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Massachusetts Special Assistant Attorney General, Environmental Protection Division

Special Assistant Attorney General

Location: Boston, MA

Job Description 

Attorney General Maura Healey will host a highly motivated attorney as a Special Assistant Attorney General for Environmental Justice for a two-year position in connection with legal fellowships sponsored by the New York University School of Law State Energy & Environmental Impact Center (State Impact Center). The Special Assistant Attorney General for Environmental Justice will be a part of Attorney General Healey's Environmental Protection Division (EPD) within the Energy & Environment Bureau. The attorney selected for this opportunity will provide a supplemental, in-house resource to Attorney General Healey, the Energy & Environment Bureau, and EPD, with a focus on environmental justice enforcement and policy matters, including issues at the intersection of environmental justice and clean energy and climate policy.

Requirements and Qualifications

Applicants should have four years of experience in environmental law, with preference for relevant experience in environmental enforcement and community-based environmental issues. Applicants should have strong litigation and/or regulatory experience, a strong interest in engaging with environmental justice communities, and the ability to work with partner organizations and to help build coalitions. Strong writing, editing, research, and verbal communication skills are required, as is the ability to work well and with enthusiasm within a team in a fast-paced environment. A history of professional commitment to public service or public interest work is preferred. A demonstrated connection to environmental justice populations and communities would be viewed very favorably.

Must be a member of the Massachusetts bar. Additional admission to other courts (such as the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts) is preferred. The selected candidate will be responsible for the payment of his or her own bar registration dues.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a connection to the people and communities we serve and an interest in supporting a respectful and inclusive work environment.

Deadline: July 29, 2021

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