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  • Sunday, October 10, 2021 6:18 PM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)


    Job Title: Associate Attorney, Midwest Regional
    Job Location: Chicago, IL
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: Salary range in Chicago, IL: $83,000 - $104,400 
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description: Earthjustice is seeking an Associate Attorney to join our Midwest Regional Office. The Midwest Regional Office partners with tribal nations and frontline communities to fight for clean air, drinking water, and soil; we fight to protect the region’s treasures, including the Great Lakes and the pristine Boundary Waters, and every creature that depends on these places; and we work to transform the way our food is grown and power is generated to combat climate change and provide for a more sustainable future. We are committed to working with communities across the Midwest with special attention to Detroit and Flint, Chicagoland including Northwest Indiana, and St. Louis.  
    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 is in San Francisco with offices in Anchorage, Juneau, Los Angeles, Tallahassee, Miami, Honolulu, New York, Philadelphia, Denver, Chicago, Seattle, Bozeman, and Washington, DC. 
    The Associate Attorney position is a three-year position with the potential for extension, designed to help attorneys who are in the early stages of their careers to develop into thoughtful, professional, and effective advocates skilled in the various phases of public interest litigation. As Associate Attorneys gain experience, they gradually take on more independent responsibility for their cases. Throughout their tenure under the supervision of Senior Attorneys, Deputy Managing Attorneys, or the Managing Attorney. Many Associates have gone on to other positions within Earthjustice and with other public interest organizations.  
    Responsibilities: 
    The duties and responsibilities for an Associate Attorney will vary depending on experience. Among other responsibilities, the Associate should be able to: 
    Work closely with Associate Attorneys, Senior Attorneys, Deputy Managing Attorneys, Managing Attorney, and Litigation Assistants and clients to investigate, develop, and prosecute cases. 
    Participate in the full range of tasks involved in complex litigation, including factual investigation, legal research and analysis, discovery, briefing, witness preparation, and oral advocacy. 
    Prepare memoranda on issues relating to ongoing and potential litigation projects. 
    Draft motions, briefs, and other pleadings. 
    Prepare comments on proposed agency actions, permits, and environmental review documents.  
    Engage in proceedings before state and federal courts, public utility commissions, and other administrative tribunals. 
    Appear in court under the supervision of a more senior attorney. 
    Engage with clients, coalition partners, and experts, as well as internal communications and legislative staff. 
    Communicate with the news media. 
    Hire and supervise law students who work at Earthjustice as interns or clerks. 
    Job Requirements: Qualifications: 
    Law school graduates who are admitted to, or eligible and willing to apply for admission to, the Illinois Bar. 
    Up to five years of litigation experience. 
    Excellent research, analytic, writing, and communication skills. 
    Strong work ethic and initiative, and sound yet creative judgment. 
    Strong desire to fight for the right of all to a healthy environment. 
    Ability to work both independently and in collaboration with others. 
    Willingness to travel at least 15% of the time. 
    Commitment to serving the public interest. 
    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. 
    Salary depends on experience and location. 
    Salary range in Chicago, IL: $83,000 - $104,400 
    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. 
    How to Apply Interested candidates should submit via Jobvite: 
    Resume. 
    One or two page cover letter that addresses each of the following: (1) why you are drawn to Earthjustice’s mission; and/or (2) any experiences you have working with people or communities from backgrounds that differ from your own or with those who have been disproportionately affected by environmental harms. 
    Writing sample, preferably a legal brief or memorandum that primarily reflects your work. 
    Law school transcript. 
    List of three references. 
    Earthjustice brings our associate attorneys on board on a quarterly schedule during the months of January, April, June and September.  
    Click here to apply: https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=o5c7gfwo&s=Gwen_S._Cherry_Black_Women_Lawyers_Association
    For this position, we are looking to hire a candidate that is available to start in January 2022. Please apply by October 31, 2021. After that, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.  
    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 Oct 31, 2021
  • Sunday, October 10, 2021 6:11 PM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)


    Job Title: Associate Attorney, Coal Program
    Job Location: Chicago, IL or Philadelphia, PA
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: Salary depends on experience and location. Salary range in Chicago, IL: $83,000 - $99,400 Salary range in Philadelphia, PA: $78,700 - $94,100
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description: The Coal Program at Earthjustice is now accepting applications for an Associate Attorney to join our team of lawyers and advocates who are working to end the U.S.’s dependence on coal-fired power, stop proposed gas-fired power plants, and advance a just and equitable clean energy transformation. The position will be based wither in our Philadelphia, PA office or our Chicago, IL office. As Earthjustice handles coal litigation around the country, the position may entail significant travel.
    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 is in San Francisco with offices in Anchorage, Juneau, Los Angeles, Tallahassee, Miami, Honolulu, New York, Philadelphia, Denver, Chicago, Seattle, Bozeman, and Washington, DC.
    The Coal Program uses hard-hitting litigation, administrative advocacy, and the strength of partnership to work to end our nation’s reliance on dirty, expensive, and outdated coal-fired power, and to transform our country’s energy sector into one that is clean, renewable, and modern. Our docket includes litigation to secure and strengthen stringent environmental standards for coal plants, lawsuits challenging government or industry failure to implement such standards, and challenges to utility proposals to spend hundreds of millions of dollars or more on aging coal plants rather than investing in clean energy. We also have a growing docket focused on challenging proposed new gas plants that would crowd out clean energy development. For more information about the Coal Program, please visit http://earthjustice.org/about/offices/coal
    The Associate Attorney position is a three-year position designed to help attorneys who are in the early stages of their careers to develop into thoughtful, professional, and effective advocates skilled in the various phases of public interest litigation. As Associate Attorneys gain experience, they gradually take on more independent responsibility for their cases, but work throughout their tenure under the supervision of Senior Attorneys, Deputy Managing Attorneys, or the Managing Attorney. Many Associates have gone on to other positions within Earthjustice and with other public interest organizations.
    Responsibilities:
    Work closely with Senior Attorneys, Deputy Managing Attorneys, Managing Attorney, and clients to investigate, develop, and prosecute cases.
    Participate in the full range of tasks involved in complex litigation, including factual investigation, legal research and analysis, discovery, briefing, witness preparation, and oral advocacy.
    Engage in proceedings before state and federal courts, public utility commissions, and other administrative tribunals.
    Prepare comments on proposed agency actions, permits, and environmental review documents.
    Interact with clients, coalition partners, and experts, and learn how to handle press work.
    Hire and supervise law students who work at Earthjustice as interns or clerks.
    Job Requirements: Qualifications:
    Law school graduates who are admitted, or willing to apply for admission, to the state bar where they are located.
    Up to four years of litigation experience.
    Excellent research, analytic, writing, and communication skills.
    Strong work ethic and initiative, and sound yet creative judgment.
    Strong desire to fight for the right of all to a healthy environment.
    Ability to work both independently and in collaboration with others.
    Willingness to travel at least 15% of the time.
    Commitment to serving the public interest.
    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.
    Salary depends on experience and location.
    Salary range in Chicago, IL: $83,000 - $99,400
    Salary range in Philadelphia, PA: $78,700 - $94,100
    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.
    How to Apply Interested candidates should submit via Jobvite:
    Resume
    One or two page cover letter that addresses each of the following: (1) why you are drawn to Earthjustice’s mission; and/or (2) any experiences you have working with people or communities from backgrounds that differ from your own or with those who have been disproportionately affected by environmental harms.
    Writing sample, preferably a legal brief or memorandum that primarily reflects your work.
    Law school transcript.
    List of three references.
    Click here to apply: https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=oVu4gfwt&s=Gwen_S._Cherry_Black_Women_Lawyers_Association
    Earthjustice brings our associate attorneys on board on a quarterly schedule during the months of January, April, June and September.
    For this position, we are looking to hire a candidate that is available to start in January 2022. Please apply by October 26, 2021. After that, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. 
    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 Oct 26, 2021
  • Monday, October 04, 2021 2:01 PM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)


    Job Title: Associate Attorney, Clean Energy Program 
    Job Location: Philadelphia, PA or Washington, DC or San Franciso, CA
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: Salary depends on experience and location. Salary range in San Francisco, CA: $87,400 - $109,900 Salary range in Philadelphia, PA: $78,700 - $98,900 Salary range in Washington, DC: $83,000 - 104,400 
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description:
    The Clean Energy Program at Earthjustice is now accepting applications for an Associate Attorney to join our team of lawyers and advocates who are working to advance a just and equitable clean energy transformation. The position will be based preferably in our Washington, DC, San Francisco or Philadelphia offices, although applicants seeking to work in other locations where Earthjustice has an office will also be considered. Due to Covid-19, Earthjustice staff are currently working remotely from approved locations through January 18, 2022.
    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 guided by a passionate, ambitious vision for the future for people and our planet: until justice stands for all, we will never rest. 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 is in San Francisco with offices in Anchorage, Juneau, Los Angeles, Tallahassee, Miami, Honolulu, New York, Philadelphia, Denver, Chicago, Seattle, Bozeman, and Washington, DC.
    Earthjustice’s Clean Energy Program litigates and advocates in state and federal courts and before energy regulators across the country to advance an equitable clean energy transition. Our work includes efforts to scale up and increase access to clean energy resources, including energy efficiency, solar, wind, demand response, and storage; advance electrification and a modern, resilient grid; and oppose efforts to further invest in fossil fuel generation and infrastructure (including new gas plants). The associate attorney position will focus in significant part on our federal energy regulatory practice, which involves advocacy and litigation before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, regional transmission organizations/independent system operators, and federal appellate courts. Ultimately, this work aims to eliminate barriers to clean energy adoption in wholesale power markets and to secure policies and practices that support a transition to clean, affordable, and reliable energy.
    The Associate Attorney position is a three-year position, with the potential for an extension, designed to help attorneys who are in the early stages of their careers to develop into thoughtful, professional, and effective advocates skilled in the various phases of public interest litigation. As Associate Attorneys gain experience, they gradually take on more independent responsibility for their cases but work throughout their tenure under the supervision of Senior Attorneys, Deputy Managing Attorneys, or the Managing Attorney. Many Associates have gone on to other positions within Earthjustice and with other public interest organizations. 
    Job Requirements: Responsibilities:
    The level of duties and responsibilities for an Associate Attorney will vary depending on experience. However, among other responsibilities, the Associate should be able to:
    Work closely with other program staff and clients to investigate, develop, and litigate cases.
    Participate in the full range of tasks involved in litigation and regulatory advocacy, including factual and legal research; discovery; drafting briefs, comments, petitions, and other filings; and oral advocacy.
    Engage in proceedings or other advocacy opportunities before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, public utility commissions, and other administrative tribunals or agencies.
    Appear in state or federal court under the supervision of a more senior attorney.
    Participate in cultivating relationships with new clients, allies, and coalition partners.
    Interact with clients, coalition partners, and experts, and learn how to handle media work.
    Integrate communications and legislative advocacy into litigation and other legal strategies.
    Participate in the hiring process and supervise law students who work at Earthjustice as interns or clerks.
    Support efforts to ensure a diverse, equitable and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.
    Qualifications:
    Law school graduates who are admitted, or willing to apply for admission, to the state bar where they are located.
    Up to five years of post-graduate litigation, legal, and/or clerkship experience.
    Excellent research, analytic, writing, and communication skills.
    Strong work ethic and initiative, and sound yet creative judgment.
    Ability to work both independently and in collaboration with others.
    Willingness to travel as needed.
    Commitment to serving the public interest and a strong desire to fight for a just and equitable clean energy future.
    Demonstrated awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and orientations.
    Willingness to contribute to the creation of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.
    Willingness to contribute to recruiting, hiring, developing, and retaining a diverse and inclusive workforce
    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.
    How to Apply Interested candidates should submit the following materials here: https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=oC41gfwH&s=Gwen_S._Cherry_Black_Women_Lawyers_Association
    Resume.
    One or two page cover letter explaining your interest in this position, what life experiences draw you to Earthjustice’s mission, and/or the skills you would bring to it. Please also indicate the Earthjustice office location(s) where you would prefer to work.
    Writing sample, preferably a legal brief or memorandum that primarily reflects your work.
    Law school transcript.
    List of three references.
    Earthjustice brings our associate attorneys on board on a quarterly schedule during the months of January, April, June and September.
    For this position, we are looking to hire a candidate that is available to start in January 2022. Please apply by October 22, 2021. After that, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. 
    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 Oct 22, 2021
  • Monday, October 04, 2021 1:59 PM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)


    Job Title: Associate Attorney, California Regional 
    Job Location: San Francisco, CA
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: The annual salary range for this role is $87,400 - $104,600.
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description: 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 guided by a passionate, ambitious vision for the future for people and our planet: until justice stands for all, we will never rest. 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, Chicago, and Washington, DC.
    With staff in San Francisco, Sacramento, and Los Angeles, Earthjustice’s California Regional Office fights for the rights of all to a healthy environment, including: protecting communities and public lands from oil development, safeguarding ocean and terrestrial ecosystems and imperiled species, advancing clean energy innovation, clearing the air in Los Angeles and the Central Valley, opposing hazardous fossil fuel transport, and fighting dangerous pesticide use. This position will entail a combination of litigation and advocacy work before administrative agencies.
    The Associate Attorney position is a three-year position, with potential for extension. The Associate Attorney program is designed to help attorneys who are in the early stages of their careers to develop into thoughtful, professional, and effective advocates skilled in the various phases of public interest litigation. As Associate Attorneys gain experience, they gradually take on more independent responsibility for their cases, but work throughout their tenure under the supervision of a Senior Attorney, Deputy Managing Attorney, or Managing Attorney. Many Associates have gone on to other positions within Earthjustice and with other public interest organizations.
    Job Requirements: Responsibilities
    The level of duties and responsibilities for an Associate Attorney will vary depending on experience. However, among other responsibilities, the Associate should be able to:
    Conduct legal and factual research and prepare memoranda on issues relating to ongoing and potential litigation projects.
    Review and analyze a paper record and interview fact witnesses and scientific experts.
    Draft motions, briefs, and other pleadings.
    Prepare comments on proposed agency actions, permits, and environmental review documents.
    Advocate in front of administrative agencies for strong health and environmental protections.
    Investigate facts and assist with case development.
    Assist in or take the lead in preparing a legal brief.
    Appear in court under the supervision of a more senior attorney.
    Interact with clients and coalition partners on a regular basis.
    Communicate with the news media.
    Hire and supervise law students who work at Earthjustice as interns or clerks.
    Qualifications
    Law school graduate admitted, or willing to apply for admission, to the California State Bar or currently in final year of law school and willing to begin shortly after sitting for the February 2022 California Bar exam.
    Up to four years of litigation or other relevant experience post law school.
    Excellent legal research, writing, and analytical skills.
    Strong self-motivation, solid work ethic, and sound judgment.
    Ability and willingness to work closely and in collaboration with others.
    Strong desire to fight for the right of all to a healthy environment.
    Interest in public interest work.
    Willingness to travel as needed for docket management.
    Demonstrated 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.
    Willingness to contribute to recruiting, hiring, developing, and retaining a diverse and inclusive workforce.
    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.
    How to Apply Interested candidates should submit via Jobvite here: https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=o7S3gfw2&s=Gwen_S._Cherry_Black_Women_Lawyers_Association
    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, and the skills you would bring to the position.
    Writing sample, preferably a legal brief or memorandum that primarily reflects your work.
    Law school transcript.
    List of three professional references.
    Preference will be given to candidates who apply by October 25, 2021. After that, applications may be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Earthjustice brings our associate attorneys on board on a quarterly schedule during the months of January, April, June and September.
    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 only accepts resumes submitted for positions that are currently open. Unsolicited resumes, or resumes for posted positions that are not submitted via the on-line application process (where available), will not be reviewed or retained.
    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.
    Closing Date Oct 25, 2021
  • Monday, October 04, 2021 1:56 PM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)


    Job Title: Senior Attorney, Alaska
    Job Location: Anchorage, Juneau, or Remote in Alaska
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: $135,000+
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description: 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 guided by a passionate, ambitious vision for the future for people and our planet: until justice stands for all, we will never rest. 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. 
    The Alaska office works to protect Alaska’s public lands and waters, fish and wildlife, air and water quality, and public health from threats posed by oil and gas development, old growth logging, minerals and coal mining, industrial-scale ocean trawling, and other activities. We represent conservation groups, Alaska Native tribal and nonprofit organizations, community groups, fishing organizations, and others in litigation and other advocacy before federal and state agencies and in the courts.  With offices in Juneau and Anchorage, we work on issues throughout the state.  Our current priorities include protecting America’s Arctic from oil and gas development, roadless area and old growth forest protection on the Tongass National Forest, and opposition to several proposed large-scale mines in western and southeast Alaska and on transboundary rivers in Canada.  For more information about the Alaska office, please visit http://earthjustice.org/about/offices/Alaska
    The Senior Attorney is preferred to be based out of one of our two offices located in either Anchorage or Juneau, Alaska, but we will consider the right remote applicant.  Remote applicants must be based in the United States. Beginning January 18, 2022, Earthjustice staff will be working two days a week in the office. After six months, the Executive Leadership Team will evaluate whether to adjust our hybrid work plan.
    Responsibilities
    Litigate cases from beginning to end, performing all aspects of litigation.
    Develop litigation and legal advocacy strategies to support program goals.
    Collaborate and manage relationships with co-counsel, clients, and coalition partners.
    Cultivate new and diverse clients, allies, and coalition partners in support of program goals.
    Lead teams and mentor other staff, including associate attorneys, litigation assistants, and law clerks.
    Serve as spokesperson for Earthjustice, clients, and partners.
    Help develop and execute effective media and, where appropriate, legislative strategies.
    Work effectively with other departments within Earthjustice, including Communications, Development, and Policy and Legislation.

    Salary range in Anchorage or Juneau AK: $143,200+
    Remote salary range will vary: $135,200+ 
    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 advocates committed to saving the planet and the people who depend on it, Senior Attorney at Earthjustice is the best job on the planet. Learn more about our Senior Attorney careers and work online here: https://earthjustice.org/about/jobs/senior-attorney
    Please apply online via the Jobvite system. Interested candidates should submit:
    Resume.
    Cover letter that addresses (1) why you are drawn to this position and whether there are particular legal, environmental, or justice issues that inspire you; and (2) competence to work with diverse clients and colleagues.
    Writing sample, preferably a legal brief or memorandum you have written.
    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 only accepts resumes submitted for positions that are currently open. Unsolicited resumes, or resumes for posted positions that are not submitted via the on-line application process (where available), will not be reviewed or retained.
    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.
    Job Requirements: Qualifications
    An attorney with substantial litigation experience and the ability to litigate cases from beginning to end, independently if necessary. We expect that in most cases a candidate who meets this requirement would have at least six years of litigation experience, but candidates with fewer years of experience are welcome to apply so long as they meet this functional requirement.
    Admitted to, or willing to apply for admission, to the Alaska bar.
    Excellent litigation skills, including top-notch legal research, writing, and oral advocacy skills.
    Ability to manage a litigation docket effectively, lead a litigation team, and work collaboratively with colleagues and partner organizations.
    Proficient at working with technical experts.
    Strong skills in communicating litigation and advocacy goals and messages to the media.
    Ability to work independently and in collaboration with client partners and staff
    Strong and demonstrated initiative, good judgment, and work ethic.
    Ability and willingness to travel as needed for casework, court appearances, and presentations.
    Commitment to serving the public interest, and a passion for the role of Earthjustice and its mission.
    An awareness of and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and orientations.
    An ability and commitment to help create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.
    Salary depends on experience and location.
    How to Apply https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=oodJgfwk&s=Gwen_S._Cherry_Black_Women_Lawyers_Association
    Closing Date Oct 31, 2021
  • Thursday, September 23, 2021 11:13 PM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)


    Job Title: Associate Attorney
    Job Location: Carbondale, CO
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: 70,000
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description: In support of Wilderness Workshop’s mission to protect public lands, the Associate Attorney provides legal and policy capacity to our conservation program. The Associate Attorney plays a key role in Wilderness Workshop’s advocacy at the federal level to achieve our conservation goals, in collaboration with our Legal and Policy Directors. Primarily, the Associate Attorney brings legal and policy expertise to our engagement in public land plans and projects, national policy efforts, federal legislation, and strategic litigation. Wilderness Workshop is a highly integrated team, and the Associate Attorney also supports our major campaigns with legal and policy strategy and tactics. This is a one-year term position based in our Carbondale office. Read the full position description on our website. 
    Job Requirements: Law degree from an accredited law school; Admission to and good standing with the Colorado state bar (preferably) or other state bar.
    How to Apply Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by submitting a letter of interest and resume to Jobs@wildernessworkshop.org with the subject: “Associate Attorney.” Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the position will be filled as soon as possible. We anticipate beginning interviews in late-September.
    Closing Date Sep 30, 2021
  • Thursday, September 23, 2021 1:07 AM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)

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    The United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida is currently accepting applications for a full-time United States magistrate judge position to be resident in the Pensacola division of the court.  Additional details regarding the position and the application process are available on the court's website at www.flnd.uscourts.gov or by using the link below.  Applications must be received no later than December 15, 2021. 


    http://www.flnd.uscourts.gov/news/appointment-full-time-united-states-magistrate-judge


  • Thursday, September 23, 2021 1:04 AM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)

    VP, Assistant General Counsel - Commercial Banking


    https://jpmc.fa.oraclecloud.com/hcmUI/CandidateExperience/en/sites/CX_1001/job/210158102/?utm_medium=jobshare

    Job Identification - 210158102

    Job Category - Counsel

    Locations

    • 10 S Dearborn St, Chicago, IL, 60603, US
    • 8181 Communications Pkwy, D2, Plano, TX, 75024, US

    Job Schedule - Full time

    Job Description

    VP Attorney for Middle Market Banking and Specialized Industries

    About Us

    JPMorgan Chase & Co., one of the oldest financial institutions, offers innovative financial solutions to millions of consumers, small businesses and many of the world’s most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under the J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. Our history spans over 200 years and today we are a leader in investment banking, consumer and small business banking, commercial banking, financial transaction processing and asset management.

    We recognize that our people are our strength and the diverse talents they bring to our global workforce are directly linked to our success. We are an equal opportunity employer and place a high value on diversity and inclusion at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute, including race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital or veteran status, pregnancy or disability, or any other basis protected under applicable law. In accordance with applicable law, we make reasonable accommodations for applicants’ and employees’ religious practices and beliefs, as well as any mental health or physical disability needs.

    Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veterans

    About the Team

    Our professionals in our Corporate Functions cover a diverse range of areas from finance and risk to human resources and marketing. Our corporate teams are an essential part of our company, ensuring that we’re setting our businesses, clients, customers and employees up for success.


    With large, global operations, the Legal team tackles complex issues and helps shape the regulations that affect the businesses. The group is organized into practice groups that align with the lines of business and corporate staff areas, which encourages collaboration on legal, regulatory and business developments as they arise.

  • Thursday, September 23, 2021 1:00 AM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)

    VP, Assistant General Counsel - Secured Lending


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    Job Identification - 210131690

    Job Category - Counsel

    Locations

    • 10 S Dearborn St, Chicago, IL, 60603, US

    Job Schedule - Full time

    Job Description

    JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $3.7 trillion and operations worldwide.  The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and small business, commercial banking, financial transaction processing and asset management.  A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase & Co. serves millions of customers in the United States and many of the world’s most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under its J.P. Morgan and Chase brands.  Information about JPMorgan Chase & Co. is available at www.jpmorganchase.com.

     

    Commercial Banking, one of the JPMorgan Chase & Co. businesses, delivers extensive industry knowledge, local expertise and dedicated service to corporations, municipalities, financial institutions and not-for-profit organizations with annual revenue generally ranging from $20 million to $2 billion and to real estate investors/owners. Commercial Banking offers a comprehensive set of financial products and services including credit, equipment finance, real estate finance, treasury services and provides clients with access to the investment banking services of J.P. Morgan. 

     

    The Commercial Banking Legal team is seeking an attorney experienced in commercial financing matters.  The position will be based in Plano, TX or Chicago, IL.  The position will involve a range of secured and unsecured financings, with a focus on providing legal support for the Equipment Finance (EF) business within Commercial Banking.  EF is a national business serving the equipment finance needs of mid-size companies, large corporations and other institutions. EF finances a wide variety of equipment types, which includes loan and leasing activities.

     

    The attorney will be part of a team of Legal colleagues (the Credit Markets team) that also supports Asset Based Lending, Financial Sponsors Group, Commercial Banking Syndications and the ESOP Advisory Group.  The attorney will also provide legal support to an additional Commercial Banking sub-line of business, such as Asset Based Lending or Middle-Market Banking and Specialized Industries.

     

    Responsibilities will include:

    • Counsel bankers on structuring and documenting a variety of credit and banking transactions.
    • Provide transactional support, including the review, negotiation and drafting of credit and collateral documentation, confidentiality agreements, indicative term sheets and other proposals, commitment letters, amendments and waivers.
    • Analysis and advice on structural and risk issues; drafting, tailoring and negotiating bank lease documentation (including specialized financial covenants) for specific transactions; creating and negotiating documentation for non-standard structures; reviewing and negotiating agreements with customer and customer’s outside counsel; advising on RFP responses.
    • Advise, in conjunction with Special Credits Legal, on troubled credit situations, waivers, amendments and forbearance agreements. 
    • Syndications support, including drafting, review and negotiation of standard and non-standard assignment/purchase agreements.
    • Advising clients on regulatory and compliance policies and issues; conducting legal research; staying current on trends and developments in secured lending generally.
    • Identifying and mitigating risks (legal, operational, reputational and other).
    • Supporting, managing and maintaining outside counsel relationships; coordinating engagement of outside counsel.
    • Creating, revising and maintaining standard form documentation.
    • Periodic projects related to new product offerings, regulatory matters and other business initiatives.
    • Providing training for underwriters, bankers, analysts, associates, operational staff, and customer support staff on legal issues.

    Qualifications:

    • Licensed attorney in good standing with at least 5 years of relevant commercial finance transactional experience with a law firm or in-house legal department at a bank or other financial institution. 
    • Attorney must be licensed to practice law and a member in good standing in the jurisdiction where the role will be located prior to commencement of employment or otherwise in compliance with the in-house counsel registration rules of such jurisdiction.
    • General knowledge of credit, secured lending and documentation issues; knowledge of legal and regulatory requirements, issues and documentation for secured lending transactions (knowledge of leasing and equipment finance transactions would be a plus).
    • Excellent research, writing and oral communication skills, with demonstrated ability to listen and drive results in a team setting. 
    • Collegial; able to build and maintain good relationships with clients and colleagues.
    • Effective and efficient problem solver; excellent organizational skills with strong ability to prioritize and multi-task.
    • Self-starter with strong analytical and collaborative skills; able to deliver high-quality results under tight deadlines.
    • All candidates for roles in the Legal department must successfully complete a conflicts of interest clearance review prior to commencement of employment.  

     

    Commercial Banking, one of the JPMorgan Chase & Co. businesses, delivers extensive industry knowledge, local expertise and dedicated service to corporations, municipalities, financial institutions and not-for-profit organizations with annual revenue generally ranging from $20 million to $2 billion and to real estate investors/owners. Commercial Banking offers a comprehensive set of financial products and services including credit, equipment finance, real estate finance, treasury services and provides clients with access to the investment banking services of J.P. Morgan. 

     

    The Commercial Banking Legal team is seeking an attorney who will be based in Chicago, Illinois or Plano, Texas, and will be primarily responsible for providing legal support for the Equipment Finance (EF) business within Commercial Banking.  EF is a national business serving the equipment finance needs of mid-size companies, large corporations and other institutions. EF finances a wide variety of equipment types, which includes loan and leasing activities.  

     

    The attorney will be part of a team of Legal colleagues (the Credit Markets team) that also supports Asset Based Lending, Financial Sponsors Group, Commercial Banking Syndications and the ESOP Advisory Group.  The attorney may also provide legal support to an additional Commercial Banking sub-line of business, such as Asset Based Lending or Middle-Market Banking and Specialized Industries.

     

    Responsibilities will include:

    • Transactional support, including analysis and advice on structural and risk issues; drafting, tailoring and negotiating bank lease and loan documentation (including specialized financial covenants) for specific transactions; creating and negotiating documentation for non-standard structures;  reviewing and negotiating agreements with customer and customer’s outside counsel; advising on responses to Requests for Proposal.
    • Portfolio services support, including analysis, advice and preparation of amendments and waivers; advising, documenting and negotiating troubled credit situations (in conjunction with bankruptcy and workout Legal).
    • Syndications support, including drafting, review and negotiation of standard and non-standard assignment/purchase agreements.
    • Advising clients on regulatory and compliance policies and issues; conducting legal research; staying current on trends and developments in the equipment finance industry specifically and secured lending generally.
    • Identifying and mitigating risks (legal, operational, reputational and other).
    • Supporting, managing and maintaining outside counsel relationships; coordinating engagement of outside counsel.
    • Creating, revising and maintaining standard EF form documentation.
    • Periodic projects related to new product offerings, regulatory matters and other business initiatives.
    • Providing training for underwriters, bankers, analysts, associates, operational staff, and customer support staff on legal issues.

    Qualifications:

    • Attorney with at least 5 years of relevant experience. 
    • Attorney must be licensed to practice law and a member in good standing in the jurisdiction where the role will be located prior to commencement of employment or otherwise in compliance with the in-house counsel registration rules of such jurisdiction.
    • The following qualifications would be a plus:
      • general knowledge of credit, secured lending and documentation issues; 
      • knowledge of legal and regulatory requirements, issues and documentation for leasing and equipment finance transactions
      • knowledge of Federal, State and/or municipal leasing.
    • Research, writing and oral communication skills, with ability to listen and drive results in a team setting. 
    • Collegial; able to build and maintain good relationships with clients and colleagues.
    • Effective and efficient problem solver with necessary organizational skills and the ability to prioritize and multi-task.
    • Self-starter with analytical and collaborative skills; able to deliver effective results under tight deadlines.
    • All candidates for roles in the Legal department must successfully complete a conflicts of interest clearance review prior to commencement of employment.  

    About Us

    JPMorgan Chase & Co., one of the oldest financial institutions, offers innovative financial solutions to millions of consumers, small businesses and many of the world’s most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under the J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. Our history spans over 200 years and today we are a leader in investment banking, consumer and small business banking, commercial banking, financial transaction processing and asset management.

    We recognize that our people are our strength and the diverse talents they bring to our global workforce are directly linked to our success. We are an equal opportunity employer and place a high value on diversity and inclusion at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute, including race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital or veteran status, pregnancy or disability, or any other basis protected under applicable law. In accordance with applicable law, we make reasonable accommodations for applicants’ and employees’ religious practices and beliefs, as well as any mental health or physical disability needs.

    Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veterans

    About the Team

    Our professionals in our Corporate Functions cover a diverse range of areas from finance and risk to human resources and marketing. Our corporate teams are an essential part of our company, ensuring that we’re setting our businesses, clients, customers and employees up for success.


    With large, global operations, the Legal team tackles complex issues and helps shape the regulations that affect the businesses. The group is organized into practice groups that align with the lines of business and corporate staff areas, which encourages collaboration on legal, regulatory and business developments as they arise.

  • Thursday, September 23, 2021 12:58 AM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)

    AVP, Senior Counsel, Commercial Banking Shared Services Legal


    https://jpmc.fa.oraclecloud.com/hcmUI/CandidateExperience/en/sites/CX_1001/job/210146195/?utm_medium=jobshare

    Job Identification - 210146195

    Job Category - Counsel

    Locations

    • 10 S Dearborn St, Chicago, IL, 60603, US
    • 8181 Communications Pkwy Bldg B, Plano, TX, 75024, US

    Job Schedule - Full time

    Job Description

    Legal – Commercial Banking Innovation & Products and Shared Services – Assistant General Counsel, Assistant Vice President (Plano, TX; Chicago, IL)

    JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) (the “firm”) is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.6 trillion and operations in more than 60 countries. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers, small business and commercial banking, financial transaction processing, asset management, and private equity. In particular, the Commercial Banking business delivers extensive industry knowledge, local expertise and dedicated service to more than 24,000 clients, including corporations, municipalities, financial institutions, and not-for-profit organizations with annual revenue generally ranging from $20 million to $2 billion and nearly 35,000 real estate investors/owners. Commercial Banking offers a comprehensive set of financial products and services including credit, equipment finance, real estate finance, and treasury services, and provides clients with access to the investment banking services of J.P. Morgan. 

    The firm’s Legal Department is organized by Practice Groups that conform to the organization of the firm’s lines of business and corporate staff areas.  Each Practice Group has a General Counsel who is the Practice Group Head and who reports to the firm’s General Counsel.  This structure provides the means for the Legal teams to communicate legal and regulatory changes to the businesses and staff areas and for the lines of business and staff areas to communicate business developments that have legal or regulatory implications to the Legal teams in a timely manner.

    The Commercial Banking Innovation & Products and Shared Services Legal team is seeking an attorney for the CB Shared Services Legal team with experience in commercial or real estate lending transactions to support the Commercial Banking regulatory and loan operations teams that provide services to various business units of JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., a subsidiary of JPMorgan Chase & Co. 

    The CB Shared Services Legal team provides strategic and transactional legal advice to Wholesale Lending Services, the firm’s loan operations team that supports the wholesale loan portfolio, and is responsible for leading Commercial Banking Legal’s program to analyze laws, rules and regulatory developments as well as provide key strategic support to other regulatory programs.

    The CB Innovation & Products Legal team provides transactional and strategic legal support on Wholesale Payments products, with a significant focus on complex product development for Fintech and third-party payment processor clients.  The team also advises on Commercial Banking’s business-led transformation, digitization and simplification initiatives and provides legal support across Commercial Banking on established and emerging issues in the areas of privacy, data management and data analytics. 

    This position will be part of the CB Shared Services Legal.  The position will be based in Plano, TX or Chicago, IL.   

    Primary Responsibilities:

    • Providing immediate day to day legal advice to senior leaders both within the Legal department and internal client teams 
    • Analyzing foreign and domestic laws/regulations and developments to evaluate impact on various business units
    • Collaborating with business, risk, compliance, controls, and other legal partners to issue spot and identify and escalate risks (legal, operational, reputational or otherwise) and implement policy, process and procedural changes to comply with bank policy and changing laws/regulations
    • Acting as subject matter expert on certain practice areas, laws and regulations
    • Counseling loan operations staff at all levels on interpreting loan documentation, booking and servicing of loans, and reviewing related forms, policies, procedures and job aids 
    • Participating in cross-line of business projects on a variety of subjects
    • Coordinating and leading appropriate legal training for internal client teams
    • Collaborating and coordinating with the legal contacts for various lines of business across the firmwide legal team to drive consistency and collaboration
    • Coordinating with outside counsel to address operational considerations at all stages of the loan product life cycle

    Qualifications: 

    • At least 3-5 years of relevant legal experience in commercial or real estate lending transactions at a law firm and/or in-house legal department at a large bank, regulator or other financial services company is strongly preferred
    • JD or educational equivalent required. Attorney candidates must be in compliance with all relevant licensing requirements including those of the jurisdiction where the role will be located prior to commencement of employment
    • The strategic vision to anticipate legal issues in different lines of business 
    • The ability to lead and drive teams to institute change and collaboration across a variety of functional areas
    • The ability to prioritize work, manage a large number of issues at one time, and confidently interact with senior management
    • Knowledge of financial services laws and regulations is a plus 
    • Excellent research, writing and oral communication skills, with demonstrated ability to listen and drive results in a team setting
    • Effective and efficient problem solver; strong organizational skills
    • Self-starter; ability to deliver high-quality results under tight deadlines
    • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to interact effectively with clients and colleagues
    • Demonstrated problem solving and project management skills 
    • All candidates for roles in the Legal department must successfully complete a conflicts of interest clearance review prior to commencement of employment

     

     

    About Us

    JPMorgan Chase & Co., one of the oldest financial institutions, offers innovative financial solutions to millions of consumers, small businesses and many of the world’s most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under the J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. Our history spans over 200 years and today we are a leader in investment banking, consumer and small business banking, commercial banking, financial transaction processing and asset management.

    We recognize that our people are our strength and the diverse talents they bring to our global workforce are directly linked to our success. We are an equal opportunity employer and place a high value on diversity and inclusion at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute, including race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital or veteran status, pregnancy or disability, or any other basis protected under applicable law. In accordance with applicable law, we make reasonable accommodations for applicants’ and employees’ religious practices and beliefs, as well as any mental health or physical disability needs.

    Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veterans

    About the Team

    Our professionals in our Corporate Functions cover a diverse range of areas from finance and risk to human resources and marketing. Our corporate teams are an essential part of our company, ensuring that we’re setting our businesses, clients, customers and employees up for success.


    With large, global operations, the Legal team tackles complex issues and helps shape the regulations that affect the businesses. The group is organized into practice groups that align with the lines of business and corporate staff areas, which encourages collaboration on legal, regulatory and business developments as they arise.


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