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The ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources (SEER) and LFSN have partnered to help drive industry-wide change by raising awareness of LFSN tools and resources created to help firms reduce their environmental impact. This partnership supports ABA House of Delegates Resolution 111, which urges federal, state, local, territorial, and tribal governments, and the private sector, to recognize their obligation to address climate change.
Over the next few months, governors and mayors addressing the COVID-19 pandemic with stay-at-home restrictions may begin to lift them as they see their states and cities stabilize. At that point, businesses may have the choice of allowing employees back into physical office spaces. In this session we discuss the challenges and considerations of having employees in the office and what options to consider to do so both safely and sustainably.
The LFSN will be holding a special speaker sustainability speaker series with The Weeks Lerman Group, a national distributor and supplier of office products. This series was created to help firms understand changes that they can make in their office spaces to make them more sustainable as well as what to look for in the products they purchase. We start with TWLG’s own sustainability program and their partnership recycling programs (3/4) to Coffee & Pantry (6/3), Green Promotional Products (8/4) and Office Products & Furniture (12/2).
3/4 - TWLG Sust. Program & Earth Day Planning
3/11 - ALA - Wait Wait..It's Made Out of What?
3/18 - Carbon Accounting with CO2 Logic & CS
4/1 - Earth Day Planning I & CS
4/15 - Earth Day Planning II
5/6 - Earth Events & Case Study
5/21 - Re-opening Business Safely and Sustainably
6/24 - Sustainable Procurement
7/8 - Green Communications & Case Study
8/4 - Green Promo Products
9/9 - Case Study
9/21 - Week of TBD
10/14 - Case Study
11/4 - Case Study
12/2 - Bigger Items: Office Prod & Furniture
Webinars & ROUNDTABLES
The LFSN hosts webinars and roundtables on a regular basis that explore a variety of sustainability topics, from paper reduction to renovations.
Case Study Library
Legal organizations contribute their learnings on sustainability programs that they have launched from composting to retrofits.
The ALISS assessment is designed to help law firms measure the success of their sustainability programs and discover opportunities to enhance and improve.
Join the growing movement of legal organizations that are collaborating and working together to make their organizations more sustainable.
The Executive Director of the LFSN discusses the mission of the network in this video courtesy of Leadership Council member Seyfarth Shaw LLP.
The General's Next War
Best Lawyers Fall Business Edition 2019
The General's Next War Businesses' sense of corporate social responsibility is increasingly driving long term growth. Here's how general counsel can best confront CSR's numerous challenges and opportunities.
By Gayatri Joshi & Alison Torbitt.