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Lawyers for a Sustainable Economy: Celebrating Five Years and $26 Million in Pro Bono Assistance with Experiential Education and IRA Webinars

BySamantha Jones

Mar 27, 2024
2023 Annual Report: Lawyers for a Sustainable Economy – Environmental and Natural Resources Law & Policy Program

This year marks the fifth anniversary of the Lawyers for a Sustainable Economy (LSE) initiative, and we are thrilled to continue our work and expand our impact. With 20 firms now in the initiative, we have collectively provided over $26 million in pro bono legal assistance on sustainability matters in 2023.

One of our major accomplishments this year was launching Startup Law: Sustainability, an experiential education class at Stanford Law School supporting the Stanford founder community. Students in this class provide pro bono legal assistance and support to early-stage nonprofit and for-profit startups addressing climate, sustainability, and social impact challenges. This has been a great complementary addition to LSE, as more complex matters are often forwarded to our network.

Throughout the year, LSE vetted over 80 applicants and were able to provide pro bono legal help to nearly 50 sustainability-focused startups and nonprofits. The firms in the LSE initiative worked on many interesting matters, including helping entities focused on sustainable aquaculture and agriculture, coral reef restoration, renewable energy production, green financing, and carbon capture technologies.

Another major achievement for LSE this year was working closely with attorneys in the initiative to offer webinars and direct pro bono services to startups and Tribal entities on how to take advantage of IRA incentives and accelerate renewable energy implementation with the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA).

By Samantha Jones

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