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Silvia Mancini to Speak at Expert Insight Panel for ABA SEER Conference

Silvia Mancini (Toronto) will speak at Expert Insight Panel (non-CLE) entitled "Utilizing Stable Isotope Tools in Legal Matters" at the American Bar Association"s 24th Fall Conference for the Section of Environment, Energy & Resources (SEER) at the Westin Denver Downtown in Denver, Colorado from 1:30 - 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 6, 2016.

The expert insight panels strengthen substantive knowledge of some of the most pressing issues confronting environmental, energy, and natural resource lawyers today by attending one of these focused technical presentations. These 30-minute presentations offer the opportunity to take a "deeper dive" into the technical issues and learn something new from some of the nation"s top environmental consultants and service providers.


Stable isotope tools applied at contaminated sites have demonstrated the potential to provide a line of evidence for allocating groundwater contaminant sources, estimating degradation rates, and evaluating natural attenuation in recent litigation matters. As a result, these tools are receiving more attention and scrutiny in the Courts particularly in litigation matters requiring identification of the number of contaminant sources and distinguishing between them, assessment of the degree and mechanisms of contaminant degradation, and evaluation of natural versus synthetic perchlorate sources. Under Federal Rule 702 and Daubert, judges, lawyers, and technical practitioners need to understand the utility, capabilities, and limitations of this tool, as well as the validity and admissibility of stable isotope evidence. The goal of this presentation is to effectively communicate the principles, capabilities, applications, and limitations of stable isotope tools in the context of the legal process.

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