The LFSN will soon introduce ALISS, a web-based tool designed to help law firms assess their sustainability programs.

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Landlord Tenant Relationship: Issues and Challenges II
Aug 19, 2015
The tenant landlord relationship. Our second in the series. Many of us are tenants in the buildings that we occupy and face the same issues and challenges as we try to make our spaces more sustainable. What issues have you faced and how have you addressed them? Learn from others on how they've addressed their challenges.

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Nonprofit Northwest Earth Institute (NWEI) Introduces its Upcoming EcoChallenge for October 2015
Jun 10, 2015
12:00 PM EDT

Earth Day isn’t just for tree-huggers anymore. The sustainability movement has brought environmental issues into the conversation for most businesses. But how can BigLaw firms go from talking about it to taking meaningful action? We talked to Alston & Bird partner Peter Masaitis about his dedication to going “green.

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It’s easy to be idealistic and to talk about sustainability measures, but what’s needed in the legal industry is a little less conversation and a little more action. Meagan Newman, a partner at Seyfarth Shaw LLP and the firm’s representative to the Law Firm Sustainability Network, gives us tactical advice on how to make law firms more sustainable. It all starts with small steps and replacing old habits with “green” routines.

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With Earth Day around the corner, law firms have a new tool to measure their environmental footprint.This week, the Law Firm Sustainability Network,  a non-profit founded in 2011, released the American Legal Industry Sustainability Standard, or ALISS: It sets benchmarks for law firms to evaluate how they measure up on recycling, resource conservation, energy efficiency and waste reduction.

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The Law Firm Sustainability Network, an organization of law firms and legal departments promoting earth-friendly practices in the legal industry, rolled out a system on Tuesday to recognize law offices for strong sustainability programs. ALISS, short for American Legal Industry Sustainability Standards, measures efforts to reduce consumption and boost efficiency. Firms that meet the standards will receive certification that can be used on their websites and in marketing materials.

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The LMA Strategies Magazine recently featured sustainability in law firms and how firms are using their sustainability programs to not only reduce their environmental impact and "green" their firms, but also as part of business development.

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