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, Chicago, Honolulu, New York, Philadelphia, Denver, Seattle, Bozeman, and Washington, DC.
Earthjustice’s Mid-Pacific regional office is seeking applicants for an Associate Attorney or Senior Associate Attorney. Depending on the successful candidate’s years of experience, this position can either be an Associate Attorney or Senior Associate Attorney level. The term for this position is three years. This position is located in Honolulu, Hawai‘i.
Earthjustice’s Mid-Pacific regional office opened in 1988 to protect natural and cultural resources throughout Hawai‘i and the Mid-Pacific region. The only non-profit environmental law firm in Hawai‘i, Earthjustice works with local and national groups to protect fragile marine and island ecosystems, restore water and cultural rights to native communities, promote clean energy, and address threats to health.
The level of duties and responsibilities for an Associate Attorney will vary depending on experience. The Associate Attorney may have primary responsibility for some matters, but will generally work collaboratively with other Earthjustice attorneys. The Associate Attorney should be able to:
Associate Attorney Program
The Associate Attorney program is a three-year position. This program is designed to help attorneys develop into thoughtful, professional, and effective advocates skilled in the various phases of public interest litigation. Many Associate Attorneys have gone on to other positions within Earthjustice or with other public interest organizations.
We offer a mission- and employee-focused work environment and a competitive compensation package, including excellent benefits. Compensation is based on experience. Earthjustice is an equal opportunity employer and highly values diversity.
Interested candidates should submit a:
This position will remain open until filled, but applicants will maximize their ability to be considered if they apply by February 25, 2019.
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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, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the position.
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