Seeking Lawyers with a Passion for the Law and the Environment: ELC Staff Counsel– Edmonton AB

Seeking Lawyers with a Passion for the Law and the Environment: ELC Staff Counsel– Edmonton AB



The Environmental Law Centre is seeking a lawyer to join our team.  Our activities focus on law reform, research and public legal education in areas of environmental and natural resources law.

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 to various audiences. 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.

Applicants must meet the following qualifications:

  • Membership (active practice status) or eligibility for such membership in the Law Society of Alberta;
  • Practical experience in environmental law and issues;
  • Legal practice experience (3+ years preferred);
  • Strong research, writing, and communication skills;
  • Public interest orientation;
  • Background in science is an asset;
  • Self-motivated and self-directed;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • 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: February 11, 2022.

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 advocate for laws that will sustain ecosystems and ensure a healthy environment and to engage citizens in the laws’ creation and enforcement. Our vision is a society where our laws secure an environment that sustains current and future generations and supports ecosystem health.

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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