Earth Law Center

ELC is a legal advocacy group uniquely focused on establishing Earth Law, including the rights of nature, through legal initiatives to secure biodiversity and ecosystem rights for rivers, coastal areas and Marine Protected Areas.

We are currently working on legal programs for the Great Lakes, San Francisco and three rivers in Mexico as well as the Patagonian Sea, The Whale and Dolphin Marine Protected Area in Uruguay, a new Marine Protected Area in Costa Rica.

  • County(s) of Volunteer Opportunity: All NYC
  • Area of law: Environmental, International
  • Populations Served: General Public, Indigenous, local communities
  • Opportunities For: Lawyers
  • Need for non-English services: Spanish
  • Hours for Pro Bono Opportunities: Flexible
  • Malpractice insurance is provided for volunteers: No
  • Training Provided: No
  • Training Required: No
  • CLE credit for trainings: No
  • Training / Supervision Comments: Directing Lawyer on staff can provide guidance and support
  • CLE credit for pro bono: No
  • Mentoring or supervision offered: No
  • Volunteer lawyers need to meet a caseload or hours requirement: No
  • Types of projects in need of Pro Bono help: Draft legal documents (e.g., briefs)
  • Other Project Types: Legal research, amicus briefs, translate legal documents, write law review articles
  • Long Distance Opportunities: Conduct Research, Draft or Translate Legal Documents
  • Volunteers may participate long-distance: Yes
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