We Are Hiring!

The Great Lakes Environmental Law Center (GLELC), a non-profit public interest organization in Detroit, Michigan, seeks a Senior Attorney for immediate hire.

The ideal candidate will have five or more years of experience practicing environmental law, including experience with litigation and other adversarial proceedings. Experience with water quality and drinking water laws, environmental justice and/or non-profit administration, including fundraising and grant writing, are a plus, but are not required.

Primary responsibilities include: (i) representing GLELC’s clients in adversarial proceedings and transactional matters, (ii) attending and speaking at public meetings as an advocate for GLELC’s clients and causes, (iii) commenting on proposed permits, statutes, and regulations, (iv) working with various foundations that provide financial support to GLELC, (v) fundraising, (vi) attending meetings of the GLELC’s Board of Directors, and providing regular status updates to the Board on pending matters, and (vii) various GLELC administrative functions. In addition, the Senior Attorney will be responsible for overseeing the work of an Equal Justice Works Fellow beginning in the Fall of 2018.

Applicants must be admitted to practice before the bar of at least one state and in good standing. If not admitted to practice by the Michigan State Bar, applicants must be willing and able to seek and obtain admission to the Michigan State Bar promptly upon hiring. Compensation will be commensurate with experience and public interest work.

Please submit a cover letter and resume by email only to Brian P. Foley, Ad Hoc Attorney Search Committee chair, at: bfoley@dickinsonwright.com.

Please check out the rest of our website for additional details about the organization.        

GLELC is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment, and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.