The Southern Environmental Law Center is currently accepting applications for associate attorney positions in one of its offices. This entry-level position is open to third-year law students, recent law graduates, and practicing attorneys, and we are considering candidates who can start any date between now and early fall 2018.
This is an excellent opportunity to be part of an organization that is successfully addressing some of the most important and challenging environmental and public health issues in the Southeast and the nation. Associates gain valuable experience and knowledge working with more senior attorneys on litigation and legal advocacy in state and federal courts and before regulatory agencies. The term for these associate positions is two years with the option for a third year.
About SELC: With nine offices across the region (Charlottesville, VA; Chapel Hill, NC; Atlanta, GA; Charleston, SC; Washington, DC; Birmingham, AL; Nashville, TN; Asheville, NC; and Richmond, VA), SELC is widely recognized as the Southeast’s foremost environmental organization and regional leader. SELC works on a full range of environmental issues to protect the South’s natural resources and the health and well-being of its people. Although its regional focus is the Southeast, much of its work is national in scope and impact.
SELC works in Congress and state legislatures to inform environmental laws; in regulatory agencies to implement environmental laws and policies; and in the courts to enforce the law, stop the worst abuses, and set important precedents. The organization works collaboratively with more than 100 national, state, and local groups to enhance their efficacy and achieve common conservation goals. It currently has a staff of over 130 individuals, with over 70 attorneys, including some of the nation’s leading experts in their respective fields. Additional information regarding our work and staff is available at www.southernenvironment.org.
SELC prides itself on collegiality, teamwork, and mutual respect among its staff and board. We seek to bring these same values to our work in partnership with organizations, communities, and people of all backgrounds that share our mission to protect the environment of the South. The South has a rich natural diversity and an equally rich cultural diversity. To better fulfill its mission, SELC is committed to broadening the diversity of its staff. We believe this will strengthen our organization and our effectiveness in responding to the many environmental challenges affecting the South and its people.
Qualifications and Compensation: These entry-level positions are open to recent law graduates and practicing attorneys. A strong academic background and commitment to SELC’s mission are required. Litigation experience or background in environmental law is preferred. Salary is $67,000 – 73,000 depending on experience and includes an excellent benefits package. Interested persons should apply now.
To Apply: If you have these qualifications and are seeking one of the most interesting, challenging, and rewarding environmental advocacy positions available, please send your letter of interest, résumé, law school transcript (with date of birth and social security number redacted), and at least three references to the office in which you are interested:
Asheville, NC Office: Laura LaFleur, Southern Environmental Law Center, 48 Patton Avenue, Suite 304, Asheville, NC 28801, or email to WNCJobs@selcnc.org. Please include “NC-Asheville Associate Attorney Application” in the subject line.