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GreenLaw giving Georgia Its Day in Court

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Stephanie Stuckey Benfield is GreenLaw's Executive Director.  An outdoors enthusiast and nature lover, Stephanie has been a vocal environmental advocate during her 14 years as a member of the Georgia House’s Natural Resource Committee.  She received both an undergraduate and law degree from the University of Georgia.  She graduated cum laude from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1992.  She then served as a public defender and then went into private practice before being elected to the Georgia General Assembly in 1999.  Stephanie’s legal expertise was recognized in 2011 when she was given the Outstanding Lawyer in Public Service Award by the Atlanta Bar Association.

MaKara Rumley is an Environmental Justice Attorney and Coordinator with GreenLaw where she focuses on community organizing, fundraising, and environmental justice considerations in conjunction with clean air and water litigation.  She is a graduate of George Washington University Law School and received her undergraduate degree from Spelman College.  She has clerked for a 6th Judicial Circuit Court Judge in Maryland and managed her own successful law practice.  Her interest in the nexus between human rights and mother nature began early in her career during her work with Amnesty International and The National Geographic Society. She continues to be committed to the right of all Georgians, regardless of demographic, to live in an environment free from disproportionate health burdens created by pollution.

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