Environmental Law

The Environmental Law Section serves the Bar Association and the greater Cleveland community in the area of environmental law. We host two seminars each year: a day-long seminar in the fall and a half-day seminar in the late winter or early spring. We hold luncheon meetings every other month, most of which include a speaker on a topic of interest to environmental practitioners, usually approved for 1.0 hour of CLE credit. In all of our events we reach out not only to attorneys but also to environmental consultants, to government personnel, and to our clients and potential clients.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the sponsors for this year's Love, Law & Chocolate Fundraiser:

  • Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP
  • GT Environmental, Inc.
  • Haley & Aldrich
  • HzW Environmental Consultants
  • Labyrinth Management Group, Inc.
  • McMahon DeGulis LLP
  • Miller Goler Faeges Lapine LLP
  • URS Corporation
  • Walter | Haverfield LLP

Perhaps most important, though, we host an annual fundraiser that allows the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Foundation to support law students working in unpaid summer internships for a government agency involved in environmental issues. So far, we have helped students who worked with the City of Cleveland Health Department and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. Please click here for more details on the Internship Program and how attorneys and firms can support our efforts.


Tamar P. Gontovnik
Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP