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  • Tuesday, September 22, 2020 7:13 AM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

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    Job Title: Staff Attorney, Tribal Partnerships
    Job Location: Chicago, IL or Madison, WI
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: Salary range in Chicago, IL with 5+ years experience: $138,035+ Salary range in Madison, WI (remote) with 5+ years experience: $123,505+
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description:
    Earthjustice is now accepting applications for a Staff Attorney to join our Tribal Partnerships team. This position will focus on litigation and advocacy on behalf of our tribal clients and partners in the Midwest and other regions as needed. Earthjustice is proud of our longstanding and productive relationships with tribes and Indigenous communities and is committed to expanding our tribal and Indigenous representation.

    Earthjustice is the nation’s premier nonprofit environmental law organization. We take on major, 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 history of using litigation and advocacy to achieve 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, Chicago, and Washington, DC.

    The Tribal Partnerships team works across Earthjustice’s regional offices and programs to develop cross-cutting strategies on behalf of our tribal and Indigenous partners and to provide added capacity and expertise to work on matters of concern to tribes and Indigenous communities. Tribal Partnerships attorneys litigate cases themselves, collaborate and consult with program and regional office attorneys, conduct outreach with tribes and Indigenous communities, and work with Earthjustice’s other teams as needed.

    The Midwest Regional Office opened in 2019 and focuses on fighting to ensure that communities have access to clean water and clear air, protecting precious places, promoting the transition from fossil fuels to clean energy, and ensuring the cleanup of the legacy of coal plants. The Staff Attorney, Tribal Partnerships will work closely with the Midwest Regional Office to expand our tribal partnerships in the Midwest and provide support to other regions.

    This position will be based out of the Midwest office in Chicago, IL or work remotely out of Madison, WI.
    Job Requirements: Responsibilities

    Work with the Tribal Partnerships team and Midwest Regional Office to develop and implement strategies for expanding Earthjustice’s ability and capacity to partner with and represent tribes and tribal communities.
    Develop new cases in a strategic fashion; conduct factual investigations; develop legal theories; draft pleadings and briefs; and otherwise manage new and existing cases in state or federal courts and administrative agencies.
    Litigate cases from beginning to end, performing all aspects of litigation.
    Cultivate new clients, allies, and coalition partners.
    Collaborate and manage relationships with co-counsel, clients, and coalition partners.
    Supervise the work of associate attorneys and litigation assistants.
    Serve as a spokesperson for Earthjustice, clients, and partners.
    Help develop and execute effective media strategies.
    Integrate communications and legislative advocacy into litigation and other legal strategies.
    Work effectively with other departments within Earthjustice, including our communications, development, and policy and legislation departments.
    Participate in long-term planning, strategy development, goal-setting, and work plan management that advances a collective vision for Tribal Partnerships.
    Participate as an active member of a learning and mentorship culture, and engage with colleagues in manner that is respectful, professional, and supportive.
    Participate actively in efforts to create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace, and personally engage with colleagues, clients, and partners in a manner that is consistent with those efforts.
    Recruit and hire qualified candidates who fit position requirements and the work environment.
    Develop and participate in training and professional development opportunities appropriate to the role and the organization.

    Qualifications:

    At least five years of litigation experience, including experience litigating on issues of relevance to tribes and tribal communities. Experience in federal Indian law is preferred.
    Experience representing or working in partnership with tribes and/or tribal communities, particularly in the Midwest.
    Excellent litigation skills, including legal research, writing, analytical, and oral advocacy skills.
    Ability to manage a litigation docket effectively, including ability to work independently and to prioritize tasks and deadlines.
    Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work well collegially both inside and outside the organization.
    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 litigation team.
    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.
    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=o55fdfwm&s=Gwen_S._Cherry_Black_Women_Lawyers_Association

    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 and experience working with tribal and Indigenous communities.
    Writing sample, preferably a legal brief or memorandum you have written.
    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 23, 2020
  • Tuesday, September 22, 2020 7:10 AM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

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    Job Title: Director of Strategic Legal Advocacy
    Job Location: San Francisco,CA; Washington, DC; Remote
    Job Type: Full-time
    Job Category Director
    Job Description:
    Earthjustice is the nation’s premier environmental law nonprofit. Our 450-person team wields the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health, preserve magnificent places and wildlife, and combat climate change. We represent clients ranging from community groups and Indian tribes to the largest environmental NGOs. We do it for free because the earth needs a good lawyer.

    This fall, Earthjustice is looking for a highly experienced attorney who has the perspective, expertise, and people skills to serve as our first Director of Strategic Legal Advocacy.

    Our cases typically involve substantive claims arising from environmental, administrative, or civil rights laws. But winning those cases often depends on successful advocacy concerning “non-substantive” doctrines such as standing, finality, deference to agency decisionmaking, and federal remedies. In recent decades, we have seen concerted attempts to influence these doctrines in ways that limit our clients’ ability to vindicate their legal rights to a healthy environment, transparent government, and justice under the law.

    Our Director of Strategic Legal Advocacy will help our 150-lawyer team identify and counter these doctrinal trends in the context of our ongoing substantive work. The Director will serve as a resource for monitoring relevant legal developments, as a thought partner for teams confronting relevant doctrinal issues in their matters, and as lead counsel in impact litigation where appropriate. While the Director will focus primarily on Earthjustice’s own advocacy, we anticipate that they will routinely work with Earthjustice’s peers in the broader progressive legal community.

    The Director will be the first member of a team that we plan to expand over time. We expect the Director to hire an additional attorney to the team by June 2021, and to hire additional staff by June 2022. These plans are contingent upon Earthjustice’s fundraising efforts.

    The Director will report to Earthjustice’s Senior Vice President of Programs, who supervises Earthjustice’s litigation and lobbying teams.

    Applicants can choose to work from our San Francisco, CA headquarters or Washington D.C., or to work remotely with access to our offices in twelve other cities.

    Responsibilities:

    Litigation strategy, support, and leadership – 90%

    Develop systems and partnerships to track legal trends in administrative, procedural, and access to justice issues that impact Earthjustice’s ability to pursue substantive environmental law claims;
    Serve as a resource to Earthjustice attorneys to improve our written and oral advocacy on strategically important administrative and procedural issues;
    Develop systems and partnerships to identify opportunities for impact litigation on administrative and procedural issues, including matters where amicus participation is may be warranted, and
    Assemble and coordinate teams to litigate such cases, and, where appropriate, supervise or serve as lead counsel in that litigation;
    Identify opportunities for our Policy and Legislation team to drive valuable statutory and regulatory changes in administrative law, civil procedure, and legal structures related to access to justice;
    Work with Earthjustice’s VP of Litigation Practice and Litigation Training team to educate litigation staff about cross-cutting and emerging issue areas;
    Work with peer organizations to improve and coordinate advocacy on issues of common concern, including advocacy before the Supreme Court of the United States;
    Represent Earthjustice as a thought leader to peer organizations and external audiences at public events;
    Demonstrate an awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds and orientations, and inculcate similar awareness and sensitivity through our entire organization; and
    Contribute to recruiting, hiring, developing and retaining a diverse and inclusive workforce.

    Management - 10%

    Recruit and hire qualified candidates who fit position requirements and the work environment;
    Set clear team direction that aligns with Earthjustice strategy, mission, and vision;
    Provide staff with consistent performance feedback and act as a coach and mentor;
    Develop staff by identifying and encouraging training and professional development opportunities appropriate to role and creating development plans for all staff;
    Create a learning culture by encouraging debriefing after completion of significant stages of projects;
    Promote change in terms of the expected benefits, as well as removing or lowering the impact of potential obstacles;
    Create a respectful and inclusive work environment for the team and model respectful and inclusive behavior;
    Promptly address micro-aggressions and other concerns;
    Resolve interpersonal conflict among team members and bring in outside facilitators as needed;
    Communicate regularly with existing employees and encourage staff to raise concerns and to provide ongoing feedback;
    Create opportunities for team building and staff engagement to strengthen teamwork, interaction and collaboration;
    Value and use individual differences and talents to improve employee satisfaction and the quality of collective work; and
    Celebrate successes and help team members to understand and manage setbacks.

    *Supervisory Responsibilities: [1-2 direct reports to be added in the future]
    Job Requirements: Qualifications

    Legal experience and skills

    J.D. required.
    10+ years of legal experience, with particular expertise in federal court practice, federal administrative law, and federal civil procedure.
    A strong track record as lead counsel in litigation matters, including extensive motions and appellate practice.
    Top-tier legal writing and oral advocacy skills.
    Experience in substantive environmental law valuable, but not necessary.
    Experience litigating in the public interest and/or in a nonprofit organization valuable, but not necessary.
    Experience with certiorari practice before the Supreme Court of the United States valuable, but not necessary.
    Interpersonal and cultural skills

    A commitment to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work culture.
    The ability to collaborate and build partnerships within a large legal organization and among clients, external partners, and external co-counsel.
    An awareness of and sensitivity to the needs of individuals from different races and cultures, with different personal characteristics, backgrounds, and orientations.
    A positive attitude, strong work ethic, and objectively verifiable sense of humor.
    Ability and willingness to travel as needed.
    Management

    Ability to effectively manage and lead a diverse team with emotional intelligence (self-awareness and understating of the impact of their behavior) and cultural humility (an understanding of the need for additional learning about different cultures, backgrounds and orientation and implementation of that learning daily management practices).
    Ability to give and receive regular formal and informal feedback in a timely, constructive, respectful, and consistent manner and to incorporate debriefing into the team’s operations.
    Strong team mentorship and communication skills
    Commitment to and experience in developing team skills and talents to meet the evolving needs of an organization.
    Salary depends on experience and location.

    Salary range will vary based on location: $187,832 - $221,010

    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.
    Substantive cover letter that explains your interest in this role your relevant legal experience, and your approach to working with other lawyers.
    A list of at least five relevant cases you have handled as lead counsel, noting any specific filings that demonstrate your advocacy skill in areas such as administrative law, federal court jurisdiction and remedies, government transparency law, and civil procedure. Include case names and docket numbers.
    List of three references.

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

    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 Nov 30, 2020
  • Tuesday, September 01, 2020 7:47 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

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    Job Title: Associate Attorney, Community Partnerships Program
    Job Location: Washington, D.C.
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: Based on location and experience
    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.
    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.
    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.

    Salary is based on experience and location.
    Salary range in Washington, DC: $78,755 - $99,560
    How to Apply To Apply

    Interested candidates should submit a:

    Resume
    One or two-page cover letter that addresses why you would like serve as an associate attorney for our community-based work.
    Writing sample no longer than 12 pages, preferably a legal brief or memorandum that primarily reflects your work.
    List of three professional or academic references.

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

    Please apply by Friday, September 18, 2020. After that, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

    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 Sep 18, 2020
  • Saturday, August 22, 2020 2:13 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)


    DTW Contract Staff Attorney

    The Drive to Work (DTW) project seeks to enhance employability by assisting individuals whose Driver Licenses have been suspended due to unpaid court fees and fines to regain their driving privilege.

    The attorney in this position will principally provide civil legal assistance to eligible low income and elderly persons in need of Driver License restoration, including education, advice, assistance in and preparation for self-representation and direct representation. The attorney will also provide advice, counsel, and representation to eligible persons in areas such as housing, domestic violence related family, public benefits, consumer, elder, and education. Please click here for more information about the position and application instructions.

  • Wednesday, August 19, 2020 10:27 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

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    Job Title: Staff Attorney, Fossil Fuels Program
    Job Location: New Orleans, LA or Remote in Texas
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: Salary range in New Orleans, LA or Texas (remote) with 5+ year's legal experience: $118,150+
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description:
    Earthjustice’s Fossil Fuels Program seeks applicants for a Staff 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 Texas, but will include other parts of the U.S. Gulf Region, and will be based in New Orleans (remotely), or in Texas (remotely). Note we have a team of Fossil Fuels program staff in New Orleans.
    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 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.

    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 Staff Attorney will focus on challenging new and expanding fossil fuel infrastructure development in Texas and the Gulf South Region.

    The position will focus on Texas, but will include other parts of the U.S. Gulf Region, and will be based out of a satellite office space shared with other Fossil Fuel Program staff in New Orleans or remote in Texas.
    Job Requirements: 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.
    Qualifications:

    Lawyer who is admitted or willing to apply for admission to the 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.
    Salary range is based on experience and location
    Salary range in New Orleans, LA or Texas (remote) with 5+ year's legal experience: $118,150+

    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

    TO APPLY

    Interested applicants should submit the following:

    Resume.
    One or two-page cover letter that addresses what draws you to Earthjustice, and fossil fuel development in Texas and the Gulf of Mexico Region. Please also describe any experiences you have working with people or communities who have been disproportionately affected by environmental harms or from backgrounds that differ from your own, and how you might apply those experiences in working with communities affected by fossil fuel development.
    Writing sample, preferably a legal brief or memorandum that primarily reflects your work.
    List of three references.
    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.
    How to Apply https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=ogmUcfws&s=Gwen_S._Cherry_Black_Women_Lawyers_Association
    Closing Date Sep 01, 2020
  • Tuesday, July 21, 2020 6:38 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 range for San Francisco, CA: $131,200 - $145,800
    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, Chicago, Los Angeles, Tallahassee, Miami, Honolulu, New York, Philadelphia, Denver, Seattle, Bozeman, and Washington, DC.

    The Senior Counsel will draft contracts, conform contracts to Earthjustice standards and help to negotiate contract terms with vendors. There will also be some focus on completing implementation of the Ironclad contract management system, expanding use of the platform features to benefit other departments in their work and perhaps integrating the Ironclad with other platforms at use in the organization. The Senior Counsel will also provide support to the General Counsel’s office on a variety of subjects related to compliance and meeting law firm best management practices standards.

    Responsibilities

    Contract Management Platform Oversight and Improvement (10%):

    Complete implementation of the Ironclad 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
    Train new users on the platform
    Oversee improvement of reference materials for users

    Contracts (40%):

    Develop training module and train staff on contract processing steps and key provision review
    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 (50%):

    The Senior Counsel will support General Counsel’s office staff work of managing risk and assuring compliance/best practice implementation at the firm. Those activities may include:

    Conduct research, benchmark and draft organizational policies
    Audit or oversee 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
    Prepare and deliver legal training tailored to the needs of the organization
    Perform other duties as assigned
    Qualifications

    Salary is based on experience.
    Salary range for San Francisco, CA: $131,200 - $145,800

    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.

    To Apply:
    Interested candidates should submit the following online via the Jobvite system:

    Cover letter
    Resume
    A short writing sample demonstrating the ability to focus on critical facts/law, distill a complex legal concept and present concise legal analysis or demonstrating ability to draft an easily understood policy.
    Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

    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.
    Job Requirements: REQUIREMENTS:

    J.D. with strong academic record
    California state Bar admission and good standing
    Minimum of 5 years of successful experience practicing law
    Experience drafting and negotiating contracts with an eye to data security and privacy law
    Demonstrated success at leading projects in a law firm or legal department context
    High degree of emotional intelligence and self-awareness
    Demonstrated awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds and orientations
    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 communicate analyses verbally and in writing to a range of internal clients
    Willingness to work with minimal support
    Strong attention to detail
    Demonstrated integrity, strong work ethic, and sound judgment
    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
    Experience drafting organizational policies
    Non-profit experience although it can be through pro bono service
    Experience conducting legal training
    How to Apply https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=ouo5cfwT&s=Gwen_S._Cherry_Black_Women_Lawyers_Association

    Closing Date Aug 21, 2020
  • Saturday, July 11, 2020 1:52 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

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    Job Title: Litigation Attorneys
    Job Location: Orlando, FL
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: Salary negotiable upon experience
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description: Goldberg Segalla LLP, a dynamic and rapidly growing law firm with a national and international practice, is seeking Litigation Attorneys in its Orlando office.

    This position offers a very competitive salary, bonuses, and a full benefits package. Send resume with salary requirements via email to attorneyresumes@goldbergsegalla.com

    Goldberg Segalla is one of the largest and fastest-growing law firms headquartered in the United States, with a footprint that reaches from Los Angeles to Long Island. Its more than 400 attorneys serve regional, national, and international clients from over 20 offices, with teams based in New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Miami, St. Louis, and other major business and economic centers across 10 states. We look to hire only those people who are excellent at what they do and are dedicated to the pursuit of client service and quality representation within a Best Practices framework. We value team-spiritedness, collegiality, and interpersonal harmony within our working community. We are a firm that believes in diversity in the workplace and we offer a professional and positive work environment to each and every member of our team.
    Job Requirements: Litigation experience preferred.
    How to Apply Send resume with salary requirements via email to attorneyresumes@goldbergsegalla.com
    Closing Date Sep 10, 2020
  • Wednesday, July 08, 2020 7:36 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

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    Job Title: Litigation Attorney
    Job Location: St. Petersburg, FL
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: Based on Qualifications
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description: Litigation attorney with 3-5 years of experience in insurance defense.
    Job Requirements: Emphasis on general liability, premises liability, and construction litigation.
    How to Apply https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=bf54f22b-6c64-4fc9-927f-fa9053c6b5d5&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=392341&source=CC2&lang=en_US
    Closing Date Aug 07, 2020
  • Wednesday, July 08, 2020 7:06 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    ACLU of Florida

    STAFF ATTORNEY - VOTING

    The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Foundation of Florida seeks a voting-rights attorney. The voting-rights attorney works closely with the other members of the legal team to achieve the organization’s goal of protecting the liberties that define our democracy. This position is located in the organization’s Miami office but includes some travel.

    The American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Florida is an affiliate of the national ACLU, a national public interest organization devoted to the defense of the Bill of Rights.  For nearly 100 years, the ACLU has served as the nation’s primary protector of the liberties that define our democracy. The organization implements its vital civil liberties mission in all 50 states in large part through affiliate entities such as the ACLU of Florida. Operating out of four offices—Miami (main), Tampa, Pensacola, and Jacksonville—the Florida affiliate has a budget of over $7 million and 44 staff members, placing it among the larger ACLU affiliates in the nation.  

    The ACLU of Florida, the state’s largest civil rights and civil liberties organization, employs litigation, public policy advocacy, and public education to protect and promote a broad range of constitutional values and individual rights, such as freedom of speech, racial justice, right to privacy, religious liberty, criminal justice reform, voting rights, reproductive rights, LGBT rights, disability rights, and immigrants’ rights.  The ACLU of Florida litigates a broad range of complex constitutional cases in federal and state courts through direct representation, filing amicus briefs, and submitting administrative complaints to state and federal agencies.     

    POSITION OVERVIEW

    The voting-rights attorney is a staff position within the Affiliate’s Legal Department. The position reports to the Deputy Legal Director. The position is focused on voting rights.

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

    The primary programmatic focus of this position will be the development of litigation and other legal advocacy projects in the area of voting rights. The staff attorney will:

    • Develop, prepare, and litigate voting-rights cases at all stages in state and federal trial and appellate courts.
    • Engage in pre-litigation, post-litigation, and non-litigation advocacy, including preparing demand letters, conducting settlement negotiations and enforcement, developing advocacy materials and public-education resources, and delivering public testimony.
    • Work closely with and provide policy analysis and legal expertise to non-legal program staff at the ACLU of Florida and ACLU National.
    • Engage regularly with the media on voting-rights issues.

    OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES

    In addition to the primary responsibilities above, the staff attorney will also:

    • Develop and strengthen relationships with community partners, coalitions, stakeholders, and affected communities.
    • Prepare and deliver “know your rights” information to affected communities.
    • Respond to the legal needs of affected communities, potentially on an emergency and immediate basis.
    • Participate in legal and advocacy conferences and develop and provide CLE presentations on pertinent topics.
    • Communicate ACLU views and positions to a variety of audiences, including judges, community residents, and policymakers, through public speaking, traditional and social media, and other means.

    At times, the staff attorney may also be called upon to support the ACLU of Florida’s work in areas other than voting rights.

    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

    First and foremost, the candidate must have exceptional analytic, research, and writing skills.

    The only other required qualifications are that the candidate possess a J.D. and that they be a member of the Florida Bar (or able to secure Florida Bar membership within one year of the beginning of their employment).

    DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

    While no one person will have all of the qualities enumerated below, the successful candidate will bring many of the following qualifications and attributes:

    • Significant expertise and experience in the area of voting rights.
    • Five or more years of federal district court or appellate litigation experience.
    • Strong and demonstrated commitment to civil rights and civil liberties consistent with the mission and goals of the ACLU.
    • Broad substantive knowledge of constitutional law.
    • Exceptional oral-advocacy skills.
    • Demonstrated experience working in fast-paced environment with a keen ability to simultaneously work on and manage multiple projects and deadlines and set priorities.
    • Enthusiasm, patience, and cultural competence to work cooperatively on a variety of projects with lawyers, organizers, and other staff members, as well as diverse community organizations and coalitions.
    • Experience working and communicating with marginalized or vulnerable communities.
    • Collaborative spirit and a sense of humor.
    • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and professionally with lawyers, paralegals, legal assistants, and clients.
    • A commitment to diversity; a personal approach that values the individual and respects differences of race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, religion, ability, and socio-economic circumstance.
    • Ability and willingness to travel and work extended hours, including nights and weekends, as needed.
    • Fluency in Spanish or Creole.
    • Unwavering commitment to the mission and goals of the ACLU, including a demonstrated commitment to equity and racial justice.

    COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

    Compensation will be commensurate with experience, within a starting range of $62,000-$83,000. The ACLU of Florida provides excellent benefits, including health and dental insurance with generous vacation, holiday, and sick leave policies, as well as a Defined Contribution 401K Retirement Plan. Base vacation leave is five weeks per year (and six weeks per year after five years).

    APPLICATION PROCEDURE

    Please send an email to jobs@aclufl.org and attach a cover letter, resume, and two substantial writing samples demonstrating thorough legal analysis. All inquiries should include “Voting-Rights Staff Attorney position” in the subject line, and all attachments should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

    Applicants who proceed beyond a first interview will be required to complete a research-and-writing assignment.

    Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please indicate where you learned of this job posting. No phone calls, please.

    This job description provides a general but not comprehensive list of the essential responsibilities and qualifications required. It does not represent a contract of employment. The ACLU of Florida reserves the right to change the job description and/or posting at any time without advance notice.

    The ACLU of Florida is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. The ACLU of Florida encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, or veteran status. We encourage formerly incarcerated individuals to apply. If selected for an interview, please inquire if financial assistance is needed in order to attend.

    The ACLU of Florida undertakes affirmative action strategies in its recruitment and employment efforts to ensure that persons with disabilities have full opportunities for employment in all positions. Fluency in Spanish or Creole is desired but not required.

  • Monday, July 06, 2020 5:19 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

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    Job Title: Associate Attorney, Sustainable Food and Farming
    Job Location: New York, NY
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: Salary range in New York, NY for 1 - 4 years legal experience: $81,300 - $95,300
    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, Chicago, Philadelphia, Denver, Seattle, Bozeman, and Washington, DC.

    Earthjustice’s Sustainable Food and Farming Program is seeking an Associate Attorney to conduct legal advocacy and litigation. The position is available immediately and is located in New York, NY.

    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.
    Job Requirements:
    Responsibilities:

    Work closely with Earthjustice attorneys 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 working with experts to develop a clear understanding of the facts involved in each case and to ultimately 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 electronic media.
    Assist with hiring and supervision of student law clerks.
    The Associate Attorney position is a three-year position with the opportunity for extension. Many Associate 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. Associate Attorneys gain experience, they gradually take on more independent responsibilities for their cases, but work throughout their tenure under the supervision of a Staff Attorney or a Deputy Managing Attorney or the Managing Attorney.

    Qualifications:
    Law school graduate with 1–4 years of full-time legal experience, with a preference for litigation experience and/or clerkship experience.
    Admission, or willingness to apply for admission, to the New York Bar.
    Ability and desire to contribute to the creation of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.
    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.
    How to Apply https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=oPFKcfwa&s=Gwen_S._Cherry_Black_Women_Lawyers_Association

    Closing Date Jul 31, 2020

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