Earthjustice is now accepting applications for an associate attorney to join our San Francisco-based International Program. The Associate Attorney will support and collaborate with our team of lawyers and scientists working to speed the transition from dirty fossil fuels to clean energy solutions in key countries around the world. This position will begin ideally in October 2022. There is a strong preference that the position be based in San Francisco, but we will consider New York City in exceptional circumstances.
Earthjustice is the premier nonprofit environmental law organization. We take on the biggest, most precedent-setting cases across the country. We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health; to preserve magnificent places and wildlife; to advance clean energy; and to combat climate change. We partner with thousands of groups, supporters, individuals and communities to engage the critical environmental issues of our time, and bring about positive change. We are guided by a passionate, ambitious vision for the future for people and our planet: until justice stands for all, we will never rest. We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.
Our international work draws on our deep experience in foreign, US and international environmental, energy, and human rights law and litigation. With partners in Africa, Australia, Europe, Indonesia, Latin America, and elsewhere, we collaborate on foreign and international legal advocacy to reduce dependence on dirty fossil fuels and speed the transition to clean energy.
The Associate Attorney position is a three-year position, with the potential for an extension, designed to help attorneys who are in the early stages of their careers to develop into thoughtful, professional, and effective advocates skilled in the various phases of public interest litigation. As Associate Attorneys gain experience, they gradually take on more independent responsibility for their cases. For this position, the Associate Attorney will report directly to the Deputy Managing Attorney, but work throughout their tenure under the supervision of other attorneys within the clean energy program. Many Associates have gone on to other positions within Earthjustice and with other public interest organizations.
Earthjustice has temporarily transitioned staff to remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Staff are currently working two days a week in the office under a hybrid work plan, which will be reevaluated and adjusted on an ongoing basis. We will conduct all interviews for this position via phone and videoconferencing.
The level of duties and responsibilities for an Associate Attorney will vary depending on experience. However, among other responsibilities, the Associate should be able to:
Salary depends on experience and location.
Salary range in San Francisco, CA or New York City: $92,700-121,000
We offer a mission- and employee-focused work environment and a competitive compensation package, including excellent benefits. Earthjustice is an equal opportunity employer and highly values diversity. As a 501(c)(3) organization, Earthjustice is a qualifying employer for purposes of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program.
Interested candidates should submit via Jobvite:
For this position, we are looking to hire a candidate that is available to start in no later than October 2022. Please apply by August 7, 2022. After that, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
Earthjustice brings our associate attorneys on board on a quarterly schedule during the months of January, April, June and September.
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Earthjustice is driven by a passion for justice, partnership and excellence. Our core values lead us to seek a broad range of perspectives and backgrounds to achieve our mission and to maintain an inclusive environment where all staff are valued and respected. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to employment practices that ensure that employees and applicants for employment are provided with equal opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the position.
For positions located within the City and County of San Francisco: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment-qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
For positions located within the City of Los Angeles: We will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.