Job Details

Associate Attorney

Company name

Earthjustice

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Jul 03,2019

Valid Through

Oct 16,2019

Posted on

Jan 31,2019

Years of Experience

1-5 yrs required

Location

Washington, DC, United States

Employment Type

Contract, Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Associate Attorney
Responsibilities: Work closely with Staff Attorneys and clients to investigate, develop, and prosecute cases. Participate, with increasing responsibility, in a range of tasks required for case development and litigation than can include factual investigation, legal research, discovery, briefing, witness preparation, and oral advocacy. As an Associate Attorney gains experience, typically her or his case load will include both cases for which he or she has primary responsibility under the supervision of a Staff Attorney, and cases on which he or she works in a supporting role with Staff Attorneys.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Law school graduate admitted to, or eligible to apply for admission to, the District of Columbia Bar. 1-5 years of post-law school legal experience, with litigation experience preferred. Excellent research, analytic, writing and communication skills. Strong work ethic, initiative, sound judgment, and creativity. Ability to work constructively and in a highly professional manner in a diverse, dynamic, and hard-working team-oriented atmosphere. Commitment to public interest work and a passion for the role of Earthjustice and its mission. Awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds and orientations.
Term: 3 years

Additional info

Send: Resume. ½-page cover letter that addresses at least the following subjects: (1) why are drawn to Earthjustice’s mission and whether there are particular legal, environmental, or social justice issues that inspire; and (2) aspects of self background that demonstrate competence to work with diverse clients and colleagues. Also, please include the earliest date you would be available to begin work. Writing sample, preferably a legal brief or memorandum that is either unedited or only lightly edited by someone other than. A cover sheet explaining the extent of editing by someone else. Law school transcript. List of three references. No phone calls, drop-ins, or hard copies.

Company info

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

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