Our Mission

 

WLF is a national public-interest law firm and legal policy center. Our mission is to defend American free enterprise by litigating, educating, and advocating for a free market, a limited and accountable government, business civil liberties, and the rule of law.

 

About Washington Legal Foundation

 

Established in 1977, Washington Legal Foundation is a public-interest law firm and policy center dedicated to defending the economic freedoms that are the bedrock of America’s free-enterprise system.

WLF advances its mission in the courts and administrative agencies, where nearly every consequential legal and policy battle is fought. By doing so, WLF positively shapes judicial and regulatory decisions, while acting as a counterweight to unelected bureaucrats, plaintiffs’ lawyers, and other special interests.

WLF impacts major legal policies through an array of well-established advocacy tools. WLF litigates precedent-setting issues before courts and administrative agencies; publishes and distributes timely and influential legal studies; and communicates with policymakers and simplifies legal issues to raise public consciousness and involve citizens in the policy process.

As an independent, nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization, WLF relies on the charitable support of individuals, corporations, foundations, and others. Gifts to WLF are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by the law.