Earthjustice is hiring two attorneys to join our team of lawyers and advocates who are using the power of the law to protect our oceans. The attorneys will focus primarily on work with foreign nongovernmental organizations and institutions to develop and implement innovative strategies and litigation to protect keystone, highly migratory marine predator species from threats stemming from bycatch, overfishing, and pollution in select countries. The attorneys will also engage in and support litigation in U.S. courts to protect these same species.
Earthjustice’s Oceans Program works to protect oceans and ocean wildlife from threats such as overfishing, pollution, and habitat degradation. Our team includes six full-time attorneys who litigate cases in U.S. federal courts aimed at protecting ocean resources. The positions will be part of our Oceans Program, which is based in Seattle, WA and will collaborate with our San Francisco, CA-based International Program. The positions will preferably be based in our San Francisco, Washington D.C., or Seattle offices, but for the right candidate we would also consider placing the position elsewhere.
Earthjustice employs both staff attorneys and associate attorneys. We seek to fill these positions with one staff attorney and one associate attorney and will consider applicants at both levels. Staff attorneys are experienced litigators who develop and lead significant bodies of Earthjustice litigation. Staff attorney positions are not term-limited. Associate attorneys are earlier in their career trajectory and work with staff attorneys as they develop the capacity to lead litigation on their own. The associate attorney position is a three-year position. This program is designed to help attorneys develop into thoughtful, professional, and effective advocates skilled in the various phases of public interest litigation. Some associates have gone on to other positions within Earthjustice, while others use the experience as a springboard to other career opportunities in environmental litigation or with other public interest organizations.
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 achieve this by hiring people who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment. 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.
To learn more about Earthjustice’s work to protect oceans, visit https://earthjustice.org/about/offices/oceans.
Qualifications for Staff Attorney
Qualifications for Associate Attorney
The ideal candidates will also have experience working in another country or working with international organizations.
We offer a mission- and employee-focused work environment and a competitive compensation package with excellent benefits. Earthjustice is an equal opportunity employer and highly values diversity.
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