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Did you know that as an Environmental Professional, you can face serious liability challenges?

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February 28, 2013 by Hazmat Management

Environmental Liability Seminar | April 9, 2013 - Allstream Centre, Toronto

Did you know that as an Environmental Professional, you can face serious liability challenges?

You can be vulnerable to civil lawsuits, high fines and even criminal charges, both corporately and personally!

Attend this seminar to understand this increasingly complex issue and learn how you can protect yourself from fines and charges.

April 9, 2013
Allstream Centre, Exhibition Place, Toronto


*Rate includes breakfast, lunch and coffee break

Environmental Liability Seminar – April 9, 2013

  • Understand the ways in which you are potentially vulnerable to personal and corporate legal charges and the implications of your mistakes and/or negligence.
  • Learn from experts in environmental law, banking, insurance and government, as they discuss regulatory orders, civil liability and criminal implications.
  • Hear case studies and protection strategies that have proven successful for other consultants and organizations.

Seminar Speakers include:

John Willms, Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
John is an environmental lawyer with many years of expertise in land use planning and municipal law since his Call to the Bar in 1974. He serves as a Director of the Ontario Environmental Industries Association (ONEIA), and is a member of the Environment Committees of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters. In addition to the numerous industry associations he’s actively involved in, John serves on the Technical Advisory Committee of the Canadian Brownfields Network.

John Georgakopoulos, LL.B., M.Sc., B.Sc. (Hons.), Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
John is an environmental lawyer, who specializes in advising clients on environmental compliance issues, defending environmental prosecutions, and litigating environmental claims. He has also worked as an environmental scientist with the Ministry of the Environment focusing on emissions inventories, estimation and reporting in Canada and the US.

John Willms and John Georgakopoulos will share their expertise in environmental law to discuss the differences between civil and criminal environmental liability.   

Fred Maefs, Crown Counsel, Ministry of the Attorney General Legal Services Branch – Environment
Fred has prosecuted numerous cases arising from violations of environmental legislation across Ontario, and has the distinction of successfully obtaining the highest penalties ever imposed. Prior to joining the Ministry, he was a Crown Attorney in Toronto and has held senior positions within the enforcement units of securities industry regulators. As senior prosecutor for the Ontario Securities Commission and the Toronto Stock Exchange, he has appeared at all levels of the courts.

Fred Maefs‘ vast experience will provide a fascinating look at case law, and enforcement and prosecution issues.

Seminar rate: $349 after March 19, 2013