GREEN JUSTICE
Connecting clients with causes to attorneys with vision

MISSION & VISION

Green Justice connects communities with legal professionals, providing free or low-cost services to Gulf Coast residents and beyond.
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CLIENTS WITH CAUSES

Green Justice provides individuals, communities and organizations facing challenging social, environmental, and human justice issues with legal services that may otherwise be inaccessible.

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ATTORNEYS WITH VISION

A professional team of experienced attorneys work with law students to provide essential legal services. Students hone skills and clients are well served at affordable rates.

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AVAILABLE SERVICES

The lawyers, interns and volunteers of Green Justice can address a wide variety of legal needs, including research, strategy, legislation, policy advocacy, litigation and document creation, among others.

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JOIN TODAY

Ready to get started? Contact us today. Potential clients should provide a detailed overview of the issue and desired outcome. Prospective student interns should provide a transcript, letter of interest and resume. Volunteers please send a note about your interest and any relative skills.

FOR STUDENTS

Community service, essential skills

Green Justice Legal provides an opportunity to make a meaningful difference through public interest lawyering, with real work on real causes. Through active, supervised practice, you will gain experience in the unique legal skills necessary for working on public interest cases. We offer a solid foundation for becoming a creative, experienced, and effective attorney. While interning at Green Justice, you may:

• Meet with clients, co-counsels and expert witnesses
• Research and prepare memos, letters, and briefs
• Draft and file pleadings, settlements or proposed legislation
• Assist clients in shaping policy agendas
• Develop outreach and communications strategies
• Attend and assist with preparation for judicial or administrative hearings
And more!

FOR CLIENTS

Green Justice Legal fights for social and environmental justice nationwide through innovative legal strategy and advocacy in areas like:

ENVIRONMENTAL

Coastal erosion & pollution | Climate change | Fisheries | Wildlife preservation | Natural disaster remediation

NATURAL RESOURCES

Fair land use | Oil, gas & mineral operations | Resource conservation & recovery | Maritime & shipping | Common law protection

HUMAN RIGHTS

Fair housing | Equitable resource access | Ethical prison conditions | Public health | Race, sex or age-based discrimination

POLICY & ADVOCACY

Environmental regulation | Food & agriculture | Community-legislative engagement | Select issues in international public policy

LATEST NEWS

New Law Organization, “Green Justice Legal”, Links Attorneys and Students to Champion Public Interest Cases

For Immediate Release
Media contact: Marianne Cufone – 504-515-0161, mcufone@loyno.edu

January 26, 2017, New Orleans, Louisiana – Today, a group of Louisiana public interest attorneys announce the launch of a new social justice initiative - Green Justice Legal.  Green Justice will provide key services for individuals, communities and organizations that might otherwise not have access to important legal representation due to cost, the nature of the issue or other challenges. An independent non-profit organization, Green Justice will strategically align its work with the Center for Environmental Law at Loyola University New Orleans.

Marianne Cufone, an environmental attorney who runs the Policy Advocacy Lab at Loyola Law, is leading the new group.  She said, “There is so much environmental injustice that harms people and our planet, but goes unaddressed. Green Justice will take on natural and human environment issues by simultaneously tapping local professional talent and interested law students.” [Read More ... ]

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