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Counsel, Captive Animal Law Enforcement

Company name

PETA Foundation

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required


Norfolk, VA

Date Last Verified

Feb 07,2018

Posted on

Feb 06,2018
Practice Area
Environmental and Land Use >> Environmental and Land Use
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
Criminal Law >> Criminal Law
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Counsel, Captive Animal Law Enforcement The candidate will provide legal advice and assistance on a wide range of issues that arise from firm's work on behalf of captive wildlife, including firm's investigations, regulatory efforts, policy work, work with law enforcement, and assistance with litigation matters. Develop, implement, and revise legal strategies relating to captive wildlife. Research, interpret, and apply local, state and federal statutes, regulations, and case law. Prepare complaints and other correspondence to local prosecutors and local, state, federal agencies with regard to firm investigations and other cruelty-to-animals cases. Prepare comments to agencies on proposed rulemaking and permit applications, and petitions for rulemaking. Monitor issues and assist in the development and management of litigation. Attend meetings of agencies with which the firm Foundation and its clients interact. Assist firm caseworkers, researchers, and campaigners with a wide array of legal issues that arise in the work. Represent clients to the public and local and national media outlets as authorized. Liaise with various firm and firm Foundation departments regarding efforts to publicize firms legal work. Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor. Must have JD degree and 3+ years of legal experience. Should have expertise in animal law, administrative law, environmental law, and/or criminal law. Member in good standing of a state bar association is needed. Proven excellent legal research, writing, and verbal advocacy skills is must.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
PETA Foundation
501 Front St.
Norfolk, VA 23510

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