Attorney Volunteer Opportunities with Chesapeake Legal Alliance
The Chesapeake Legal Alliance (CLA) coordinates a network of attorneys who provide pro bono legal services to individuals and organizations working to protect and restore the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers, streams, and communities. CLA volunteer attorneys work on a broad range of environmental, land use, public health, and corporate projects. We currently work with over 300 attorneys and 95 law firms in New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, D.C., Virginia, and West Virginia.
Whether you are in active practice or retired, or work in the public or private sectors, CLA will match your skills, interest, and experience to a client group in need of your assistance. CLA helps attorneys play a crucial role in Bay restoration by connecting you with individuals and organizations that need legal assistance to address water quality concerns.
All Practices Welcome
Many of the attorneys in our network are not litigators or environmentally focused, and yet each offers tremendous value and resources to the people and organizations that we serve. CLA client groups need lawyers capable of working on a wide variety of legal issues, including litigation in state and federal courts, representation of citizens’ groups in zoning cases and other administrative proceedings, drafting and supporting changes in laws and regulations designed to improve the quality of the Chesapeake, and many other projects that fit within CLA’s mission. Volunteer attorneys can also provide assistance with corporate and transactional issues, such as mergers, contract review, not-for-profit filings, and lobbying issues. Additionally, CLA offers all of its volunteer attorneys protection under its malpractice insurance policy.
Firm Pro Bono Programs
CLA pro bono matters provide great opportunities for firm attorneys looking to give back to their communities. Our pro bono matters provide new and experienced firm attorneys with opportunities to build and expand practice skills while helping fill a critical gap in legal services in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Firms currently engaged in our network report enjoying the variety of pro bono matters available in a wide range of practice areas. This diversity in pro bono matters makes it easy to find projects that meet attorney interests and skill-sets. We know every firm pro bono practice is different and that is why we have built our firm outreach with flexibility in mind to ensure we direct potential pro bono cases in a way that matches your internal pro bono program needs. Please contact us, if you would like to learn more or are interested in joining our volunteer network. We are also happy to come speak to you and attorneys at your firm who may be interested in participating.
Join the CLA Attorney Network Today!
Please CONTACT US if you would like to learn more about what we do, or if you would to join our network. We would be happy to have a conversation with you over the phone or in person. Thank you for your interest in supporting the health of the Chesapeake Bay watershed and its communities!
Technical Expert Volunteers
CLA uses the services of volunteer engineers, scientists and other experts to advise on, or serve as expert witnesses, in a variety of matters. If you have a technical background and are interested in supporting our work, fill out a volunteer form here.