Paralegal – Oceans and Clean Energy & Climate Change

62 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02110, USA
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Job Description

Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) is seeking a full-time Paralegal who will support both the Oceans and Clean Energy & Climate Change teams. The Paralegal will be based in CLF’s Boston office with some opportunity for remote work, and will support attorneys and other advocates working on environmental cases throughout New England.


What you’ll do

·      Perform administrative duties such as setting up meetings, taking minutes, managing calendars, and booking travel;

·      Assist attorneys and advocates in: conducting research on a variety of matters, preparing and litigating environmental and energy law cases before courts and state and federal agencies, developing and reviewing legislation and policy, and other matters;

  • Perform factual research  through online data collection, file requests and document reviews and draft memoranda, to support policy development and advocacy;
  • Organize, prepare, and maintain various databases related to program matters, including case files, discovery, court filings and internal memoranda;
  • Set up and prepare for internal and external meetings including case-related meetings;
  • Ensure compliance with CLF’s document retention policies;
  • Develop presentations and spreadsheets, prepare expense reports, and perform other administrative responsibilities as needed;
  • Assist with special projects as assigned; 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 legal administrative support;

  • 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 the Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Excel Word, PowerPoint, SharePoint, etc.);
  • 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;
  • 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; 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 cover letter and resume.


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.