Upcoming Seminars and Speaking Engagements

Tom will be speaking at three upcoming seminars on water rights topics.

On Thursday, April 14, 2016, at 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Tom will address the Washington Association of Sewer & Water Districts at the Yakima Convention Center in Yakima, Washington on the topic, “Water Availability and Permitting Issues.”

On Thursday, June 16, 2016, at 3:00 p.m., Tom will co-instruct on the subject “New Mitigated Water Rights,” at The Seminar Group’s “Water Rights in Central Washington” seminar in Wenatchee, Washington.

Law Seminars International has also invited Tom to co-chair this year’s Water Law in Washington seminar in Seattle. A date has not yet been set, but it will likely take place in late July. Tom also co-chaired this seminar last year.


2015 Water Law in Washington Seminar Agenda

I am very excited about co-hosting this year’s annual  Water Law in Washington seminar by Law Seminars International. We have a stellar line up of professional speakers and will cover numerous current issues of interest to water law practitioners, water users and resource managers. Beginning with an optional “Water Law 101” presentation on the fundamentals of water law, the conference will have a special focus on recent decisions addressing drought year water rights permitting and management, in-stream flow rules and the rural water supply dilemma, recent cases addressing the intersection of land use
and water rights law, and the role of science in water management.

The two-day conference will be held in Seattle on July 28 and 29, 2015.  Click here for a brochure and registration information.  I hope to see you there!

Save the Date: LSI’s “Water Law in Washington” Seminar, June 19-20, 2014

The Swinomish Indian Tribal Community v. Ecology case has generated significant discussion and controversy throughout the state, and will be the primary focus of Law Seminar International’s upcoming “Water Law in Washington” seminar on June 19-20, 2014 in Seattle.  Tom Pors has been invited to speak on a panel with Emily Hutchinson Haley, staff attorney for the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, and Bill Clarke to discuss “Swinomish v. Ecology: Different Perspectives on the Path Forward.”  Their panel discussion is tentatively scheduled to take place from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 19th.  The seminar location has not yet been determined, but registration information can be obtained from Law Seminars International at 206-567-4490 or 800-854-8009.