IMPERIAL COUNTY – In a first of what is intended to be a series of public panels being presented by the Imperial Irrigation District’s legal team, the district has scheduled a panel discussion entitled “A Primer: The State Water Resources Control Board and Imperial County Agriculture.”
The event, open to the public, will be held from 1:30-4:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 30  in the Condit Auditorium, El Centro. The panel moderator will be Joshua Patashnik (Munger, Tolles & Olson, LLP). Panel participants include David R.E. Aladjem (Downey Brand, LLP), Charles T. DuMars (Law & Resource Planning Associates, P.C.) and Kristin L. Myles (Munger, Tolles & Olson, LLP).
This public program is the final event of an attorney-client orientation being held at the district this week.
“The Imperial and Coachella valleys are remarkable regions—their histories are rich, their legal issues are novel and their citizens are engaged,” said Ross Simmons, IID general counsel who is coordinating the orientation and panel discussion. “Our 2014 attorney-client orientation is intended to broaden the experience of our legal representatives and improve the legal services provided to the district.”
Events at the orientation include a tour of Imperial Valley, discussions covering IID departmental issues and educational panels for attorneys on relevant legal topics.
Participating lawyers are not being compensated by the district for their attendance. “The attorney-client orientation is considered an investment in IID, the communities it represents and its ratepayers,” said Simmons.