Environmental Law Seminar

Litigating Pollution Events: 
Regulatory and Tort Aspects of Groundwater Contamination

May 8th, 2015
8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Waukesha County Technical College
Pewaukee, WI
Registration and distribution of course materials begins Friday, May 8th, at 7:45 a.m. at the Seminar Registration desk. Same-day registration includes a $20 surcharge.

Registration includes electronic access to the seminar materials, a hard copy of the seminar materials, continental breakfast, refreshments at breaks and lunch. Register online at www.wisjustice.org/events.

Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours prior to the date of the program. Refunds are subject to a $15 service charge. You may request that your registration fee be transferred to another WAJ seminar held within one year of the original seminar date.
CLE Credit
The Wisconsin Board of Bar Examiners has approved the Seminar for 3.5 credits.
Confirmation of credit will appear in written materials and on our website, www.wisjustice.org/cle. WAJ will provide certificates of attendance upon request.

Directions to
Waukesha Area Technical College

From Madison:  Follow I-94 EI-94 E to to N Grandview BlvdN Grandview Blvd in in WaukeshaWaukesha. Take exit . Take exit 293293 from from I-94 EI-94 E. 49 min (55.6 mi.) Turn north on N. Grandview Blvd (Hwy T) to the Village of Pewaukee (2.1 mi). Turn Left onto College Ave. (Hwy SS) and take the first right onto Main Street.  WCTC is located at 800 Main St.  The Seminar will take place in the Richard T. Anderson Education Center. 

N Grandview Blvd to your destination in Village of  From Milwaukee:  Take I-94 West and turn off at exit 293C and go north on WI-16 W/WI-16 Trunk W to the Village of Pewaukee. (21 min:19.5 mi).  Turn left on Bluemound Rd (Exit 188).  Turn left on Main Street. WCTC is located at 800 Main St.  The Seminar will take place in the Richard T. Anderson Education Center. 

From Green Bay:  Follow US-41 S to WI-60 Trunk W in Slinger. Take exit 64A - B from US-41 S.  (1 h 27 min -- 98.5 mi)  Get on WI-16 E/WI-16 Trunk E in Village of Pewaukee from WI-164 S. (24 min – 18.3 mi)  Turn Right on Exit 188 to WATC. Turn left on Main Street. WCTC is located at 800 Main St.  The Seminar will take place in the Richard T. Anderson Education Center.

62.2 mi / 1 h 4 min
1 h 4 min (62.2 mi)

Seminar Faculty & Topics

Case Studies on Groundwater Contamination
Elizabeth Wheeler and Katie Nekola, Clean Wisconsin, Madison

Panel Discussion -- Intersection of Tort and Regulatory Law:
Groundwater Contamination Incident

James A. Olson, Lawton & Cates, S.C. Madison
Cynthia R. Hirsch, Wisconsin Department of Justice, Madison
John Jansen, P.G., Ph.D. (Hydrogeologist),
Leggette, Brashears and Graham, West Bend

Tort Remedies in Groundwater Contamination Cases
David S. Blinka, Habush Habush & Rottier S.C., Madison

 Statutory Claims and Remedies for Groundwater Pollution
Christa Westerberg, McGillivray Westerberg & Bender, Madison

Recent Developments Regarding Insurance Coverage
for Pollution Events

Susan R. Tyndall, Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C. Milwaukee

Using Permits to Address Groundwater Contamination
Sarah C. Williams, Midwest Environmental Advocates, Madison

Discussion of Environmental Law Committee

The Mission of the Wisconsin Association for Justice is to promote a fair and effective justice system - one that ensures justice for all, not just a privileged few.  The Association supports the work of attorneys to ensure any person harmed due to work place injury or injured by the misconduct or negligence of others can have a fair day in court, even when taking on the most powerful interests. The Association strives to achieve and maintain the highest standards of professional ethics and competency while educating and training in the art of advocacy.  The Association and its members are dedicated to benefiting communities across Wisconsin through local events and charitable giving.

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