Law Clerk- Spring 2019

Saint Petersburg, FL
Full Time
Practice Areas: NA
The Center is currently looking for a part or full-time law clerk for Spring 2019. This position is located in St. Petersburg, Florida.

General position overview: The Center for Biological Diversity seeks a motivated, creative and experienced organizer/intern dedicated to protecting the imperiled plants and animals. Law clerks work on projects concerning endangered species, ocean protection, climate change, public lands, environmental health, water resources and urban wildlands. Law clerks assist with the preparation of litigation, administrative advocacy and policy development. Law clerks not seeking class credit may be eligible to receive a stipend.

Main duties:
Conduct legal research and writing, including preparing legal memos, assisting with brief writing, preparing filings, investigating new cases and drafting official policy comments.
On occasion, may have opportunities to observe court arguments or attend agency hearings.

Qualifications and skills desired:
  • Strong legal research and writing skills;
  • Creativity, motivation, and good humor;
  • Background in environmental or biological studies or related experience is preferred.
  • Areas in which skills and experience will be gained:
  • Law clerks will gain experience in environmental advocacy, drawing on litigation, science, media and grassroots organizing strategies to fight for the environment.

Position Requirements
Qualifications and skills:
  • Strong legal research and writing skills;
  • Creativity, motivation and good humor;
  • Background in environmental or biological studies or a demonstrated commitment to public-interest work preferred.

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