Job Details

Litigation - General Attorney in Chicago, IL

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Company name

Natural Resources Defense Council

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Practice Area

Litigation - General/Commercial

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required


USA Chicago, IL

Date Last Verified

Sep 25,2017

Posted on

Sep 02,2017

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Litigation Operations Manager Responsibilities: Prepare regular litigation updates for NRDC leadership and departments; Develop biweekly Team meeting agendas and drive follow-up after meetings; Help develop affirmative litigation communications strategies; Collaborate with NRDC Litigation Directors in budgeting and fundraising; Oversee budget and expense tracking and reporting; Spearhead planning of annual Team retreats; Assess, improve, and manage internal litigation systems and technology, including litigation docket, calendar, document management, conflicts checks, and time-keeping systems; Implement and monitor internal litigation policies, procedures, and protocols, and identify opportunities to promote efficiency and implement improved practices; Ensure centralized resources are timely maintained and accurate; Manage law library and online legal research accounts; Review common-interest agremeents and retainer agreements; CoordinateTeam recruitment, hiring, and onboarding; Lead professional development training program for attorneys and paralegals, including by developing programming, identifying speakers, and managing CLE accreditation; Monitor attorney compliance with continuing legal education requirements and bar admissions and renewals; Work closely with Team’s litigation assistants/paralegals to ensure appropriate assignments and professional development.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: JD Degree or law license strongly preferred; 5+ years professional experience managing complex projects and teams, including the demonstrated ability to work efficiently, prioritize workflow, and meet demanding deadlines; 2+ years professional experience supervising support staff or others; Experience working in a litigation environment, particularly in legal operations or litigation practice management; Experience working with senior leadership of a law firm, non-profit, or other legal organization; Experience in a legal non-profit preferred; Ability to handle complex and sensitive discussions and processes with diplomacy; Aptitude for developing talent and supporting a positive and diverse team culture; Outstanding leadership and interpersonal skills with a proven track record of building relationships, including managing external relationships and internal intra- and inter-department relationships; Expertise in working with technology; Excellent communication skills (oral and written), including demonstrated skill in facilitating meetings and delivering clear presentations; Demonstrated commitment to public interest or public service work preferred.

Additional info

Job ID: 2017-3718

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Natural Resources Defense Council
101 N. Wacker Drive,
Suite 609
Chicago, IL 60606