Paralegal – Strategic Litigation

15 E State St #4, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
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Job Description

Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) is seeking a full-time Paralegal for the Strategic Litigation team. The Paralegal can be based from CLF’s Boston, MA or Montpelier, VT office with some opportunity for remote work, and will support attorneys working on environmental cases throughout New England.

What you’ll do

  • Assist attorneys in researching, preparing, and litigating environmental law cases which could include conducting legal research and providing litigation support in the filing of legal briefs;
  • Research and pursue fact investigations through online data collection, file requests and reviews, identification of parties, and conducting site investigations;
  • Organize, prepare, and maintain database for case files, including discovery, court filings and internal memoranda;
  • Set up and prepare for case-related meetings, interviews and/or depositions;
  • Ensure compliance with CLF’s document retention policies;
  • Develop presentations and spreadsheets and perform other administrative responsibilities as needed; and
  • Contribute to CLF’s strategic priorities and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and organizational excellence.

What you’ll need

We are looking for a motivated and mature self-starter that is able to work both independently and as a productive team member with colleagues distributed across six office locations in New England.

To be successful in this role, you’ll need:

  • Up to 3 years of paralegal and/or other experience providing  administrative support in a legal or non-legal setting;
  • Strong research, writing (legal or otherwise), and oral communications skills;
  • An unwavering commitment to accuracy and exceptional attention to detail;
  • Competency in various software program and applications, including Excel and Microsoft Word; experience with Air Table, as well as experience with any e-discovery management software is a plus;
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills and the ability to take initiative, solve problems, assess priorities, and manage a variety of activities in a fast-paced environment;
  • Willingness to travel within New England with occasional nighttime and weekend work;
  • An understanding of environmental issues -  a background in environmental studies, science, or advocacy is a plus;
  • Commitment to developing new skills and responsibilities;
  • Commitment to working collaboratively with a diverse group of colleagues and partners;
  • Passion for CLF’s mission; and
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

About CLF

Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) protects New England’s environment for the benefit of all people. A non-profit, member-supported organization, CLF uses the law, science, and the market to solve the region’s most challenging environmental problems, from climate change to ocean conservation to transportation. Every day, CLF advocates stand up for New Englanders—in statehouses, courthouses, boardrooms, regulatory hearings, and community gatherings—to forge innovative paths to environmental progress and economic prosperity for all in our region. To that end, CLF frequently works with communities of color, and those that are economically or otherwise disadvantaged, which often suffer disproportionately from the impacts of environmental degradation.

CLF is committed to representing New England’s diversity in our staff, volunteers, boards, and membership and creating a positive, inclusive workplace culture where all can thrive. People of color are encouraged to apply.

Salary & Benefits

CLF offers a competitive salary, an extensive benefits plan, and an open and accepting work environment where differences are highly respected. The starting salary range for the position is $52,500-$58,000 if based in the Boston office and $50,00-$55,000 if based in Vermont; actual salary will reflect experience and qualifications.

We recognize the value of work-life balance and also strive to create opportunities for growth for all employees through professional development.


To Apply

To apply for this exciting position, click on the link below to be directed to an online application where you may upload your application materials.

CLF considers the health and safety of its staff members and their families, our guests, our visitors, and the community at large to be a top priority. All offers to work, intern, or volunteer with CLF are conditioned on the candidate complying with CLF’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy.

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