Buchanan & Associates’ Jamy Buchanan Madeja, Esq. Speaks to Federal and State Judges

The Roger Williams School of Law in Bristol, RI hosted a symposium entitled “Fisheries and the Bench: A Proposal of the Rhode Island Sea Grant Legal Program & Sand County Foundation” at which Ms Madeja was asked to present to the judges in attendance the topic of the Public Trust Doctrine and fisheries management issues.

The symposium, three years in the making, gathered an exceptional group of officials, academics and professionals to discuss topics ranging from the evolving legal principles of ocean management regulatory schemes to facts of fisheries habitat; including discussions of property rights and the future of renewable energy projects in fisheries management areas.  Ms. Madeja’s discussion of Public Trust Rights, a crucial element of fisheries management, highlighted the infinite interaction between the Public Trust doctrine and elements of fisheries and ocean management.  Her perspective on the Public Trust doctrine is particularly relevant as competing interests are intersecting more frequently in our coastal and offshore waters.

Ms. Madeja’s background in environmental law and government relations has provided her a unique and comprehensive perspective of ocean management issues.  For more information on Ms. Madeja’s work with the Public Trust doctrine, ocean and fisheries management or any other elements of Buchanan & Associates’ environmental law and government relations practice please call 617-227-8410 or email Jamy B. Madeja, Esq. at [email protected]

Buchanan & Associates is a small, Beacon Hill law office concentrating on environmental and land use matters which require the participation of government agencies or entities to resolve.

The office was formed by Jamy Buchanan Madeja, Esq. in 1995, after having served as General Counsel to Governor Weld’s Executive Office of Environmental Affairs; Ms. Madeja has been practicing environmental law since 1988. The firm is certified as a women-business enterprise (WBE) by the state government and disadvantaged-business enterprise (DBE) by the federal government. Ms. Madeja is also a registered Massachusetts lobbyist and is certified as a mediator in dispute resolution proceedings.

Buchanan & Associates is a member of the Environmental Business Council.