Skip to content
Jul 27 / BARD CEP

Managing Attorney – Denver, CO

Organization: Earthjustice, Rocky Mountain Office

Job Title: Managing Attorney

Location: Denver, CO

Hours and Compensation: Full time, We offer a mission and employee-focused work environment and a competitive compensation package including excellent benefits.

Position Dates: Start ASAP

Application Deadline: Send in ASAP

Posted On: July 27th, 2012

Organization Overview

Earthjustice is the first and largest nonprofit environmental law firm in the world. Founded in 1971, we annually represent nearly 400 other non-profit organizations for free in more than 250 cases that promote a clean energy future, preserve our natural heritage and safeguard our health. Through big-impact litigation, policy advocacy and communications, we ensure that those who jeopardize the health of the planet are held accountable to the law.

The Rocky Mountain office, one of Earthjustice’s nine regional offices, represents a diverse array of individuals and citizen groups of all sizes in our efforts to protect natural resources and human health in the Mountain West. The work in our office includes litigation to: preserve the region’s vast and diverse wildlands from irresponsible and illegal oil and gas development, protect Utah’s canyon country from the damage caused by off-road vehicles; restore and protect the Southwest’s rivers, forests, and native species; protect endangered and other imperiled species; address the causes and impacts of global warming, and reduce reliance on coal-fired power.


The Managing Attorney leads the Rocky Mountain office in shaping its litigation strategies and programs, builds effective working relationships with clients and other environmental groups in the region, and works closely with the Earthjustice policy, communications and fundraising teams. The Managing Attorney is also responsible for managing and developing the staff of the office, helping them hone their legal and strategy skills and ensuring that the office maintains a high quality legal program. Additionally, the Managing Attorney oversees the administrative functions of the office, ensuring their efficient and effective operation


  • An active member of the Colorado bar or be admitted to the Colorado bar within one year of employment.
  • Reside in or relocate to the Denver metro area and travel as needed.
  • 12+ years of litigation experience; substantial experience in environmental or public interest law.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing staff.
  • Knowledge of primary environmental issues in the Rocky Mountain region.
  • Experience managing operations including budgets and programs
  • Entrepreneurial ability to identify new opportunities that have lasting impact while also working effectively as part of regional and national teams.
  • Proven experience coaching, guiding, and mentoring attorneys at different levels of their career.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills with experience in working with the media and political and community leaders.
  • Commitment to fundraising and developing ongoing relationships with donors, especially individual donors and foundation representatives.
  • Proven ability to partner with other organizations to achieve objectives and to maintain long term relationships with clients and partnering agencies.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit a resume along with cover letter to Please include “Managing Attorney, Rocky Mountain” in the subject line.


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.

Leave a comment