Established in 1977, Atlantic Legal Foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public interest law firm with a history of advocating for individual liberty, free enterprise, property rights, limited and efficient government, sound science in the courtroom, and school choice. Atlantic Legal provides legal representation, without fee, to individuals, corporations, trade associations, parents, scientists and educators. The Foundation frequently files amicus curiae briefs in high-profile court cases in front of state supreme courts, federal circuit courts, and the United States Supreme Court.
Atlantic Legal is overseen by a Board of Directors composed of corporate executives, partners of major law firms, and current and retired corporate chief legal officers. The Board reviews and decides which cases Atlantic Legal will participate in. The Foundation also has an Advisory Council, which consists of attorneys, scientists, medical doctors, and educators.
Atlantic Legal regularly publishes papers considering legal issues of public concern: for example, inadequate judicial compensation and its impact on the New York economy, the need for a restructuring of New York’s court system and correcting weaknesses in law school curricula.
The Atlantic Legal Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) foundation that relies on grants from corporations, private foundations, law firms, and individuals.