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Staff Attorney, Alaska

Company: Earthjustice
Location: Anchorage
Posted on: January 16, 2020

Job Description:

Employer Earthjustice Location Anchorage, Alaska Salary Salary is based on experience and location. Posted Jan 07, 2020 Closes Feb 06, 2020 Job Function Legal Focus Areas Environment, Government Position Type Full Time Degree Level JD Experience Level Professional You need to sign in or create an account to save 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 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 people who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment. Our headquarters are in San Francisco with offices in Anchorage, Juneau, Los Angeles, Tallahassee, Miami, Honolulu, New York, Philadelphia, Denver, Seattle, Bozeman, and Washington, DC. The Alaska office works to protect Alaska's public lands and waters, fish and wildlife, air and water quality, and public health from threats posed by oil and gas development, old growth logging, minerals and coal mining, industrial-scale ocean trawling, and other activities. We represent conservation groups, Alaska Native tribal and nonprofit organizations, community groups, fishing organizations, and others in litigation and other advocacy before federal and state agencies and in the courts. With offices in Juneau and Anchorage, we work on issues throughout the state. Our current priorities include protecting America's Arctic from oil and gas development, roadless area and old growth forest protection on the Tongass National Forest, and opposition to several proposed large-scale mines in western and southeast Alaska and on transboundary rivers in Canada. For more information about the Alaska office, please visit ********************************************* Responsibilities Litigate cases from beginning to end, performing all aspects of litigation. Develop litigation and legal advocacy strategies to support program goals. Collaborate and manage relationships with co-counsel, clients, and coalition partners. Cultivate new and diverse clients, allies, and coalition partners in support of program goals. Lead teams and mentor other staff, including associate attorneys, litigation assistants, and law clerks. Serve as spokesperson for Earthjustice, clients, and partners. Help develop and execute effective media and, where appropriate, legislative strategies. Work effectively with other departments within Earthjustice, including Communications, Development, and Policy and Legislation. Qualifications Attorney with substantial litigation experience and the ability to litigate cases from beginning to end, independently if necessary. We expect that in most cases a candidate meeting this requirement would have at least six years litigation experience, but candidates with fewer years of experience are welcome to apply so long as they meet this functional requirement. Admitted to, or willing to

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