Bar Associations Collaborative
The Sabin Center and the New York State Bar Association convened a Bar Association Leaders Climate Change Summit on June 17, 2016. That Summit kicked off a collaboration among bar association members* from across the country intended to support their exchange of information about initiatives–established, planned, contemplated–that relate to climate change. This webpage serves as the repository of contact information and materials for that collaboration.
* Those who participated in the Summit and who continue to collaborate do so in their individual capacities, and not on behalf of the bar associations with which they are affiliated.
Resources Available on this Page
- Contact information of June 17, 2016 Summit participants and contributors, and of bar association members who have since joined the collaboration;
- Materials from collaborators relating to their efforts;
- Useful websites of other organizations.
If you’d like to add you name and contact information to the list, or would like us to post additional materials or links to other websites on this page, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here for the names and contact information of participants in the Bar Associations Collaborative. Many but not all of those listed attended the June 17, 2016 Summit.
From the June 2016 Summit
- Memo reporting the current activities of attendees’ bar associations
Bar association reports and other publications
- Final Report of the American Bar Association’s Task Force on Sustainable Development (2015)
- New York State Bar Association Task Force on Global Warming, Taking Action on Climate Change (2009)
- Report to Oregon State Bar by Task Force on Sustainability (2009)
Tools for use by bar associations and their members
The US Green Building Council maintains a database of green buildings, including those used as conference and meeting venues. That database contains updates to the Council’s 2009 Green Venue Selection Guide.
- New York State Bar Association’s Environmental Law Section P2 meeting handout (listing queries to pose to locations before booking Section events)
Examples of bar association events dealing with climate change-related topics
- Examples of events hosted by the Hawaii Bar Association’s Environment, Energy, and Resources Law Section
Relevant academic and other publications
- Tom Lininger, Green Ethics for Lawyers, 57 B.C.L. Rev. 61 (2016) (proposing comprehensive set of amendments to ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct that establish not only opportunities, but also obligations, for lawyers to promote environmental health)
Websites of interest
- Renewable, Alternative, and Distributed Energy Resources division of the American Bar Association’s Section of Environment, Energy & Resources
- Oregon State Bar Association’s Sustainable Futures Section