What types of legal support does CLA offer?
CLA provides any type of legal service that will help improve or protect the Bay and its watershed including both litigation and legal advice. We have assisted with lawsuits for violation of anti-pollution laws, challenges to permit renewals, drafting of legislation and administrative rules, creating tax-exempt non-profit organizations, and advice on a wide variety of other matters confronted by our organizational clients. Our work has dealt with almost every aspect of the laws that affect the Bay including pollution control, sewer and stormwater issues, construction runoff, land development, wetland and forest protection, agricultural best management practices, legislative policy, strategy development and advocacy. We also provide training to citizens groups and individuals interested in learning how to use the law to become more effective in working to clean up the Bay.