UPDATE (12/04/19): We’re still accepting applications for our open staff attorney position! We’ll be accepting them through January, with our next review on Jan. 15, 2020.
While the Trump and Dunleavy administrations continue efforts to make Alaska a resource colony for Outside exploiters, we continue using our legal expertise to protect sacred places, public lands, clean water and air, the natural systems that nourish life, and the public processes that give people the power to hold decision-makers and decision-making processes accountable.
Does this sound like the firm for you?
Trustees has provided legal support free of charge to our clients on a range of issues since 1974. If you’ve heard about an environmental issue in Alaska, Trustees has likely worked on it.
We fight to protect Bristol Bay from the proposed Pebble mine. We work to stop the industrialization and exploitation of Alaska’s Arctic. We defend the human rights of Indigenous Alaskans and those most harmed by climate change. We hold public agencies accountable to the law and to the public. We stand with clients and partners in promoting a future where justice permeates how we relate to our planet and each other.
If you want to join our team of lawyers protecting Alaska’s lands, waters, wildlife and people, apply for one of our current positions based in our Anchorage office (a family- and dog-friendly environment).
Skills, experience, passion
Our legal team brings its expertise and experience to coalitions and issues early on to provide strategic administrative, legislative, and litigation guidance and action. Our staff researches, develops, and implements legal, political, outreach, communications, and other strategies while working closely with partners in coalitions and during litigation.
The ideal candidate for the staff attorney position will have 4-6 years of litigation experience and an ability to coordinate and cooperate within diverse groups that include Alaska, national and international clients and partners. Candidates should have excellent writing, research and interpersonal skills, along with an ability to think creatively and work in a collaborative environment.
The two-year legal fellow position requires strong writing, research, and interpersonal skills, and an ability to manage a diverse project list. The fellowship is ideal for recent law school graduates or those finishing judicial clerkships.
The legal assistant position requires excellent office and computer skills, attention to detail, discretion in dealing with confidential information, and the ability to work in a collaborative, team-based environment.
Apply by email with a cover letter, resume, references, and writing sample to Ashley Boyd, Office Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.