Pro Bono Goes Green: How To Find Pro Bono Work That Helps The Environment!

October 28, 2020 12:00 pm — 1:30 pm
Webinar Only

A D.C. Environment & Energy Associations Public Webinar co-sponsored by the Environmental Law Institute; D.C. Bar Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources Community; and Women in Government Relations’ Task-Force on Energy, Environment, and Agriculture as part of DC Pro Bono Week

Join the D.C. Environment and Energy Associations (DCEEA) for a pro bono panel to discuss opportunities for involvement in environmental and climate change initiatives.

With widespread attention increasingly focused on climate change initiatives, many are interested in exploring opportunities to get involved in grass-roots and pro bono efforts. Leading experts in these areas explore the numerous aspects of and ways to become involved in a variety of types of pro bono work, including litigation, especially those in the form of citizen suits and petitions for rulemaking; advocacy, especially through testifying before government agencies, letter writing to agencies, lobbying, etc.; and hands-on non-legal volunteer opportunities. At the conclusion of their remarks, expert panelists field questions from participants during a Q&A session. Learn about tangible ideas and opportunities for involvement in pro bono opportunities for climate change initiatives and environmental issues more broadly.

Ariel Solaski, Litigation Staff Attorney, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Moderator
Scott W. Badenoch, Jr., Visiting Attorney, Environmental Law Institute
Hannah Brubach, Staff Attorney, Chesapeake Legal Alliance
Tom Linney, Pro Bono Director, Animal Legal Defense Fund

Useful Links:
CBF - non-legal volunteer opportunities
CLA - attorney volunteer opportunities
ALDF - How Legal Professionals Can Get Involved in Animal Law
ALDF - Act Now
ALDF - Webinars
ALDF - Film Screening Suggestions
ALDF - Animal Law Books & Periodicals
ALDF - Writing Letters to the Editors
ALDF - Guidelines for Writing an Op-Ed for Pro Bono Attorneys
ALDF - Bar Association Animal Law Sections and Committees

ELI members will have subsequent access to any materials/a recording of this session (usually posted w/in 48 hours). If you are not an ELI member but would like to have access to archived sessions like this one, go HERE to see the many benefits of membership and how to join.