Graduate of Whittier Law School signs on to fight water pollution
ORANGE COUNTY, March 1, 2016 – Orange County Coastkeeper, an organization that protects fishable, swimmable and drinkable waters in Orange County, dives into 2016 with Jacqueline Neumann stepping into its legal department. With the addition of Neumann, Coastkeeper’s legal department now features two full-time attorneys.
Prior to joining Coastkeeper, Neumann earned her bachelors degree at the University of Arizona and her law degree from Whittier Law School. She prepared herself for this opportunity by completing Whittier’s Environmental Law Concentration, a competitive program that trains the next generation of environmental attorneys.
A welcome addition to the successful Coastkeeper legal team, Neumann assists Senior Staff Attorney Colin Kelly in enforcement proceedings, compliance, and advocating Coastkeeper’s position at regional meetings.
Kelly runs Coastkeeper’s Environmental Law Clinic at Whittier Law School, which provides real-world experience in environmental advocacy to a select group of local law students. These students learn the intricacies of environmental law and how local, state and federal regulations impact the environment and the people who rely on and enjoy inland and coastal areas.
A pillar of the legal department, Kelly’s stormwater enforcement program has resulted in over 50 cases and a 100 percent success rate. Coastkeeper looks forward to another successful year of enforcement and advocacy with Neumann joining the charge.
For more information on Orange County Coastkeeper, staff members and its work in Orange County, please visit www.coastkeeper.org.
ORANGE COUNTY COASTKEEPER: Orange County Coastkeeper is a member of the International Waterkeeper Alliance, which has 236 different independent programs across 29 countries. Founded in 1999, the mission of Coastkeeper is to protect and promote sustainable water resources that are swimmable, drinkable, and fishable. Coastkeeper is a nonprofit clean water organization that serves as a proactive steward of our fresh- and saltwater ecosystems. We work collaboratively with diverse groups in the public and private sectors to achieve healthy, accessible, and sustainable water resources for the region. We implement innovative, effective programs in education, advocacy, restoration, research, enforcement, and conservation. For more information, visit www.coastkeeper.org or call 714-850-1965.