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Public Interest Environmental Attorney

Company: Environmental Law & Policy Center
Location: Columbus
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Are you passionate about protecting access to clean water in the Midwest? Do you care about accelerating the transition to clean energy? How about the legacy we will leave for our children and grandchildren?If you are a public interest litigation attorney with 5+ years of strong federal, state court, or administrative, litigation experience, we want to talk with you! -Come join our winning team of talented, mission-driven professionals, who passionately work together to protect the environment and natural resources in the Midwest region. -About ELPC:The Environmental Law & Policy Center is the Midwest's leading environmental legal advocacy organization. We drive transformational policy changes with national impacts.We show that environmental progress and economic development can be achieved together by putting sustainability principles into practice. We advance climate solutions effectively by accelerating clean renewable energy alternatives to conventional power plants and advancing clean transportation solutions. We protect the Great Lakes and defend the Midwest's wild and natural places, and we fight for safe, clean water and healthy clean air for all. We combine effective public interest litigation with strategic policy advocacy, sound science, and economic analysis. ELPC produces strong results for the environment in the courtrooms, boardrooms, and legislative hearing rooms across the pivotal Midwest states and in Washington D.C. - -TITLE: PUBLIC INTEREST ENVIRONMENTAL ATTORNEY - CLEAN AIR & WATERREPORTS TO: MANAGING ATTORNEY LOCATION: Cleveland or -Columbus, OH. ELPC is committed to work-life flexibility and offer a hybrid work environment with a split between remote and in-office days.FLSA STATUS: FULL TIME, EXEMPTPOSITION SUMMARYThe Public Interest Environmental Attorney position combines litigation with legal advocacy in support of ELPC's mission to drive transformational policy changes with regional and national impacts. This is a great opportunity for a leadership role -in the Ohio and Midwest regional environmental community. - The incumbent will be a critical part of ELPC's public interest entrepreneurial and multidisciplinary team culture and help support fundraising for ELPC's program activities and expand program success. -KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Key litigation role advancing ELPC's innovative and successful environmental program activities,Strong focus on clean energy issues before the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio as well as clean water issues before the federal courts -Play leadership role in the local and state environmental community by identifying key allies and fostering support for ELPC's initiativesParticipate in fundraising calls in support of ELPC's program activities and to expand program areas and access.Work as an integral part of ELPC's public interest, entrepreneurial and multidisciplinary team. -:
Juris Doctor degree 5+ years experience in public interest litigation and advocacy strongly preferredCandidates with DOJ or State Attorney General's office are encouraged to applyCandidates with a law firm background of hands-on trial and appellate litigation experience and a keen interest in legal advocacy as evidenced through volunteer work may also be considered. -KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
Team player who works effectively with ELPC's multidisciplinary project teams including attorneys, policy advocates, scientists, communications specialists, and organizers.Track record of winning public interest litigation and a desire to continuously learn and improveAn inspired and demonstrated commitment to public interest advocacy Sound understanding and interest in multifaceted public policy strategic advocacy that involves media, legislative, economic and policy analysis and organizing approaches coordinated with strong and effective legal advocacyAbility to operate independently as well as part of a geographically dispersed team, work on varying assignments as needed and manage multiple priorities with defined deadlines. -ESTIMATED TRAVEL: 10-15% domestic travel, mostly within the Midwest region. -SALARY: $85,000 to $110,000 commensurate with experience.ELPC also offers an attractive and competitive benefits package, including vacation and sick days, 403b safe harbor and matching contributions and a unique wellness benefit. -APPLICATION PROCESS: -Apply via our Careers site. -If we find a match between your experience and our needs, we will reach out for an interview. -ELPC's EEO Statement:Environmental Law & Policy Center is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and provides consideration for an employment relationship without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, genetic predisposition, national origin, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.If you are interested in any of our open positions but are unable to apply via email due to a disability, please email us as - -with a reference to the specific job(s) you are interested in, and we will be happy to assist you. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -Powered by JazzHR

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