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  • Friday, November 20, 2020 8:41 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    JPMorgan Chase & Co logo

    Job Title: VP, Assistant General Counsel - Global Financial Crimes
    Job Location: Plano, TX or Columbus, OH
    Job Type: Full-time
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description: JPMorgan Chase is a leading financial services firm with a history spanning over 200 years. Join our team to build your career in a culture that values innovation, creativity and excellence.
    Internal Description
    The Legal Department of JPMorgan Chase & Co provides legal services and advice to the Firm globally. Legal is responsible for, among other things:
    managing actual and potential litigation and enforcement matters, including internal reviews and investigations related to such matters
    advising on products and services, including contract negotiation and documentation
    advising on offering and marketing documents and new business initiatives
    managing dispute resolution
    interpreting existing laws, rules and regulations, and advising on changes thereto
    advising on advocacy in connection with contemplated and proposed laws, rules and regulations, and
    providing legal advice to the Board of Directors, the business and functions. Legal selects, engages and manages outside counsel for the Firm on all matters in which outside counsel is engaged.

    Responsibilities

    The responsibilities for the Assistant General Counsel, Global Financial Crimes Legal (GFC Legal), include the following:
    Supporting GFC Legal’s provision of legal advice and transactional support to the business, compliance, and other legal or control groups on issues related to anti-money laundering, Know-Your-Customer requirements, anti-corruption, and economic sanctions laws and regulations;
    Assisting internal JPMC counsel as well as outside counsel, as necessary, in legal and investigative matters related to anti-money laundering, anti-corruption, and economic sanctions laws and regulations;
    Advising with respect to select special projects (long-term and short-term) arising from the administration of the global AML program;
    Assisting senior GFC Legal attorneys with support of the Firm’s investigative units, subpoena processing and escalation teams, Global Security, and SAR filing units; and
    Analyzing AML and FCPA regulatory and legislative developments, including advice regarding implementation.
    Supporting select special projects (long-term and short-term) arising from the administration of the global KYC / AML, Sanctions and ABC programs, including providing legal advice on the development and periodic review of JPMorgan policies and procedures; and
    Attend internal meetings and governance/oversight committees to provide legal advice on relevant AML, Sanctions and ABC matters
    Performing other tasks and matters that may be required of the Legal department from time to time.
    Job Requirements: Qualifications
    J.D. required.
    An understanding of banking and brokerage investment products, services, and transactions strongly preferred
    Familiarity with AML, BSA, USA Patriot Act, and OFAC regulations
    Familiarity with the regulatory framework for a large banking organization offering products and services consistent with JPMC strongly preferred
    Strong project management and organizational skills
    Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    5+ years of legal practicing experience with compliance related investigations, litigation and/or financial services regulatory matters in a major law firm and/or large multi-national corporation
    Self-starter with an ability to foster and maintain solid client relationships and collaborate with colleagues and stakeholders as a trusted legal advisor in a multi-functional, multi-jurisdictional environment;
    Ability to multi-task and effectively manage multiple matters simultaneously in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment;
    Confidence and experience translating complex legal concepts into practical solutions;
    Creative solution and problem solving skills
    All candidates for roles in the Legal department must successfully complete a conflicts of interest clearance review prior to commencement of employment
    Attorney must be licensed to practice law and a member in good standing in in the state/jurisdiction in which the position is based or otherwise in compliance with the in-house counsel registration rules of that state/jurisdiction
    How to Apply https://jpmc.fa.oraclecloud.com/hcmUI/CandidateExperience/en/sites/CX_1001/job/210023604/?utm_medium=jobshare
    Closing Date Feb 01, 2021
  • Saturday, November 14, 2020 7:14 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

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    Job Title: Staff Attorney, International
    Job Location: San Francisco, CA
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: Salary range in San Francisco, CA: $148,500+
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description: Earthjustice is now accepting applications for a staff attorney position to join our growing team of lawyers who work to speed the transition from dirty fossil fuels to clean energy solutions in key countries around the world. The attorney will collaborate with our foreign partners to develop and implement legal strategies to stop the extraction, export, and consumption of coal and natural gas, and to ensure regulatory frameworks to accelerate the deployment of clean energy, in key countries and regions around the world.
    Founded in 1971, Earthjustice has a long track record of success in partnering across borders to use US, foreign, and international law to protect the global environment. Drawing on deep experience in international human rights law, international environmental law, and foreign and international litigation, our International Program works with partners around the world on domestic and international legal advocacy to reduce dependence on dirty fossil fuels and increase reliance on clean energy resources.
    Although it is our strong preference that this position be located in San Francisco, CA, where our International Program is based, another location might be considered in exceptional circumstances.
    Responsibilities
    Work with foreign partners and Earthjustice colleagues to develop and implement cases and legal advocacy strategies to support program goals in Australia, Indonesia, and elsewhere.
    Build and maintain collaborative relationships with foreign and US allies, co-counsel, clients and coalition partners in support of program goals.
    Serve as spokesperson for the International Program and for Earthjustice.
    Supervise the work of associate attorneys, clerks and interns.
    Work effectively with other departments within Earthjustice, including Communications and Development.
    Job Requirements: Qualifications
    Juris Doctorate (JD) degree or equivalent non-US law degree.
    A minimum of six years of litigation or legal advocacy experience.
    Licensed to practice law in the US jurisdiction in which the attorney will be located, or a willingness and qualifications to apply for membership within one year of employment.
    Excellent litigation or legal advocacy skills, including in legal research, writing and oral advocacy.
    Knowledge of and experience in Australian, Indonesian, international, human rights, environmental, and/or energy law.
    Proficiency in working with technical experts.
    Experience working in cross-cultural settings.
    Initiative, good judgment, and a strong work ethic.
    Ability to work independently and in collaboration with clients, partners and staff.
    Ability to develop and maintain partnerships with community-based or other grassroots groups.
    Ability and willingness to travel internationally as needed.
    Commitment to serving the public interest.
    Demonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds and orientations.
    Commitment to help create a diverse, equitable and inclusive workforce and culture that encourages and celebrates differences.
    The ideal candidate will also have substantial experience working in another country, contributing to the development of government policies or regulations, and/or professional fluency in a foreign language.
    Salary is based on experience and location.
    Salary range in San Francisco, CA: $148,500+
    For litigators and legal advocates committed to saving the planet and the people who depend on it, Staff Attorney at Earthjustice is the best job on the planet. Learn more about our Staff Attorney careers and work online here: https://earthjustice.org/about/jobs/staff-attorney.
    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. Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
    How to Apply Interested applicants should submit a the following via Jobvite here: https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=oPgNdfwP&s=Gwen_S._Cherry_Black_Women_Lawyers_Association
    Resume.
    One- or two-page cover letter that addresses at least the following subjects: (1) why you are drawn to this position and whether there are particular legal, environmental, or justice issues that inspire you; and (2) aspects of your background that demonstrate competence to work with diverse clients and colleagues.
    Writing sample that demonstrates your own legal analysis and writing (i.e., not jointly written with or edited by other people).
    List of three references.
    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.
    For positions located within the City and County of San Francisco: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
    For positions located within the City of Los Angeles: We will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.
    Closing Date Dec 18, 2020
  • Wednesday, November 11, 2020 2:26 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    South Florida Black Chamber of Commerce

    Job Title: General Counsel
    Job Location: South Florida (office located in WPB)
    Job Type: As needed
    Compensation: Pro Bono
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description: The office of the General Counsel is the senior attorney of the South Florida Black Chamber of Commerce (SFLBCC) legal department. The professional brings years of experience and knowledge to the position and is responsible for providing legal advice and counsel for specific areas of business or governance.
    The general counsel reports to the SFLBCC President and Chairman and the SFLBCC Board of Directors as appropriate.
    The General Counsel has one primary objective of his/her role: to ensure the SFLBCC is operating within the law at all times. To do this, he/she must be aware of all transactions the SFLBCC is engaged in including those that may be in only the preliminary stages. This will ensure limited risk exposure to the bottom line, personnel and the SFLBCC’s public image. The General Counsel is expected to catch problems not traditionally associated with legal advice early on to ensure SFLBCC’s compliance and governance in all areas.
    The General Counsel is also seen as a business partner and has additional job responsibilities in overseeing compliance functions to ensure they are aligned with the objectives of the Chamber, its legal department, and its Board of Directors.
    The General Counsel must have a great deal of integrity and business experience. A strong personality and the ability to be persuasive and relentless in reinforcing the best interests of the SFLBCC is essential. He/she should also be an effective communicator, particularly when it comes to discussing legal matters with other attorneys and paralegals.
    Job Requirements: • Serve as advisor to the SFLBCC President and Chairmanand Board of Directors on legal and regulatory matters.
    • Work with the SFLBCC staff to update and/or create SFLBCC standard contracts and legal forms.
    • Recommend policies and procedures to identify and close compliance gaps and ensure risk management.
    • Ensure reliable document management policies and systems.
    • Assess need for and manage outside counsel assignments that represent the SFLBCC.
    • Support SFLBCC staff and Board Secretary to ensure efficient preparation and delivery of legal materials to Board of Directors.
    • Participate in meetings, organize work activities, develop legal budgets, etc. as warranted.
    • Review court documents such as briefs.
    • Assist the SFLBCC and its Board of Directors in developing litigation strategies.
    • Evaluate business operations to ensure that the SFLBCCis following laws and regulations.
    The General Counsel must have a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) degree and have passed required state’s bar exam(s). In addition, he/she must have several years of professional legal experience in a both a for-profit and non-profit business environment.
    How to Apply Please e-Mail Camille Frazer at camfrazer@yahoo.com
    Closing Date Nov 20, 2020


  • Monday, November 09, 2020 12:18 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)


    Deputy City Attorney

    The City of Port St. Lucie, a community of over 206,000 residents along the Treasure Coast and one of the fastest growing cities in the Nation, is looking for a Deputy City Attorney to join its in-house staff.  The Office has 9 attorneys, 5 registered paralegals and 2 senior legal assistants, which attend to the legal affairs of the City, the CRA and the Governmental Finance Corporation, a non-profit corporation which is structured as an instrumentality of the City.  The salary is dependent upon qualifications, but should be within the range of $100,000 to $120,000 per year.

    Please see The Florida Bar Classified  for the position description at: https://www.floridabar.org/classified-ad-category/deputy-city-attorney/,

    Apply Here

  • Tuesday, October 27, 2020 12:36 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    The Alliance - Hollywood

    DEPUTY CITY ATTORNEY

    Salary $105,298.46 - $168,477.53 Annually

    Location Hollywood, FL

    Job Type Full-time

    Department City Attorney

    Job Number 2021-008

    Closing Continuous

    THE POSITION

    Under the administrative direction of the City Attorney, provides assistance to the City Attorney through management of administrative details of the City Attorney's office and  special projects, as directed by the City Attorney.  The incumbent performs the duties of Acting City Attorney during the City Attorney's absence and performs the duties and activities to which attention must be given.  Work is reviewed through conferences and written reports for adherence to established policies and procedures.

    • Performs duties of City Attorney during City Attorney's absence.
    • Supervise both professional and clerical staff in the performance of their duties.
    • Researches legal issues as directed by the City Attorney.
    • Is responsible for pension and labor matters, procurement issues, and the review and revision of contracts.
    • Conducts independent legal research.
    • Advises on litigation as directed.
    • Provides legal advice to City officials.
    • Participates in commission, intra-departmental and inter-departmental meetings.
    • Reviews collective bargaining proposals and contracts for negotiation and provides advice on the legality of same.
    • Prepares and reviews City ordinances and resolutions.
    • Effectively and positively represents the City in delivering and performing work with colleagues and clients, irrespective of gender, race, religion, age, disability, political affiliation or belief, or sexual orientation.
    • Establishes and maintains effective and professional relationships with work colleagues, supervisors and managers.
    • Performs related work as required.
    THE REQUIREMENTS

    Required:Graduation from an accredited law school as well as admission to the Florida Bar; supplemented by at least seven (7) years of practical law experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience. The preferred candidate will have extensive experience in pension and labor matters, procurement issues, and the review and revision of contracts. Member in good standing in the Florida Bar Association. Additional education and experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience may be substituted for the above requirements. CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

    • Member in good standing in the Florida Bar Association
    • Valid Driver's License:  With proof of automobile insurance
    • Background Check:  Must have an acceptable background record
    • Driving Abstract:  Must have an acceptable driving record
    The Examination

    Required Education and Background Information: Look over the announcement carefully to determine your eligibility. Please note minimum education and experience requirements. Closed competitive positions are open only to employees while open competitive positions are open to anyone who meets the minimum qualifications for the position. Evidence of GED test score is required if submitted for high school diploma. Applicants are responsible for clearly documenting work experience and/or providing all relevant information at the time of application. Additional information will not be accepted after the announcement closing date.
    Veteran's Preference:  An eligible veteran who enters an open-competitive examination shall receive preference points added to the total passing score earned in the examination as provided for in the Florida Statutes. To obtain veteran's preference, candidates MUST submit a copy of separation papers (DD214) and meet eligibility requirements as stipulated by the Florida Statues.
    This position is "at will".  After the recruitment closing date, all applications/resumes will be reviewed and selected applicants will be scheduled for an interview. 

    Additional Information
    • Knowledge of federal, state, county and municipal laws.
    • Knowledge of laws relating to cities' rights and privileges.
    • Skill in researching and analyzing day to day problems.
    • Skill in communicating effectively, both orally and in writing.
    • Ability to match deadlines with workload through proper scheduling.
    • Ability to logically research and present alternate solutions to complex problems.
    • Ability to manage administrative details.
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective and professional relationships with work colleagues, supervisors, managers and the public.
    PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
    The work is generally performed in a sedentary environment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally be required to exert up to 10 pounds of force and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.
     
    WORK ENVIRONMENT:     
    Work is performed primarily in a relatively safe, secure, and stable work environment.

    Additional Information:
    All successful applicants will be required to pass an extensive background which may include criminal history searches, driving history checks, credit report, courthouse searches, education verification, employment verification, professional license verification, or other search methods as deemed necessary for the position. In addition, the applicant will be required to undergo a medical examination, which may include a drug screening, prior to appointment.
     
    Employment of Relatives:  The City of Hollywood has an Ordinance which regulates the employment of relatives of City employees.   Effective January 28, 2008, a relative may only be hired under the following additional conditions:
    • The relative must have competed in an appropriate examination process as determined by Human Resources and be placed on a civil service eligibility list;
    • The relative must be among the top three ranked candidates available on the certified eligibility list unless expanded by the Civil Service Board;
    • The Department or Office Director and the Director, Human Resources must demonstrate that it is in the best interests of the City of Hollywood to hire the relative of a public officer or employee.
    As of 12/15/2005 the City will require all newly hired employees to sign an affidavit affirming non-usage of tobacco or tobacco products within the last year prior to submission of application and will continue to be a non-user of tobacco products throughout employment with the City of Hollywood.
     
    REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: The Employment Office will make reasonable efforts in the examination and workplace to accommodate persons with disabilities. Please advise Human Resources of special needs by calling (954) 921-3216.
     
    All applicants receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, abilities, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression (except as limited by law, Personnel Rules, Collective Bargaining Agreements, or bona fide occupational disqualifications). 
     

    The City of Hollywood is an Equal Opportunity / Equal Access Employer.  

    Please Apply Here

  • Wednesday, October 21, 2020 6:17 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    Home - Three Rivers Legal Services Free Civil Legal Help

    Job Title: Executive Director
    Job Location: Gainesville, FL
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: DOE
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description:
    Three Rivers Legal Services (TRLS) is seeking an Executive Director to lead this nonprofit legal services corporation dedicated to providing quality legal assistance to the poor, abused, disabled and elderly, and to their empowerment through preventive legal education. TRLS provides free civil legal help in northern Florida, serving seventeen counties from offices in Gainesville, Jacksonville and Lake City.
    Job Requirements: JD
    How to Apply

    Application instructions can be found here.

    www.trls.org for information

    Closing Date Nov 04, 2020
  • Thursday, October 15, 2020 5:49 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

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    Job Title: Staff Attorney, Florida Regional Office
    Job Location: Miami, FL
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: Salary range in Miami, Fl: $126,225+
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description: The Florida Regional Office of Earthjustice is looking to hire a Staff Attorney whose docket will include work done in partnership with community-based organizations, environmental justice groups and others advancing the rights of disproportionately burdened communities, especially in South Florida.
    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 to engage on 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, Chicago, Seattle, Bozeman, and Washington, DC.
    Our healthy communities work is at the heart of Earthjustice’s mission to defend the right of all people to a healthy environment. This encompasses work on clean air, clean water, toxic chemicals, pesticides and waste facilities. The attorney selected for this position will focus on local enforcement, litigation and other legal advocacy driven by the concerns of communities and partners in the region, particularly in South Florida. For more information on Earthjustice’s Healthy Communities work, click here https://earthjustice.org/healthy-communities.
    This position will be based in Miami. The Staff Attorney will collaborate with Florida staff in both Miami and Tallahassee on the office’s other environmental litigation as needed. To learn more about the Florida Regional Office, click here https://earthjustice.org/about/offices/florida.
    Our goal is to produce the highest quality legal work in a diverse, equitable, inclusive, supportive, and collegial environment. The Florida Regional Office (Miami and Tallahassee combined) has a staff of 12, consisting of 8 attorneys, 1 research and policy analyst, 2 litigation assistants, and a legal practice manager. We also have a communications strategist based in Tallahassee and a major gifts officer based in Miami.
    Responsibilities
    Help expand our outreach to and partnerships with environmental justice groups and others advancing the rights of disproportionately burdened communities, especially in South Florida community-based groups.
    Coordinate community-based environmental advocacy with national strategies and litigation in other program areas, as appropriate.
    Work with clients, other attorneys, experts and partners to investigate, develop, and litigate cases in a strategic fashion.
    Lead complex cases and the full range of litigation tasks, including factual investigation, legal research, discovery, briefing, witness preparation, trials, and oral advocacy, and otherwise manage new and existing cases in state or federal courts and administrative tribunals.
    Collaborate in team problem solving, litigation strategy, project management and trial work.
    Train and mentor associate attorneys, including by building their litigation skills in the course of legal advocacy.
    Supervise the work of associate attorneys, interns and litigation assistants.
    Manage relationships with outside co-counsel, clients and coalition partners.
    Work with our media and policy and legislation teams, as well as clients and partners, to leverage legal advocacy to obtain positive change and results.
    Support efforts to ensure a diverse, equitable and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.
    Salary depends on experience and location.
    Salary range in Miami, Fl: $126,225+
    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.
    For litigators and legal advocates committed to saving the planet and the people who depend on it, Staff Attorney at Earthjustice is the best job on the planet. Learn more about our Staff Attorney careers and work online here: https://earthjustice.org/about/jobs/staff-attorney.
    Job Requirements: Qualifications
    Lawyer with at least six years of litigation experience who is admitted, or willing to apply for admission, to the Florida bar.
    Experience in environmental justice, public health, or public interest law preferred.
    Excellent research, analytic, writing and communication skills; trial skills preferred.
    Experience partnering with environmental justice, community-based or other grassroots groups.
    Ability to work both independently and in collaboration with others.
    Initiative, good judgment, and a strong work ethic.
    Ability to travel as needed for case work, court appearances and presentations.
    Demonstrates an awareness of 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.
    Commitment to public interest work and a passion for the role of Earthjustice and its mission, including a desire to fight for the right of all to a healthy environment.
    How to Apply To Apply
    Interested candidates should submit a:
    Resume
    One or two page cover letter that addresses (1) why you are drawn to Earthjustice’s mission; and/or, (2) any experiences you have working with people and communities who have been disproportionately affected by environmental harms or other injustice.
    Writing sample, preferably a legal brief or memorandum that primarily reflects your work.
    Law school transcript.
    List of three references.
    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.
    For positions located within the City and County of San Francisco: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment-qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
    For positions located within the City of Los Angeles: We will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.
    Closing Date

    Nov 25, 2020

  • Saturday, October 10, 2020 1:49 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

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    Assistant County Attorney 1 or 2

    The Pinellas County Attorney’s Office seeks one experienced in-house attorney to litigate, try and appeal civil and administrative actions before the State and Federal Courts, hearing officers, and Administrative Law Judges. This position involves the handling of litigation involving the County or Constitutional Officers including but not limited to cases in one or more of the following areas: torts; employment; construction; real estate-related matters; inverse condemnation or eminent domain; and other civil and administrative litigation as assigned.

    Qualifications

    The ideal candidate will have significant first chair trial experience in a range of types of cases and venues, on behalf of a Florida local government. Minimum qualifications include admission to, and good standing with, the Florida Bar; and 1-4 years of litigation experience for Assistant County Attorney 1 ($60,174 - $96,283), or 5 years of litigation experience for Assistant County Attorney 2 ($93,454 – $149,510). Board Certification in an applicable area is preferred.

    Compensation and Benefits

    Salary and title will depend on qualifications. Pinellas County offers a comprehensive and competitive array of employee benefits (see www.pinellascounty.org/hr/whatweoffer).

    How to Apply

    Send or email resume, a list of significant cases you have handled as first chair, a writing sample, and references to Jewel White, County Attorney, 315 Court Street, Clearwater, Florida 33756; or email to sestrada@pinellascounty.org by October 16, 2020. Pinellas County is a Drug Free Workplace, and is an Equal Opportunity Employer that practices Affirmative Action and complies with the American with Disabilities Act. 9/18/20 EOE/AA/ADA/DFW/VP: Certain servicemembers and veterans, and the spouses and family members of the servicemembers and veterans, receive preference and priority in employment by the state and are encouraged to apply for the positions being filled. The position flyer can be viewed  here.

  • Saturday, October 10, 2020 1:45 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

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    Job Title: Staff Attorney, Right to Zero
    Job Location: Los Angeles, CA
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: Salary range in Los Angeles, CA: $132,050+
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description:
    Earthjustice is now accepting applications for a Staff Attorney to join our California Regional team in its Los Angeles office. This position will focus on litigation and advocacy to compel a shift away from fossil fuels and toward equitable zero-emissions solutions across the transportation, power, and building sectors in California. This work serves as an important part of our work to clean up places in the country with the most polluted air, in addition to reducing harmful climate pollution.
    Earthjustice is the nation’s premier nonprofit environmental law organization. We take on major, 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 history of using litigation and advocacy to achieve 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, Chicago, and Washington, DC.
    The Los Angeles office opened in 2015 to work on issues around clean air, clean energy, and healthy communities. Now, the office houses multiple Earthjustice programs, including staff in California Regional and Community Partnerships, in addition to communications and development professionals. Learn more about the California Regional Office and its work at - https://earthjustice.org/about/offices/california.
    Earthjustice has a longstanding track record of success with our litigation and advocacy to attack dangerous air emissions and climate pollution, and to advance a transition from fossil fuels to clean energy. In recent years, we have achieved major successes in shifting to a zero-emissions future in California in which fossil fuels will be replaced by clean energy, including advancing zero-emission transportation. We see this position as an opportunity to further this work.
    This Staff Attorney will work closely with our existing team of attorneys, a Research and Policy Analyst, and a Litigation Assistant/Legal Practice Administrator, in addition to other dedicated staff from the California Regional Office. Additionally, staff attorneys are expected to help nurture the development of early career attorneys and other staff. Staff attorneys oversee the work of more junior staff in connection with their work on particular projects, and may be asked to serve as the formal supervisor for one or more members of the junior staff.
    For litigators and advocates committed to saving the planet and the people who depend on it, Staff Attorney at Earthjustice is the best job on the planet. Learn more about our Staff Attorney careers and work online here: https://earthjustice.org/about/jobs/staff-attorney
    Job Requirements: Responsibilities
    Conduct and supervise advocacy before agencies, state and local governments, and courts as warranted.
    Manage new and existing cases from start to finish.
    Coordinate the development and execution of non-litigation advocacy strategies in collaboration with attorneys, policy staff and communications staff as appropriate.
    Conduct factual investigations and develop legal theories for possible advocacy or litigation advancing the goals of our clients.
    Supervise the work of Associate Attorneys, Policy Advocates, Research Analysts, Litigation Assistants, and Law Clerks individually and as part of litigation teams.
    Develop and manage relationships with co-counsel, and with a diverse group of clients and coalition partners.
    Work effectively with other departments within Earthjustice, including Communications, Development, Operations, and Policy and Legislation.
    Collaborate with and oversee the work of technical experts.
    Serve as spokesperson for Earthjustice, clients, and partners.
    Help develop and execute effective media strategies.
    Join other staff in long-term planning, strategy development, goal-setting, and work plan management that advances a collective vision for future California Regional Office work.
    Participate as an active member of a learning and mentorship culture, and engage with colleagues in manner that is respectful, professional, and supportive.
    Participate actively in organizational and office-specific efforts to create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace, and personally engage with colleagues, clients, and partners in a manner that is consistent with those efforts.
    Recruit and hire qualified candidates who fit position requirements and the work environment.
    Promote change in terms of the expected benefits, as well as removing or lowering the impact of potential obstacles.
    Set clear team direction that aligns with Earthjustice strategy, mission, and vision.
    Develop staff by identifying and encouraging training and professional development opportunities appropriate to role and creating development plans for all staff.
    Create or identify strategic opportunities for team building and individual and overall staff engagement with one another in order to strengthen teamwork, interaction and collaboration.
    Desired Qualifications
    Juris Doctorate (JD) degree from an ABA accredited law school.
    A minimum of five years of relevant litigation and advocacy experience.
    Admitted to, or willing to apply for admission to, the California State Bar.
    Willingness and ability to relocate to Los Angeles.
    Knowledge of, and experience in, environmental and administrative law is preferred.
    Experience with advocacy campaigns directed at boards, agencies or commissions is a plus.
    Strong skills in communicating litigation and advocacy goals and messages to the media.
    Excellent legal research, writing, and oral advocacy skills.
    Initiative, good judgment, a collegial work style, and a strong work ethic.
    Proficient at working with technical issues and experts.
    Ready and able to develop and conduct complex litigation and advocacy from day one, independently if necessary, to lead teams, and to work collaboratively with colleagues and partner organizations.
    Ability to develop and maintain partnerships with community-based or other grassroots groups interested litigation and other advocacy in the attorney’s area of focus.
    Ability and willingness to travel as needed for case work, court appearances, presentations, staff meetings, and conferences.
    Willingness to help the office recruit, hire, develop, and retain a diverse and inclusive workforce.
    Willingness and ability to effectively supervise and mentor early career staff in connection with litigation and advocacy projects, and to help foster an inclusive and nurturing work environment.
    Formal management experience is a preferred.
    Commitment to serving the public interest and Earthjustice’s mission.
    Demonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and orientations.
    Commitment to help create 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.
    Salary depends on experience and location.
    Salary range in Los Angeles, CA: $132,050+
    How to Apply Click here to apply: https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=oPjdcfwh&s=Gwen_S._Cherry_Black_Women_Lawyers_Association
    Interested applicants should submit the following via Jobvite:
    Resume
    One to two-page cover letter that addresses at least the following subjects: (1) Why you are drawn to this position and whether there are particular legal, environmental, or justice issues that inspire you; and (2) Aspects of your background that demonstrate competence to work with diverse clients and colleagues; and (3) Management experience if any.
    Writing sample that reflects your own legal analysis and writing (i.e., not jointly written with or edited by other people).
    List of three professional references.
    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.
    For positions located within the City and County of San Francisco: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
    For positions located within the City of Los Angeles: We will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.
    Closing Date Nov 09, 2020
  • Thursday, October 01, 2020 11:25 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    Broward Health

    ASSOCIATE GENERAL COUNSEL- #38826

    Fort Lauderdale, FL, US . September 30, 2020.

    Broward Health is Broward County’s largest healthcare services provider and is one of the nation’s top public health systems. We are seeking a qualified professional to join our team.

    MONDAY – FRIDAY – VARIOUS HOURS  – WEEKEND AS NEEDED 

    Conducts legal research and prepares memoranda on legal issues. Provides advice and guidance on a variety of legal matters brought to the office of the General Counsel, including, without limitation, in connection with physician arrangements, access to care, conflicts of interest, clinical research, medical staff issues, procurement matters and hospital operations. As requested by the General Counsel, reviews, drafts, revises and evaluates numerous types of agreements including, without limitation, physician contracts, leases, licenses, clinical research studies, supply chain contracts, etc.

    • JD & LL.M from an ABA accredited law school
    • One to two years experience in legal practice. Healthcare experience required
    • Admission to The Florida Bar
    • Healthcare Certification preferred

    Thank you for your interest in Broward Health. Broward Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action procurer of goods and services.

    Please Apply Here

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