The Environmental Law Centre is looking to expand its team in championing for law, policy and legal processes that protect our environment. We are seeking a lawyer who is creative, self-motivated and passionate about environmental law and the public interest to fill a new full-time position as Staff Counsel. Our activities focus on public legal education, information, research and law reform.

Staff Counsel are involved primarily in delivery of our public programs, including environmental law research and writing, participation in law reform initiatives and creating and delivering education materials. They are also expected to participate in program development, grant applications and reporting, and fundraising support. Past experience in environmental law, administrative and regulatory law will be an asset. Knowledge and interest in environmental matters are also an asset. Salary and benefits will be competitive within the charitable sector.

This position is intended to be based in our Edmonton office.

Applicants must meet the following qualifications:

      • o Membership (active practice status) or eligibility for such membership in the Law Society of Alberta;
      • o Practical experience in environmental law and issues, preferably in Alberta;
      • o Legal practice experience;
      • o Strong research, writing, and communication skills;
      • o Public interest orientation;
      • o Self-motivated and self-directed;
      • o Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
      • o Ability to work with a diverse range of stakeholders.


Applicants should provide an application package, consisting of a covering letter, resume, references and two writing samples to:

Environmental Law Centre
Attention: Jason Unger, Executive Director

All documents must be in PDF format and include the applicant’s surname in the document name. We will provide e-mail confirmation of receipt of application packages, but only those applicants invited to interview will be contacted further.

CLOSING DATE: June 16, 2017.

For further information about the Environmental Law Centre, see our website at No telephone or e-mail inquiries will be accepted.


The Environmental Law Centre (ELC) has been seeking strong and effective environmental laws since it was founded in 1982. The ELC is dedicated to providing credible, comprehensive and objective legal information regarding natural resources, energy and environmental law, policy and regulation in Alberta. The ELC’s mission is to educate and champion for strong laws and rights so all Albertans can enjoy clean water, clean air and a healthy environment. Our vision is a society where laws secure an environment that sustains current and future generations.

As a charity, the Environmental Law Centre depends on your financial support. Help us to continue to educate and champion for strong environmental laws, through tools such as our blog and all of our other resources, so that all Albertans can enjoy a healthy environment. Your support makes a difference.
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