Working for a resilient Florida.

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Select lectures & speaking engagements

  • DiveBar, Student Chapter, University of Miami Law School, Speaker, “Be the Catalyst”, March 1, 2017.

  • University of Miami, Center for Ethics and Public Service, Dartmouth Winter Internship Program, Speaker, “Federal, state and local influences on the long road to protecting coastal resources”, December 7, 2016.

  • Sustainatopia, Boston, "The Democratizing of Impact Investing", October 11, 2016.

  • COSEE Florida panel, “Exploring Health Effects of Miami’s Changing Environment”, September 30, 2015

  • Environmental Justice Symposium, University of Miami, January 28, 2015

  • University of Florida, Environmental Public Interest Conference, Moderator, “Nuclear Power Generation & Water Resources”, February 13, 2015

  • Everglades Coalition Conference, Plenary Moderator, “Sending Water to its Final Destination: Restoration of the Southern Everglades and Florida Bay”, January 10, 2015

  • Biscayne Bay Regional Restoration Coordination Team, “Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Lawsuit”, May 2013

  • Dive Bar, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Continuing Legal Education Speaker, “The Clean Water Act, The Sad State of Miami-Dade’s Sewage Infrastructure and the Legislation, Planning and Litigation that Will Help Form the Rebuild of Miami’s Sewer System,” April 2013

  • Chicago Bar Association, Environmental Committee, Continuing Legal Education Speaker, “Legal Framework for Municipal Waste Management and Recycling in Chicago and Illinois” November 2008

Publications & comment letters

-Florida Bar, Environmental and Land Use Law Section Reporter, Vol. XXXIX, No. 1, “Priorities for Resilience in Florida,” October 2018

- Miami Herald, Opinion: Julie Dick "Reject Proposal to Expand the UDB"

- "Letter to John Armor, Director of Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, NOAA", Feb. 16, 2017.

Honors and Awards

  • Illinois Environmental Council, Environmental Leadership Award, accepted on behalf of Chicago Recycling Coalition (CRC), September 2008

  • Earth Share of Illinois Award for Exemplary Work in Illinois, accepted on behalf of CRC, May 2008

  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, CALI Awards for highest grades in:

    • Criminal Procedure;

    • Energy Law;

    • Environmental Law Clinic;

    • Environmental Law & Policy 2; and

    • Estates & Trusts

Community Engagement and Volunteer Activities

  • CLEO Institute, Expert Advisory Council

            Advisory Council Member, January 2018 - present

  • Florida Advisory Board, North Carolina Outward Bound

            Advisory Board Member, November 2017 - present

  •  Marjory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center, Board of Trustees

            Trustee, December 2016 - present

  • Miami-Dade County Council PTA, PTSA, Miami, FL

    Green Committee, Chair, August 2013 – May 2014

  • Village of Key Biscayne, Key Biscayne, FL

          Vice-Chair, Green Committee, July 2013 – June 2014

    • Led efforts in drafting a sustainability plan for Village of Key Biscayne 

  • Chicago Recycling Coalition (CRC), Chicago, IL

            President, December 2007 – January 2009, Director, 2002 – 2007

    • Represented organization to government officials and the media, including television, radio and printed press.

    • Negotiated with City of Chicago for complete overhaul of waste management and recycling operations. 

  • Chicago 2016 Olympic Bid Environmental Committee, Chicago, IL

           Committee member, 2008

 

Julie Dick, Esq.

From Michigan originally, Julie Dick has lived in Key Biscayne, Florida since 2010.  Julie has been a relentless advocate for hurricane and sea level rise preparedness, conservation of coastal resources, and responsible planning.  

Julie's litigation experience includes multiple high-profile mutli-million dollar cases.  Julie has successfully advocated for measures to protect South Florida's potable water supply, maintain the urban development boundary in Miami-Dade County, plan for sea level rise, adapt conservation and sustainability measures in the Monroe County Comprehensive Plan Update, reverse decisions to expand landfills into wetlands, and restore the Everglades ecosystem.  Julie has worked with various corporate reporting and rating systems to help investors understand the environmental, social and governance performance of companies. 

In addition to her work on environmental law, sustainability and climate, Julie represents policy holders in disputes with their property insurance companies. 

Julie received her bachelors degree from Kalamazoo College and her J.D. with honors from Chicago-Kent College of Law.  Julie is a member of the Florida Bar and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.