Staff Attorney

Feb 14, 2018 Massachusetts

Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) is seeking an experienced staff attorney to join our team working to protect New England’s environment for all people. The staff attorney will be responsible for identifying and implementing cutting-edge solutions to a variety of compelling environmental and energy issues in New England. This position is based in CLF’s Boston office.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be a highly motivated individual with at least three years of experience practicing law, particularly energy law;
  • Have experience working with state and federal environmental laws;
  • Have litigation experience at state court, federal district court, and/or appellate levels;
  • Have a commitment to environmental justice advocacy;
  • Be a coalition and network builder;
  • Be able to manage multiple advocacy projects; and
  • Be a mature self-starter, able to work both independently and as a productive team member;

Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Advocate before state public utility commissions and regional independent system operators;
  • Prepare, litigate and/or negotiate legal cases in state and federal courts and proceedings before administrative agencies, including citizen enforcement cases under state and federal environmental statutes;
  • Work effectively with all members of the CLF team – other advocates, communications and development professionals and administrative support staff;
  • Educate and advocate to local, state and federal legislatures and administrations;
  • Build alliances and coalitions among community groups, public officials, business interests, and advocacy organizations; and
  • Engage in public outreach and speaking on advocacy initiatives across a variety of media.

Experience in a nonprofit public interest advocacy setting is highly desirable. Admission to the Massachusetts bar will be required.

CLF offers a competitive salary (the annual salary range for this position begins at $60,000), an extensive benefits plan, and an open, inclusive, and accepting work environment where differences are highly respected. CLF is committed to representing New England’s diversity in our staff, volunteers, boards and membership and creating a positive, inclusive workplace culture where all can thrive. People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

To Apply
Send your resume titled “your last name-first initial-resume” (e.g., “SMITH J RESUME”) and a detailed cover letter titled “your last name-first initial-cover” (e.g., “SMITH J COVER”) to Please make “MASSACHUSETTS STAFF ATTORNEY” the subject of your e-mail. No phone calls please.
Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) protects New England’s environment for the benefit of all people. A non-profit, member-supported organization, CLF uses the law, science and the market to solve the region’s most challenging environmental problems from climate change to ocean conservation to transportation. Every day, CLF advocates stand up for New Englanders—in state houses, court houses and board rooms, regulatory hearings and community gatherings—to forge innovative paths to environmental progress and economic prosperity for all in our region. To that end, CLF works with communities of color, and those that are economically or otherwise disadvantaged, which often suffer disproportionately the impacts of environmental degradation
Founded in 1966, CLF is recognized nationwide for taking on complex issues, sticking with them and getting results that make New England a better place to live, visit and do business, including: cleaning up Boston Harbor, restoring New England’s cod population, blocking oil and gas drilling on Georges Bank, preserving wilderness areas in Vermont and New Hampshire, reducing emissions from cars and trucks, laying the groundwork for widespread implementation of renewable energy, and winning some of the country’s strongest protections for clean air and clean water. CLF is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts with offices in Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.