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Course Name: The Role of LSRPs and Environmental Consultants in Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Course Code: EL0103WA21
Date: March 30, 2021
Time: 9:00 am – 12:30 pm EDT (Log-in time: 8:45 am EDT)
Format: Live, instructor-led
Registration Fee: TBD
Multi Person Discount Fee: TBD (Save when you sign up with a colleague!)
Registration Closes: TBD
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Environmental professionals are at times engaged to serve as litigation experts. More frequently, they find themselves involved in cases when their work sites become the subjects of lawsuits and they are brought in as fact witnesses. As environmental issues have become increasingly complex, the role of LSRPs and other technically trained professionals in litigation continues to grow, and their advice and testimony is often decisive.
This revised, half-day online class provides guidance to LSRPs and environmental consultants on best practices of expert and fact witnesses, and it explores the consultant’s role in other dispute resolution processes.
- Professional Integrity within the Courtroom
- Recordkeeping for Depositions and Testimony
- Value and Strength of Independent Professional Judgment
- Presenting Testimony within the Bounds of the Law and Expertise
- Planning for Cross Examination
- Dispute Resolution Uses and Tactics
Who Should Attend?
Individuals who may become involved in litigation related to environmental issues can benefit from attending this course. Past participants have included:
- Environmental Scientists
- Environmental Specialists
- Project Managers
Meet Your Instructors
Daniel Nachman, TRC
Daniel Nachman is a Vice President with TRC Environmental Corporation in Millburn, NJ. He is responsible for the technical and regulatory aspects of investigative and remedial projects, and serves as an expert witness for environmental litigation. Before joining TRC, he spent 17 years with Geraghty and Miller where he directed a wide range of groundwater supply and contamination investigations. Mr. Nachman received his M.S. in Geology from Oregon State University in 1977.
Dennis Krumholz, Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti
Lanny Kurzweil, McCarter & English
Jeffrey Pollock, Fox Rothschild
Linda Taylor, NJDEP
Ira Whitman, Whitman
Most useful aspect of the course: “Hearing the opinions of both legal and technical professionals on the role of experts.”
– Past Participant
Most useful aspect of the course: “Explanation of different types of witnesses/testimony and what is expected of each.”
– Past Participant
“I found that it gave a good basic understanding of the legal process to LSRPs.”
– Past Participant
Continuing Education Credits
The most recent offering of The Role of LSRPs and Environmental Consultants in Litigation and Dispute Resolution was approved for the following credits from professional organizations. We will reapply for similar credits the next time the course runs, but we cannot guarantee credit approval for future offerings.
NJ Continuing Legal Education: 3.5 CLEs
NJ Health Officers and Registered Environmental Health Specialists (HO/REHS): 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 Licensed Site Remediation Professionals (LSRP): 2 Regulatory CECs
NJ Professional Engineers: 3.5 Continuing Professional Competency (CPC) Credits
Course Requirements and Policies
This online course will be delivered via Zoom.
Equipment you will need to access this training:
- A computer, tablet, or smartphone
- Microphone is not necessary (all students will be muted on entry; you can use the “chat function” to type your questions and interact with the instructor)
- Webcam is optional but not necessary
- Speaker is optional but not necessary (you will be able to listen to the presentation by dialing in on your phone if your computer does not have a speaker)
A unique email address is required for each registrant to register and access our courses.
- If this is your first time registering with us, please provide your own unique email address when registering; do not provide an email address that you share with co-workers.
- If you have previously taken classes with us and have used an email address that you share with your co-workers or supervisor, your account must be updated with a unique email address. To do this, please send an email to us at email@example.com stating that your email address needs to be changed and include:
- Your full name
- The shared email address that needs to be changed
- Your unique email address
- A phone number where you can be reached if we have any questions
Photo ID Requirement
Each registrant will be asked provide a photo of him/herself holding their government-issued photo ID. This is required by credit boards so that you may receive credits for participating in this online course.
- You will receive a reminder email prior to the start of the class with further instructions. Wait to receive these instructions before you attempt to upload your ID.
- The photo must be clear enough that we can read your name and verify that the person pictured on the ID is in fact the person holding it.
- After an OCPE staff member reviews the picture and verifies your identity, you will have access to participate in the course when it begins.
Cancellations and Substitutions
A $100 cancellation fee applies for this course. Substitutions are permitted. View our cancellation policy.
Program Questions? We’re Here to Help!
If you have any questions about The Role of LSRPs and Environmental Consultants in Litigation and Dispute Resolution, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
Program Coordinator: Pamela Springard-Mayer
For registration assistance, please contact our Registration Department at 848-932-9271, option 2 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.