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.
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.