About the Project

This new initiative seeks to improve the environmental sustainability of the civil litigation system in New South Wales.

The project: Applying the Sustainability Lens to Civil Litigation initiated by the Australian Legal Sector Alliance (AusLSA) and funded by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, is a cross-sector collaboration to identify and act on sustainability improvements in the NSW legal system. Law firms in NSW have been enthusiastic participants in AusLSA and have made significant improvements in their operational environmental impacts. Other participants in the legal sector, such as the courts, the Bar and the Crown Solicitor’s office have also made similar improvements in recent years. The aim of this Project is to bring all of these legal sector stakeholders together to address the next tier of sustainability opportunities, and achieve more far reaching systemic improvements.