The Environmental Law and Policy Center (ELPC), the Midwest's leading environmental legal advocacy and eco-business innovation organization, seeks to hire a full time legal assistant to our public interest attorneys in our downtown Chicago headquarters. This is an extraordinary time in which ELPC’s effective legal and policy is essential for protecting our core environmental values.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide administrative, research, and technical assistance to approximately 5 attorneys in a fast-paced office. Specific duties include: document editing and manipulation, policy research, electronic and paper filing of documents in federal courts, state courts, and administrative agencies, maintenance of attorneys' registration, coordination of travel arrangements, and providing general administrative support. Assist with office administrative responsibilities.
QUALIFICATIONS: Excellent computer skills with high proficiency in Microsoft Office and Adobe Suite are required. A keen attention to detail, including proofreading, is required. Well organized with the ability to juggle multiple tasks and deadlines. Demonstrated commitment to environmental protection. Previous legal experience preferred. Willing to work occasional late evenings and weekends.
Applicants should send a cover letter, resume and professional references to the email address noted below. DO NOT "CLICK TO APPLY." Telephone inquiries are strongly discouraged. The Environmental Law and Policy Center is an equal opportunity employer and is continually seeking to diversify its staff.
Additional Salary Information: SALARY: Commensurate with experience and with ELPC’s salary structure that is competitive with other large public interest environmental organizations. Excellent benefits provided.
About Environmental Law & Policy Center
The Environmental Law & Policy Center is the Midwest’s leading public interest environmental legal advocacy and eco-business innovation organization, and among the nation’s leaders. We develop and lead successful strategic advocacy campaigns to improve environmental quality and protect our natural resources. We are public interest environmental entrepreneurs who engage in creative business dealmaking with diverse interests to put into practice our belief that environmental progress and economic development can be achieved together. ELPC’s multidisciplinary staff of talented and experienced public interest attorneys, environmental business specialists, public policy advocates and communications specialists brings a strong and effective combination of skills to solve environmental problems.
ELPC’s vision embraces both smart, persuasive advocacy and sustainable development principles to win the most important environmental cases and create positive solutions to protect the environment. ELPC’s teamwork approach uses legal, economic, scientific and public policy analysis, and communications advocacy tools to produce successes. ELPC’s strategic advocacy and business dealmaking involv...es proposing solutions when we oppose threats to the Midwest environment. We say “yes” to better solutions; we don’t just say “no.”
ELPC was founded in 1993 and has achieved a strong track record of successes on national and regional clean energy development and pollution reduction, transportation and land use reform, and natural resources protection issues. ELPC’s creative public advocacy effectively links environmental progress and economic development together and improves the quality of life in our Midwestern communities.