State Bar of Texas Environmental & Natural Resources Law Section

Trees For Houston

Carroll Academy, located in the Aldine area of Houston, desperately needed trees to shade their campus after losing them to the recent drought. On Sunday, November 4, Trees For Houston partnered with the State Bar of Texas Environment and Natural Resources Law Section to plant 20, 15-gallon trees. Community volunteers with Xerox participated in the planting activity as well. Their efforts guaranteed a vital environmental improvement to the area where children walk, ride their bikes and play. After the worst drought in state history, it is more important than ever to replant Houston’s canopy. Our city has lost hundreds of thousands of trees, and Trees For Houston is currently focused on conservation and drought remediation projects.
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Phone: 713.840.8733

Jimmy Alan Hall Honored for 27 years of Service

Jimmy Alan Hall congratulates Catherine Bennett, the first winner of the Student Note Award, which the ENRLS created in his honor, at the suggestion of the students.
ENRLS Chair Cindy Smiley presents Jimmy Alan Hall with a plaque recognizing his 27 years of service as the EIC of the Texas Environmental Law Journal.
On April 12, 2012, representatives from our Section had a wonderful opportunity to honor Jimmy Alan Hall, the immediate past Editor-in-Chief of the Texas Environmental Law Journal (TELJ), at the annual banquet of the TELJ students from The University of Texas School of Law. We presented a plaque to Mr. Hall, which expressed the Section’s great appreciation for his 27 years of service as the Editor-in-Chief of the TEJJ.

In addition, the TELJ students have created a Student Note Award to honor Mr. Hall, and the names of the Award recipients will be included on a new plaque at the UT Law School. The TELJ announced that Ms. Catherine Bennett is the first recipient of the Jimmy Alan Hall Student Note Award.

ENRLS Announces Winners of Buck Wynne Scholarships
The Section awards the Buck J. Wynne Memorial scholarship at each of the State's law schools for the high grading student in introductory environmental law classes. The scholarship award is $1,000. The Committee coordinates the scholarship program with the law schools.

Taylor Romero
Baylor University
School of Law

Tracy Shahan
Baylor University
School of Law

Elizabeth Kopecki
St. Mary's University
School of Law

Cole Davis
S.Methodist University
School of Law

Dominic Salinas
Texas Tech University
School of Law

Elbia Munoz
Texas Wesleyan
School of Law

Starr Forster
Thurgood Marshall
School of Law

Armin Jezari
Thurgood Marshall
School of Law

Rudy Morales
Thurgood Marshall
School of Law

Lee Green
University of Houston
Law Center

David Hrncir
University of Houston
Law Center

Mark Speegle
University of Texas
School of Law

Registration now open for the 26th Annual Texas Environmental Superconference
Held on Thursday and Friday – August 7th and 8th, 2014 – in Austin at the Four Seasons Hotel. This year's theme is bands and the conference is fittingly entitled "On the Band Wagon"; each topic has an appropriate band name assigned to it.
Click here to download the 2014 Superconference Program.



Andrews Kurth LLP
Baker Botts LLP
Beveridge & Diamond PC
Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 
Guida, Slavich & Flores, PC 
Haynes and Boone, LLP
Jackson Walker LLP
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Lloyd Gosselink Rochelle & Townsend PC
Norton Rose Fulbright 
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
Strasburger & Price, LLP 
Thompson & Knight LLP
Vinson & Elkins LLP


If you have information that could lead to the publication of great journal content, please contact: Lyn Clancy, Editor-in-Chief, at

New ENRLS Member Benefit: View Interviews With Texas Judges

The Section is pleased to present From the Bench: Judicial Perspectives on Environmental/Administrative Cases, a series of insightful, practice-oriented judicial interviews conducted by Ron Beal, Baylor Law School Professor Beal and Author, Texas Administrative Practice and Procedure. These videos are available for ENRLS Members to view online at no charge. CLE credit is available for a nominal fee. Members click here>>

Nonmembers may view these videos and receive CLE credit, or become a member to view the videos at no charge. Nonmembers, click here for more information>>

Become a Texas Green Star Certified Law Firm!

Certify your law office under the State Bar of Texas Green Star Program. This program is designed to challenge Texas law offices to become better environmental and energy stewards by participating in the ABA-EPA Law Office Climate Challenge. Learn more and apply for certification >>
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