Mission: Our mission is to promote fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people, regardless of race, color, national origin, or income in the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and polocies, provide legal representation to allow equal access to the environmental decision-making process and to foster equal protection under the law for the health, preservation and restoration of natural, scenic, historic, and esthetic values of the environment, educate young attorneys in legal services entrepreneurship and incubate start-up legal services organizations to serve the environmental legal needs of underserved low- and middle-income clients, and empower communities and stimulate economies in the appalachian basin region by providing environmental legal services and counseling to allow the underserved to make decisions about practical and innovative solutions to complex environmental challenges accross the region.
Programs: Education recent law school graduates, promote environmental justice for low and middle income individuals, and provide outreach efforts to educate impacted communities.
I called a couple times and wanted to discuss an issue with an attorney, but the administrative assistant who answered the phone would not connect me with nor make an appoitment with an attorney until I answered a whole host of questions. I did not want to talk with her about my issues, but she told me I had to submit to this screening or I could not talk with an attorney. I hung up and called a reputable law firm who connected me with an attorney right away.