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July 20, 2022  |  Written by Somach Simmons & Dunn

Events & Activities, Third Quarter 2022

We invite you to follow our Somach attorneys with this recap of news and events throughout the third quarter of 2022.

#SomachSpeaks - Events & Activities in Q3 2022

  • We’re celebrating our 30th Anniversary LEARN MORE
  • September 27, Boulder, Colorado: Join us for an Open House celebration!
  • September 25, River Garden Farms, Knights Landing, CA: We’re thrilled to join our friends and supporters of Yolo Land Trust for the annual farm-to-fork fundraiser, A Day in the Country, which brings together 200 guests for an intimate gathering to taste Yolo County’s bounty.
  • September 21-23, Santa Fe, New Mexico: We’re pleased to support the Water Education Foundation’s 13th Biennial Colorado River Symposium.
  • September 15-16, Southern California: Attorney Alyson Ackerman presents for the Annual Meeting of the Environmental Law Network. As chair of the Young Lawyers Division, she will facilitate a discussion on “Navigating a New Work Structure,” and also present an update on the 2015 Curtailment Cases.
  • September 13, Denver Botanic Gardens: Join us for RiverBank 2022, benefitting the Colorado Water Trust’s mission to restore flows to Colorado’s rivers in need. We’re pleased to sponsor this community event and celebrate the 2022 recipient of the David Getches Flowing Waters Award, presented in honor of David Getches’ inspirational, collaborative and innovative spirit and determination in restoring and protecting healthy flows in Colorado’s rivers.
  • Spring/Summer 2022: Aaron Ferguson and Michelle Chester have co-authored a piece for the California Lawyers Association newsletter Environmental Law News, titled “Testing NEPA’s Flexibility for Forest Management Projects in California.” Read the article here [PDF].
  • July 21-23, Vail, Colorado: Ramsey Kropf, who serves as a Trustee for the Foundation for Natural Resources and Energy Law (formerly Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation), will be attending the 68th Annual Institute. As a member of the Foundation’s water law institute planning committee, Ramsey will be attending the water law institute conference scheduled in November.

In Case You Missed It

  • We recently relocated our Colorado office and have been enjoying the breathtaking views of Boulder’s Flatirons.
  • We’re proud of Sarah Klahn, who has been named the Boulder, Colorado “Lawyer of the Year” in Water Law, by The Best Lawyers in America 2023 edition.
  • SSD attorneys were recognized in the 2022 edition of Northern California Super Lawyers and Northern California Rising Stars. Check it out here.
  • Welcome Kelly Doyle to our Sacramento office!
  • Sarah Klahn has been appointed to Colorado’s Metro Basin Roundtable, one of nine collaborative decision-making groups called for by the Colorado Water Plan. The roundtables represent each of the state’s eight major watersheds plus the Denver metropolitan area. The Metro Basin Roundtable assists the Colorado Water Conservation Board (a state agency) in reviewing grant applications for water supply, efficiency, water quality, or conservation projects in the Denver metropolitan area, and to serve as a clearinghouse for water supply, water quality and water efficiency projects. Colorado’s basin roundtables bring citizens into the collaborative water management discussions across the state to encourage locally-driven solutions to water supply challenges. Members include representatives from agriculture, domestic water providers, environmental and recreation entities, and interested citizens.
  • Welcome Michael Daugherty to our Boulder office! Michael blends his experience as a Colorado water lawyer in private practice with a unique perspective gained through his work in Indian country as a public defender and in-house counsel for a tribal government. He enjoys skiing, tennis, speaking Spanish, and trail running with his dog, Rosie.
  • We’re pleased to support the ongoing work of the Sacramento Legal Employers Diversity Collective.
  • WE’RE HIRING! Visit the CAREERS page to learn more.
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Published July 20, 2022; updated August 16; updated September 7

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