Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources

Sustainability and Public Service

Public service is an integral part of SEER’s mission. We hold projects at Section conferences and partner with other organizations on sustainability-related initiatives.

Poll Worker, Esq. Program

Through its Standing Committee on Election Law, the American Bar Association is partnering with the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) and the National Association of State Election Directors (NASED) to encourage lawyers and law students to serve as poll workers in the upcoming 2020 election. Learn more about this initiative and how to get involved here.

Partnership with the Law Firm Sustainability Network (LFSN)

The ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources (SEER) and LFSN have partnered to help drive industry-wide change by raising awareness of LFSN tools and resources created to help firms reduce their environmental impact. This partnership supports ABA House of Delegates Resolution 111, which urges federal, state, local, territorial, and tribal governments, and the private sector, to recognize their obligation to address climate change.

The LFSN is a nonprofit organization made up of law firms and legal departments committed to promoting the benefits of environmental sustainability and corporate social responsibility within their firms and throughout the legal industry.

The network is dedicated to promoting environmental sustainability in the legal industry and contributes to sustainability by fostering knowledge-sharing and collaboration through webinars, roundtables, and resources, including on-demand learning and case studies that explore a wide range of sustainability topics. 

This brochure provides additional information about the benefits that LFSN offers, including details about the American Legal Industry Sustainability Standard (ALISS), an online self-assessment used by firms to measure key aspects of sustainability, and to identify areas of strength and opportunities for improvement.

You can learn more about the benefits of an LFSN membership here. If you have any questions about joining LFSN, please email Gayatri Joshi, Executive Director of the LFSN.

Make a Contribution to SEER

Your gift to the ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources (SEER) will help maintain public service initiatives and educational programs.

Check out some of our past service projects!

Check out some of our past service projects!

Make Every Day Earth Day

Earth Day reminds and presents us with an opportunity to join together as individuals, corporations, and governments to help create a greener and healthier environment for ourselves and our future generations. Find out how you can help make every day Earth Day.