Marie Phillips was selected to be on the Oregon Lawyers’ Climate Change Task Force in April 2015. The Task force will consider how the legal profession might elevate its role in addressing mitigation and the projected impact of climate change. The Oregon Lawyers’ Task Force on Climate Change was formed by the Substainable futures Section (SFS) of the Oregon State Bar.
Currently, Phillips and her fellow task force members are researching how the legal profession would respond to climate change. Following their research, the task force will report their recommendations to the Oregon State Bar about what more the profession can do.
“I am excited to be a part of the task force and exploring what role attorneys can play in addressing climate change,” said Phillips.
Prior to law school Phillips received her undergraduate degree in environmental policy and economics, and spent one year in Amer-corps working on environmental policy. With her background and long standing interest in environmental and energy issues, it is no wonder why Phillips would want to serve on the task force.