Great! We’ve Been Served! Now What? How Do You As An Agency/Consultant Survive A CEQA Lawsuit
Mar 27, 2018
Association of Environmental Professionals Conference
This lively session discusses what happens after an agency has been served with a lawsuit, and what we can do beforehand to help them with their defense of our work. Topics will include tips on conclusions, references, analysis and the wording of mitigation. Discussion will touch on the all-important administrative record, correspondence and what constitutes ‘substantial evidence’. Look for lively discussion, a bit of gallows humor, a few informative stories and a lot of tips on strengthening the document. And of course, we’ll discuss what happens after planners are pens-down and the legal system judges the adequacy of our work. What are the remedies? What happens when courts get it wrong? Do we always have to start again at the beginning?