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Handling multiple concurrent cases, drafting correspondence and briefs, propounding and answering written discovery, taking depositions, attending hearings and mediations, and presenting oral arguments to agency decision-makers. A demonstrated interest in working with advocacy organizations will be an asset.
Minimum 3 years’ experience practicing environmental law,
Strong commitment to protection of the environment and public health,
Excellent writing and oral communication skills,
Excellent legal research skills,
Must be able to prioritize cases while being detailed-oriented and self-motivated,
J.D. and Texas law license in good standing.
Compensation: $60,000/year or more depending on qualifications
The Legal Assistant will be expected to develop a strong knowledge of the firm’s current cases. The Assistant will help develop technical and factual information (often, under deadlines), handle information requests from clients, occasionally represent the firm at meetings, and help coordinate office tasks to get these jobs done.
Handles key paperwork for the cases, including maintaining files and documentary evidence for actions in court and at state and federal agencies and the Texas legislature;
Assists with technical and legal research (e.g., unearthing facts in agency records);
Assists in preparing documents, including motions, pleadings and exhibits;
Other tasks as needed in a small office, including copying, faxing, and mailing.
A demonstrated commitment to public interest law, environmental protection, and environmental justice.
B.A. or B.S. is required, and 2 years legal experience is preferred.
Must be able to manage several tasks at once, use sound judgment, set and follow priorities, and follow up on prioritized assignments.
Strong written and oral communication skills are essential.
Strong computer skills are a must.
Must be able to work at a fast pace and, always, plan ahead to meet deadlines.
Salary range is $35-45K, commensurate with qualifications and experience.
This firm is an equal opportunity employer.