The Unplanned Effect of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act – Water Attorney Shortages – Advocacy and Ethical Conflicts

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The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (“SGMA”) has led to an unintended and unpublicized effect:  a shortage of water law attorneys that can provide non-conflicted representation of farmers, water districts and groundwater sustainability agencies (“GSAs”).  Although in the past water law attorneys had to bridle the ethical and advocacy wall between representing farmers and the related […]

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