Associate Attorney sought by Harrison, Temblador, Hungerford & Johnson LLP (HTHJ) in Sacramento, CA. (Multiple openings available)


  • Perform legal research, analyze, and interpret federal and state statutes and regulations, agency rules, and case law relating to, among other things, CEQA, NEPA, Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and SMARA.
  • Draft legal memoranda, briefs, and other documents for submission to various government agencies.
  • Develop strategy and prepare written memoranda for clients advising them on compliance with the law and/or project development.
  • Represent clients in legal and administrative proceedings, including court appearances, planning commission and board of supervisors/city council hearings, and state agency hearings.
  • Investigate, review, and organize evidence in preparation of trial and/or administrative hearings.
  • Negotiate, draft, and analyze contracts related to mining or environmental/regulatory actions, including development agreements, real estate agreements, easements, mineral leases, licenses, and settlement agreements.
  • Complete due diligence of private property, federal and state lands, mining claims, and split estates.
  • Analyze development and changes to statutes, agency regulations, policy and procedures, and prepare informative and explanatory materials on those changes for general use and distribution to current and potential clients.


The position requires a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree, plus one (1) year of experience in environmental law or policy. Employer will accept a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in lieu of a J.D.

Experience must include six (6) months in analyzing, reviewing, and revising analytical sections of environmental documents, including initial study, environmental assessment, environmental impact report and statement, and negative declaration for compliance with the law.

* Specific skills: Position also requires education or experience in:

- Analyzing and interpreting local, state, and federal environmental laws, including CEQA and NEPA;

- Analyzing and summarizing complex legal documents, including environmental documents, and suggesting changes to those documents;

- Handling matters relating to environmental and land use permitting, including researching general and specific plans;

- Researching legal questions and drafting legal memoranda related to CEQA, the California Public Records Act, the Administrative Procedure Act, and the State Contract Act; and

- Researching global trends in environmental policy and litigation.

Must be an active member of the California bar.

* Any level of knowledge, experience and/or coursework in the specific skills is acceptable.

Send resume to: Adam Guernsey, Harrison, Temblador, Hungerford & Johnson LLP, 2801 T Street, Sacramento, CA 95816


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