Earthjustice is soliciting applications for a full-time Senior Litigation
Assistant to join the Northeast Office. The successful applicant will provide
administrative and litigation support services to our team of lawyers who are
working to protect people from toxic chemicals, to secure clean drinking water
for all, to end our reliance on fossil fuels, and to make an equitable
transition to clean energy. For more information about the Northeast office,
please visit https://earthjustice.org/about/offices/northeast.
This position will be hybrid from the NYC office and the Sr. Litigation
Assistant will be required to go into the office 2x/weekly.
The Senior Litigation Assistant will provide administrative and litigation
support services for the Northeast office. This position reports directly to
the Supervising Litigation Paralegal. Tasks may include but are not limited to
- Preparation and editing of documents for filing, including: proofreading, cite checking, bluebooking, formatting, producing tables of contents and authorities, assembling exhibit lists, etc.
- Filing and service of paper and electronic filings.
- Ensuring all court rules are followed.
- Creating, organizing, and maintaining case files and contacts.
- Submitting and tracking new matters and board approval requests, litigation updates, maintaining data for matters, etc.
- Computing and calendaring court deadlines.
- Assisting in the collection, processing, and review of incoming and outgoing discovery productions.
- Assisting attorneys with deposition and hearing preparation, including: organizing document binders, printing exhibits, creating exhibit lists, communicating with court reporters, etc.
- Supporting attorneys in gaining admission to courts, registration renewals, and creating and managing e-filing accounts.
- Cite-checking data figures and numbers. Generating research notes, memoranda, summaries, tables, maps, and other visuals as needed.
- Drafting basic pleadings and other case-related documents under attorney supervision, including: motions, declarations, proposed orders, cover letters, FOIA requests, pro hac vice applications, etc.
- Communicating with courts, experts, co-counsel, opposing counsel, and other external parties as requested by attorneys.
- Conducting factual and legal research under attorney supervision.
- Tracking relevant dockets and issues related to the work of the Northeast office via the Federal Register, agency web sites, various distribution lists, media outlets, etc.
- Participating in conference calls and meetings when relevant to the position and/or assigned projects.
- Operating all office equipment (copier, Stamps.com equipment, fax machines, etc.).
- General case-related administrative assistance (hard copies, correspondence, file management, tracking case updates).
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
- At least two years of paralegal or legal assistant experience in a litigation setting, as demonstrated by:
- Strong grasp of legal citation convention
- Familiarity with civil and appellate procedure
- Strong proofreading skills
- Proficiency with Westlaw or Lexis
- Interest in and knowledge of environmental or social justice issues a plus.
- A can-do attitude, meticulous attention to detail, and an unrelenting commitment to high performance standards.
- Excellent research, writing, and computer skills.
- Microsoft Office applications and Adobe Acrobat.
- The ability to organize, set priorities among multiple assignments, meet deadlines, and function calmly under pressure.
- The ability to work effectively with remote staff and to maintain confidential information.
- The ability to coordinate workflow and assignments with fellow Litigation Assistants in the Northeast office and to mentor peers.
- Flexible, punctual, highly reliable, and available for occasional evening and weekend work.
- Ability to work for extended periods on the computer as needed to meet filing deadlines.
- A team player who will enthusiastically take on tasks that range from intellectually challenging to more mundane administrative work.
- Able to perform work with high level of autonomy and minimal supervision
- Consistently takes initiative to identify and complete new tasks or projects
- Demonstrates an awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and orientations.
- Commits and contributes to the creation of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.
We offer a mission- and employee-focused work environment and a competitive
compensation package, including excellent benefits. Earthjustice is an equal
opportunity employer and highly values diversity. As a 501(c)(3) organization,
Earthjustice is a qualifying employer for purposes of the Public Service Loan
Forgiveness (PSLF) Program.
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Salary is dependent on experience and location. Salary range in New York, NY:
$81,000 - $90,000
New York, NY, USA