Former Colorado Supreme Court Justice Gregory Hobbs, Jr. was honored by State Attorney General Phil Weiser, who dedicated a natural resources and environment fellowship at the Colorado Department of Law to the late justice, according to a Dec. 2 announcement.
Hobbs died a year ago and was known for promoting clarity in water issues in Colorado. According to a press release, Hobbs also worked as an air lawyer at the CDL.
“Gregory Hobbs was a dedicated public servant, water and natural resources expert and jurist, and Colorado was lucky to have him,” Weiser said in a press release. “I am proud to announce this fellowship in his honor, which will help foster new lawyers in natural resources and environmental law.”
The Gregory J. Hobbs, Jr. Natural Resources and Environment Fellowship provides recent law school graduates in the U.S. with an opportunity to spend a year getting hands-on, mentored legal experience in environmental and natural resources law, according to the press release.
The fellow will be embedded for a year in the Natural Resources and Environment Division at the CDL, the release stated. That organization has multiple clients including the Colorado Department of Natural Resources and the environmental divisions within the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, the governor’s Energy Office and Colorado Natural Resources Trustees, according to the press release.
The fellow will work on many issues, including Colorado water law, representing clients who serve the state in air quality and water work, helping address climate change and clean energy and assisting the state establish a framework for environmental justice, the press release stated.
The fellow will also assist in the regulation of mining, oil and gas, learning about hazardous and solid waste along with the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act. They will also work on issues related to the state’s wildlife and public and trust lands, according to the press release.
To find out more about all the fellowships offered by the Colorado AG’s office, click here.