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Thursday, May. 8, 2008
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MBA and CLF to honor four law firms for exemplary leadership in greening the practice of law

Eco-Challenge Awards to be distributed Wednesday, May 14.

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The MBA and its Lawyers Eco-Challenge partner, the Conservation Law Foundation, will honor four law firms for exemplary leadership in greening the practice of law at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 14, during a reception at the Salem Waterfront Hotel.

The event, which will be held after the MBA’s House of Delegates meeting, will honor:

  • Borchers, Ware & Guglielmo, Medway;
  • Milton, Laurence & Dixon, Worcester;
  • McRoberts, Roberts & Rainer LLP, Boston; and
  • Modern Times Legal, Cambridge.

All four firms have taken extraordinary steps to minimize their office’s impact on the environment.

“It’s with great pleasure that the MBA honors those lawyers who took steps above and beyond those outlined in the MBA Green Guidelines and implemented their own unique ways of preserving the environment,” MBA President David W. White Jr. said. “These firms have taken it upon themselves to come up with new ways to practice with sustainability in mind. They are an example for all of us.”

More than 50 lawyers, firms and organizations from across the state that have signed the MBA Lawyers Environmental Pledge, which asks attorneys to implement the MBA Green Guidelines, will be recognized at the reception. The pledge was announced in January, four months after the MBA and the CLF launched the MBA Lawyers Eco-Challenge and established the Energy and Environment Task Force.

“It is energizing to see our state’s legal community, from the largest to the smallest firms, taking action to become better environmental stewards by adopting common sense changes that will protect our environment and help combat global warming,” said CLF President Philip Warburg. “I hope that other Massachusetts professions will follow this great example so that, together, we can build a cleaner, healthier environment for future generations.”

Lawyers who sign up become pledge partners and agree to adhere to the guidelines, which offer suggestions for altering behaviors and updating products in eight areas of sustainability: energy conservation, paper reduction, recycling, greenhouse gas reduction, environmentally conscious purchases, sustainable practices, education and support for environmental conservation.

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