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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
Date Last Verified
ProfileAssociate Attorney, International Program Responsibilities: Work collaboratively with senior attorneys, but is expected to work more independently over time. Perform a range of litigation and advocacy-related tasks that can include: Conducting factual investigations and legal research, and preparing memoranda on issues relating to ongoing or potential new cases. Drafting motions, briefs, and other pleadings. Participating in proceedings before federal and international courts and tribunals. Working with clients and experts, and learning how to handle press work. Hiring and supervising law students who work as interns or clerks.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: Law school graduate admitted to, or willing to apply for admission to, the California State Bar. 7+ years of experience. Excellent research, analytic, writing and communication skills. Strong work ethic, initiative, sound yet creative judgment. Strong desire to fight for the right of all to a healthy environment. Ability to work well in a team-oriented atmosphere. Commitment to public interest work and a passion for the role of Earthjustice and its mission. Demonstrates an awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds and orientations. Contributes to the creation of a diverse, equitable and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences. Knowledge of environmental and international law is a plus. The ability to speak Spanish or other foreign languages is a plus.
Term: 2 year position with a possible extension for a third year
Deadline: July 10, 2017
Send resume, 1-2 page cover letter that addresses each of the following: aspects of background that are relevant to the qualifications listed above; why are drawn to the work of International Program and whether there are particular legal, environmental or justice issues that inspire; and how time at would contribute to your career aspirations; Writing sample, preferably a legal brief or memorandum that has not been edited by anyone else; Law school transcript; and List of 3 references.