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In-Person Live | 2023 Environment, Energy & Natural Resources Law Section Program

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North Carolina's environmental future is shaped by the initiatives we take today to protect it. Join us as we examine emerging trends and recent developments that affect both the present and the future of our practice, our clients and our state.

This program dives into recent EPA guidance on perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and the expansion of PFAS-related litigation and regulation, reviews regulatory requirements and common deficiencies of state-regulated dams, and shares the latest updates on case law and legislative developments in North Carolina. Drawing from their diverse experiences and positions in private practice, state government and the non-profit world, panelists discuss timely topics related to coastal law in North Carolina and reflect on the past successes and future challenges of environmental justice issues.

To wrap it all up, Doug Brown shares what he discovered firsthand during his 30 years of experience in the fast-paced legal industry, including secrets to finding the optimal work pace, recovering valuable time, boosting income, and getting more done in less time, all while maintaining a healthy work-life balance.


  • Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances
  • Dams and Dam Safety
  • Emerging North Carolina Issues – Part 1
  • North Carolina's Environmental Future
  • Emerging North Carolina Issues – Part 2
  • North Carolina Case Law and Legislation Updates
  • Collaborations to End Environmental Injustice
  • North Carolina Coastal Update
  • Mindful Lawyers: Boosting Productivity, Well-Being and Mental Health to Create a Sustainable Life You Love

In-Person Live
Friday–Saturday, May 5–6, 2023
Day 1: 7:45 AM–12:35 PM
Day 2: 7:30 AM–1:05 PM

Click here to view the full program agenda.

Holiday Inn Resort Lumina on Wrightsville Beach, 1706 North Lumina Avenue, Wrightsville Beach

Contact hotels directly for reservations at the special NCBA room rate. Rates are based on availability and rooms may sell out.

Holiday Inn Resort Lumina on Wrightsville Beach, 1706 North Lumina Avenue, Wrightsville Beach
Nightly Rate: $199 Harborview | $219 Oceanfront
Reservations: Call 800.465.4329 (Ask for NCBA Environmental Law group rate.)
Hotel Cutoff Date: Thursay, April 13, 2023


  • Elizabeth S. Biser, North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality, Raleigh
  • F. Bryan Brice Jr., Law Offices of F. Bryan Brice Jr., Raleigh
  • Doug Brown, Summit Success International, Raleigh
  • Matthew C. "Matt" Burnette, Geosyntec Consultants, Raleigh
  • Charles S. "Charlie" Carter, Earth & Water Law, Raleigh
  • Josh Colley, North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality, Raleigh
  • Amy Dzialowski, Geosyntec Consultants, Stillwater, OK
  • Geoffrey R. "Geoff" Gisler, Southern Environmental Law Center, Chapel Hill
  • Taylor Jones, North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association, Raleigh
  • Andrew A. Kasper, Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Raleigh
  • Brett Land, Baron & Budd PC, Dallas, TX
  • Deborah Dicks Maxwell, NAACP, Wilmington
  • Justin P. McCorcle, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Wilmington
  • Carolyn A. McLain, North Carolina Department of Justice, Raleigh
  • Jennifer F. Mundt, NC Department of Commerce, Raleigh
  • Grady O'Brien, North Carolina Conservation Network, Raleigh
  • Kalyn N. Simmons, Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP, Raleigh
  • Sean M. Sullivan, Robinson Bradshaw, Raleigh
  • I. Jasmine Washington, Southern Environmental Law Center, Chapel Hill
  • I. Clark Wright Jr., Davis Hartman Wright LLP, New Bern

NCBA Environment, Energy & Natural Resources Law Section

  • Anne M. Harvey, Southern Coalition for Social Justice, Durham (Planner)
  • James L. Joyce, UNC-Chapel Hill School of Government, Chapel Hill (Planner)
  • Kym Meyer, Southern Environmental Law Center, Chapel Hill (Planner)
  • Jeffrey B. "Jeff" Tyburski, Geosyntec Consultants, Raleigh (Planner)

North Carolina: 7.75 MCLE Hours

1.00 Substance Abuse/Mental Health


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