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Apr 20 / BARD CEP

Litigation Assistant-Washington, DC.

Organization: Earthjustice Headquarters

Position Title: Litigation Assistant

Location: Washington, DC.

Hours and Compensation:  Not listed.

Application Deadline: Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until position has been filled.


Job Description:

Earthjustice’s Washington, DC office is seeking a full-time Litigation Assistant to provide both substantive and administrative support to our legal staff.

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.

Responsibilities: The Litigation Assistant will assist our DC Regional Office attorneys. Tasks may include, but are not limited, to the following:

• Preparation, service, and filing of agency and court documents, including electronic filings;
• Organization and maintenance of case files and dockets;
• Preparation of tables, correspondence, exhibits, and other documents related to administrative submissions (such as regulatory comments) and court filings;
• General administrative assistance (photocopying, proofreading, taking meeting minutes, updating database of case descriptions, communications with agencies and courts, monitoring court rules).
• Creation of PowerPoint presentations for public education, Board meetings, and fundraising efforts;
• Preparation and review of discovery materials in evidentiary proceedings;
• Case development, including web and library factual and technical research and analysis.

• Bachelor’s degree required and at least 1-year of office experience or comparable experience a must.
• Paralegal training or a background in environmental or public health science, policy, or advocacy is a plus.
• A can-do attitude, meticulous attention to detail, and an unrelenting commitment to high performance standards.
• Excellent research, analytical, writing, and computer skills (word processing, databases and spreadsheets, Internet, etc.).
• Ability to organize and to set priorities among multiple assignments, to meet deadlines, and to function calmly under pressure.

Requirements: Earthjustice needs applicants who are flexible, punctual, highly reliable, and who are available for evening and weekend work as needed. There are several physical requirements such as ability to assemble, lift, and move, large documents, and to carry boxes of documents to courts and agencies for filing; and ability to work for extended periods on the computer as needed to meet filing deadlines.

Compensation: We offer a competitive salary, based on experience, and excellent benefits that are comprehensive and competitive.

How to apply:

Application Procedure: Please send a cover letter, resume, and brief writing sample to Subject line should read: Litigation Assistant. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. No telephone calls or hard copies.

Deadline: Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until position has been filled.

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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