Molly Brown, Director of Community Legal Education
Molly Brown is a Senior Attorney and Director of Community Legal Education. Molly joined CLA in January, 2017. Since then, she has developed and implemented CLA’s Community Legal Education Program, where she uses her passion as an environmental lawyer, educator, and facilitator to empower communities to utilize the law and create enduring change at a local level. Molly brings to CLA her previous environmental and land use litigation experience and understanding of local and global sustainability issues.
Prior to joining CLA, Molly was the Alternative Dispute Resolution Coordinator for the State of New Hampshire where she worked to develop and implement state-wide ADR programs for the state’s district, superior, and supreme courts. Molly also spent four years in private practice, litigating general business and insurance defense matters. Molly holds a J.D. from Vermont Law School and a B.A. from Boston College. She also earned an Executive Master of Natural Resources from Virginia Tech where she focused on regional Chesapeake Bay issues and non-profit project development systems. Molly leverages her experience across the public, private, and government sectors to facilitate valuable, objective educational experiences. She is currently a member of the New Hampshire and Vermont Bars, and has a special waiver to practice law in Maryland.
Molly lives with her husband and three children in Crownsville, Maryland. She enjoys hiking and running with her dog, and she considers herself a novice indoor plant enthusiast.