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Associate Attorney - Public Interest Environmental Law

MITCHELL M. TSAI LAW FIRM
139 S Hudson Ave Ste 200, Pasadena, CA 91101
$95,000 - $150,000 a year - Full-time

Location

139 S Hudson Ave Ste 200, Pasadena, CA 91101

Benefits
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  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Full job description

Do you want to advocate for clean water, clean air, sustainable development, community benefits, and quality of life? Do you want to work in a collaborative and collegial work environment? The Mitchell M. Tsai Law Firm, a public interest environmental law practice, is seeking an Associate Attorney to join their expanding law firm.

COMPENSATION

Salary within the range of $95,000 to $150,000. The firm offers health insurance, 401(k), PTO / Sick Leave, CLE allowance, bar dues, and paid holidays. We require reasonable billable hours requirement (1,500 hours).

POSITION OVERVIEW:

Working in collaboration with the Principal Attorney, the Associate Attorney will advise and represent clients in environmental and land use litigation. Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

· Representing clients in complex civil litigation cases involving the full range of litigation tasks;

· Communicating with citizen-groups, environmental groups, non-profits and associations to develop cases and creative legal strategies;

· Collaborate in team problem solving, litigation strategy, project management and trial work;

· Contributing to a positive, respectful, supportive, hard-working, entrepreneurial, and collegial work environment; and

· Participating in professional training, development and networking opportunities.

QUALIFICATIONS:

· J.D. Degree from American Bar Association accredited law school;

· Active license to practice law in the State of California;

· Litigation skills, including legal research, writing, analysis, and oral advocacy. Ability to manage a case from beginning to end independently and a litigation docket with numerous tasks and deadlines.

· Communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate with clients, partners, and co-workers;

· Demonstrates initiative, good judgment, creativity, flexibility, work ethic, and the ability to collaborate effectively with a dynamic legal team.

· Willingness and ability to work in-person in Pasadena, California (although remote applicants will be considered) and to travel statewide as needed for courts appearances and meetings;

· Familiarity with Administrative Law, federal, state and local Environmental Law, including the National Environmental Policy Act, California Environmental Quality Act, Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act and the State Planning & Zoning Law, as well as federal and state civil procedure and rules of court.

· Familiarity with Microsoft Office, Google Workspace, and Westlaw.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $95,000.00 - $150,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Work Location: Hybrid remote in Pasadena, CA