This event took place on December 12, 2013 at 11:00 AM and has already passed.
How to Green a Law Firm:
Saving Money, Conserving Resources, and Exceeding Our Clients' Expectations
11:00 AM Tour of Green Features of the Ralph L. Carr Judicial Center (Optional)
11:30 AM Registration and Lunch Distribution
12:00 PM Welcome and Opening Remarks.
Anthony A. Austin, Associate, Kennedy Childs P.C.
12:15 PM Keynote Address: Lawyers as Leaders in Sustainability. As trusted advisors, lawyers have an important role in modeling corporate sustainability in business and counseling their clients regarding best practices. This talk will focus on lawyers as leaders in their communities and their ethical and moral obligations to demonstrate good stewardship in all aspects of their lives, including their professional roles.
Susan D. Daggett, Director, Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute, University of Denver Sturm College of Law
12:45 PM The CBA Environmental Sustainability Program. A roadmap for a sustainable law practice.
Jenny McClister, Environmental Attorney, McClister Law LLC
1:00 PM Using Energy and Water Wisely. Strategies for improving energy and water efficiency within the law office, from low-hanging fruit to more involved strategies. The session will also explain the purpose of and difference between energy auditing and energy tracking. Useful resources for improving energy and water efficiency will also be discussed.
Dana Kose, LEED AP BD+C, LEED FacultyTM, The Weidt Group
1:30 PM Networking Break
1:45 PM The Paperless Office. How firms can go paperless while still complying with rules of procedure and professional conduct. This session will also discuss the associated environmental and economic benefits of a paperless office.
David L. Masters, Masters & Sellars, P.C.
2:15 PM Tracking and Recognition. How firms can set meaningful goals, select and track metrics, communicate progress to internal and external audiences, and demonstrate results in a way that builds a firm's brand and practice. This session will also discuss benefit corporations.
Angie Fyfe, LEED AP O+M l Executive Director, U.S. Green Building Council, Colorado Chapter
2:45 PM The Social Side of Sustainability. The key to any campaign where you want people to "do" something (voting, buying, exercising, whatever) is to effectively engage your audience. Sustainability is no different. This session will look at emerging techniques that recognize this basic point and change the way we approach sustainability in the office (or any other) environment.
Josh Radoff, Principal, LEED AP BD+C, YR&G
3:15 PM From the Trenches. A panel discussion with practitioners who have implemented sustainability measures in their law practices. Topics covered will include: what worked, what didn't, costs and benefits, and unique ethical considerations faced when greening a law firm.
Panelists: Eugene R. Commander, Managing Partner, Polsinelli David Selden, Attorney, Native American Rights Fund, Roger L. Freeman, Partner, Davis, Graham & Stubbs.
Moderator: John E. Putnam, Partner, Kaplan Kirsch Rockwell
4:15 PM Networking Happy Hour
5:15 PM Adjourn
4.5 CLE credits applied for, including one Ethics credit