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  • Tuesday, November 30, 2021 1:58 PM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)


    Job Title: Associate Attorney, Toxic Exposure & Health Program
    Job Location: New York
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: Salary range in New York, NY: $87,400-$109,900
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description: Earthjustice seeks an Associate Attorney to join the Toxic Exposure & Health Program. This position will begin in January 2022 and located in New York, NY.
    Earthjustice is the premier nonprofit environmental law organization. We take on the biggest, most precedent-setting cases across the country. We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health; to preserve magnificent places and wildlife; to advance clean energy; and to combat climate change. We partner with thousands of groups to engage on the critical environmental issues of our time and bring about positive change. We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.
    Founded in 1971, Earthjustice has a distinguished track record of achieving significant, lasting environmental protections. We achieve this by hiring people who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment. Our headquarters is in San Francisco with offices in Anchorage, Juneau, Los Angeles, Tallahassee, Miami, Honolulu, New York, Philadelphia, Denver, Chicago, Seattle, Bozeman, and Washington, DC.
    The Associate Attorney position is a three-year position with the opportunity for extension. Many Associates have gone on to other positions within Earthjustice and with other public interest organizations. The Associate Attorney program is designed to help attorneys who are in the early stages of their careers to develop into thoughtful, professional, and effective advocates skilled in the various phases of public interest litigation. As Associate Attorneys gain experience, they gradually take on more independent responsibility for their cases, but Associates work throughout their tenure under the supervision of a Senior Attorney or the Managing Attorney.
    The work of the Toxic Exposure & Health Program is at the heart of Earthjustice’s mission to defend the right of all people to live, work, and raise children in a healthy environment. The attorney selected for this position will work closely with other professionals (attorneys, scientists, policy analysts, communications experts) seeking to protect families, communities, and populations—especially those most exposed or susceptible to harm—from toxic chemicals in the workplace, in consumer products, in the built environment, and in the outside environment. The attorney also will partner with Earthjustice staff who focus on securing clean air, clean water, and sustainable food and agriculture.
    Exposure to toxic chemicals is linked to chronic diseases and health conditions, many of which are on the rise as toxic exposures have increased. The goal of the Toxic Exposure & Health Program is to use litigation and other legal advocacy to ensure that all people have safe workplaces and neighborhoods, access to safe drinking water and food, and live in homes that are free of hazardous chemicals. In recent years, attorneys doing this work have won a groundbreaking lawsuit requiring EPA to improve its lead hazard standards, successfully petitioned the Consumer Product Safety Commission to ban a toxic class of flame retardants in consumer products, prevailed in a challenge to rules that would have allowed EPA to ignore the risks posed by legacy uses of toxic substances, such as lead in drinking water pipes, when it conducts chemical risk evaluations, and sued the United States Department of Defense for incinerating toxic PFAS chemicals without environmental review.
    Our goal is to produce the highest quality legal work in a diverse, inclusive, supportive, and collegial environment. 
    Due to Covid-19, Earthjustice staff are currently working remotely from approved locations through January 18, 2022.
    Responsibilities:
    Associate attorneys perform a range of litigation and advocacy-related tasks that can include:
    -Work closely with Earthjustice attorneys, scientists, and professional staff to build cases and support policies that serve a diverse set of clients.
    -Participate in the full range of tasks involved in administrative advocacy and complex litigation, including factual investigation, legal research, memo writing, briefing, and oral advocacy.
    -Develop and engage in legal advocacy, including draft and review legislation; draft rulemaking petitions, comments to agencies, letters, fact sheets and other materials; and participate in coalition meetings and events.
    -Interact with clients and work with experts to develop a clear understanding of the facts involved in each case and, ultimately, to support our litigation goals.
    -Represent Earthjustice on telephone calls and at meetings with clients, partners, co-counsel, and experts.
    -Handle other legal work to further the goals of the Toxic Exposure & Health program
    -Develop skills required to serve as spokesperson with print and other media.
    -Assist with hiring and supervision of student law clerks.
    Job Requirements: Qualifications:
    -Law school graduate and admitted to, or qualified and willing to apply for admission to, the New York State Bar.
    -0-5 years of litigation experience.
    -Science background preferred.
    -Excellent legal research, writing, analytical, and communication skills.
    -Strong work ethic, good judgment, initiative, and creativity.
    -Demonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and orientations.
    -Ability and desire to contribute to the creation of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.
    -Commitment to public interest work and a passion for the role of Earthjustice and its mission.
    How to Apply https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=o8XwhfwC&s=Gwen_S._Cherry_Black_Women_Lawyers_Association
    Closing Date Dec 10, 2021

  • Tuesday, November 30, 2021 1:57 PM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)


    Job Title: Associate Attorney, Sustainable Food and Farming
    Job Location: New York or D.C.
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: Salary range in New York, NY: $87,400-$109,900 / Salary range in Washington, DC: $83,000-$104,400
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description: Earthjustice’s Sustainable Food and Farming Program seeks an Associate Attorney to assist with legal advocacy and litigation. This position will begin in January 2022 and located in New York, NY, or Washington, DC.
    Earthjustice is the premier nonprofit environmental law organization. We take on the biggest, most precedent-setting cases across the country. We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health; to preserve magnificent places and wildlife; to advance clean energy; and to combat climate change. We partner with thousands of groups to engage on the critical environmental issues of our time and bring about positive change. We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.
    Founded in 1971, Earthjustice has a distinguished track record of achieving significant, lasting environmental protections. We achieve this by hiring people who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment. Our headquarters is in San Francisco with offices in Anchorage, Juneau, Los Angeles, Tallahassee, Miami, Honolulu, New York, Philadelphia, Denver, Chicago, Seattle, Bozeman, and Washington, DC.
    The Sustainable Food and Farming Program, within the Healthy Communities Department, engages in litigation and advocacy to improve our nation’s food system, from crop selection and farming practices to food processing and sustainability. Working in partnership with communities, advocacy groups, scientists, and others, we fight for safe and healthy food, climate-friendly farming, reduced reliance on dangerous pesticides and chemical fertilizers, and animal farms—not animal factories. We take on cases with regional and national scope.
    The Associate Attorney position is a three-year position with the opportunity for extension. Many Associates have gone on to other positions within Earthjustice and with other public interest organizations. The Associate Attorney program is designed to help attorneys who are in the early stages of their careers to develop into thoughtful, professional, and effective advocates skilled in the various phases of public interest litigation. As Associate Attorneys gain experience, they gradually take on more independent responsibility for their cases, but Associates work throughout their tenure under the supervision of a Senior Attorney or the Managing Attorney.
    Due to Covid-19, Earthjustice staff are currently working remotely from approved locations through January 18, 2022.
    Responsibilities:
    Associate attorneys perform a range of litigation and advocacy-related tasks that can include:
    -Work closely with Earthjustice attorneys, scientists, and professional staff to build cases and support policies that serve a diverse set of clients.
    -Participate in the full range of tasks involved in administrative advocacy and complex litigation, including factual investigation, legal research, memo writing, briefing, and oral advocacy.
    -Interact with clients and work with experts to develop a clear understanding of the facts involved in each case and, ultimately, to support our litigation goals.
    -Represent Earthjustice on telephone calls and at meetings with clients, partners, co-counsel, and experts.
    -Develop skills required to serve as spokesperson with print and other media.
    -Assist with hiring and supervision of student law clerks.
    Job Requirements: Qualifications
    -Law school graduate admitted to, or qualified and willing to apply for admission to, the New York Bar for the New York role or Washington, DC Bar for the Washington, DC role.
    -0-5 years of post-Law School legal experience.
    -Ability and desire to contribute to the creation of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.
    -Demonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and orientations.
    -Excellent legal research, writing, analytical, and communication skills.
    -Strong work ethic, good judgment, initiative, and creativity.
    -Ability to work independently and as a collegial team member.
    -Commitment to public interest work and a passion for the role of Earthjustice and its mission.
    -Contributes to the creation of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.
    How to Apply https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=oqavhfw6&s=Gwen_S._Cherry_Black_Women_Lawyers_Association
    Closing Date Dec 10, 2021

  • Wednesday, November 10, 2021 6:25 PM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)
    Job Title: Senior Attorney, Fossil Fuels Program
    Job Location: New Orleans, LA or Texas
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: Salary range in New Orleans, LA or Texas (remote) for 5+ years of experience: $133,500+
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description: Earthjustice’s Fossil Fuels Program (https://earthjustice.org/about/offices/fossil-fuels) seeks applicants for a Senior Attorney to join us in using the power of the law to protect communities and our environment from an onslaught of new oil and gas development. The position will focus on LNG facilities and oil and gas pipelines in the U.S. Gulf Region but could include infrastructure located in other parts of the U.S. The position will be based in New Orleans in a satellite office space shared with other Fossil Fuel Program staff, or in Texas (remotely).
    Earthjustice is the premier nonprofit environmental law organization. We take on the biggest, most precedent-setting cases across the country. We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health; to preserve magnificent places and wildlife; to advance clean energy; and to combat climate change. We partner with thousands of groups and supporters to engage the critical environmental issues of our time, and bring about positive change. We are guided by a passionate, ambitious vision for the future for people and our planet: until justice stands for all, we will never rest. We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.
    Founded in 1971, Earthjustice has a distinguished track record of achieving significant, lasting environmental protections. We achieve this by hiring people who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment. Our headquarters are in San Francisco with offices in Anchorage, Chicago, Juneau, Los Angeles, Miami, Tallahassee, Honolulu, New York, Philadelphia, Denver, Seattle, Bozeman, and Washington, DC. The Fossil Fuels Program has shared office space in New Orleans.
    For litigators and advocates committed to saving the planet and the people who depend on it, Senior Attorney at Earthjustice is the best job on the planet. Learn more about our Senior Attorney careers and work online here: https://earthjustice.org/about/jobs/senior-attorney
    At a time when we desperately need to reduce greenhouse emissions to prevent the worst impacts of climate change, the oil and gas industry is aggressively expanding fossil fuel infrastructure, locking us into decades of future fossil fuel use and directly harming the communities already hardest hit by climate disruption. Earthjustice’s Fossil Fuels program is confronting this massive build-out. We use litigation, administrative advocacy, and partnership to advance an end to U.S. oil and gas extraction and production, and stop new infrastructure (e.g. petrochemical facilities, export terminals and pipelines). The Senior Attorney will focus on challenging new and expanding LNG and pipeline infrastructure development in the Gulf South Region.
    Due to Covid-19, Earthjustice staff are currently working remotely from approved locations through January 18, 2022.
    Responsibilities:
    -Develop new cases in a strategic fashion; conduct factual investigations; develop legal theories; draft pleadings and briefs; and otherwise manage new and existing cases within state and federal courts and administrative agencies.
    -Litigate cases from beginning to end, performing all aspects of litigation.
    -Develop and maintain partnerships with clients, allies, and coalition partners in litigation and other advocacy.
    -Collaborate and manage relationships with co-counsel, clients, and coalition partners.
    -Supervise the work of Associate Attorneys, Litigation Assistants, and Law Clerks.
    -Integrate communications and legislative advocacy into litigation and other legal strategies, working effectively with other departments within Earthjustice, including Communications, Development, and Policy and Legislation.
    -Support efforts to ensure a diverse, equitable and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.
    Job Requirements: Qualifications:
    -Lawyer who is admitted or willing to apply for admission to the Louisiana or Texas bar;
    -At least five years of litigation experience;
    -Excellent litigation skills, including proven legal research, writing, analytical, and oral advocacy skills, and ability to manage a litigation docket effectively;
    -Strong skills in communicating litigation and advocacy goals and messages to the media;
    -Ability to work independently and in collaboration with client partners and in leading a team;
    -Strong and demonstrated initiative, good judgment, creativity, and work ethic;
    -Ability and willingness to travel as needed for case work, court appearances, and presentations;
    -Commitment to serving the public interest, and a passion for the role of Earthjustice and its mission;
    -Demonstrated awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and orientations;
    -Commitment to help create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.
    How to Apply https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=oVGmhfwY&s=Gwen_S._Cherry_Black_Women_Lawyers_Association
    Closing Date Dec 10, 2021


  • Wednesday, November 10, 2021 6:24 PM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)
    Job Title: Associate Attorney, Northeast Regional Office
    Job Location: New York, NY
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: Salary range in New York, NY: $87,400-$109,900
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description:
    Earthjustice is accepting applications for an associate attorney to join our Northeast Regional Office based in New York City. The Associate Attorney will support and collaborate with our team of lawyers and scientists working to support healthy communities and speed the transition from dirty fossil fuels to clean energy solutions in the Northeast region. This position will be located in New York City.
    Earthjustice is the premier nonprofit environmental law organization. We take on the biggest, most precedent-setting cases across the country. We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health; to preserve magnificent places and wildlife; to advance clean energy; and to combat climate change. We partner with thousands of groups to engage on the critical environmental issues of our time and bring about positive change. We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.
    Founded in 1971, Earthjustice has a distinguished track record of achieving significant, lasting environmental protections. We achieve this by hiring people who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment. Our headquarters is in San Francisco with offices in Anchorage, Juneau, Los Angeles, Tallahassee, Miami, Honolulu, New York, Philadelphia, Denver, Chicago, Seattle, Bozeman, and Washington, DC.
    The Northeast Regional Office is dedicated to protecting public health and ensuring a healthy environment for all in the Northeast; combatting the climate crisis; and securing a swift and equitable transition to zero emissions, 100% clean energy. We focus on matters in the Northeast, and also take on mission-critical work outside of this region. The Northeast Regional team currently consists of sixteen staff people including five Staff Attorneys and two Associate Attorneys.
    The Associate Attorney position is a three-year position with the potential for extension, designed to help attorneys who are in the early stages of their careers to develop into thoughtful, professional, and effective advocates skilled in the various phases of public interest litigation. As Associate Attorneys gain experience, they gradually take on more independent responsibility for their cases, but work throughout their tenure under the supervision of Senior Attorneys, Deputy Managing Attorneys, or the Managing Attorney. Many Associates have gone on to other positions within Earthjustice and with other public interest organizations.
    Due to Covid-19, Earthjustice staff are currently working remotely from approved locations through January 18, 2022.
    Responsibilities
    Associate attorneys perform a range of litigation and advocacy-related tasks that can include:
    -Conducting legal and factual research and preparing memoranda on issues related to ongoing or potential new cases.
    -Reviewing and analyzing administrative records and technical documents.
    -Drafting motions, briefs, and other legal and factual documents in support of litigation.
    -Participating in proceedings before federal and state courts and agencies.
    -Working with clients and experts and learning how to handle press work.
    -Hiring and supervising law students who work at Earthjustice as interns or clerks.
    We offer a mission- and employee-focused work environment and a competitive compensation package, including excellent benefits. Earthjustice is an equal opportunity employer and highly values diversity.
    Compensation is based on experience and location.
    Salary range in New York, NY: $87,400-$109,900
    Job Requirements: Qualifications
    -Law school graduate admitted to, or qualified and willing to apply for admission to, the New York State Bar.
    -Up to 5 years of legal experience.
    -Excellent research, analytic, writing and communication skills.
    -Strong work ethic and initiative, and sound yet creative judgment.
    -Strong desire to fight for the right of all to a healthy environment.
    -Ability to work both independently and in collaboration with others.
    -Commitment to serving the public interest.
    -Demonstrates an awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and orientations.
    -Contributes to the creation of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.
    How to Apply https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=ooXmhfwI&s=Gwen_S._Cherry_Black_Women_Lawyers_Association
    Closing Date Dec 06, 2021


  • Wednesday, November 10, 2021 6:22 PM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)
    Job Title: Deputy Managing Attorney, Coal Program
    Job Location: Chicago, IL or Philadelphia, PA
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: Compensation is based on experience and location. Salary Range Philadelphia: $171,200 - $190,200 Salary Range Chicago: $180,700 - $200,800
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description: Earthjustice seeks a Deputy Managing Attorney to join our team of lawyers and advocates working to eliminate the U.S.’s dependence on coal-fired power generation by 2030, decrease the impact of fossil-fueled power generation on the health and well-being of local communities, and to halt a growing rush to gas-fired generation and promote clean energy in its stead.
    We seek an attorney with strong management skills, emotional intelligence, and cultural competency. We seek an individual with at least ten years of litigation experience to both litigate and to work with a Managing Attorney and Deputy Managing Attorneys to ensure effective management of a growing, diverse team of lawyers and associated professional staff. The position will preferably be based in our Chicago or Philadelphia offices, though other locations where Earthjustice has an office or significant presence will also be considered for the right candidate.
    Earthjustice is the premier nonprofit environmental law organization. We take on the biggest, most precedent-setting cases across the country. We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health; to preserve magnificent places and wildlife; to advance clean energy; to combat climate change; and to advocate for vulnerable environmental justice communities. We partner with thousands of groups, supporters, individuals, and communities to engage the critical environmental issues of our time and bring about positive change. We are guided by a passionate, ambitious vision for the future for people and our planet: until justice stands for all, we will never rest. We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.
    The Coal Program uses hard-hitting litigation and administrative advocacy to work to end our nation’s reliance on dirty, expensive, and outdated coal-fired power, to challenge a growing rush by the utility industry to build new gas-fired power plants, and to transform our country’s energy sector into one that is clean, renewable, and modern. Our docket includes litigation to secure, defend, and strengthen stringent environmental standards for power plants, lawsuits challenging government or industry failure to implement such standards, and challenges to utility proposals to spend hundreds of millions of dollars or more on aging coal plants rather than investing in clean energy. For more information about the Coal Program, please visit http://earthjustice.org/about/offices/coal .
    Coal Program managers, attorneys, and professional staff also work closely with Earthjustice’s Clean Energy Program, which litigates in state and federal forums to advance a swift and equitable transition to 100% clean energy. For more information about the Clean Energy Program, please visit https://earthjustice.org/about/offices/clean-energy .
    RESPONSIBILITIES
    Management (approximately 60-70%):
    -Assist the Managing Attorney, other Deputies, and Director in developing program direction and strategy.
    -Serve as direct supervisor of up to seven attorneys and professional staff.
    -Ensure direct reports with supervisory responsibility are properly executing those functions.
    -Collaborate with Program managers, supervisors, and direct reports to manage relationships and workloads across the program.
    -Work with the Program’s leadership to recruit, evaluate, and hire qualified candidates for open positions.
    -Work with the Managing Attorney, other Deputies, and Director to oversee budgeting and other financial matters.
    -Work with Legal Practice staff and Regional office staff to implement internal operational policies and procedures.
    -Assist direct reports in career advancement by identifying and encouraging appropriate training and professional development opportunities, and creating a development plan with each direct report.
    -Advance a learning culture by providing direct reports with consistent performance feedback – both positive and constructive, acting as a coach and mentor, and ensuring that case teams are debriefing after completion of significant stages of projects.
    -Help ensure the advancement of Earthjustice’s diversity, equity, and inclusion goals and values.
    -Create a respectful and inclusive work environment for the team, and model respectful and inclusive behavior. Promptly address micro-aggressions, implicit biases, and other equity or inclusion concerns brought to their attention.
    -Resolve interpersonal conflict among team members and bring in outside facilitators as needed.
    -Communicate regularly with the team and encourage staff to raise concerns and to provide ongoing feedback.
    -Facilitate staff engagement with one another to strengthen teamwork, interaction and collaboration. Create or identify strategic opportunities for team building.
    -Value and uplift individual differences and talents to improve employee satisfaction and the quality of collective work. Celebrate successes and help team members understand and manage setbacks.
    -Understand teams’ strengths and areas for development.
    Litigation (approximately 30-40%):
    -Develop and lead the Program’s environmental, regulatory, and administrative work seeking to ensure the safe and effective clean-up of coal ash pollution and to minimize the impacts of fossil-fueled power generation on the health and well-being of local communities.
    -Develop and litigate cases under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, the Clean Water Act, and/or the Clean Air Act and other relevant state and federal environmental laws from beginning to end, performing all aspects of litigation including written discovery, depositions, and potentially trials.
    -Cultivate new and diverse allies and coalition partners in support of our program goals, and advance our efforts to ensure that social justice considerations inform every aspect of our work.
    -Collaborate and manage relationships with co-counsel, clients, and coalition partners.
    Serve as spokesperson for Earthjustice, clients, and partners.
    -Work effectively with other departments within Earthjustice, including Communications, Development, and Policy and Legislation.
    We offer a mission- and employee-focused work environment and a competitive compensation package, including excellent benefits. Earthjustice is an equal opportunity employer and highly values diversity.
    Compensation is based on experience and location.
    Salary Range Philadelphia: $171,200 - $190,200
    Salary Range Chicago: $180,700 - $200,800
    Job Requirements: QUALIFICATIONS
    -Law school graduates who are admitted, or willing to apply for admission, to the state bar where they are located.
    -A minimum of 10 years of litigation experience.
    -Ability to effectively manage and lead a diverse team with emotional intelligence (self-awareness and understanding of the impact of one’s behavior) and cultural humility (an understanding of the need for additional learning about different cultures, backgrounds and orientation and implementation of that learning in daily management practices).
    -Excellent management skills including delivering constructive performance feedback, promoting the career development of staff, and fostering effective communication, collaboration, decision-making, and mutual respect.
    -Experience and interest in coaching, guiding, and mentoring staff.
    -Commitment to and experience in developing team skills and talents to meet the evolving needs of an organization.
    -Ability to manage a litigation docket effectively, lead a litigation team, and work collaboratively with colleagues and partner organizations.
    -Knowledge and experience working with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and/or -State environmental protection agencies preferred.
    -Knowledge and experience with the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, the Clean -Water Act and/or the Clean Air Act, and other relevant state and federal environmental laws preferred.
    -Strong capacity for strategic thinking, including in designing and implementing effective advocacy.
    -Proficiency at working with technical experts.
    -Strong skills in communicating litigation and advocacy goals and messages to the media and supporters.
    -Ability to work independently and in collaboration with client partners and staff.
    -Ability and willingness to travel as needed for case work, court appearances, and presentations.
    -Commitment to serving the public interest, and a passion for the role of Earthjustice and its mission.
    -Demonstrates an awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds and orientations.
    -Contributes to the creation of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.
    How to Apply https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=obvlhfw2&s=Gwen_S._Cherry_Black_Women_Lawyers_Association
    Closing Date Dec 03, 2021


  • Tuesday, October 19, 2021 8:58 PM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)


    General Counsel - Sundari Foundation, Inc. dba Lotus House Women's Shelter 

    Apply via Indeed here

    General Counsel, Lotus House Women’s Shelter, responsible for compliance, advocacy, risk management, licensing, contracting, reporting, legal research, and advisement of Directors, staff and board as to all legal and compliance matters. Candidate must be licensed attorney in the state of Florida, and have 3-5 years of demonstrated experience in at least 3 of the following areas: contract drafting and review; compliance; risk management; litigation; legal drafting; civil rights and/or social justice law; nonprofit organizational legal matters. Must have deep understanding of non-profit organizational, legal, licensing, compliance, and reporting requirements; and deep commitment and passion for serving and uplifting women and children in need. Compensation commensurate with experience.

    Requirements: Proof of COVID 19 vaccination

    Job Type: Full-time

    Benefits:

    • Dental insurance
    • Health insurance
    • Paid time off
    • Parental leave
    • Vision insurance

    Schedule:

    • 8 hour shifts
    • Monday to Friday

    Experience:

    • Legal counsel: 3 years (Preferred)

    License/Certification:

    • Florida Bar (Required)

    Work Location:

    • One location

    Work Remotely:

    • No

    Qualifications:

    - US work authorization (Required)


    Apply via Indeed here

  • Tuesday, October 19, 2021 8:57 PM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)


    Job Title: Senior Attorney, Rocky Mountain Regional Office
    Job Location: Denver, CO
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: Salary depends on experience and location. Salary range in Denver, CO: $141,300+
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description: Earthjustice is the nation’s premier nonprofit environmental law organization. We take on the biggest, most precedent-setting cases across the country. We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health; to preserve magnificent places and wildlife; to advance clean energy; and to combat climate change. We partner with thousands of groups, supporters, individuals and communities to engage the critical environmental issues of our time and bring about positive change. We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.
    Founded in 1971, Earthjustice has a distinguished track record of achieving significant, lasting environmental protections. We achieve this by hiring those who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment for all. Our headquarters are in San Francisco with thirteen offices across the U.S., including the Denver office. 
    Earthjustice’s senior attorneys are experienced attorneys who, on behalf of our clients, develop, file, and litigate cases that align with the goals and needs of the program or regional office in which they work. Attorneys in the Denver office handle a wide range of litigation arising primarily in the Intermountain West and Southwest. Our current docket focuses on: (1) protecting public lands and wildlife from fracking, mining, and other threats; (2) transitioning Colorado and Arizona from reliance on dirty fossil fuels to clean, renewable energy; and (3) defending disproportionately impacted and tribal communities from pollution and other environmental harm. The attorney selected for this position may contribute to the work in any of the three program areas, but in the near term can expect to focus on the development of litigation and advocacy to protect disproportionately impacted communities from toxic pollution and the effects of fossil fuel development and use, and to partner with communities on transitioning to a more equitable and sustainable transportation system. We compensate our senior attorneys based on their geography and years of legal experience.
    Our practice increasingly emphasizes a mentorship culture for staff at all levels, and we expect that every senior attorney will help nurture the development of early career attorneys and other staff. Senior attorneys also supervise associate attorneys, fellows, and litigation assistants in connection with their work on particular projects and will be asked to serve as the formal supervisor for one or more team members.  
    The Rocky Mountain office is located in the heart of downtown Denver near the federal and state courthouses, public transportation, Coors Field (home of the Colorado Rockies baseball team), and the vibrant LoDo, RiNo, and Capitol Hill neighborhoods. We are also a bike-friendly office, located near many of Denver’s bike paths. We strive to produce the highest quality legal work in a diverse, inclusive, supportive, and collegial environment.
    To learn more about the Denver office and our work, click here. 
    Responsibilities:
    -Lead litigation efforts in federal district and appellate courts, state courts and administrative tribunals.
    -Develop new cases in a strategic fashion; conduct factual investigations; develop legal theories; draft pleadings and briefs; and otherwise manage new and existing cases.
    -Collaborate in team problem solving, litigation strategy, and project management.
    -Provide mentoring and supervision to more junior lawyers, interns and litigation assistants.
    -Manage relationships with outside co-counsel, clients, and coalition partners.
    -Integrate communications and legislative advocacy into litigation and other legal strategies.
    -Contribute to efforts to ensure a diverse, equitable and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences
    Job Requirements: Qualifications:
    -At least six years of litigation experience, with experience in the role of lead trial or appellate counsel.
    -Proven research, analysis, writing, and oral advocacy skills.
    -Experience mentoring and supervising others.
    -Ability to master new competencies as required to address client needs.
    -Ability to work effectively both independently and in collaboration with others.
    -Creativity, good judgment, and a strong work ethic.
    -A commitment to public interest work and a passion for Earthjustice’s mission.
    -Ability to travel as needed for case work, court appearances and presentations.
    -An awareness of, and sensitivity to, the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds and orientations.
    -Commitment to the creation of a diverse, equitable and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences. 
    -Admitted, or willing to apply for admission within one year, to the Colorado bar.
    -Spanish language proficiency is a plus, but not required.
    How to Apply https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=osEXgfw3&s=Gwen_S._Cherry_Black_Women_Lawyers_Association
    Closing Date Nov 21, 2021
  • Sunday, October 10, 2021 6:18 PM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)


    Job Title: Associate Attorney, Midwest Regional
    Job Location: Chicago, IL
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: Salary range in Chicago, IL: $83,000 - $104,400 
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description: Earthjustice is seeking an Associate Attorney to join our Midwest Regional Office. The Midwest Regional Office partners with tribal nations and frontline communities to fight for clean air, drinking water, and soil; we fight to protect the region’s treasures, including the Great Lakes and the pristine Boundary Waters, and every creature that depends on these places; and we work to transform the way our food is grown and power is generated to combat climate change and provide for a more sustainable future. We are committed to working with communities across the Midwest with special attention to Detroit and Flint, Chicagoland including Northwest Indiana, and St. Louis.  
    Earthjustice is the premier nonprofit environmental law organization. We take on the biggest, most precedent-setting cases across the country. We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health; to preserve magnificent places and wildlife; to advance clean energy; and to combat climate change. We partner with thousands of groups to engage on the critical environmental issues of our time and bring about positive change. We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer. 
    Founded in 1971, Earthjustice has a distinguished track record of achieving significant, lasting environmental protections. We achieve this by hiring people who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment. Our headquarters is in San Francisco with offices in Anchorage, Juneau, Los Angeles, Tallahassee, Miami, Honolulu, New York, Philadelphia, Denver, Chicago, Seattle, Bozeman, and Washington, DC. 
    The Associate Attorney position is a three-year position with the potential for extension, designed to help attorneys who are in the early stages of their careers to develop into thoughtful, professional, and effective advocates skilled in the various phases of public interest litigation. As Associate Attorneys gain experience, they gradually take on more independent responsibility for their cases. Throughout their tenure under the supervision of Senior Attorneys, Deputy Managing Attorneys, or the Managing Attorney. Many Associates have gone on to other positions within Earthjustice and with other public interest organizations.  
    Responsibilities: 
    The duties and responsibilities for an Associate Attorney will vary depending on experience. Among other responsibilities, the Associate should be able to: 
    Work closely with Associate Attorneys, Senior Attorneys, Deputy Managing Attorneys, Managing Attorney, and Litigation Assistants and clients to investigate, develop, and prosecute cases. 
    Participate in the full range of tasks involved in complex litigation, including factual investigation, legal research and analysis, discovery, briefing, witness preparation, and oral advocacy. 
    Prepare memoranda on issues relating to ongoing and potential litigation projects. 
    Draft motions, briefs, and other pleadings. 
    Prepare comments on proposed agency actions, permits, and environmental review documents.  
    Engage in proceedings before state and federal courts, public utility commissions, and other administrative tribunals. 
    Appear in court under the supervision of a more senior attorney. 
    Engage with clients, coalition partners, and experts, as well as internal communications and legislative staff. 
    Communicate with the news media. 
    Hire and supervise law students who work at Earthjustice as interns or clerks. 
    Job Requirements: Qualifications: 
    Law school graduates who are admitted to, or eligible and willing to apply for admission to, the Illinois Bar. 
    Up to five years of litigation experience. 
    Excellent research, analytic, writing, and communication skills. 
    Strong work ethic and initiative, and sound yet creative judgment. 
    Strong desire to fight for the right of all to a healthy environment. 
    Ability to work both independently and in collaboration with others. 
    Willingness to travel at least 15% of the time. 
    Commitment to serving the public interest. 
    Demonstrates an awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and orientations. 
    Contributes to the creation of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences. 
    Salary depends on experience and location. 
    Salary range in Chicago, IL: $83,000 - $104,400 
    We offer a mission- and employee-focused work environment and a competitive compensation package, including excellent benefits. Earthjustice is an equal opportunity employer and highly values diversity. 
    How to Apply Interested candidates should submit via Jobvite: 
    Resume. 
    One or two page cover letter that addresses each of the following: (1) why you are drawn to Earthjustice’s mission; and/or (2) any experiences you have working with people or communities from backgrounds that differ from your own or with those who have been disproportionately affected by environmental harms. 
    Writing sample, preferably a legal brief or memorandum that primarily reflects your work. 
    Law school transcript. 
    List of three references. 
    Earthjustice brings our associate attorneys on board on a quarterly schedule during the months of January, April, June and September.  
    Click here to apply: https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=o5c7gfwo&s=Gwen_S._Cherry_Black_Women_Lawyers_Association
    For this position, we are looking to hire a candidate that is available to start in January 2022. Please apply by October 31, 2021. After that, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.  
    Please reach out to jobs@earthjustice.org if you are having technical difficulties submitting your application. No phone calls, drop-ins, or hard copies. 
    Earthjustice is driven by a passion for justice, partnership, and excellence. Our core values lead us to seek a broad range of perspectives and backgrounds to achieve our mission and to maintain an inclusive environment where all staff are valued and respected. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to employment practices that ensure that employees and applicants for employment are provided with equal opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or any other factor that is not related to the position.
    For positions located within the City and County of San Francisco: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment-qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
    For positions located within the City of Los Angeles: We will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.
    Closing Date Oct 31, 2021
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    Job Title: Associate Attorney, Coal Program
    Job Location: Chicago, IL or Philadelphia, PA
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: Salary depends on experience and location. Salary range in Chicago, IL: $83,000 - $99,400 Salary range in Philadelphia, PA: $78,700 - $94,100
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description: The Coal Program at Earthjustice is now accepting applications for an Associate Attorney to join our team of lawyers and advocates who are working to end the U.S.’s dependence on coal-fired power, stop proposed gas-fired power plants, and advance a just and equitable clean energy transformation. The position will be based wither in our Philadelphia, PA office or our Chicago, IL office. As Earthjustice handles coal litigation around the country, the position may entail significant travel.
    Earthjustice is the premier nonprofit environmental law organization. We take on the biggest, most precedent-setting cases across the country. We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health; to preserve magnificent places and wildlife; to advance clean energy; and to combat climate change. We partner with thousands of groups to engage on the critical environmental issues of our time and bring about positive change. We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.
    Founded in 1971, Earthjustice has a distinguished track record of achieving significant, lasting environmental protections. We achieve this by hiring people who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment. Our headquarters is in San Francisco with offices in Anchorage, Juneau, Los Angeles, Tallahassee, Miami, Honolulu, New York, Philadelphia, Denver, Chicago, Seattle, Bozeman, and Washington, DC.
    The Coal Program uses hard-hitting litigation, administrative advocacy, and the strength of partnership to work to end our nation’s reliance on dirty, expensive, and outdated coal-fired power, and to transform our country’s energy sector into one that is clean, renewable, and modern. Our docket includes litigation to secure and strengthen stringent environmental standards for coal plants, lawsuits challenging government or industry failure to implement such standards, and challenges to utility proposals to spend hundreds of millions of dollars or more on aging coal plants rather than investing in clean energy. We also have a growing docket focused on challenging proposed new gas plants that would crowd out clean energy development. For more information about the Coal Program, please visit http://earthjustice.org/about/offices/coal
    The Associate Attorney position is a three-year position designed to help attorneys who are in the early stages of their careers to develop into thoughtful, professional, and effective advocates skilled in the various phases of public interest litigation. As Associate Attorneys gain experience, they gradually take on more independent responsibility for their cases, but work throughout their tenure under the supervision of Senior Attorneys, Deputy Managing Attorneys, or the Managing Attorney. Many Associates have gone on to other positions within Earthjustice and with other public interest organizations.
    Responsibilities:
    Work closely with Senior Attorneys, Deputy Managing Attorneys, Managing Attorney, and clients to investigate, develop, and prosecute cases.
    Participate in the full range of tasks involved in complex litigation, including factual investigation, legal research and analysis, discovery, briefing, witness preparation, and oral advocacy.
    Engage in proceedings before state and federal courts, public utility commissions, and other administrative tribunals.
    Prepare comments on proposed agency actions, permits, and environmental review documents.
    Interact with clients, coalition partners, and experts, and learn how to handle press work.
    Hire and supervise law students who work at Earthjustice as interns or clerks.
    Job Requirements: Qualifications:
    Law school graduates who are admitted, or willing to apply for admission, to the state bar where they are located.
    Up to four years of litigation experience.
    Excellent research, analytic, writing, and communication skills.
    Strong work ethic and initiative, and sound yet creative judgment.
    Strong desire to fight for the right of all to a healthy environment.
    Ability to work both independently and in collaboration with others.
    Willingness to travel at least 15% of the time.
    Commitment to serving the public interest.
    Demonstrates an awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and orientations.
    Contributes to the creation of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.
    Salary depends on experience and location.
    Salary range in Chicago, IL: $83,000 - $99,400
    Salary range in Philadelphia, PA: $78,700 - $94,100
    We offer a mission- and employee-focused work environment and a competitive compensation package, including excellent benefits. Earthjustice is an equal opportunity employer and highly values diversity.
    How to Apply Interested candidates should submit via Jobvite:
    Resume
    One or two page cover letter that addresses each of the following: (1) why you are drawn to Earthjustice’s mission; and/or (2) any experiences you have working with people or communities from backgrounds that differ from your own or with those who have been disproportionately affected by environmental harms.
    Writing sample, preferably a legal brief or memorandum that primarily reflects your work.
    Law school transcript.
    List of three references.
    Click here to apply: https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=oVu4gfwt&s=Gwen_S._Cherry_Black_Women_Lawyers_Association
    Earthjustice brings our associate attorneys on board on a quarterly schedule during the months of January, April, June and September.
    For this position, we are looking to hire a candidate that is available to start in January 2022. Please apply by October 26, 2021. After that, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. 
    Please reach out to jobs@earthjustice.org if you are having technical difficulties submitting your application. No phone calls, drop-ins, or hard copies.
    Earthjustice is driven by a passion for justice, partnership, and excellence. Our core values lead us to seek a broad range of perspectives and backgrounds to achieve our mission and to maintain an inclusive environment where all staff are valued and respected. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to employment practices that ensure that employees and applicants for employment are provided with equal opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or any other factor that is not related to the position.
    For positions located within the City and County of San Francisco: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment-qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
    For positions located within the City of Los Angeles: We will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.
    Closing Date Oct 26, 2021
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