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Legal Office Administrator

Posted on: March 20, 2020

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Job Description

National Environmental Law Center

 

Attention Job Seekers: In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, we want to assure you that the National Environmental Law Center is actively hiring for this position, and we welcome your applications.

 

Paralegal / Office Administrator

Background

The National Environmental Law Center (NELC) is a non-profit research and litigation center dedicated to enforcing the nation’s environmental laws, such as the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, and Endangered Species Act. NELC has a proven track record of bringing corporate and government polluters to justice, and provides essential legal representation to state and local citizen groups in citizen enforcement suits. NELC is based in Boston and has a west coast office in Seattle.

Job Description

NELC’s paralegal is an important member of the litigation team, and is responsible for:

  • Performing basic legal research and helping to prepare motions and pleadings for filing in court.
  • Performing factual research into topics such as industry compliance with environmental laws and the environmental and health effects of particular pollutants.
  • Creating spreadsheets tracking violations of permit limits by selected polluters.
  • Assisting with trial work and depositions.
  • Developing and maintaining good working relationships with local, state, and national environmental organizations and citizen groups.
  • Preparing and tracking the organization’s budget and business plan.
  • Coordinating and creating content for website updates, newsletters, and other publications.
  • Organizing and filing case-related documents.
  • Administering NELC’s Boston office.

Location

Boston, MA

Compensation and Benefits

The target annual compensation for this position is $28,000 in the first year. The National Environmental Law Center offers a competitive benefits package. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.

Qualifications

The NELC Paralegal/Administrator must have grit, determination, a strong sense of justice, and a healthy sense of humor. Qualified applicants will also have excellent verbal, writing and analytical skills, the ability to debate and speak persuasively, and the ability to think creatively and work independently. Candidates must have excellent judgment and discretion and the ability to oversee significant projects.

Candidates for this position must have at least a college degree. Relevant professional experience post-college is a plus. Relevant experience includes (but is not limited to) working in political, policy, legal, journalistic, or government settings. A science background is helpful. An advanced degree, such as a master’s in a related field, may count toward a candidate’s professional experience.  

Commitment

A minimum two-year commitment to the position is required.

How to Apply

Click here for more information and to apply.

Specify the position you are applying for in the subject line of the e-mail, and be sure to mention where you saw our job advertised.

The National Environmental Law Center is part of The Public Interest Network, a group of organizations that share a vision of a better future, a set of core values, and a strategic approach to getting things done. Visit https://publicinterestnetwork.org/core-values.html to learn more.

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Right now, our partner U.S PIRG is working to ensure that everyone who needs a COVID-19 test gets one. The pandemic has affected thousands of Americans, and killed dozens already, but doctors still can’t get tests for those that need it. Please take action by calling on the new testing chief to adopt a plan that will help ensure that everyone who needs a test gets a test: https://uspirg.webaction.org/p/dia/action4/common/public/?action_KEY=37037.

The National Environmental Law Center (NELC) is an equal opportunity employer.

Location

Boston, MA

Details

Employer
National Environmental Law Center

Job category
Legal

Employment type
Full Time

Experience
0+ years

Compensation

Start date
May 11, 2020

Apply by May 4, 2020