Lawyers and Environmental Consultants Working Together

The Environmental Business from the Technical Perspective. Environmental Law Forum, Pennsylvania Bar Institute 2013-7481, Chapter L

Subtopic: Site Remediation – Lawyers and Environmental Consultants Working Together

By: Erin Palko, Principal Hydrogeologist, Roux Associates, Inc.

The relationship and communication between counsel, environmental consultants and the client is integral to any project running smoothly. This relationship can begin in different ways and depending on the complexity of the project the timing for involvement of all parties will vary. For high profile sites with multiple parties, possible public involvement and/or potential for third party litigation, having counsel involved from the beginning will help shape the process. In addition some basic considerations for all parties are presented in the attached publication.