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OrganizationType of OrganzationLocationRegional FocusIssue FocusType of Legal ServiceCostsDetails; Specific ExpertiseWebsite
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Key
Public Interest Law Office; Non-Profit; Academic; Network; Bar Association; For-Profit Law Office
State where basedRegional Focus
Social Justice; Environmental Justice; Economic Justice; Workers' Rights; Community Development; Opportunities for Youth; Energy; Toxics/Toxics/Health; Climate; Biodiversity; Environment; Indigenous Rights; Capacity Building; Farming/Food
Research; Direct Representation; Advocacy; Litigation; ClearinghouseMain focus and approach
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Conservation Law FoundationNon-ProfitBoston, MANortheastPolicy; Environment; Clean Energy; Oceans; Water; AirA mix of science, policy research, and litigation on areas of environmental importance in New Englandhttp://www.clf.org/our-work/
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Green ProBonoLegal ClearinghouseBoston, MANationalClimateHelp non-profits &social entrepreneurs define legal needs and to provide legal assistance for environmental "change makers."
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Harvard Environmental Law SocietyAcademicBoston, MANationalEnvironmentHosted 2014 NAELS Conference on EJ issues http://www3.law.harvard.edu/orgs/els/naels-2014-environmental-justice-where-are-we-now/
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National Environmental Law CenterPublic Interest Law OfficeBoston, MANationalEnvironment; BiodiversityWorks with state and local groups to litigate against large pollutershttp://www.nelconline.org/about-us
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Western States Legal FoundationPublic Interest Law CenterCAWestern U.S.Energy; Toxics/HealthWorking to address issues around nuclear energyhttp://www.wslfweb.org/
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Environmental Law and Policy CenterPublic Interest Law OfficeChicago, ILMidwestEnvironment; Community Development; Economic Justice; Social JusticeMix of law, sustainable business, community work, though mainly law. Involved in larger-scale law, policy, and litigation, in areas of environment and civil rights. Also engages in advocacy for policy changes.https://elpc.org/
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Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty LawPublic Interest Law CenterChicago, ILNationalSocial Justice; Economic JusticePromotes policies on issues of housing, economic justice, and racial justice. Also offers a series of trainings, from negotiation to paralegals to affirmative litigation, with a growing focus on racial justice.http://povertylaw.org/about/impact
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Native American Rights FundPublic Interest Law OfficeColoradoWestern USIndigenous RightsLitigation, legal resources hub, legal work promoting existing regulations and indigenous rightshttp://www.narf.org/
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Law Offices of Carolyn ElefantFor-Profit Law OfficeDCNationalEnergyFERChttp://lawofficesofcarolynelefant.com/
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Sugar Law Center for Environmental & Social JusticeNon-ProfitDetroit, MIMidwestWorkers' Rights; Economic Justice; Social Justice; Environmental JusticeDedicated to helping individuals, community organizations, unions, attorneys, and other people working for social justice. Sometimes offers direct legal representation or assistance in grassroots efforts. For others, we offer legal support, expert advice, or referrals to private attorneys skilled in specific fields. Also engage in public educationhttp://sugarlaw.org/about-us/
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Elliott & ElliottPublic Interest Law OfficeEaston, PAPA, OHEnvironment; Environmental JusticePublic Interest Litigationhttp://elliott-lawyers.com/about/charles-w-elliott/
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Environmental Law Alliance WorldwidePublic Interest Law OfficeEugene, ORInternationalEnvironment; Social JusticeRepresents groups worldwide, often indigenous groups or groups in tropical and biodiverse regions. Works in national and international contexts. Identified available in-country attorneys, and trains community paralegals to continue supporting issue. Also engages with scientific experts.www.elaw.org
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Western Environmental Law CenterPublic Interest Law OfficeEugene, ORWestern U.S.EnvironmentConserving land and communities, using conservation biology + environmental science and working to integrate national policies and regional perspective with the local knowledge of 100+ partner groups.http://www.westernlaw.org/
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GreenLawNon-ProfitGeorgiaGeorgiaAir; Water; EJAssists environmental organizations, and got a boost from the amazing Metro Atlanta Equity Atlashttp://greenlaw.org/History
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Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy (GCCLP)Public Interest Law OfficeLAGulf RegionClimate; Workers Rights; Immigrant Rights; Economic JusticeGCCLP envisions social, economic and political systems throughout the Gulf Coast that promote equity and justice for all people. GCCLP’s long-term work addresses intersecting visions of Climate Justice, Migrant Rights, Land Sovereignty and Economic Opportunity for Gulf Coast communities on the frontlines of climate change.http://www.gcclp.org
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Client EarthNon-ProfitLondon, EnglandEuropeEnvironment; Climate; BiodiversityLegal resource for environmental organizations active in Europehttp://www.clientearth.org/
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Cancer Legal Research CenterPublic Interest Law CenterLos AngelesNationalToxics/HealthHas a national, toll-free Telephone Assistance Line where callers - cancer sufferers as well as health care professionals of all cans can receive free and confidential information about relevant laws and resources. Also has Professional Panel - volunteer attorneys for wills, estates, etc.http://www.disabilityrightslegalcenter.org/cancer-legal-resource-center
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Chatten-Brown & Carstens Public Interest Law OfficeLos AngelesCaliforniaEnvironmentProvides legal services for environmental and community groups in LA, a lot around ordinances, land use, zoning, etc.http://www.cbcearthlaw.com/
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Farm CommonsPublic Interest Law OfficeMadison, WIWisconsinFarming/FoodWork with small sustainable farming operations on variety of legal issues. Also has downloadable information onlinehttp://farmcommons.org/
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Global Warming Legal Action ProjectNon-ProfitMassachusettsNationalClimatehttp://civilsocietyinstitute.org/global_warm_action.cfm
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Community Environmental Legal Defense FundPublic Interest Law OfficeMercersburg, PANationalEnvironmental JusticeBuilding sustainable communities by assisting people to assert their right to local self-government and the rights of nature. Organizing, promoting right to local governance, anti-frackinghttp://www.celdf.org/section.php?id=423
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Reinvent LawAcademicMichiganNationalLegal InnovationProject of the Michigan Law School. Offers courses, fosters entrepreneurship, with emphasis on technology.http://www.reinventlaw.com/main.html
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Environmental Defender Law CenterNon-ProfitMontanaGlobalIndigenous Rights; Environmental JusticeUpon request by community or organization, EDLC reaches out to lawyers/firms to assist with the representation of the individual or community.http://www.edlc.org/
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Legal Services of NYPublic Interest Law OfficeNationalNew YorkEconomic Justice; Social Justice; Community DevelopmentProvides comprehensive free civil legal services in all 5 boroughs; also has translation helphttp://www.legalservicesnyc.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=13&Itemid=42
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MyLawsuit.comFor-Profit Law NationalNationalActs as marketplace for consumers and attorneys, on a contingency fee basishttps://www.mylawsuit.com/about
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American Indian Law AllianceNon-ProfitNew YorkNationalIndigenous Rightshttp://www.ailanyc.org/
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Asian American Legal Defense & Education FundPublic Interest Law CenterNew YorkNationalSocial Justice; Economic Justice; Community DevelopmentHigh-impact litigation; legal resources for grassroots community organizing; legal advice clinics for new immigrants; legal education; policy advocacy; student training. Does direct representation & referralhttp://aaldef.org/
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New Mexico Environmental Law CenterPublic Interest Law OfficeNew MexicoNew MexicoEnvironment; Environmental Justice; Economic Justicehttp://nmelc.org/issues-enviro
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Advocates for Environmental Human RightsPublic Interest Law OfficeNew Orleans, LAGulf RegionEnvironmental Justicehttp://www.ehumanrights.org/
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Advocates for JusticePublic Interest Law OfficeNew YorkNationalEconomic JusticeImpact litigation on issues of economic and environmental justice and educationhttp://www.advocatesforjustice.net/statement-of-purpose/
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Albany Law SchoolAcademicNew YorkNew Yorkhttp://www.albanylaw.edu/Pages/home.aspx
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Better BalancePublic Interest Law OfficeNew YorkNew YorkWorkers' RightsLegal advocacyhttp://www.abetterbalance.org/web/aboutabbmenu/about
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Bronx Legal ServicesPublic Interest Law OfficeNew YorkBronxSocial Justice; Economic Justice; Community DevelopmentLegal advocacy on direct legal services, impact litigation, mostly related to housing, immigration, family law, consumer lawhttp://www.legalservicesnyc.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=87&Itemid=128
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Brooklyn Law SchoolAcademicNew YorkNew Yorkhttps://www.brooklaw.edu/
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Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation APublic Interest Law OfficeNew YorkNew YorkCommunity DevelopmentNo costprovides comprehensive, transactional legal assistance to community-based organizations that pursue green community development projects.http://www.bka.org/
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Capital District Women's Bar AssociationBar AssociationNew YorkNew York (Cental)Legally Speaking Project provides speakers to cover many legal topic of interested group. Each workshop is custom designed to meet your group's needs. Lawyers from our community who routinely work in that legal area. Also has 3 legal clinics.http://www.legalproject.org/index.php?page=116
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Cardozo School of LawAcademicNew YorkNew YorkSocial JusticeMost relevant is Access to Justice Clinic which is building Index—an online database enabling the public to compare features of their local justice systems (laws, policies, etc.) with those in other States http://ncforaj.org/
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City Bar Justice CenterNetworkNew YorkNew YorkEconomic Justice; Social Justice; Workers' Rights; Community DevelopmentMatches volunteer attorneys with legal and non-legal volunteer opportunities in the not-for-profit sector. Works with nonprofits to develop potential projects. Also has legal hotlinehttp://www2.nycbar.org/citybarjusticecenter/projects/74-public-service-network
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Climate Science Legal Defense FundProjectNew YorkNationalClimatePlays active role in helping raise funds for defense, find pro-bono representation / Education of scientific community on rights/ responsibilities with regard to legal issues / Clearinghouse of info related to legal actions taken against scientists. http://climatesciencedefensefund.org/
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Columbia Law SchoolAcademicNew YorkNew YorkEnvironmentHas Center for Climate Change Law; Environmental Law Clinic; Center for Institutional Social Change; Social Justice Initiativeshttp://www.law.columbia.edu/center_program
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Cornell Law SchoolAcademicNew YorkNew YorkEnvironment; Farming/FoodMaintains the Legal Information Institute (LII) which consolidates all federal laws/statutes.
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CUNY School of LawAcademicNew YorkNew YorkSocial Justice; Environmental Justice; Economic Justice; Workers' Rights; Community DevelopmentMain Street Legal Services (law firm-style); also started Environmental Justice Project and houses the Center for Urban Environmental Reform (CUER)http://www.law.cuny.edu/academics/clinics.html
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Empire Justice CenterPublic Interest Law OfficeNew YorkNew YorkEconomic Justice; Social JusticeTo protect and strengthen the legal rights of people in New York State who are poor, disabled or disenfranchised through: systems change advocacy, training and support to other advocates and organizations, and high quality direct civil legal representation.http://www.empirejustice.org/
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Environment New YorkNon-ProfitNew YorkNew YorkEnvironmentPublic advocacy, research, publications, campaigninghttp://www.environmentnewyork.org/page/nye/about-environment-new-york
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Environmental Defense FundNon-ProfitNew YorkNationalEnvironmnetalImpact litigation, corporate engagementwww.edf.org
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Fordham Law SchoolAcademicNew YorkNew YorkCommunity DevelopmentCommunity Economic Development Clinichttp://law.fordham.edu/clinical-legal-education/5420.htm
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Goddard Riverside Community Center/SRO Law ProjectNon-ProfitNew YorkNew YorkCommunity DevelopmentFree legal representation for SRO residents; resident legal education. LEAP Member.http://goddard.org/our-programs/advocacy-community-resources/sro-law-project/
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Hofstra School of LawAcademicNew YorkNew York (Long Island)Community DevelopmentMost relevant: community economic development in Nassau County; disaster recovery clinichttp://law.hofstra.edu/clinics/index.html
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Lawyers Alliance for New YorkNetworkNew YorkNew YorkPart clearinghouse, part volunteer attorneys from big firmshttp://www.lawyersalliance.org/
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Leap NYNon-ProfitNew YorkNew York (national)Social Justice; Capacity Building10 legal service organizations partner to refer cases to each other. Joint trainings and technical support. Also has designated Albany lobbyist.http://www.leap-ny.org/main.cfm?S=leap
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Legal Aid SocietyPublic Interst Law FirmNew YorkNew YorkCommunity DevelopmentMany locations. Has community development focus too.http://www.legal-aid.org/cdp/
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Legal Aid Society of Mid-New YorkPublic Interst Law FirmNew YorkNew YorkSocial Justice; Toxics/Health; Economic Justice; Workers' RightsThe Farmworker Law Project provides legal assistance to migrant and seasonal farmworkers, staff travel to labor camps across NYS, providing bilingual legal education materials and legal representation. Also has selected self-help clinics, Legal Helpline Attorney of the Day Programs: Pro Se Divorce Clinics; Direct Representation; serves as mentor or co-counsel on LASMNY cases.http://www.lasmny.org/
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Lenox Hill Neighborhood HouseNon-ProfitNew YorkNew YorkSocial justiceSettlement house that provides legal, recreational, etc. assistance to neighborhood, as well as community education and training. LEAP member.www.lenoxhill.org
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Local Initiatives Support CorporationPublic CharityNew YorkNationalCommunity DevelopmentHas Green Support Center, provides advice, funding, small loanshttp://www.lisc.org/section/ourwork/national/green_dev
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Make the Road WorkNon-ProfitNew YorkNew YorkSocial Justice; Workers' Rights; Economic JusticeAmalgam of worker center, legal clinic, citizenship school, mutual aid society, policy shop, protest factory and church. 4 borough offices. LEAP member.http://www.maketheroad.org/whoweare.php
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MFY Legal ServicesPublic Interest Law OfficeNew YorkNew YorkEconomic Justice; Social Justice; Community DevelopmentFocus on specific projects around economic justice, elderly, disabled. In-house attorneys, but have various pro bono projects, including for "Lawyers in Transition". LEAP memberhttp://www.mfy.org/about/about-mfy/
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National Center for Law and Economic JusticePublic Interest Law CenterNew YorkNationalEconomic JusticeImpact litigation and policy advocacy, and does not provide individual service.http://www.nclej.org/
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Neighborhood Association for Intercultural AffairsNon-ProfitNew YorkNew York (Bronx)Economic JusticeGoal is to build and maintain affordable housing, to provide housing mediation and legal representation to low-income area tenants and to provide educational-cultural programs aimed at bringing together different communities in the Bronxhttps://www.facebook.com/NAICANY
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New Economy CenterNon-ProfitNew YorkNew YorkEconomic JusticeFinancial Justice Law Project employs multiple strategies to combat high-cost, discriminatory consumer finance practices in New York City, with hotlinehttp://www.nedap.org/about/index.html
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New York AppleseedNon-ProfitNew YorkNew York (National)Economic Justice; Social Justicenon-profit network of 16 public interest justice centers, collaborate with volunteer lawyers, parent groups, demographers, real estate professionals, government officials and community advocates to to uncover and correct barriers to opportunity through legal, legislative and market-based structural reform. Working with our huge pro bono network.https://www.appleseednetwork.org/new-york-appleseed/
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New York County Lawyers' AssociationBar AssociationNew YorkNew YorkVariousLegal Counseling 4x/monthhttp://www.nycla.org/index.cfm?section=pro_bono&page=Legal_Referral
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New York Environmental Law & Justice ProjectPublic Interest Law OfficeNew YorkNew YorkEnvironmental justiceCounsels & represents groups/individuals concerned with the preservation &improvement of community environmental conditions. Promotes knowledge and effective and affordable legal avenues.http://nyenvirolaw.org/
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New York Law SchoolAcademicNew YorkNew YorkNew York Center for Justice & Democracyhttp://www.centerjd.org/about_us
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New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI)Non-ProfitNew YorkNew YorkEnvironmental Justice; Economic Justice; Toxics/HealthHas both a pro bono clearinghouse that refers to big law firm partners, and EJ practice group, focusing on brownfields, PCBs, Energy. LEAP memberhttp://www.nylpi.org/main.cfm?actionId=globalShowStaticContent&s=nylpi&screenKey=cmpProBono
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New York League of Conservation VotersNew YorkNew YorkEnvironmenthttp://www.nylcv.org/
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New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG)Non-ProfitNew YorkNew YorkPoor and lower-income individualsPartners with volunteers and law firms - also has MOBILE lab! (Attorneys provide counseling, advice, and representation on comprehensive matters directly onboard. Video link with the courts enables access to judges for emergency hearings.www.nylag.org
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New York State Access to Justice ProgramNew YorkNew YorkAccess to justice; multiple programsPro Bono Program; Attorney Emeritus ProgramAttorney-of-the-day Program for Uncontested Divorces in Westchester County - volunteer attorneys help prepare paperwork, but don't directly representhttp://www.nycourts.gov/ip/nya2j/
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New York State Bar AssociationBar AssociationNew YorkNew YorkEnvironment; EnergyHas Environment Sectionhttps://www.nysba.org/Environmental/
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Northern Manhattan Improvement CorporationCDCNew YorkNew YorkCommunity Development; Environmental Justice; Economic JusticeProvides free civil legal services to residents of Northern Manhattan; senior services, and class action suits involving lead poisoning and environmental concerns. LEAP Memberhttp://www.nmic.org/EnvironmentalJustice.html
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NYCELLINon-ProfitNew YorkNew YorkEnvironment; EnergyNetworking and CLE classes for young environmental attorneys, with a focus on NYC-related environmental projectswww.nycelli.org
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NYU Law SchoolAcademicNew YorkNew YorkManyTransactional Law Clinic that helps non-profits. Brennan Center for Justice
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Open Space InstituteNon-ProfitNew YorkNationalEnvironmentwww.osi.org
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Pace Law SchoolAcademicNew YorkNew YorkEnvironmentEnvironmental Litigation Clinic works on litigation and research; its primary client is Riverkeeperhttp://www.law.pace.edu/environmental-law-program
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Public Utility Law Project (PULP)Non-profitNew YorkNew YorkEnergy; Economic JusticePULP has been appointed to represent low income consumers on the HEAP Block Grant Advisory Council, the Weatherization Assistance Program Policy Advisory Council and the Targeted Assistance Fund.http://www.pulp.tc/
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RiverkeeperNon-profitNew YorkNew YorkEnvironment; BiodiversityImpact litigation and advocacy for Hudson River qualitywww.riverkeeper.org
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Rural Law Center of New YorkPublic Interest Law OfficeNew YorkNew YorkCommunity DevelopmentOffer trainings for rural attorneys who, in turn, give pro bono representation. Work on policy-based advocacy to influence rural impact legislation. Act as a facilitator in rural coalition buildinghttp://www.rurallawcenter.org/
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Super Law GroupPublic Interest Law OfficeNew YorkNew YorkClean air and waterLitigation, mostly related to air and water pollution, on behalf of community organizationshttp://www.superlawgroup.com/
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Syracuse University College of LawAcademicNew YorkNew YorkCommuity Developmenthttp://www.law.syr.edu/academics/clinical-legal-education/community-development-law-clinic/
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The Vance CenterNon-ProfitNew YorkLatin AmericaHuman Rights; BiodiversityHelps match Latin American law firms with clients working on environmental issues. Will also do research in-house.http://www.vancecenter.org/vancecenter/
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Urban Justice CenterPublic Interest Law OfficeNew YorkNew YorkSocial Justice; Economic Justice; Community Development; Toxics/HealthDirect Representation; Litigation; Advocacy; ResearchNo costCombo of direct legal service, advocacy, community education and political organizing. Clients from one-on-one legal advice in soup kitchens, to helping individuals access housing and government assistance, to filing class action lawsuits to bring about systemic change. 11 distinct Projects, each project director must raise own budgets. LEAP member.http://www.urbanjustice.org/
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WE-ACTNon-ProfitNew YorkNew York (Harlem)Environmental justiceMobilize Northern Manhattan residents, adovcate for community health and environmental justice; research, partnerships, litigationhttp://www.weact.org/
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Western New York Law CenterPublic Interest Law CenterNew YorkNew YorkHousing; tech services to legal aid servicesRepresents low-income residents in civil matters, emphasizing areas restricted by LSC, including “non-traditional” legal assistance like policy advocacy/legal education. Also serves as statewide technology support center for legal services programs to help legal services offices statewide. Hosts Email discussion lists for lawyers.http://wnylc.com/
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Worker's Justice Center of New YorkPublic Interest Law OfficeNew YorkNationalWorkers' RightsImpact litigation, direct representation, community engagement, legal educationhttp://www.wjcny.org/
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NRDCNon-ProfitNew York, San FranciscoNationalEnvironmentwww.nrdc.org
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Eastern Environmental Law CenterPublic Interest Law OfficeNewark, NJNew JerseyEnvironmenthttp://www.easternenvironmental.org/about-us/staff/
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Law Offices of Dana HallFor-Profit Law OfficeNYNYEnergySolarhttp://www.danahalllaw.com/
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Ned ThimmayyaFor-Profit Law OfficeNYNew York CityArticle 78
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Law Offices of Al ButzelFor-Profit Law OfficeNYNortheastEnvironmental Justice; EnvironmentLand Usehttp://www.albutzel.info/
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Radow LawFor-Profit Law OfficeNYhttp://radowlaw.com/
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Zarin & SteinmetzFor-Profit Law OfficeNYhttp://www.zarin-steinmetz.com/
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EarthjusticePublic Interest Law OfficeOakland, CANationalEnvironment; Environmental Justice; Toxics/HealthImpact litigation, partner campaigns, research, publicationswww.earthjustice.org
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Sustainable Economies Law CenterPublic Interest Law CenterOakland, CANationalSustainable EconomiesSELC provides essential legal tools — education, research, advice, and advocacy — to support this transition to localized, resilient economies. Focuses on practices that promote justice and sharing, including cooperatives, community currencies, community enterprises, local investing, cohousing, urban agriculture, and other innovative economic strategies.http://www.theselc.org/#
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International Environmental Law Project at Lewis & Clark (IELP)AcademicORInternationalClimate; Environment; BiodiversityThe International Environmental Law Project (IELP) works with governments, NGOs, and international institutions to develop, implement, and enforce international environmental law addressing climate change, biodiversity conservation, oceans and fisheries and trade and the environment. IELP also provides students at Lewis & Clark Law School with opportunities to participate.https://law.lclark.edu/clinics/international_environmental_law_project/
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LawWorks PhillyPublic Interest Law CenterPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaCapacity BuildingRefers eligible nonprofit organizations and small businesses to lawyers who have agreed to provide pro bono services. Holds seminars by volunteer attorneys, on topics relevant to nonprofits +small businesses. Partner with small business incubators to provide one-on-one counseling sessions.
http://www.phillyvip.org/content/lawworks
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Public Interest Law Center of PhiladelphiaPublic Interet Law CenterPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaCommunity Development; Environmental JusticeWorks to promote the interests of community gardeners and urban farmers in marginalized Philadelphia neighborhoods. In 2011, it launched the Garden Justice Legal Initiative (GJLI), with the goal of providing pro bono legal support, policy research and advocacy, and community education and organizing to community gardeners and market farmers in the region.http://www.pilcop.org/health-env/#sthash.UmOvRNtt.z8pGg0me.dpbs
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Energy Justice NetworkNon-Profit, Support NetworkPhiladelphia, PANationalEnergy; Environmental JusticeSupport grassroots organization in fighting extreme energy, organizational network buildinghttp://www.energyjustice.net/
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Fair Shake Environmental Legal ServicesPublic Interest Law OfficePittsburghPennsylvaniaEnvironment; Energy; Farming/FoodIncubates environmental law legal services start-ups for underserved, modest means clients in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia. Advances local, community decisionmaking about community health, environmental protection and cleanup, and development by providing access to justice for individuals and groups.
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Northwest Environmental Defense CenterLegal ClinicPortland, ORNorthwestEnvironmentMix of students and Clinic staff, dealing with traditional environmental conservation issues.https://law.lclark.edu/centers/northwest_environmental_defense_center/about_nedc/
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