Water Rights in Arizona -
Water Resource Professional Law Training Seminar
Get the Tools You Need to Successfully Tackle Challenging Water Law Cases
The fight for "liquid gold" is getting ugly. With developers, government officials, energy companies, tribal leaders, utility companies, farmers and others putting water in their crosshairs, more and more attorneys are taking on these complicated cases. This focused legal program is packed with the latest and greatest legal strategies for protecting your client's water rights and use. Whether you're an experienced water law attorney or new to the practice area, this program will provide you with practical tools to tackle water law cases. Register today!
- Gain the tools you need to handle the regulation of water rights.
- Learn litigation tips specific to tribal water rights, including settlement strategies and handling reserved water rights.
- Get the fundamentals of water law down, learn critical terminology and find out how to simplify the processes involved.
- Hear the most recent case law, review recent state legislative updates and understand the interaction between federal, state and local water law regulations.
- Learn how to evaluate water rights, what evidence you need to look for, where to get it and how to apply it to litigation.
- Discover real-world techniques for handling leasing, exchange, transfer, purchase and sale of water rights.
- Find out cutting edge litigation strategies for experts and evidence.
- Examine emerging water contamination, ditch company and drought challenges.
- Overcome ethical challenges of representing more than one client.
- WATER RIGHTS LAW MADE SIMPLE
9:00 - 9:45, Judith M. Dworkin
- Water Law Fundamentals - A Brief Arizona Overview
- The Law of Prior Appropriation
- The Ground Water Law
- Federal Reserved Water Rights
- Determination/Allocation of Water Rights
- Water Law Terminology for Attorneys
- Overview of the Administrative System: Arizona Department of Water Resources
- Overview of the Gila River Adjudication
- Management of the Colorado River: the Arizona Situation
- Visual Aids of State Water Bodies, Rivers and Streams - What Water is Being Disputed and Why
- LEGISLATION, REGULATION AND CASE LAW UPDATE
9:45 - 10:30, Judith M. Dworkin
- State and Local Water Law Update
- Federal Legislation and Regulations
- Federal, State and Local Regulations and Compliance Update
- Recent Case Law
- TRIBAL WATER RIGHTS
10:45 - 11:15, Judith M. Dworkin
- Reserved Water Rights
- Water Rights Settlements
- Tribal Water Codes
- WATER RIGHTS EVALUATIONS
11:15 - 12:00, Gregory L. Adams
- Determining Validity/Ownership and Due Diligence Reviews
- Title and Survey Reviews
- Surface Water Rights Due Diligence
- Proving How Much Was Used, How Much They Need to Use and When They Started Using It
- Groundwater Rights Due Diligence
- Grandfathered Rights, Water Adequacy Determinations
- HANDLING THE LEASE, TRANSFER AND SALE OF WATER RIGHTS
1:00 - 1:45, Michael J. Pearce
- Transferring Water Rights - From Basic to Complex
- Purchase/Sale of Water Rights
- Negotiating and Drafting Agreements
- WATER LITIGATION - EXPERTS PREPARATION AND EXAMINATION
1:45 - 2:30, John C. Lemaster
- Expert Reports and Discovery - State and Federal
- Evidence Relating to Experts - State and Federal
- Preparing Experts for Examination
- Preparing for Cross Examination of Experts
- CURRENT ISSUES, LEGAL CHALLENGES AND RECENT TRENDS
2:45 - 3:30, Lee A. Storey
- Managing Climate Change in a Changing Water World
- Federal Reserved Rights in the East
- Local and Municipal Initiatives, Utilities and Development Projects
- ETHICS AND WATER LAW
3:30 - 4:30, Mitchell J. Klein
- Recent Changes to the Arizona Rule son Unprofessional Conduct
- Attorneys' Fees
- Dealing with Represented and Unrepresented Parties
- Multiparty Representation and Ethical Challenges