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Associate Attorney

Company name

Sierra Club

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Valid Through

Nov 26,2019

Posted on

Aug 13,2019

Years of Experience

Max 3 yrs required


Oakland, CA, United States

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Associate Attorney
The candidate will track and analyze state and local climate policy initiatives, focusing on legal defensibility, equity, and effectiveness. Advise firm's chapters on the adoption, implementation, and defense of state and local climate policies. Serve as counsel in regulatory proceedings involving state and local climate policies. Serve as a core member of firm’s climate law and policy team and coordinate closely with environmental justice, community partnerships, and labor staff members. Litigate climate lawsuits under the supervision and mentorship of senior and staff attorneys. Help develop and execute work in a manner that promotes equity, justice, and inclusion, and intentionally addresses the history of inequitable environmental and economic burdens carried by communities overburdened by pollution and harmed by climate change.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate must have J.D. degree and license to practice law or awaiting bar exam results. Should have 0–3 years of post-law school graduation experience. Must have excellent writing and analytical skills. Should have strong interpersonal and consensus building skills, including the ability to work collaboratively with clients and colleagues from diverse backgrounds. Must have passion for the firm's mission to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment. Should have demonstrated commitment to equity, inclusion, and justice. Must have knowledge of environmental law or climate policy.

Additional info

Job Code 103-19

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Sierra Club
2101 Webster St
Suite 1300
Oakland, CA 94612

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