Job Details

Staff Attorney clean Air And Water/strategic Litigation

Company name

Conservation Law Foundation

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Date Last Verified

Jul 09,2019

Valid Through

Oct 22,2019

Posted on

May 10,2019

Years of Experience

3-5 yrs required


Boston, MA, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Environmental and Land Use >> Environmental and Land Use
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Staff Attorney (Clean Air and Water/Strategic Litigation)
The candidate will work on litigation across each program’s priorities, as well as promote solutions to the region’s biggest environmental challenges using policy tools and legislative advocacy. Potential litigation will involve climate-change liability, addressing the negative consequences of plastics in the environment, reducing nutrient pollution that fuels toxic algae outbreaks, and holding responsible parties to account for release of emerging contaminants into the environment. Under the Clean Air and Water Program, the work will focus on Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act enforcement cases, and advocacy for clean and safe drinking water, including PFAS-related regulatory actions. Under the Strategic Litigation Program, will work on major cases that prompt region-wide, nationwide, or international action, and break new ground in the use of legal requirements and enforcement to bring about transformative change in outcomes for public health, natural resource, or environmental governance. Devise and execute legal strategies for achieving organization’s advocacy goals. Represent organization in litigation and administrative proceedings. Negotiate civil penalties, injunctive relief, and fee and cost recovery. Advise community and advocacy groups on legal and policy matters. Build alliances and coalitions among parties that may include community groups, public officials, business interests, and other organizations. Draft public comment letters on projects, policies, and plans. Assist organization’s communications team in delivering advocacy news and key messages to the press, our members, and the public. Prepare research reports, memos, and presentations. Must have 3-5 years of experience with a passion and commitment to the environment, public health, and/or social justice. Litigation experience is required. Excellent analytical skills and the ability to put your analysis into writing that is easily understood are needed. Must be admitted to practice in good standing in a State Bar.

Additional info

Send resume titled ‘your last name-first initial-resume’ and a thoughtful cover letter titled ‘your last name-first initial-cover’ with ‘CLF Staff Attorney (CAW/SL)’ the subject line. No phone calls.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Conservation Law Foundation
62 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110-1016

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