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Webcast - Both Days

STARTMon., Jul. 13, 2020
9:00 AM
ENDTue., Jul. 14, 2020
4:45 PM
CLE 9 sub/3 eth PRICE Regular: $575.00
New Attorney: $275.00
Webcast - Day One

STARTMon., Jul. 13, 2020
9:00 AM
ENDMon., Jul. 13, 2020
4:45 PM
CLE 5 sub/1 eth PRICE Regular: $350.00
New Attorney: $175.00
Webcast - Day Two

STARTTue., Jul. 14, 2020
9:00 AM
ENDTue., Jul. 14, 2020
4:45 PM
CLE 4 sub/2 eth PRICE Regular: $350.00
New Attorney: $175.00


Special Pricing Available

Full-time Environmental Public Interest Lawyer

Attending One Day: $265, use discount code ELFPI1
Attending Two Days: $425, use discount code ELFPI2

Registration is open! Reserve your seat now for the premier environmental law virtual event of the year.

Gathering ground for attorneys in private practice and public service, engineers, consultants, professors, and scientists, this event highlights the most relevant topics for your environmental practice. 

Welcome to a waste-free Forum.
The Environmental Law Forum has gone virtual—and has never been “greener”! Content delivered directly to your computer or mobile advice, digital materials, no travel required, and no more print ads. This event is clean and green!

Revitalize & energize your practice—reap the benefits all year long
Speakers who will engage you; concepts that will challenge you… updates, changing laws, developing legislation and new technologies.

Webcast Agenda:

Monday, July 13, 2020

8:50 AM - 9:00 AM

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Federal & State Issues
Alexandra C. Chiaruttini & Cecil Rodrigues
Joseph M. Manko, Moderator

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Developments in NGO Litigation – National Litigation
Michael Becher & Donna L. Mastro

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Major Federal Environmental Decisions
Prof Todd Aagaard & Prof. Amy Sinden 

12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
Lunch Break

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Recent Developments in Administrative Law Applied to Environmental Cases 
Jean M. Mosites & Dennis A. Whitaker  

2:15 PM - 2:30 PM

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
What’s Next for PFAS?  New Remediation Technologies, Legislation, and Litigation
Lisa D. Daniels & Jeffrey A. Smith
Kaitlyn R. Maxwell, Moderator

3:30 PM - 3:45 PM

3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Diversity and Environmental Practice: Why We Need It & How It Can be Achieved
LaToya Winfield Bellamy & Gina Thomas 

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
PA Environmental Hearing Board Roundtable (Includes 1 CLE credit ethics)
EHB Judges: Steven C. Beckman, Michelle A. Coleman, Bernard A. Labuskes, Jr. & Richard P. Mather, Sr.
Chairman Thomas W. Renwand, Moderator

10:00 AM - 10:15

10:15 AM - 11:15 SM
RGGI & PA: Pennsylvania’s Participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative
Joel Beauvais & Hayley L. Book
Brendan K. Collins, Moderator

 11:15 AM - 11:30 AM

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Federal Regulatory Change 
James M. McElfish, Jr. & Robert “Bo” Reiley
Diana J. Stares, Moderator 

12:30 PM - 1:15 PM 
Lunch Break

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
The Environmental Rights Amendment Right Now 
Prof. John C. Dernbach & Anthony R. Holtzman
Margaret O. Murphy, Moderator

2:15 PM - 2:30 PM 

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM 
Section 401 of Clean Water Act Explained
Aaron J. Stemplewicz & Nels J. Taber

3:30 PM - 3:45 PM

3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Ethics: Privilege and Confidentiality
Terry R. Bossert & William D. Wall

Special thanks to our exceptional planning team:

Alexandra C. Chiaruttini, Esq., Chief Counsel, PA DEP, Harrisburg
Kevin J. Garber, Esq., Babst Calland, Pittsburgh
Bruce M. Herschlag, Esq., Senior Supervisory Counsel, PA DEP, Pittsburgh
David G. Mandelbaum, Esq., Greenberg Traurig, LLP, Philadelphia
Hon. Richard P. Mather, Sr., PA EHB, Harrisburg
Carol F. McCabe, Esq., Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox, LLP, Bala Cynwyd
Nels J. Taber, Esq., Regional Counsel, PA DEP, Harrisburg


This may not be the Environmental Law Forum that you’re used to, but it’s still the premier environmental practice meeting opportunity of the year:

  • Explore the latest developments in this practice area from the comfort of your home or office.
  • Join the panelists as they take a look back and ahead – not only to examine the latest issues, but also to see how far we’ve come and what challenges remain.
  • Questions are still welcomed. So are your comments. All sessions are designed to be as interactive as virtually possible.
  • Attend both days and meet your yearly CLE credit requirement. We wouldn’t mess with that!
  • The faculty-authored materials are still going to be your best go-to resource in the coming months.
  • The faculty are your peers, friends and colleagues. See them on your computer screen, learn from them and challenge them with your questions and personal experiences. 

Attend the Annual Meeting of the PBA Environmental & Energy Law Section
July 13, 12:45 pm. Members, watch for your ZOOM invitation. Not a member? Sign-up today! https://www.pabar.org/site/For-Lawyers/Sections/Join-a-Section

All attendees will receive the course book as a digital download. A printed copy of the course book is available, at a discount to attendees, for $80. If you wish to purchase the printed version of the course book, please call PBI Customer Service at 800-932-4637. Printed versions of the course book will not be distributed at the course; please allow up to two weeks after the program for the printed versions of the course book to be shipped.

ProPass - Online does not apply to Institute programs delivered via webcast

12 CLE Credits

Program Sponsor: PBA Environmental and Energy Law Section

Practice Areas


Prof. Todd Aagaard Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law
Joel C. Beauvais Esq. Exelon Corporation (PEPCO Holdings)
Michael Becher Esq. Appalachian Mountain Advocates
Hon. Steven C. Beckman Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing Board - Erie
LaToya Winfield Bellamy Esq. Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC (Hbg)
Hayley L. Book PA Department of Environmental Protection
Terry R. Bossert Esq. Marcellus Shale Coalition
Alexandra C. Chiaruttini Esq. PA Department of Environmental Protection
Hon. Michelle A. Coleman PA Environmental Hearing Board (Hbg)
Brendan K. Collins Esq. Ballard Spahr LLP (Phila)
Lisa D. Daniels PA Department of Environmental Protection
Prof. John C. Dernbach Widener University Commonwealth Law School
Anthony R. Holtzman Esq. K & L Gates LLP (Hbg)
Hon. Bernard A. Labuskes Jr. PA Environmental Hearing Board (Hbg)
Joseph M. Manko Esq. Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox, LLP
Aaron S. Mapes Esq. Post & Schell, PC (Phila)
Donna L. Mastro Esq. US Environmental Protection Agency
Hon. Richard P. Mather Sr. PA Environmental Hearing Board (Hbg)
Kaitlyn R. Maxwell Esq. Greenberg Traurig, LLP (Phila)
James M. McElfish Jr., Esq. Environmental Law Institute
Jean M. Mosites Esq. Babst Calland (Pgh)
Margaret O. Murphy Esq. PA Department of Environmental Protection
Robert A. Reiley Esq. PA Department of Environmental Protection
Hon. Thomas W. Renwand PA Environmental Hearing Board (Ptbg)
Cecil Rodrigues Esq. US EPA Region III / EPA-ORC
Prof. Amy Sinden Temple University Beasley School of Law
Jeffrey A. Smith Langan Engineering & Environmental Services (Phila)
Diana J. Stares Esq. PA Department of Environmental Protection
Aaron J. Stemplewicz Esq. Earthjustice
Nels J. Taber Esq. PA Department of Environmental Protection
Gina M. Thomas Esq. PA Department of Environmental Protection
William D. Wall Esq. Viacom CBS Inc.
Dennis A. Whitaker Esq. Hawke McKeon & Sniscak LLP
Faculty may vary by location.
PBI reserves the right to substitute speakers at all programs.