Earthjustice is the original environmental law organization, built on the belief that we all have a right to a healthy environment. We fight, using the power of the law to preserve, protect, and promote a healthier, more sustainable world for everyone. Through far-reaching, high-impact litigation, we ensure that those who jeopardize the health of the planet are held accountable to the law. We work tenaciously to preserve our natural heritage, safeguard our health, and promote a clean energy future.
Earthjustice has nine regional offices, an international program, and legislative policy and communications advocacy teams. We hire the best and brightest who share our passion for justice and a healthy environment for all people.
The Honolulu 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, and address threats to health.
We are seeking applicants for an Associate Attorney position to start November 2013. Although the work atmosphere is casual, our work product is second to none.
Responsibilities: The associate attorney may have primary responsibility for some matters, but will generally work collaboratively with other Earthjustice attorneys.
• Conduct legal research and prepare memoranda on issues relating to ongoing or potential litigation projects.
• Draft motions, briefs and other pleadings.
• Factual investigation, case development, and active litigation.
• Develop oral advocacy and presentation skills.
• Assist with discovery.
• Interact with clients and work with experts.
Qualifications: Applicants must be law school graduates, who are admitted or willing to apply for admission to the Hawai‘i bar.
• 1-5 years of experience (including a clerkship) in environmental law or general litigation.
• Excellent research, critical thinking, writing and oral advocacy skills.
• A solid academic record.
• Initiative, good judgment, a strong work ethic.
• Passion for the environmental protection and justice.
• Ability to work both independently and in close collaboration with others.
Associate Program: The associate program is designed to help young attorneys develop into thoughtful, professional, and effective advocates skilled in the various aspects of public interest litigation. Many associates have gone on to other positions within Earthjustice or with other conservation organizations.
We offer a mission and employee-focused work environment and a competitive compensation package including excellent benefits. Earthjustice is an equal opportunity employer and highly values diversity. To learn more about Earthjustice, visit www.earthjustice.org.
Application Procedure: All applicants should send the following by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Complete applications will consist of a cover letter, resume, legal writing sample (a legal brief or research memorandum), an unofficial law school transcript, and the names and phone numbers of three legal references. We will accept applications until we have filled the position. Please, no phone calls or drop-ins.
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.