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Join our team!

We’re looking for a staff attorney, legal director, and communications coordinator

We’re hiring folks soon and would love to hear from you.

December 2021. Photo by Ohara Shipe.

We’re a small, Alaska-based nonprofit law firm that offers legal services to protect the health of Alaska lands, waters, people, and animals. We make a difference by working on some of the most important climate and environmental issues of our time. We make gratitude and a supportive work environment central to the way we work, and we value the varied life experiences, perspectives, knowledge, and skills all people bring.

Don’t take our word for it, though. Here’s what former and current staff members say about working for Trustees.

Even more rewarding than imagined

Brian Litmans is leaving for the green mountains of Vermont after 15 years as an attorney, senior staff attorney, and legal director with Trustees. As he begins a new chapter of his life, he reflected on the power of Trustees’ work and his role in it.

That’s Brian on the left. Yes, sometimes the lawyers wear jackets!

“Working with Trustees has proven to be more rewarding than I could have ever imagined. As an attorney at Trustees, I have had the fortune to work on matters of national and statewide importance. The work is humbling and, with the significance of each and every case, it means the work carries high stakes. Over the last fifteen years, I have worked on a wide variety of conservation issues, fighting for clean air and water, healthy intact and fully functioning ecosystems, and thriving fish and wildlife. 

As legal director, I get to work with a talented, thoughtful, and passionate group of attorneys. It is a unique opportunity to help steer overarching direction for the conservation movement in Alaska as Trustees plays a key role in campaigns and in coalitions across the state and is engaged in high impact litigation.

Sometimes we go places other than court. Attorney Bridget Psarianos is in the red coat.

From hard rock and coal mines to oil and gas development, public land management, and wildlife protection, I couldn’t imagine a more exciting and diverse environmental docket. And to get to work on all of these important issues with such incredible and talented people, from the Trustees staff to clients and collaborators, has been something truly inspiring and uplifting.”

Meaningful work with a welcoming team

Rachel Briggs is our newest attorney, who first joined Trustees as a legal fellow. “I feel incredibly privileged to collaborate with thoughtful and talented coworkers on issues for which we share a passion,” she said. “I have received phenomenal mentorship at Trustees, and many opportunities to tackle new challenges—all while working on the type of nuanced, urgent environmental issues I’ve long dreamed of.”

The dogs basically run the office, but they still need to know the rules.

Lydia Heye and Geoff Toy began their legal fellowships with Trustees this fall. “Deciding to start my legal career at Trustees for Alaska is one of the best decisions I have ever made,” said Heye. “Not only do I have the opportunity to work with and be mentored by incredibly talented and dedicated attorneys, but I also get to do so in one of the most beautiful and inspiring places in the world. Alaska’s landscapes, histories, and people are diverse which make the work we do all the more dynamic, critical, and exciting.”

Toy says that “working with Trustees for Alaska as a legal fellow has been everything I had hoped it would be! I have already been able to get involved with important issues in conservation, wildlife, clean water, and environmental justice, all while learning from incredible attorneys. The Trustees community is supportive, collaborative, and welcoming, and the office is full of friendly dogs. What more could you want?”

In a farewell message she wrote before moving from a communications job with Trustees to field work with an Alaska campaign, Mackenzie Pope  said, “So much of what I do next will be inspired and informed by the work and people at Trustees.” If you or someone you know might be interested in working for a small but mighty nonprofit committed to its staff and the health and future of Alaska, we hope you’ll check out and share our job postings.