Law Firm Sustainability Network



The Law Firm Sustainability Network (LFSN) is a nonprofit organization 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. We believe by working collaboratively and giving firms essential tools and resources, we can have an ever greater impact on preserving the environment. The LFSN’s mission is to develop key performance indicators, foster knowledge-sharing, develop best practice guidelines, and recognize innovation regarding environmental sustainability in the U.S. legal sector.
The LFSN was founded in August 2011 as an informal platform for law firm professionals to share ideas, network, and develop best practices and industry standards for sustainability in the legal industry. Grown out of the collaboration of nearly 50 firms, members bring a diversity of perspectives from various firm functions (such as legal practice and operations), and individual roles (including attorneys, C-suite officers, and administrative staff). Member firms, many of which are considered AM Law 100 or 200, also bring a broad range of expertise; participants from member firms have played key roles in the ABA, state, and local bar sustainability programs, heads of sustainability committees, environmental practice group leaders, and LEED-accredited professionals, among others.  The LFSN has rapidly become recognized as one of the U.S. legal industry’s leading collaborative sustainability organizations.  

Mission Statement

The Law Firm Sustainability Network's (LFSN) mission:
  • Establish environmental sustainability as a key component of our professional responsibility to deliver excellent service to clients,
  • Foster knowledge-sharing and collaboration within the legal industry through participation in an expanding network,
  • Develop key performance indicators to measure environmental sustainability within the legal industry,
  • Identify and document best practices for environmental sustainability within the legal industry,
  • Promote progress across the legal industry through thought leadership and market awareness, and
  • Recognize innovative environmental sustainability efforts in the workplace and in business.

Program Details

The LFSN developed the American Legal Industry Sustainability Standards (ALISS), a self-assessment tool that measures law firms’ implementation of environmentally friendly practices that promote energy efficiency, conservation of energy and resources, recycling, and related measures.  For information about ALISS including the ALISS Key Insights Summary Report from 2017, please click here.
In addition the ALISS assessment, the LFSN provides educational webinars, case study library and other resources to help law firms enhance and improve their sustainability programs.
Primary Issue
Climate Change
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