Welcome to ELI’s Pro Bono Clearinghouse, where we connect attorneys and communities to solve pressing environmental problems. Whether you are an attorney, a clinic, or an interested member of the community, we invite you to get involved!
We help you find new pro bono opportunities to tackle environmental challenges. Whether it’s helping a local community form a new organization to deal with environmental problems, arguing in front of the local zoning board, or filing impact litigation, this Clearinghouse offers numerous ways to engage in subject-matter relevant environmental pro bono work to support communities in need.
We post the matters you have already vetted but cannot take on due to limited resources or, alternatively, we help you find pro bono lawyers who can expand your team’s capacity to work on pro bono matters. When you have matters, simply fill out our intake form, ask the community to do so, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will share the matters you send us so that attorneys participating in the Clearinghouse can contact you or the party directly with their interest and availability to take on those matters.
We offer a simple way for you to tell us what environmental matters you need pro bono legal support for and we help to connect you with attorneys who can provide those legal services. For now, we only connect our members with matters that have first come through an environmental law clinic. So, if you have an environmental matter, we encourage you to first find a clinic near you and connect with them.
ELI does not assess the efficacy or specifics of the legal matters that may be listed and does not engage in the legal work at any point; ELI is simply a clearinghouse for our members to find potential pro bono environmental matters.