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Articled Clerk Position 2021-2022

April 28, 2021

East Coast Environmental Law is seeking a motivated individual with strong legal research skills and an interest in environmental law to join our team as an Articled Clerk starting in June 2021.

East Coast Environmental Law is a regional environmental law charity based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, that provides public-interest environmental law services throughout Atlantic Canada. East Coast Environmental Law is governed by a Board of Directors.

We envision a future in which innovative and effective environmental laws and the fair application of those laws provide Atlantic Canadians with a clean, healthy, and ecologically balanced environment that present and future generations can enjoy. We seek to achieve our mission to support the development and fair application of progressive environmental laws and legal orders throughout Atlantic Canada through public legal education, community collaboration, and legal action. 

We support grassroots environmental advocacy and the work of environmental non-governmental organizations throughout Atlantic Canada by making environmental laws more accessible and easier to understand. We provide legal research and analysis to enhance environmental and climate policy work, and we work collaboratively with organizations, community groups, and governments throughout 
the region to foster progressive law reform. When necessary, we also take part in legal proceedings before the courts. 


As an Articled Clerk, you will:

  • research diverse environmental law issues, some of which may include aquaculture regulation, federal and provincial environmental assessment processes, provincial coastal protection legislation, and local resource extraction;
  • play an active role in developing and maintaining collaborative relationships with environmental organizations, government actors, and community stakeholders throughout Atlantic Canada;
  • supervise law students who work with our organization as volunteers;
  • gain valuable insight into the daily management of a legal non-profit;
  • join a small but committed team, where your contributions will make a lasting impact.

East Coast Environmental Law will strive to advance the interests of equity seeking groups to ensure that equal opportunity is afforded to all who seek employment at East Coast Environmental Law and all employees are treated equitably. In accordance with the principle of substantive equality and in furtherance of efforts to remediate historical discrimination and disadvantage, East Coast Environmental Law may prioritize the hiring of applicants belonging to minority or underrepresented groups. 

Please note that funding support for this position may require that applicants be no more than 30 years of age at the start date of the position.

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected]

Application materials may be addressed to Lisa Mitchell, Executive Director. 

The application deadline is May 12, 2021.

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