Clean Energy Attorney
Earthjustice - Washington, DC

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We have an immediate need for an attorney to join our growing team of lawyers who work to advance clean energy. Earthjustice has a track record of success in opposing dirty energy with our program to reduce dependence on coal-fired power, and promoting energy efficiency, renewable energy, and grid integration of clean energy resources. Because we see an unparalleled opportunity to hasten a shift away from fossil fuels and achieve major, enduring reductions in carbon pollution, we are increasing our capacity to advocate for clean energy in partnership with client partners in key states.

The position will be based preferably in Washington D.C. However, attorneys seeking to work in other Earthjustice regional offices or remotely from other locations, including Chicago, will be considered.

  • Actively litigate and partner with other Earthjustice and outside attorneys to implement strategic litigation and advocacy to promote clean energy in state and federal courts, public utility commissions, and other administrative tribunals.
  • Collaborate with partners to defend state and regional clean energy initiatives against legal attacks.
  • Engage in advocacy and litigation with respect to FERC policies and directions that can move the nation toward a smart, low-carbon grid.
  • Manage relationships with co-counsel, clients, and coalition partners.
  • Work with colleagues to ensure that our litigation is coordinated with our program to reduce the use of dirty energy and effectively integrates communications and legislative advocacy strategies.
  • Applicants must be law school graduates who are admitted, or willing to apply for admission, to the state bar where they are located.
  • Approximately 5-8 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.
  • Excellent research, analysis, writing, and oral advocacy skills.
  • Proficient at working with technical experts.
  • Initiative, good judgment, and a strong work ethic.
  • Ability and willingness to travel to advocacy proceedings approximately 25% of the time.
  • Passion for the environment.
  • Ability to work both independently and in collaboration with others.
Salary : Compensation is commensurate with experience, and we offer an exceptional benefits package.

Application Procedure: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and the position is open immediately. Please send a cover letter, resume, a writing sample from recent litigation, and names and contact information for three references by e-mail to: . Subject line should read: Clean Energy Attorney Application. Incomplete applications will not be considered. No telephone calls.

About Earthjustice:

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 and citizens 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 the best and brightest 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 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 position.

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