Job Details

Environmental Justice Project Attorney

Company name

Natural Resources Defense Council

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Date Last Verified

Nov 21,2018

Posted on

Jun 11,2018

Years of Experience

2-4 yrs required


Santa Monica, CA
Practice Area
Environmental and Land Use >> Environmental and Land Use
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Environmental Justice Project Attorney The candidate will collaborate with a team of attorneys, policy advocates, and other staff advancing environmental justice within the Healthy People and Thriving Communities program, as well as across the organization. Developing relationships with communities and working with them to identify opportunities to partner or collaborate on EJ-related issues. Screening and developing potential new EJ litigation, including conducting factual investigations and legal and policy research. Pursuing and//or supporting litigation in state and federal court. Engaging in advocacy before administrative agencies. Attending community meetings, including meetings on nights and weekends. Advocating for the adoption or passage of critical legislation, city ordinances, and government regulations. Working to rid toxics from the air, water, food, products, and soil in EJ communities. Promoting land use decisions that benefit EJ communities. Working to reduce the harms from ports, rail yards, distribution centers and other freight transportation facilities have on EJ communities. Advocating for healthy housing, especially for low-income and people of color residents. Building campaigns to preserve and expand open space and outdoor recreational opportunities for low-income communities and communities of color. Advocating for equitable transit-oriented development. Advocating for safe drinking water, especially for low-income and people of color communities. Working to build coalitions and partnerships on EJ and climate justice issues. Must be Law graduate and 2-4 years of legal, policy and/or administrative advocacy experience. Should be member of California Bar. Litigation experience, such as a federal court clerkship, is a plus. Experience working with coalitions of community members and community-based organizations is needed. Excellent writing, research, analytic and public speaking skills is must. Experience with and/or commitment to environmental justice work, racial justice work, or non-profit lawyering is essential. Knowledge of environmental, civil rights, and administrative laws is a plus. Proficiency in a second language is helpful.

Additional info

Job ID: 2018-3920

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Natural Resources Defense Council
1314 Second Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone: 800-889-4422

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