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Do you want to protect private property rights?  Prevent improper use of the Growth Management Act as an anti-development tool?  Seek a balance between environmental protection and human needs?  If you have 1-5 years experience, and are dedicated to the principles of freedom and individual and economic liberties, come join the tenacious litigators at Pacific Legal Foundation in its Pacific Northwest Center office in Bellevue, Washington.  Candidates should have knowledge of property rights, land use, growth management and the Endangered Species Act.


Candidates must have excellent writing and analytical skills and be familiar with pleading practice, discovery, and law and motion practice.  Candidates will be expected to take lead responsibility for trial court work – draft a complaint, conduct discovery, move for summary judgment – and then handle the appeal.  Candidates should be familiar with federal and/or state trial courts, be a self-starter, a team player, enthusiastic, energetic, and committed to working hard for a great cause.


Pacific Legal Foundation has been the national leader of conservative/libertarian public interest law firms for 40 years. PLF is headquartered in Sacramento, California, and maintains branch offices in Washington, Hawaii, and Florida.  Find out more at


Salary depends on experience and qualifications.


Please submit cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Tawnda Elling, Hiring Committee Coordinator, Pacific Legal Foundation, 930 G Street, Sacramento, California, 95814; fax (916) 419-7747; e-mail

Full-Time, Law.