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Environmental and Land Use Attorney in Portland, OR

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Company name

WildEarth Guardians

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Practice Area

Environmental and Land Use

Years of Experience

Min 10 yrs required

Location

Portland, OR

Date Last Verified

Aug 19,2017

Posted on

Aug 02,2017

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Legal Director The candidate will manage the 4-attorney Legal Team and maintain an active litigation docket. Will also assist in developing legal strategies to protect and restore the wildlife, wild places, wild rivers. Key Responsibilities: Litigate cases primarily in federal court, but also potentially in state court and at the administrative level; Manage the 3 staff attorneys in the Legal Team, including reviewing documents for court filing, discussing legal strategies, etc.’ Communicate regularly with outside counsel representing Guardians and maintain and develop relationships with outside counsel; Evaluate litigation proposals from programs; conduct or assign to staff attorneys factual and legal research as needed in furtherance of such evaluation; Develop litigation strategies and priorities with the Executive Director, Conservation Director, and Program Directors; Support litigation in all the four programs as needed.

Qualification and Experience

Must have a Bar membership in at least 1 western state. Have 10 years experience in environmental litigation, preferably in the west. Ability to handle a busy litigation docket. Solid skills in organization, writing, research, analysis, and oral advocacy. Passion for protecting the American West. Capacity to embrace conflict and cooperate without compromising our values.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
WildEarth Guardians
2590 Walnut St.
Denver, CO 80205