A nonprofit law firm incubating the growth of environmental legal services for modest means clients.

Fair Shake ELS' mission is:

 

  to promote the 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 policies;   to 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;   to 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   to 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 across the region. 

 

to promote the 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 policies;

 

to 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;

 

to 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

 

to 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 across the region. 


Our Mission

Environmental Justice

Community Empowerment

Access to Justice

Education in Entrepreneurship

Representative Matters

Permit comments
Proposed rule comments
Citizen suits
Permit appeals
Civil litigation
Lease review & negotiation
Enforcement negotiation
Compliance counseling

Representative Clients

Individuals
Public interest groups
Community associations
Sportsmen groups
Local governments
Small businesses