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Thank you for your interest in being part of this small and dedicated team! We welcome your application!


Legal Secretary/ Paralegal

The Legal Secretary / Paralegal  supports the Environmental Defense Center’s (“EDC”) attorneys in case investigations, administrative advocacy, and litigation. The Legal Secretary / Paralegal  is responsible for preparing legal documents for filing, filing and service, and providing legal and administrative support to EDC attorneys (including, but not limited to: document review pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”), California Public Records Act (“PRA”), and discovery requests; collecting and compiling information; and legal research). View full job description  here. To apply please email your resume and cover letter to Linda Krop.



Event Assistant

EDC is looking for an Event Coordinator Assistant Intern to join our amazing team and assist with our largest fundraising event of the year, Green & Blue: A Coastal Celebration. The ideal candidate for this role is someone who is organized, self-motivated, persistent, and good with people. The intern’s primary role will be to solicit items for the event’s auction under the supervision of EDC’s Office Manager & Event Coordinator. Other roles may include assisting EDC’s administrative team with tasks related to events, development, and communications. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to get event planning and fundraising experience and who is interested in learning more about the general operations of a nonprofit. Full description and to apply.

join-our-team2Law Clerk Program

EDC hires law students for summer clerkships as well as externships during the regular school year.  Law clerks and externs are involved in substantive activities such as conducting legal research; drafting memos and pleadings; participating in client meetings, strategy discussions and negotiations; appearing before public agencies; and observing court arguments.  EDC attorneys involve students in every aspect of actual cases.

Desired Qualifications:
2L students with a background or interest in environmental law, and a demonstrated commitment to public interest work.

Application Procedure:
Please submit your cover letter, resume, writing sample, law school transcript, and three references to: Maggie Hall at mhall@environmentaldefensecenter.org.

For the 2020 summer law clerk program, EDC is accepting applications for 1L and 2L applicants until the position is filled.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications for semester-length externships are accepted anytime, and evaluated on a rolling basis.

A Stipend and/or housing assistance may be available.

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