MBA Lawyers Eco-Challenge takes next steps as dozens of firms sign pledge

Issue February 2008 By Jennifer Rosinski

Dozens of law firms, from large Boston firms to solo practitioners in the Berkshires, have signed the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Lawyers Environmental Pledge to implement the MBA Green Guidelines since its release last month.

The pledge and guidelines, compiled and written by the MBA’s Energy and Environment Task Force, are a part of the MBA Lawyers Eco-Challenge launched in September by MBA President David W. White Jr. The initiative is being run in partnership with the Conservation Law Foundation in Boston.
By signing the pledge, lawyers become Pledge Partners and agree to adhere to the guidelines, which offer detailed sugges-tions for making offices environmentally friendly. To view the pledge and guide-
lines, visit

Now that the pledge and guidelines have been shared with the legal community, the task force is spreading the word about the project.

White spoke about the Eco-Challenge at the Going Green Expo at the Bayside Expo Center in Boston on Feb. 2 and 3. Task force members were on hand to share information about the Eco-Challenge and answer questions. For more information on the expo, visit

Weekly tips based on the guidelines are also being published in each edition of Lawyers Weekly on the Practice Page and in the MBA’s Lawyers e-Journal.

Below is a list of offices that have already signed the MBA Lawyers Environmental Pledge. Signature firms are offices that agreed to sign the pledge in its early stages.

Signature Firms
Breakstone, White & Gluck PC, Boston
Brody, Hardoon, Perkins & Kesten LLP, Boston
Burns & Levinson LLP, Boston
Debra L. Smith, Attorney at Law, Water- town
Law Office of David J. Dennis and As- sociates LLC, Fall River
Law Office of Susan J. Crane, Sudbury
Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman LLC,
Shalhoub & Orlacchio PC, Boston

Pledge Partners
Michelle Bennett, Attorney at Law, Palmer
Borchers Ware & Guglielmo PC, Medway
Bromberg & Sunstein, Boston
Dorothy Carlo, Attorney at Law, Holyoke
Cohen & Sales, Cambridge
Concannon Law Offices, Marshfield
Davids and Wollman, Swampscott
Deily, Mooney & Glastetter LLP, Brookline
Susan DeMaria, Esq., Florence
Robert A. Feuer, Attoreny at Law, Stock- bridge
Anna T. Green, Attorney At Law, Beverly
Klevan & Klevan LLP, Wellesley
Law Offices of Jagruti Acharya, Marlbor- ough
The Law Office of Holly D. Battige, Monson
Law Office of Elizabeth Clarke, South Deerfield
Law Office of Susan B. Frankfort, Dan- vers
Law Office of Dawn Harkness Esq., Framingham
Law Office of Helen G. Litsas, Saugus
Law Office of Erin McBee, North An- dover
Law Office of Glenn J. Murphy, Medway
Law Offices of Leonard Y. Nason PC, Bedford
Law Office of Kristin Palace, Topsfield
Law Office of Craig Yankes, Burlington
Stephen M. Linsky, Esq., Newton
McIntyre Law Offices, Clinton
Modern Times Legal, Cambridge
Rosenberg, Freedman & Goldstein, New- ton
Office of Roberta F. Sawyer, Duxbury
Mary Ellen Shea, Arbitrator, Private Prac- tice, Amherst