Environmental Lawyer Resume Samples

An Environmental Lawyer is a legal professional who specializes in environmental law. They specialize in the legal aspects of environmental protection and management, including the management of natural resources, air, water, and land use. Common roles and responsibilities associated with the post are denoted on the Environmental Lawyer Resume as – providing legal advice and assistance to government agencies, private businesses, non-profit organizations, and individuals; researching environmental laws, and regulations, drafting legal documents, representing clients in courts, negotiating settlements, and providing advice on environmental compliance and liability.

The most sought-after skills for the role include – strong knowledge of legal principles and regulations, research skills, strong written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to think critically and analytically. They should have a strong understanding of the natural sciences, mainly environmental science. To become an Environmental Lawyer, a person must obtain a Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school, pass the bar exam, and obtain a license to practice law. Prior work experience is beneficial.

 

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Environmental Lawyer Resume

Objective : As an Environmental Lawyer, provided both advice and litigation services to Virginia's environmental agencies as assigned. Included significant client contact; handled civil and administrative litigation; reviewed environmental-related legislation and regulations.

Skills : Environmental Laws And Regulations, Legal Developments.

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  1. Experience in working with performing diligence, negotiating, drafting, and advising on varied environmental issues implicated in transactional matters.
  2. Experienced handling environmental regulatory compliance matters, brownfield clean-up, and other remedial matters.
  3. Experienced in matters relating to sustainability, climate change, and renewable energy is strongly preferred.
  4. Provided legal advice, counsel, and assistance and drafted official opinions for the Attorney General.
  5. Represented the States interest in civil matters and Worked within private firms, government, and academia. 
  6. Prepared legal documents, including but not limited to briefs, pleadings, and memoranda.
  7. Performed legal research and investigations, and reports findings and conclusions.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Juris Doctor (J.D.) Degree


Environmental Lawyer Resume

Summary : As an Environmental Lawyer, Played an integral role with the Office of General Counsel (OGC), Office of Operations, and the Office of Environmental Management Services. Participated in settlement negotiations.

Skills : Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act.

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  1. Provided expert advice and guidance on federal environmental laws, including the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Endangered Species Act (ESA), Clean Water Act (CWA), and Clean Air Act (CAA).
  2. Advised on requirements under California, Texas, and Florida environmental laws.
  3. Developed legal strategies for federal and state environmental review processes.
  4. Drafted and conducted a legal review of NEPA documents and various permits.
  5. Researched and drafted environmental litigation and administrative proceeding motions, orders, briefs, and declarations.
  6. Developed and maintained a positive working relationship with internal stakeholders and federal and state officials involved in SpaceX's environmental review processes.
  7. Identified and clearly explained to internal stakeholders the legal risks, options, and ramifications under environmental laws and regulations.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Degree In Policy


Environmental Lawyer Resume

Summary : As an Environmental Lawyer, conducted enforcement actions against violators and defend the client agencies in the Office of State Administrative Hearings and in state and federal courts. Attorney will be provided formal and informal advice to clients.

Skills : National Environmental Policy Act, Analytical And Research.

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  1. Participated in administrative hearings and appears in state and federal courts to try cases and argue motions and appeals.
  2. Researched and prepared pleadings, motions, and briefs and Worked with expert witnesses.
  3. Did analysis and advice on the array of environmental regulatory schemes applying to public schools and District compliance efforts under federal, state, and municipal laws and regulations.
  4. Prepared discovery requests and responses.
  5. Provided legal advice and/or representation to clients/agencies; drafted memoranda of advice.
  6. Conducted research on pertinent legal issues; kept abreast of recent legal developments.
  7. Worked primarily in an office environment but also regularly represent clients in court and engage in teaching at universities.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
Degree In Environmental Science

Environmental Lawyer Resume

Summary : As an Environmental Lawyer, provided competent, practical, and timely legal advice concerning health and safety matters in a manner to enable minimizing legal/financial liabilities, protecting corporate interests, and preserving corporate assets.

Skills : Communication And Negotiation, National Environmental Policy Act.

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  1. Drafted formal and informal opinions in response to legal questions and Attended client, board, departmental, and division meetings as required.
  2. Responded to inquiries from citizens, legislators, and judges and Participated in multistate working groups.
  3. Attended continuing legal education seminars as required; made presentations at same.
  4. Traveled, as required by the position (typically not much travel is required).
  5. Reviewed sign-on opportunities for letters, comments, and amicus briefs.
  6. Worked within government, cities with a large number of government agencies are a hot spot for environmental lawyers.
  7. Interviewed scientists to interpret data throughout the court process; to testify, inform, and give an expert opinion.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Consultant
Education
Education
Degree In Policy

Environmental Lawyer Resume

Objective : As an Environmental Lawyer, provided specialized proactive and strategic legal services related to the Company and business in environmental, health, safety, and other regulatory matters. Provided counsel and legal support in environmental matters including assistance, and interpretative guidance, and managed enforcement cases and environmental litigation.

Skills : Legal Developments And Industry Trends.

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  1. Acted as a backup to the Chief Counsel for EA and the senior attorney overseeing the work product of other lawyers on the EA team.
  2. Served as lead counsel on special task forces/committees and Assisted in the development of building sustainability policy.
  3. Provided legal representation, both independently and in collaboration with other attorneys, to the Bureau of Air, Bureau of Environmental Health, Bureau of Land and Waste Management, and the Bureau of Water (DHEC Environmental Bureaus).
  4. Represented the DHEC Environmental Bureaus in meetings and negotiations and in responding to inquiries from the public, the regulated community, and opposing legal counsel.
  5. Represented the DHEC Environmental Bureaus before the DHEC Board and in litigation before the Administrative Law Court and other state and federal courts. 
  6. Provided accurate, constructive, thorough, and timely legal advice and counsel to program directors, administrators, and staff.
  7. Assisted in the development of agency regulations, standard operating procedures, and policy documents as needed.
Years of Experience
Experience
0-2 Years
Experience Level
Level
Entry Level
Education
Education
Degree In Environmental Science

Environmental Lawyer Resume

Objective : As an Environmental Lawyer, managed a litigation caseload from beginning to end, communicated with clients and provided timely reporting, appeared at depositions and various court appearances, and worked closely with other attorneys and Partners on matters.

Skills : Planning, Legal Advice.

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  1. Being responsible for Balancing multiple tasks at once along with the ability to prioritize will be key to success in this challenging and rewarding role.
  2. Provided legal advice to the Department of Buildings, and Bureau of Sustainability team on sustainable building issues, including energy efficiency, reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, and renewable and clean energy.
  3. Conducted legal and policy research in support of Sustainability team initiatives.
  4. Analyzed federal, state, local, and international statutes and regulations.
  5. Drafted and edited regulations, proposed legislation, legal memos, policy documents, and responses to letters and other inquiries.
  6. Worked collaboratively with all members of the Sustainability team and with agency colleagues and partners.
  7. Analyzed and interpreted data obtained from literature reviews, case law, criminal, civil, and regulatory research, and sample findings.
            Years of Experience
            Experience
            2-5 Years
            Experience Level
            Level
            Junior
            Education
            Education
            Degree In Policy

            Environmental Lawyer Resume

            Objective : As an Environmental Lawyer, experience in administrative law, contested cases, and litigation, preferably with a local government, state, or federal regulatory agency, for practice in the areas of water, environmental, administrative, trial, and appellate law.

            Skills : Administrative Staff, Management.

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            Description :

            1. Performed research and provided professional legal advice, counsel, and guidance, as a practicing attorney at law, to assure that the Company, its assets, and its activities are legally safeguarded, are in conformity with all the applicable laws and regulations, and will not unduly expose the Company to litigation, penalties or claims.
            2. Advised management of the environmental legal aspects of administrative and operational planning of the Company's activities.
            3. Advised and assisted management and facility personnel in agency inspections, responding to information requests or notices of noncompliance, and supporting the Companys's Sustainability initiatives, including promoting safety and conserving natural resources, and reducing waste. 
            4. Advised the Companys's emergency response team during incidents.
            5. Developed and implemented programs, conducts presentations, and participates in other activities to educate Company officers and employees as to the Company's Code of Business Conduct, Company policies and procedures, and legal compliance requirements.
            6. Participated in continuing legal education programs and other activities as necessary to keep informed of developments in the law, new and proposed statutes and regulations, economic and social issues, and other matters of interest to the Company and the energy industry.
            7. Coordinated and developed Company's advocacy position on future legislative and regulatory matters and participates in various Industry Trade Organizations in support of the administrative rulemaking process.
            Years of Experience
            Experience
            0-2 Years
            Experience Level
            Level
            Entry Level
            Education
            Education
            Certification In Environmental Law

            Environmental Lawyer Resume

            Objective : As an Environmental Lawyer, worked to represent clients in legal issues such as clean technology, water law, climate change law, and the management of land subject to native title and other public land

            Skills : Lawyer, Business Assistant.

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            1. Represented views of ORES at meetings, discussions, and negotiations.
            2. Prepared or reviewed and edited draft responses to letters signed by the ORES Executive Director.
            3. Appeared for and on behalf of ORES in administrative and legal proceedings, assist in the preparation of direct testimony, assist in the preparation of witnesses for cross-examination, conduct cross-examination, and represent ORES staff in adjudicatory proceedings.
            4. Developed, reviewed, and approved agency regulations, stipulations, orders, expungement letters, comments, briefs, proposals, and statements in support.
            5. Reviewed all proposed and existing federal, State, and local legislation affecting ORES, and make recommendations for appropriate action.
            6. Reviewed ORES's application of law and related policies and regulations, and render formal opinions to various parties.
            7. Presented testimony in court and other adjudicatory settings; Directed the drafting of agreements and contracts and ensure they contain appropriate protections.
            Years of Experience
            Experience
            0-2 Years
            Experience Level
            Level
            Junior
            Education
            Education
            Juris Doctor (J.D.) Degree

            Environmental Lawyer Resume

            Summary : As an Environmental Lawyer, collaborated with the EEJC team to advance community-driven solutions and environmental justice by utilizing a broad range of legal and non-legal tools across geographies.

            Skills : Environmental Skills, Policy Assistant.

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            Description :

            1. Worked with environmental justice (EJ) partner organizations and EEJC staff to advance community-led and community-centered campaigns.
            2. Developed relationships with community-based partners, working with them to identify opportunities to partner or collaborate.
            3. Advanced legislative, regulatory, and/or policy advocacy across levels of government.
            4. Supported potential or ongoing litigation, including conducting factual investigations, developing legal research, engaging in pre-litigation administrative processes, and developing new cases.
            5. Drafted comment letters, blog posts, fact sheets, talking points, reports, and other written materials.
            6. Collaborated with NRDC colleagues across teams to leverage support for EJ campaigns, including support with communications, scientific research, technical support, and other resources.
            7. Represented NRDC in coalition meetings, hearings, panel presentations, and with the press.
            Years of Experience
            Experience
            10+ Years
            Experience Level
            Level
            Executive
            Education
            Education
            Juris Doctor (J.D.) Degree

            Environmental Lawyer Resume

            Headline : As an Environmental Lawyer, Provided leadership on a wide variety of legal issues. Oversaw projects and develops innovative strategies to resolve legal challenges. Played an integral role with the Office of General Counsel (OGC), Office of Operations, and the Office of Environmental Management Services (OEMS).

            Skills : Legal, Stakeholder.

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            Description :

            1. Attended community and agency meetings, including on nights and weekends, and Supervised interns and fellows on project-related assignments.
            2. Worked to implement and grow the equity, justice, diversity, and inclusion principles in NRDC's work.
            3. Contributed effectively as a member of a team and collaborate across a large non-profit organization.
            4. Maintained proficiency in knowledge of applicable ORES laws, procedures, policies, and rules, perform legal research and apply legal analysis to complex technical and policy issues, and promote the mission, policies, and strategic objectives of ORES.
            5. Consulted with subject matter experts from ORES and other State agencies, departments, and authorities.
            6. Explained ORES regulations, policies, and objectives to representatives of stakeholders and, upon request, make oral presentations or moderated panels at conferences and public forums.
            7. Assessed damages from a particular event; suggest or assign punitive monetary values or remediating actions to various internal and external stakeholders.
                                    Years of Experience
                                    Experience
                                    5-7 Years
                                    Experience Level
                                    Level
                                    Senior
                                    Education
                                    Education
                                    J.D. Degree