This half-day program is designed to prepare environmental professionals to participate effectively in litigation and other legally oriented proceedings. As environmental issues become increasingly complex, the role of technically trained professionals in litigation continues to grow and their advice or testimony is often decisive.
Professionals working in all environmental areas including: site remediation, facility siting, toxic and hazardous waste management and land-use planning and permitting will gain knowledge that they can use in court, state and federal agency meetings, as well as other formal proceedings. No knowledge of the law is required.
Enhance Your Litigation Skills!
This program will present you with the tools to:
- Maintain your professional integrity within the context of courtroom procedures
- Develop, organize and present your testimony within the legal framework, including but not limited to: reports, depositions, exhibits, testimony, rules of evidence, and chain-of-custody
- Present effective testimony without going beyond the bounds of your expertise
- Work effectively with attorneys and survive cross-examination
- Learn the terminology used in legal proceedings, including but not limited to: exhibits, testimony, hearsay, rules of evidence, and chain-of-custody
Dennis J. Krumholz, Esq., Riker, Danzig, Scherer, Hyland & Perretti LLP
Additional (Invited) Instructors
Lanny Kurzweil, Esq., McCarter and English
Daniel A. Nachman, TRC Environmental
Jeffrey M. Pollock, Esq., Fox Rothschild LLP
Ira Whitman, Ph.D., Whitman
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The last offering of this course was approved for the following credits. We will reapply for similar credits the next time the course runs, but we cannot guarantee credit approval for future offerings.
In addition to 0.4 Rutgers CEUs, this environmental litigation course has been submitted for the following types of credits:
NJ Continuing Legal Education: 4.2 CLEs
PA/NY Continuing Legal Education: 3.5 CLEs
NJ Health Officers and REHSs: Rutgers University, NJAES, Office of Continuing Professional Education has been approved by the New Jersey Department of Health as a provider of NJ Public Health Continuing Education Contact Hours (CEs). Participants who complete this education program will be awarded 3.5 NJ Public Health Continuing Education Contact Hours (CEs).
NJ Professional Engineers: 4 Continuing Professional Competency (CPC) Credits
This course is eligible toward PDHs for Pennsylvania Professional Geologists.
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Extension Conference Center
18 Ag Extension Way, New Brunswick, NJ
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Note: Pre-registration is required. We're sorry, but we cannot guarantee a seat, materials or meals for walk-in registrants. Location is subject to change; registrants will be notified in the event of a change.