Numerous legal issues arise from the use of water resources. Relatively few attorneys possess the knowledge or expertise to handle these issues, so having that skillset is a great way to set yourself apart. In this program, seasoned faculty will teach you the must-knows of water rights, water quality, stormwater runoff, and more so you can properly advise clients. Whether you're looking to build a niche or expand your practice, this program is for you. Register today!
Examine the interplay of state and federal water laws.
Gain a firm understanding of prior appropriation and riparian water rights.
Delve into groundwater regulations and compliance issues.
Learn what to do when damage from surface runoff sparks a dispute between neighbors.
Discover how the latest developments and cases are shaping water law.
Water Law - Introduction and Overview
Introduction to Riparian Rights
Examining Prior Appropriation Doctrine
Understanding Groundwater Rights
Your Guide to Stormwater Runoff Issues
2021 Updates: Recent Cases, Clean Water Act Rules, and More
M.B. ADELSON, LL.M., is the managing member of the Law Offices of M.B. Adelson IV, P.A., in Tallahassee, Florida. He practices throughout Florida and consults nationwide on property and property rights law, natural resources (especially water) and environmental law; property title and boundary issues, easements, shoreline property rights and submerged lands; public lands, resource conservation, agriculture, protected species; fisheries resources; boat ramps, docks, marinas, and waterway access; local, state and federal regulatory agency licensing, permitting, compliance, and remediation; firearms ownership and firearms business laws; inheritance estates and trusts; business entity formation and operation; professional ethics; and administrative and judicial trial and appellate litigation. Mr. Adelson is a certified mediator, a member of The Florida Bar and is admitted in the Florida federal courts. He served in the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, the Florida Department of Natural Resources and has been in private practice since 2001. Mr. Adelson is a retired U.S. Army officer. He is a federal firearms license (FFL) holder and he advises and supports firearms owners, manufacturers, retailers, and shooting ranges. He is active in the FSU College of Law Environmental Law Society, Moot Court teams and other college and community related activities. Mr. Adelson holds a B.A. degree from Virginia Military Institute, a M.S. degree and M.B.A. degree from Florida Institute of Technology, and a J.D. degree and LL.M. degree from Florida State University College of Law. His LL.M. degree dissertation studied shoreline property rights and associated access/egress easements.
KARL F. KUMLI III is a shareholder and chair of the energy and water law practice group of the law firm of Dietze and Davis, P.C., where his practice is limited to public utility (electricity and natural gas matters) and water rights law. Mr. Kumli represents clients before courts and administrative agencies with jurisdiction over water or energy-related matters. His practice has expanded beyond Colorado to include energy clients throughout the Rocky Mountain region. His cases have ranged from genteel transactions to those which have been decidedly less so. He represents public and private entities. Mr. Kumli particularly enjoys working with water and energy clients to meet long-term resource challenges. He has been qualified as an expert witness in Colorado District Court and Water Court on issues involving integration of state water rights law with federal energy law. He is a past president of the Boulder County Bar Association and the immediate past chair of the Colorado Bar Association's Section on Natural Resources and Energy Law. Mr. Kumli created and hosted the television program Law & Justice, which presented diverse legal topics to the general public. He is a member of the Courts of the Jicarilla Apache Nation of New Mexico. He is a regular lecturer to law school classes, continuing legal education classes, trade associations, and technical conferences. Mr. Kumli earned his B.A. degree from Stanford University and his J.D. degree from the University of the Pacific.
STAR WARING is of-counsel to the law firm of Dietze and Davis, P.C., in Boulder, Colorado, where her practice focuses on water law and natural resources law. The majority of her practice consists of representing agricultural water users, developers, lenders, municipalities, counties and ditch companies in matters involving water rights issues. Ms. Waring has represented clients in complex litigation in state courts throughout Colorado, including water courts, the Colorado Supreme Court and federal courts, including the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Eighth, Ninth and Tenth circuits. She has also represented clients in several tribal courts throughout the western U.S. In addition, Ms. Waring has testified before the Colorado legislature on pending legislation affecting water rights. She has lectured extensively on topics related to water law and natural resources and has published several articles on those topics. She has taught water law at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law as an adjunct professor where she was the distinguished practitioner in residence in 2016. Ms. Waring is a former member of the Executive Council of the Colorado Bar Association Water Law Section and she previously served as president of the Boulder County Bar Association. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado. She attended the University of Wisconsin Law School and earned her J.D. degree from the University of Colorado School of Law.
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