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IndyBar Green Legal Initiative Recognizes 27 Firms, Legal Departments for 2013

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The IndyBar Go Green Committee, a sub-committee of the Young Lawyers Division, has released its list of Green Legal Initiative firms for 2013. Now in its second year, the program recognizes legal businesses, including law practices, legal departments, courts, agencies, legal support services and other members of the community that have committed to engaging in environmentally responsible business operations.

Recognized for Outstanding Achievement in 2013 is Drewry Simmons Vornehm LLP, which has not only adopted green practices in its office but has also appointed a Sustainability Coordinator and Sustainability Team to assist in carrying out and evaluating its Sustainability Policy within the firm.

All Green Legal firms will be honored at the upcoming Indianapolis Bar Association & Foundation Recognition Luncheon on Nov. 14. For more information about the Go Green Committee and the Green Legal Initiative, visit indybar.org/resources/go-green.

2013 Green Legal Firms

Congratulations to these Green Legal Firms!

Green Legal Initiative Members:

Cantrell Strenski &  Mehringer LLP

Cohen & Malad LLP

Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic

Mitchell & Associates

Robinson Wolenty & Young LLP

Barnes & Thornburg LLP

MillerMeyer LLP

Certifying Members: One Leaf (15-30 Points)

Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP

Indiana Court of Appeals

Hoover Hull

Wishard Health Services/Eskenazi Health (Legal Affairs)

Certifying Members: Two Leaves (31-45 Points)

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Indiana

Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aranoff LLP

Frost Brown Todd LLC

Indianapolis Bar Association and Foundation

Kightlinger & Gray LLP

Popcheff & Dinn LLP

Rolls Royce

Wanzer Edwards PC

Certifying Members: Three Leaves (41-60 Points)

Bowen & Associates LLC

Bose McKinney & Evans LLP

Drewry Simmons & Vornehm LLP

Harrison & Moberly LLP

Nelson Law Group, LLC

Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP

Richard A. Mann PC

Riley Bennett & Egloff LLP
 

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