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

Environmental Reopeners

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

The Executive Committee

Stuart Block

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

Gwen Caviness

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

Lydia R. Dorrance, Ph.D.  

Senior Scientist
Geosyntec Consultants
(510) 285-2706



Beth Koh

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



Wendy Manley

Wendel Rosen LLP
1111 Broadway, 24th Floor
Oakland, CA 94607

Wendy Manley
Summer L. Nastich

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

Hadassah Hayashi 

Deputy Director 
1000 Broadway, Suite 480
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 302-2200

Hadassah Hayashi