It is often said, accurately, that Louisiana has a “working coast” where energy, fishing, and other commercial and recreational interests intersect each other and coastal protection, environmental, and similar efforts. The competing interests and needs of those living and working in the coastal area, and those affected by the use and restoration of the coastal area, have frequently led to conflicts among coastal user groups, regulatory limitations on uses of the coastal area, and coastal programs and projects that are crucial to many but problematic for others. This complex interrelationship creates challenges and opportunities for Louisiana attorneys representing clients who must navigate these conflicts and the overlapping requirements, responsibilities, and risks resulting from the ongoing efforts to balance these interests and needs. The environment itself adds to the complexity, as coastal erosion and subsidence continuously alter the landscape, creating new challenges and grounds for dispute.
This program will present a wide-ranging variety of legal issues encountered by coastal users, regulators, and special interest groups. Recent developments in coastal law and litigation will be covered, along with specific issues confronting many Louisiana residents regarding the coastal area, including coastal project financing, governmental coastal erosion lawsuits, coastal use permitting, coastal resettlement projects, water bottom ownership and access, and water resource-related issues. Presenters include governmental attorneys and outside counsel implementing Louisiana’s handling of coastal matters, as well as prominent private attorneys engaged in coastal law and related matters. The program will also satisfy Louisiana ethics and professional responsibility requirements. Please join us as we consider the issues related to coastal law that confront many Louisiana residents.
BACK TO TOP