Frequently Asked Questions about ELC

We represent clients concerned about protecting natural resources and the human environment. We provide legal support for clients who cannot afford to hire private attorneys, without which the “public interest” tends to be outweighed by certain private interests in court.

There are many threats to our environment and quality of life and unfortunately we cannot take on every case. We select cases based on a variety of factors including the determined level of need, threat of environmental harm, and the degree to which the case will help advance Everglades restoration.

The Everglades Law Center depends on grants and individual contributions to fund our work as lawyers and advocates. We represent clients “pro bono” or free of charge. On occasion, we receive significantly reduced fees.  We are a small organization, but we make a big impact, so even modest contributions go a long way to directly funding legal help for Florida’s special places. This is a critical time for Florida’s future, and the need for public interest legal representation for the environment has never been greater.