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Assistant Attorney General Counsel for Environmental Protection Civil Litigation

Company name

Washington State Attorney General's Office

Organization Type

Government

Job Type

Attorney

Valid Through

Oct 24,2019

Posted on

Jul 11,2019

Years of Experience

Min 7 yrs required

Location

Seattle, WA, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Environmental and Land Use >> Environmental and Land Use
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Assistant Attorney General - Counsel for Environmental Protection (Civil Litigation)
The candidate will initiate and lead complex civil litigation on environmental matters brought under the Attorney General's independent authority, including cases challenging impermissible administrative action by the federal government. Work will include cases arising under state or Federal law, and may relate to a wide range of environmental topics, such as water and air quality, habitat protection, toxic chemicals, climate change, and worker safety. Duties of attorneys in the Counsel for Environmental Protection unit will include: directing and assisting in investigations; drafting pleadings, motions and memoranda from initial filing through post-judgment proceedings; conducting all aspects of discovery; motions practice, trials, and participating in post-trial proceedings including any appeals.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate must have 7+ years of civil litigation experience are required (ten years or more are preferred). Must have experience in a full range of discovery and motions practice. Must have strong analytical, research, and writing skills. Must have excellent judgment. Must have experience successfully handling multiple time-sensitive assignments. Should preferably have experience in complex environmental litigation, including toxic torts and actions for recovery of natural resource damages. Experience working with underrepresented or ethnically diverse communities or groups is a plus. An ability to read, write or speak in another language in addition to English is desired. Must have graduated from a law school accredited by the ABA or completed the WSBA's Rule 6 Law Clerk Program and be licensed to practice law.

Deadline: August 4, 2019.

Additional info

Send a letter of interest; resume; law school transcript (unofficial copy is acceptable); and writing sample.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Washington State Attorney General's Office
900 Fourth Avenue
Suite 2000
Seattle, WA 98164-1012

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