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Summary: The Eastern Environmental Law Center (EELC) seeks a dynamic, experienced attorney to join our environmental litigation public interest team. This full-time position, based in Newark, New Jersey, will have direct responsibility for litigation on clean energy (including opposing natural gas and oil pipelines or intervening in utility petitions); environmental justice, clean air, water & open space matters. Responsibilities may include involvement in sustainable development issues. All of this work will be conducted in a collaborative public interest law office environment. The Attorney will report directly to EELC’s Executive Director and will work closely with EELC’s other attorneys, partners, clients, and experts. The Attorney may also help with supervision of EELC’s support staff and law interns.

Requirements & Qualifications:

• At least three and preferably eight years of federal and state litigation, administrative advocacy, and strategic campaign experience. EELC will consider candidates at different levels of experience for this position.
• Expertise and/or at least familiarity with the following: federal and state appellate litigation; Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and New Jersey Board of Public Utility (BPU) proceedings; National Environmental Policy Act litigation; Environmental Justice and/or Title VI litigation and Clean Water Act permit reviews.
• Ability to effectively integrate legal advocacy with broader strategic advocacy campaigns, in particular relative to communications and policy advocacy, and to work collaboratively with other legal and advocacy organizations on such campaigns.
• Assist EELC management and partners with fundraising and communications.
• Admission to and in good standing with the New Jersey state bar.
• Excellent research, writing, and oral presentation skills.
• Strong interpersonal skills to foster relationships with clients, partners, and allies.
• Demonstrated commitment to the public interest.
• Positive, friendly, and enthusiastic attitude towards making the world a better place and a sense of humor.

EELC is a New Jersey based nonprofit public interest environmental law center that provides pro bono and public interest rate legal services to the environmental and conservation communities in New Jersey and throughout the region. EELC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity and our programs and employment are open to all. We offer a friendly, team-based environment, competitive salaries, and an excellent benefits package.

To Apply: Send resume and cover letter in confidence to Aaron Kleinbaum, Executive Director, Eastern Environmental Law Center: info@easternenvironmental.org. No phone calls please.

• Location: Newark, NJ, North Jersey

• Post ID: 39696338 northjersey
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