The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is the nation's most effective environmental action organization. We use law, science and the support of 3.1 million members and online activists to protect the planet's wildlife and wild places and to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all living things. NRDC was founded in 1970 and our staff helped write some of America's bedrock environmental laws, including the Clean Water Act, and many of the implementing regulations; our water enforcement cases played a major role shaping current water policy throughout the country. Today, our staff of more than 500 lawyers, scientists, economists, policy and communications experts, and others, work out of offices in New York, Washington, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Bozeman, Montana, and Beijing.
In conjunction with the Natural Resources Defense Council, Altshuler Berzon LLP has a one-year environmental fellowship program. A major portion of the fellow's time is spent working on cases brought jointly by NRDC and Altshuler Berzon enforcing federal and state environmental statutes primarily involving western water issues, including endangered species protection, ecosystem restoration and water policy reform. Other responsibilities include working on environmental, labor law and other cases for both NRDC and the Altshuler Berzon firm.
Independent legal research and writing, drafting motions and briefs in conjunction with senior attorneys, reviewing administrative records and documents, some discovery practice.
Background in environmental issues and/or demonstrated commitment to public interest law are strongly preferred. Judicial clerkship or litigation experience is preferred but not required, as are excellent writing skills and the ability to work as part of a team with attorneys, scientists and staff of a nationwide non-profit organization and a public interest law firm.
Applications for the next NRDC-Altshuler Berzon Environmental Fellowship, which will begin in the fall of 2019, may now be submitted. Please include a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, list of references, and two writing samples to:
Altshuler Berzon LLP
177 Post Street, Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94108
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