2014 AALA Northeast Regional Conference

June 6, 2014

University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law,

Baltimore, Maryland


We invite you to the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law in Baltimore, Maryland for the regional conference of the American Agricultural Law Association. This regional conference offers an opportunity to discuss today’s most important northeast regional and national agricultural law issues with professionals from around the country. Join us for education, networking and entertainment in Baltimore!   Patrick Costello, AALA President

Conference Hotel

We have made special arrangements with the Marriott Hotel at 110 South Eutaw Street, Baltimore, MD 21201. Conference attendees receive a room rate of $169+ for reservations made by May 8, 2014.  Make your reservation by calling 1-800-228-9290 Please identify yourself with the “Northeast Regional Meeting.”

A Continuing Legal Education Program

   This program offers 405 minutes of CLE credit, including 60 minutes of professional responsibility ethics education.  We will seek accreditation in all states that require CLE, as requested by the attendees.

Regional Conference Program Committee
Paul Goeringer, Chair

Alli Condra, Food Law & Policy Center, Harvard Law School
Fritz Kriete, Esq., McNees Wallace & Nurick, LLC
Kimberly Manuelides, Esq., Saul Ewing, LLP
Martha Noble, Esq.
Alison Peck, West Virginia University
Ross Pifer, Pennsylvania State
William Pons, UMB
Jesse Richardson, West Virginia University
Cari Rincker, Esq., Rincker Law, LLC
Brooke Schumm, Esq., Daneker, McIntire, Schumm, Prince, Manning, & Widmann, PC
Kathleen Tabor, Esq., Law Office of Kathleen JP Tabor, LLC

Conference Schedule

(tentative – check back for changes)

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Thursday, June 5, 2014

7—9 :00 pm

Welcome Reception at

Welcome Reception at B&O Brasserie, 2 North Charles St. in Baltimore
Sponsored by: Maryland State Bar Ass’n; Gordon Feinblatt, LLC; Law Office of Kathleen JP Tabor, LLC; Law Office of Kathleen J. Masterton, PC; Saul Ewing, LLP

Friday, June 6, 2014

7:00—8:20 am

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:20-8:30 am

Welcome – Dean Phoebe Haddon, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

8:30—9:45 – Session 1

Legislative and Case Law Update

Valerie Connelly, Maryland Farm Bureau
Sophia Kruszewski, National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition

10:00—11:00 – Session 2

TMDLs and CAFOs: What is happening in the Northeast States

Where are We on the Bay TMDL and other TMDLs? – Randy Lutz, Saul Ewing, LLP

On-going CAFO Litigation Issues – George Ritchie, Gordon Feinblatt, LLC

11:00—12:00 – Session 3

Overview of Employment and Labor Law for the Farm and Agri-Business

Karen E. Eichman, Karen E. Eichman, Esquire, PLLC, Kennett Square, PA
Arthur N. Read, Friends of Farm Workers, Inc., Philadelphia, PA

12-1:00 pm   Lunch

1:15—2:45 – Session 4

Keeping Our COOL: How is COOL being Implemented
Deborah Shuff, Saul Ewing, LLP

2:45—3:45 – Session 5

Impact of Government Regulations On Farming Operations

Important Developments in Government Regs Impacting Ag and On-going Legal Issues – John Dillard and Stewart Fried, Olsson Frank Weeda Terman Maze PC

4-5:00 pm – Session 6

Ethics for Agricultural Lawyers
George Elser, Elser Law, Wayne Pa
Jesse Richardson, University of West Virginia

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