Earthjustice is the premier nonprofit environmental law organization. We take on the biggest, most precedent-setting cases across the country. We ...View Company Profile
Earthjustice is the nation’s largest, oldest, and most active public interest environmental law organization. With a team of over 550 staff, including over 190 litigators, we wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect public health, address environmental injustice, defend magnificent places and irreplaceable ecosystems, transition our economy to 100% clean energy, and combat climate change. We partner with thousands of groups, tribes, individuals, and communities to address the environmental crises of our time. We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.
Earthjustice is looking for a collaborative and experienced attorney to join its Strategic Legal Advocacy team. Earthjustice hired a Director of Strategic Legal Advocacy in 2021 to identify and address changes in the judicial doctrines — such as standing, remedies, and interpretation — that affect our clients’ ability to vindicate their rights. Our strategic legal advocacy program focuses primarily on our own advocacy, serving as a resource to our talented team by, for example, providing research and drafting assistance on novel or difficult legal issues that arise during litigation, with a focus on cases that arrive before an en banc court or the U.S. Supreme Court, and convening litigators from across Earthjustice to develop organizational responses to new legal doctrines. In the past year, the program has expanded its reach to Earthjustice’s peers in the broader progressive legal community, for example, by hosting webinars to inform the community of developments in the law, assisting litigants with their amicus strategy in high-profile cases, and providing expert advice and drafting assistance in cases pending before en banc courts and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Earthjustice is hiring a Senior Counsel to join the strategic legal advocacy team as it expands its work, both internally and externally. This attorney will report to the Director of Strategic Legal Advocacy and work with the Director to expand the program’s reach in high-impact litigation work by Earthjustice and other peer progressive legal organizations. The attorney will be joining a small team supervised by the Senior Vice President of Programs, who manages our litigation and lobbying teams.
Preference will be given to those who can work a hybrid schedule from our Washington, D.C. office, or our San Francisco headquarters. Those who can work remotely with access to one of our twelve other offices will also be considered.
Litigation strategy, support, and leadership (70%)
External Engagement and Communications (30%)
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Salary and Benefits
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.
Salary is based on experience and location.
Salary for Washington, D.C.: $184,600 - $217,200
Salary for San Francisco, CA: $194,300 - $228,600
Remote Salary: $165,200 - $228,600
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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 given 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.