The Institute meets every other Thursday throughout the spring, from 6:00-9:00pm, for a total of 8 meetings. NYCELLI will apply for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits in the Area of Professional Practice category for each class.

February 16, 2017 – Opening Reception

Bryan Cave LLP (1290 6th Ave) 


February 23, 2017 – Class 1: Introduction & Water

Sive, Paget & Riesel, PC (560 Lexington Ave)


March 2, 2017 – Class 2: Overview of New York City Environmental Issues

NRDC (40 W. 20th St)


March 9, 2017 – Class 3: Air Quality & Energy

Sive, Paget & Riesel, PC (560 Lexington Ave)


March 23, 2017 – Class 4: Waste

Sive, Paget & Riesel, PC (560 Lexington Ave)


April 6, 2017 – Class 5: Land

Fox Rothschild LLP (101 Park Ave)


April 20, 2017 – Class 6: Avenues of Change

Waterkeeper Alliance (180 Maiden Lane)


May 4, 2017 – Class 7: Methods of Change

NRDC (40 W. 20th St)


May 18, 2017 – Class 8: EQIP Project Presentations

Sive, Paget & Riesel, PC (560 Lexington Ave)


In each of the first five meetings, participants examine:
• The nature of a current environmental concern facing New York City;
• Current and proposed responses to that problem; and
• Remaining challenges and opportunities for action in that area of concern.

This examination takes place mindful of:
• The special ecological, social, and economic dynamics of the urban environment;
• Relationships between sources of law and jurisdictions; and
• The potential for solving environmental problems through law and policy.

Each meeting will end with a discussion exploring:
• What stakeholders’ ultimate goals are or should be;
• How those goals might be achieved; and
• What roles attorneys can play in that work.

The sixth and seventh meetings explore avenues and methods of change to help participants plan their project, and at the final meeting, participants present their project plan to the group for discussion.