About the Section

Founded in 2010, the Environmental, Land Use and Sustainability Section has steadily grown and consistently provides our members with quality educational and networking opportunities focused on land use, environmental law, and sustainability issues.

The Environmental Law Section offers several MCLE programs each year covering a wide range of environmental topics, including issues relating to air, water, litigation, waste management, natural resources, endangered species, toxics, climate change, land use and CEQA (California Environmental Quality Act).

The Section also sponsors an annual “Meet Your Regulators” event, providing our members with an opportunity to network with regulators from environmental agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Toxic Substances Control, Regional Water Quality Control Board, Alameda County Environmental Health Department, Port of Oakland, and more, in a relaxed, casual setting.

The Environmental Law Executive Committee is dedicated to supporting efforts to green your business, and encourages you to sign the Eco Pledge and share it with your colleagues.

To join the section, please contact our Membership Department at (510) 302-2200 or hadassah@acbanet.org.
Navigating the Requirements for Analyzing Climate Change Impacts Under CEQA
Navigating the Requirements for Analyzing Climate Change Impacts Under CEQA

Upcoming Events


New events are added regularly. Please visit the ACBA Calendar for more upcoming events. 

The Executive Committee

Gwen Caviness

Managing Scientist
475 14th Street, Suite 400  
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 268-5016  

Beth Koh

Environmental General Counsel LLP
2120 University Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704
bkoh@egcounsel.com | 510-495-1408



Lydia R. Dorrance, Ph.D.  

Senior Scientist
Geosyntec Consultants
(510) 285-2706



Stuart Block

Stice & Block LLP
2335 Broadway Ste 201
Oakland, CA 94612
sblock@sticeblock.com | 510-735-0030

Summer L. Nastich

Nastich Law
2341 Derby Street
Berkeley, CA 94705
(415) 794-4210

Patrick Tuck, Esq.

Wendel Rosen LLP
1111 Broadway Street, 24th Floor
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 834-6600

Patrick Tuck
Caitlin B. Wiley-Walker

Associate Attorney
Wactor & Wick LLP
3640 Grand Avenue, Suite 200
Oakland, CA 94610
Tel: (510) 465-5750

Caitlin Wiley-Walker
Hadassah Hayashi 

Deputy Director 
1000 Broadway, Suite 290
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 302-2200

Hadassah Hayashi