The Rocky Mountain Office of Earthjustice, located in Denver, Colorado, is seeking an Associate Attorney to focus on our clean energy work in Colorado, Arizona, and nearby states.The Associate Attorney will primarily focus on our offices work to promptly and equitably transition the electric, transportation, and building sectors from fossil fuels to clean energy.This work will involve litigation and other advocacy before state public utilities commissions, state air agencies, the courts, and other state and federal agencies to advance clean energy and a healthy climate.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 peoples 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 herebecause 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 is in San Francisco with offices in Anchorage, Juneau, Los Angeles, Tallahassee, Miami, Honolulu, New York, Philadelphia, Denver, Chicago, Seattle, Bozeman, and Washington, DC.The Rocky Mountain Offices work focuses on Colorado, Utah, and Arizona, and its cases primarily involve (1) protecting public lands and wildlife from fracking, mining, and other threats; (2) quickly shifting Colorado and nearby states from dirty to clean energy; and (3) protecting communities disproportionately impacted by pollution and other environmental harms.This Associate position will focus on the Rocky Mountain Offices work to make Colorado and Arizona national leaders on clean energy by advancing distributed solar, energy efficiency, electric vehicles, beneficial electrification, and other renewable and distributed energy resources.This Associate position may also work on cases to oppose, retire, and reduce pollution from coal-fired and gas-fired power plants.While the Associate Attorney will focus primarily on electric sector and transportation sector work, depending on the Rocky Mountain Offices staffing needs, the Associate will also work on public lands and healthy communities cases.The Associate Attorney position is a three-year position designed to help attorneys who are in the early stages of their careers to develop into thoughtful, professional, and effective advocates skilled in the various phases of public interest litigation.As Associate Attorneys gain experience, they gradually take on more independent responsibility for their cases, but work throughout their tenure under the supervision of a Staff Attorney or the Managing Attorney.Many Associates have gone on to other positions within Earthjustice and with other public interest organizations.The Rocky Mountain office is located in the heart of downtown Denver near the federal and state courthouses, public transportation, and the vibrant LoDo, RiNo, and Capitol Hill neighborhoods.We are also a bike-friendly office, located near many of Denvers bike paths.The successful candidate will be housed in our Denver office (although the Associate Attorney will work remotely while Earthjustices offices are closed due to COVID-19).Responsibilities:Work closely with Staff Attorneys and clients to investigate, develop, and prosecute cases.Participate in the full range of tasks involved in complex litigation, including factual investigation, legal research and analysis, discovery, briefing, and oral advocacy.Qualifications:Law school graduate by spring of 2020 admitted to, or willing to apply for admission to, the Colorado State Bar.2-5 years of post-grad litigation experience with a specialization in clean energy litigation.Excellent research, analytic, writing, and communication skills.Strong work ethic and initiative, and sound yet creative judgment.Strong desire to fight for the right of all to a healthy environment.Ability to work well in a team-oriented atmosphere.Commitment to serving the public interest.Demonstrates an awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and orientations.Contributes to the creation of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.Tracking

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