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Boon or Train Wreck? – High-Speed Rail in California

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Registration Closes:
The Alameda County Bar Association’s Environmental Law Section and the Bar Association of San Francisco are pleased to co-sponsor an in-depth discussion of the benefits (e.g., economic stimulus and jobs), detriments (e.g., impacts and costs), and trade-offs associated with the California High-Speed Rail (HSR) Project. The discussion, designed to provide a balanced, informative, and lively discourse, will include leading voices and experts with a range of perspectives and insight on the HSR Project.


Jason W. Holder, Esq.

Fitzgerald Abbott & Beardsley, counsel for petitioners in the now-settled CEQA litigation, County of Madera, et al. v. California High-Speed Rail Authority.

Stuart M. Flashman
11/20/2013 12:00 AM
Counsel for Town of Atherton, et al. in pending litigation challenging the Bay Area Program Environmental Impact Report for the HSR Project. Mr. Flashman is also counsel for County of Kings, et al. in pending litigation challenging the HSR Project’s compliance with Proposition 1A and in the HSRA-initiated validation action over authorizing issuance of $8.5 Billion in Proposition 1A General Obligation bonds.
Aaron Fukuda
11/20/2013 12:00 AM
Co-chairman of Citizens for California High Speed Rail Accountability, plaintiff in the Proposition 1A compliance lawsuit. Mr. Fukuda is a leader among landowners in the San Joaquin Valley that will be directly impacted by the first leg of the HSR Project.
Anja Raudabaugh
11/20/2013 12:00 AM
Executive Director of the Madera County Farm Bureau, representative of one petitioner in the now settled lawsuit challenging the EIR for the Merced to Fresno Section of the HSR Project. On behalf of impacted farmers in Madera County, Ms. Raudabaugh has been a highly active participant in the planning and environmental review processes for the HSR Project.
Jeffrey Heller
11/20/2013 12:00 AM
President of Heller Manus Architects. Mr. Heller is a leader in the architecture profession and green movement with some of the first sustainable architecture and large-scale urban planning projects in the U.S. and China. Mr. Heller’s work in China often now involves high-speed rail land use implications.
Daniel Krause
11/20/2013 12:00 AM
Co-founder and Executive Director of Californians For High Speed Rail. Mr. Krause is a planner and long-standing advocate for HSR and improved transit in California.



Interested in Sponsoring?
Sponsoring an MCLE is an excellent opportunity for your firm or company to demonstrate your commitment to the legal profession and raise its visibility among 1,500 attorneys, judges and legal professionals in Alameda County, and have a personal impact on dozens of attorneys registrating for the course. For more information on sponsorship, please call Jocelyn Bartlett at 510-302-2201 or email

Event Cost:
MCLE Plus Members
Environmental Law Section
ACBA Members
1.5 hr(s)