Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Associate Position at Earth Justice in D.C.

http://earthjustice.org/about/jobs/13490/associate-attorney

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.