December/January

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Eco-Challenge begins second year by launching landscape management, cell phone recycling programs

The second year of the Massachusetts Bar Association Lawyers Eco-Challenge will encourage lawyers to continue environmentally friendly practices by participating in a cell phone recycling program and adhering to a new set of Green Guidelines focused on landscape management.

“I am delighted that the second year of the MBA Lawyers Eco-Challenge will continue its mission of helping lawyers work toward a healthier environment,” MBA President Edward W. McIntyre said.

The MBA launched the Eco-Challenge with the Conservation Law Foundation in September 2007 and published the first Green Guidelines, For the Office, four months later. The new guidelines will be released this spring and be available online. The cell phone recycling program will kick off Feb 1.

Record attendance expected for 10th Annual Walk to the Hill for Civil Legal Aid at Statehouse Jan. 22

Participation in the 2009 Walk to the Hill for Civil Legal Aid is more critical than ever this year. Due to the dramatic decline in Interest on Lawyers’ Trust Accounts (IOLTA) revenue, the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation (MLAC) has already reduced its general support grants to local legal aid programs by nearly 40 percent.

“The MBA encourages its members and others in the Massachusetts legal community to support and attend this vital effort to help protect legal services funding,” said MBA President Edward W. McIntyre.
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