About Us

The Crag Law Center was founded in the summer of 2001 with the primary purpose of building the capacity of so many other dedicated individuals and organizations striving to create positive change.

Our Board of Directors generously donate their time to help make the Crag Law Center a reality. Currently, Crag’s staff includes five staff attorneys, two legal fellows, a full-time development director and a part-time development assistant.

Crag lawyers provide clients with innovative and effective legal solutions in line with our organization’s educational and charitable mission. Local and regional groups that fight for effective change face a host of legal and organizational issues that require professional and competent legal help. Many of these groups are tackling sizable litigation challenges against well-heeled corporations who can afford to hire teams of attorneys. Crag works for our clients to ensure the integrity of our government process, and we help our clients find innovative ways to achieve their own missions.

In addition to helping organizations with issues ranging from litigation to commenting on rulemaking, Crag also helps community-based groups become formally organized and provides guidance to these groups on day-to-day operational issues, as well as outreach and education to their members and the general public. Crag’s work is geared towards promoting fiscally-responsible environmental conservation and sustainable natural resource management by increasing the capacity of our clients to achieve their own missions.

Currently, the Crag Law Center’s attorneys are admitted to the state and federal bars in Oregon, Washington and Alaska. The Crag Law Center is an Oregon non-profit corporation exempt from taxation pursuant to section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. If you would like more information about how the Crag Law Center can provide assistance, please contact us directly.