The Law Firm Sustainability Network

The Law Firm Sustainability Network is a nonprofit organization of law firms and legal departments committed to promoting the benefits of environmental sustainability and corporate social responsibility within their firms and throughout the legal industry. We believe by working collaboratively and giving firms essential tools and resources, we can have an ever greater impact on preserving the environment. The LFSN’s mission is to develop key performance indicators, foster knowledge-sharing, develop best practice guidelines, and recognize innovation regarding environmental sustainability in the U.S. legal sector.

The LFSN is a pending 501c3 nonprofit organization that was founded in August 2011 as an informal platform for law firm professionals to share ideas, network, and develop best practices and industry standards for sustainability in the legal industry. Grown out of the collaboration of nearly 50 firms, members bring a diversity of perspectives from various firm functions (such as legal practice and operations), and individual roles (including attorneys, C-suite officers, and administrative staff). Member firms, many of which are considered AM Law 100 or 200, also bring a broad range of expertise; participants from member firms have played key roles in the ABA, state, and local bar sustainability programs, heads of sustainability committees, environmental practice group leaders, and LEED-accredited professionals, among others.  The LFSN has rapidly become recognized as one of the U.S. legal industry’s leading collaborative sustainability organizations.  If you’d like to learn more about membership please click here.

The LFSN is currently working on the American Legal Industry Sustainability Standards (ALISS), a self-assessment tool that measures law firms’ implementation of environmentally friendly practices that promote energy efficiency, conservation of energy and resources, recycling, and related measures. The LFSN intends to launch ALISS next year.

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Events
Sustainable Brands
Jun 02, 2014
Join nearly 2,500 professionals from across the globe, over 180 thought-provoking speakers, and more than 70 dynamic and engaging sessions throughout 4 days of extraordinary conversation with the one unique community of brand innovators who are forging this path.

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A Practical Guide for Creating a Sustainable Legal Office
May 22, 2014

ALA Annual Conference

How are leading law firms approaching environmental sustainability? Join this session to explore how and why environmental sustainability is relevant to the legal profession. Examine ABA and local bar initiatives and the best practices developed by the Law Firm Sustainability Network, and hear how to take your firm's sustainability initiative to the next level.

Objectives:

  • Discuss the benefits of a sustainability initiative
  • Determine how to obtain management buy-in
  • Identify priorities and best practices
  • Examine how to promote effective communication between tenant and landlord

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The Sustainability Advantage: How Partners are Implementing Sustainability Initiatives and Why Law Firm Clients Care
Mar 27, 2014
GLA ALA

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2014 International Corporate Citizenship Conference
Mar 23, 2014
Los Angeles, CA

This year's conference theme, Adaptable Leadership, focuses on the need for corporate citizenship professionals to adapt to new and changing situations and environments ...

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B Corp Legislation with B Lab
May 21, 2014
Learn the 101 of B Corp Legislation and receive CLE Credit.

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CSR Trends with CSR PR Firm Fenton Communications
Apr 23, 2014
Earth Day Initiatives Roundtable
Mar 26, 2014
     
   
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