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Mitigating Environmental Risks and Liabilities


Learn from case studies to help understand the risks and liabilities environmental professionals face.

To mitigate environmental risks and liabilities, environmental professionals must have a thorough understanding of the laws, regulations and rules that define what they should and should not do. Many common environmental professionals’ errors arise where they operate outside of their area of expertise, give “legal” advice, fail to understand the requisite standard of care or exacerbate environmental problems at a site. Environmental professionals can be sued or prosecuted. A finding of liability may mean paying a fine or damages, or even going to jail.

Jacquie’s presentation draws upon our environmental lawyers’ years of experience on matters where environmental professionals find themselves facing some, or all of Jacquie’s, top 8 environmental professionals’ blunders!

This course is ideal for:

  • All environmental professionals

Agenda

  1. Professional Environmental Liability
  2. Experts and Counsel
  3. Managing Environmental Liability
  4. Jacquie’s Top 8 Environmental Professional Blunders

Jacquelyn Stevens

B.Sc., M.Sc., M.S.E.L., LL.B.

Jacquelyn Stevens is a partner at Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP.  She is a Certified Specialist in Environmental Law by the Law Society of Ontario.  Jacquie has significant expertise representing a wide range of clients in environmental civil litigation, defence of prosecutions by environmental regulators, and Jaat administrative appeals and hearings.

Jacquie advises on cross-boundary migration of contamination, brownfields/contaminated site remediation, and environmental approvals for waste, air, odour, and noise.  Jacquie also provides effective advise and solutions to clients on environmental due diligence and compliance matters.

Jacquie is a frequent speaker about environmental law and litigation issues at leading external legal and industry conferences and seminars such as AESAC, RemTech, Ontario Fabricare Association, OSSGA, CANECT, ICSC’s Canadian Shopping Centre Law Conference and others.  She also writes articles regularly on environmental law topics, including articles for our firm website, Fabricare Canada Magazine, The Lawyer’s Daily and other publications.  Jacquie is the Vice President of the Women’s Law Association of Ontario and a member of the OBA, CBA, PDAC and ESAA.  In addition to her law degree, Jacquie has a B.Sc. in Earth Sciences from Dalhousie University, a Master of Science in Geology from St. Francis Xavier University, and a Master of Studies in Environmental Law from Vermont Law School.  Jacquelyn is called to the bar in Alberta and Ontario.

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Learn from case studies to help understand the risks and liabilities environmental professionals face.

To mitigate environmental risks and liabilities, environmental professionals must have a thorough understanding of the laws, regulations and rules that define what they should and should not do. Many common environmental professionals’ errors arise where they operate outside of their area of expertise, give “legal” advice, fail to understand the requisite standard of care or exacerbate environmental problems at a site. Environmental professionals can be sued or prosecuted. A finding of liability may mean paying a fine or damages, or even going to jail.

Jacquie’s presentation draws upon our environmental lawyers’ years of experience on matters where environmental professionals find themselves facing some, or all of Jacquie’s, top 8 environmental professionals’ blunders!

This course is ideal for:

  • All environmental professionals
+ Agenda

Agenda

  1. Professional Environmental Liability
  2. Experts and Counsel
  3. Managing Environmental Liability
  4. Jacquie’s Top 8 Environmental Professional Blunders
+ Speaker

Jacquelyn Stevens

B.Sc., M.Sc., M.S.E.L., LL.B.

Jacquelyn Stevens is a partner at Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP.  She is a Certified Specialist in Environmental Law by the Law Society of Ontario.  Jacquie has significant expertise representing a wide range of clients in environmental civil litigation, defence of prosecutions by environmental regulators, and Jaat administrative appeals and hearings.

Jacquie advises on cross-boundary migration of contamination, brownfields/contaminated site remediation, and environmental approvals for waste, air, odour, and noise.  Jacquie also provides effective advise and solutions to clients on environmental due diligence and compliance matters.

Jacquie is a frequent speaker about environmental law and litigation issues at leading external legal and industry conferences and seminars such as AESAC, RemTech, Ontario Fabricare Association, OSSGA, CANECT, ICSC’s Canadian Shopping Centre Law Conference and others.  She also writes articles regularly on environmental law topics, including articles for our firm website, Fabricare Canada Magazine, The Lawyer’s Daily and other publications.  Jacquie is the Vice President of the Women’s Law Association of Ontario and a member of the OBA, CBA, PDAC and ESAA.  In addition to her law degree, Jacquie has a B.Sc. in Earth Sciences from Dalhousie University, a Master of Science in Geology from St. Francis Xavier University, and a Master of Studies in Environmental Law from Vermont Law School.  Jacquelyn is called to the bar in Alberta and Ontario.