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Staff Attorney

Santa Fe NM, Denver CO, Missoula MT or Portland OR

Position summary: The American West with its millions of acres of public lands, incredible diversity of ecosystems, and vibrant healthy communities needs dedicated attorneys to protect it. At a time when so much of what we value is in peril, WildEarth Guardians seeks two dynamic and motivated public interest-focused attorneys with at least five years of litigation or equivalent experience to join our team as staff attorneys. As part of the Guardians’ legal team, the Staff Attorneys will provide legal support to one or more of Guardians’ four programs—Wildlife, Wild Rivers, Wild Places, and Climate & Energy—by litigating cases on behalf of the organization, evaluating proposed legal actions and strategies, contributing to legal strategy development, and providing training to program staff as needed. These are litigation positions.


To apply: Please submit applications electronically to: apply@wildearthguardians.org. The hiring committee will review applications on a rolling basis, with an ideal start date of no later than September 28, 2018. No phone calls or in-person visits, please.

Applications should include, in a single pdf, the following: cover letter explaining (1) why you want to work for Guardians in general, and specifically in the legal program, (2) which of Guardians’ four programs interests you the most and why, and (3) your preferred office location—Missoula, Santa Fe, Denver, or Portland; resume; one legal writing sample that is predominantly your work; and contact and relationship information for three professional references.


Download a pdf of the job description here.

Posted September 6, 2018

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