Senior Attorney, Oceans Program

Company Earthjustice Location Los Angeles, CA, United States

Public Interest



Min 6 yrs required


Jun 15, 2022

Sep 28, 2022

Jun 13, 2022


Senior Attorney, Oceans Program
The candidate will develop, file, and litigate cases and advocacy strategies with an immediate subject-matter focus on offshore oil and gas development. Will supervise associate attorneys and litigation assistants in connection with their work on particular projects and may be asked to serve as the formal supervisor for one or more team members.?Develop new cases in a strategic fashion; conduct factual investigations; develop legal theories; draft pleadings and briefs; and otherwise manage new and existing cases within federal and state courts and administrative agencies. Litigate cases from beginning to end, performing all aspects of litigation. Develop and maintain partnerships with clients, allies, and coalition partners. Collaborate in team problem solving, litigation strategy, and project management. Manage relationships with co-counsel, clients, and coalition partners. Supervise the work of associate attorneys, litigation assistants, and law clerks. Integrate communications and, as appropriate, legislative and administrative advocacy into legal strategies, working effectively with other departments within the organization, including communications, development, and policy and legislation. Support efforts to ensure a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences. Train and mentor associate attorneys, including by building their skills in the course of legal advocacy.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should be admitted to, or willing to apply for admission to, the CA Bar association. Must have 6+ years of litigation experience, with experience in the role of lead trial or appellate counsel. Should have demonstrated ability to effectively litigate complex cases including the full range of litigation tasks, such as factual investigation, legal research, drafting of pleadings and briefing, and courtroom advocacy. Must have a willingness and enthusiasm to learn new skills as needed for effective litigation advocacy. Excellent?research, analytic, writing and communication skills are essential. Experience collaborating with diverse allies and partners in advocacy work is required. An awareness of and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and orientations is needed. Strong and demonstrated work ethic, initiative, and sound judgment is a must. Should have a willingness and ability to effectively supervise and intentionally mentor early career staff in connection with litigation and advocacy projects, and to help foster an inclusive culture of learning in the work environment. Must have the ability and willingness to travel as needed for casework, court appearances, and other advocacy needs.

USD 135200 Annually

Additional info

Submit a resume, 1-2 page cover letter that addresses: (1) what draws you to the organization's oceans work and; (2) aspects of your background that show your competence to work with diverse clients and colleagues, writing sample (preferably a legal brief or other advocacy product you have written), law school transcript, and list of 3 references. No phone calls, drop-ins, or hard copies.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
800 Wilshire Blvd.,
Suite 1000
Los Angeles, CA 90017

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