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  • Monday, May 09, 2022 8:56 PM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)

    Weiss, Serota, Helfman, Cole, and Bierman, P.L. is looking for a transactional construction attorney to help local governments with construction transactions and contracts. 

    Position requirements include: extensive experience in municipal work, construction contract drafting and negotiations, knowledge of public construction bid procedures and protests, procurement issues, construction litigation experience a plus but not required. Highly competitive salary and excellent benefits. 

    Offices in Coral Gables, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, and Tampa.

    Please reach contact Susan Trevarthen at strevarthen@wsh-law.com if you are interested.

  • Monday, May 02, 2022 11:34 PM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)


    Job Title: Workers’ Compensation Defense Associate Attorney
    Job Location: Orlando, FL
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: $90,000.000-105,000.00, commensurate with experience. 
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description: Firm Description:
    Established in 1984, Zimmerman Kiser Sutcliffe is one of the largest law firms in Central Florida, is AV-rated through Martindale-Hubbell, has earned a respected reputation within the business and legal community as a firm that achieves results, and has been repeatedly named one of the top 100 best places to work by the Orlando Sentinel. ZKS offers competitive salaries, superb benefits, and a congenial, community-oriented culture.
    Summary:
    Zimmerman Kiser Sutcliffe has an immediate opening for a Workers’ Compensation Associate Attorney. This ideal candidate will have at least 5 years of experience practicing Workers’ Compensation law in Florida.
    Supervisory Responsibilities: Assigns work to department legal assistants.
    Qualifications:
    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the Duties and Responsibilities above satisfactorily and meet the requirements below. The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. If you need such an accommodation, please contact Human Resources.

    Responsibilities, Skills and Abilities:
    • Provide exceptional, determined legal representation to clients through memorable interpersonal connections.
    • Desire to utilize a strong set of ethics.
    • Aggressively fight for the rights of the clients.
    • Handle all functions of the case from initial client meeting through to case completion required.
    • Motion practice, trial experience, and litigation procedures.
    • Experience with workers' compensation law.
    • Client focus, collaboration/teambuilding skills, communication proficiency, leadership, and problem solving/analysis.
    • Ability to work at a fast pace with frequent deadlines.
    • Local area and occasional overnight travel possible.
    • Portable business is a strong plus, but not required.
    Education and Experience:
    • Licensed in the State of Florida (Required).
    • 5+ years' experience in Workers' Compensation Defense in Florida (Required).
    Physical Requirements:
    • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
    • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.
    Work Environment:
    • Onboarding and training are likely to occur on-site, although the team is working from home on a scheduled basis. Successful candidates will feel confident about their ability to effectively and collaboratively work from home.
    • We are committed to following COVID safety policies and CDC protocols in the office and have had no in-office spread.

    Other Duties:
    Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
    Job Requirements: • Licensed in the State of Florida (Required).
    • 5+ years' experience in Workers' Compensation Defense in Florida (Required).
    How to Apply Submit your resume to Rebecca Schulte (rschulte@zkslawfirm.com) and Julianne Vosika (jvosika@zkslawfirm.com).
    Closing Date May 25, 2022
  • Wednesday, April 27, 2022 10:43 PM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)

    ABOUT THE POSITION:

    The Palm Beach County Value Adjustment Board (VAB) is seeking a private attorney to serve as VAB Counsel.  VAB Counsel’s primary role is to advise the VAB on all aspects of the VAB review process to ensure all actions taken by the VAB and its appointees meet the requirements of law. Counsel must advise the board in a manner that will promote and maintain a high level of public trust and confidence in the administrative review process. VAB Counsel is not an advocate for either party in a VAB proceeding.

     

    MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

    • Juris Doctor degree
    • Current membership in The Florida Bar 
    • Five (5) years of professional experience practicing law
    • Must be an attorney in private practice
    • Real estate and local government experience preferred

     

    SPECIAL REQUIREMENT:

    VAB counsel is prohibited from representing the property appraiser, the tax collector, any taxing authority, or any property owner in any administrative or judicial review of property taxes.

     

    SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

    • Knowledge of F.A.C., Rule Chapter 12D-9 and F.S. 194
    • Knowledge of the statutory provisions that govern Value Adjustment Board (VAB) procedures
    • Extensive knowledge in the role of evidence in quasi-judicial hearings
    • Ability to provide expert legal advice to the VAB and other officials of the department
    • Ability to interpret and clarify applicable law (statutes, case law and rules)
    • Ability to communicate clearly, concisely, orally and in writing

     

    ROLE OF POSITION:

    The successful candidate will perform the following functions:

    • Ensures VAB proceedings are fair and consistent with Florida law
    • Advises VAB of the actions necessary for compliance with Florida law
    • Advises VAB regarding matters including: composition and quorum requirements; statutory training and qualification requirements for special magistrates and members of the VAB; legal requirement for recommended decisions and final decisions; public meeting and open government laws; any other duties, responsibilities, actions, or requirements of the VAB or its members under applicable law
    • Answers legal questions from VAB Clerk staff and special magistrates
    • Advises the VAB and VAB Clerk staff and special magistrates in all legal matters affecting the VAB
    • Reviews and responds to written complaints alleging noncompliance with the law by the VAB, special magistrates, VAB clerk, and the parties
    • Conducts annual VAB orientation for all special magistrates
    • Reviews taxpayer letters requesting a review of special magistrates’ recommendations and makes recommendations to the VAB after file review
    • Keeps VAB members and VAB Clerk staff updated on laws, statutes, rules, case law, and Department of Revenue bulletins, directives and guidance affecting the VAB
    • Attends all VAB meetings
    • Is available to attend all VAB hearings, typically conducted October through March
    • Reviews requests for late-filed petitions and determines if “good cause” exists to accept or deny the late-filed petition
    • Reviews requests to reschedule petitions
    • Addresses lawsuits filed against the VAB
    • Audits special magistrate worksheets for compliance
    • Performs other functions deemed necessary by the VAB

     

    To apply, please submit your resume and desired hourly compensation to HR@mypalmbeachclerk.com no later than May 31st. Salary is depended on qualifications. 


  • Tuesday, April 19, 2022 11:07 AM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)

    Assistant United States Attorney (Civil)                                        Location:  Ft. Myers

    Closing Date: 05/03/2022
    https://www.usajobs.gov/job/649595500

    If you have questions, contact Deputy Chief Yohance Pettis at yohance.pettis@usdoj.gov.

    Duties:

    The candidate selected for this vacancy will be responsible for defensive tort and employment discrimination arenas. The position offers a dynamic civil practice with a challenging mix of cases, and represents a great opportunity for an attorney seeking greater autonomy and litigation experience. The defensive tort docket includes catastrophic medical malpractice cases and other significant defensive Federal Tort Claims Act litigation. The employment discrimination docket presents an array of challenging cases that yields significant trial experience, including jury trials, to civil AUSAs. Civil AUSAs enjoy a high degree of camaraderie in a cohesive, self-supporting work environment.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    Applicants should have excellent academic credentials and some litigation experience, preferably at least three years. Applicants also should be computer literate, possess superior oral and written communication skills, have strong character and excellent interpersonal skills, have the capacity to function with minimal guidance in a highly demanding environment, and have a strong commitment to public service.
  • Tuesday, April 19, 2022 11:04 AM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)


    Assistant United States Attorney (Appellate)                                                             
    Location:  To be Determined. 
    Closing Date: 
    05/03/2022
    https://www.usajobs.gov/job/649604200

    If you have questions, contact Assistant U.S. Attorney Yvette Rhodes at yvette.rhodes@usdoj.gov or (813) 274-6271.

    Duties:

    The United States Attorney's Office, Middle District of Florida (MDFL), is seeking an experienced attorney interested in working in our Appellate Division responsible for handling criminal and civil appeals. The MDFL is headquartered in Tampa and has branch offices in Orlando, Jacksonville, Fort Myers and Ocala. This position can be filled in any of our 5 offices. Please be sure to state your location preference in your cover letter.

    The candidate selected for this vacancy will be responsible for handling criminal appeals and civil appeals on behalf of the United States and its agencies, almost exclusively in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Appellate AUSAs draft briefs, motions, and responses and present oral argument before the Eleventh Circuit; these responsibilities require appellate AUSA to evaluate district-court proceedings, to analyze opposing briefs, to conduct legal research, and to develop compelling legal arguments, both orally and in writing. Appellate AUSAs also advise other AUSAs in the office on legal issues and strategies.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    Applicants should have excellent academic credentials and some litigation experience, preferably at least three years. Applicants also should be computer literate, possess superior oral and written communication skills, have strong character and excellent interpersonal skills, have the capacity to function with minimal guidance in a highly demanding environment, and have a strong commitment to public service.
      

     

    The U.S Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Florida is establishing a Post-Conviction Section that will be apart of the Appellate Division. A forma hiring announcement is pending. The MDFL is headquartered in Tampa and has branch offices in Orlando, Jacksonville, Fort Myers and Ocala. This position can be filled in any of our 5 offices. 

    If you have questions, contact Assistant U.S. Attorney Yvette Rhodes at yvette.rhodes@usdoj.gov or at (813) 274-6271.

  • Tuesday, April 19, 2022 11:03 AM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)


    Job Title: Attorney
    Job Location: Miami, Florida, 33126, United States
    Job Type: Full-time
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description:
    Overview
    We are not just offering a job but a meaningful career! Come join our passionate team!
    As a Fortune 50 company, we hire the best employees to serve our customers, making us a leader in the insurance and financial services industry. State Farm embraces diversity and inclusion to ensure a workforce that is engaged, builds on the strengths and talents of all associates, and creates a Good Neighbor culture.
    We offer competitive benefits and pay with the potential for an annual financial award based on both individual and enterprise performance. Our employees have an opportunity to participate in volunteer events within the community and engage in a learning culture. We offer programs to assist with tuition reimbursement, professional designations, employee development, wellness initiatives, and more!
    Visit our Careers page for more information on our benefits , locations and the process of joining the State Farm team!
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    Responsibilities
    Ayenn C. Stark & Associates, insurance staff counsel for State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, seeks an insurance defense attorney. First or second chair trial experience is preferred, and/or some insurance civil litigation experience to join our Miami, Florida office. Former Assistant Public Defenders and Assistant State Attorneys are encouraged to apply. Candidates must possess knowledge of trial work, outstanding research abilities, excellent written and oral advocacy skills, and strong software/technological skills. Competitive candidates will be well organized, detail oriented and able to independently manage a caseload where all work is time sensitive. The selected candidate should plan to spend time working both in the office and from home as part of a hybrid work arrangement. Work arrangements could change over time based on business needs.
    Located in Miami, Florida, we enjoy an active, busy civil trial practice primarily Miami-Dade County, and some Monroe County. We provide a congenial, team-oriented professional work environment with skilled support staff, competitive salary and exceptional benefits.
    Qualifications
    Must have a law degree from ABA accredited law school and excellent academic credentials
    Must have active license to practice law in Florida and be a member in good standing of the Florida Bar
    3 to 10 years legal experience is required
    Insurance defense experience is preferred, but not required
    Jury trial experience in either civil or criminal is preferred, but not required
    Experience directing support staff on clerical and administrative matters related to lawsuit handling
    Strong automation/technological skills for lawsuit handling and courtroom presentation
    Experience working in a paperless electronic environment

    **Applicants are required to be eligible to lawfully work in the U.S. immediately; employer will not sponsor applicants for US work authorization for this opportunity.
    JT18
    #LI-LF1
    Apply Here: https://www.click2apply.net/KMJrMVhaVxEJOfmpxIXG2z
    PI173679842
    Job Requirements: Applicants are required to be eligible to lawfully work in the U.S. immediately; employer will not sponsor applicants for US work authorization for this opportunity.
    How to Apply Apply Here: https://www.click2apply.net/KMJrMVhaVxEJOfmpxIXG2z
    Closing Date May 14, 2022
  • Monday, April 11, 2022 2:00 PM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)

    The Broward County Attorney’s Office is accepting applications for the position of an Assistant County Attorney in the areas of environmental, land use, and administrative law.  Membership in The Florida Bar is required.  Strong academic record and effective oral and written communication skills are essential.  A minimum of seven (7) years’ legal work experience is preferred.  Must have ability to represent the County in various types of local government administrative and civil proceedings and provide legal advice to departmental staff.  Must have diligent work ethic, strong interpersonal skills, and be a team player.  Strong benefits and competitive salary based on experience.  Candidates desiring flexible working arrangements may be considered.  Position open until filled.  Send resume to Michael C. Owens, Senior Assistant County Attorney at mowens@broward.org.  Please note that any submission will become a public record upon receipt.

  • Tuesday, April 05, 2022 3:31 AM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)


    Job Title: Policy Advocate, Northwest Regional
    Job Location: Seattle, WA
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: $111,200 - $123,500
    Job Category Policy Advocate
    Job Description: For the full description, visit the application page linked below. 
    Earthjustice’s Northwest Office advocates for a swift and equitable transition from fossil fuels to clean energy, fights to protect communities from health threats and environmental injustice, and defends the Pacific Northwest’s imperiled species, old-growth forests, and vibrant waters. The Northwest Office focuses on defending the environment and people of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho but also takes on cases with national scope or that address programmatic priorities outside of the region. There are currently 16 professional staff, including 13 attorneys, in the office.
    We are looking to add a Policy Advocate to our team. The Northwest Policy Advocate will be responsible for developing and implementing both legislative and administrative strategies in Washington, focusing at first on clean energy and transportation issues through an equity lens. The Policy Advocate’s docket could eventually expand to include a broader array of environmental issues impacting the Pacific Northwest region. The Policy Advocate will be a member of Earthjustice’s Northwest Regional Office, based in Seattle. Travel to Olympia, WA will be expected, and hybrid/remote work from the Olympia area will be considered. This role may be based in Seattle or remotely from Western Washington. 
    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, Bozeman, Chicago, Denver, Honolulu, Juneau, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Seattle, Tallahassee, and Washington, DC.
    Due to Covid-19, Earthjustice staff are temporarily working remotely from approved locations.
    Job Requirements: -At least four years’ demonstrated experience working with legislative service, lobbying, and/or government relations.
    -Graduate Degree preferred.
    -Prior experience working in coalitions to develop and run a lobbying campaign.
    -Ability to handle multiple tasks and projects and meet deadlines.
    -Excellent writing and oral communications skills, including experience in working with traditional and social media.
    -Detail oriented and good organizational skills.
    -Proven ability to work in coalitions and with allies.
    -Entrepreneurial spirit with proven ability to work independently and proactively.
    -Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to build relationships and work collaboratively with a diverse set of clients and partner organizations.
    -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.
    -Ability to juggle competing demands while maintaining a cool head and sense of humor.
    -Experience with state and federal environmental laws, environmental justice, and/or clean energy issues a plus.
    -Spanish language skills a plus. 
    How to Apply https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=o3v5ifwF&s=Gwen_S._Cherry_Black_Women_Lawyers_Association
    Closing Date Apr 17, 2022
  • Tuesday, April 05, 2022 3:30 AM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)


    Job Title: Associate Attorney, Toxic Exposure & Health Program
    Job Location: New York, NY
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: $87,400-$109,900
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description: For the full description, please visit the application page. 

    Earthjustice seeks an Associate Attorney to join the Toxic Exposure & Health Program. This position will begin in 2022 in New York, NY.
    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 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 Associates work throughout their tenure under the supervision of a Senior Attorney or the Managing Attorney.
    The work of the Toxic Exposure & Health Program is at the heart of Earthjustice’s mission to defend the right of all people to live, work, and raise children in a healthy environment. The attorney selected for this position will work closely with other professionals (attorneys, scientists, policy analysts, communications experts) seeking to protect families, communities, and populations—especially those most exposed or susceptible to harm—from toxic chemicals in the workplace, in consumer products, in the built environment, and in the outside environment. The attorney also will partner with Earthjustice staff who focus on securing clean air, clean water, and sustainable food and agriculture.
    Exposure to toxic chemicals is linked to chronic diseases and health conditions, many of which are on the rise as toxic exposures have increased. The goal of the Toxic Exposure & Health Program is to use litigation and other legal advocacy to ensure that all people have safe workplaces and neighborhoods, access to safe drinking water and food, and live in homes that are free of hazardous chemicals. In recent years, attorneys doing this work have won a groundbreaking lawsuit requiring EPA to improve its lead hazard standards, successfully petitioned the Consumer Product Safety Commission to ban a toxic class of flame retardants in consumer products, prevailed in a challenge to rules that would have allowed EPA to ignore the risks posed by legacy uses of toxic substances, such as lead in drinking water pipes, when it conducts chemical risk evaluations, and sued the United States Department of Defense for incinerating toxic PFAS chemicals without environmental review.
    Our goal is to produce the highest quality legal work in a diverse, inclusive, supportive, and collegial environment. 
    Due to Covid-19, Earthjustice staff are currently working remotely from approved locations through April 27, 2022.
    Job Requirements: -Law school graduate and admitted to, or qualified and willing to apply for admission to, the New York State Bar.
    -0-5 years of litigation experience.
    -Science background preferred.
    -Excellent legal research, writing, analytical, and communication skills.
    -Strong work ethic, good judgment, initiative, and creativity.
    -Demonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and orientations.
    -Ability and desire to contribute 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.
    How to Apply https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=orv5ifw3&s=Gwen_S._Cherry_Black_Women_Lawyers_Association
    Closing Date Apr 18, 2022
  • Friday, April 01, 2022 11:44 AM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)

    Senior Attorney – Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. Health, and Income Maintenance Unit 

    Full-time Exempt Position 

    Legal Services of Greater Miami and its 30 lawyers have provided legal representation to low-income communities for 56 years. The firm is a leader in the legal aid community and has been recognized for its creative and aggressive advocacy for its clients. 

    Legal Services is seeking a full-time Florida licensed attorney with a minimum of 5-years’ experience to work in its Health and Income Maintenance Unit. In addition to the essential functions and responsibilities of a Staff Attorney, the Senior Attorney is responsible for assisting the Advocacy Director of the assigned Unit in the development, supervision, leadership, and substantive advocacy of the Unit. The Senior Attorney is the back up to the Advocacy Director, performs all Advocacy Director duties in the absence of the Advocacy Director, and is a member of management. The Senior Attorney performs some or all of the following responsibilities as determined by the Advocacy Director based on the needs of the Unit. 

    Assist Advocacy Director with day-to-day Unit operations by supervising assigned Unit staff; providing clear, meaningful instructions to casehandlers and law clerks regarding case handling and intake-related questions; reviewing advice-only intake cases; and resolving conflicts. 

    Conduct administrative duties as needed, including but not limited to preparing intake schedules. 

    Effectively and efficiently run case review as requested, making appropriate case acceptance decisions. 

    Assist Advocacy Director to ensure compliance with all grants and contracts assigned to the Unit. 

    Direct Unit projects, including coordination of the development and implementation of projects, and providing guidance and instruction to staff assigned to oversee projects, so as to deliver high quality services and achieve project goals in a timely manner. 

    Identify cross-Unit issues, and cooperatively work with other Units to meet the legal needs of clients. 

    Assist Advocacy Director lead the Unit in developing strategies for the delivery of creative, effective advocacy. 

    A minimum of 2-years’ experience in supervising staff with general knowledge of public benefits; healthcare litigation a plus. 

    • Co-counsel cases with Unit members. 

     Excellent benefit package and competitive non-profit salary. Comprehensive fringe benefits package includes paid holidays, paid vacation (which after two years, increases to four weeks per year), sick leave (15 days per year), five additional leave days. Full-time employees may participate in our benefits program on the 1st of the month following the date of hire. Our benefits include fully paid health insurance for employee & dependents, fully paid dental coverage for employees, dependents may also be included at a minimum fee, fully paid life insurance and Long-Term Disability policy as well as retirement savings plans with employer contributions after six months of service. 

    Submit resume, cover letter and writing sample. Please specify this position on the cover letter. 

    Apply for the Senior Attorney position – Health and Income Maintenance Unit using the link below: 

    Click Here to Apply

    In recruiting for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that each can bring in terms of education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and beliefs. Legal Services of Greater Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

    LSGMI Senior Attorney Job Ad.pdf

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