IndyBar News

May 10, 2012

Are You Green Legal?

Don't miss out--application deadline extended to September 21!

While there are numerous “go green” resources already available to the public, the Indianapolis Bar Association recognizes that attorneys and law firms face unique challenges to going green. There is no one-size-fits all approach to going green, and it is the goal of the IndyBar's Go Green Committee, a subcommittee of the Young Lawyers Division, to help attorneys and firms to develop strategies that work for them.

To encourage Indy legal professionals to go green, the Green Legal Initiative has been developed by the Go Green Committee. This initiative encourages legal businesses, including law practices, legal departments, courts, agencies, legal support services and other members of the community to commit and engage in environmentally responsible business operations.

After committing to engage in "greener" habits by completing a Green Business Practice Certification form, Green Legal Initiative Members will be recognized by the IndyBar at the annual Recognition Luncheon and on the IndyBar website, and will also be provided with the Green Legal logo for print and electronic use when promoting their commitment to green business practices. While membership in the Green Legal Initiative only requires the firm/organization to submit the Green Business Practice Certification form, members can elevate their Green Legal status by complying with green business practices in six categories: Water Conservation, Energy Conservation, Recycling, Waste and Paper Reduction, Purchasing and Community Involvement.

Becoming a Green Legal Initiative member is easy!

Just review the documents below and submit your application to mprice@indybar.org.

Green Legal Initiative: Program Details and Information
Editable Application Form
Printable Application Form