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  • Tuesday, January 26, 2021 6:39 AM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

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    Assistant County Attorney

    The Palm Beach County Attorney’s Office is accepting applications for the position of an Assistant County Attorney in the litigation section. Active membership in good standing with the Florida Bar is required. Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in civil litigation is required. Must have ability to represent the County in various types of civil litigation and provide legal advice to administrative and elected officials. Experience in local government law, employment law and/or land use law is desired. Excellent academic record and effective oral and written communication skills are essential. Must have diligent work ethic, strong interpersonal skills and be a team player. Great benefits, competitive salary based on experience and qualification. Send resume to: David R. F. Ottey, Chief Assistant County Attorney, 300 North Dixie Highway, Litigation Division – Suite 359, West Palm Beach, FL 33401. Or by email to: COATTYemail@pbcgov.org.

  • Tuesday, January 26, 2021 6:37 AM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

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    Job Title: Staff Attorney, National Climate
    Job Location: Washington, DC
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: Salary range in Washington, DC: $147,155+
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description: Earthjustice is now accepting applications for a Staff Attorney to join our Washington, D.C. Regional Office. The position will focus primarily on litigation and advocacy to promote stronger national rules, programs and policies to combat climate change and its harmful effects on people and the planet.
    Earthjustice is the nation’s premier nonprofit environmental law organization. We take on major, precedent-setting cases across the country. We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health, preserve magnificent places and wildlife, advance clean energy, and combat climate change. We partner with thousands of groups, supporters, individuals and communities to engage the critical environmental issues of our time and bring about positive change. We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.
    Founded in 1971, Earthjustice has a distinguished history of using litigation and advocacy to achieve 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, Miami, Honolulu, New York, Philadelphia, Denver, Seattle, Bozeman, Chicago, and Washington, DC.
    The Washington, D.C. office serves as a center for litigation on important national environmental issues, a regional office for issues arising in Mid-Atlantic States, and a source of legal advocacy on environmental justice issues in a variety of locations. The office’s docket currently includes litigation and administrative advocacy to protect public health and the environment from air pollution, hazardous wastes, and dangerous chemicals; curb greenhouse gas emissions and promote energy efficiency, clean energy and clean transportation; and protect streams, wetlands, and drinking water. A significant focus of our work is preventing environmental harms to children, disproportionately impacted communities of color, and low-income communities. For more information about the office’s work, visit http://earthjustice.org/about/offices/dc.
    Earthjustice has a longstanding record of success with our litigation and advocacy to attack climate pollution and other dangerous air emissions and to advance a transition from fossil fuels to clean energy. We played a significant role in litigation establishing EPA’s power to limit greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act and defending the agency’s initial exercise of that power. In recent years, we have achieved major success in securing stronger air pollution limits on dirty coal-fired power plants, effective national energy efficiency standards that have dramatically cut power use, increased reliance on and access to clean energy across the country, and zero-emissions transportation commitments at the local and state level. We seek a staff attorney to advance stronger national initiatives to curb greenhouse gas emission as we continue our focus on ensuring a just and equitable transition for those most impacted by power plants and industries that generate climate pollution. Examples of the work the staff attorney may pursue include the following:
    *Act as Earthjustice’s lead counsel in ongoing and potential litigation to secure and strengthen national greenhouse emission standards for major industries.
    * National litigation and advocacy to eliminate or curb greenhouse emissions from the power, transportation, and building sectors
    * Research, develop, and pursue litigation and advocacy to curtail federal subsidies for extraction, processing and use of fossil fuels.
    * Research and develop innovative legal strategies to significantly limit climate pollution in the U.S. and internationally.
    * Provide substantive input on draft climate legislation.
    * Act as an Earthjustice representative at partner meetings and conferences on national climate regulatory issues.
    The staff attorney will work closely with our existing team of experienced litigators, scientists, policy advocates, and other dedicated staff in D.C. and other Earthjustice offices across the nation. Additionally, staff attorneys are expected to help foster the development of early career attorneys and other staff. Staff attorneys supervise other staff in connection with their work on particular projects and may be asked to serve as the formal supervisor for one or more early-career staff.
    Job Requirements: Responsibilities
    Conduct and supervise advocacy before federal agencies and courts as warranted.
    Manage new and existing cases from start to finish.
    Coordinate the development and execution of non-litigation advocacy strategies in collaboration with attorneys, policy staff and communications staff as appropriate.
    Conduct factual investigations and develop legal theories for possible advocacy or litigation advancing the goals of our clients.
    Supervise the work of Associate Attorneys, Scientists, Researchers, Litigation Assistants, and Law Clerks individually and as part of litigation teams.
    Develop and manage relationships with co-counsel and with a diverse group of clients and coalition partners.
    Participate in meetings and conferences on national climate regulatory issues and strategies.
    Work effectively with other departments within Earthjustice, including Communications, Development, Operations, and Policy and Legislation.
    Collaborate with and oversee the work of technical experts.
    Serve as spokesperson for Earthjustice, clients, and partners.
    Help develop and execute effective media strategies.
    Join other staff in long-term planning, strategy development, goal setting, and work plan management that advances a collective vision for future D.C. Office work.
    Participate as an active member of a learning and mentorship culture, and engage with colleagues in manner that is respectful, professional, and supportive.
    Participate actively in organizational and office-specific efforts to create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace, and personally engage with colleagues, clients, and partners in a manner that is consistent with those efforts.
    Qualifications
    Juris Doctorate (JD) degree from an ABA accredited law school.
    A minimum of eight years of relevant litigation and advocacy experience.
    Admitted or eligible to waive in for admission to the District of Columbia Bar.
    Given the position’s focus on federal laws and advocacy, the ideal candidate will be willing and able to work in our Washington, D.C. office once it reopens. The D.C. office is currently closed due to the pandemic. As with all staff, the person in this position will work remotely until the office reopens. Although there is a strong preference for the incumbent to work in the D.C office after reopening, applicants seeking to work in other geographic areas are welcome to apply.
    Knowledge of, and experience in, environmental and administrative law (including experience under the Clean Air Act) is strongly preferred.
    Knowledge of causes and effects of climate change and strategies to curb greenhouse gas emissions is a plus.
    Strong skills in communicating litigation and advocacy goals and messages to the media.
    Excellent legal research, writing, and oral advocacy skills.
    Strong initiative, good judgment, creativity, a collegial work style, and a strong work ethic.
    Proficient at working with technical issues and experts.
    Ready and able to develop, initiate, and conduct complex litigation and advocacy from day one, independently if necessary, to lead teams, and to work collaboratively with colleagues and partner organizations.
    Ability to develop and maintain partnerships with community-based or other grassroots groups interested in litigation and other advocacy in the attorney’s area of focus.
    Ability and willingness to travel as needed for casework, court appearances, presentations, staff meetings, and conferences.
    Willingness to help the office recruit, hire, develop, and retain a diverse and inclusive workforce.
    Willingness and ability to effectively supervise and mentor early career staff in connection with litigation and advocacy projects, and to help foster an inclusive and supportive work environment.
    Formal management experience is a plus.
    Commitment to serving the public interest and Earthjustice’s mission.
    Demonstrated awareness of 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.
    For litigators and advocates committed to saving the planet and the people who depend on it, Staff Attorney at Earthjustice is the best job on the planet. Learn more about our Staff Attorney careers and work online here: https://earthjustice.org/about/jobs/staff-attorney
    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 To apply interested applicants should submit the following here: https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=o7hfefwB&s=Gwen_S._Cherry_Black_Women_Lawyers_Association
    Resume.
    One to two-page cover letter that addresses at least the following subjects: (1) Why you are drawn to this position and whether there are particular legal, environmental, or justice issues that inspire you; and (2) Aspects of your background that demonstrate competence to work with diverse clients and colleagues.
    A writing sample that reflects your own legal analysis and writing (i.e., not jointly written with or edited by other people).
    List of three professional 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 Feb 26, 2021
  • Tuesday, January 26, 2021 6:34 AM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

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    Job Title: Staff Attorney, Northern Rockies
    Job Location: Bozeman, MT
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: Salary range in Bozeman, MT: $123,505+
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description: The Northern Rockies office of Earthjustice, located in Bozeman, Montana, has an opening for a staff attorney to begin as soon as possible, and no later than summer 2021.
    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 and citizens to engage the critical environmental issues of our time and bring about positive change. We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.
    Founded in 1971, Earthjustice has a distinguished track record of achieving significant, lasting environmental protections. We achieve this by hiring people who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment. Our headquarters are in San Francisco with offices in Anchorage, Bozeman, Chicago, Denver, Honolulu, Juneau, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Seattle, Tallahassee, and Washington, DC.
    In the Northern Rockies, we are engaged in litigation focused on protecting and preserving the iconic wildlife species and wild lands of this incomparable region. The Northern Rockies office has played a leading and long-standing role as the last line of defense for the ecosystems encompassing Yellowstone and Glacier national parks, as well as the grizzly bears, wolves, bison and other species that depend upon the integrity of these spectacular areas.
    We are equally engaged in the battle to combat global warming by challenging coal mining and coal-fired power plants, ensuring fair opportunities for development of renewable energy sources, and responding to a rapid natural gas development boom that is spreading and raising new environmental protection and human health issues across the Northern Rockies region.
    The work of the Northern Rockies office also advocates for environmental interests held by Native American communities and organizations, including work to oppose oil and gas exploration on public national forest lands of extreme cultural and spiritual importance to the Blackfeet people; to protect and restore native wildlife species of environmental and cultural importance to numerous Tribes, such as the grizzly bear and American bison; and to halt proposals for coal mining on lands significant to the Northern Cheyenne in southeast Montana.
    We regularly litigate federal and state court cases and administrative proceedings in an effort to defeat the major threats to the region’s ecological integrity. For more information about our office’s work, visit http://earthjustice.org/about/offices/northern-rockies.
    For litigators and advocates committed to saving the planet and the people who depend on it, Staff Attorney at Earthjustice is the best job on the planet. Learn more about our Staff Attorney careers and work online here: https://earthjustice.org/about/jobs/staff-attorney
    Job Requirements: Responsibilities
    Coordinate community-based environmental advocacy with national strategies and litigation in other program areas, as appropriate.
    Work with clients, other attorneys, experts, and partners to investigate, develop, and litigate cases in a strategic fashion.
    Collaborate in team problem solving, litigation strategy, project management and trial work.
    Develop new cases in a strategic fashion; conduct factual investigations; develop legal theories; draft pleadings and briefs; and otherwise manage new and existing cases in state or federal courts and administrative agencies.
    Lead complex cases and the full range of litigation tasks, including factual investigation, legal research, discovery, briefing, witness preparation, trials, and oral advocacy, and otherwise manage new and existing cases in state or federal courts and administrative tribunals from beginning to end.
    Supervise the work of associate attorneys, fellows, interns, and litigation assistants, and train and mentor associate attorneys, including by building their litigation skills in the course of legal advocacy.
    Cultivate new allies and engage in partnerships with, and representation of, Tribal entities, community groups, workers, organizations, coalitions, and others.
    Support and contribute to a positive, respectful, supportive, and collegial work environment and help to advance Earthjustice’s efforts to create a diverse and inclusive workplace that centers equity and justice.
    Serve as a spokesperson for Earthjustice, clients, and partners.
    Help develop and execute effective media and, where appropriate, legislative strategies
    Work collaboratively and effectively with colleagues throughout Earthjustice, including Litigation, Communications, Development, and Policy and Legislation
    Develop and participate in training and professional development opportunities appropriate to the role and the organization.
    Qualifications
    Law school graduate admitted, or willing to apply for admission, to the bar of the State of Montana.
    Willing and able to work in our Northern Rockies office.
    Attorney with substantial litigation experience and the ability to litigate cases from beginning to end, independently if necessary. We expect that in most cases a candidate meeting this requirement would have at least six years litigation experience, but candidates with fewer years of experience are welcome to apply so long as they meet this functional requirement.
    Excellent litigation skills, including legal research, writing, analytical, and oral advocacy skills.
    Ability to manage a litigation docket effectively, including ability to work independently and to prioritize tasks and deadlines.
    Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work well collegially both inside and outside the organization.
    Strong skills in communicating litigation and advocacy goals and messages to the media.
    Ability to work independently and in collaboration with client partners and in leading a litigation team.
    Strong and demonstrated initiative, good judgment, creativity, flexibility, 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.
    An ability and commitment to help create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.
    Willingness and ability to effectively supervise and mentor early career staff in connection with litigation and advocacy projects, and to help foster an inclusive and nurturing work environment.
    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 To apply interested applicants should submit the following here: https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=oD1fefwR&s=Gwen_S._Cherry_Black_Women_Lawyers_Association
    Resume
    One or two page cover letter that addresses
    (1) why you are drawn to this position and Earthjustice’s mission, and whether there are particular legal, environmental, or justice issues that inspire you; and (2) aspects of your background that demonstrate competence to work with diverse clients and colleagues.
    Two legal writing samples.
    List of three professional 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 Feb 26, 2021
  • Monday, January 18, 2021 10:14 AM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

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    Job Title: Attorney/Associate
    Job Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: $60-90,000
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description: Black Law P.A. seeks to add a highly qualified and motivated attorney with 2-5 years of civil litigation experience. We seek a candidate who is skilled in litigating disputes in state and federal courts and/or before arbitration tribunals. Such candidate should have strong academic credentials and prior experience with all aspects of civil litigation including managing the written discovery process, taking and defending depositions, successfully arguing in court, and engaging in trial preparation. Applicants must exercise good judgment, and demonstrate strong organizational and time management skills.
    Job Requirements: Juris Doctor degree from accredited U.S. law school and at least 2 years prior experience in civil litigation
    How to Apply Please email your resume and writing sample to kelsey@kkbpa.com
    Closing Date Feb 17, 2021
  • Friday, January 08, 2021 12:44 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

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    Job Title: Associate Attorney, Toxic Exposure and Health Program
    Job Location: New York, NY
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: Salary range in New York, NY: $82,900 - $104,800 0-5 years' experience
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description: Earthjustice is seeking an Associate Attorney to join the Toxic Exposure & Health Program. The work of the Toxic Exposure & Health Program is at the heart of Earthjustice’s mission to defend the right of all people to live, work, and raise children in a healthy environment. The attorney selected for this position will work closely with other professionals (attorneys, scientists, policy analysts, communications experts) seeking to protect families, communities, and populations—especially those most overburdened or susceptible to harm—from toxic chemicals in the workplace, in consumer products, in the built environment, and in the outside environment. The attorney also will partner with Earthjustice staff who focus on securing clean air, clean water, and sustainable food and agriculture. The successful candidate will be housed in our New York City office (though will work remotely while these offices are closed due to COVID-19), and may be called on to litigate around the country. We are seeking someone to start in April 2021.
    Earthjustice is the premier nonprofit environmental law organization. We take on the biggest, most precedent-setting cases across the country. We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health; to preserve magnificent places and wildlife; to advance clean energy; and to combat climate change. We partner with thousands of groups to engage on the critical environmental issues of our time and bring about positive change. We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.
    Founded in 1971, Earthjustice has a distinguished track record of achieving significant, lasting environmental protections. We achieve this by hiring people who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment. Our headquarters are in San Francisco with offices in Anchorage, Juneau, Los Angeles, Tallahassee, Miami, Honolulu, New York, Philadelphia, Denver, Chicago, Seattle, Bozeman, and Washington, DC.
    Exposure to toxic chemicals is linked to chronic diseases and health conditions, many of which are on the rise as toxic exposures have increased. The goal of the Toxic Exposure & Health Program is to use litigation and other legal advocacy to ensure that all people have safe workplaces and neighborhoods, access to safe drinking water and food, and live in homes that are free of hazardous chemicals. In recent years, attorneys doing this work have won a groundbreaking lawsuit requiring EPA to improve its lead hazard standards, successfully petitioned the Consumer Product Safety Commission to ban a toxic class of flame retardants in consumer products, prevailed in a challenge to rules that would have allowed EPA to ignore the risks posed by legacy uses of toxic substances, such as lead in drinking water pipes, when it conducts chemical risk evaluations, and sued the United States Department of Defense for incinerating toxic PFAS chemicals without environmental review.
    Our goal is to produce the highest quality legal work in a diverse, inclusive, supportive, and collegial environment.
    Responsibilities:
    Work closely with Staff Attorneys, professional staff and clients to investigate, develop, and litigate cases.
    Participate in the full range of tasks involved in complex litigation, including factual investigation, legal research, discovery, briefing, witness preparation, and oral advocacy.
    Develop and engage in legal advocacy, including draft and review legislation; draft rulemaking petitions, comments to agencies, letters, fact sheets and other materials; and participate in coalition meetings and events.
    Handle other legal work to further the work of the Toxic Exposure & Health program.
    Engage with clients, coalition partners, and experts.
    Hire and supervise law students who work at Earthjustice as interns or clerks.
    Associate attorney positions are 3-year terms with the possibility of promotion to a senior associate attorney position with an additional 3-year term. Associate attorneys often move into other positions within the organization, while others take their experience and apply it in impactful careers outside of Earthjustice.
    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.
    Job Requirements: Qualifications
    Law school graduate and admitted to, or willing to apply for admission to, the New York State Bar.
    At least two years of litigation experience is strongly preferred, with a maximum of 5 years.
    Science background preferred.
    Excellent research, analytic, writing and communication skills.
    Strong work ethic, initiative, sound judgment.
    Demonstrates an awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds and orientations.
    Contributes to the creation of a diverse, equitable and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.
    Commitment to public interest work and a passion for the role of Earthjustice and its mission, including a desire to fight for the right of all to a healthy environment.
    How to Apply To Apply
    Interested candidates should submit the following materials here: https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=oYBmefwT&s=Gwen_S._Cherry_Black_Women_Lawyers_Association
    Resume
    One or two page cover letter that addresses (1) why you are drawn to working to reduce human exposures to toxic chemicals; and/or, (2) any experiences you have working with people or communities from backgrounds that differ from your own or with those who have been disproportionately affected by environmental harms.
    Writing sample, preferably a legal brief or memorandum that primarily reflects your work. Please include a cover sheet explaining the extent of editing by someone else.
    Law school transcript.
    List of three references with contact information.
    Earthjustice brings our associate attorneys on board on a quarterly schedule during the months of January, April, June and September.
    For this position, we are looking to hire a candidate that is available to start in April 2021. Please apply by February 26, 2021. After that, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
    Earthjustice is driven by a passion for justice, partnership, and excellence. Our core values lead us to seek a broad range of perspectives and backgrounds to achieve our mission and to maintain an inclusive environment where all staff are valued and respected. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to employment practices that ensure that employees and applicants for employment are provided with equal opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or any other factor that is not related to the position.
    For positions located within the City and County of San Francisco: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment-qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
    For positions located within the City of Los Angeles: We will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.
    Closing Date Feb 26, 2021
  • Friday, November 20, 2020 8:41 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

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    Job Title: VP, Assistant General Counsel - Global Financial Crimes
    Job Location: Plano, TX or Columbus, OH
    Job Type: Full-time
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description: JPMorgan Chase is a leading financial services firm with a history spanning over 200 years. Join our team to build your career in a culture that values innovation, creativity and excellence.
    Internal Description
    The Legal Department of JPMorgan Chase & Co provides legal services and advice to the Firm globally. Legal is responsible for, among other things:
    managing actual and potential litigation and enforcement matters, including internal reviews and investigations related to such matters
    advising on products and services, including contract negotiation and documentation
    advising on offering and marketing documents and new business initiatives
    managing dispute resolution
    interpreting existing laws, rules and regulations, and advising on changes thereto
    advising on advocacy in connection with contemplated and proposed laws, rules and regulations, and
    providing legal advice to the Board of Directors, the business and functions. Legal selects, engages and manages outside counsel for the Firm on all matters in which outside counsel is engaged.

    Responsibilities

    The responsibilities for the Assistant General Counsel, Global Financial Crimes Legal (GFC Legal), include the following:
    Supporting GFC Legal’s provision of legal advice and transactional support to the business, compliance, and other legal or control groups on issues related to anti-money laundering, Know-Your-Customer requirements, anti-corruption, and economic sanctions laws and regulations;
    Assisting internal JPMC counsel as well as outside counsel, as necessary, in legal and investigative matters related to anti-money laundering, anti-corruption, and economic sanctions laws and regulations;
    Advising with respect to select special projects (long-term and short-term) arising from the administration of the global AML program;
    Assisting senior GFC Legal attorneys with support of the Firm’s investigative units, subpoena processing and escalation teams, Global Security, and SAR filing units; and
    Analyzing AML and FCPA regulatory and legislative developments, including advice regarding implementation.
    Supporting select special projects (long-term and short-term) arising from the administration of the global KYC / AML, Sanctions and ABC programs, including providing legal advice on the development and periodic review of JPMorgan policies and procedures; and
    Attend internal meetings and governance/oversight committees to provide legal advice on relevant AML, Sanctions and ABC matters
    Performing other tasks and matters that may be required of the Legal department from time to time.
    Job Requirements: Qualifications
    J.D. required.
    An understanding of banking and brokerage investment products, services, and transactions strongly preferred
    Familiarity with AML, BSA, USA Patriot Act, and OFAC regulations
    Familiarity with the regulatory framework for a large banking organization offering products and services consistent with JPMC strongly preferred
    Strong project management and organizational skills
    Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    5+ years of legal practicing experience with compliance related investigations, litigation and/or financial services regulatory matters in a major law firm and/or large multi-national corporation
    Self-starter with an ability to foster and maintain solid client relationships and collaborate with colleagues and stakeholders as a trusted legal advisor in a multi-functional, multi-jurisdictional environment;
    Ability to multi-task and effectively manage multiple matters simultaneously in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment;
    Confidence and experience translating complex legal concepts into practical solutions;
    Creative solution and problem solving skills
    All candidates for roles in the Legal department must successfully complete a conflicts of interest clearance review prior to commencement of employment
    Attorney must be licensed to practice law and a member in good standing in 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
    How to Apply https://jpmc.fa.oraclecloud.com/hcmUI/CandidateExperience/en/sites/CX_1001/job/210023604/?utm_medium=jobshare
    Closing Date Feb 01, 2021
  • Saturday, November 14, 2020 7:14 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

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    Job Title: Staff Attorney, International
    Job Location: San Francisco, CA
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: Salary range in San Francisco, CA: $148,500+
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description: Earthjustice is now accepting applications for a staff attorney position to join our growing team of lawyers who work to speed the transition from dirty fossil fuels to clean energy solutions in key countries around the world. The attorney will collaborate with our foreign partners to develop and implement legal strategies to stop the extraction, export, and consumption of coal and natural gas, and to ensure regulatory frameworks to accelerate the deployment of clean energy, in key countries and regions around the world.
    Founded in 1971, Earthjustice has a long track record of success in partnering across borders to use US, foreign, and international law to protect the global environment. Drawing on deep experience in international human rights law, international environmental law, and foreign and international litigation, our International Program works with partners around the world on domestic and international legal advocacy to reduce dependence on dirty fossil fuels and increase reliance on clean energy resources.
    Although it is our strong preference that this position be located in San Francisco, CA, where our International Program is based, another location might be considered in exceptional circumstances.
    Responsibilities
    Work with foreign partners and Earthjustice colleagues to develop and implement cases and legal advocacy strategies to support program goals in Australia, Indonesia, and elsewhere.
    Build and maintain collaborative relationships with foreign and US allies, co-counsel, clients and coalition partners in support of program goals.
    Serve as spokesperson for the International Program and for Earthjustice.
    Supervise the work of associate attorneys, clerks and interns.
    Work effectively with other departments within Earthjustice, including Communications and Development.
    Job Requirements: Qualifications
    Juris Doctorate (JD) degree or equivalent non-US law degree.
    A minimum of six years of litigation or legal advocacy experience.
    Licensed to practice law in the US jurisdiction in which the attorney will be located, or a willingness and qualifications to apply for membership within one year of employment.
    Excellent litigation or legal advocacy skills, including in legal research, writing and oral advocacy.
    Knowledge of and experience in Australian, Indonesian, international, human rights, environmental, and/or energy law.
    Proficiency in working with technical experts.
    Experience working in cross-cultural settings.
    Initiative, good judgment, and a strong work ethic.
    Ability to work independently and in collaboration with clients, partners and staff.
    Ability to develop and maintain partnerships with community-based or other grassroots groups.
    Ability and willingness to travel internationally as needed.
    Commitment to serving the public interest.
    Demonstrated awareness of 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.
    The ideal candidate will also have substantial experience working in another country, contributing to the development of government policies or regulations, and/or professional fluency in a foreign language.
    Salary is based on experience and location.
    Salary range in San Francisco, CA: $148,500+
    For litigators and legal advocates committed to saving the planet and the people who depend on it, Staff Attorney at Earthjustice is the best job on the planet. Learn more about our Staff Attorney careers and work online here: https://earthjustice.org/about/jobs/staff-attorney.
    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. Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
    How to Apply Interested applicants should submit a the following via Jobvite here: https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=oPgNdfwP&s=Gwen_S._Cherry_Black_Women_Lawyers_Association
    Resume.
    One- or two-page cover letter that addresses at least the following subjects: (1) why you are drawn to this position and whether there are particular legal, environmental, or justice issues that inspire you; and (2) aspects of your background that demonstrate competence to work with diverse clients and colleagues.
    Writing sample that demonstrates your own legal analysis and writing (i.e., not jointly written with or edited by other people).
    List of three references.
    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 Dec 18, 2020
  • Wednesday, November 11, 2020 2:26 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    South Florida Black Chamber of Commerce

    Job Title: General Counsel
    Job Location: South Florida (office located in WPB)
    Job Type: As needed
    Compensation: Pro Bono
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description: The office of the General Counsel is the senior attorney of the South Florida Black Chamber of Commerce (SFLBCC) legal department. The professional brings years of experience and knowledge to the position and is responsible for providing legal advice and counsel for specific areas of business or governance.
    The general counsel reports to the SFLBCC President and Chairman and the SFLBCC Board of Directors as appropriate.
    The General Counsel has one primary objective of his/her role: to ensure the SFLBCC is operating within the law at all times. To do this, he/she must be aware of all transactions the SFLBCC is engaged in including those that may be in only the preliminary stages. This will ensure limited risk exposure to the bottom line, personnel and the SFLBCC’s public image. The General Counsel is expected to catch problems not traditionally associated with legal advice early on to ensure SFLBCC’s compliance and governance in all areas.
    The General Counsel is also seen as a business partner and has additional job responsibilities in overseeing compliance functions to ensure they are aligned with the objectives of the Chamber, its legal department, and its Board of Directors.
    The General Counsel must have a great deal of integrity and business experience. A strong personality and the ability to be persuasive and relentless in reinforcing the best interests of the SFLBCC is essential. He/she should also be an effective communicator, particularly when it comes to discussing legal matters with other attorneys and paralegals.
    Job Requirements: • Serve as advisor to the SFLBCC President and Chairmanand Board of Directors on legal and regulatory matters.
    • Work with the SFLBCC staff to update and/or create SFLBCC standard contracts and legal forms.
    • Recommend policies and procedures to identify and close compliance gaps and ensure risk management.
    • Ensure reliable document management policies and systems.
    • Assess need for and manage outside counsel assignments that represent the SFLBCC.
    • Support SFLBCC staff and Board Secretary to ensure efficient preparation and delivery of legal materials to Board of Directors.
    • Participate in meetings, organize work activities, develop legal budgets, etc. as warranted.
    • Review court documents such as briefs.
    • Assist the SFLBCC and its Board of Directors in developing litigation strategies.
    • Evaluate business operations to ensure that the SFLBCCis following laws and regulations.
    The General Counsel must have a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) degree and have passed required state’s bar exam(s). In addition, he/she must have several years of professional legal experience in a both a for-profit and non-profit business environment.
    How to Apply Please e-Mail Camille Frazer at camfrazer@yahoo.com
    Closing Date Nov 20, 2020


  • Monday, November 09, 2020 12:18 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)


    Deputy City Attorney

    The City of Port St. Lucie, a community of over 206,000 residents along the Treasure Coast and one of the fastest growing cities in the Nation, is looking for a Deputy City Attorney to join its in-house staff.  The Office has 9 attorneys, 5 registered paralegals and 2 senior legal assistants, which attend to the legal affairs of the City, the CRA and the Governmental Finance Corporation, a non-profit corporation which is structured as an instrumentality of the City.  The salary is dependent upon qualifications, but should be within the range of $100,000 to $120,000 per year.

    Please see The Florida Bar Classified  for the position description at: https://www.floridabar.org/classified-ad-category/deputy-city-attorney/,

    Apply Here

  • Tuesday, October 27, 2020 12:36 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    The Alliance - Hollywood

    DEPUTY CITY ATTORNEY

    Salary $105,298.46 - $168,477.53 Annually

    Location Hollywood, FL

    Job Type Full-time

    Department City Attorney

    Job Number 2021-008

    Closing Continuous

    THE POSITION

    Under the administrative direction of the City Attorney, provides assistance to the City Attorney through management of administrative details of the City Attorney's office and  special projects, as directed by the City Attorney.  The incumbent performs the duties of Acting City Attorney during the City Attorney's absence and performs the duties and activities to which attention must be given.  Work is reviewed through conferences and written reports for adherence to established policies and procedures.

    • Performs duties of City Attorney during City Attorney's absence.
    • Supervise both professional and clerical staff in the performance of their duties.
    • Researches legal issues as directed by the City Attorney.
    • Is responsible for pension and labor matters, procurement issues, and the review and revision of contracts.
    • Conducts independent legal research.
    • Advises on litigation as directed.
    • Provides legal advice to City officials.
    • Participates in commission, intra-departmental and inter-departmental meetings.
    • Reviews collective bargaining proposals and contracts for negotiation and provides advice on the legality of same.
    • Prepares and reviews City ordinances and resolutions.
    • Effectively and positively represents the City in delivering and performing work with colleagues and clients, irrespective of gender, race, religion, age, disability, political affiliation or belief, or sexual orientation.
    • Establishes and maintains effective and professional relationships with work colleagues, supervisors and managers.
    • Performs related work as required.
    THE REQUIREMENTS

    Required:Graduation from an accredited law school as well as admission to the Florida Bar; supplemented by at least seven (7) years of practical law experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience. The preferred candidate will have extensive experience in pension and labor matters, procurement issues, and the review and revision of contracts. Member in good standing in the Florida Bar Association. Additional education and experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience may be substituted for the above requirements. CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

    • Member in good standing in the Florida Bar Association
    • Valid Driver's License:  With proof of automobile insurance
    • Background Check:  Must have an acceptable background record
    • Driving Abstract:  Must have an acceptable driving record
    The Examination

    Required Education and Background Information: Look over the announcement carefully to determine your eligibility. Please note minimum education and experience requirements. Closed competitive positions are open only to employees while open competitive positions are open to anyone who meets the minimum qualifications for the position. Evidence of GED test score is required if submitted for high school diploma. Applicants are responsible for clearly documenting work experience and/or providing all relevant information at the time of application. Additional information will not be accepted after the announcement closing date.
    Veteran's Preference:  An eligible veteran who enters an open-competitive examination shall receive preference points added to the total passing score earned in the examination as provided for in the Florida Statutes. To obtain veteran's preference, candidates MUST submit a copy of separation papers (DD214) and meet eligibility requirements as stipulated by the Florida Statues.
    This position is "at will".  After the recruitment closing date, all applications/resumes will be reviewed and selected applicants will be scheduled for an interview. 

    Additional Information
    • Knowledge of federal, state, county and municipal laws.
    • Knowledge of laws relating to cities' rights and privileges.
    • Skill in researching and analyzing day to day problems.
    • Skill in communicating effectively, both orally and in writing.
    • Ability to match deadlines with workload through proper scheduling.
    • Ability to logically research and present alternate solutions to complex problems.
    • Ability to manage administrative details.
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective and professional relationships with work colleagues, supervisors, managers and the public.
    PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
    The work is generally performed in a sedentary environment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally be required to exert up to 10 pounds of force and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.
     
    WORK ENVIRONMENT:     
    Work is performed primarily in a relatively safe, secure, and stable work environment.

    Additional Information:
    All successful applicants will be required to pass an extensive background which may include criminal history searches, driving history checks, credit report, courthouse searches, education verification, employment verification, professional license verification, or other search methods as deemed necessary for the position. In addition, the applicant will be required to undergo a medical examination, which may include a drug screening, prior to appointment.
     
    Employment of Relatives:  The City of Hollywood has an Ordinance which regulates the employment of relatives of City employees.   Effective January 28, 2008, a relative may only be hired under the following additional conditions:
    • The relative must have competed in an appropriate examination process as determined by Human Resources and be placed on a civil service eligibility list;
    • The relative must be among the top three ranked candidates available on the certified eligibility list unless expanded by the Civil Service Board;
    • The Department or Office Director and the Director, Human Resources must demonstrate that it is in the best interests of the City of Hollywood to hire the relative of a public officer or employee.
    As of 12/15/2005 the City will require all newly hired employees to sign an affidavit affirming non-usage of tobacco or tobacco products within the last year prior to submission of application and will continue to be a non-user of tobacco products throughout employment with the City of Hollywood.
     
    REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: The Employment Office will make reasonable efforts in the examination and workplace to accommodate persons with disabilities. Please advise Human Resources of special needs by calling (954) 921-3216.
     
    All applicants receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, abilities, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression (except as limited by law, Personnel Rules, Collective Bargaining Agreements, or bona fide occupational disqualifications). 
     

    The City of Hollywood is an Equal Opportunity / Equal Access Employer.  

    Please Apply Here

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