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Enviro-Mich message from "TONY DEFALCO" <DEFALCO@nwf.org>

Lake Superior Project Attorney
National Wildlife Federation - Great Lakes
Ann Arbor, Michigan

The Great Lakes Natural Resource Center, a regional office of the National Wildlife Federation (NWF), has an immediate opening for a full-time Lake Superior Project Attorney. The primary responsibility of the Attorney is to develop and prosecute litigation related to protecting environmental quality and enhancing biological diversity in the Lake Superior region. In addition, the person in this position seeks to reform laws to protect Lake Superior by reviewing, analyzing and commenting on permit applications and other proposals; provides legal and technical assistance to NWF affiliates and grass roots organizations in the Lake Superior region and helps raise public awareness about critical issues in the media. The person in this position is one of the supervising attorneys in the NWF-Great Lakes environmental clinic for the University of Michigan Law School. In this capacity the counsel supervises students and assists with teaching. 

NWF's Great Lakes office, based since 1982 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, is made up of a staff of 22 full-time positions, including attorneys, organizers, policy specialists, and scientists.  The successful candidate for this position will work with the Lake Superior Project Team and the Water Quality Team, which includes two Organizers, a Team Leader, an Attorney, and a Staff Scientist. 

> Initiating appropriate legal action to enforce laws to protect environmental quality and restore native biological diversity in the Lake Superior region in state and federal courts.
> Represent the views of NWF in hearings, meetings and other forums. 
> Preparing and filing comments to reform laws and policies of the state and federal governments with jurisdiction over Lake Superior.			
> Respond to citizen inquires and requests for assistance by probing timely and appropriate legal advice. 
> Assist in the preparation of written materials, including fact sheets, articles, citizen alerts, policy analysis, comments, and testimony.  
> Work in a team setting to assist in the development of strategy for the Lake Superior Project and NWF's national advocacy efforts.
> Help provide students in the environmental law clinic an enriching experience through direct supervision of students and classroom instruction. 

> J.D. degree required with environmental course work preferred Bachelors degree in a natural resource field preferred.
> Two or more years experience in environmental litigation preferred. 
> Excellent communication skills.
> Familiarity with the Lake Superior region and its people strongly preferred.
> Ability to work well in an interdisciplinary team setting essential.
> Experience working with diverse constituent groups.
> Willingness to travel.

NWF is the largest conservation organization in the country with approximately 4 million members and supporters. NWF is an equal opportunity employer. The Great Lakes office offers a working environment that emphasizes interdisciplinary collaboration in a team structure and in a non-smoking office. NWF offers a generous compensation and benefits package. Starting pay for this position will be commensurate with experience. 

To learn more about us check out our Web page at www.nwf.org/greatlakes

To apply for this position please mail a cover letter, C.V., writing samples and references to:
Lake Superior Project Attorney
National Wildlife Federation
506 E. Liberty Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

No phone inquiries, please.  

Deadline for applications: Applications will be accepted until October 1, 2000 or until position is filled.

Tony DeFalco, Lake Superior Project Organizer
National Wildlife Federation
506 E. Liberty Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 769-3351
(734) 769-1449 (fax)
E-mail: defalco@nwf.org

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