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

Victory — Court Stops Fish Farms in Gulf

BIG WIN! On Tuesday September 25, 2018, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana decided that a federal regulation to develop fin fish farms offshore in the Gulf of Mexico was invalid. Green Justice attorney Marianne Cufone was local counsel and both GJ attorneys Emily Posner and Sascha Bollag participated in the case over the years.

The federal rules challenged by the lawsuit focused on the Gulf of Mexico, but also could have paved the way for fish farm permits all around the U.S. The Court ruled that existing fisheries management laws were never intended to regulate aquaculture (the farming of fish in pens or cages in offshore marine waters), concluding that the Department of Commerce “acted outside of its statutory authority…”

Click here to read the full judgment, or here to read the press release. And don’t forget to tweet your support with #dontcageouroceans!

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