October 24, 2017

About

About

Green Justice is a group of independent public interest lawyers coming together to provide accessible legal support on various social justice issues and train future competent, ethical effective attorneys.

We will take some cases pro bono and use funds we've received through donations, grants or settlements, and some cases "low bono" - at an affordable rate for clients who meet specific financial requirements. Green Justice is designed to fill the gap for those unable to pay regular legal costs, but for whatever reason also cannot access pro bono assistance.

Team

The staff, board, and affiliates who make the work possible.

Marianne Cufone is an environmental attorney and long time conservation and healthy affordable food advocate. She works in natural resources management, focused on threatened species, oceans, fisheries, food and farming. Over the past 17 years she has challenged and helped write and pass many significant federal, state and local policies and laws. She’s litigated major environmental cases and worked for various non-profit groups through her company, Environment Matters, which provides legal, policy and communications support.

Marianne runs an environmental policy lab at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, in which her students work on social justice cases for non-profit or community clients. She appears in print, television, radio, and other media, is published in various magazines and professional works and testified before Congress. Marianne is the founder and Executive Director of the Recirculating Farms Coalition, an organization that promotes building innovative, eco-efficient farms that use naturally-cleaned, constantly recycled water in addition to or in place of traditional soil-based farming to grow affordable, fresh food. She is a graduate of Boston College and the University of Miami and is a member of the Florida Bar, and the Middle District of Florida, the Louisiana Bar and the Middle and Eastern Districts of Louisiana, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Marianne Cufone, Director

Sascha Bollag
Alexander “Sascha” Bollag is an attorney in New Orleans, Louisiana. His extensive civil rights and social justice experience began as an undergraduate at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, where he worked as a student labor organizer with campus workers, in addition to other local social justice activities. Prior to law school, Sascha spent several years in Washington, DC, first with the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) and then Food & Water Watch, a non-profit consumer advocacy organization, where he served as a community organizer and legislative coordinator, working to shape legislation on Capitol Hill and in various states.

During law school at NYU, Sascha held several intern positions, including with the New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI) and the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR). He also participated in two clinics during law school, the Global Justice Clinic at NYU and Loyola University of New Orleans Law School's Social Justice Clinic, where he worked on various housing issues, including fair housing cases with the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center (GNOFHAC). Since 2013, Sascha has worked for GNOFHAC, where now as a staff attorney, he represents clients in housing discrimination cases, through the administrative process as well as litigation. He also collaborates with GNOFHAC's policy team on various related issues. Sascha received his BA from UNC – Chapel Hill and his law degree from NYU School of Law.

William Most is an environmental and civil rights attorney based in New Orleans, Louisiana. He has worked with individuals, nonprofits, businesses, cities, and tribes in a variety of administrative, judicial, and transactional contexts. He has worked to stop oil and gas companies from discharging known carcinogens into drinking water, represented inmates who were denied doctor-prescribed medical care, and negotiated the settlement of a variety of discrimination cases. In 2015, Mr. Most brought two civil rights suits on behalf of Glenn Ford, a Louisiana man who spent twenty-nine years on death row, before being exonerated and released. He holds a J.D. from the UC Berkeley School of Law, and an A.B. from Harvard University.
William Most

Emily Posner
Emily Posner received her J.D. from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law in 2013. Her main practice areas of expertise are in high-level criminal defense, civil rights and environmental justice. Prior to her solo practice, she worked for two years as the Policy and Legislative Counsel for the Recirculating Farms Coalition, in New Orleans. There, Emily coordinated various policy initiatives related to food, agriculture and fisheries issues. While at Loyola she was awarded the 2013 Public Service Award from the Gillis Long Poverty Law Center and the 2010 Roger Baldwin Award from the Maine Civil Liberties Union. She earned a B.A. from Colby College in Latin American Studies.