We are proud to announce that Epiq is now a signatory to the Greener Litigation Pledge. The Greener Litigation Pledge is an industry initiative which perfectly aligns with our internal efforts to reduce our carbon footprint and work towards becoming a more sustainable business.
Greener Litigation has an immediate goal to change the way in which dispute resolution practitioners conduct litigation, so as to reduce the carbon footprint of court disputes in line with the objective of restricting global warming to 1.5°C as set out in the 2015 Paris Agreement.
How can you place climate change at the core of litigation? You could start by signing up to the Greener Litigation pledge, which is open to law firms, chambers and Legal Tech organisations who are involved in the litigation process in England and Wales.
Signatories to the pledge are actively committed to taking steps to minimise the environmental impact of disputes, including:
- Limiting the printing of hard copy bundles and other documents wherever possible
- Promoting the use of electronic bundles for court hearings where possible
- Considering the appropriateness of witnesses giving evidence by video-link
- Whilst acknowledging the importance of in-person hearings, actively considering whether it is appropriate and amenable to being heard remotely, in whole or in part
Click here https://greenerlitigation.org/ to learn more about the pledge and its signatories.
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