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Paralegal (Part-time or Full time) – (View full job announcement)
We are currently seeking applicants to fill a part-time or full-time paralegal position. The Paralegal will be responsible for preparing legal documents for filing and providing legal support to EDC attorneys (including, but not limited to: document review pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, California Public Records Act, and discovery requests; collecting and compiling information; case investigations; and legal research).

Candidates should be self-directed and detail-oriented, and possess excellent research and writing skills. Minimum requirements for candidates include a Paralegal Certificate.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, professional references and writing sample(s) to Linda Krop, Environmental Defense Center, LKrop@EnvironmentalDefenseCenter.org. Application period will remain open until filled.



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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: Law Clerk Coordinator at kquarles@environmentaldefensecenter.org

Preferred deadline for 2L applicants is Friday, October 21; applications may be submitted earlier and will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Preferred deadline for 1L applicants is January 1; applications may be submitted earlier and 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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