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Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., LPA Extends "Green Certified" Firm Status

September 29, 2016      |      Dawn C. Mead   

Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., LPA (WWR), a full-service creditors' rights law firm, is pleased to announce its continued recognition by the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (CMBA) as a "Green Certified" firm. 

This designation is valid for a two-year period through September 30, 2018. The "Green Certification" program was created by the CMBA to help promote energy efficiency along with other environmentally sound practices at regional law firms. In order to receive the designation, firms must demonstrate a commitment to and compliance with green practices. 

These practices must include at least two of four criteria, as indicated by the CMBA. The criteria are: participating in paper reduction practices, striving to reduce energy costs and consumption, making available a firm recycling program to reduce waste of materials including glass, plastic and e-waste products such as printer toner cartridges; and lastly the formation of a Green Committee within the firm to promote and encourage green practices.

Dawn Mead and Don Benci are members of WWR's Green Initiative Committee, which helped obtain this designation. The firm has been "Green Certified" since 2009. As part of the designation, WWR is listed on the CMBA website as a "Green Certified" firm and will be recognized September 30 at a luncheon. Firms employing one or more CMBA members can apply for the "Green Certification." Requests for 2016-2018 certifications are still being accepted by the CMBA. 

The CMBA is a regional nonprofit organization promoting the highest ethical and professional standards in the legal profession. The organization was formed in 2008 following consolidation of the Cleveland Bar Association and Cuyahoga County Bar Association, and today has more than 5,500 members. The CMBA's goal is to advance the greater Cleveland legal community as a world-class center of professional excellence and model of community service. For more information about the CMBA, visit