Staff Attorney

  • Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy
  • Saint Paul, MN 55101, USA
  • Aug 22, 2018
Full time Environmental & Energy Law

Job Description


To act as counsel and provide legal services to Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy (MCEA). MCEA is the state’s leading public-interest environment and energy law firm. We advocate in state and federal courts, administrative proceedings, and at the legislature to protect and defend Minnesota’s environment and the health of its people. The Staff Attorney will litigate in state and federal courts as well as administrative agencies and provide legal advice to MCEA and other clients.  In addition, as appropriate, the Staff Attorney will assist with legislative advocacy, act as a liaison to outside pro bono counsel, law clerks, concerned citizens and other advocacy organizations, work with the Legal Committee of MCEA’s Board, and provide assistance to MCEA’s Chief Legal Officer.


  1. J.D. degree and license to practice law.  (Admission to MN bar or ability to take February 2019 exam required.)
  2. At least two years of legal experience.  Background and experience in energy law preferred.
  3. Experience in litigation.
  4. Excellent writing and analytic skills.
  5. Commitment to public interest environmental advocacy and environmental justice.
  6. Commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace and culture that values differences.

MCEA strives to create a mission-focused work environment that is fair and inclusive. We offer a competitive non-profit salary, including excellent benefits.

MCEA highly values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.

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