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  • Thursday, February 20, 2020 12:06 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

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    Job Title: Staff Attorney, Mid-Pacific Office
    Job Location: Honolulu, HI
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: Salary range in Honolulu, Hawaii: $132,050+ depending on experience
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description: Earthjustice is now accepting applications for a Staff Attorney to join our team working to protect the interconnected ecosystems, communities, and natural and cultural values in Hawai‘i and the broader Mid-Pacific region. We seek an experienced attorney capable of leading complex litigation and legal advocacy to fulfill our mission. The position will be based in our Mid-Pacific Office located in Honolulu, Hawai‘i.

    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, 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 people who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment. Our headquarters are in San Francisco with offices in Anchorage, Juneau, Los Angeles, Tallahassee, Miami, Chicago, Honolulu, New York, Philadelphia, Denver, Seattle, Bozeman, and Washington, DC.

    Earthjustice’s Mid-Pacific regional office opened in 1988 to protect natural and cultural resources and the communities who rely on them, throughout Hawai‘i and the Mid-Pacific region. The only non-profit environmental law firm in Hawai‘i, Earthjustice works with local and national groups to protect fragile marine and island ecosystems, restore water and cultural rights to native communities, promote clean energy, and address threats to health.

    Responsibilities:

    Litigate cases from beginning to end, performing all aspects of litigation.
    Develop litigation and legal advocacy strategies to support program goals.
    Collaborate and manage relationships with co-counsel, clients, and coalition partners, including fostering the office’s ties to local and indigenous communities.
    Cultivate new and diverse clients, allies, and coalition partners in support of program goals.
    Lead teams and supervise and mentor other staff, including associate attorneys, litigation assistants, and law clerks.
    Join other staff in long-term planning, strategy development, and work plan management to advance a collective vision for the office’s work.
    Participate actively in organizational and office efforts to promote a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace.
    Serve as a spokesperson for Earthjustice, clients, and partners.
    Help develop and execute effective media and, where appropriate, legislative strategies.
    Work effectively with other departments within Earthjustice, including Communications, Development, and Policy and Legislation.
    Job Requirements: Attorney with substantial litigation experience and the ability to litigate cases from inception to conclusion. We expect that in most cases a candidate meeting this requirement would have at least five years’ litigation experience, but candidates with fewer years of experience are welcome to apply so long as they meet this functional requirement.
    Membership in good standing with the State Bar of Hawai‘i, or achievement of admission within one year of employment.
    Excellent litigation skills, including top-notch legal research, analysis, writing, and oral advocacy skills.
    Ability to manage a litigation docket effectively, lead a litigation team, and work collaboratively and productively with office staff, clients, experts, colleagues, and coalition partners.
    Ability to think and plan strategically and build and implement effective legal campaigns.
    The most qualified candidates will have knowledge and experience in environmental, natural resources, Native Hawaiian, and/or energy law.
    Literacy in the history and culture of Hawai‘i is a plus.
    Experience working with grassroots, disadvantaged, and/or culturally diverse communities; such experience in Hawai‘i is a plus.
    Strong communication skills and ability to work with media and engage in community outreach; familiarity with ‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i and Hawai‘i Pidgin English is a plus.
    Demonstrated awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and orientations.
    Ability and commitment to contribute to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.
    Strong and demonstrated initiative and work ethic, sound yet creative judgment, and a sense of humor.
    Commitment to serving the public interest, and a passion for the role of Earthjustice and its mission.
    Ability and willingness to travel as needed.
    Salary depends on experience and location.
    Salary range in Honolulu, Hawaii: $132,050+ depending on experience

    For litigators and advocates committed to saving the planet and the people who depend on it, Staff Attorney at Earthjustice is the best job on the planet. Learn more about our Staff Attorney careers and work online here: https://earthjustice.org/about/jobs/staff-attorney

    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 a:

    Resume.
    Cover letter that addresses (1) why you are drawn to this position and whether there are particular legal, environmental, or justice issues that inspire you; and (2) aspects of your background that demonstrate competence to work with diverse clients and colleagues.
    Writing sample, preferably a legal brief or memorandum you have written.
    List of three references.
    We will review applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

    Click here to apply: https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=o8RTbfwN&s=Gwen_S._Cherry_Black_Women_Lawyers_Association

    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

    May 14, 2020

  • Thursday, February 20, 2020 12:05 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

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    Job Title: Deputy Managing Attorney, California Regional Office
    Job Location: San Francisco, CA
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: Salary range in San Francisco, CA: $170,910 - $189,900
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description: Earthjustice is now accepting applications for a Deputy Managing Attorney to join our team of lawyers and advocates working at the California Regional Office. We seek an experienced attorney with strong interest and skills in management and at least ten years of litigation experience. This position will be located in San Francisco, CA.

    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, 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 is the nation’s premier nonprofit environmental law organization with a distinguished track record of achieving significant and lasting environmental protections. We wield the power of the law and the strength of partnerships to protect people’s health; preserve magnificent places and wildlife; speed the transition from fossil fuels to clean energy; and combat climate change. We partner with other organizations, supporters, and citizens to engage the critical environmental issues of our time, and to bring about positive change.

    Earthjustice’s California Regional Office was the first of the now fifteen Earthjustice offices. With offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Sacramento, the California Regional Office covers almost all areas of our work. We fight for the rights of all Californians to a healthy environment. We fight to protect the magnificent natural spaces and wildlife found only in California. And, we fight to transition California to a zero-emissions future fueled by clean, fossil-free energy. Earthjustice’s work in California is particularly important given California is both a health and climate leader and yet is still one of the largest producers of oil, home to some of the worst air in the country, contains and faces some of the most challenging water issues, and is seeing its unique biodiversity face unprecedented threats.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    Management (approximately 50%-60%)

    Directly supervise program attorneys and professional staff. Responsible for managing direct reports’ workload; providing continuous and consistent performance feedback; mentoring and assisting in career advancement, and working with them to create and achieve professional development goals.
    Ensure that direct reports with supervisory responsibility properly execute those functions.
    Responsible for implementation of the Associate Attorney program. Work with Managing Attorney, Supervising Staff Attorneys, and Staff Attorneys to offer an effective and rewarding program to Associate Attorneys.
    Create or identify strategic opportunities for team-building and staff engagement to strengthen teamwork, interaction and collaboration.
    Contribute to a learning culture by, g., encouraging and facilitating debriefing after completion of significant stages of projects.
    Work with the Managing Attorney and other staff to recruit, evaluate, and hire qualified candidates for open positions.
    Help ensure the advancement of Earthjustice’s diversity, equity, and inclusion goals and values.
    Work with the Managing Attorney and Senior Legal Practice Administrator to implement internal operational policies and procedures.
    Work with Communications to advance our work both at the California Regional Office and organization-wide.
    Assist Managing Attorney in collaborating with Development on identifying potential funding as well as engaging with new and existing funders.
    Litigation (approximately 40-50%)

    Work with Managing Attorney and team to develop litigation and advocacy strategies to support programmatic goals, including alignment with organization-wide strategic plans, core values, priorities, and other administrative policies and guidance.
    Litigate cases or conduct advocacy from beginning to end, performing all aspects of the litigation or specific advocacy.
    Collaborate and manage relationships with co-counsel, clients, and coalition partners.
    Cultivate new and diverse allies and coalition partners in support of our program goals, and that advance our efforts to ensure that equity and social justice considerations inform every aspect of our work.
    Serve as a spokesperson for Earthjustice and our clients.
    Work effectively with other departments within Earthjustice, including Communications, Development, and Policy and Legislation, to achieve program goals.
    Job Requirements: Juris Doctorate (JD) degree or equivalent non-US or other law degree.
    A minimum of 10 years of litigation experience.
    Licensed to practice law in the US jurisdiction in which the position is located, or willing and qualified to apply for and be admitted to membership within 14 months of employment.
    Excellent management skills, including ability to promote the career development of staff, and foster effective communication, collaboration, decision-making, and mutual respect.
    Ability to effectively manage a diverse team with strong emotional intelligence and cultural humility.
    Commitment to and experience in developing team skills and talents to meet evolving needs and goals.
    Ability to give and receive regular formal and informal positive and constructive feedback in a timely, constructive, respectful, and consistent manner, and to incorporate debriefing into the team’s operations.
    Experience and interest in coaching, guiding, and mentoring staff.
    Strong capacity for strategic thinking preferred, including in designing and implementing effective litigation and legal advocacy.
    Ability to effectively manage a docket of legal advocacy strategies, lead a litigation team, and work collaboratively with colleagues and partner organizations.
    Understands the individual and team strengths and areas for development and develops plans accordingly.
    Commitment to and experience in developing team skills and talents to meet the evolving needs of an organization.
    Proficiency in working with technical experts.
    Strong skills in communicating litigation and advocacy goals and messages to the media and supporters preferred.
    Commitment to serving the public interest, and a passion for the role of Earthjustice and its mission.
    Demonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds and orientations.
    Ability to contribute to the creation of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.

    Salary is based on experience and location.
    Salary range in San Francisco, CA: $170,910 - $189,900

    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 a:

    Resume.
    One- to two-page cover letter that explains your interest in the Deputy Managing Attorney position, and describes your approach to effective management.
    Writing sample that demonstrates your own legal analysis and writing (e., not written jointly with or edited by other people).
    List of three references.

    Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

    Click here to apply: https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=oV3bcfw5&s=Gwen_S._Cherry_Black_Women_Lawyers_Association

    Please, no phone calls, hard copies, or drop-ins. If you're having technical difficulties submitting your application, reach out to jobs@earthjustice.org

    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

    May 12, 2020

  • Thursday, February 20, 2020 12:03 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

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    Job Title: Staff Attorney, Rocky Mountain Office
    Job Location: Denver, CO
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: Salary range in Denver, CO: $127,890+ depending on experience
    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.

    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 other states 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 new Staff Attorney may eventually work in any of these focal areas depending on the needs of the office and our clients, but in the near term, s/he will be expected to focus on matters related to climate change and oil and gas regulation.

    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: 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.
    We offer a mission- and employee-focused work environment and a competitive compensation package that includes excellent benefits. Earthjustice is an equal opportunity employer and highly values diversity. People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

    For litigators and advocates committed to saving the planet and the people who depend on it, Staff Attorney at Earthjustice is the best job on the planet. Learn more about our Staff Attorney careers and work online here: https://earthjustice.org/about/jobs/staff-attorney

    Salary depends on experience and location.
    Salary range in Denver, CO: $127,890+ depending on experience
    How to Apply Interested candidates should submit a:

    Resume.
    Cover letter that addresses (1) why you are drawn to this position and whether there are particular legal, environmental, or justice issues that inspire you; and (2) aspects of your background that demonstrate competence to work with diverse clients and colleagues.
    Writing sample, preferably a legal brief or memorandum you have written.
    Three professional references.

    We will review applications 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 May 12, 2020
  • Thursday, February 20, 2020 12:02 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

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    Job Title: Associate Attorney, Community Partnerships Program
    Job Location: Washington, DC
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: Salary is based on experience and location. Salary range in Washington, DC: $75,335 - $95,285
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description:
    Earthjustice seeks an associate attorney to join our work that prioritizes frontline communities who are burdened with the most pollution and environmental harms while being excluded from environmental benefits provided to other communities. We work with community leaders to challenge the environmental and social status quo, helping communities change the conditions in which they live.

    Earthjustice is the premier nonprofit environmental law organization. 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 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, Tallahassee, Honolulu, New York, Philadelphia, Denver, Seattle, Bozeman, and Washington, DC.

    While each of our offices work with local communities, the Community Partnerships Program consists of six attorneys located in New York, DC, and Los Angeles. The associate attorney will add cross-organization capacity but will focus on matters handled by the DC team whose work includes issues involving waste mismanagement and toxic air pollution.

    The Associate Attorney position is a three-year position, with potential for extension. 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 work throughout their tenure under the supervision of a Staff Attorney or the Deputy Managing Attorney or Managing Attorney. Many Associates have gone on to other positions within Earthjustice and with other public interest organizations

    Responsibilities:

    Work closely with other program staff and clients to investigate, develop, and litigate cases, such as through legal and factual research; oral advocacy; and drafting briefs, petitions, comments, and other legal documents
    Participate in cultivating relationships with new clients, allies, and coalition partners.
    Integrate communications and legislative advocacy into litigation and other legal strategies.
    Support efforts to ensure a diverse, equitable and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.

    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.
    Job Requirements: Qualifications:

    0-5 years of experience
    Admitted to, or eligible for admission to, the D.C. Bar.
    Excellent research, analytic, writing, and communication skills.
    Strong and demonstrated initiative, good judgment, creativity, and work ethic.
    Ability and willingness to travel as needed, including for case work, court appearances, and meetings with clients and partners.
    Commitment to serving the public interest and a passion for the role of Earthjustice and its mission.
    Legal or non-legal experience supporting communities working to overcome injustice is a plus.
    Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work well collegially.
    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
    Apply here: https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=oNl3bfw6&s=GSCBWLA
    Closing Date Mar 13, 2020
  • Tuesday, February 04, 2020 12:17 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

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    Job Title: Senior Counsel, Contracts and Compliance
    Job Location: San Francisco, CA
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: Salary is based on experience. Salary range for San Francisco, CA: $127,400 - $141,500
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description: 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, 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 people who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment. Our headquarters are in San Francisco with offices in Anchorage, Juneau, Los Angeles, Tallahassee, Miami, Honolulu, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, Denver, Seattle, Bozeman, and Washington, DC.

    The Senior Counsel will be focused mainly implementing a contract management system, drafting contracts, conforming contracts to Earthjustice standards and helping to negotiate contract terms with vendors. The Senior Counsel will also provide general support to the General Counsel’s office, potentially on a variety of subjects related to compliance and meeting law firm best management practices.

    Responsibilities:

    Contract Management System set up (20%):

    Implement contract management platform
    Customize the platform, as necessary
    Oversee collection of currently existing contracts, identifying key contract provisions for calendaring, loading the contracts into the new platform and calendaring critical dates
    Contracts (60%):

    Develop training module and train staff on contract processing steps and key provision review
    Coordinate with IT on vetting all IT product or service providers on data security issues
    Coordinate with IT on management of personal information
    Review or draft service and product purchase contracts on an as-needed basis
    Review and revise proposed leases and construction (build out) contracts
    Update contract templates as needed
    Put in place or upgrade controls to ensure good contracting practices
    Maintain contract management system, assess performance and make any necessary changes
    As needed, select and supervise outside counsel; occasionally function as the client representative of Earthjustice
    Compliance (20%):

    Time permitting, the Senior Counsel may be asked to support General Counsel’s office staff work of managing risk and assuring compliance/best practice implementation at the firm. Those activities may include:

    Lobbying registration and reporting
    Review insurance policies, benchmark, evaluate organizational risks/needs, prepare GC for annual insurance renewal
    Partner with Senior Operations Manager to complete, monitor compliance and conduct ongoing research/necessary revisions to physical security project and disaster preparation plans
    Do compliance calendaring; assist with designing any necessary calendaring solution
    Provide support for corporate governance projects
    Provide support to GC’s office on ethics compliance issues
    Lead the project team for a document retention and revision/compliance project. Provide compliance guidance to leadership on corporate governance, financial structures, investments and other significant organizational issues as needed
    Conduct legal research on a variety of subjects, interpret laws, rulings and regulations and determine how they apply to Earthjustice
    Research, present options, gain consensus, select and retain firm to monitor trademark use
    Perform other duties as assigned
    Job Requirements: Qualifications:

    J. D. with strong academic record
    California state Bar admission and good standing
    Minimum of 3 years of successful experience practicing law
    Experience drafting and negotiating contracts with an eye to data security
    Experience leading projects in a law firm or legal department context
    High degree of emotional intelligence
    Demonstrated 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.
    Demonstrated legal expertise
    Ability to quickly grasp, research and assess a broad range of complex problems and present sensible solutions and alternatives
    Ability to summarize information and succinctly and clearly communicate analyses verbally and in writing to a range of internal clients
    Willingness to “roll up sleeves” and work with minimal support
    Strong attention to detail and care in executing written work
    Demonstrated integrity, strong work ethic, and sound judgment
    Outstanding communication skills, including the ability to translate complex legal concepts into layman’s terms and provide informative instruction to groups of staff
    Facility with developing collaborative relationships and managing and working with teams
    Strong ability to juggle multiple projects, prioritize, meet deadlines and see tasks through to completion.
    Ability to leverage technology, particularly database or web-based information platforms
    Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
    Support for Earthjustice’s mission and advocacy-based approach to solving environmental problems
    Preferred:
    Experience selecting and implementing technology used in law firms
    Knowledge of non-profit corporate law in the state of California
    Experience working on matters of corporate governance
    Experience contributing to training and organizational learning
    Experience with real estate law
    Non-profit experience although it can be through pro bono service
    How to Apply Apply here: https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=oTh1bfw6&s=GSCBWLA
    Closing Date Mar 06, 2020
  • Tuesday, January 28, 2020 5:31 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)


    Minimum Qualifications for Staff Attorney. Juris Doctor degree. Current membership in the State of Florida Bar Association with good standing is required.

    Please Apply Here

  • Thursday, January 16, 2020 12:32 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    The United States Department of Justice

    ASSISTANT UNITED STATES ATTORNEY

    USAO SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA

    WEST PALM BEACH BRANCH OFFICE, CRIMINAL DIVISION

    ATTORNEY

    500 S. AUSTRALIAN AVENUE

    WEST PALM BEACH, FL 33401

    UNITED STATES

    20-SDFL-AUSA-06

    About the Office: 

    The United States Attorney's Office (USAO), Southern District of Florida (SDFL) is seeking an experienced attorney to serve as an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) in one of the largest USAOs in the nation. Its Divisions include: Appellate, Asset Forfeiture, Civil and Criminal. The Criminal Division is further divided into Sections: Major Crimes, Economic & Environmental Crimes, International Narcotics and Money Laundering, National Security, Public Corruption & Civil Rights, and Special Prosecutions. The USAO-SDFL is a leader in the prosecution of health care fraud, bank and other white collar frauds, narcotics offenses, human trafficking cases, public corruption, and national security matters. The Appellate Division provides advice and assistance to the litigation sections in appellate matters and handles all appeals before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. The Asset Forfeiture Division handles some of the most significant and complex forfeiture cases in the nation using criminal and civil forfeiture statutes to take the profit out of crime and, in many cases, return assets to victims. The Civil Division defends the interest of the United States from suits alleging statutory torts, constitutional torts, employment discrimination, and a myriad of other claims. The Civil Division also prosecutes cases for fraud and other violations of federal laws and is responsible for collecting monies owed to the government as a result of criminal fines, defaulted student loans, mortgage foreclosures, bond forfeitures and civil judgments. The division's civil rights enforcement program investigates and litigates cases involving discrimination in the areas of housing, public employment, disability, voting and education. There are also three branch offices located in Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Fort Pierce.

    Our office places a high value on diversity of experiences and perspectives and encourages applications from all qualified men and women from all ethnic and racial backgrounds, veterans, LGBT individuals, and persons with disabilities.

    Job Description: 

    The incumbent will represent the U.S. Government as an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) in a wide range of unique and complex criminal cases, in a District that extends over 300 miles from Key West to Vero Beach.   The Southern District of Florida carries one of the busiest criminal trial dockets in the nation. Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.

    As needed, additional positions may be filled using this announcement.

    Qualifications: 

    Required Qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least 1 year post J.D. experience.

    Preferred Qualifications:  Prior experience in criminal investigations and prosecutions is preferred.  Applicants should possess superior oral and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, and the capacity to function in a highly demanding environment with minimal guidance. Additionally, it is desired that the successful candidate have strong academic credentials and at least 3 years of post J.D. experience.

    Key Requirements:

    You must be a U.S. Citizen or National and be registered for Selective Service, if applicable.  See www.sss.gov

    Security Requirements:  Initial appointment is conditioned upon a satisfactory preemployment adjudication.  This includes fingerprint, credit and tax checks, and drug testing.  In addition, continued employment is subject to a favorable adjudication of a background investigation.

    Salary: 

    AD 21-29, $55,204.00 to $144,392.00 Base Salary. A 23.51% locality adjustment will be added to the base pay.

    Travel: 

    May require 1 to 5 days a month; regular travel, both within and outside the district, will be required

    Application Process: 

    Reference the vacancy number: 20-SDFL-AUSA-06.

    A cover letter, resume and a writing sample must be submitted by e-mail to: USAFLS-AUSAResumes@usdoj.gov 

    Electronic submission of applications is preferred, however, if doing so creates a hardship, applications may be sent to:

    OR by mail to the following address:
    United States Attorney's Office
    Southern District of Florida
    99 NE 4th Street
    Miami, Florida 33132
    Attention: Attorney Recruitment

    No telephone calls please

    Information about the United States Attorney's Office, Southern District of Florida can be found at: https://www.justice.gov/usao-sdfl

    Applicants should familiarize themselves and comply with the relevant rules of professional conduct regarding any possible conflicts of interest in connection with their applications. In particular, please notify this Office if you currently represent clients or adjudicate matters in which this Office is involved and/or you have a family member who is representing clients or adjudicating matters in which this Office is involved so that we can evaluate any potential conflict of interest or disqualification issue that may need to be addressed under those circumstances.

    Number of Positions: 

    Several

    Updated January 8, 2020

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    Department Policies

    Equal Employment Opportunity:  The U.S. Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer.  Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, disability (physical or mental), age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected genetic information, pregnancy, status as a parent, or any other nonmerit-based factor.  The Department of Justice welcomes and encourages applications from persons with physical and mental disabilities. The Department is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Department of Justice. For more information, please review our full EEO Statement.

    Reasonable Accommodations:  This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency.  Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    Outreach and Recruitment for Qualified Applicants with Disabilities:  The Department encourages qualified applicants with disabilities, including individuals with targeted/severe disabilities to apply in response to posted vacancy announcements.  Qualified applicants with targeted/severe disabilities may be eligible for direct hire, non-competitive appointment under Schedule A (5 C.F.R. § 213.3102(u)) hiring authority.  Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact one of the Department’s Disability Points of Contact (DPOC) to express an interest in being considered for a position. See list of DPOCs.   

    Suitability and Citizenship:  It is the policy of the Department to achieve a drug-free workplace and persons selected for employment will be required to pass a drug test which screens for illegal drug use prior to final appointment.  Employment is also contingent upon the completion and satisfactory adjudication of a background investigation. Congress generally prohibits agencies from employing non-citizens within the United States, except for a few narrow exceptions as set forth in the annual Appropriations Act (see, https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/non-citizens/). Pursuant to DOJ component policies, only U.S. citizens are eligible for employment with the Executive Office for Immigration Review, U.S. Trustee’s Offices, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Unless otherwise indicated in a particular job advertisement, qualifying non-U.S. citizens meeting immigration and appropriations law criteria may apply for employment with other DOJ organizations. However, please be advised that the appointment of non-U.S. citizens is extremely rare; such appointments would be possible only if necessary to accomplish the Department's mission and would be subject to strict security requirements. Applicants who hold dual citizenship in the U.S. and another country will be considered on a case-by-case basis. All DOJ employees are subject to a residency requirement. Candidates must have lived in the United States for at least three of the past five years. The three-year period is cumulative, not necessarily consecutive. Federal or military employees, or dependents of federal or military employees serving overseas, are excepted from this requirement. This is a Department security requirement which is waived only for extreme circumstances and handled on a case-by-case basis.

    Veterans:  There is no formal rating system for applying veterans' preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, the Department of Justice considers veterans' preference eligibility as a positive factor in attorney hiring. Applicants eligible for veterans' preference must include that information in their cover letter or resume and attach supporting documentation (e.g., the DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty and other supporting documentation) to their submissions. Although the "point" system is not used, per se, applicants eligible to claim 10-point preference must submit Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, and submit the supporting documentation required for the specific type of preference claimed (visit the OPM website, www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf for a copy of SF 15, which lists the types of 10-point preferences and the required supporting document(s). Applicants should note that SF 15 requires supporting documentation associated with service- connected disabilities or receipt of nonservice-connected disability pensions to be dated 1991 or later except in the case of service members submitting official statements or retirement orders from a branch of the Armed Forces showing that his  or her retirement was due to a permanent service-connected disability or that he/she was transferred to the permanent disability retired list (the statement or retirement orders must indicate that the disability is 10% or more).

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    This and other vacancy announcements can be found under Attorney Vacancies and Volunteer Legal Internships. The Department of Justice cannot control further dissemination and/or posting of information contained in this vacancy announcement. Such posting and/or dissemination is not an endorsement by the Department of the organization or group disseminating and/or posting the information.

  • Tuesday, January 14, 2020 7:11 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

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    Job Title: Staff Attorney, Alaska
    Job Location: Anchorage, Alaska
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: Salary depends on experience and location. Salary range in Anchorage, AK: $125,100+ depending on experience
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description: 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, 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 people who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment. Our headquarters are in San Francisco with offices in Anchorage, Juneau, Los Angeles, Tallahassee, Miami, Honolulu, New York, Philadelphia, Denver, Seattle, Bozeman, and Washington, DC.

    The Alaska office works to protect Alaska’s public lands and waters, fish and wildlife, air and water quality, and public health from threats posed by oil and gas development, old growth logging, minerals and coal mining, industrial-scale ocean trawling, and other activities. We represent conservation groups, Alaska Native tribal and nonprofit organizations, community groups, fishing organizations, and others in litigation and other advocacy before federal and state agencies and in the courts. With offices in Juneau and Anchorage, we work on issues throughout the state. Our current priorities include protecting America’s Arctic from oil and gas development, roadless area and old growth forest protection on the Tongass National Forest, and opposition to several proposed large-scale mines in western and southeast Alaska and on transboundary rivers in Canada. For more information about the Alaska office, please visit http://earthjustice.org/about/offices/Alaska.

    Responsibilities

    Litigate cases from beginning to end, performing all aspects of litigation.
    Develop litigation and legal advocacy strategies to support program goals.
    Collaborate and manage relationships with co-counsel, clients, and coalition partners.
    Cultivate new and diverse clients, allies, and coalition partners in support of program goals.
    Lead teams and mentor other staff, including associate attorneys, litigation assistants, and law clerks.
    Serve as spokesperson for Earthjustice, clients, and partners.
    Help develop and execute effective media and, where appropriate, legislative strategies.
    Work effectively with other departments within Earthjustice, including Communications, Development, and Policy and Legislation.
    Job Requirements: Qualifications

    Attorney with substantial litigation experience and the ability to litigate cases from beginning to end, independently if necessary. We expect that in most cases a candidate meeting this requirement would have at least six years litigation experience, but candidates with fewer years of experience are welcome to apply so long as they meet this functional requirement.
    Admitted to, or willing to apply for admission, to the Alaska bar.
    Excellent litigation skills, including top-notch legal research, writing, and oral advocacy skills.
    Ability to manage a litigation docket effectively, lead a litigation team, and work collaboratively with colleagues and partner organizations.
    Proficient at working with technical experts.
    Strong skills in communicating litigation and advocacy goals and messages to the media.
    Ability to work independently and in collaboration with client partners and staff
    Strong and demonstrated initiative, good judgment, 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.
    An awareness of and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds and orientations.
    An ability and commitment to help create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.
    Salary depends on experience and location.
    Salary range in Anchorage, AK: $125,100+ depending on experience

    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.

    For litigators and advocates committed to saving the planet and the people who depend on it, Staff Attorney at Earthjustice is the best job on the planet. Learn more about our Staff Attorney careers and work online here: https://earthjustice.org/about/jobs/staff-attorney
    How to Apply Please apply online via the Jobvite system. Interested candidates should submit a:

    Resume.
    Cover letter that addresses (1) why you are drawn to this position and whether there are particular legal, environmental, or justice issues that inspire you; and (2) competence to work with diverse clients and colleagues.
    Writing sample, preferably a legal brief or memorandum you have written.
    List of three references.
    We will review applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

    Click here to apply: https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=ouPzbfwN&s=Gwen_S._Cherry_Black_Women_Lawyers_Association

    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 Mar 31, 2020

  • Tuesday, January 14, 2020 7:08 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

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    Job Title: Associate Attorney, Northwest
    Job Location: Seattle, Washington
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: Salary is dependent on experience and location. Salary range in Seattle, WA: $75,335 - $95,285 0-5 years experience
    Job Category Associate Attorney
    Job Description: The Northwest Office of Earthjustice is looking to hire an Associate Attorney that is available to start any time between now and fall of 2020. We are flexible as to start date during this period.

    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 are in San Francisco with offices in Anchorage, Juneau, Los Angeles, Tallahassee, Miami, Honolulu, New York, Philadelphia, Denver, Chicago, Seattle, Bozeman, and Washington, DC.

    The Northwest Office opened in 1987 to enable Earthjustice to take a more active role in preserving the unique natural resources and environment of the Pacific Northwest. Since that time, the Northwest office has undertaken campaigns to protect old growth forests, promote salmon recovery, improve water quality, protect Puget Sound and the Salish Sea and the communities that depend on them, stop coal-fired power plants, prevent the Pacific Northwest from becoming a fossil fuel fossil fuel export hub, and protect farmworkers and communities from toxic pesticides, among other things. We are building out southern resident orca recovery work and partnerships with environmental justice communities in Seattle and Portland. We frequently work in close partnership with Native American Tribes and fence-line communities.

    Although the primary focus of the Northwest office is representing environmental and community groups in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, we often take cases with national and international scope. For example, the Northwest office is representing the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in fighting the Dakota Access Pipeline and is challenging the Bayou Bridge pipeline in Louisiana. The office is also litigating numerous cases fighting rollbacks of environmental and health protections by the Trump administration, including a reversal of a proposed ban on a dangerous pesticide, chlorpyrifos, the Trump executive order requiring the repeal of two regulations to offset the costs of any new one, and EPA’s directive to kick EPA grantees off of scientific advisory committees.

    Our office is located in the heart of downtown Seattle near the federal and state courthouses and the water front. Our goal is to produce the highest quality legal work in a diverse, inclusive, supportive, and collegial environment. The Northwest Office has a staff of 15, including 12 attorneys.

    Responsibilities

    Work closely with Staff Attorneys and clients to investigate, develop, and litigate cases.
    Participate in the full range of tasks involved in complex litigation, including factual investigation, legal research, discovery, briefing, witness preparation, and oral advocacy.
    As the attorney gains experience, typically her or his case load will include both cases for which he or she has primary responsibility under the supervision of a Staff Attorney, and cases on which he or she works in a supporting role with Staff Attorneys.
    The Associate Attorney position is a three-year positions. This position helps attorneys develop into thoughtful, professional, and effective advocates skilled in the various phases of public interest litigation. Associate attorneys often move into other positions within Earthjustice or with other public interest organizations.
    Job Requirements: Qualifications

    Law school graduate and admitted to, or willing to apply for admission to, the Washington State Bar.
    Two-to-five years of litigation experience is strongly preferred.
    Excellent research, analytic, writing and communication skills.
    Strong work ethic, initiative, sound judgment.
    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.
    Commitment to public interest work and a passion for the role of Earthjustice and its mission, including a desire to fight for the right of all to a healthy environment.
    Salary is dependent on experience and location.
    Salary range in Seattle, WA: $75,335 - $95,285 0-5 years experience
    We offer a mission-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 a:

    Resume.
    One or two page cover letter that addresses (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=orRDbfwQ&s=Gwen_S._Cherry_Black_Women_Lawyers_Association

    We are looking to hire a candidate that is available to start any time between now and the fall of 2020. We are flexible as to start date during this period. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

    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 Mar 02, 2020
  • Tuesday, January 14, 2020 7:05 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

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    Job Title: Associate Attorney, Midwest Regional Office
    Job Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: Salary is based on experience and location. Salary range in Chicago, IL: 0-5 years $75,335 - $95,285
    Job Category Associate Attorney
    Job Description: Earthjustice is now accepting applications for an Associate Attorney to join our team of lawyers and advocates in the Midwest Regional Office.

    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 combat climate change and promote clean energy. 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 people who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment. Our headquarters are in San Francisco with offices in Chicago, Anchorage, Juneau, Los Angeles, Tallahassee, Miami, Honolulu, New York, Philadelphia, Denver, Seattle, Bozeman, and Washington, DC.

    The Midwest Regional Office will work across all three of Earthjustice’s program areas—climate and energy, healthy communities, and lands and wildlife.

    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 work throughout their tenure under the supervision of a Staff Attorney or a Deputy Managing Attorney or the Managing Attorney.

    Responsibilities:

    Work closely with Staff Attorneys, a Deputy Managing Attorney, the 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 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 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 is based on experience and location.
    Salary range in Chicago, IL: 0-5 years $75,335 - $95,285

    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 Application Procedure:

    Interested candidates should submit a:

    Resume.
    One or two page cover letter that addresses each of the following: (1) aspects of your background that are relevant to the qualifications listed above; (2) why you are drawn to Earthjustice’s mission and whether there are particular legal, environmental, or justice issues that inspire you; and (3) how your time at Earthjustice would contribute to your career aspirations.
    Writing sample, preferably a legal brief or memorandum that primarily reflects your work.
    Law school transcript.
    List of three references.
    Applications are due by 2/3, and will be reviewed on a rolling basis after the due date.

    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 Feb 03, 2020
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