Washington, DC
Full Time
Earthjustice is now accepting applications for a Clean Energy Associate Attorney position.  We seek an attorney to join our growing team of lawyers who work to advance clean energy across the country.  The position will be based preferably in Washington D.C. However, attorneys seeking to work in other Earthjustice regional offices will be considered.
Earthjustice has a track record of success with our programs to reduce dependence on dirty fossil fuels and promote energy efficiency, renewable energy, and grid integration of these clean energy resources. Because we see an unparalleled opportunity to hasten a shift away from fossil fuels and achieve major, enduring reductions in carbon pollution, we are increasing our capacity to advocate for investments in clean energy and supportive policies and infrastructure, including a smart, low-carbon grid, in partnership with client partners in key states. 


Associate attorneys at Earthjustice perform a range of litigation-related tasks that can include:
  • Conducting factual investigation, legal research, and discovery.
  • Preparing briefs and other legal filings.
  • Participating in proceedings before state and federal courts, public utility commissions and other administrative tribunals.
  • Working with clients and experts, and learning how to handle press work. 
  • Screening and development of potential new cases.  


  • Law school graduates who are admitted, or willing to apply for admission, to the state bar where they are located.
  • 1–6 years of litigation experience.
  • Excellent research, analysis, writing, and oral advocacy skills.
  • A solid academic record, good judgment and a strong work ethic.
  • Knowledge of environmental and administrative law is a plus.
  • Ability and willingness to travel to advocacy proceedings approximately 25% of the time.
  • Passion for the environment and serving the public interest.
  • Initiative, creative thinking, and the ability to work both independently and collaboration with others.
Compensation is commensurate with experience, and we offer an exceptional benefits package.


Interested candidates should send a letter of interest with resume, unofficial law school transcript, writing sample, and at least three professional references toneoffice_jobs@earthjustice.org. Subject line should read: Clean Energy Associate Attorney. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
For more information about Earthjustice’s clean energy work, please visithttp://earthjustice.org/cleanenergy.
No phone calls or drop-ins.