What Our Associate Attorneys Do
Earthjustice is the premier nonprofit environmental law organization. We only take cases that serve the public interest by creating positive change for our planet and its people. We do our work in a wide variety of forums, including not only every level of federal and state judiciaries, but many other forums as well, ranging from public utility commissions to local administrative proceedings.
The day to day work of an Earthjustice associate attorney varies depending on the specific team to which they belong and their experience level. That work includes legal research and writing, developing facts, commenting on regulatory actions, interacting with clients, conducting discovery, working with expert witnesses, preparing for and participating in evidentiary hearings, drafting motions and briefs, and presenting legal arguments in court. Associates also work with our communications strategists and lobbying teams.
On their experiences of working at Earthjustice
Senior Associate Attorney
Toxic Exposure & Health Program
“I came to Earthjustice from a career doing intellectual property litigation, so environmental law was a big shift for me.
“What really drew me to this work was a deep concern about the state of the Earth. I felt that while there are a number of issues that I feel passionate about, no other issues can be addressed if we have no Earth to live on, and people are too sick from toxic chemicals to advocate for their rights.”