Revitalize & energize your practice—reap the benefits all year long
Topics geared specifically to your practice - for attorneys in private practice and public service, engineers, consultants, professors, and scientists.
Concepts that will challenge you - updates, changing laws, developing legislation and new technologies
Speakers who will engage you - authorities in this field, names you recognize, people you know and respect
New Administration. New Stuff. Planners’ Roundtable
As the Biden Administration states its new priorities, the Planners will reflect on what three sets of those priorities mean for practice in Pennsylvania: climate change mitigation, infrastructure and resiliency, and rollbacks of the Trump Administration’s policies and regulations.
RGGI & PA: Pennsylvania’s Participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative
RGGI is a cooperative regional market-based cap-and-trade program designed to reduce CO2 emissions from fossil fuel-fired power plants. This panel will cover how RGGI functions, provide an update on the regulatory process, and discuss comments provided during the public comment period.
Presenting Complex Expert Testimony: From Selection to Trial
Success in environmental cases often depends on how best to present complex expert testimony. Using real world examples from two environmental litigators, this session will highlight best practices in presenting complex expert testimony from selection of the expert to preparation of the expert report and for expert witness depositions to expert testimony at trial.
Oil & Gas Update
Join this discussion of recent developments and ongoing matters affecting oil and gas development in Pennsylvania, including challenges to DRBC’s fracking ban, key zoning cases, the litigation of Chapter 78a, recent enforcement, DEP Priorities.
Significant Developments in Water: State of Play for Federal and State Rules
This session will provide an overview of selected rulemaking actions at the state and federal level in the past year related to drinking water, water quality, the NPDES program and the federal Clean Water Act.
Professionalism & Civility in Practice
Professionalism and civility are important in the legal profession. This session will discuss professionalism and civility in the courtroom and everyday practice and how to meet our responsibilities to these principles in the challenging legal environment we all find ourselves in now.
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.
Program Sponsor: PBA Environmental and Energy Law Section. Members are encouraged to visit your PBA Section Member Dashboard for cost-saving coupons that can be applied to reduce the tuition fee.
Special thanks to our exceptional planning team
Alexandra C. Chiaruttini, Esq., The York Water Company, York
Kevin J. Garber, Esq., Babst Calland, Pittsburgh
Bruce M. Herschlag, Senior Supervisory Counsel, PA DEP, Pittsburgh
David G. Mandelbaum, Esq., Greenberg Traurig, LLP, Philadelphia
Carol F. McCabe, Esq., Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox, LLP, Bala Cynwyd
Nels J. Taber, Esq., Regional Counsel, PA DEP, Harrisburg
Recorded in April 2021