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  • Thursday, October 10, 2019 8:58 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)
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    Job Title: Staff Attorneys, Northeast Regional Office
    Job Location: New York, NY
    Job Type: Full-time
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description: Earthjustice is accepting applications for two Staff Attorneys to join our Northeast Regional team. Both staff attorneys will play leading roles in our office’s litigation and other advocacy efforts to safeguard the health and environment of the Northeast Region and its communities. One of the Staff Attorney positions will initially focus on the office’s climate and energy docket.

    Earthjustice is the nation’s premier nonprofit environmental law organization. We have approximately 140 attorneys working in fourteen regional offices around the country. Founded in 1971, we have a distinguished track record of using litigation and legal advocacy to achieve lasting environmental progress. 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 tackle the critical environmental issues of our time, and bring about positive change. We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.

    Earthjustice’s Staff Attorneys are experienced attorneys who develop, file, and litigate cases on behalf of our clients that align with the programmatic goals and regional needs of the office in which they work. We compensate our Staff Attorneys in lockstep based on their geography and years of legal experience; some have as few as six years of litigation experience and others have been with us for decades, and many are nationally-recognized leaders in their fields.

    Earthjustice’s Northeast Regional team is based in New York City. The team focuses on carrying out Earthjustice’s mission in the Northeast Region and beyond to address climate change and protect environmental health. In recent years, Staff Attorneys from the office have secured victories that led to a state-level ban on fracking, won a groundbreaking lawsuit requiring EPA to improve its dust lead hazard standards, prevailed in a legal challenge to a weak state water permit for industrial dairies, and obtained an order requiring EPA to timely rule on discrimination complaints after it had ignored some for decades. Attorneys in the office currently are pursuing a wide range of cases to leverage the momentum in the region to slash greenhouse emissions by stopping the development of costly and dangerous fossil fuel infrastructure and pushing for an equitable transition to a zero-emissions future. The Northeast regional team also is fighting to protect the health of local communities from threats such as dangerous chemicals in drinking water, lead in household dust, and air pollution from incinerators and gas plants. In partnership with environmental and social justice groups, the team seeks to further develop its representation of communities to better serve overburdened populations in the Northeast region. The Office also has increased its New York State legislative advocacy efforts.

    We expect the Staff Attorneys we hire for this position to play a leading role developing and litigating cases and seeking regional legislative opportunities to further the Office’s work. Both Staff Attorneys will play an integral part in shaping the Northeast Office’s strategic plan for fulfilling our regional mission. Both Staff Attorneys also will play an important part in helping our less-experienced attorneys and professional staff grow and develop in their careers.

    The Staff Attorneys’ time will be spent on substantive case/matter work (70%), supervision/mentoring (20%), and administrative tasks (10%).

    Responsibilities

    Develop cases and legal advocacy strategies to support organization and office goals.
    Litigate cases from beginning to end, taking the lead on all aspects of litigation.
    Work with Earthjustice lobbyists and coalition partners to advance legislative and other advocacy strategies.
    Supervise the work of associate attorneys, interns, and litigation assistants.
    Cultivate new allies and engage in partnerships with and representation of community groups.
    Collaborate and manage relationships with co-counsel, clients, and coalition partners.
    Serve as spokesperson for Earthjustice and, where appropriate, clients.
    Work collaboratively and effectively with colleagues throughout Earthjustice, including Litigation, Communications, Development, and Policy and Legislation.

    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.
    Job Requirements: Law school graduate admitted, or willing to apply for admission, to the New York State Bar.
    At least seven years of litigation experience, including top-notch legal research, writing and oral advocacy skills.
    The ideal candidate will have experience working with community groups, including those representing communities of color, low-income communities, and environmental justice communities.
    For the climate and energy-focused position, knowledge and experience in energy and climate law is preferred, but not required.
    Initiative, good judgment, and a strong work ethic.
    A commitment to public interest work and a passion for Earthjustice’s mission.
    Ability to work both independently and in collaboration with others.
    Demonstrated awareness 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 is based on number of years of litigation experience and location.
    Salary range in New York, NY: $145,000+
    How to Apply Interested candidates should submit a:

    Resume
    One or two page cover letter that addresses why you want to work at Earthjustice and/or what life experiences draw you to Earthjustice’s mission.
    Writing sample, preferably a legal brief, that primarily reflects your work
    List of three professional references
    Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

    Click here to apply: https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=oCl3afwU&s=Gwen_S._Cherry_Black_Women_Lawyers_Association

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

    Jan 01, 2020

  • Monday, September 30, 2019 5:02 AM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

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    ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR - SCHOOL OF LAW

    Job location: Coral Gables, FL

    Employment Type: Full-time

    Posted data: 2019-09-11

    Req:  R100034908


    Current Employees:

    If you are a current employee at the University of Miami, please click here to log in to Workday to use the internal application . To learn how to apply for a faculty or staff position using the Career worklet, please review this tip sheet.

    The University of Miami (UM) is considered among the top tier institutions of higher education in the U.S. for its academiprocessc excellence, superior medical care, and cutting-edge research. At the U, we are committed to attracting a talented workforce to support our common purpose of transforming lives through teaching, research, and service. Through our values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity and Teamwork (DIRECCT) we strive to create an environment where everyone contributes in making UM a great place to work. We are one of the largest private employers in Miami-Dade County; home to more than 13,400 faculty and staff from all over the world.

    The University of Miami School of Law seeks entry-level and lateral candidates to join our intellectual community beginning in the 2020-2021 academic year. These faculty hires will fill particular needs in International Law (public or private), Evidence, and Alternative Dispute Resolution (arbitration and negotiation, particularly).We also seek a Director of the Litigation Skills program at the tenured/tenure-track/non-tenure-track level, and are especially interested in candidates with a capacity to teach in at least one of the areas identified above.Finally, we seek to hire two professors of Legal Communication and Research Skills in non-tenure track positions.

    The Law School is committed to diversity of all kinds in its faculty, students, and staff and encourages applications from candidates who will increase the diversity of the Miami Law community. The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, disability, religion, age, status in the uniformed services of the United States (including veteran status), marital status, status as a victim of domestic violence, citizenship status, genetic predisposition, carrier status, or any other classification protected under federal, state, or local law.

    Entry-level applicants are encouraged to use the AALS submission process to apply. Lateral applicants may submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample, the names of three references, and teaching evaluations (if available) in PDF format to Professor Charlton Copeland, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, at ccopeland@law.miami.edu.

    The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.
  • Monday, September 30, 2019 4:52 AM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Careers

    SR. MANAGER, CREW CLAIMS & LITIGATION

    Date Posted: 9/24/2019

    About Us

    Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. comprises six distinctive companies that share a vision anchored in excellence. We have a common passion for creative thinking, innovative engineering and outstanding guest service that drives continuous improvement in everything we do. The entire Royal Caribbean family is committed to the legacy of hospitality and culture of innovation that is at the core of our guest service, the protection of our natural environment and responsible citizenship in our global community.

    Job Description

    Position Summary:

    This position is responsible for assisting with the oversight of pre-litigation and litigation claims against all brands. Provides day-to-day legal guidance and support to the Crew Medical Department, closely working with them to ensure compliance with the company’s maintenance and cure obligations under general maritime law and the terms set forth in the Collective Bargaining Agreements. This position is also responsible for providing legal support to the Injury Prevention, Security and other departments within the corporation concerning issues relating to crew claims or other related matters.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    1. Assists the Director, Crew Claims & Litigation with the oversight of crew claims and crew litigation matters for all brands. 
    2. Provides guidance and instruction to adjusters in evaluating and negotiating claims for pre-suit settlement discussions directly with claimants and claimant’s attorneys for all brands. 
    3. Provide instruction to claims adjusters and individuals within the crew medical department regarding crewmembers’ entitlements to maintenance and cure benefits and disability benefits in accordance with general maritime law, collective bargaining agreements and other laws. 
    4. Work with crew medical case managers to identify claims that may be suitable for direct settlement with crew members, in order to negotiate settlement prior to the crewmember’s retaining of legal representation. 
    5. Provide oversight of the Company’s Workers’ Compensation claims, as well as claims arising from the FIU Dance Studio.
    6. Responsible for assisting with the management of outside legal counsel and provides guidance regarding case management on crewmember cases in litigation. 
    7. Serve as the company’s corporate representative at trials, arbitrations and depositions; testifies on behalf of the company regarding the company’s policies, procedures, and actions relating to hiring practices, pre-employment medical examinations, shipboard training, disciplinary processes, investigations of accidents and incidents, and the provision/administration of maintenance and cure benefits. 
    8. Provide litigation support to internal and external legal counsel with discovery, investigation, and trial preparation.
    9. Attend conferences with insurance companies and P&I Clubs to analyze claims for accurate reserve setting and discuss litigation strategies for claims.  Conduct trend analysis, evaluations of loss history, identification of liabilities and/or potential risk recurrence, and works in an advisory role with other departments, such as Safety and Security to recommend risk and loss prevention measures. 
    10. Partners with management in other departments within the organization to create and implement policies/best practices in order to reduce the potential for claims and litigation presented by crewmember incidents, accidents, and medical conditions.
    11. Performs other duties as required.  This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to perform other job-related duties assigned by their supervisor or management.

    Job Requirements

    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree and J.D. degree from an accredited law school is required.
    • Minimum of five (5) years legal experience in the field of Admiralty Law and Employment/Labor Law.
    • Passed the Florida Bar Examination. 

    Knowledge and Skills:

    • Must be able to travel both domestically and internationally to conduct ship inspections, attend settlement conferences, and for other circumstances that may arise. 
    • Excellent verbal and written communication, negotiation, and presentation skills.
    • Effectively articulate the company’s position when testifying as the corporate representative.
    • Extensive knowledge of the General Maritime law, Admiralty law, and employment law. 
    • Must have strong negotiation, facilitation and consultative skills with the ability to interact effectively with all internal and external business partners. 
    • Requires effective and efficient communication skills to resolve disputes and facilitate case management. 
    • Ability to articulate verbally and in writing as negotiator and presenter. 
    • Proficiency in Word, Excel, Power Point, Microsoft Outlook, and RCL-specific programs such as Riskonnect and SeaCare. 

    It is the policy of the Company to ensure equal employment and promotion opportunity to qualified candidates without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, sexuality, gender identity or expression, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law. RCL and each of its subsidiaries prohibit and will not tolerate discrimination or harassment.

    Apply Here

  • Monday, September 30, 2019 4:47 AM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

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    Assistant Federal Public Defender

    Job Title: Assistant Federal Public Defender
    Job Location: Dallas, TX
    Job Type: Full-time
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description: The Federal Public Defender for the Northern District of Texas is accepting
    applications for a full-time Assistant Federal Public Defender in the Capital
    Habeas Unit (CHU) in the Dallas Division of the Northern District of Texas. The
    CHU represents indigent defendants on death row in Texas. Through an
    interdisciplinary team approach, we provide our clients with the highest level of
    legal representation with respect to their convictions and death sentences. CHU attorneys regularly litigate in federal district court, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. Our attorneys are zealous advocates of the highest caliber, devoted to the defense of the indigent and enforcing the Bill of Rights. A full description can be found here: http://txn.fd.org/sites/txn.fd.org/files/uploaded_files/jobs/2019%20CHU%20AFPD%20Position.pdf.
    Job Requirements: The successful applicant must be a talented legal writer, possess excellent research skills, be team oriented, and committed to indigent criminal defense. Applicants must be a graduate of an accredited law school, and be a member in good standing of the highest court in the state where licensed, but a Texas bar license is strongly preferred.Applicants must be a U.S. Citizen or a lawful permanent resident who is eligible to work in the U.S., and is either currently seeking U.S. Citizenship or intends to become a U.S. Citizen when eligible. Fluency in Spanish is very desirable.
    How to Apply See Posting: http://txn.fd.org/sites/txn.fd.org/files/uploaded_files/jobs/2019%20CHU%20AFPD%20Position.pdf.
    Closing Date Dec 01, 2019


  • Monday, September 30, 2019 4:36 AM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

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    Assistant Federal Public Defender

    Job Title: Research and Writing Specialist
    Job Location: Dallas, TX
    Job Type: Full-time
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description:

    The Federal Public Defender for the Northern District of Texas is accepting
    applications for a full-time Assistant Federal Public Defender in the Capital
    Habeas Unit (CHU) in the Dallas Division of the Northern District of Texas. The
    CHU represents indigent defendants on death row in Texas. Through an
    interdisciplinary team approach, we provide our clients with the highest level of
    legal representation with respect to their convictions and death sentences. CHU attorneys regularly litigate in federal district court, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. Our attorneys are zealous advocates of the highest caliber, devoted to the defense of the indigent and enforcing the Bill of Rights. A full description can be found here: http://txn.fd.org/sites/txn.fd.org/files/uploaded_files/jobs/2019%20CHU%20R%26W%20Position.pdf.


    Job Requirements: The successful applicant must be a talented legal writer, possess excellent research skills, be team oriented, and committed to indigent criminal defense. Applicants must be a graduate of an accredited law school, and be a member in good standing of the highest court in the state where licensed, but a Texas bar license is strongly preferred. If you are a third-year law student or are awaiting your bar exam results in the fall of 2019, we will consider your application. Applicants must be a U.S. Citizen or a lawful permanent resident who is eligible to work in the U.S., and is either currently seeking U.S. Citizenship or intends to become a U.S. Citizen when eligible. Fluency in Spanish is very desirable.
    How to Apply See Posting: http://txn.fd.org/sites/txn.fd.org/files/uploaded_files/jobs/2019%20CHU%20R%26W%20Position.pdf.
    Closing Date Dec 01, 2019


  • Friday, September 27, 2019 1:10 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)


    ASSISTANT STATE ATTORNEY, LEGAL DIVISION

    MIAMI-DADE STATE ATTORNEY’S OFFICE, 11TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT


    The Legal Division of the Miami-Dade County State Attorney’s Office provides pretrial and trial support for the assistants. Duties include researching and being able to orally provide legal support for assistants in court as well as writing motions on investigative, pretrial and trial issues; handling post-conviction motions; researching, writing and arguing appellate briefs and petitions; and attending trials of complex cases. Minimum 5 years of extensive criminal experience required, with appellate experience preferred as excellent writing skills are necessary. Membership in the Florida Bar is also required. Salary will be commensurate with experience, within the range of $55,000 to $65,000 per annum. The full package of State benefits accompanies this position. Please submit your resume, writing sample, and salary requirement by October 31, 2019 via email at ChristineZahralban@MiamiSAO.com or U.S. mail to:

    Christine Zahralban

    Assistant State Attorney

    Legal Division

    1350 N.W. 12 Avenue

    Miami, FL   33136

    (305) 547-0860


  • Friday, September 27, 2019 11:47 AM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

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    ASSISTANT CITY ATTORNEY

    The Office of the City Attorney for the City of Hialeah, Florida is seeking to hire an Assistant City Attorney with prior government experience with meaningful litigation or trial experience or experience as a state prosecutor, in the position of Police Legal Advisor to work closely with the City’s Police Department.  The professional hired will represent the City in all civil forfeiture matters, requests for protection orders, and provide counsel and advice on both criminal and civil matters concerning the operations of the Department to the Chief of Police and his staff.

    In addition, the hired professional may be required to handle general practice matters in the area of local government law. Qualified individuals should have at least seven years of experience practicing law and be a member in good standing of the Florida Bar. In addition to the requisite professional skills and experience, the ideal candidate must have a high degree of independence, initiative, communicate effectively, handle several assignments concurrently and develop and maintain effective working relationships. A complete description of the duties, responsibilities and qualifications for the position of Assistant City Attorney will be provided upon request. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

    The City offers additional employment benefits such as paid leave, insurance and a defined contribution retirement plan.  Interested person should send a letter of interest and a resume with references to the attention of the City Attorney Lorena Bravo, c/o Daisy Millares, with a copy to the Human Resources Director. The position will remain open until filled.

    The City of Hialeah is an equal opportunity/drug free employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, citizenship, pending citizenship status, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, gender or sexual orientation. Please note that under Florida law, employment applications are open for public inspection. You must be a U.S. Citizen or alien resident lawfully authorized to work in the U.S. to be considered for employment with the City of Hialeah. The City of Hialeah will provide reasonable accommodations, due to any disability, for all applicants and employees. To request this material is accessible format, sign language interpreters, information on access for person with disabilities, and/or any accommodation to review any document or participate in any City sponsored proceeding, please contact 305-883-5820, seven days in advance, to initiate your request. Please let us know your require any special accommodations before any test(s) and/or interview.

    If you meet the minimum requirements and want to be considered for theposition, please email your letter of interest and resume with references to:

    dmillares@hialeahfl.gov
     with a copy to: hrresumes@hialeahfl.gov

  • Friday, September 13, 2019 12:44 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    Assistant General Counsel
    Miami, FL

    Description

    The Assistant General Counsel provides a full range of legal advice and services. The Assistant General Counsel provides strategic advice and guidance to functional team(s). Highly skilled with broad, advanced technical experience.

    Responsibilities

    The Assistant General Counsel typically a Legal generalist or provides counsel in a combination of disciplines. Works with senior executives to develop and drive segment or enterprise-wide functional strategies. Advises one or more areas, programs or functions and provides recommendations to senior executives on matters of significance, and as an advanced subject matter expert competent to work at very high levels in multiple knowledge and functional areas across the enterprise.

    In the Law Department, we have just established a new cross-functional practice group that supports all clinical operations, including Conviva, Home Health, the CDO, Joint Ventures, Humana at Home, and technology, including digital, privacy, and other consumer-facing technologies.  This role is a key member of the leadership team of that practice group, in which we are working collaboratively within the Law Department and with our business and compliance partners to create a truly integrated healthcare system.  Accordingly, the expectation is that this role will not only bring expertise and experience in managing the particular Conviva practices, but will also advise on the larger Enterprise integrated health and technology strategy and implementation.      

    Required Qualifications

    Juris Doctorate degree from a ABA accredited school law school

    3 - 10 years of related experience

    Active membership in a state bar association

    Strong legal writing and analytical skills

    Ability to work independently under general supervision and in team settings

    Must be passionate about contributing to an organization focused on continuously improving consumer experiences

    Scheduled Weekly Hours 40

    Please apply here.


    About Us

    Mission: At Humana, our cultural foundation is aligned to helping members achieve their best health by delivering personalized, simplified, whole-person healthcare experiences. Recognizing healthcare needs continue to evolve for each person, for each family and for each community, Humana continuously creates innovative solutions and resources that help people live their healthiest lives on their terms –when and where they need it. Our employees are at the heart of making this happen and that’s why we are dedicated to building an organization of dynamic talent whose experience and passion center on putting the customer first.

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    It is our policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or veteran status, except where age, sex, or physical status is a bona fide occupational qualification. View the EEO is the Law poster.

    If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact mailbox_tas_recruit@humana.com for assistance.

    Humana Safety and Security

    Humana will never ask, nor require a candidate provide money for work equipment and network access during the application process. If you become aware of any instances where you as a candidate are asked to provide information and do not believe it is a legitimate request from Humana or affiliate, please contact  mailbox_tas_recruit@humana.com to validate the request.


  • Saturday, August 24, 2019 7:13 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    Byrnes Guillaume Attorney At Law, PLLC

    Job Description

    We are looking for an Associate Attorney to be the backbone of our team. You will be responsible for the coordination of all the details before, during and after trial. The successful candidate will be able to provide assistance during all phases of the litigation process including conducting interviews, legal research, and document filing. This position is ideal for recent law school graduates who have passed the Florida Bar or new Attorneys who are interested in gaining experience in Personal Injury. Base salary, annual bonus and additional benefits.

    Responsibilities

    • Conduct pre-claim investigations, legal research and initial case assessments
    • Draft pleadings, motions and file them with the court
    • Perform administrative duties (calendar hearings and deadlines, organize case files, manage logistics etc.)
    • Maintain pleadings and discovery indexes
    • Organize exhibits, documents, evidence, briefs and appendices
    • Aid attorneys with interrogatories and other discovery requests
    • Gather relevant information from a variety of sources
    • Draft/file complaints
    • Liaise between trial teams and internal/external third parties
    • Help with jury instructions and witnesses’ preparation
    • Provide assistance with case settlements
    • Enrolling clients
    • Demand letter preparation
    • Prepare reports for weekly staff meeting

    Requirements

    • Bi-lingual speaking preferred but not required (Haitian Creole and English)
    • Applicable knowledge of motions, discovery, evidence, litigation documentation, court rules and procedures, practices etc.
    • Highly organized with ability to juggle multiple deadlines in a fast-paced environment
    • Strong writing and communication skills along with attention to detail
    • Must posses Florida Bar License
    • Microsoft Office proficient

    Job Type: Full-time

    Salary: $55,000.00 to $60,000.00 /year

    Please send resume to bguillaume@byrnesglaw.com.

  • Tuesday, August 06, 2019 5:12 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)
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    Job Title: Supervising Staff Attorney
    Job Location: Chicago, IL
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: Dependent on experience
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description: Earthjustice is the 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, preserve magnificent places and wildlife, advance clean energy, and 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, Honolulu, New York, Philadelphia, Denver, Miami, Seattle, Bozeman, Chicago, and Washington, DC.

    Earthjustice is seeking an experienced litigation attorney to join its Midwest Regional Office in Chicago, IL. This office serves as a focal point for work throughout the Midwest, potentially including work across the full array of Earthjustice’s program areas - Climate & Energy, Healthy Communities, Lands and Wildlife, and Sustainable Food and Farming. The Supervising Staff Attorney will independently develop, file, manage, and litigate cases from beginning to end, and will work with the Managing Attorney to develop strategic objectives, set priorities, build and maintain client and partner relationships, and assess resource needs. This person will also supervise the work of other staff assigned to the Midwest Regional program (potentially including Associate Attorneys, Fellows, Litigation Assistants, and litigation support staff). For more information about our Midwest Office, see https://earthjustice.org/about/offices/midwest.

    The Supervising Staff Attonrey will play a leading role in their own docket of major environmental cases, collaborate on litigation with other Earthjustice attorneys and staff, and develop and maintain relationships with clients and partners (such as, other nonprofit organizations, environmental justice groups, community-based organizations, labor unions, and tribes). This person will also serve as a thought partner with the Managing Attorney and a Litigation Leader in the office. It is particularly important that the incumbent be a seasoned litigator with experience leading and developing their own cases, and the ability to do so at Earthjustice from day one.

    Our practice increasingly emphasizes a mentorship culture for staff at all levels, and we expect that every staff attorney will help nurture the development of early career attorneys and other staff. Supervising Staff Attorneys also supervise more junior staff in connection with their work on particular projects, and will be asked to serve as the formal supervisor for one or more members of the junior staff.

    Responsibilities:

    Manage new and existing cases from start to finish, performing all aspects of litigation, including: drafting pleadings, motions, and briefs; conducting discovery; presenting oral arguments; and handling appeals.
    Conduct factual investigations and develop legal theories for possible advocacy or litigation advancing the goals of our clients.
    Join other staff in long-term planning, strategy development, goal-setting, and work plan management that advances a collective vision for future Midwest Office work.
    Participate as an active member of a learning and mentorship culture, and engage with colleagues in a 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.
    Supervise the work of Associate Attorneys, Law Clerks, and Litigation Assistants, either as part of a litigation team or as a formal direct supervisor.
    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.

    Qualifications:
    Law school graduates who are admitted to or able join the IL Bar.
    A minimum of eight years of trial court and appellate litigation experience, including significant lead counsel experience.
    Excellent research, analysis, writing, and oral advocacy skills.
    Demonstrated ability to think strategically and to implement collective plans.
    Initiative, good judgment, a collegial work style, and a strong work ethic.
    A commitment to and passion for public interest work.
    Ability to work both independently and in collaboration with others.
    Strong interpersonal skills.
    Aware of and sensitive to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and orientations.
    Eager to help the office recruit, hire, develop, and retain a diverse and inclusive workforce.
    Ability to effectively supervise and mentor more junior staff in connection with litigation projects, and to help foster an inclusive and nurturing work environment.
    Formal management experience is a plus.
    Demonstrates an awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds and orientations.
    Contributes to recruiting, hiring, developing and retaining a diverse and inclusive workforce.
    Willing to live in the Chicago, IL area, and travel as needed.
    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.
    Job Requirements: Law school graduates who are admitted to or able join the IL Bar.
    A minimum of eight years of trial court and appellate litigation experience, including significant lead counsel experience.
    How to Apply https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=o1iJafwW&s=Gwen_S._Cherry_Black_Women_Lawyers_Association

    To Apply:

    Interested candidates should submit the following online via the Jobvite system:

    Cover letter
    Resume
    Three professional references
    Writing sample, preferably a legal brief or memorandum that primarily reflects your work.
    Please, no phone calls, hard copies, or drop-ins. If you're having technical difficulties submitting your application, reach out to jobs@earthjustice.org

    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 Oct 31, 2019
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