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 also 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 frequently collaborate with groups such as 500 Women Scientists and the March for Science.

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.

Upcoming Events

CSLDF Defender of Science Dinner and Awards Presentation
November 9, 2018, 6:30 p.m.
New York City

Please join us to honor attorney Andrew L. Frey, a steadfast supporter of our mission, at a special event that brings together members of the legal, academic, and philanthropic communities who share a desire to protect the scientific endeavor.

Upcoming Webinars

An Overview of Anti-lobbying Regulations for Federally-Funded Scientists
November 1, 2018 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET

Hosted in partnership with the American Geophysical Union. In this webinar, CSLDF attorneys will discuss what falls under the definition of “lobbying” and how federally-funded scientists can be politically active without violating anti-lobbying laws; we’ll also provide examples of restricted and permissible activities. This is essential knowledge for all scientists and is particularly relevant for those planning advocacy activities in Washington D.C. around their attendance at the AGU Fall Meeting.

Find Us at Upcoming Scientific Conferences

Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, November 4-7, 2018

Climate Science in the Crosshairs
Session T13: Global Warming: Accelerating Rates of Change Forewarn of Catastrophic Events, Room 134
Monday, November 5; presentation time 8:55 a.m.

Augusta Wilson, a CSLDF staff attorney, will discuss how scientists can be targets of personal attacks due to their findings and fields of study, especially those working on climate. She’ll also show how attacks on science have changed since the 2016 U.S. presidential election, how we’re tracking efforts by federal and state governments to silence science, and how these attacks impact the scientific endeavor.

Know Your Rights: Responding to Attacks on Science and Scientists
Town Hall 46500, Room 134
Monday, November 5, 12:15-1:15 p.m.

Although the risk of attack on any individual scientist is small, it’s still crucial that researchers understand their legal rights and responsibilities. In this informal town hall, the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund will give an overview of the legal issues scientists from all disciplines need to be aware of and provide tips on how they can protect themselves.

American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, December 10-14, 2018

Information about our events and activities coming soon.

AAAS Annual Meeting, February 14-17, 2019

Information about our events and activities coming soon.

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