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Litigation Assistant

Location: 
Washington, DC
Department:  Litigation
Job Type: 
Full Time

 

 

Earthjustice’s Clean Energy Program is seeking a full-time Litigation Assistant to provide substantive and administrative support to our team of lawyers. The position is available immediately and based in Washington, DC.

Earthjustice has a longstanding track record of success with our litigation and advocacy to reduce dependence on dirty fossil fuels and increase reliance on clean energy resources, including energy efficiency, solar, wind, demand response, and storage. We see an unparalleled opportunity to hasten a shift away from fossil fuels, achieve major, enduring reductions in carbon pollution, and secure a cleaner, smarter, more equitable energy system. Using the power of the law and the strength of partnerships, the Clean Energy Program works around the country to accelerate the transition to 100% clean energy. To learn more about the Clean Energy Program, click here

Responsibilities

The Litigation Assistant will provide administrative and litigation support to Clean Energy Program attorneys practicing in courts, public service commissions, and various administrative forums.  Tasks may include, but are not limited to, the following: 

  • Reviewing, editing and preparing documents for filing, including: proofreading, cite checking, bluebooking, formatting, producing tables of contents and authorities, assembling exhibit lists and exhibits, etc.
  • Filing and serving paper and electronic filings.
  • Ensuring compliance with the court and agency rules.
  • Creating, organizing, and maintaining case files and contacts.
  • Computing and calendaring court and administrative deadlines.
  • Assisting in the collection, preparation, and review of discovery.
  • Assisting attorneys with preparing for depositions and court and administrative proceedings (e.g., evidentiary hearings, trials, and oral arguments), including: organizing document binders, printing exhibits, creating exhibit lists, communicating with court reporters, etc.
  • Supporting attorneys in gaining admission to courts, registration renewals, and creating and managing e-filing accounts.
  • Conducting factual and technical research and analysis.
  • Tracking relevant dockets and issues related to the work of the Clean Energy Program via the Federal Register, agency websites, various distribution lists, media outlets, etc.
  • Creating PowerPoint presentations for public education, Board meetings, and fundraising efforts; and
  • Providing general administrative support (e.g., photocopying, proofreading, taking meeting minutes, updating litigation database, communications with agencies and courts, monitoring court rules).

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least 1-year of office experience or comparable experience.
  • A can-do attitude, meticulous attention to detail, and an unrelenting commitment to high-performance standards.
  • Excellent editorial, proofreading, research, and computer skills (word processing, databases, and spreadsheets, etc.).
  • Ability to organize, set priorities among multiple assignments, meet deadlines, and function calmly under pressure.
  • Ability to work effectively with remote staff and to maintain confidential information.
  • Flexibility, punctuality, reliability, and integrity.
  • Availability for occasional travel and work outside normal working hours.
  • A team player who will enthusiastically take on tasks that range from intellectually challenging to more mundane administrative work.
  • Initiative, good judgment, strong work ethic, sense of humor, and ability to work well in a collegial setting.
  • Commitment to serving the public interest and a passion for the role of Earthjustice and its mission.
  • Awareness of and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and orientations.
  • Interest in contributing to the creation of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce and culture that encourages and celebrates differences.
  • Paralegal experience or training is a plus.
  • Experience with discovery management programs or GIS is a plus.

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 Apply

Interested candidates should submit cover letter explaining qualifications and interest in working at Earthjustice, resume, a short writing sample and list of three references. Submit all applications online using the Jobvite system. 

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Please reach out to jobs@earthjustice.org if you are having technical difficulties submitting your application.

No phone calls, drop-ins, or hard copies.

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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Our Values

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.

About Earthjustice

Founded in 1971, 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.