Sierra Club - Associate Attorney

  • Sierra Club
  • Oakland, CA, United States
  • Oct 06, 2017
Full time Enviromental Legal

Job Description

The Sierra Club Environmental Law Program is seeking an associate attorney to begin work starting in September 2018. As part of the national Sierra Club’s legal team, the associate attorney helps coordinate all aspects of the Club’s legal work. Under the supervision of senior and staff attorneys, the associate attorney evaluates proposed Sierra Club environmental litigation and prepares formal written recommendations for the Club’s decision makers; serves as a legal resource for Sierra Club chapters around the country; helps strategize and implement programmatic legal campaigns; and participates as counsel in select litigation matters aimed at advancing the national Club’s top priority campaigns.

The Environmental Law Program directs legal strategy for the Sierra Club’s campaigns, including Beyond Coal, Beyond Dirty Fuels, and Our Wild America. We litigate cases and coordinate legal work among campaigns, state-level chapters, and NGO coalitions.


General-Other: Legal




  • Law school graduate by September 2018 admitted to or willing to apply for admission to the California bar.
  • 0–3 years of post-law school graduation experience.
  • Excellent writing and analytical skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and consensus‑building skills.
  • A commitment to working collaboratively to advance equity, inclusion, and justice.
  • Knowledge of environmental law and passion for the Sierra Club’s mission to enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment.