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  • Thursday, September 23, 2021 12:55 AM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)

    VP, Assistant General Counsel -Commercial Bank - Innovations & Products Digital Attorney

    Job Identification - 210150600

    Job Category - Counsel

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    Locations

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

    Job Schedule - Full time

    Job Shift - Day

    Job Description

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

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

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

    The Commercial Banking Innovation & Products and Shared Services Legal team is seeking a talented attorney to provide transactional and strategic legal support to the Commercial Banking Innovation and Transformation team, with a significant focus on complex product development related to business-led transformation, digitization and simplification initiatives. 

    This position will report directly to the Head of Innovation & Products and Shared Services Legal.  The position will be based in Plano, TX or Chicago, IL.

    Responsibilities will include: 

    • Providing strategic, commercially pragmatic and trusted legal advice to the business as to the reasonableness or viability of digital products and services (including digital payment products and services).  
    • Partnering closely with the business and product partners to understand the digital vision and strategy and be positioned to identify issues or concerns early-on and propose possible solutions in a timely manner.
    • Drafting and simplifying legal agreements and disclosures used throughout the digital channels.
    • Issue-spotting, researching and appropriately escalating risks and concerns related to anti-trust, data aggregation and data use, ESIGN, ADA, TCPA, UDAAP/UDAP, UETA, and GLBA.
    • Providing ongoing support and assistance to business clients, the rest of Commercial Bank Legal and other legal teams and functional partners as to contract interpretation, new business initiatives, and regulatory rule making (including in the alternative and emerging payments space and overall payments industry).
    • Benchmarking legal best practices and strategies in the technology and fintech industry.
    • Collaborating with other functional partners to ensure appropriate awareness and escalation of issues as they arise.
    • Participating in legal department and/or cross line of business initiatives and projects, including responding to regulatory requests in the digital and payments space and fostering awareness of emerging digital and payments issues across Commercial Bank legal.
    • Working with the Regulatory team to identify and review new statutes and regulations that have a digital impact and develop a response to such statutes and regulations.
    • Providing ongoing review and issue-spotting for existing client-facing digital platforms and communications related to the platforms, as well as assisting in the roll-out of new platforms.
    • Managing external counsel when engaged to give advice on a particular issue.

    Qualifications: 

    • At least 7+ years of relevant legal experience at a law firm and/or in-house legal department at a fintech, large bank, regulator or other financial services company is strongly preferred
    • Knowledge of the state and federal laws related to digital payments, digital, payments and/or technology matters is strongly preferred 
    • Experience in collaborating on a broad range of business strategies and has a reputation for providing valued independent counsel and wise judgment
    • Strategic and visionary in anticipating legal issues for different businesses and business models
    • Ability to prioritize work, effectively manage a large number of issues at one time, and interact effectively with senior management
    • Ability to understand the business needs and develop collaborative relationships with internal partners across the supported businesses, and the firm 
    • Effective and efficient problem solver; strong organizational and project management skills
    • Self-starter; ability to deliver high-quality results under tight deadlines
    • Strong verbal and written communications skills
    • Attorney must be licensed to practice law and a member in good standing in the state/ jurisdiction in which the position is based or otherwise in compliance with the in-house counsel registration rules of that state/jurisdiction
    • All candidates for roles in the Legal Department must successfully complete a conflicts of interest clearance review prior to commencement of employment 

    About Us

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

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

    Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veterans

    About the Team

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


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

  • Thursday, September 23, 2021 12:51 AM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)

    VP, Assistant General Counsel - Commercial Banking  

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     Chicago, IL, United States and 1 more

    Job Identification - 210158102

    Job Category - Counsel

    Locations

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

    Job Schedule: Full time

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    Job Description

    VP Attorney for Middle Market Banking and Specialized Industries

    About Us

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

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

    Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/VeteransAbout the Team

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

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

  • Friday, September 03, 2021 1:04 AM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)

    The UCLA Voting Rights Project is seeking to hire a staff attorney with litigation experience for the 2022 redistricting cycle and beyond. The UCLA Voting Rights Project is a leading national voting rights organization housed within the UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Initiative (LPPI) and works to ensure an accessible and equitable system of voting through impact litigation, research, and clinical education to expand access to the ballot box.  The project has litigated cases before the 5th Circuit on the right to vote during the COVID-19 pandemic, acted as expert witnesses in multiple voting rights cases in Texas, Pennsylvania, and Missouri, and is litigating vote dilution cases all over the United States.

    This position is designed for someone with over 2 years of legal experience and/or clerking experience and is considering a career in civil rights litigation and advocacy. Reporting to the Legal Director, the staff attorney will play a critical role in the Voting Rights Project, developing and litigating high-impact cases, managing an ongoing docket of cases and matters, and investigating potential voting rights violations. 

    What you’ll do:

    • Develop impact litigation and help the Director of Litigation shape a legal docket that advances the organization’s goals and responds to emerging threats to the ballot box
    • Conduct legal research, investigate new voting rights cases, act as a lead or co-lead on VRP litigation, writing legal briefs and memorandum. 
    • Participate in trial practice in both federal and state courts. 
    • Draft and/or coordinate amicus briefs in cases of constitutional significance, both in federal and state courts.
    • Prepare and present testimony before legislative bodies and administrative agencies.

    Qualifications:

    • Juris doctor from an accredited law school and admission to state bar or District of Columbia bar. 
    • Exceptional legal research, writing, analytical, and oral communication skills.
    • At least 2 years of trial and/or appellate litigation experience in federal or state courts or 1-2 years of clerkship experience.

    How to Apply:

    Please go to: hr.mycareer.ucla.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=81239

  • Friday, September 03, 2021 1:02 AM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)


    Job Title: Associate Attorney, Fossil Fuels Program
    Job Location: New Orleans, Chicago, or remote
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: Salary is based on experience and location: New Orleans, LA: 1-5 years $76,200 - $93,400, Chicago, IL: 1-5 years $85,100 - $104,400
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description: https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=ozhFgfwv&s=Gwen_S._Cherry_Black_Women_Lawyers_Association
    Job Requirements: https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=ozhFgfwv&s=Gwen_S._Cherry_Black_Women_Lawyers_Association
    How to Apply https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=ozhFgfwv&s=Gwen_S._Cherry_Black_Women_Lawyers_Association
    Closing Date Oct 01, 2021
  • Saturday, August 28, 2021 4:20 PM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)

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    ASSISTANT COUNTY ATTORNEY

    PALM BEACH COUNTY

    The Palm Beach County Attorney’s Office is accepting applications for the position of Assistant County Attorney.  Membership in the Florida Bar is required.  Effective oral and written communication skills are essential.  A minimum of two (2) years’ civil law experience is preferred, but exceptional candidates with less experience may be considered.  Must have ability to represent the County in various types of local government transactional matters, and provide legal advice to departmental, administrative and elected officials. Department representation before administrative boards or magistrates may be required.  Experience in local government, construction law, transactional law, land use, or code enforcement is preferred. We are willing to grow talented, motivated individuals that are interested in building a great career in a top notch organization with great benefits.  Must have excellent work ethic, strong interpersonal skills, and be a team player. Competitive salary based on experience. Position open until filled. Resumes submitted in response to the prior ad will be considered and need not be resubmitted. Send resume to Robert Banks, Chief Assistant County Attorney, 301 North Olive Avenue – Suite 601, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 or by email to:  COATTYemail@pbcgov.org.

    EO/AA Employer M/F/H/V (DFWP)

  • Tuesday, August 17, 2021 11:26 PM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)
    Job Location: Chicago
    Job Type: Full-time
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description: Quarles & Brady LLP seeks a junior level associate with 1-3 years of experience to join the Commercial Litigation practice in the Chicago office. Applicants should have experience in researching and drafting legal memoranda, drafting and arguing motions, drafting and responding to discovery, handling document production, and taking depositions. In addition, the successful candidate must have a strong academic record, paired with the skills, enthusiasm and commitment to become a partner at this firm. Qualified applicants should submit cover letter, resume, law school transcript and a writing sample online. Quarles & Brady LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
    Job Requirements: Applicants should have experience in researching and drafting legal memoranda, drafting and arguing motions, drafting and responding to discovery, handling document production, and taking depositions. In addition, the successful candidate must have a strong academic record, paired with the skills, enthusiasm and commitment to become a partner at this firm.
    How to Apply Qualified applicants should submit cover letter, resume, law school transcript and a writing sample online at quarles.com
    Closing Date Sep 11, 2021


  • Tuesday, August 17, 2021 11:24 PM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)
    Job Location: Washington, DC
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: Salary range in Washington, DC: $151,100+
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description:
    Earthjustice is the premier nonprofit environmental law organization. We take on the biggest, most precedent-setting cases across the country. We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health; to preserve magnificent places and wildlife; to advance clean energy; and to combat climate change. We partner with thousands of groups, supporters, individuals and communities to engage the critical environmental issues of our time, and bring about positive change. We are guided by a passionate, ambitious vision for the future for people and our planet: until justice stands for all, we will never rest. We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.
    Founded in 1971, Earthjustice has a distinguished track record of achieving significant, lasting environmental protections. We achieve this by hiring people who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment. Our headquarters are in San Francisco with offices in Anchorage, Juneau, Los Angeles, Tallahassee, Honolulu, New York, Philadelphia, Denver, Seattle, Bozeman, Miami and Washington, DC.
    The Biodiversity Defense Program of Earthjustice is seeking to hire a Senior Attorney whose docket will focus on advocating for key policy initiatives from the Biden Administration. The position will initially prioritize administrative and legislative advocacy over litigation work but that prioritization could shift in the future as needed to address critical biodiversity issues. The position is available immediately.
    Earthjustice launched a new Biodiversity Defense Program in the summer of 2021 to build upon our 50-year legacy of protecting wildlife species and their habitat by focusing renewed attention on the biggest drivers of biodiversity loss, including habitat destruction and over-exploitation of wildlife. The program’s work will bring Earthjustice’s strategic, collaborative, and hard-hitting approach to environmental protection into new geographies and issues. In addition, because this work is immense and intersectional, a key piece of this program’s strategy is partnering with our 14 regional offices and programs to add litigation and policy knowledge to their work and to build new partnerships. Further, we aim to advance policies to protect habitat critical to the survival of species, such as a national plan to permanently protect America’s carbon-dense and biodiverse old-growth forests, reform of the federal oil and gas leasing program, and promulgation of regulations to implement the Endangered Species Act.
    Responsibilities
    Lead advocacy campaigns to advance policies essential to protecting and restoring biodiversity, including through outreach to administrative and legislative decision makers, close coordination with existing allies and partners, and development of new partnerships.
    Work closely with other attorneys and Policy and Legislative staff to attain policy gains. Work with our Communications team, as well as clients and partners, to conduct effective outreach and leverage legal advocacy to obtain positive change and results.
    As needed, undertake litigation work to advance program goals.
    Train and mentor associate attorneys, including by building their skills in the course of administrative and, potentially, legal advocacy.
    Job Requirements: Qualifications
    Law school graduate and admitted to, or willing to apply for admission to, the bar association of the jurisdiction where the position is located.
    At least 6 years of policy experience.
    Demonstrated ability to effectively litigate complex cases—including the full range of litigation tasks, such as factual investigation, legal research, discovery, briefing, and courtroom advocacy—will be a plus factor for any candidate, but is not essential. However, interest in and willingness to undertake litigation work as needed is required.
    Excellent research, analytic, writing and communication skills.
    Experience collaborating with diverse allies and partners in advocacy work.
    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.

    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 the following here: https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=oFvjgfwt&s=Gwen_S._Cherry_Black_Women_Lawyers_Association

    Resume
    One or two page cover letter explaining your interest in this position and the skills you would bring to it.
    Writing sample, preferably a piece of advocacy writing that primarily reflects your work.
    Law school transcript.
    List of three references
    Please reach out to jobs@earthjustice.org if you are having technical difficulties submitting your application. No phone calls, drop-ins, or hard copies.
    Earthjustice 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 Sep 17, 2021


  • Tuesday, August 17, 2021 11:23 PM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)
    Job Location: New York, NY and Los Angeles, CA
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: Salary range in New York, New York: $93,800 - $109,900 Salary range in Los Angeles, California: $89,100 - $104,400
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description: Earthjustice seeks an associate attorney to join our work that prioritizes frontline communities who are burdened with the most pollution and environmental harms while being excluded from environmental benefits provided to other communities. We work with community leaders to challenge the environmental and social status quo, helping communities change the conditions in which they live.
    Earthjustice is the premier nonprofit environmental law organization. We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health; to preserve magnificent places and wildlife; to advance clean energy; and to combat climate change. We partner with thousands of groups, supporters, individuals and communities to engage the critical environmental issues of our time and bring about positive change. We are guided by a passionate, ambitious vision for the future for people and our planet: until justice stands for all, we will never rest. We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.
    Founded in 1971, Earthjustice has a distinguished track record of achieving significant, lasting environmental protections. We achieve this by hiring people who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment. Our headquarters are in San Francisco with offices in Anchorage, Chicago, Juneau, Los Angeles, Tallahassee, Honolulu, New York, Philadelphia, Denver, Seattle, Bozeman, and Washington, DC. While each of our offices work with local communities, the Community Partnerships Program consists of seven attorneys located in New York, DC, and Los Angeles.
    We are accepting applications for up to two Associate Attorneys to join the Community Partnerships Program, one to join our team in Los Angeles, CA and one to join our team in New York, NY. Both associate attorneys will add cross-organization capacity but will focus on matters handled by their home office, including issues involving waste mismanagement and toxic air pollution. Candidates should indicate in their cover letter whether they would like to be considered for the Los Angeles position, the New York position, or both.
    The Associate Attorney position is a three-year position, with potential for extension. The Associate Attorney program is designed to help attorneys who are in the early stages of their careers to develop into thoughtful, professional, and effective advocates skilled in the various phases of public interest litigation. As Associate Attorneys gain experience, they gradually take on more independent responsibility for their cases, but work throughout their tenure under the supervision of a Senior Attorney or Managing Attorney. Many Associates have gone on to other positions within Earthjustice and with other public interest organizations.
    Earthjustice brings our associate attorneys on board on a quarterly schedule during the months of January, April, June, and September. The ideal start date for the successful applicants for this role is in January 2022.
    Responsibilities:
    Work closely with other program staff and clients to investigate, develop, and litigate cases, such as through legal and factual research; oral advocacy; and drafting briefs, petitions, comments, and other legal documents;
    Participate in cultivating relationships with new clients, allies, and coalition partners;
    Integrate communications and legislative advocacy into litigation and other legal strategies; and
    Support efforts to ensure a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.
    Job Requirements: Qualifications:
    2-5 years of experience;
    Admitted to, or eligible for admission to, the California Bar for the Los Angeles position, and the New York Bar and New Jersey Bar for the New York position;
    Excellent research, analytic, writing, and communication skills;
    Strong and demonstrated initiative, good judgment, creativity, and work ethic;
    Ability and willingness to travel as needed, including for case work, court appearances, and meetings with clients and partners;
    Commitment to serving the public interest and a passion for the role of Earthjustice and its mission;
    Legal or non-legal experience supporting communities working to overcome injustice is a plus;
    Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work well collegially;
    Demonstrated awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and orientations; and
    Commitment to help create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work 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.
    How to Apply Interested candidates should submit the following via Jobvite here:
    Resume;
    One-page cover letter that addresses why you would like to serve as an associate attorney for our community-based work;
    Writing sample no longer than 12 pages, preferably a legal brief or memorandum that primarily reflects your work;
    Law school transcript; and
    List of three professional or academic references.
    Please apply by September 13, 2021. Applications received after that date will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
    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 Sep 13, 2021


  • Saturday, August 07, 2021 11:24 PM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)

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    Job Title: Associate Attorney, Florida Regional Office
    Job Location: Miami, FL
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: Salary depends on experience (DOE) and location, and for Miami, FL location the range is: $74,300- $93,400
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description: Earthjustice is accepting applications for an Associate Attorney to join our Florida Regional Office in Miami, FL. The Florida Regional Office focuses on litigation involving water pollution, water conservation, wetlands protection, endangered species protection, fish and wildlife conservation, Everglades restoration, clean and renewable energy, and equal access to a healthy environment for all. We work in partnership with community-based organizations and others advancing the rights of disproportionately burdened communities. The Associate Attorney will work collaboratively with Florida Regional Office staff located in Miami and Tallahassee, FL, as well as with program staff located throughout the country.
    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 guided by a passionate, ambitious vision for the future for people and our planet: until justice stands for all, we will never rest. We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.
    Founded in 1971, Earthjustice has a distinguished track record of achieving significant, lasting environmental protections. We achieve this by hiring people who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment. Our headquarters are in San Francisco with offices in Anchorage, Juneau, Los Angeles, Tallahassee, Miami, Honolulu, New York, Philadelphia, Denver, Chicago, Seattle, Bozeman, and Washington, DC.
    Responsibilities
    The level of duties and responsibilities for an Associate Attorney will vary depending on experience. However, among other responsibilities, the Associate should be able to:
    Help expand our outreach to and partnerships with community-based organizations, environmental justice groups and others advancing the rights of disproportionately burdened communities, especially in South Florida.
    Collaborate in team problem solving, community-based environmental advocacy, litigation strategy, project management and trial work.
    Conduct legal and factual research and prepare memoranda on issues relating to ongoing and potential litigation projects.
    Review and analyze records and interview fact witnesses and scientific experts.
    Draft pleadings, motions, briefs and other filings.
    Assist with written discovery requests and depositions.
    Prepare comments on proposed agency actions and environmental review documents.
    Advocate in front of administrative agencies for strong health and environmental protections.
    Appear in state or federal court under the supervision of a more senior attorney.
    Interact with clients and coalition partners on a regular basis.
    Engage with a variety of news and social media.
    Integrate communications and legislative advocacy into litigation and other legal strategies.
    Participate in the hiring process and supervise law students who work at Earthjustice as interns or clerks.
    Support efforts to ensure a diverse, equitable and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.
    Job Requirements: The Associate Attorney program is a term-limited, three-year position with a potential for extension. This program is designed to help attorneys develop into thoughtful, professional, and effective advocates skilled in the various phases of public interest litigation.
    Qualifications
    Law school graduate admitted, or willing to apply for admission, to the Florida Bar.
    0-5 years of post-graduate litigation and/or clerkship experience.
    Excellent legal research, writing and analytical skills.
    Strong self-motivation, solid work ethic and sound judgment.
    Ability and willingness to work closely with others.
    Ability to travel as needed for case work, court appearances and presentations.
    Demonstrated awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds and orientations.
    Willingness to contribute to recruiting, hiring, developing and retaining a diverse and inclusive workforce.
    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 based on experience and location.
    Salary depends on experience (DOE) and location, and for Miami, FL location the range is: $74,300- $93,400
    We offer a mission- and employee-focused work environment and a competitive compensation package, including excellent benefits. Earthjustice is an equal opportunity employer and highly values diversity.
    How to Apply Interested candidates should submit the following materials via Jobvite here: https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=oVFdgfwN&s=Gwen_S._Cherry_Black_Women_Lawyers_Association

    Resume.
    One or two page cover letter that addresses why you want to work at Earthjustice and/or what life experiences draw you to Earthjustice’s mission.
    Writing sample, preferably a legal brief or memorandum that primarily reflects your work.
    Law school transcript.
    List of three professional references.
    If you cannot attach one or more of the requested documents because of a technical difficulty, please email jobs@earthjustice.org.
    Please, no phone calls, hard copies, or drop-ins.
    For this position, we are looking to hire a candidate that is available to start in September 2021. Please apply by August 10, 2021. After that, applications may be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
    Earthjustice brings our associate attorneys on board on a quarterly schedule during the months of January, April, June and September.
    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 Aug 10, 2021


  • Saturday, August 07, 2021 11:21 PM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)

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    Job Title: Associate Attorney, Biodiversity Defense Program
    Job Location: Washington, DC or Seattle, WA or Remote from Montana
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: Salary range in Washington, DC: $83,000-$99,400 Salary range in Seattle, Washington: : $83,000-$99,400 Salary range in Montana (Remote): $74,300-$88,900
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description:
    Earthjustice is the premier nonprofit environmental law organization. We take on the biggest, most precedent-setting cases across the country. We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health; to preserve magnificent places and wildlife; to advance clean energy; and to combat climate change. We partner with thousands of groups, supporters, individuals and communities to engage the critical environmental issues of our time, and bring about positive change. We are guided by a passionate, ambitious vision for the future for people and our planet: until justice stands for all, we will never rest. We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.
    Founded in 1971, Earthjustice has a distinguished track record of achieving significant, lasting environmental protections. We achieve this by hiring people who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment. Our headquarters are in San Francisco with offices in Anchorage, Juneau, Los Angeles, Tallahassee, Honolulu, New York, Philadelphia, Denver, Seattle, Bozeman, Miami and Washington, DC.
    The Biodiversity Defense Program of Earthjustice is seeking to hire an Associate Attorney to join our team of lawyers and advocates who work to stem the growing crisis of biodiversity loss. The attorney who fills this position will work closely with more senior lawyers to advance a nationwide litigation and advocacy campaign to protect and preserve our remaining biodiversity, with a potential subject-matter focus ranging from insect pollinators to grizzly bears. The position will be based preferably in our Seattle, Bozeman, or Washington, DC offices, although applicants seeking to work in other locations where Earthjustice has an office will also be considered. Because the Biodiversity Defense Program has a nationwide focus, this position may entail occasional travel. The position is available immediately but we will consider applicants who can start work any time between now and the fall of 2022.
    Earthjustice launched a new Biodiversity Defense Program in the summer of 2021 to build upon our 50-year legacy of protecting wildlife species and their habitat by focusing renewed attention on the biggest drivers of biodiversity loss, including habitat destruction and over-exploitation of wildlife. The program’s work will bring Earthjustice’s strategic, collaborative, and hard-hitting approach to environmental protection into new geographies and issues. In addition, because this work is immense and intersectional, a key piece of this program’s strategy is partnering with our 14 regional offices and programs to add litigation and policy knowledge to their work and to build new partnerships. Further, we aim to advance policies to protect habitat critical to the survival of species, such as a national plan to permanently protect America’s carbon-dense and biodiverse old-growth forests.
    The Associate Attorney position is a three-year position, with potential for extension. The Associate Attorney program is designed to help attorneys who are in the early stages of their careers to develop into thoughtful, professional, and effective advocates skilled in the various phases of public interest litigation. As Associate Attorneys gain experience, they gradually take on more independent responsibility for their cases, but work throughout their tenure under the supervision of a Senior Attorney or Managing Attorney. Many Associates have gone on to other positions within Earthjustice and with other public interest organizations.
    The role is based in Washington, DC (in-office), Seattle, Washington (in-office), or Montana (remote). Due to covid-19, Earthjustice staff are currently working remotely from approved locations through September 7, 2021.
    Responsibilities
    Work closely with Senior Attorneys, the Managing Attorney, and clients to investigate, develop, and litigate 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 administrative tribunals.
    Interact with clients, coalition partners, and experts, and learn how to handle press work.
    Hire and supervise law students who work at Earthjustice as interns or clerks.
    Job Requirements: Qualifications
    Law school graduates who are admitted, or willing to apply for admission, to the state bar where they are located.
    Up to four years of litigation experience.
    Excellent research, analytic, writing, and communication skills.
    Strong work ethic and initiative, and sound yet creative judgment.
    Strong desire to fight for the right of all to a healthy environment.
    Ability to work both independently and in collaboration with others.
    Willingness to travel as needed for docket management.
    Commitment to serving the public interest.
    Demonstrates an awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and orientations.
    Contributes to the creation of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.
    Salary depends on experience and location.
    Salary range in Washington, DC: $83,000-$99,400
    Salary range in Seattle, Washington: : $83,000-$99,400
    Salary range in Montana (Remote): $74,300-$88,900
    *Candidates in Washington, DC and Seattle, Washington will work in-office; candidates in Montana will be remote.
    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 the follow via Jobvite here: https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=ofvjgfw3&s=Gwen_S._Cherry_Black_Women_Lawyers_Association

    Resume
    One or two page cover letter explaining your interest in this position and the skills you would bring to it. Please also indicate the Earthjustice office location(s) where you would prefer to work.
    Writing sample, preferably an example of advocacy writing that primarily reflects your work.
    Law school transcript.
    List of three references.
    Preference will be given to candidates who apply by September 8, 2021. After that, applications may be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Earthjustice brings our associate attorneys on board on a quarterly schedule during the months of January, April, June and September.
    Please reach out to jobs@earthjustice.org if you are having technical difficulties submitting your application. No phone calls, drop-ins, or hard copies.
    Earthjustice 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 Sep 08, 2021


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