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2018

Hefner Recognized as 2017 MSBA North Star Lawyer


Bill Hefner has been named a 2017 “North Star Lawyer” by the Minnesota State Bar Association.  Each year, the MSBA recognizes members who have provided 50 hours or more of pro bono legal services.  Bill provided over 55 hours of free legal services last year to four different juvenile clients as a volunteer attorney for the Children’s Law Center of Minnesota.  Staff and volunteer attorneys for the Children’s Law Center provide legal representation to children who are either wards of the state – “legal orphans” – or have been removed from their homes because they are in need of protection. CLC also represents foster children who request help. Bill has been a volunteer CLC attorney since 2004.

A complete list of the 2017 North Star Lawyers can be found here.

Governor Mark Dayton Reappoints Bill Hefner to Minnesota Petroleum Tank Release Compensation Board

On June 18, 2018, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton reappointed ELG attorney Bill Hefner to the Minnesota Petroleum Tank Release Compensation Board. Among other things, the five-member Board manages disbursements from the Petrofund, a multi-million dollar fund that provides up to 90 percent reimbursement to certain parties for reasonable and necessary costs incurred in connection with a petroleum tank release. Governor Dayton originally appointed Bill as the “public” member of the five-member Board on June 30, 2014.  His current term expires January 3, 2022.

Attorney Jeremy Greenhouse to Speak at CSWEA Innovative Wastewater Approaches Conference

On February 6, 2018, ELG attorney Jeremy Greenhouse will give a presentation at the Central States Water Environment Association’s 35th Annual Innovative Approaches to Wastewater Operational Problems conference.  Mr. Greenhouse will be speaking on “Updates in Water Law,” with a focus on recent legal developments relevant to the wastewater industry. For more information on the CSWEA conference, including how to register, please click here.

Bloomberg and Hefner to Present Webinar on Title V Certification Risk Management

ELG attorneys Jon Bloomberg and Bill Hefner will be presenting a ninety-minute national webinar for the Air and Waste Management Association on Thursday, January 18, 2018.  The webinar—entitled “Managing Risk in the Title V Certification Process”—will summarize Clean Air Act Title V certification obligations and address pertinent issues using case studies and examples.  Registration and additional information about the webinar can be found here.

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