Welcome to the
Association of Retired Attorneys of Sarasota
The Association of Retired Attorneys of Sarasota would like to invite all its members to our luncheon:
Tuesday, May 31 at 12 Noon
at Marina Jack's, 2 Marina Plaza, Sarasota, FL.
Please make your luncheon payment using the PayPal link at the bottom of the webpage.
Justin Bloom, Founder of Suncoast Waterkeeper
The Impact and Significance to Us of the Piney Point Pollution Issues
Justin will discuss his role on behalf of several plaintiffs in the Piney Point case, the anatomy of a case under the Clean Water Act, and concerns about disposing of waste water potentially containing toxic substances through deep injection wells into the lower aquifers in this area. Our drinking water is drawn from underground aquifers and no one really knows how different levels of aquifers interact in the porous substrata of our state. Justin will also discuss successful litigation to require better maintenance of sewage treatment systems in the towns and counties of our area and the measurable improvement in water quality in the entire aquatic environment in estuaries such as Phillippi Creek.
Justin Bloom is the founder and the Board Vice-Chair of Suncoast Waterkeeper. He is an attorney with significant experience developing and directing programs and projects for environmental groups in addition to decades of legal practice focusing on environmental issues. He also serves on the board of Tampa Bay Waterkeeper and Waterkeepers Florida, which represents 14 Waterkeeper organizations throughout Florida. Additionally, he serves on the board of the Florida West Coast Resource Conservation and Development Council and has been a member of the Sarasota Bay Estuary Program’s Citizens Advisory Committee for nearly a decade, currently serving as Chair.
Justin graduated from New College of Florida in 1991 with a BA Degree in Environmental Studies. He completed his law degree at Tulane University in 1996. His legal practice over the last 25 years has focused on public interest environmental law, as well as toxic tort and class action pharmaceutical plaintiff’s litigation. During that time, he has worked on staff with Hudson Riverkeeper as an investigator, staff attorney and project manager and Waterkeeper Alliance as a Director. Justin lives in Sarasota with his wife and two children.
We invite all members and their guests to join us for another educational and enjoyable gathering of retired attorneys on beautiful Sarasota Bay.
We are a community of retired lawyers living in and around Sarasota, Florida, who come together for fellowship, continuing education, and furtherance of our legal ideals through community service. Whether you are new to the area or have lived here for decades, if you are a retired attorney, we cordially invite you to join us. Read About Us in more detail; learn about our monthly luncheons, speak-ers, and discussion programs from our Next Meeting, News, and Newsletters; then Contact Us. We hope to hear from you!