Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Associate Position at Earth Justice in D.C.


Earthjustice is now accepting applications for an associate attorney position in its Washington, D.C. office. We seek an attorney with two to five years of experience to work on a variety of environmental litigation projects.

Earthjustice’s Washington, D.C. office serves both as a regional office for issues arising in mid-Atlantic states, and as a center for litigation on important national environmental issues. The Washington office’s docket currently includes litigation to promote reductions in greenhouse gas emissions; protect public health and the environment from air pollution; prevent degradation of streams, wetlands, drinking water supplies, and other waters; compel the federal government to improve its management and protection of our ocean resources; and challenge the practice of mountaintop removal mining in the Appalachians.

Associates participate in a full range of tasks that include attending client and expert meetings; conducting factual investigation, legal research, and discovery; preparing briefs; advising clients; and engaging in oral advocacy. In addition, associates handle screening of potential new cases.

Qualifications for the position include a demonstrated commitment to environmental protection, excellent research skills, a solid academic record, and a strong work ethic. Significant knowledge of environmental and administrative law will be a definite plus. We also value initiative, creative thinking, and the ability to work collegially with others. The candidate must be admitted to practice law in a U.S. jurisdiction and admitted (or eligible for admission) to the D.C. bar. Earthjustice offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits plan.