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This is a two-year Fellowship working in the Seattle, Washington office, and the Fellow
is expected to commit to the full term. The deadline to apply for the 2013 Fellowship is
March 25, 2013. The Fellowship will begin in Fall 2013.
with excellent academic credentials and strong interests in an environmental law career and
public service. It provides an opportunity for entry-level attorneys to practice law in a leading
governmental environmental organization, and to receive extensive training in and exposure
to environmental law and policy work in the public sector. Region 10 offers new attorneys
significant responsibility, the opportunity to handle a challenging caseload that includes
enforcement and counseling work, and extensive training and mentoring from experienced
colleagues with recognized expertise. EPA offers a diverse and supportive work environment.
The Office of Regional Counsel is responsible for preparing administrative, judicial, and
criminal cases against violators of environmental laws. These cases require the development and
use of technical and legal strategies for negotiation and litigation. The primary statutes enforced
by EPA are the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Safe Drinking Water Act, Toxic Substances
Control Act, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, Comprehensive Environmental
Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (Superfund), and Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and
Rodenticide Act. The Office of Regional Counsel works collaboratively with state, tribal, and
local governments to implement national environmental laws.
In addition to preparing enforcement actions, attorneys are responsible for counseling the
Regional Administrator and Program Directors on the interpretation of environmental laws,
regulations, and policies. Furthermore, attorneys are expected to participate in civil or
criminal litigation of cases referred to the Department of Justice and to represent the Agency
in administrative proceedings. The Office of Regional Counsel employs approximately 40
attorneys, plus support staff. Attorney caseloads are not confined to one industry, statute, state,
or tribe. The Region consists of Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington, and more than 270
Pacific Northwest (WA, OR, ID, AK)
Public Interest / Nonprofit
DESIRED CLASS LEVEL(S)
3L, Recent Grad, Alumni
After admission to a bar of any State, U.S. territory, Puerto Rico, or the District of Columbia, the
salary will be at the GS-11 level (currently starting at $ 61,255 per year). Current judicial law
clerks may qualify for a higher grade. Relocation expe
All students scheduled to graduate from an ABA-accredited law school in December 2012 or
Spring/Summer 2013, and recent graduates who are completing judicial clerkships, are eligible
to apply for the Honors Attorney Fellowship. Fellows must be bar members, or have membership
pending or awaiting bar exam results (of any State, U.S. territory, Puerto Rico or the District of
Columbia) at the time of appointment.
Employer: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10 (Seattle, WA)
Name: Meg Silver
Address: 1200 Sixth Avenue, ORC-158
98101 United States
HOW TO APPLY
To apply, email your application documents to R10fellowship@epa.gov.Requested Documents:
- Cover Letter
- Other Documents
- Writing Sample
Note: Please submit the following no later than March 25, 2013:
• Resume, including significant accomplishments, academic and work experience, class
rank (if available), contact telephone number, and e-mail address.
• Official or unofficial transcript of law school grades.
• Cover letter explaining the applicant's interest in the Fellowship. Address it to “Hiring
• Name, address, and telephone numbers of three references, including a current or former
employer and a law school professor or advisor.
• If you are a veteran, appropriate documentation such as DD214 (copy 4), your VA letter,
or Standard Form 15 (disabled veteran).
The first round of interviews will be conducted by telephone starting in April. Finalists must
provide an official transcript and a writing sample. We hope to make a selection in May 2013.