Job Details

Staff Attorney

Company name

WildEarth Guardians

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Posted on

Aug 04,2018

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required


Denver, CO
Practice Area
Environmental and Land Use >> Environmental and Land Use
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Staff Attorney Responsibilities: Litigate cases primarily in federal court, but also potentially in state court and at the administrative level, pursuant to laws governing management and resource protection on public lands, the National Environmental Policy Act, the Endangered Species Act, the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, and other environmental and land use laws. Develop and maintain relationships with outside counsel representing Guardians and work cooperatively as co-counsel with outside counsel. Evaluate litigation proposals from programs by conducting factual and legal research as needed in furtherance of such evaluation. Manage and mentor legal interns and contract legal assistance when appropriate. Willingness to travel around the United States for case-related matters.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Bar membership in at least one western state or District of Columbia. 5+ years' experience in litigation or a combination of litigation-adjacent experience such as administrative appeals/advocacy, record review, commenting on agency actions, or clerkship. Environmental and natural resources experience preferred. Ability to handle a busy litigation docket. Solid skills in organization, writing, research, analysis, and oral advocacy. Passion for protecting the American West and a. Capacity to embrace conflict and cooperate without compromising Guardians’ values. Emotional maturity and self-awareness. Willingness to take calculated risks. Integrity, kindness, and sense of humor. Commitment to justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion. Proven ability to work independently as well as collaboratively.
DEADLINE: September 28, 2018.

Additional info

Send, in a single pdf, the following: cover letter explaining (1) why want to work for Guardians in general, and specifically in the legal program, (2) which of Guardians’ 4 programs interests the most and why, and (3) preferred office location; resume; 1 legal writing sample that is predominantly your work; and contact and relationship information for three professional references. No phone calls or in-person visits, please.

Company info

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

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