Everlaw for Good Program Category Definitions

Everlaw for Good supports nonprofits, pro bono attorneys, investigative journalists, educators, and Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Panel attorneys with access to Everlaw at free and highly discounted rates.

The program’s mission is to help level the playing field for justice. Accordingly, the program supports partners working on matters in the following six program categories: 

  1. Low Income Populations: Clients who live in households with annual incomes at or below 125% of the federal poverty guidelines.
  2. Civil Rights: Protections against discriminatory treatment based on an individual’s membership in a particular group or class.
  3. Civil Liberties: Freedoms from unjust government interference, including those guaranteed in the United States Constitution.
  4. Human Rights: Universal rights that are inherent to being human, regardless of nationality, sex, national or ethnic origin, color, religion, language, or any other status.
  5. Public Rights: Issues of collective concern and wellbeing of the general population, such as consumer protection, that for-profit commercial market forces may not be sufficient to achieve.
  6. Environmental Rights: People’s right to a clean and healthful environment.

If you have any questions about the Everlaw for Good program, check out our website or contact us at everlawforgood@everlaw.com. 


Third party resources utilized to develop these categories and their definitions include: Pro Bono Institute’s definition of Pro Bono, Legal Services Corporation, Cornell Law School Legal Information Institute, UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights


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