Susanne Peticolas Elected to Serve as President of the Justice Stewart G. Pollock Environmental American Inn of Court
Susanne Peticolas, a Director in the Environmental Department at Gibbons P.C., has been elected to serve as President of the Justice Stewart G. Pollock Environmental American Inn of Court (“Pollock Inn”) for the 2020-2022 term. The Pollock Inn is named for former Justice Stewart G. Pollock, who sat as an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of New Jersey from 1979 to 1999 and was the author of numerous landmark environmental cases, including NJDEP v. Ventron.
The Pollock Inn is one of only two American Inns of Court focused on environmental law. Previous Pollock Inn presidents include retired Judge Deanne Wilson of the New Jersey Superior Court, former NJDEP Commissioner Jerry English, and Stephanie Brand, Director of the New Jersey Division of Rate Counsel.
On being introduced as the new Pollock Inn president, Ms. Peticolas commented, “I am honored to be selected by my Inn colleagues to lead this wonderful organization, and I am humbled to follow in the footsteps of such extraordinarily talented predecessor presidents. I am committed to carrying on their legacy of leadership and promotion of the goal of the Inn – to foster the highest levels of professionalism through example, education, and mentoring.”
The American Inns of Court organization grew out of discussions in the 1970s among the American members of the Anglo-American Exchange of Lawyers and Judges, including then-Chief Justice Warren Burger of the U.S. Supreme Court. The Inns of Court brings together judges, lawyers, law professors, and law students to foster high levels of ethics, civility, excellence, and overall professionalism in the practice of law. Since its founding in 1985, the organization has grown from twelve Inns to nearly 400, in 48 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Tokyo, with more than 30,000 active members.