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  • Wednesday, July 26, 2017 12:53 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    Akerman LLP is seeking attorneys for the following positions in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    Consumer Financial Services Associate

    Associate with 3 to 5 years of experience in commercial litigation for the consumer financial services practice group. Excellent academics, legal research, writing and analytical skills, as well as federal and state court experience, are required. Financial institutions litigation experience is preferred. Must be a member of The Florida Bar.

    Fraud & Recovery Associate (can be housed in either FTL or WPB)

    Associate with 2 to 3 years of commercial litigation experience for its Fraud & Recovery Practice Group.  Federal litigation experience is required.  Complex fraud litigation and/or personal injury litigation experience are highly preferred.  Candidates must have the ability to work on multiple complex commercial litigation case files simultaneously.  Must be a member of The Florida Bar.

    Fraud & Recovery Associate  (can be housed in either FTL or WPB)

    Associate with 4 to 5 years of commercial litigation experience for its Fraud & Recovery Practice Group.  Federal litigation experience is required.  Complex fraud litigation and/or personal injury litigation experience are highly preferred.  Candidates must have the ability to work on multiple complex commercial litigation case files simultaneously.  Must be a member of The Florida Bar. 

    Litigation Associate

    Associate with 2 to 3 years of experience in products liability, mass tort and general commercial litigation. Specific experience defending multi-jurisdictional complex products liability claims, preferably in the pharmaceutical and medical device areas, is preferred. Must have experience in all aspects of trial preparation, with excellent research and writing skills. Experience reviewing ESI/electronic discovery, preparing for and taking depositions, and attending and arguing hearings in both State and Federal court preferred. Must be a member of The Florida Bar.

    Litigation Associate

    Associate with 2 to 3 years of general commercial litigation experience. Excellent academics, legal research, writing and analytical skills are required. Federal or state court clerkship preferred. Must be a member of The Florida Bar. 

    https://www.akerman.com/careers/index.asp.

    Please contact Rebecca Beliard, Rebecca.Beliard@akerman.com, if you have any questions.

  • Thursday, July 13, 2017 12:38 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    Company: Carnival Corporation & plc
    Area of Interest: Legal
    Location: Miami
    State: Florida
    Job Title: Associate General Counsel 

    Candidate Profile

    You are highly analytical and have strong negotiation, writing and exceptional communication skills.  You have a J.D. from an accredited law school and are a member in good standing with a State Bar.  You have at least 3 years of relevant experience with a major law firm and/or as in-house counsel with a focus on commercial transactions.  As a publicly traded Fortune 200 Company we’d consider knowledge in finance and securities regulations a strong asset. 

     Based in Carnival Corporation’s global headquarters in Miami, FL, you will report directly to our General Council.  Periodically, you will have the opportunity to showcase your communication skills as you present before our senior management.

    For this role we are not looking for candidates whose experience is primarily litigation.  

    POSITION OVERVIEW: 

    This position works closely with various Carnival Corporation departments (including senior management), as well as the relevant departments at each operating company, to provide timely and effective legal counsel.  This position mostly works under moderate supervision and the individual in this role must be comfortable making decisions as to contractual language and providing legal advice to business teams. The individual in this role must be efficient, organized and capable of managing multiple projects at the same time.

    The objective of this position is to serve as an attorney in the Carnival Corporation Corporate Legal Department. Primary responsibilities focus on the review and negotiation of contractual agreements on behalf of Carnival Corporation and its affiliate companies. 

     Additionally, the Associate General Counsel will:

    • Provide legal advice, support and assistance on corporate business transactions and projects including mergers and acquisitions, joint venture, port development and similar corporate transactions.
    • Provide legal support in drafting, reviewing and negotiating contractual agreements, including service agreements, licensing agreements, credit card and payments related agreements, port berthing agreements, strategic partnership agreements and supplier agreements.
    • Provide support on financing transactions as needed, including ongoing compliance matters.
    • Supervise and manage special projects from time to time.
    • Interact with various brands and business units in addressing legal concerns and issues.

    QUALIFICATIONS: 

    • J.D. degree from an accredited law school and member in good standing with a State Bar.
    • A minimum of 3 years relevant experience with a major law firm and/or as in-house counsel with experience in commercial transactions. 
    • Knowledge in finance and securities regulations is a plus.
    • Strong analytical, negotiating, writing and communication skills.
    • Ability to work efficiently and handle multiple high priority matters at any given time.
    • Excellent interpersonal communications skills (written and verbal) required. 
    • Highly proficient technical skills in MS Office Suite. 
    • Team player who can also work independently and thrives in a fast-paced environment. 
    • Work beyond normal business hours is required occasionally to support business needs or projects.

    Benefits as a member of Carnival's Team:

    • A comprehensive healthcare program, dental coverage and flexible spending accounts
    • Company-paid term life insurance and long term disability coverage, employee-paid optional life insurance and other voluntary insurance programs
    • A 401(k) plan that includes up to a 3% company match after one year of service and a discretionary
    • Profit Sharing contribution in your second year of eligible employment
    • Tuition Reimbursement that provides up to 75% reimbursement for company related professional career development
    • An on-site Space Coast Credit Union satellite office, cafeteria and free parking
    • Employee Stock Purchase plan that provides up to a 15% discount off the Fair Market Value of Carnival Corporation Common Stock Paid vacation and sick time
    • An on-site fully accredited preschool educational program that provides developmentally appropriate educational programming for families of children ages 6 weeks through 5 years of age and up to 12 years of age during school holidays and summer vacation in addition to drop-in care for those unexpected childcare conflicts
    • An on-site Health and Wellness Center that provides a full range of activities including weight training machines, free weights, cardiovascular equipment, an aerobic center, massage therapy, certified personal trainers and a wide variety of other programs
    • Two complimentary "Fun Ship" cruises a year (based on available space and seniority) as well as discounted rates to friends and family in addition to other discounts to local and neighborhood vendor
    About Carnival Corporation & plc 


    Carnival Corporation & plc is a global cruise company and one of the largest vacation companies in the world. Our portfolio of leading cruise brands includes Carnival Cruise Lines, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Seabourn and Fathom in North America; P&O Cruises, and Cunard Line in the United Kingdom; AIDA in Germany; Costa Cruises in Southern Europe; and P&O Cruises in Australia. These brands, which comprise the most recognized cruise brands in North America, the United Kingdom, Germany and Italy, offer a wide range of holiday and vacation products to a customer base that is broadly varied in terms of cultures, languages and leisure-time preferences. We also own a tour company that complements our cruise operations: Holland America Princess Alaska Tours in Alaska and the Canadian Yukon. Combined, our vacation companies attract ten million guests annually.

    Carnival Corporation & plc and Carnival Cruise Line is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. In this regard, it does not discriminate against any qualified individual on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, mental, physical or sensory disability, or any other classification protected by local, state, federal, and/or international law.

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    Job ID 4986064

    https://jobs.carnival.com/job/miami/associate-general-counsel/241/4986064

  • Wednesday, July 12, 2017 12:51 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT, MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA

    Tampa Division

    Public Notice for the Appointment of a Magistrate Judge

     

    The Middle District of Florida will appoint a full-time magistrate judge for the Tampa division. The annual salary is $188,692.00. The term of office is eight years, beginning January 31, 2018. The magistrate judge must remain in the Tampa division.

    The Middle District uses a magistrate judge to the maximum extent permissible under 28 U.S.C § 636. The minimum qualifications for appointment as a magistrate judge are established in 28 U.S.C. § 631(b) and in Chapter 1 of the Regulations of the Judicial Conference establishing standards and procedures for the appointment and re-appointment of United States Magistrate Judges.

    Comprising lawyers and other members of the community, a Merit Selection Panel will review each application. After an interview of selected applicants, the panel will recommend to the district judges the five applicants whom the panel considers best qualified. The district court will interview the five finalists but will appoint the new magistrate judge only after a satisfactory FBI full-field investigation and a satisfactory IRS tax check of the proposed appointee. The appointee must comply with the financial disclosure requirements of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978, 5 U.S.C. app. 4 §§ 101-111.

    The required application is available at each division’s office of the Clerk of the Court or at www.flmd.uscourts.gov. Each applicant must submit, by mail or by hand-delivery, an original, completed application and five copies, including a recent and in-depth writing sample to the Clerk of the Court. Also, each applicant must e-mail an electronic version of the application to resume_orl@flmd.uscourts.gov. Letters of recommendation are neither required nor encouraged. The Clerk must receive each original application, regardless of the mode of delivery, at the following address by 5:00 p.m. on TUESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2017.

    Elizabeth Warren, Clerk of the Court

    United States District Court, Middle District of Florida

    Attn: Magistrate Judge Applications

    401 W. Central Blvd., Suite 2100

    Orlando, Florida 32801-0210

    Unless the applicant consents to additional disclosure, only the members of the selection panel, the district judges, and necessary court staff will view the applications. The selection panel’s and the district judges’ deliberation will remain confidential.


  • Thursday, June 29, 2017 12:00 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    Staff Attorney, Sustainable Food and Farming
    Washington DC, New York, NY, or San Francisco, CA

    We are now accepting applications for a Staff Attorney to work with the Sustainable Food and Farming Program to be based in Earthjustice’s Washington, DC, New York, or San Francisco office.  We seek an experienced and skilled attorney to join our growing team to develop and deploy legal strategies to reform the industrial food system, ensure safe food, promote sustainable agriculture, and reduce agriculture’s climate, environmental, and social impacts.    

    Earthjustice is the premier nonprofit environmental law organization.  We take on the biggest, most precedent-setting cases across the country.  We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health; to preserve magnificent places and wildlife; to advance clean energy; and to combat climate change.  We partner with thousands of groups and supporters to engage the critical environmental issues of our time, and bring about positive change.  We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.

    Founded in 1971, Earthjustice has a distinguished track record of achieving significant, lasting environmental protections.  We achieve this by hiring the best and brightest who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment.  Our headquarters are in San Francisco with thirteen offices across the U.S.

    Earthjustice is expanding its work on sustainable food and farming, building on its vast experience litigating to protect the environment and public health, and its successes reducing pesticide use, toxic food additives, and water pollution.  Agriculture and food issues represent the next frontier for more sustainable production to satisfy human needs while minimizing environmental, worker and consumer harm.  We represent environmental organizations and consumer watchdogs as well as farmworkers and sustainable producers, grassroots organizations and environmental justice communities.  We focus on three areas: safer food -- protecting people from toxic chemicals in foods and minimizing diet-related disease; sustainable farming -- limiting reliance on agricultural chemicals, reducing agricultural pollution, and fostering responsible methods of crop and animal production; and climate-friendly farming -- reducing the food system’s contribution to climate change and increasing farms’ resilience to climate shocks.  The Staff Attorney will work closely with the rest of the sustainable food and farming team based in NYC to develop and deploy new strategies in all these areas.

    Responsibilities

    • Develop cases and legal advocacy strategies to support program goals.
    • Litigate cases from beginning to end, performing all aspects of litigation.
    • Conduct administrative and legislative advocacy, including comments, testimony, petitions, media, and coalition building.
    • Supervise the work of Associate Attorneys.
    • Collaborate with colleagues and coalition partners.
    • Manage relationships with co-counsel, clients, and coalition partners.
    • Serve as spokesperson for client partners and for Earthjustice.
    • Work effectively with other departments within Earthjustice, including Communications, Development, and Policy and Legislation.

    Qualifications

    • Juris Doctor (JD) degree.
    • A minimum of 8 years of litigation experience.
    • Licensed to practice law in New York, Washington DC, California, or willingness to apply for admission in that jurisdiction within one year of employment. 
    • Excellent litigation skills, including top-notch legal research, writing and oral advocacy skills, with a strong preference for affirmative litigation experience.
    • Initiative, good judgment, and a strong work ethic.
    • Knowledge and experience in environmental law are strongly preferred; experience in food and agriculture law also preferred.
    • Proficient at working with technical experts.
    • Ability to work independently and in collaboration with client partners and staff.
    • Ability and willingness to travel as needed for case work, court appearances and presentations (approximately 10% of the time).
    • Commitment to serving the public interest.
    • Demonstrated awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds and orientations.
    • Demonstrated commitment to the creation of a diverse, equitable and inclusive workforce and culture that encourages and celebrates differences.

    We offer a mission- and employee-focused work environment and a competitive compensation package, including excellent benefits.  Earthjustice is an equal opportunity employer and highly values diversity.

    To Apply

    Interested applicants should submit:

    • Resume
    • Cover letter
    • Writing sample (please indicate the extent to which others had input)
    • List of 3 references

    Click here to apply

    Please reach out to jobs@earthjustice.org if you are having technical difficulties submitting your application.

    No phone calls, drop-ins, or hard copies.

    Earthjustice is driven by a passion for justice, partnership, and excellence. Our core values lead us to seek a broad range of perspectives and backgrounds to achieve our mission and to maintain an inclusive environment where all staff are valued and respected. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to employment practices that ensure that employees and applicants for employment are provided with equal opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or any other factor that is not related to the position.


  • Tuesday, June 27, 2017 12:31 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    PUBLIC NOTICE CONCERNING CJA PANEL MEMBERSHIP

    The United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida is seeking applicants for the SDFL Criminal Justice Act Panel (CJA Panel) for a three-year term beginning October 1, 2017. Applications are due by July 31, 2017. The CJA Panel is comprised of private attorneys who are authorized to serve as appointed defense counsel pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 3006A.

    For details, see the Court's website at http://www.flsd.uscourts.gov/?page_id=143

    The application form is available at our website at http://www.flsd.uscourts.gov/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/CJA-New-App-Fillable.pdf

  • Saturday, June 24, 2017 12:38 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    Bernheim and Dolinksy, LLC has an open position for an attorney to handle the firm's Property and Casualty litigation in the Broward county office.  

    We are seeking a lawyer with a minimum 3 years experience in Plaintiff Property and Casualty law. Must be Licensed in Florida and a member in good standing. Bilingual a plus. Great opportunity to join a growing department. 

    If interested please forward resume to mylawtime@gmail.com


  • Tuesday, June 13, 2017 12:34 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    Associate Attorney, International Program
    San Francisco, CA

    Earthjustice is the premier nonprofit environmental law organization.  We take on the biggest, most precedent-setting cases across the country.  We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health; to preserve magnificent places and wildlife; to advance clean energy; and to combat climate change.  We partner with thousands of groups, supporters, individuals and communities to engage the critical environmental issues of our time, and bring about positive change.  We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.

    Founded in 1971, Earthjustice has a distinguished track record of achieving significant, lasting environmental protections.  We achieve this by hiring people who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment.  Our headquarters are in San Francisco with offices in Anchorage, Juneau, Los Angeles, Tallahassee, Miami, Honolulu, New York, Philadelphia, Denver, Seattle, Bozeman, and Washington, DC.

    Earthjustice is now accepting applications for an associate attorney to join our International Program, located in San Francisco, CA. The International Program works with public interest and community groups around the world to establish, strengthen, and enforce national and international legal protections for the environment and public health. Core focus areas of Earthjustice’s international efforts include combating climate change, reducing the world’s dependence on coal-fired power and promoting clean energy in its stead, building marine resilience to ocean acidification, and promoting citizen participation in environmental protection. At the heart of our work is the principle—which we were the first organization to advocate internationally—that all people have a right to a healthy and sustainable environment.

    The Associate Attorney program comprises a two-year position with a possible extension for a third year. This program is designed to help attorneys develop into thoughtful, professional, and effective advocates skilled in the various phases of public interest litigation. Many associates have gone on to other positions within Earthjustice or with other public interest organizations.

    Responsibilities:

    The Associate Attorney will generally work collaboratively with senior Earthjustice attorneys, but is expected to work more independently over time. Associate attorneys perform a range of litigation and advocacy-related tasks that can include:

      ·         Conducting factual investigations and legal research, and preparing memoranda on issues relating to ongoing or potential new cases.
      ·         Drafting motions, briefs, and other pleadings.
      ·         Participating in proceedings before federal and international courts and tribunals.
      ·         Working with clients and experts, and learning how to handle press work.
      ·         Hiring and supervising law students who work at Earthjustice as interns or clerks.
     

    Qualifications:

    • Law school graduate admitted to, or willing to apply for admission to, the California State Bar.
    • Up to 7 years of experience.
    • Excellent research, analytic, writing and communication skills.
    • Strong work ethic, initiative, sound yet creative judgment.
    • Strong desire to fight for the right of all to a healthy environment.
    • Ability to work well in a team-oriented atmosphere.
    • Commitment to public interest work and a passion for the role of Earthjustice and its mission.
    • Demonstrates an awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds and orientations.
    • Contributes to the creation of a diverse, equitable and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.
    • Knowledge of environmental and international law is a plus.
    • The ability to speak Spanish or other foreign languages is a plus.

    We offer a mission and employee-focused work environment and a competitive compensation package, including excellent benefits. Earthjustice is an equal opportunity employer and highly values diversity.

    Application Procedure: 

      Interested candidates should submit:
      ·         Resume.
      ·         One or two page cover letter that addresses each of the following: 1) aspects of your background that are relevant to the qualifications listed above; 2) why you are drawn to the work of Earthjustice’s International Program and whether there are particular legal, environmental or justice issues that inspire you; and 3) how your time at Earthjustice would contribute to your career aspirations.
      ·         Writing sample, preferably a legal brief or memorandum that has not been edited by anyone else.
      ·         Law school transcript.
      ·         List of three references.
    The hiring committee will begin reviewing applications after July 10, 2017.  The position will remain open until filled.
     

    Click here to apply: 

    Please reach out to jobs@earthjustice.org if you are having technical difficulties submitting your application.  No phone calls, drop-ins, or hard copies.

     

    Earthjustice is driven by a passion for justice, partnership and excellence.  Our core values lead us to seek a broad range of perspectives and backgrounds to achieve our mission and to maintain an inclusive environment where all staff are valued and respected.  As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to employment practices that ensure that employees and applicants for employment are provided with equal opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the position.

  • Friday, June 02, 2017 1:00 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    The Eleventh Judicial Circuit, Administrative Office of the Courts is currently recruiting for the following position:

    • Administrative Hearing Officer – Child Support Enforcement Unit (State Funded)

    To view the job descriptions and for additional information, please visit the website at: www.jud11.flcourts.org  under “Job Opportunities” or http://www.jud11.flcourts.org/General-Information/Job-Opportunities. If you have any questions, please contact the AOC Human Resources Division at (305) 349-7351 or send an e-mail to: jobs@jud11.flcourts.org.

  • Friday, June 02, 2017 12:47 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    The Eleventh Judicial Circuit, Administrative Office of the Courts is currently recruiting for the following position:

    • Magistrate – General Magistrate Division (State Funded)

    To view the job descriptions and for additional information, please visit the website at: www.jud11.flcourts.org under “Job Opportunities” or http://www.jud11.flcourts.org/General-Information/Job-Opportunities. If you have any questions, please contact the AOC Human Resources Division at (305) 349-7351 or send an e-mail to: jobs@jud11.flcourts.org.

     

     

  • Thursday, May 04, 2017 3:32 PM | Loreal Arscott (Administrator)

     FIU College of Law is seeking applications for adjuncts to teach Legal Skills & Values III for the Fall 2017 semester and future semesters.  To provide a little more background, the FIU College of Law Legal Skills and Values Program consists of two required courses in the first year of law school (LSV I and LSV II) and an additional required course by the end of a student’s fourth semester of law school (LSV III). 

    Applications are sought to teach LSV III from those who possess excellent writing skills and a strong interest in teaching legal research, analysis, and written and oral communication skills, all with a heavy emphasis on professionalism.  Candidates should have experience in the topical areas covered by LSV III, which includes negotiations and drafting contracts, correspondence, pleadings, motions, and trial-level memos.

    Candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Prof. David D. Walter, Co-Director, Legal Skills & Values Program, atwalterd@fiu.edu , with the subject line, LSV III Adjunct Application. 

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