Nov 22, 2009

Join Washington Lawyers for Sustainability for its first CLE!

Wrestling with Legal and Business Issues While Striving for Sustainability: The Starbucks Experience on Friday, December 4, 2009 from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm at Starbucks Headquarters.

To register, please call or email Mashiya Davis at (206) 318-5411 or WSBA Approved for 4.25 hours of CLE credit including 1.0 hours of ethics credit. Registration Fee: $125.00 for lawyers ($75.00 for lawyers from non-profits and government, and for non-lawyer members of the legal and sustainability communities); $25 for students.

8:30 – 8:40 am Welcome and Introduction

8:40 – 9:25 am Green Beans Presented by: Kelly Goodejohn and Julie Wade, Starbucks Corporation. Kelly and Julie will discuss Starbucks ethical sourcing practices, the development of Starbucks coffee sourcing program “C.A.F.E. Practices” (Coffee and Farmer Equity), its cocoa sourcing program known as “Cocoa Practices” and its manufactured goods and services sourcing program known as the “Supplier Social Responsibility” program.

9:25 – 10:10 am Green Garbage Presented by: Jim Hanna and Susan Long, Starbucks Corporation. This presentation will go over some of the municipal ordinances on recycling, composting, plastic bags, etc. that are being adopted around the country and will also focus on Starbucks recent “Cup Summit” and how Starbucks is seeking to reduce the impact of paper and plastic cups generated in Starbucks stores on the waste stream.

10:10 – 10:25 am Break – Coffee Tasting

10:25 – 11:10 am Green Building a/k/a the LEED Portfolio Program Presented by: Fulton (Tony) Gale FAIA, Starbucks Corporation. Tony will discuss the innovative LEED Portfolio program that Starbucks will be piloting over the next year and the role of the Starbucks lawyers in supporting the effort to make it happen.

11:10 – 11:45 am Green Marketing Presented by: Gail M. Resnik, Starbucks Corporation. This presentation will cover the general topic of how to make honest green claims about products or services while keeping one’s clients out of trouble with the FTC, NADA, local AGs and others.

11:45 – 12:45 pm Counseling the Organization: A Lawyer's Ethical Obligations Under RPC 1.13 and 2.1 Presented by: Colin Folawn, Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt. RPC 2.1 provides that lawyers must exercise independent professional judgment. When rendering advice, lawyers may refer not only to law but to other considerations, including relevant moral, economic, social, and political factors. This presentation will discuss a lawyer's obligations to organizational clients under RPC 1.13 and certain possible intersections with RPC 2.1.

12:45 – 1:00 pm Concluding Remarks; Adjourn

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