Environmental Law Program

ELP Alums on 2014 HSBA Natural Resource Section Board

The Environmental Law Program congratulates Richardson alums, Heidi K. Guth ’02 (Chair), Adam Roversi ’12 (Vice Chair), Molly Schmidt ’06 (Secretary), and Mickey Knox ’12 (Program Chair), as they join the 2014 Natural Resource Section Board of the Hawaiʻi State Bar Association along side Jesse Souki (Treasurer). The Natural Resource Section is a forum for lawyers working in environmental law to develop and improve skills, enhance education and communication, and to act upon matters of common interest.

Adam Roversi:  “As a member of the section, I have always enjoyed, and learned from the monthly presentations led by community practitioners.  So, I wanted to take an active role in perpetuating this program and hopefully making it even better.  During law school one is exposed to a diverse array of subjects and a large group of enthusiastic classmates and professors.  Transitioning to a professional legal career, whether in a firm or governmental position, tends to be isolating both in terms of subject matter and one’s exposure to colleagues.  Rather than interacting with large group of classmates and instructors, one’s daily work associations may center on a small group of co-workers focused on relatively narrow subject matter.  Becoming more actively involved in the Natural Resources Section seemed to me a good way to counter act this isolating tendency and to remain connected with a larger community of folks working on issues I care about.  As to my hopes and plans for the new board:  I would like to help create more opportunities for continuing legal education on Natural Resource issues, opportunities that qualify for CLE credit; help continue and improve monthly meetings and symposiums; and perhaps connect the Natural Resource Section more actively with ELP at Richardson.”

The Environmental Law Program wishes the new board members the best of luck forwarding environmental awareness and education amongst Hawaiʻi’s legal community.