The Climate Science Legal Defense Fund hosts 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
ESA Annual Meeting, August 11-16, 2019
Know Your Rights: Legal Issues for Scientists Interested in Advocacy and Activism
Monday, August 12, 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
In this workshop, attorneys from the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund will cover the practical legal issues that active scientists should be aware of. We’ll focus on why and how scientists should separate their personal advocacy and activism from their professional role. We’ll also discuss what falls under the definition of “lobbying” and how federally-funded and federally-funded scientists can be politically active without violating anti-lobbying laws.
Our goal is to arm researchers from all disciplines with the tools and knowledge they need to safely and effectively organize and speak up for science, and help them understand what to do if they end up in political crosshairs. The first half of the workshop will feature a presentation. The second half is devoted to Q&A with dialogue and audience participation is encouraged throughout.