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  • Thursday, January 16, 2020 12:32 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    The United States Department of Justice

    ASSISTANT UNITED STATES ATTORNEY

    USAO SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA

    WEST PALM BEACH BRANCH OFFICE, CRIMINAL DIVISION

    ATTORNEY

    500 S. AUSTRALIAN AVENUE

    WEST PALM BEACH, FL 33401

    UNITED STATES

    20-SDFL-AUSA-06

    About the Office: 

    The United States Attorney's Office (USAO), Southern District of Florida (SDFL) is seeking an experienced attorney to serve as an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) in one of the largest USAOs in the nation. Its Divisions include: Appellate, Asset Forfeiture, Civil and Criminal. The Criminal Division is further divided into Sections: Major Crimes, Economic & Environmental Crimes, International Narcotics and Money Laundering, National Security, Public Corruption & Civil Rights, and Special Prosecutions. The USAO-SDFL is a leader in the prosecution of health care fraud, bank and other white collar frauds, narcotics offenses, human trafficking cases, public corruption, and national security matters. The Appellate Division provides advice and assistance to the litigation sections in appellate matters and handles all appeals before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. The Asset Forfeiture Division handles some of the most significant and complex forfeiture cases in the nation using criminal and civil forfeiture statutes to take the profit out of crime and, in many cases, return assets to victims. The Civil Division defends the interest of the United States from suits alleging statutory torts, constitutional torts, employment discrimination, and a myriad of other claims. The Civil Division also prosecutes cases for fraud and other violations of federal laws and is responsible for collecting monies owed to the government as a result of criminal fines, defaulted student loans, mortgage foreclosures, bond forfeitures and civil judgments. The division's civil rights enforcement program investigates and litigates cases involving discrimination in the areas of housing, public employment, disability, voting and education. There are also three branch offices located in Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Fort Pierce.

    Our office places a high value on diversity of experiences and perspectives and encourages applications from all qualified men and women from all ethnic and racial backgrounds, veterans, LGBT individuals, and persons with disabilities.

    Job Description: 

    The incumbent will represent the U.S. Government as an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) in a wide range of unique and complex criminal cases, in a District that extends over 300 miles from Key West to Vero Beach.   The Southern District of Florida carries one of the busiest criminal trial dockets in the nation. Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.

    As needed, additional positions may be filled using this announcement.

    Qualifications: 

    Required Qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least 1 year post J.D. experience.

    Preferred Qualifications:  Prior experience in criminal investigations and prosecutions is preferred.  Applicants should possess superior oral and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, and the capacity to function in a highly demanding environment with minimal guidance. Additionally, it is desired that the successful candidate have strong academic credentials and at least 3 years of post J.D. experience.

    Key Requirements:

    You must be a U.S. Citizen or National and be registered for Selective Service, if applicable.  See www.sss.gov

    Security Requirements:  Initial appointment is conditioned upon a satisfactory preemployment adjudication.  This includes fingerprint, credit and tax checks, and drug testing.  In addition, continued employment is subject to a favorable adjudication of a background investigation.

    Salary: 

    AD 21-29, $55,204.00 to $144,392.00 Base Salary. A 23.51% locality adjustment will be added to the base pay.

    Travel: 

    May require 1 to 5 days a month; regular travel, both within and outside the district, will be required

    Application Process: 

    Reference the vacancy number: 20-SDFL-AUSA-06.

    A cover letter, resume and a writing sample must be submitted by e-mail to: USAFLS-AUSAResumes@usdoj.gov 

    Electronic submission of applications is preferred, however, if doing so creates a hardship, applications may be sent to:

    OR by mail to the following address:
    United States Attorney's Office
    Southern District of Florida
    99 NE 4th Street
    Miami, Florida 33132
    Attention: Attorney Recruitment

    No telephone calls please

    Information about the United States Attorney's Office, Southern District of Florida can be found at: https://www.justice.gov/usao-sdfl

    Applicants should familiarize themselves and comply with the relevant rules of professional conduct regarding any possible conflicts of interest in connection with their applications. In particular, please notify this Office if you currently represent clients or adjudicate matters in which this Office is involved and/or you have a family member who is representing clients or adjudicating matters in which this Office is involved so that we can evaluate any potential conflict of interest or disqualification issue that may need to be addressed under those circumstances.

    Number of Positions: 

    Several

    Updated January 8, 2020

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    Department Policies

    Equal Employment Opportunity:  The U.S. Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer.  Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, disability (physical or mental), age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected genetic information, pregnancy, status as a parent, or any other nonmerit-based factor.  The Department of Justice welcomes and encourages applications from persons with physical and mental disabilities. The Department is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Department of Justice. For more information, please review our full EEO Statement.

    Reasonable Accommodations:  This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency.  Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    Outreach and Recruitment for Qualified Applicants with Disabilities:  The Department encourages qualified applicants with disabilities, including individuals with targeted/severe disabilities to apply in response to posted vacancy announcements.  Qualified applicants with targeted/severe disabilities may be eligible for direct hire, non-competitive appointment under Schedule A (5 C.F.R. § 213.3102(u)) hiring authority.  Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact one of the Department’s Disability Points of Contact (DPOC) to express an interest in being considered for a position. See list of DPOCs.   

    Suitability and Citizenship:  It is the policy of the Department to achieve a drug-free workplace and persons selected for employment will be required to pass a drug test which screens for illegal drug use prior to final appointment.  Employment is also contingent upon the completion and satisfactory adjudication of a background investigation. Congress generally prohibits agencies from employing non-citizens within the United States, except for a few narrow exceptions as set forth in the annual Appropriations Act (see, https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/non-citizens/). Pursuant to DOJ component policies, only U.S. citizens are eligible for employment with the Executive Office for Immigration Review, U.S. Trustee’s Offices, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Unless otherwise indicated in a particular job advertisement, qualifying non-U.S. citizens meeting immigration and appropriations law criteria may apply for employment with other DOJ organizations. However, please be advised that the appointment of non-U.S. citizens is extremely rare; such appointments would be possible only if necessary to accomplish the Department's mission and would be subject to strict security requirements. Applicants who hold dual citizenship in the U.S. and another country will be considered on a case-by-case basis. All DOJ employees are subject to a residency requirement. Candidates must have lived in the United States for at least three of the past five years. The three-year period is cumulative, not necessarily consecutive. Federal or military employees, or dependents of federal or military employees serving overseas, are excepted from this requirement. This is a Department security requirement which is waived only for extreme circumstances and handled on a case-by-case basis.

    Veterans:  There is no formal rating system for applying veterans' preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, the Department of Justice considers veterans' preference eligibility as a positive factor in attorney hiring. Applicants eligible for veterans' preference must include that information in their cover letter or resume and attach supporting documentation (e.g., the DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty and other supporting documentation) to their submissions. Although the "point" system is not used, per se, applicants eligible to claim 10-point preference must submit Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, and submit the supporting documentation required for the specific type of preference claimed (visit the OPM website, www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf for a copy of SF 15, which lists the types of 10-point preferences and the required supporting document(s). Applicants should note that SF 15 requires supporting documentation associated with service- connected disabilities or receipt of nonservice-connected disability pensions to be dated 1991 or later except in the case of service members submitting official statements or retirement orders from a branch of the Armed Forces showing that his  or her retirement was due to a permanent service-connected disability or that he/she was transferred to the permanent disability retired list (the statement or retirement orders must indicate that the disability is 10% or more).

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    This and other vacancy announcements can be found under Attorney Vacancies and Volunteer Legal Internships. The Department of Justice cannot control further dissemination and/or posting of information contained in this vacancy announcement. Such posting and/or dissemination is not an endorsement by the Department of the organization or group disseminating and/or posting the information.

  • Tuesday, January 14, 2020 7:11 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

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    Job Title: Staff Attorney, Alaska
    Job Location: Anchorage, Alaska
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: Salary depends on experience and location. Salary range in Anchorage, AK: $125,100+ depending on experience
    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 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.

    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.
    Job Requirements: Qualifications

    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 meeting this requirement would have at least six years 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 case work, 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.
    Salary range in Anchorage, AK: $125,100+ depending on experience

    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, Staff Attorney at Earthjustice is the best job on the planet. Learn more about our Staff Attorney careers and work online here: https://earthjustice.org/about/jobs/staff-attorney
    How to Apply Please apply online via the Jobvite system. Interested candidates should submit a:

    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.
    We will review applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

    Click here to apply: https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=ouPzbfwN&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.

    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 Mar 31, 2020

  • Tuesday, January 14, 2020 7:08 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

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    Job Title: Associate Attorney, Northwest
    Job Location: Seattle, Washington
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: Salary is dependent on experience and location. Salary range in Seattle, WA: $75,335 - $95,285 0-5 years experience
    Job Category Associate Attorney
    Job Description: The Northwest Office of Earthjustice is looking to hire an Associate Attorney that is available to start any time between now and fall of 2020. We are flexible as to start date during this period.

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

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

    The Northwest Office opened in 1987 to enable Earthjustice to take a more active role in preserving the unique natural resources and environment of the Pacific Northwest. Since that time, the Northwest office has undertaken campaigns to protect old growth forests, promote salmon recovery, improve water quality, protect Puget Sound and the Salish Sea and the communities that depend on them, stop coal-fired power plants, prevent the Pacific Northwest from becoming a fossil fuel fossil fuel export hub, and protect farmworkers and communities from toxic pesticides, among other things. We are building out southern resident orca recovery work and partnerships with environmental justice communities in Seattle and Portland. We frequently work in close partnership with Native American Tribes and fence-line communities.

    Although the primary focus of the Northwest office is representing environmental and community groups in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, we often take cases with national and international scope. For example, the Northwest office is representing the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in fighting the Dakota Access Pipeline and is challenging the Bayou Bridge pipeline in Louisiana. The office is also litigating numerous cases fighting rollbacks of environmental and health protections by the Trump administration, including a reversal of a proposed ban on a dangerous pesticide, chlorpyrifos, the Trump executive order requiring the repeal of two regulations to offset the costs of any new one, and EPA’s directive to kick EPA grantees off of scientific advisory committees.

    Our office is located in the heart of downtown Seattle near the federal and state courthouses and the water front. Our goal is to produce the highest quality legal work in a diverse, inclusive, supportive, and collegial environment. The Northwest Office has a staff of 15, including 12 attorneys.

    Responsibilities

    Work closely with Staff Attorneys and clients to investigate, develop, and litigate cases.
    Participate in the full range of tasks involved in complex litigation, including factual investigation, legal research, discovery, briefing, witness preparation, and oral advocacy.
    As the attorney gains experience, typically her or his case load will include both cases for which he or she has primary responsibility under the supervision of a Staff Attorney, and cases on which he or she works in a supporting role with Staff Attorneys.
    The Associate Attorney position is a three-year positions. This position helps attorneys develop into thoughtful, professional, and effective advocates skilled in the various phases of public interest litigation. Associate attorneys often move into other positions within Earthjustice or with other public interest organizations.
    Job Requirements: Qualifications

    Law school graduate and admitted to, or willing to apply for admission to, the Washington State Bar.
    Two-to-five years of litigation experience is strongly preferred.
    Excellent research, analytic, writing and communication skills.
    Strong work ethic, initiative, sound judgment.
    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.
    Commitment to public interest work and a passion for the role of Earthjustice and its mission, including a desire to fight for the right of all to a healthy environment.
    Salary is dependent on experience and location.
    Salary range in Seattle, WA: $75,335 - $95,285 0-5 years experience
    We offer a mission-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 a:

    Resume.
    One or two page cover letter that addresses (1) why you are drawn to Earthjustice’s mission; and/or, (2) any experiences you have working with people 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=orRDbfwQ&s=Gwen_S._Cherry_Black_Women_Lawyers_Association

    We are looking to hire a candidate that is available to start any time between now and the fall of 2020. We are flexible as to start date during this period. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

    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 Mar 02, 2020
  • Tuesday, January 14, 2020 7:05 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

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    Job Title: Associate Attorney, Midwest Regional Office
    Job Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: Salary is based on experience and location. Salary range in Chicago, IL: 0-5 years $75,335 - $95,285
    Job Category Associate Attorney
    Job Description: Earthjustice is now accepting applications for an Associate Attorney to join our team of lawyers and advocates in the Midwest Regional Office.

    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 combat climate change and promote clean energy. 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 Chicago, Anchorage, Juneau, Los Angeles, Tallahassee, Miami, Honolulu, New York, Philadelphia, Denver, Seattle, Bozeman, and Washington, DC.

    The Midwest Regional Office will work across all three of Earthjustice’s program areas—climate and energy, healthy communities, and lands and wildlife.

    The Associate Attorney position is a three-year position with the opportunity for extension. Many Associates have gone on to other positions within Earthjustice and with other public interest organizations. 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 Staff Attorney or a Deputy Managing Attorney or the Managing Attorney.

    Responsibilities:

    Work closely with Staff Attorneys, a Deputy Managing Attorney, the 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 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 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 is based on experience and location.
    Salary range in Chicago, IL: 0-5 years $75,335 - $95,285

    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 Application Procedure:

    Interested candidates should submit a:

    Resume.
    One or two page cover letter that addresses each of the following: (1) aspects of your background that are relevant to the qualifications listed above; (2) why you are drawn to Earthjustice’s mission and whether there are particular legal, environmental, or justice issues that inspire you; and (3) how your time at Earthjustice would contribute to your career aspirations.
    Writing sample, preferably a legal brief or memorandum that primarily reflects your work.
    Law school transcript.
    List of three references.
    Applications are due by 2/3, and will be reviewed on a rolling basis after the due date.

    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 Feb 03, 2020
  • Friday, January 03, 2020 12:51 AM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)


    Associate General Counsel/In-House Attorney

    Responsibilities

    • Report directly to CEO/President of the company and assume responsibility for all facets of the day-to-day business legal issues arising, related to:
    • Compliance (ADA, environmental, TCPA)
    • Real Estate/Land Use (acquisitions, zoning, approvals, contracts, broker agreements, due diligence)
    • Contracts (marketing, general corporate)
    • Construction (redevelopment, permits, architects contracts, construction contracts, consultant contracts, vendor agreements)
    • Employee Litigation (worker’s comp and wage/hour claims)
    • Manufacture Issues (fraud, facility upgrades)
    • Customer Issues (complaints, fraud)
    • Loans (term, construction, administration, amendments)
    • Miscellaneous (Corporate ownership)
    • Automobile law specific (labor, part rate increases, updates to our form customer contracts).

    Qualifications

    • Must be licensed to practice in the State of Florida and a member of the Florida bar association in good standing
    • Experience with state and federal laws, rules and regulations with respect to licensing; marketing, origination, underwriting; warehouse lines of credit; and, affiliated transactions
    • Knowledge of private real estate finance, including promissory notes, mortgages, title insurance, surveys, loan closing, etc.
    • Excellent drafting skills and experience
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Ability to manage multiple short-term tasks under pressure and manage outside counsel Requirements
    • Work with minimal supervision
    • Demonstrate a sense of urgency
    • Team player with the ability to interact with attorneys, clients, and office staff in a professional manner.
    • Excellent strategic perspective to join the senior management team

    Education and/or Experience

    • Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school.
    • 5+ years of relevant experience either in-house with a real state or construction company

    Please Apply Here

  • Thursday, January 02, 2020 6:06 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)


    Property Appraiser's Office Staff Attorney

    Minimum Qualifications:  Juris Doctorate degree. Current membership in the State of Florida Bar Association is required. A minimum of two years of legislative or legal experience performing research and analysis for a legislative body or other related experience is required.  The close date is 01/12/2020.

  • Friday, December 13, 2019 12:40 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)


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    U.S. Department of Justice

     Executive Office for Immigration Review

     Miami Immigration Court

     333 South Miami Avenue, Suite 700

     Miami, FL 33130-1901

     

    SUMMER VOLUNTEER LEGAL INTERNSHIP POSITIONS


    Position Location:     Miami Immigration Court, Miami, Florida.

    Position Dates:

     

    Summer 2020.

    Description:

     

    The Miami Immigration Court is part of the United States Department of Justice’s Executive Office for Immigration Review. This prestigious position offers an excellent opportunity to develop research, writing, and analytical skills. Students will work under the direct supervision of Judicial Law Clerks and Attorney Advisors, and perform research and writing assignments for Immigration Judges. The internship is an unpaid, volunteer position with a time commitment of 40 hours per week for at least ten weeks. Students may be eligible for academic credit or educational grants, and are encouraged to contact the appropriate person at their law schools to determine eligibility.


    Qualifications:

     

    Applicants must be United States citizens and enrolled in law school at the time of the internship. Interns cannot concurrently participate in immigration or criminal clinics, or work for immigration law firms or other immigration organizations. Strong research and writing skills are necessary. Prior knowledge of immigration law is preferred, but not required. Selected applicants will be required to submit to a security background check, which takes 9 to 12 weeks to complete.


    Duties:

     

    Drafting decisions and bench memoranda, conducting research on immigration statutes, case law, regulations, and relevant criminal law, and attending intern program activities.


    Application:

     

    Please email as one PDF file a cover letter, résumé, list of three references, writing sample (no longer than 10 pages double-spaced), and unofficial transcripts to Pedro P. Diaz at pedro.diaz@usdoj.gov. Please also CC Joshua H. Wildes at joshua.h.wildes@usdoj.gov

    Inquiries may be directed to Pedro P. Diaz or Joshua H. Wildes at the emails listed above.


    Deadline:         

     

    The deadline to apply is Monday, February 24, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. 

    Interviews:

    Interviews will be conducted by telephone. 

  • Friday, December 13, 2019 12:32 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    ACLU of Florida

    STAFF ATTORNEY - IMMIGRANTS' RIGHTS

    The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Florida seeks an immigrants’-rights attorney to combat pressing civil rights and liberties issues affecting communities across the state.

    The position is based in Miami and reports to the legal director.

    The ACLU of Florida, the state’s premier civil rights advocacy organization, is a not-for-profit, nonpartisan organization that employs litigation, public policy advocacy, and public education and communications to protect and promote a broad range of constitutional issues and individual rights and freedoms, including the freedom of speech, racial justice, right to privacy, religious liberty, criminal justice reform, reproductive rights, LGBTQ rights, and immigrants’ rights.

    The ACLU of Florida is an affiliate of the national ACLU, the leading defender of civil liberties guaranteed by our nation’s Bill of Rights. The national ACLU implements its vital civil liberties mission in all 50 states in large part through affiliate entities such as the ACLU of Florida. With offices in Jacksonville, Miami (headquarters), Pensacola, and Tampa, the Florida affiliate has a $5.5M operating budget and over 30 staff positions, placing it among the larger affiliates in the nation.

    Attorneys at the ACLU of Florida play a critical leadership role in advancing the ACLU’s mission to uphold constitutional rights by developing and managing impact litigation and engaging in integrated advocacy. Attorneys work collaboratively with the national office’s various legal projects as well as with the ACLU of Florida’s communications, policy and advocacy, field, and development departments. Attorneys also play an important role in community outreach and education.

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

    The primary programmatic focus of this position will be the development of litigation and other legal advocacy projects in the area of immigrants’ rights. The staff attorney will:

    • Develop, prepare, and litigate immigrants’-rights cases at all stages in federal district and appellate courts.
    • Engage in pre-litigation, post-litigation, and non-litigation advocacy, including preparing demand letters, settlement negotiations and enforcement, advocacy materials, public testimony, and public-education resources.
    • Work closely with and provide policy analysis and legal expertise to non-legal program staff at the ACLU of Florida and ACLU National.
    • Engage regularly with the media on immigrants’-rights issues.

    OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES

    In addition to the primary responsibilities above, the staff attorney will also:

    • Develop and strengthen relationships with community partners, coalitions, stakeholders, and affected communities.
    • Prepare and deliver “know your rights” information to affected communities.
    • Respond to the legal needs of affected communities, potentially on an emergency and immediate basis.
    • Participate in legal and advocacy conferences and develop and provide CLE on pertinent topics.
    • Communicate ACLU views and positions to a variety of audiences, including judges, community residents, and policymakers, through public speaking, traditional and social media, and other means.
    • Assist the ACLU of Florida’s volunteer chapters across the state regarding local immigrants’-rights issues

    At times, the staff attorney may also be called upon to support the ACLU of Florida’s work in areas other than immigrants’ rights.

    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

    First and foremost, the candidate must have exceptional analytic, research, and writing skills.

    The only other required qualifications are that the candidate possess a J.D. and that they be a member of the Florida Bar (or able to secure Florida Bar membership within one year of the beginning of their employment).

    DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

    While no one person will have all of the qualities enumerated below, the successful candidate will bring many of the following qualifications and attributes:

    • Significant expertise and experience in the area of immigrants’ rights.
    • At least five years of federal district court or appellate litigation experience.
    • Strong and demonstrated commitment to civil rights and civil liberties consistent with the mission and goals of the ACLU.
    • Broad substantive knowledge of constitutional law.
    • Exceptional oral-advocacy skills.
    • Demonstrated experience working in fast-paced environment with a keen ability to simultaneously work on and manage multiple projects and deadlines and set priorities.
    • Enthusiasm, patience, and cultural competence to work cooperatively on a variety of projects with lawyers, organizers, and other staff members, as well as diverse community organizations and coalitions.
    • Experience working and communicating with marginalized or vulnerable communities.
    • Collaborative spirit and a sense of humor.
    • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and professionally with lawyers, paralegals, legal assistants, and clients.
    • A commitment to diversity; a personal approach that values the individual and respects differences of race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, religion, ability, and socio-economic circumstance.
    • Ability and willingness to travel and work extended hours, including nights and weekends, as needed.
    • Fluency in Spanish.

    COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
    Compensation will be commensurate with experience, within a starting range of $62,000-$83,000. The ACLU of Florida provides excellent benefits, including health and dental insurance with generous vacation, holiday, and sick leave policies, as well as a Defined Contribution 401K Retirement Plan. Base vacation leave is five weeks per year.

    APPLICATION PROCEDURE
    Please send an email to jobs@aclufl.org and attach a cover letter, resume, and two substantial writing samples demonstrating thorough legal analysis. All inquiries should include “Immigrants’ Rights Staff Attorney position” in the subject line, and all attachments should be in Microsoft Word or pdf format.

    Applicants who proceed beyond a first interview will be required to complete a research-and-writing assignment.

    Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please indicate where you learned of this job posting. No phone calls, please.

    This job description provides a general but not comprehensive list of the essential responsibilities and qualifications required. It does not represent a contract of employment. The ACLU of Florida reserves the right to change the job description and/or posting at any time without advance notice.

    The ACLU of Florida is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. The ACLU of Florida encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, or veteran status. We encourage formerly incarcerated individuals to apply. If selected for an interview, please advise if financial assistance is needed in order to attend.

    The ACLU of Florida undertakes affirmative action strategies in its recruitment and employment efforts to ensure that persons with disabilities have full opportunities for employment in all positions. Fluency in Spanish or Creole is desired but not required.

  • Wednesday, December 04, 2019 12:38 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    Florida Democratic Party

    Job Title: Deputy Voter Protection Director
    Job Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Job Type: The position is currently budgeted through December 31, 2020 and may be renewed for permanency.
    Compensation: The Florida Democratic Party offers a competitive salary and benefit package with the opportunity for growth. Salary range is competitive and commensurate with experience including excellent insurance paid fully by the employer.
    Job Category Political organizer with legal background.
    Job Description: The Florida Democratic Party (FDP) is seeking a talented Deputy Voter Protection Director (DVPD) to ensure that all eligible Floridians can cast ballots that count in 2020. The DVPD will work with the Voter Protection Director and a statewide network of Democratic Party volunteers to develop, implement and manage a robust, year-round voter protection program throughout Florida. The program will provide a systematic framework of proactive support for the 2020 coordinated campaign.
    Job Requirements: Voter Protection Duties

    The DVPD will have multiple areas of responsibility:
    Support the VPD in expanding access and defending against incursions to voting rights.
    The DVPD will research and develop strategies to expand access to the franchise, with attention to voter registration, ballot access, ballot canvassing and ballot chasing processes in all 67 counties.
    Lead the execution of voter outreach, education and intervention programs, both ongoing and specific to each election cycle.
    The DVPD will work in coordination with other FDP departments to build capacity in each of Florida’s counties, organize and train volunteers, educate voters and generate program-specific financial support.
    Build strong working relationships with other stakeholders.
    The DVPD will help build and sustain political and strategic relationships with county Supervisors of Elections and staff at the Florida Division of Elections. S/he will recruit and train county volunteers and local Voter Protection Committee members to assist with relationship maintenance.
    Design and maintain strong data and information management practices.
    Before the 2020 presidential election, the DVPD will track voting- and election-related legislation and agency rulemaking, seek information about voter protection-related lawsuits and current events, and maintain a working knowledge of general Democratic Party activities, goals and political news. Additionally, s/he will collect and record information on local voting practices, polling locations, early voting sites and vote-by-mail rules. S/he will contribute to the prioritization of voting locations within all 67 counties and the assignment of volunteers to priority locations
    Prepare for potential litigation or a recount.
    The DVPD will help develop, coordinate train and assign volunteer teams to support election-related litigation or a recount. S/he will draft and disseminate form pleadings and appropriate training materials for use of the Party’s voter protection teams in those activities. S/he will participate in the legal and factual research necessary to the successful prosecution of such efforts, making sure that volunteers timely report and thoroughly document voter protection issues before and during any litigation or recount activities. Additionally, the DVPD will be expected to cooperate with and contribute to several office-wide projects including fundraisers, large events, and other FDP gatherings.

    Qualifications and Skills

    Experience with data-driven voter protection programs, political organizing efforts, campaigns and recounts.
    Prior work as a Poll Watcher, Poll Observer or liaison to a Supervisor of Elections preferred.
    Demonstrated ability to stand up large-scale and diverse volunteer organizations that deliver results by motivating and holding volunteers accountable for their goals.
    Self-confident advocate for free and fair elections with a sophisticated understanding of racial inequalities and the history of structural racism in the state of Florida.
    Ability to organize in ways that promote racial justice in recognition of the disproportionate impact that voter intimidation and suppression have had on Florida’s communities of color.
    Excellent written and verbal communications skills in both one-on-one and group settings.
    Commitment to ensuring that all programs, deliverables and experiences are of a high quality and completed on time.
    Exceptional people skills and patience.
    Diligent work ethic: Our team will work long hours, especially as we get closer to election day. We will prioritize working smart, but we will also work hard.
    Good listener: Many of our co-workers and volunteers do not have our background or experience. They will not always know what is possible or even what to ask of us. Part of the successful candidate’s job is to listen closely, use common sense, and discern others’ true needs so that we can solve real problems.
    Positive attitude: Even amidst challenges, our team must remain optimistic and upbeat. This will make us more productive while encouraging our volunteers’ morale.
    Share Democratic Party values: Our mission is to elect all of our Florida Democratic Party candidates. You must share a passion for this mission. If you are inclined to support Republicans or be disengaged from politics, then this is not the job for you.
    A versatile team player with superb time management skills and the ability to manage multiple, complex projects and competing priorities simultaneously under strict deadlines.
    Adaptive decision maker who enjoys constant new challenges and has the ability to manage upward by leveraging limited leader time while holding volunteers accountable for their goals.
    Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint), Adobe Acrobat/Reader, VAN/Votebuilder and Google software platforms (Docs, Forms, Classroom and Sheets).
    Experience with social media platforms including Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
    Strong public speaking skills.
    Unwavering commitment to accuracy and results.
    Bachelor’s Degree and at least two cycles of political or commensurate experience.
    Self-starter with a strong commitment to Democratic Party values.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Fluency in a second language; Spanish and/or Creole are desirable.
    Experience using Dialpad, Constant Contact, Mobilize, Typeform and LBJ software platforms.
    Strategically-minded attorney with strong legal analytical skills and experience to advance client goals, solve problems creatively and push decisions forward.

    Logistics

    Must have a valid driver license, reliable mode of transportation and the ability to travel extensively at times throughout the state for more than a day at a time.
    Must be able to travel outside of the state, often for several days at a time, to national trainings and events.
    Office hours are 9:30 – 6:30, Monday through Friday. However, evening and weekend hours will be needed regularly; there will often be very long work hours after the Democratic National Convention. Specific schedules will be determined as needs dictate.
    Must have the ability to bend, stoop and lift regularly, stand for long periods of time and carry 25 lbs.

    The FDP believes that our differences enhance our strengths, and we believe that we benefit from a staff of diverse races, ethnic origins, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, economic backgrounds, abilities, and other facets of our identities.
    How to Apply E-mail a letter describing your interest in the job, your resume and a list of references to Juan Peñalosa at jobs@floridadems.org and use Deputy Voter Protection Director as the subject line. Please do not contact by phone.
    Closing Date Dec 15, 2019
  • Monday, November 25, 2019 12:46 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

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    Staff Counsel

    Position Summary:

    The Staff Counsel will be responsible for providing legal support and service to all the departments within the Marlins’ organization. This includes reviewing, drafting, negotiating, managing, and enforcing the Marlins’ business contracts and operational agreements; assisting with managing litigation matters; ensuring compliance with applicable law and MLB rules and regulations; managing worker’s compensation cases; and assisting the Vice President and General Counsel, Associate General Counsel, and other Marlins’ executives on other legal matters, as requested.

    Essential Functions:

    • Review, draft, manage, and enforce corporate sponsorship agreements, luxury suite and premium/non-premium seat agreements, and marketing agreements
    • Advise and assist in the implementation of all promotions, contests, and sweepstakes
    • Review, draft, and manage non-baseball event agreements, third-party vendor agreements, and independent contractor agreements
    • Review, draft, and manage waivers and releases for events at Marlins Park and strategize with the Marlins’ Director of Risk Management to minimize risks to the Marlins
    • Manage document production and discovery matters for Marlins’ litigation
    • Defend and maintain the Marlins’ trademark and other intellectual property rights
    • Research various legal issues and provide written and verbal legal opinions as needed
    • Provide support to the Marlins’ organization in applying for SAFETY Act certification and designation
    • Manage the worker’s compensation litigation process
    • Assist the Baseball Operations Department in preparing salary arbitration cases
    • Provide support for legal issues relating to the Marlins’ minor league, spring training, and international operations
    • Assist the Legal Department with transitioning to an electronic document management system
    • Maintain and update the electronic document management system
    • Manage the tracking database for premium and non-premium seat agreements
    • Maintain and update the database of templates for agreements, waivers, and releases
    • Support the Legal & Risk Management Departments with various tasks and special projects, as requested, including administrative support as requested

    Qualifications & Requirements:

    • Strong writing skills, analytical ability, and oral communication skills required
    • Strong organizational skills and an ability to work in a fast-paced environment required
    • Strong interpersonal skills, and a person who is positive, team-oriented, & self-starting required
    • Knowledge of the MLB salary arbitration process preferred
    • Ability to work extended hours and/or weekends as required by deadlines and event scheduling

    Suggested Education & Experience Guidelines:

    • J.D. degree from an accredited law school required
    • Bar admission or eligible for authorized house counsel certification in Florida required
    • 1-2 years legal experience in drafting and managing business contracts strongly preferred
    • Work or internship with another sports organization preferred
    • Superior record of academic achievement and leadership initiative required

    We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    Please apply here.

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