Finding Solid Ground: Environmental and Land Use Dispute Resolution in Connecticut

APA Connecticut Chapter

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Friday, March 17, 2017
9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. CDT

North Haven, CT, United States

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Overview

The ADR Symposium's three panels address the existing Connecticut statutory and common law on dispute resoluation starting with an overview of how various techniques based on the existing enabling legislation, can avoid conflicts; e.g. careful planning through the POCD, transfer of development rights and clustering to preserve development potential, pre-application presentations, and local adjudicatory appeals.  The second panel utilizing existing law addresses the present availability of alternative dispute resolution, including the mediation provisions in the zoning law, Sec.8-8a. The third and final a panel builds on the legal framework of the prior two and with the input of the senior Connecticut Superior Court judge handling land use appeals in Connecticut, looks to changes in the law that might facilitate alternative dispute resolution. 

Attorneys present at the symposium will provide expertise in land use law to facilitate discussion and provide education on their experiences; specifically discussion of particular cases in Connecticut and other states to provide a comprehensive overview to planners on how  litigation in land use and environmental regulation can by avoided.  

 

 

Resource URL

http://www.ctbarfdn.org/alternativedisputeresolution

Speakers

Dwight Merriam

Confirmed Speaker

Dwight H. Merriam, FAICP, of the law firm of Robinson+Cole, is a Fellow and Past President and of the American Institute of Certified Planners and Past Chair of the ABA Section of State and Local Government Law. He is a Connecticut Bar Foundation James W.. Cooper Life Fellow and ... Read More

Anika Lemar

Confirmed Speaker

Anika Singh Lemar is a Clinical Associate Professor at Yale Law School. She teaches the Community and Economic Development clinic (CED), which provides transactional legal services to organizations seeking to advance economic opportunity. CED's cHents include affordable housing developers, community development financial institutions, farms and farmer's markets, fair ... Read More

William DeVane Logue

Confirmed Speaker

Bill Logue is a West Hartford based independent mediator, facilitator, consensus builder, trainer and consultant to individuals, groups, associations, corporations, law firms, foundations and public organizations. He has helped creatively craft agreements that build relationships and promote practical solutions to difficult problems. Bill has worked in the field of conflict ... Read More

Daniel Klau

Confirmed Speaker

Dan Klau received his B.A., cum laude and with distinction in Political Science, from the University of California, San Diego in 1984. He attended Boston University School of Law, graduating in 1990, summa cum Laude, and receiving the Melville M. Bigelow Scholarship Award, given to the graduating student showing ... Read More

Khara Dodds, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Contact Information Khara C. Dodds, AICP Town of Glastonbury Department of Community Development 2155 Main Street, Glastonbury, CT 06033 860-652-7515 Khara.Dodds@glastonbury-ct.gov Biography Khara C. Dodds is the Director of Planning and Land Use Services for the Town of Glastonbury. As the Director, she manages the Community Development ... Read More

Daniel Klau

Confirmed Speaker

Dan Klau received his B.A., cum laude and with distinction in Political Science, from the University of California, San Diego in 1984. He attended Boston University School of Law, graduating in 1990, summa cum Laude, and receiving the Melville M. Bigelow Scholarship Award, given to the graduating student showing ... Read More

Rebecca French

Confirmed Speaker

Dr. French is the Director of Community Engagement for the Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation (CIRCA), a partnership between the University of Connecticut and the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. She translates science and engineering to help communities, state and local government, private industry, and academic ... Read More

Robin Pearson

Confirmed Speaker

Robin Messier Pearson, Esquire, practices land use law, including permitting with regard to zoning and environmental matters. She is a frequent lecturer on various land use topics and is a prior Editor of the Connecticut Real Estate Law Joumal. She is a graduate of Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut (B.A ... Read More

Joseph Williams

Confirmed Speaker

Joe is a member of the Real Estate, Environmental and Land Use Practice Group. He practices in the areas of environmental and land use permitting and litigation, primarily representing private companies, developers and property owners in a wide array of real estate-related proceedings including site development applications, administrative appeals, adverse ... Read More

Diane Whitney

Confirmed Speaker

Diane Whitney is chair of the Land Use Section of Pullman & Comley's Real Estate Department. She has practiced law for 32 years, and land use and environmental law for the past 26 years. Her clients include developers and municipalities, taking applications from the concept stage through whatever appeals become ... Read More

Marianne Lado

Confirmed Speaker

Marianne Engelman Lado recently joined Yale Law School as a Visiting Clinical Professor of Law to launch an Environmental Justice Clinic. She previously served as a senior staff attorney at Earthjustice, a non-profit environmental law firm, where her work focuses on civil rights enforcement in the environmental justice context, as ... Read More

Erin Boggs

Confirmed Speaker

Erin Boggs, Esq. is the founding Executive Director of Open Communities Alliance, a Connecticut-based civil rights organization promoting access to opportunity and housing choice with the help of an urban-suburban interracial coalition. Prior to launching the Alliance, Ms. Boggs was Staff Attorney and Interim Legal DiJector of the CT ACLU ... Read More

Marshall Berger

Confirmed Speaker

Judge Marshall K. Berger, Jr. graduated from the University of Vermont with a B.A. degree in 1969. He earned his Juris Doctor with honors in 1972 from George Washington University. He was admitted to the Connecticut Bar in 1974, the District of Columbia, the U.S. District Court and ... Read More

Elizabeth Verna

Confirmed Speaker

A lifelong resident of Wallingford, Liz Verna graduated from Lafayette College in 1989, and received a B.A. in International Affairs. She began her professional career as an editorial assistant in New York City for the fashion magazine, Vogue Italia, before returning to Wallingford in 1992, to work in her ... Read More

Daniel Klau

Confirmed Speaker

Duncan MacKay is the Deputy General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer for Eversource Energy (NYSE: ES), a Fortune 500 energy company with dual headquarters in Hartford, Connecticut and Boston, Massachusetts. Eversource is New England's largest energy delivery company, safely and reliably delivering energy to more than 3.6 million electric ... Read More

Margaret Miner

Confirmed Speaker

Margaret Miner is the Executive Director of Rivers Alliance of Connecticut, which is dedicated to protecting all the state's waters. She also serves as Co-chair of the Water Planning Council's Advisory Group and as a member of the Council's Steering Committee for statewide water planning. She is ... Read More

Edward O'Hanlan

Confirmed Speaker

Ted O'Hanlan's 30+ years of practice runs the full gamut ofland use matters, from administrative applications and appeals to complex real property litigation, including state and federal wetlands and environmental laws, real property law, title insurance claims and defenses, and constitutional law issues. He serves as attorney trial ... Read More

Hiram Peck

Confirmed Speaker

As a professional AfCP certified planner for over 25 years, Hiram has worked with municipalities, the federal government/USDA , regional planning agencies, and private clients. His focus has always been on the land and man's optimal relation to it. As Director of Planning in Avon since 2015, Hiram has ... Read More

Roger Reynolds

Confirmed Speaker

Roger Reynolds directs all cases and legal matters for Connecticut Fund for the Environment and its bi-state program Save the Sound to protect Long Island Sound, inland waters, land, and air. He is also an adjunct professor at University of Connecticut School of Law where he established and teaches the ... Read More

Contact Info

Jeanne Davies, ctriverplanner@gmail.com