Lauren D. Layne is a Shareholder at Baker Manock & Jensen, PC and chairs the firm's Reclamation and Water Law and Public Agency practice groups. Her law practice focuses on general water and environmental law, including CEQA and NEPA compliance, and includes various business transactional matters in the areas of flood control, water and irrigation districts, public agencies, agribusiness, and real estate. She also assists clients with land acquisitions and eminent domain proceedings. She serves as general counsel to various irrigation and water districts, flood control and storm water districts, and a number of newly formed Groundwater Sustainability Agencies. Lauren attended California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, where she majored in Soil Science, chaired the National Agricultural Ambassador Conference, and competed on the Livestock Judging Team. While attending law school, Lauren competed on the Mock Trial team, was a student ambassador, a member of the McGeorge Women's Caucus, and served on a number of campus-wide committees. Lauren was also a judicial extern for the Honorable Ronald B. Robie at the California Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District, and served as a student member of the Anthony M. Kennedy, American Inn of Court. Lauren is a native of Porterville and has an agricultural background that includes farming, growing citrus and olives, and raising sheep. She was very involved in both 4-H and FFA, and received her American FFA Degree. In 2011, she helped re-form the Fresno Chapter of the Cal Poly Alumni Association, and is currently serving her second term on the Cal Poly Alumni Association Board of Directors as the Regional Director for the Central Valley. Lauren is a past officer of the Central Valley Chapter of California Women for Agriculture and a member of the Fresno County Farm Bureau. She chairs the California State Bar Business Law Section – Agribusiness Committee and co-chairs the Fresno County Bar Association Ag Law Section. Lauren is also a member of the Fresno County Young Lawyers Association and the Fresno County Women Lawyers.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Public Law Journal||Regulate or be Regulated: The Impact of Landmark Groundwater Legislation on Public Agencies||2015|
|McGeorge SOL Univ of the Pacific||JD - Juris Doctor||2010|
|California Polytechnic St U||BS - Bachelor of Science||2006|
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