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Paralegal/Legal Assistant

Company: Center for Biological Diversity
Location: oakland
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

General Position Overview

The Climate Law Institute wages innovative legal and grassroots campaigns to protect people, wildlife and ecosystems from climate change and the fossil fuel industry. Our team works for the successful implementation of law and policy to eliminate greenhouse gas pollution and speed a just transition to 100 percent clean, renewable energy.

The Paralegal will provide paralegal, legal secretarial and administrative support to a dynamic team to support litigation, policy advocacy, grassroots organizing and media outreach. The working environment is fast-paced, exciting and supportive.

The position is full time and will be located in our Oakland or Los Angeles office.

Main duties

* Preparation of legal documents, including cite checking, completing tables of contents and authorities for briefs, proofreading, formatting, and ensuring compliance with court rules in a variety of state and federal jurisdictions. * Filing and serving legal documents and maintenance of legal dockets, including e-filing, serving documents by certified mail, making courtesy/chambers copies, corresponding with Clerks' offices, and related tasks. * Assistance with maintenance of the Center's litigation-tracking database and calendar management of administrative actions, internal deadlines, and court filings. * Maintenance of electronic databases for filings and program actions. * Preparation and indexing of administrative records and appendices/excerpts of record in litigation. * Maintenance of legal library, including updating of court rules and reference material. * Finalizing comment letters, including retrieval of online references. * Factual and some legal research. * Assisting with the planning and handling of internal and external meetings, travel and conference arrangements. * Assisting with event coordination such as public presentations, rallies, and hearings.

Salary Range: $45,000-60,000 dependent on experience

Benefits Package

Benefits Package:

* Paid generous medical, dental and vision plan. * Paid short- and long-term disability. * 403(b) plan with opportunity for match. * Informal and collegial work atmosphere.

Application process

Please apply online by uploading a cover letter, a rsum, a writing sample and three to five references with your application. The position will remain open until filled. No telephone calls, please. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

The Center for Biological Diversity deeply values justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion.

We are committed to sustaining and promoting both biological and cultural diversity. We welcome, embrace and respect diversity of people, identities and cultures. We are committed to fostering an organizational culture of diversity and inclusion. The Center believes staff and board diversity is critical to saving life on Earth.

We are an equal opportunity employer.

Keywords: Center for Biological Diversity, Oakland , Paralegal/Legal Assistant, Other , oakland, California

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