Associate Attorney at Earthjustice



Mid Level

New York, NY, USA

$93.700 - $104.600

05 Nov → 05 Dec

Job Description

Earthjustice’s Sustainable Food and Farming Program seeks an Associate Attorney to assist with legal advocacy and litigation. This position will begin in January 2022 and located in New York, NY.

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.

Job Responsibilities

  • Work closely with Earthjustice attorneys, scientists, and professional staff to build cases and support policies that serve a diverse set of clients
  • Participate in the full range of tasks involved in administrative advocacy and complex litigation, including factual investigation, legal research, memo writing, briefing, and oral advocacy
  • Interact with clients and work with experts to develop a clear understanding of the facts involved in each case and, ultimately, to support our litigation goals
  • Represent Earthjustice on telephone calls and at meetings with clients, partners, co-counsel, and experts
  • Develop skills required to serve as spokesperson with print and other media
  • Assist with hiring and supervision of student law clerks

Requirements / Qualifications

  • 2-4 years of post-Law School legal experience

  • Ability and desire to contribute to the creation of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences

  • Demonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and orientations

  • Excellent legal research, writing, analytical, and communication skills

  • Strong work ethic, good judgment, initiative, and creativity

  • Ability to work independently and as a collegial team member

  • Commitment to public interest work and a passion for the role of Earthjustice and its mission

  • Contributes to the creation of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences

Benefits/What We offer

  • We offer a mission- and employee-focused work environment and a competitive compensation package, including excellent benefits

How To Apply

Apply through LegalJobs.

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