Staff Attorney Position
With Delaware Riverkeeper Network, a Nonprofit Environmental Organization
Date posted June 30, 2019
The Delaware Riverkeeper Network (DRN) has an immediate opening for a seasoned litigator/attorney in its Bristol, Pennsylvania office. The Senior Attorney will carry their own case load, oversee legal interns, and help provide oversight to the junior attorney on staff. The Senior Attorney will be expected to work independently as well as in collaboration with other senior DRN advocacy and legal staff.
DRN works to protect the Delaware River watershed and ecosystems from threats such as shale gas extraction, pipeline and powerline construction, dredging, stormwater runoff, wetlands degradation, species take and pollution. DRN’s legal team consists of a senior outside counsel, two full-time staff attorneys, a junior support attorney/paralegal, and a law clinic. The two senior attorneys on staff report to Ms. van Rossum, who is the Delaware Riverkeeper, leader of DRN and also an attorney.
Applicants must be law school graduates who are admitted, or are willing to apply for admission, to at least one of the state bars of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, or Delaware.
The ideal applicant will have:
Terms of Employment & Salary:
The position is anticipated to be full time.
We offer compensation on a public interest scale commensurate with experience including an excellent benefits package.
The position is located in DRN’s main office located in Bristol, Bucks County, PA
Application Procedure: This position is open immediately, and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Please email a cover letter, resume, names and contact information for three references, at least one writing sample from recent litigation, and other pertinent information to the attention of Maya van Rossum, the Delaware Riverkeeper, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject line should read: Senior Attorney Application. No telephone calls. If you prefer to mail your materials the organization address is 925 Canal St., Suite 3701, Bristol, PA 19007.
DRN is an equal opportunity employer.