Earthjustice seeks a full-time Litigation Assistant to join the Northern Rockies regional office, based in Bozeman, MT.
The successful applicant will provide litigation and administrative support to our growing team of six attorneys, a litigation assistant, and a legal practice manager.
This role may report to the Bozeman Office or be fully remote. Successful applicant must be able to travel to attend occasional team retreats. 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 to engage on 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, Juneau, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Seattle, Tallahassee, and Washington, DC. Due to Covid-19, Earthjustice staff are temporarily working remotely from approved locations until offices reopen April 27, 2022. Subject to space availability, Earthjustice staff will be working two days a week in the office. After six months, the Executive Leadership Team will evaluate whether to adjust our hybrid work plan.
Responsibilities Litigation (90%):
· Preparing and editing documents for filing, including: proofreading, cite-checking, Bluebooking, formatting, producing tables of contents and authorities, assembling exhibits, etc.;
· Filing and serving paper and electronic filings;
· Ensuring all court rules are being met;
· Creating, organizing, and maintaining case files and contacts;
· Computing and calendaring court deadlines;
· Assisting in the collection, processing, and review of incoming discovery productions, such as administrative records, including use of an eDiscovery software platform;
· Assisting attorneys with deposition and hearing preparation, including: organizing document binders, printing exhibits, creating exhibit lists, communicating with court reporters, etc.;
· Communicating with courts, clients, experts, opposing counsel, and government officials as requested or approved by attorneys;
· Supporting attorneys in gaining admission to courts, registration renewals, and creating and managing e-filing accounts;
· Tracking relevant dockets and issues related to the work of the Northern Rockies office via the Federal Register, agency websites, various distribution lists, media outlets, etc.;
· Participating in conference calls and meetings when relevant to the position and/or assigned projects; and · Providing general case-related administrative assistance (photocopying, correspondence, filing, taking meeting minutes, tracking case updates).
General Office (10%):
· Performing clerical duties such as faxing; photocopying; distributing mail; answering, screening, and directing calls;
· Assisting in organizing occasional social events;
· Spearheading methods to reorganize office procedures for efficient and effective operation;
· Operating and performing minor trouble-shooting of all office equipment (copier, postage meter, etc.) and providing basic technical assistance to staff (word processing, e-mail software, etc.);
· Engaging in general operations management and administrative support (e.g., receiving packages, scanning mail, managing office supplies, taking notes, greeting visitors);
· Providing backup to Legal Practice Manager;
and · Assisting with recruitment of Northern Rockies staff.
Qualifications: · Bachelor’s degree or relevant experience or education required.
· 0-2 years experience. · Paralegal experience or training a plus.
· Curiosity, with no fear of asking questions; and eagerness to learn, with no fear of making mistakes.
· A can-do attitude, meticulous attention to detail, and an unrelenting commitment to high performance standards.
· Excellent research, analytical, writing, and computer skills (word processing, databases and spreadsheets, Internet, etc.).
· The ability to organize, set priorities among multiple assignments, meet deadlines, and function calmly under pressure.
· The ability to work effectively with remote staff and to maintain confidential information.
· The ability to coordinate workflow and assignments with a team, including Legal Practice Manager, other Litigation Assistant, and attorneys.
· Flexible, punctual, highly reliable, and available for occasional evening and weekend work as filing deadlines demand.
· Ability to work for extended periods on the computer as needed to meet filing deadlines.
· A team player who will enthusiastically take on tasks that range from intellectually challenging to more mundane administrative work.
· Demonstrates an awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and orientations.
· Commits and contributes to the creation of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.
· Interest in and knowledge of environmental, social justice, or public interest issues a plus.
We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits that are comprehensive and competitive. We also offer a congenial work environment and a casual dress code.
Earthjustice is an equal opportunity employer and highly values diversity. Compensation is based on experience and location. Salary Range for Bozeman, MT: $55,400 - $61,600
Salary Range for Remote (US): $55,400 - $72,400
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.