Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Southern Environmental law Center: Litigation Attorney; Atlanta GA


Atlanta, GA 

Date Posted: 01/26/2015
Schedule Type: Full Time
Practice Areas: Environmental, Impact Litigation

Job Description

The Southern Environmental Law Center is seeking an attorney with experience in litigation for its Atlanta, Georgia office. Substantial litigation experience is strongly preferred. This is an excellent opportunity to join an organization that is successfully addressing some of the most important and challenging environmental issues facing the Southeast and the nation.
About SELC: With offices across the region (Charlottesville, VA; Chapel Hill, NC; Atlanta, GA; Asheville, NC; Charleston, SC; Washington, DC; Richmond, VA; Birmingham, AL; and Nashville, TN), SELC uses law and policy expertise to protect the South’s natural resources—its land, air, water, coast and wetlands—and to preserve our rural countryside and community character.  Although our regional focus is the Southeast, much of our work is national in scope and impact.
SELC works collaboratively with over 150 national, state, and local groups to enhance their efficacy and achieve our common conservation goals. Our legal and policy staff comprises some of the nation’s leading experts in their respective fields, and over its 29-year history, SELC has earned a reputation as one of the most effective environmental organizations in the country.  We currently have a staff of over 100, including 62 attorneys. Additional information regarding our work and staff is available at
About the position: SELC’s work in Georgia is focused in five program areas: energy and healthy air, transportation and land use policy, clean water, coast and wetlands, and forest protection.  The Attorney will have significant responsibility for work in one or more of these program areas in Georgia and possibly Alabama. Work will consist primarily of litigation in state and federal courts and advocacy in state and federal administrative proceedings, with some policy analysis and development in various settings at the state and federal levels. 


We are seeking an attorney with strong litigation skills, a strong work ethic, and a sense of initiative.  The ideal candidate will be a skilled litigation lawyer with excellent academic credentials, a background in environmental law, strong communication and interpersonal skills, a demonstrated ability to work well in a collegial setting, and a strong personal commitment to SELC’s mission.


SELC offers salaries competitive with leading national environmental non-profits, and an excellent benefits package.

Application Instructions:

If you have these qualifications and are seeking one of the most interesting, challenging, and rewarding environmental advocacy positions available, please send your letter of interest, resume, law school transcript (with date of birth and social security number redacted), and a list of three professional references in one email to Lori Cates at PLEASE INCLUDE “GA ATTORNEY APPLICATION” IN THE SUBJECT LINE
SELC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is continually seeking to diversify its staff.  We strongly encourage applications from persons of all racial and ethnic backgrounds.