Three law firms that participate in the
Massachusetts Bar Association Lawyers Eco-Challenge were honored
for their environmentally friendly practices at a ceremony on May
21. The presentation followed the House of Delegates meeting at the
MassMutual Center in Springfield.
MBA President Edward W. McIntyre
awarded the honors to the following firms: Wilmer, Cutler,
Pickering, Hale and Dorr LLP, Boston; Burns & Levinson LLP,
Boston; and The Law Offices of Sean Cleary, Amherst.
All three firms have signed the
Lawyers Environmental Pledge to participate in the Eco-Challenge.
They were selected for the honor by the MBA Energy and Environment
The MBA launched the Eco-Challenge
in September 2007. The MBA and its partner, the Conservation Law
Foundation, have so far released two editions of Green Guidelines:
"Office Management" in 2008 and "Landscape Management" in 2009.
Nearly 100 firms, attorneys or
organizations have signed the MBA Lawyers Environmental Pledge to
join the Eco-Challenge. There are also Pledge Partners outside of
traditional law firms and the state of Massachusetts.
For more information on the MBA
Lawyers Eco-Challenge, visit www.massbar.org/ecochallenge.