Job o’ the Day: Environmental Justice Attorney in the Big Apple!

New York Lawyers for the Public Interest is a nonprofit civil rights law firm committed to advancing equality and civil rights through community lawyering and partnerships with the private bar. If you have an interest in coalition-building, organizing, environmental issues and legal, policy, and administrative advocacy, keep on reading:

New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI) is seeking applications for a staff attorney in its Environmental Justice Program.

The Environmental Justice Program takes on issues ranging from the systemic overburdening of low income communities of color with polluting facilities, to the presence of dangerous toxins in public schools, to environmentally just community development. The attorney will take on existing campaigns, including advocacy related to the siting of schools on contaminated land. The attorney also will have ample opportunity to lead and collaborate on new campaigns.

NYLPI pioneered the practice of community lawyering in the five boroughs of New York City. With every case and every campaign, we continue to develop an ambitious, participatory, and dynamic approach to working with marginalized communities. Our work draws on a range of strengths: firm community partnerships; effective organizing; media savvy; effective legislative advocacy; and bold, creative approaches to litigation. The attorney will work both independently and in collaboration with other attorneys, community organizers, and media and lobbying consultants.

Successful applicants will have excellent strategic judgment and experience working with community members and community based organizations, along with a commitment to environmental justice or racial justice work. The application deadline is February 20, 2013. For more information, view the full job listing at PSJD.org (log-in required).

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