The Southern Environmental Law Center is accepting applications for an associate attorney position in its Georgia office in Atlanta. This is an excellent opportunity to be part of an organization that is successfully addressing some of the most important and challenging environmental issues in the Southeast and the nation. Associates gain valuable experience and knowledge working with more senior attorneys on litigation and legal advocacy in state and federal courts and before regulatory agencies. Associate attorney positions at SELC are for two years, with an option for a third year.
About SELC: With offices across the region (Charlottesville, VA; Chapel Hill, NC; Atlanta, GA; Asheville, NC; Charleston, SC; Washington, DC; Richmond, VA; Birmingham, AL; and Nashville, TN), SELC uses law and policy expertise to protect the South’s natural resources—its land, air, water, coast and wetlands—and to preserve our rural countryside and community character. Although our regional focus is the Southeast, much of our work is national in scope and impact.
SELC works collaboratively with over 150 national, state, and local groups to enhance their efficacy and achieve our common conservation goals. Our legal and policy staff comprises some of the nation’s leading experts in their respective fields, and over its 28-year history SELC has earned a reputation as one of the most effective environmental organizations in the country. We currently have a staff of over 100, including 56 attorneys. Additional information regarding our work and staff is available at www.southernenvironment.org.
Qualifications and Compensation: These entry-level positions are open to recent law graduates and practicing attorneys. A strong academic background and commitment to SELC’s mission are required. Litigation experience or background in environmental law preferred. Salary $58-62,000 depending on experience and includes excellent benefits package. Start date is summer or early fall 2014. Interested persons should apply now.
To Apply: If you have these qualifications and are seeking one of the most interesting, challenging, and rewarding environmental advocacy positions available, please send your letter of interest, resume, law school transcript (with date of birth and social security number redacted), and at least three references to Lori Cates atGAjobs@selcva.org. PLEASE INCLUDE “GA ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY APPLICATION” IN THE SUBJECT LINE.
SELC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is continually seeking to diversify its staff. We strongly encourage applications from persons of all racial and ethnic backgrounds.