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by Vault Law Editors | August 07, 2008

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* With its “energizing” new offices in downtown Dallas, Thompson & Knight has joined the growing ranks of eco-conscious law firms setting up shop in environmentally friendly spaces. “People love it,” according to office Managing Partner M. Lawrence Hicks Jr. [free reg required]

 

* The city of Marburg, Germany, already “a model of enlightened energy production and consumption,” has issued an ordinance requiring that solar panels be installed on all buildings undergoing construction or renovation. The compulsory aspect doesn’t sit too well with everyone, even some local environmentalists: “It’s unfortunate that they decided to compel people, because I think you breed opponents that way rather than friends of solar energy,” says  one critic.

 

* And for the ultimate in environmental savings, how about the virtual law office? “Our attorneys and staff drive less, saving gasoline and minimizing our impact on the environment,” according to Virtual Law Partners’ home on the web.

 

it's not that easy bein' green

 

- posted by vera

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