How Sustainability is Transforming the Practice of Law

Educational Program – 1.0 CLE credits (click here for program materials)
Thursday, April 29, 2010, noon to 1:15 pm

Program: Description and analysis of the impact of sustainability on (1) the practice of substantive law, (2) client expectations, (3) law office operations, culture, and morale, (4) law school curriculum and law student expectations, and (5) the structure and operations of the Oregon State Bar.

Who should attend: Lawyers (in all practice areas) who wish to understand how the societal goal of sustainability is working its way into the Oregon legal profession and what that may portend for the future.

Panel of Pioneers: The panel includes four lawyers who have been immersed in the effort to advance sustainability in various realms of the legal profession.  They will describe the practical considerations, opportunities, and impediments that might inform the understanding, efforts, and aspirations of interested lawyers.

Max Miller, Tonkon Torp LLP, co-chairs the firm’s sustainable practice group and sits on the internal committee that promotes sustainable office practices.

Mark Morford, Stoel Rives, was appointed in 2006 as the “sustainability czar” at the firm to implement its sustainability strategy.

Dan Rohlf, Professor of Law and Clinical Director of the Pacific Environmental Advocacy Center at Lewis and Clark Law School, is co-creator of a new course offered at the law school, Sustainability in Law and Business.

Dick Roy is founder of Oregon Lawyers for a Sustainable Future, organized in 2006 to promote sustainability within the Oregon legal profession at multiple levels.


Date/Time: Thursday, April 29, noon to 1:30 pm

Location: Stoel Rives, 26th Floor Presentation Room, 900 SW Fifth Avenue in Portland
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Cost: No cost

CLE: 1.0 hour CLE credit (not yet confirmed)

Lunch: Brown bag (bring your own)

RSVP to: Robin Seifried at [email protected]

Phone: If you wish to participate by phone, let Robin know and she will send the call number and pass code.