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, Juneau, Los Angeles, Tallahassee, Miami, Chicago, Houston, Honolulu, New York, Philadelphia, Denver, Seattle, Bozeman, and Washington, D.C.
Earthjustice is now accepting applications for a full-time Litigation Assistant to join the Clean Energy Program. The successful applicant will provide administrative and litigation support services to our team of lawyers who are working around the country to accelerate the essential transition from fossil fuels to clean energy, hold coal generators accountable for their pollution and protect communities from toxic coal waste, stop a dangerous rush to build new gas plants, and increase access to clean energy. The position is available immediately and will be based in our Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, or New York office. Our ideal candidate would be available to start as soon as possible.
Earthjustice presently has two programs focused on cleaning up the power sector and accelerating a clean energy transition — the Coal Program and Clean Energy Program. The former focuses on ending our nation’s reliance on dirty, expensive, and outdated coal-fired power, cleaning up coal’s toxic legacy, and blocking a rush to build new gas generation that would crowd out clean energy development. The latter focuses on breaking down barriers and increasing access to clean energy resources; advancing electrification; and opposing efforts to build new gas-fired power plants. Recognizing the synergies that exist across these dedicated teams, we are combining these highly effective programs into one Clean Energy Program, covering the work of both teams. This litigation assistant position is based under the Clean Energy Program and will provide critical litigation support on our advocacy focused on the “fossil to clean fight” and ensuring that all communities benefit from a clean energy transition.
The Litigation Assistant will join a team of six to seven Litigation Assistants who will provide administrative and litigation support services for approximately thirty active Clean Energy Program attorneys practicing in state and federal courts, in public service commissions, at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and other administrative forums. Tasks may include but are not limited to the following:
- Preparation and editing of documents for filing, including: proofreading, cite checking, bluebooking, formatting, producing tables of contents and authorities, assembling exhibit lists, etc.
- Filing and service of paper and electronic filings.
- Ensuring all court rules are met.
- Creating, organizing, and maintaining case files and contacts.
- Submitting and tracking new matters and board approvals requests, litigation updates, maintaining data for matters, etc.
- Computing and calendaring court deadlines.
- Assisting in the collection, processing, and review of incoming and outgoing discovery productions.
- Assisting attorneys with deposition and hearing preparation, 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.
- Cite-check data figures and numbers. Generate research notes, memoranda, summaries, tables, maps, and other visuals as needed.
- Drafting basic pleadings and other case-related documents under attorney supervision, including: case initiating documents, proposed orders, cover letters, FOIA requests, pro hac vice applications, etc.
- Communicating with courts, experts, co-counsel, opposing counsel, and government officials as requested by attorneys.
- Tracking relevant dockets and issues related to the work of the Clean Energy Program via the Federal Register, agency web sites, various distribution lists, media outlets, etc.
- Participating in conference calls and meetings when relevant to the position and/or assigned projects.
- Operating all office equipment (copier, Stamps.com equipment, fax machines, etc.).
- Engaging in general administrative support (e.g., receiving packages, scanning mail, managing office supplies, taking notes, greeting visitors).