Environmental Law Forum 2024

Friday, June 21 | 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 22 | 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 23 | 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

ICONA Avalon
7849 Dune Drive, Avalon, NJ 08202

Earn up to 11.7 credits, including 2.4 in ethics.

2024 Environmental Law Forum

Friday, June 21 | 12:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Saturday, June 22 | 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 23 | 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

ICONA Avalon
7849 Dune Drive, Avalon, NJ 08202

Earn up to 11.7  credits, including 2.4 in ethics.


Environmental Law Section: $429
NJSBA Member:
Non-Member: $500

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Our Presenters


Environmental Law Section Chair and Moderator:
Monica P. Schroeck, Esq.
Norris McLaughlin, PA, Bridgewater


Andrew T. Alessandro, Esq.
Gibbons P.C., Newark
Nicole E. Noelliste, Esq.
Sidley Austin LLP, Washington, DC
Matthew Ambrusch
Langan, Parsippany
Raymond S. Papperman, Esq.
Sills Cummis & Gross P.C., Newark
Danielle Bagwell, Esq.
Manko Gold Katcher & Fox, LLP
Malory Pascarella, Esq.
K&L Gates LLP, Newark
Vinita Banthia, Esq.
Archer & Greiner, Voorhees
Bethanne S. Prugh, Esq.
Office of Attorney General
Robert S. Baranowski, Jr., Esq.
Hyland Levin Shapiro LLP, Marlton
Andrew B. Robins, Esq.
Sills Cummis & Gross P.C., Newark
Scott Bisbort
Langan, Parsippany
Marc A. Rollo, Esq.
Archer & Greiner PC, Voorhees
Kimberly A. Cahall, Esq.
Office of Attorney General
Debra S. Rosen, Esq.
Archer & Greiner PC, Voorhees
Inga C. Caldwell, Esq.
Cole Schotz, P.C., Hackensack
Dawn Santoianni
Haley & Aldrich
Robert F. Chimchirian
Roux, Logan Township
Steven T. Senior, Esq.
Riker Danzig LLP, Trenton
Melissa Clarke, Esq.
Saul Ewing LLP, Princeton
Michael Sheehan
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
Brittany W. DeBord, Esq.
Lieberman Blecher Sinkevich, Princeton
Diana A. Silva, Esq.
Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox, LLP
Heather L. Demirjian, Esq.
Cole Schotz, P.C., Hackensack
William B. Silverstein
GEI Consultants, Mount Laurel
Charles J. Dennen, Esq.
Archer & Greiner PC, Voorhees
Shanisha Smith, Esq.
David F. Edelstein, Esq.
Archer & Greiner, Voorhees
Kathi Stetser
GEI Consultants, Mount Laurel
Michele J. Glass, Esq.
Gibbons P.C, Newark
Eric E. Tomaszewski, Esq.
McManimon & Scotland & Baumann LLC, Roseland
Justin Kowalkoski
Roux, Logan Township
Joanne Vos, Esq.
Maraziti Falcon LLP, Cedar Knolls
Shawn M. LaTourette
Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
Sonya Ward
Tetra Tech
Anita Locke
Geosyntec Consultants

Every year, over 100 of New Jersey’s most prominent environmental attorneys gather for the Environmental Law Forum, a three-day, in-depth review of the latest developments and practice concerns in environmental law. This year is no exception as the Environmental Law Forum heads to the lovely ICONA Avalon in Avalon, NJ.

Program Agenda:

Day 1 | Friday, June 21

  • 12:30 | Commissioner Opening Remarks – NJDEP Commissioner, Shawn LaTourette
  • 1:15 | Trends in Environmental Litigation – Vinita Banthia, Esq.; David F. Edelstein, Esq.; Marc A. Rollo, Esq.; Kimberly A. Cahall, Esq.
  • 2:15 | Break
  • 2:30 | Responding to Climate Change: Flood Hazard Regulations & Development in the Garden State – Robert S. Baranowski, Jr., Esq.; Michele J. Glass, Esq.; Michael Sheehan
  • 3:30 | Reducing Environmental Justice Risks – Monica P. Schroeck, Esq.; Nicole E. Noelliste, Esq.; Shanisha Smith, Esq.; Dawn Santoianni
  • 4:30 | Adjourn

Day 2 | Saturday, June 22

  • 8:30 | TSCA Regulatroy and Agency Challenges – Justin Kowalkoski; Robert F. Chimchirian
  • 9:15 | A-901 and Dirty Dirt – Kathi Stetser; William B. Silverstein; Malory Pascarella, Esq.
  • 10:00 | Artificial Intelligence for Environmental Lawyers – Heather L. Demirjian, Esq. ; Inga C. Caldwell, Esq.
  • 10:30 | Break
  • 10:45 | GSR Remediation: NJDEP’s New Guidance and a Practical Approach for Remediating Parties – Andrew T. Alessandro, Esq.; Matthew Ambrusch; Scott Bisbort; Eric E. Tomaszewski, Esq.
  • 11:30 | Attorneys & LSRPs – Perfect Together – Melissa Clarke, Esq.; Joanne Vos, Esq.; Anita Locke; Sonya Ward
  • 12:15 | SRRA at 15 – Andrew B. Robins, Esq.; Steven T. Senior, Esq.; Raymond S. Papperman, Esq.
  • 1:30 | Adjourn

Day 3 | Sunday, June 23

  • 8:30 | ESG and Ethics – Danielle Bagwell, Esq.; Brittany W. DeBord, Esq.; Diana A. Silva, Esq.
  • 10:30 | Adjourn
A Special Thank You to our Sponsors


First Environment


Roux Environmental Consulting & Management

Haley Aldrich

GEI Consultants

Maser Consulting

Tetra Tech

Lisko Environmental

Geosyntec Consultants

Room Reservation Information at ICONA Avalon
To reserve your rooms at ICONA Avalon, call the hotel directly at 609-551-0101 and mention that you are with the New Jersey State Bar Association group or you can reserve online by clicking here.

Total CLE credits for all three days:
NJ CLE: This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 11.7 hours of total CLE credit, including 2.4 in Ethics (NJ Ethics: 2.4, NJ General: 9.3)
NY CLE (nt): NY Ethics Non-Transitional: 2.0, NY Professional Practice Non-Transitional: 9.0
PA CLE: PA Ethics Credit: 2.0, PA Substantive Credit: 7.5
New: No PA CLE fee is required for this program. To earn PA CLE credits, a valid PA Bar ID number must be entered into the CLE form provided after attending the program.



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