2 day Environmental Law Workshop

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About the Course

Total Fees: INR 4,500 500

Location: Kolkata

Exact Venue address shall be intimated upon Enrolment.

Duration: 2 days

Environmental law is often romanticized, but rarely understood. In every law school, in every class, there are a few people who want to be great environmental warriors and heroes, saving species and forests from destruction from human greed. However, hardly any of them turn out to be environmental lawyer in reality.


Modern management has developed a highly evolved system of environmental compliances and safeguarding. However, most lawyers are taught preciously little about this. While they may study some basic case laws and a few statutory provisions, these are mere alphabets and do not even begin to train you in the basics of environmental law. Environmental law is a technical area of legal work that requires practical knowledge and understanding of more than just law. You need to grasp concepts of management, science, engineering, sociology and some anthropology to be an effective environmental lawyer.


There is a great need of good lawyers to come to this area of practice. It is disheartening that it is very difficult to find good environmental lawyers in our country. Very often, even large corporations which are ready to pay good money have a tough time to find an environmental law experts. On the other hand, there are exclusive boutique law firms that have done very well by simply practicing environmental law.


Even large law firms as well a corporations engaged in industries like manufacturing, mining and infrastructure projects are increasingly needing environmental lawyers. As all these sectors are seeing major push under the Modi government, with a clear agenda to invest and grow these sectors as fast as possible, the demand can only be expected to rise fast in the years to come.


Keeping the ground realities in mind, iPleaders has invited a very successful environmental lawyer who argues cases before environmental tribunals frequently and advises the industry on environmental compliances to organize a 2 day workshop (8 hours) in Kolkata.


The location for the workshop is Sector V, Salt Lake, Kolkata.


Date: 22-23 September

Time: 5-9 pm


Workshop fees: INR 500

(This is very low, we normally charge 4,500-25,000 for our other workshops. This is kept very low so that we can encourage young lawyers to practice environmental law and emerge as environmental leaders.)


Seats available: 30


Course objective

  • Training young lawyers to effectively argue before green bench
  • Enabling lawyers to include the right clauses in the contract with respect to environmental issues
  • Understanding the big picture related to environmental governance and international as well as national legislations
  • Underlying concepts from engineering, environmental science, sociology and anthropology that enables lawyers to prepare and deliver winning arguments
  • How lawyers can play a critical role in preserving and safeguarding the environment
  • Understanding environment audit and other obligatory environmental compliances
  • Understanding the role of legal department as facilitator for environmental compliances


What would be covered in the workshop:

  • Career opportunities in Environmental Law
  • What is the job of an environmental lawyer
  • How young lawyers can become environmental leaders
  • Situation in India - practice of environmental law and related challenges
  • Important environment related clauses for superior contract drafting
  • An overview of construction contracts (EPC/ENC) - statutory obligations and international standards
  • Basic understanding of project principles - along with an exercise
  • International conventions, important global incidents and discourse leading to environmental legislations
  • How organizations protect environment and natural resources and what are the legal requirements
  • Environmental management and role of lawyers and legal departments in organizations
  • How to conduct an Environmental Audit and what roles lawyers play in it
  • Legal compliances related to environment
  • Checklist for legal departments related to environment
  • Environmental tribunals/ green bench - jurisdiction, functioning, how to approach
  • Drafting exercises


To learn more about it, please call right now: 011-3313-8901




Subhabrata Chowdhury

Environment Law Advisor at Linde, WWF-India, L&T Hydrocarbons, Reliance, Indian Oil


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