Events | Climate Science Legal Defense Fund

The Climate Science Legal Defense Fund leads and participates in a variety of events for scientists and the public throughout the year. These range from workshops and webinars for researchers to help them understand their legal rights and responsibilities to presentations about attacks on science and scientists.

We hold events at many scientific conferences, including the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting, and we often collaborate with organizations such as 500 Women Scientists and the ACLU.

Please contact us if you’d like us to hold a training or workshop for scientists at your organization or to request that one of our attorneys speak at your event.

Find Us at Upcoming Scientific Conferences

American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, December 9–13, 2019

Know Your Rights: Scientific Advocacy & Activism
Monday, December 9 from 4:30–5:30 p.m. Light snacks provided.
Sharing Science Room, Moscone West 2001A L2 (Level 2)

In this session, attorneys from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund (CSLDF) will discuss the legal rights and restrictions that pertain to U.S. scientists who seek to engage in the policymaking process, participate in a demonstration or other forms of activism, become involved with a political event or campaign, or share their findings in ways that inform public policy.

Scientific Integrity Policies and How to Use Them
Thursday, December 12 from 12:30–1:30 p.m. Light lunch provided.
Sharing Science Room, Moscone West 2001A L2 (Level 2)

In this session, Climate Science Legal Defense Fund (CSLDF) attorneys and the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) will discuss important factors scientists should know when faced with a potential scientific integrity issue, including what can be considered a violation of scientific integrity, how best to file a complaint under institutional scientific integrity policies, potential pitfalls when filing a complaint, and other relevant legal issues such as the application of whistleblower protections.

Transparency, Censorship, and Harassment in Government Science
Wednesday, December 11 from 2:10–2:25 p.m.
Moscone South 301-302 (Level 3)

Free Legal Consultations
Scientists from all disciplines can request a free, confidential meeting with one of our attorneys during the Fall Meeting. This is an opportunity to seek legal advice or ask questions related to your research and work. Appointments are available in 30-minute slots between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. from Monday through Thursday. Email to make an appointment; walk-ins are also welcome. Location: Moscone North 112 LLN (Lobby Level North).

Exhibit Hall
Stop by booth 330 to say hello and collect our free educational resources, stickers, and more.

American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, January 12–16, 2020

Town Hall
Advocating for Science as an Expert or as a Citizen
Thursday, January 16 from 12:15–1:15 p.m.

More details coming soon.

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