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December 14, 2021  |  Written by

Events & Activities, Third & Fourth Quarter 2021

We invite you to keep tabs on Somach attorneys with this roundup of our news and events heading into the home stretch of 2021.

#SomachSpeaks – Events & Activities in Q3 & Q4 2021

  • December 15 – Las Vegas, NV: The Colorado River Water Users Association (CRWUA) Annual Conference takes place on December 14-16 at Caesars Palace Las Vegas. Rich Deitchman joins a panel to discuss the state of litigation of interest to Colorado River water users.
  • November 8 – Live Virtual Roundtable: Brittany Johnson serves as moderator for “The Best Dam Panel: A Discussion on Dam Projects (New Construction and Removal) Across California,” hosted by the Association of Women in Water, Energy & Environment. Panel speakers will introduce their unique projects and then discuss the intersecting issues of water supply, environmental impacts, and regulatory issues that affect each project and its likelihood of success. Projects include the Upper York Creek Cam Removal project, the Sites Reservoir project, the Anderson Dam Seismic Retrofit project, the Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion project, and the Klamath River Dam Removal project.
  • November 4 & 5 – Santa Fe, NM: Ramsey Kropf and her fellow planning committee members are looking forward to a hybrid Water Law Institute, presented by the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation. Ramsey was recently named a 2021-2022 Trustee-At-Large for RMMLF.
  • November 4 & 5 – Live Webcast: The 30th Annual Oregon Water Law Conference by The Seminar Group features a Klamath and Rogue Basin update by Rich Deitchman covering topics of drought, ESA litigation, adjudication, groundwater, and dams. Paul Simmons will run a CLE session about common ethical issues facing water attorneys.
  • October 14 – Live Webcast: Paul Simmons presents a CLE for the Oregon State Bar’s 2021 Environmental & Natural Resources Law: Year in Review. In “Klamath Water: More Complex Than Ever?”  Paul and his panelists will cover a look-back and summary of active litigation in the Basin.
  • September 21 – Denver, CO: Congratulations to the Colorado Water Trust on 20 years and more to come! Sarah Klahn, Kristin Moseley and Ramsey Kropf enjoyed attending the River Bank 2021 celebration and having the chance to visit with so many other folks who value Colorado’s amazing rivers and streams. We are proud to support a great organization that uses the existing legal flexibility provided for by Colorado statutes to put water back into rivers and streams across the state.

In Case You Missed It

  • Sarah Klahn has been named Denver Water Law “Lawyer of the Year” in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 Edition.
  • We welcomed a new shareholder to our Boulder office in August. Meet Kristin Moseley, an avid runner and skier who loves spending time floating on western rivers with her family. Her practice has focused on water rights law and water-related legislation for 25 years, with clients spanning the Colorado River headwaters, including municipalities, special districts, ski resorts, ranches, homeowners’ associations, energy corporations, conservation organizations, nonprofits, and universities.
  • We’re pleased to be named a Tier 1 firm in Sacramento (Natural Resources Law, Water Law) and Colorado (Water Law) by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” in 2022. This is the 12th Edition of Best Law Firms.
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Published October 1, 2021, Updated December 14, 2021

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