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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
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ProfileSenior Attorney Duties: Provide legal representation to communities of color and low-income community groups. Contribute to development efforts by supporting Development Department’s efforts to raise funds. Participate in communications strategies as needed. Legal Representation. Support and work with low-income communities and communities of color to address environmental justice issues, bringing educational, organizing, technical and legal resources to the communities. Work with client groups, organizers, and attorneys to develop community-based, community-led strategies. Train community residents to effectively participate before decision-makers in administrative arenas. Represent community groups in administrative and judicial fora, using environmental and civil rights laws at the state and federal level. Work collaboratively with other organizations in California and nationally to meet community needs. Identify and develop legislative solutions to address communities’ needs. Attend conferences, prepare policy papers, law review articles and legislative testimony. Participate in state and regional environmental justice networks. Contribute to Fundraising. Contribute to grant proposals, grant reports, and individual donor giving efforts as needed. Contribute to Communications. Provide content for newsletters, social media, and press releases as needed.
Qualification and Experience
Requirements: JD Degree and admission to the California Bar with 5 years legal experience. Significant experience with environmental justice issues. Written and oral fluency in Spanish, preferred. Ability to work as a team player, and to take on and complete complex projects. Excellent legal research and writing skills. Ability to travel extensively. Good sense of humor and grace under pressure. Detail-oriented, ability to prioritize and follow through with multiple tasks to meet deadlines. Skilled at building relationships with colleagues, community members, and allies. Highly organized.