Job Details

Supervising Staff Attorney

Company name

Earthjustice

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Nov 11,2019

Valid Through

Feb 24,2020

Posted on

Mar 21,2019

Years of Experience

Min 8 yrs required

Location

Washington, DC, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Profile

Supervising Staff Attorney
Responsibilities: Manage new and existing cases from start to finish, performing all aspects of litigation, including: drafting pleadings, motions, and briefs; conducting discovery; presenting oral arguments; and handling appeals. Conduct factual investigations and develop legal theories for possible advocacy or litigation advancing the goals of our clients. Join other staff in long-term planning, strategy development, goal-setting, and work plan management that advances a collective vision for future DC Office work. Participate as an active member of a learning and mentorship culture, and engage with colleagues in manner that is respectful, professional, and supportive. Participate actively in organizational and office-specific efforts to create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace, and personally engage with colleagues, clients, and partners in a manner that is consistent with those efforts. Supervise the work of Associate Attorneys, Law Clerks, and Litigation Assistants, either as part of a litigation team or as a formal direct supervisor. Develop and manage relationships with co-counsel, and with a diverse group of clients and coalition partners. Work effectively with other departments within organization, including Communications, Development, Operations, and Policy and Legislation.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Law school graduates who are admitted to or qualified to waive into the DC Bar. 8+ years of litigation experience, including significant lead counsel experience. Excellent research, analysis, writing, and oral advocacy skills. Demonstrated ability to think strategically and to implement collective plans. Initiative, good judgment, a collegial work style, and a strong work ethic. A commitment to public interest work and a passion for organizational mission. Ability to work both independently and in collaboration with others. Strong interpersonal skills. Aware of and sensitive to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and orientations. Eager to help the office recruit, hire, develop, and retain a diverse and inclusive workforce. Ability to effectively supervise and mentor more junior staff in connection with litigation projects, and to help foster an inclusive and nurturing work environment. Formal management experience is a plus.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Earthjustice
1625 Massachusetts Avenue, NW,
Suite 702
Washington, DC 20036

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