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Presenter: Tami L. Norgard and 1 more

Recording Date:

Recording Location: Bismarck, ND

Type: Downloadable MP3+PDF

Product Code: 15166

Product Number: 17 NDWLAWSR 6 6 MPDF

State-Specific Continuing Education Info:


This learning activity provides up to 6.25 continuing education hours to attorneys, engineers, and geologists. It is incumbent on each participant to know if this learning methodology qualifies for continuing education credit for their professional license. Refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility, or contact HalfMoon Education for assistance. This activity does not qualify for AIA Learning Units.

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Registration:                    8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:             8:30 - 11:45 am

Lunch (On your own):       11:45 - 12:45 pm

Afternoon Session:           12:45 - 4:30 pm

Development of Water Laws: Quantity, Quality, and Usage
T. Norgard

   Development of the common law of water rights
   Statutory and regulatory limits on the exercise of water rights
   Federal, state and local regulators
   Development of the law on water quality preservation
   Comprehensive water planning

Water Quality Laws and Regulations
J. Verleger

   State water quality permits and processes
   Federal water quality permits and issues
   Waters of the United States and water transfers rule

Understanding North Dakota Water Rights and Appropriations
T. Norgard

   Ownership of groundwater and surface water
   Regulation of water rights
   Obtaining water rights
   Application and permitting process
   Temporary water permits

Sovereign Lands
J. Verleger

   Overview and terminology
   Case law summary

Water Sales Franchise Issues
T. Norgard

   Federal and state franchise protection issues
   Municipality v. rural water system disputes
   Private water sales in protected franchise areas

Drainage Issues
J. Verleger

   Surface drains
   Subsurface (tile) drains
   Assessment drains
   Common permitting issues

Legislative Updates
T. Norgard/J. Verleger

State and Regional Water Management and Planning
T. Norgard/J. Verleger

   Surface water resources
   Groundwater resources
   Regional water planning
   Litigation updates


Tami L. Norgard

Managing Partner, Vogel Law Firm
Ms. Norgard has practiced law at the Vogel Law Firm for 17 years and is currently one of the firm’s managing partners. Ms. Norgard’s law practice includes counseling clients in areas involving natural resources and civil litigation, including environmental issues, oil and gas, electric cooperative, land use, and water law counseling and litigation. Her experience includes serving as legal counsel to many boards, as well as appearing in numerous jury trials, court trials and appeals. Ms. Norgard joined the Vogel Law Firm in 1999 after practicing with the Gray Plant Mooty firm in Minneapolis and after working for the federal government in Washington, D.C. She graduated from the University of North Dakota summa cum laude with a B.A. degree in Political Science. She received her law degree, cum laude, and a Masters of Studies degree in Environmental Law and Policy, magna cum laude, from Vermont Law School. Ms. Norgard has been teaching law school, graduate school and undergraduate courses regularly since 1997. She taught Environmental Law & Policy in a graduate program at NDSU and at UND Law School, and she has taught Energy Law at Bismarck State University and Moot Court classes at the University of Minnesota Law School.

Jennifer L. Verleger

Assistant Attorney General, State of North Dakota
Ms. Verleger has been a North Dakota assistant attorney general providing general counsel and litigation services to the State Engineer and State Water Commission since 2009. During that time Ms. Verleger has represented the state on water issues in the U.S. Supreme Court, the North Dakota Supreme Court, state and federal district courts, and the Office of Administrative Hearings in areas including interstate rivers, federalism, water rights, water appropriation, drainage, and sovereign lands. She is a licensed attorney in North Dakota, Michigan, and Florida (inactive). Priorto becoming an attorney, she spent ten years as a practicingcivil engineer and is a licensed professional engineer inNorth Dakota and Michigan. Ms. Verleger chairs the legal committee of the Western States Water Council, an organization of governor-appointed representatives from the western 18 states. She earned her B.S. degree from Cornell University in Civil and Environmental Engineering; an M.S. degree from Carnegie-Mellon University in Civil and Environmental Engineering; an M.B.A. degree from the University of Michigan; and a J.D. degree from Michigan State University.