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  • Thursday, November 14, 2019 7:05 AM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

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    Associate Counsel

    52703BR

    Legal & Business Affairs

    Telemundo Enterprises

    Responsibilities

    The Business & Legal Affairs Department supports the various business units of NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises principally in the areas of vendor engagement, development, production, licensing and distribution.
     
    The Associate Counsel, Business & Legal Affairs is an entry level attorney position that will support the VP – Business & Legal Affairs and other attorneys in the department.
     
    Responsibilities include:
     
    • Under supervision of a senior attorney, negotiate, draft, review and interpret an extensive range of agreements, including, but not limited to, vendor, distribution, rights acquisition, production, and license agreements.
    • Under supervision of a senior attorney, review unscripted productions for legal and reputational risks, for discussion and analysis within the department and with key business stakeholders.


    • Assist with creating deal summaries and maintaining and otherwise administering day-to-day contractual and operational matters, including preparation letters and memoranda to internal and external clients, presentations to senior-level management, etc.
    • Provide general advice and support to the business.
    • Generally support the other attorneys and professionals in the department.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications/Requirements

    • JD degree and US bar membership.
    • 2+ years’ previous experience as a lawyer in an entertainment law firm or business/legal affairs position at a network or entertainment company.
    • Superior communication, interpersonal, drafting, analytical and organizational skills.
    • Excellent written and verbal skills. Ability to conduct business bilingually in Spanish and English preferred.
    • Proficient in Outlook Calendar, Contacts.
    • Proficient in Word, PowerPoint and Excel.

    Eligibility Requirements
    •Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered.
    • Must be willing to work in the greater Miami area, Florida.
    • Must be willing to submit to a background investigation.
    • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States.
    • Must be 18 years or older.
    • Willingness to travel and work on weekends with short notice.
    • Must be willing to facilitate personnel requirements including late and/or last minute scheduling changes in a 24/7 production work environment.

    Desired Characteristics

    • Ability to respond quickly and effectively to client concerns, questions and issues.
    • High level of integrity and discretion.
    • Ability to juggle multiple projects and tasks.
    • Ability to work with a large and disperse team of many different backgrounds.
    • Excellent client service and interpersonal skills.
    • Ability to exercise proper judgment to assess priorities.
    • Resourceful, proactive, assertive, detail-oriented and energetic.
    • Self-starter, high level of motivation, ability to work independently.
    • Ability to adapt to changing responsibilities and multiple assignments.
    • Excellent organization and follow up skills.
    • Ability to work well under pressure and with tight time constraints.
    • Proven ability to make effective decisions and solve problems.
    • Superior time management and organizational skills.

    Sub-Business

    TLMD Business & Legal Affairs

    Career Level

    Experienced

    City

    Miami

    State/Province

    Florida

    Country

    United States

    About Us

    At NBCUniversal, we believe in the talent of our people. It’s our passion and commitment to excellence that drives NBCU’s vast portfolio of brands to succeed. From broadcast and cable networks, news and sports platforms, to film, world-renowned theme parks and a diverse suite of digital properties, we take pride in all that we do and all that we represent. It’s what makes us uniquely NBCU. Here you can create the extraordinary. Join us.

    NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises is a world-class media company leading the industry in the production and distribution of high-quality, Spanish-language content to U.S. Hispanics and audiences around the world. This fast-growing multiplatform portfolio is comprised of the Telemundo Network and Station Group, Telemundo Deportes, Telemundo Global Studios, Universo, and a Digital Enterprises & Emerging Business unit. Telemundo Network features original Spanish-language entertainment, news and sports content reaching 94% of U.S. Hispanic TV households in 210 markets through 30 local stations, 51 affiliates and its national feed. Telemundo also owns WKAQ, a television station that serves viewers in Puerto Rico. Telemundo Deportes is the designated Spanish-language home of two of the world’s most popular sporting events: FIFA World Cup™ through 2026 and the Summer Olympic Games through 2032. Telemundo Global Studios is the company’s domestic and international scripted production unit including Telemundo Studios, Telemundo International Studios, Telemundo International, as well as all of the company’s co-production partnerships. As the #1 media company reaching Hispanics and millennials online, the Digital Enterprises & Emerging Business unit distributes original content across multiple platforms, maximizing its exclusive partnerships with properties such as BuzzFeed, Vox and Snapchat. Through Telemundo Internacional, the largest U.S.-based distributor of Spanish-language content in the world and Universo, the fastest growing Hispanic entertainment cable network, the company reflects the diverse lifestyle, cultural experience and language of its expanding audience. NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises is a division of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

    Notices

    NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

    Please apply here.

  • Monday, November 04, 2019 12:07 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    The United States Department of Justice

    UNITED STATES TRUSTEE PROGRAM (USTP)

    OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRUSTEE

    ATTORNEY

    51 SW FIRST AVENUE

    ROOM 1204

    MIAMI, FL 33130

    UNITED STATES

    AUST-MIAMI-11-2019

    About the Office: 

    The United States Trustee Program (Program) is seeking experienced attorney applicants for the position of Assistant United States Trustee for the Miami, FL.

    The Program is a litigating component of the U.S. Department of Justice responsible for overseeing nearly all bankruptcy cases filed in federal bankruptcy courts across the United States – including chapter 7 and 13 cases filed by consumer debtors, chapter 12 cases filed by family farmers or fishermen, and complex chapter 11 reorganization proceedings. The Program’s mission is to promote the integrity and efficiency of the nation’s bankruptcy system for the benefit of all stakeholders – debtors, creditors, and the American public. The Program was established by Congress more than 30 years ago to act as the “watchdog” of the bankruptcy system, with a headquarters in Washington, DC, led by a Director; 21 Regions managed by United States Trustees; and 90 field offices in 44 states each, managed by an Assistant United States Trustee.

    The Program is the only participant in the bankruptcy process uniquely positioned to address multijurisdictional misconduct or other issues of national scope that give rise to systemic fraud and abuse, while also effectively combatting local matters affecting the integrity of the bankruptcy system. In FY 2018, the Program took more than 30,000 actions, in and out of court, for a potential monetary impact of $2.8 billion; participated in approximately 100 appeals; and made more than 2,200 criminal referrals to our federal law enforcement partners. In addition, the Program appoints and supervises approximately 1,300 private trustees who distribute about $10 billion annually; approves credit counselors and financial education providers; and determines whether consumer debtors qualify for chapter 7 relief under the means test. In chapter 11 cases, the Program appoints trustees and examiners, when ordered, and official committees and litigates a broad range of issues enforcing the Code and seeking to hold management and professionals accountable.

    For more information about the United States Trustee Program, visit the Program’s web site at https://www.justice.gov/ust. For more information about the Miami, FL, field office, visit the web site at https://www.justice.gov/ust-regions-r21/region-21-southern-district-florida. Miami information can be found at https://www.miamidade.gov/global/home.page.

    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 Program is seeking experienced attorney applicants for the position of Assistant United States Trustee to lead and manage the Miami, Florida, field office that oversees bankruptcy cases filed Miami, FL.

    As the Assistant United States Trustee, the typical duties include the following:

    • Manage and oversee the administration of the field office, including all bankruptcy cases filed in the judicial district served by the office;
    • Advise and partner with the Executive Office and the United States Trustee on policy questions, legal issues of national importance arising in cases, and other significant matters to enhance the Program’s mission locally, and help develop and implement policies and strategies designed to faithfully execute a uniform application of bankruptcy law;
    • Supervise and manage a staff of trial attorneys, auditors, paralegals, and support staff, including assigning and monitoring work at the office and regional level in accordance with principles of shared staffing and functional consolidation;
    • Oversee and assist in difficult, complex, or precedent-setting bankruptcy cases and in developing and implementing civil enforcement and litigation strategies to address fraud and abuse identified in bankruptcy cases;
    • Carry a caseload of civil enforcement, chapter 11, and trustee oversight matters;
    • Participate or provide oversight in all appellate matters before the Bankruptcy Court Appellate Panel (if applicable), the United States District Court, and the United States Courts of Appeal;
    • Appoint and supervise all private trustees who administer bankruptcy cases filed under chapter 7, 13, and 12 of the Bankruptcy Code;
    • Provide outreach to other interested constituents and those involved in the bankruptcy systems such as the bankruptcy court, the bar, other federal and state agencies, including public speaking and conducting training, as appropriate;
    • Work with the Program’s federal and state law enforcement partners to report criminal activity identified through bankruptcy case oversight; and,
    • Work on other national projects and priorities as assigned.

    Qualifications: 

    Required Qualifications: Applicants must demonstrate excellent academic and professional credentials, superior oral and written communication skills, good judgment, and the ability to function with minimal guidance in a demanding legal environment. Further, an applicant must have a J.D. degree from an accredited law school, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction) in good standing, have at least five (5) years post-J.D. professional legal or other relevant experience advocating on behalf of clients, interpreting, or applying provisions of the United States Bankruptcy Code, the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, and related laws, rules, and regulations that arise in bankruptcy cases.

    Preferred Qualifications: In addition to the required qualifications listed above, the ideal candidate will have:

    • Three or more years’ experience in management and personnel supervision;
    • A demonstrated record of analyzing complex legal problems, interpreting statutory provisions, developing litigation strategies, and superior trial practice skills;
    • Have outstanding organizational skills and the ability to address a broad array of issues arising in a large volume of cases;
    • The ability to accurately and precisely articulate the critical issues in a wide variety of cases and projects;
    • The ability to set, manage, and balance diverse, evolving, and challenging projects and priorities;
    • Demonstrated initiative and creativity;
    • Strong information technology skills, including using data bases and IT systems to manage work;
    • Experience working with or for federal agencies; and,
    • A commitment to the highest ethical and professional standards.

    Applicants must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this vacancy announcement.

    If selected for this position, you will be required to provide official proof of J.D. Degree and Bar Membership (including certification of good standing) before a firm job offer is extended.

    Salary: 

    This position is on the AD pay scale, is a full-time and permanent position, and the possible current salary range is $106,595 to $163,900 per annum. Years and type of experience will determine the appropriate salary level.

    Travel: 

    Periodic travel is required throughout the district, the region, and the country, depending on work assignments and for training.

    Application Process: 

    This vacancy announcement is open to ALL U.S. CITIZENS

    To apply, interested candidates must submit as one PDF document:

    • A cover letter that highlights the applicant’s interest in the position, and addresses in detail how all qualifications are met;
    • A current resume that details months and years of education and employment, and states the month and year of earliest bar admission;
    • A short writing sample or part of a longer writing sample (not to exceed ten pages), which should be exclusively or primarily the applicant’s work and should include legal analysis;
    • DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (Member 4 copy) (if applicable);
    • If you are a current or former Federal employee, most recent (non-award) SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action;
    • CTAP/ICTAP documentation, (if applicable); and,
    • Schedule (A) documentation, (if applicable).

    Email the document to: ustp.employment@usdoj.gov with the subject line AUST-Miami-11-2019.

    Application Deadline: 

    Friday, November 29, 2019

    Relocation Expenses: 

    Relocation expenses may be authorized to current USTP employees only, based on USTP policy.

    Number of Positions: 

    1

    Updated October 30, 2019

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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.

  • Friday, November 01, 2019 11:33 AM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

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    Assistant Legal Counsel



    Job Details


    Job Family

    ADMIN - Professional Exempt Contractual (PEC)

    Grade

    19

    Salary

    $97,868- $122,335

    Department

    Department of Legal Affairs

    Reports To

    General Counsel

    Closing Date

    Open Until Filled

    FLSA Status

    Exempt - Not Eligible for Overtime Compensation

    First Review Date

    November 13, 2019


    Job Summary


    The Assistant Legal Counsel provides legal services college-wide as assigned by the General Counsel and provides support to the Legal Affairs department. This is a Professional Exempt Contractual (PEC) position for which an annual contract reflecting the base salary within the fiscal year (July 1st to June 30th) will be issued after ratification by Miami Dade College’s District Board of Trustees. 


    Duties & Responsibilities


    • Reviews, negotiates, and drafts contracts, leases and lease purchase agreements, memorandums and articulation agreements, and other written instruments
    • Drafts, maintains, and updates college-wide contract templates as needed or as required by law
    • Drafts legal documents and memoranda in collaboration with College administrators
    • Receives, reviews, and tracks inquiries regarding contracts, memorandums, agreements, and other legal matters pertaining to the operation of the College
    • Performs legal research, provides legal opinions, and such other assignments as directed by the General Counsel
    • Provides a high  level of professional legal service by representing and advising College on a broad range of legal areas of a nature and volume consistent with that expected within a large, metropolitan, public educational institution
    • Works with outside counsel as required in order to resolve legal assignments
    • Works with College’s Human Resources department in the resolution of employee issues as assigned by the General Counsel
    • Performs other duties as assigned

    Minimum Requirements


    • Juris Doctorate degree from an ABA accredited law school and possess membership in good standing with the Florida Bar with a minimum of five (5) years of legal experience as a licensed attorney
    • All degrees must be from a regionally accredited institution
    • Knowledge and understanding of College organization, goals and objectives, and policies and procedures
    • Knowledge of applicable Local, State and Federal laws and regulations
    • Knowledge of education law, public contracts rules and regulations, and various other areas of law including public records, technology, construction, employment, and real estate
    • Knowledge of contract development
    • Knowledge of Microsoft office software and specific computer programs related to legal research
    • Exceptional oral and written communication skills
    • Strong negotiation and legal drafting skills
    • Skill in completing assignments accurately and with attention to detail
    • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community
    • Ability to effectively present information to administrators, directors, employees, and the general public
    • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret legal opinions, general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations
    • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from employees, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community
    • Ability to coordinate with and manage outside counsels
    • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, under heavy work load, and work well under limited time constraints
    • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
    • Ability to work in a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural environment with students, faculty, and staff


    Please apply here.

  • Wednesday, October 30, 2019 3:08 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    Wilson Elser

    Commercial Litigation Associate Attorney


    10/29/19 Miami, FL

    Wilson Elser's Miami office is looking for a Commercial Litigation Associate Attorney to join a team of exceptional professionals in a collaborative environment to represent sophisticated clients confronted with complex legal challenges. 

    This is an excellent opportunity for attorneys looking to take on engaging, substantive responsibilities as part of a commercial litigation team within a national firm. 

    The FirmWilson Elser is a full-service and leading defense litigation law firm who faithfully serves our clients with more than 800 attorneys, across 39 offices in the United States and one in London. Founded in 1978, we rank among the top 200 law firms identified by The American Lawyer and 53rd in The National Law Journal's survey of the nation's largest law firms.

    The Position
    Qualifications

    • JD from an accredited Law School
    • Must be admitted to practice in the state of Florida
    • 2+ years of commercial litigation experience
    • Experience with business disputes and breach of contracts a plus
    • General and professional liability preferred
    • Excellent legal writing skills; appellate experience a plus
    • Legal project management experience is helpful

    Responsibilities

    • Independently manage a litigation caseload, working cases from beginning to end
    • Work closely with other attorneys and Partners on legal projects
    • Regularly handle court appearances and depositions
    • Communicate with clients and provide status reports

    Why Should You Apply?

    • Excellent Benefits
    • Professional development programs including in-house CLE and National Attorney Training
    • Generous PTO plan 
    • Excellent growth and advancement opportunities
    • Corporate Discount Plans
    • Flexible work space environment

    Interested?Wilson Elser is a firm who focuses their commitment to both their clients and you! Please consider joining our team by applying online or sending your credentials to AttorneyRecruiting@wilsonelser.com and putting "Miami Commercial Litigation Associate Attorney" in the subject line.

    We believe in creating a work environment free of barriers and bias, where individual outlooks and talents are respected and valued. Our firm's policy is to ensure an equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment based on race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, disability, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by the law.

    Apply Online

  • Wednesday, October 30, 2019 3:04 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    Wilson Elser

    General Liability Associate Attorney


    10/29/19 Miami, FL

    Wilson Elser's Miami office is looking for a General Liability Associate Attorney to join a team of exceptional professionals in a collaborative environment to represent sophisticated clients confronted with complex legal challenges. 

    This is an excellent opportunity for attorneys looking to take on engaging, substantive responsibilities as part of a commercial litigation team within a national firm. 

    The FirmWilson Elser is a full-service and leading defense litigation law firm who faithfully serves our clients with more than 800 attorneys, across 39 offices in the United States and one in London. Founded in 1978, we rank among the top 200 law firms identified by The American Lawyer and 53rd in The National Law Journal's survey of the nation's largest law firms.

    The Position
    Qualifications

    • JD from an accredited Law School
    • Must be admitted to practice in the state of Florida
    • 2+ years of General Liability experience
    • Experience with Negligent Security and Premises Liability
    • Excellent legal writing skills; appellate experience a plus
    • Legal project management experience is helpful

    Responsibilities

    • Independently manage a litigation caseload, working cases from beginning to end
    • Work closely with other attorneys and Partners on legal projects
    • Regularly handle court appearances and depositions
    • Communicate with clients and provide status reports

    Why Should You Apply?

    • Excellent Benefits
    • Professional development programs including in-house CLE and National Attorney Training
    • Generous PTO plan 
    • Excellent growth and advancement opportunities
    • Corporate Discount Plans
    • Flexible work space environment

    Interested? Wilson Elser is a firm who focuses their commitment to both their clients and you! Please consider joining our team by applying online or sending your credentials to AttorneyRecruiting@wilsonelser.com and putting "Miami General Liability Associate Attorney” in the subject line.

    We believe in creating a work environment free of barriers and bias, where individual outlooks and talents are respected and valued. Our firm's policy is to ensure an equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment based on race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, disability, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by the law.

    Apply Online

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

    Earthjustice is the nation’s premier nonprofit environmental law organization. We have approximately 140 attorneys working in fourteen regional offices around the country. Founded in 1971, we have a distinguished track record of using litigation and legal advocacy to achieve lasting environmental progress. We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health, to preserve magnificent places and wildlife, to advance clean energy, and to combat climate change. We partner with thousands of groups, supporters, individuals and communities to tackle the critical environmental issues of our time, and bring about positive change. We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.

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

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

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

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

    Responsibilities

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

    Earthjustice is driven by a passion for justice, partnership, and excellence. Our core values lead us to seek a broad range of perspectives and backgrounds to achieve our mission and to maintain an inclusive environment where all staff are valued and respected. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to employment practices that ensure that employees and applicants for employment are provided with equal opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or any other factor that is not related to the position.

    For positions located within the City and County of San Francisco: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment-qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
    Job Requirements: Law school graduate admitted, or willing to apply for admission, to the New York State Bar.
    At least seven years of litigation experience, including top-notch legal research, writing and oral advocacy skills.
    The ideal candidate will have experience working with community groups, including those representing communities of color, low-income communities, and environmental justice communities.
    For the climate and energy-focused position, knowledge and experience in energy and climate law is preferred, but not required.
    Initiative, good judgment, and a strong work ethic.
    A commitment to public interest work and a passion for Earthjustice’s mission.
    Ability to work both independently and in collaboration with others.
    Demonstrated awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds and orientations.
    Commitment to help create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce and culture that encourages and celebrates differences.
    We offer a mission- and employee-focused work environment and a competitive compensation package, including excellent benefits. Earthjustice is an equal opportunity employer and highly values diversity.

    Salary is based on number of years of litigation experience and location.
    Salary range in New York, NY: $145,000+
    How to Apply Interested candidates should submit a:

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

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

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

    Jan 01, 2020

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

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    ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR - SCHOOL OF LAW

    Job location: Coral Gables, FL

    Employment Type: Full-time

    Posted data: 2019-09-11

    Req:  R100034908


    Current Employees:

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Careers

    SR. MANAGER, CREW CLAIMS & LITIGATION

    Date Posted: 9/24/2019

    About Us

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

    Job Description

    Position Summary:

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

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

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

    Job Requirements

    Qualifications:

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

    Knowledge and Skills:

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

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

    Apply Here

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

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    Assistant Federal Public Defender

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


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

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    Assistant Federal Public Defender

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

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


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


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