Earthjustice is hiring a
The Community Partnerships Program at Earthjustice seeks a Litigation Assistant in New York City. This position provides paralegal and administrative support for attorneys in the Northeast and Washington, DC offices.
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, 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.
Founded in 1971, Earthjustice has a distinguished track record of achieving significant, lasting environmental protections. We achieve this by hiring people who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment. Our headquarters are in San Francisco with offices in Anchorage, Bozeman, Chicago, Denver, Honolulu, Houston, Juneau, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, New York, Seattle, Tallahassee and Washington, D.C.
Coordinate with attorneys to prepare documents for filing in court and before agencies, including:
Perform factual and paralegal research and draft memos regarding research.
Maintain litigation calendar, including:
Monitoring, computing, and scheduling court and agency deadlines based on court orders and other sources; and
Organizing meetings and events.
Maintain digital and physical files, including:
Case pleadings, general litigation documents, and general correspondence; and
Case document production (Logikcull).
Work with attorneys to prepare client communications, including retainer agreements, litigation hold letters, and joint defense agreements.
Become familiar with relevant court rules.
Monitor Federal Register, Court, and/or other web sites as requested by attorneys.
Assemble and oversee (re)production of documents, exhibits, and other materials for court or administrative agency filings, service, hearings, depositions, and/or oral arguments.
Assist with the development of standing declarations by researching locations of potential declarants and corresponding with declarants.
Assist fellow litigation assistants both organization-wide and within the Northeast and DC offices as needed.
Submit FOIA inquiries and review and summarize responsive documents as needed.
We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits that are comprehensive and competitive. We also offer an extremely congenial work environment and a casual dress code. As a 501(c)(3) organization, Earthjustice is a qualifying employer for purposes of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program.
Salary is dependent on experience and location. Salary reflects FY 23 salary ranges.
**Salary Range in New York City: $67,800 – $75,300
Interested applicants should submit the following via Jobvite:
For this position, we are looking to hire a candidate who is available to start in January 2022. Preference will be given to candidates who apply by December 4, 2022. After that, applications may be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
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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 given 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.
For positions located within the City and County of San Francisco: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
For positions located within the City of Los Angeles: We will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.