mr. Cruden was Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section. Before joining the Department of Justice, Mr. Cruden was the Chief Legislative Counsel of the Army. After graduating from West Point, he served in airborne, ranger, and Special Forces units in Germany and Vietnam before attending law school.
John Cruden is also a former President of the D.C. Bar and was the first government attorney to serve as D.C. Bar President.
This brown bag program is sponsored by the Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Section, in cosponsorship with the Administrative Law and Agency Practice Section, Arts, Entertainment, Media and Sports Law Section, Courts, Lawyers and the Administration of Justice Section, Law Practice Management Section, the Environmental Law Institute and the ABA Section of Environment, Energy and Resources.
D.C. Bar Conference Center
1101 K Street, NW, Conference Center
(Metro Center Station)
Washington DC 20005
- Sections Office 202-626-3463
- John Cruden, President, Environmental Law Institute
- Justin Smith, U.S. Department of Justice (Moderator)
- CLE Credit
ABA Section of Env't, Energy and Resources $10.00
Administrative Law and Agency Practice Section $10.00
Arts, Entertainment, Media and Sports Law Section $10.00
Courts, Lawyers and the Admin. of Justice Section $10.00
Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Section $10.00
Environmental Law Institute $10.00
Government/Non-Profit Employee $5.00
Law Practice Management Section $10.00
Law Student $0.00
Non-Section Member $15.00