South Carolina Environmental Law Project

Lawyers for the Wild Side of South Carolina

Staff Attorney
Job opportunity posted on 03/15/2019

We are seeking a committed and energetic person with strong analytical, research and interpersonal skills to work with SCELP’s executive director and staff attorneys. The attorney will perform a range of tasks including: conducting strategic case and issue assessments; preparing for and conducting trials; performing legal research, analysis and writing; advocating before state and administrative regulatory agencies; interfacing with public officials and coordinating with other organizations. The attorney will be responsible for working with SCELP attorneys in the Georgetown, Beaufort and Greenville offices on developing, managing and litigating cases in state and federal court, as well as engaging in legal advocacy, interacting with local, state, and federal agencies, other environmental organizations, and the public.

Applicants should have a minimum of 3-5 years of litigation experience, with a strong preference for environmental litigation. Applicants must also have a strong academic background and outstanding writing, analytic, and communication skills. Applicants must have a solid work ethic, as well as the ability to work well independently and with others as part of an effective team. Applicants should have experience with environmental statues, including the Clean Water Act and National Environmental Policy Act.

A demonstrated personal commitment to environmental protection is required. A personal connection to South Carolina and experience with non-profit organizations are preferred.