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Litigation Assistant

Job Location

New York, NY


Type of Job



$65,200 - $72,400

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Published Date

Mar 28, 2022

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Litigation Assistant, Northeast Regional Office

New York City


Earthjustice seeks a full-time Litigation Assistant to join the Northeast regional office, based in New York City. The successful applicant will provide both substantive and administrative support to our team of attorneys, who litigate in federal and state courts and conduct administrative advocacy to defend the right of all people to a healthy environment and to speed our transition away from fossil fuels to clean and renewable energy.

The Northeast office uses hard-hitting litigation and administrative advocacy to protect people from toxic chemicals, to secure clean drinking water for all, to end our reliance on fossil fuels, and to make an equitable transition to clean energy. For more information about the Northeast office, please visit

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.


Litigation Assistants in the Northeast office provide administrative and litigation support services for more than a dozen active attorneys practicing in federal courts and administrative venues. Tasks may include but are not limited to the following:

· 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.

· Drafting basic pleadings and other case-related documents under attorney supervision, including: case initiating documents, proposed orders, cover letters, FOIA requests, pro hac vice applications, 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 New York office practices via the Federal Register, agency web sites, various distribution lists, media outlets, etc.

· Participating in conference calls and meetings when relevant to the position and/or assigned projects.

· General case-related administrative assistance (photocopying, correspondence, filing, taking meeting minutes, tracking case updates).


· Bachelor’s degree or relevant experience or education required.

· Paralegal experience or training a plus.

· Proactive, 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.).

· Excellent command of spelling, punctuation, and grammar.

· Ability to prioritize, multi-task and work well under deadline pressure.

· Strong time management and organizational skills.

· Demonstrate an awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and orientations.

· The ability to work collaboratively as part of a team, including with remote staff, and to maintain confidential information.

· Flexible, punctual, and highly reliable.

· To meet filing requirements and deadlines:

· This job may require occasional evening and weekend work, as well as overtime on an as-needed basis.

· This job frequently entails work for extended periods on the computer.

· A team player who will take on tasks that range from challenging to routine work and the ability to work independently to identify, assess, and complete tasks.

· Contribute to the creation of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.

· Excellent skills with Adobe Acrobat and Microsoft Office Suite a plus.

· 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 New York, NY: $65,200 - $72,400.

To Apply

Applicants should submit via Jobvite by April 7, 2022:

· Resume

· One- or two-page cover letter that addresses: (1) why you are drawn to Earthjustice’s mission and whether there are particular legal, environmental, or justice issues that inspire you; (2) experience that demonstrates ability to meet the needs and expectations of the position; and (3) aspects of your background that demonstrate competence to work with a diverse group of colleagues and clients.

· List of References

Preference will be given to candidates who apply by April 7, 2022. After that, applications may be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Please reach out to if you are having technical difficulties submitting your application. No phone calls, drop-ins, or hard copies.

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.

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