Job Details

Staff Attorney

Company name

Defenders of Wildlife

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Years of Experience

Min 4 yrs required


Denver, CO

Date Last Verified

Mar 01,2018

Posted on

Feb 28,2018
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Staff Attorney DUTIES: Litigate cases brought under the Endangered Species Act, National Environmental Policy Act, Marine Mammal Protection Act, Clean Water Act, National Forest Management Act, National Wildlife Refuge Improvement Act, Administrative Procedure Act, Freedom of Information Act and other federal statutes. Develop innovative litigation strategies and cases to protect imperiled wildlife species, to conserve wildlife, habitat, and ecosystems in the face of global warming, and to ensure conservation of wildlife and habitat on federal public lands. Actively participate in the development and advancement of Defenders' conservation policy goals. Advise staff on legal questions and legislative matters.

Qualification and Experience

QUALIFICATIONS: JD degree, admitted to at least one state Bar. 4+ years of litigation experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above. Strong legal writing, research, and verbal communications skills. Working knowledge of federal natural resources, public lands, and wildlife conservation laws. Demonstrated commitment to public-interest advocacy, environmental protection and natural resources conservation.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Defenders of Wildlife
1425 Market Street 225
Denver, CO 80202

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