Environmental Justice Australia is an equal opportunity employer. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, LGBTQI people and people with a disability are encouraged to apply.

Lawyer – Newcastle

We are seeking a lawyer with 3+ years’ post-graduation legal experience to work with us in our clean air program.

This program aims to reduce coal pollution’s harmful impacts on local communities and to significantly improve air pollution regulation for the benefit of people and the environment.  The role will have a specific focus on the Hunter Valley and NSW Central Coast.

Working within a multidisciplinary team, you will provide legal advice and support to communities impacted by pollution, run litigation under supervision from the Principal Lawyer, and assist with strategy and execution of community campaigns for law reform.

The capacity and willingness to work closely with local communities on pollution, energy transition and other issues is essential.

The position is a full-time fixed-term position for 12 months, with the possibility of extension beyond this date depending on funding. The position is based in Newcastle but working from Sydney or elsewhere would be considered for a candidate prepared to travel.

You must be admitted to practice or eligible for admission to practice in Australia.

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Applications close Monday 1 June 2020.

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