Earthjustice

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 and citizens 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 the best and brightest who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment. Our headquarters are in San Francisco with offices in Anchorage, Juneau, Los Angeles, Tallahassee, Honolulu, New York, Philadelphia, Denver, Seattle, Bozeman, and Washington, DC.

Earthjustice Anchorage
Jan 10, 2020
Full time
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, Philadelphia, Denver, Seattle, Bozeman, and Washington, DC.  The Alaska office works to protect Alaska’s public lands and waters, fish and wildlife, air and water quality, and public health from threats posed by oil and gas development, old growth logging, minerals and coal mining, industrial-scale ocean trawling, and other activities. We represent conservation groups, Alaska Native tribal and nonprofit organizations, community groups, fishing organizations, and others in litigation and other advocacy before federal and state agencies and in the courts.  With offices in Juneau and Anchorage, we work on issues throughout the state.  Our current priorities include protecting America’s Arctic from oil and gas development, roadless area and old growth forest protection on the Tongass National Forest, and opposition to several proposed large-scale mines in western and southeast Alaska and on transboundary rivers in Canada.  For more information about the Alaska office, please visit   http://earthjustice.org/about/offices/Alaska . Responsibilities Litigate cases from beginning to end, performing all aspects of litigation. Develop litigation and legal advocacy strategies to support program goals. Collaborate and manage relationships with co-counsel, clients, and coalition partners. Cultivate new and diverse clients, allies, and coalition partners in support of program goals. Lead teams and mentor other staff, including associate attorneys, litigation assistants, and law clerks. Serve as spokesperson for Earthjustice, clients, and partners. Help develop and execute effective media and, where appropriate, legislative strategies. Work effectively with other departments within Earthjustice, including Communications, Development, and Policy and Legislation. Qualifications Attorney with substantial litigation experience and the ability to litigate cases from beginning to end, independently if necessary. We expect that in most cases a candidate meeting this requirement would have at least six years litigation experience, but candidates with fewer years of experience are welcome to apply so long as they meet this functional requirement. Admitted to, or willing to apply for admission, to the Alaska bar. Excellent litigation skills, including top-notch legal research, writing, and oral advocacy skills. Ability to manage a litigation docket effectively, lead a litigation team, and work collaboratively with colleagues and partner organizations. Proficient at working with technical experts. Strong skills in communicating litigation and advocacy goals and messages to the media. Ability to work independently and in collaboration with client partners and staff Strong and demonstrated initiative, good judgment, 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. An awareness of and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds and orientations. An ability and commitment to help create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences. Salary depends on experience and location. Salary range in Anchorage, AK: $125,100+ depending on experience 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   Please apply online via the Jobvite system. 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) competence to work with diverse clients and colleagues.  Writing sample, preferably a legal brief or memorandum you have written. List of three references. We will review applications 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.  
Earthjustice New York, NY, USA
Jan 10, 2020
Full time
Earthjustice is now accepting applications for a full-time Litigation Assistant to join the Northeast regional office, based in New York City.  The successful applicant will provide both substantive and administrative support to our team of attorneys, who litigate in federal and state courts and conduct administrative advocacy to defend the right of all people to a healthy environment and to speed our transition away from fossil fuels to clean and renewable energy.. 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, Juneau, Los Angeles, Miami, Tallahassee, Honolulu, New York, Philadelphia, Denver, Seattle, Bozeman, Chicago, and Washington, DC. The Northeast office uses hard-hitting litigation and administrative advocacy to protect people from toxic chemicals, to secure clean drinking water for all, to end our reliance on fossil fuels, and to make an equitable transition to clean energy. For more information about the Northeast office, please visit   https://earthjustice.org/about/offices/northeast . Responsibilities: Litigation Assistants in the Northeast office provide administrative and litigation support services for more than a dozen active attorneys practicing in federal courts and administrative venues.  Tasks may include but are not limited to the following: Preparing and editing documents for filing, including: proofreading, cite-checking, Bluebooking, formatting, producing tables of contents and authorities, assembling exhibits, etc. Filing and serving paper and electronic filings. Ensuring all court rules are being met. Creating, organizing, and maintaining case files and contacts. Computing and calendaring court deadlines. Assisting in the collection, processing, and review of incoming discovery productions, such as administrative records, including use of an eDiscovery software platform. Drafting basic pleadings and other case-related documents under attorney supervision, including: case initiating documents, proposed orders, cover letters, FOIA requests,   pro hac vice   applications, etc. Reviewing, organizing, and interpreting factual and technical information; generating research notes, memoranda, summaries, tables, maps, and other visuals as needed. Communicating with courts, clients, experts, opposing counsel, and government officials as requested or approved by attorneys. Supporting attorneys in gaining admission to courts, registration renewals, and creating and managing e-filing accounts. Tracking relevant dockets and issues related to the work of the Northeast Office via the Federal Register, agency web sites, various distribution lists, media outlets, etc. Participating in conference calls and meetings when relevant to the position and/or assigned projects. General case-related administrative assistance (photocopying, correspondence, filing, taking meeting minutes, tracking case updates). Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience. Paralegal experience or training a plus. To qualify for Senior Litigation Assistant, at least two years of experience in a litigation setting with responsibilities similar to those described above. Interest in and knowledge of environmental, social justice, or public interest issues relevant to Earthjustice’s mission. A can-do attitude, meticulous attention to detail, and an unrelenting commitment to high performance standards. Excellent research, analytical, writing, and computer skills (word processing, databases and spreadsheets, Internet, etc.). The ability to organize, set priorities among multiple assignments, meet deadlines, and function calmly under pressure. The ability to work effectively as part of a team, including with remote staff, and to maintain confidential information. Flexible, punctual, highly reliable, and available for occasional evening and weekend work. Ability to work for extended periods on the computer as needed to meet filing deadlines. A team player who will enthusiastically take on tasks that range from intellectually challenging to administrative work. Demonstrated awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and orientations. Commitment and contribution to the creation of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences. Salary is based on experience and location. Salary range in New York, NY: $61,400 - $68,200 Earthjustice is an equal opportunity employer.  We offer a mission- and employee-focused work environment and a competitive compensation package, including excellent benefits.  To Apply: Interested applicants should submit the following: Resume. One- or two-page cover letter. Short writing sample. List of three references. 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 accepted. 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.
Earthjustice Seattle, WA, USA
Jan 07, 2020
Full time
The Northwest Office of Earthjustice is looking to hire a Staff Attorney whose docket will include work done in partnership with environmental justice groups.  The position is available immediately.     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 to engage on 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, Philadelphia, Denver, Chicago, Seattle, Bozeman, and Washington, DC. The Northwest Office opened in 1987 to enable Earthjustice to take a more active role in preserving the unique natural resources and environment of the Pacific Northwest.  Since that time, the Northwest office has undertaken campaigns to protect old growth forests, promote salmon recovery, improve water quality, protect Puget Sound and the Salish Sea and the communities that depend on them, stop coal-fired power plants, prevent the Pacific Northwest from becoming a fossil fuel fossil fuel export hub, and protect farmworkers and communities from toxic pesticides, among other things.  We are building out southern resident orca recovery work and partnerships with environmental justice communities in Seattle and Portland.  We frequently work in close partnership with Native American Tribes and fence-line communities.  The new Staff Attorney would spend a significant portion of his or her time partnering with environmental justice communities, along with other Northwest attorneys.  Although the primary focus of the Northwest office is representing environmental and community groups in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, we often take cases with national and international scope.  For example, the Northwest office is representing the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in fighting the Dakota Access Pipeline and is challenging the Bayou Bridge pipeline in Louisiana.  The office is also litigating numerous cases fighting rollbacks of environmental and health protections by the Trump administration, including a reversal of a proposed ban on a dangerous pesticide, chlorpyrifos, the Trump executive order requiring the repeal of two regulations to offset the costs of any new one, and EPA’s directive to kick EPA grantees off of scientific advisory committees.  Our office is located in the heart of downtown Seattle near the federal and state courthouses and the water front.  Our goal is to produce the highest quality legal work in a diverse, inclusive, supportive, and collegial environment.  The Northwest Office has a staff of 15, including 12 attorneys.  Responsibilities Lead complex cases and the full range of litigation tasks, including factual investigation, legal research, discovery, briefing, witness preparation, trials, and oral advocacy. Work with clients, other attorneys, and partners to investigate, develop, and litigate cases.  Devote at least one-third of their docket to partnering with environmental justice groups and working with associate attorneys in doing so.  Some of this work will entail advocacy to combat harmful air pollution. Work with our media and policy and legislation teams, as well as clients and partners, to leverage legal advocacy to obtain positive change and results.  Train and mentor associate attorneys, including by building their litigation skills in the course of legal advocacy. Qualifications Law school graduate and admitted to, or willing to apply for admission to, the Washington State Bar. Six to twelve years of litigation experience is strongly preferred. Excellent research, analytic, writing and communication skills; trial skills preferred. Experience partnering with environmental justice communities.  Experience engaging in advocacy to combat harmful air pollution preferred. Strong work ethic, initiative, sound judgment. Demonstrates an awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds and orientations. Contributes to the creation of a diverse, equitable and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences. Commitment to public interest work and a passion for the role of Earthjustice and its mission, including a desire to fight for the right of all to a healthy environment. Salary depends on experience and location. Salary range in Seattle, WA: $134,995+ depending on experience 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 a: Resume One or two page cover letter that addresses (1) why you are drawn to Earthjustice’s mission; and/or, (2) any experiences you have working with people or communities from backgrounds that differ from your own or with those who have been disproportionately affected by environmental harms. Writing sample, preferably a legal brief or memorandum that primarily reflects your work. Law school transcript. List of three references. We are looking to hire a candidate that is available to start any time between now and the fall of 2020. We are flexible as to start date during this period. 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.