Fair Shake aims to improve access to environmental justice in the underserved Appalachian Basin. We provide reduced-fee and pro bono direct legal services to modest means clients. We teach educational seminars in at-risk communities. In addition, Fair Shake is the nation's first environmental legal services incubator, training young lawyers in our two-year residency program.
Our practice is diverse within the fields of environmental law, animal law, agricultural law, land use law, and energy law.
A 501(c)(3) nonprofit law firm incubating the growth of sliding scale environmental legal services for modest means clients.
FAIR SHAKE INCORPORATED IN APRIL 2013 TO:
FOSTER EQUAL ACCESS TO ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE
By promoting 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;
By providing 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;
PROVIDE EDUCATION IN LEGAL SERVICES ENTREPRENEURSHIP
By educating young attorneys in legal services entrepreneurship and incubating start-up legal services organizations to serve the environmental legal needs of underserved low- and middle-income clients;