Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Position: Staff Attorney, Earthjustice (deadline: rolling, Los Angeles)

A great opening at Earthjustice for an experience litigator.
[for job notice on Earthjustice website, see]

 "We’re currently looking to fill a staff attorney position in the San Francisco office of Earthjustice.  The candidate would need 7+ years of litigation experience. 

Also, just to be clear—strong candidates do not need to have environmental litigation experience.  We’re looking for strong litigators with any type of experience. Also, potential candidates should feel free to contact me if they want to talk more about the position (contact information below).     


Adrian Martinez
Staff Attorney
Earthjustice California Office
800 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1010
Los Angeles, California  90017

California Regional

Earthjustice is the nation’s premier nonprofit environmental law firm. 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
and individuals to engage the critical environmental issues of our time, and bring about
positive change. We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.
Founded in 1971, Earthjustice has a distinguished track record of achieving significant, lasting
environmental protections. We achieve this by hiring talented and dedicated attorneys who
share a passion for justice and a healthy environment. Our headquarters are in San Francisco
with nine offices across the U.S.
Earthjustice is seeking a staff attorney to join its California Regional Office. The attorney
selected for this position will focus on litigation and other advocacy in our efforts to protect the
invaluable natural resources of California, including public health, clean air, clean water, and
healthy ecosystems. The staff attorney would be housed in the San Francisco office but, like
other attorneys in the California Regional Office, may be called on to do cases arising out of our
LA satellite office.
 Conduct factual investigations and develop legal theories for possible advocacy or
litigation work; draft pleadings and briefs; and otherwise manage new and existing
cases in state or federal courts and administrative tribunals.
 Supervise the work of more junior lawyers, interns, and litigation assistants, who are
part of the litigation team.
 Manage relationships with co-counsel, clients, and coalition partners.
 Integrate communications and legislative advocacy into far-reaching, high-impact
litigation strategies.
 Applicants must be law school graduates, who are admitted or willing to apply for
admission to the California bar.
 At least seven years of litigation experience.
 Experience in administrative and pre-trial proceedings (e.g., regulatory comments,
discovery, including document production and preparation of fact and expert witnesses,
motion practice); evidentiary hearings; and appellate litigation.
 Superb research, analysis, writing, and oral advocacy skills.
 Initiative, good judgment, and a strong work ethic.
 A commitment to public interest work and a passion for Earthjustice’s mission.
 Ability to work both independently and in collaboration with others.
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. Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply..
Application Procedure: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis; the position is
available immediately. Please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, law school
transcript, and names and contact information of three references.

Click HERE to apply

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, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the

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