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The Environmental Law and Policy Center (ELPC), the Midwest's leading environmental legal advocacy and eco-business innovation organization, seeks to hire an experienced full time paralegal to support our public interest attorneys in our downtown Chicago headquarters. This is an extraordinary time in which ELPC’s effective legal and policy is essential for protecting our core environmental values.


ORGANIZATION: ELPC is the Midwest’s leading public interest environmental legal advocacy and eco-business innovation organization, and among the nation’s leaders. We develop and lead successful strategic environmental advocacy campaigns to improve environmental quality and protect our natural heritage. We are public interest environmental entrepreneurs who engage in creative business deal making with diverse interests to put into practice our belief that environmental progress and economic development can be achieved together. ELPC’s multidisciplinary staff of 40+ talented public interest attorneys, policy advocates and communications specialists brings a strong and effective combination of skills to solve environmental problems and improve the quality of life in our communities. ELPC’s offices are in Chicago (HQ), seven other Midwest cities and Washington D.C. For more information, please see www.elpc.org.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide administrative, research, and technical assistance to approximately 9 attorneys in a fast-paced office. Specific duties include:

·     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;

·     Supporting attorneys in gaining admission to courts, registration renewals, and creating and managing e-filing accounts;

·     Coordination of travel arrangements;

·     Factual and policy research; and

·     Providing general administrative support (e.g., receiving packages, scanning mail, managing office supplies, taking notes, greeting visitors).

The candidate will work in ELPC’s downtown Chicago office, but work remotely during COVID-19. 


QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidate will have at least three years experience in a similar role. Candidates should possess the following qualifications:

·     Excellent computer skills with high proficiency in Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat;

·     Keen attention to detail;

·     Strong organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple tasks and deadlines; and

·     Willing to work occasional late evenings and weekends.


In addition, the following qualifications are preferred, but not required:

·     Familiarity with online legal filing platforms, rules of service, and Bluebook citations;

·     A demonstrated commitment to environmental protection or public interest work;

·     A Bachelor’s degree; and  

·     A Paralegal certification.


SALARY:  Minimum of $50,000, commensurate with experience and with ELPC’s salary structure that is competitive with other large public interest environmental organizations. Excellent benefits provided.


APPLICATION PROCESS: Applicants should send a cover letter, resume and professional references to: LegalAssistant@elpc.org. Telephone inquiries are strongly discouraged. The Environmental Law and Policy Center is an equal opportunity employer and is continually seeking to diversify its staff.


The Environmental Law and Policy Center (ELPC), the Midwest's leading environmental legal advocacy and eco-business innovation organization, seeks to hire an experienced full time paralegal to support our public interest attorneys in…

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  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    High School Diploma Required

Salary

At least $50,000

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Chicago, IL
Associated Location
35 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601, USA
1600

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APPLICATION PROCESS: Applicants should send a cover letter, resume and professional references to: LegalAssistant@elpc.org. Telephone inquiries are strongly discouraged. The Environmental Law and Policy Center is an equal opportunity employer and is continually seeking to diversify its staff.

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