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

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    Assistant Federal Public Defender

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


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

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    Assistant Federal Public Defender

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

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


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


  • Friday, September 27, 2019 1:10 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)


    ASSISTANT STATE ATTORNEY, LEGAL DIVISION

    MIAMI-DADE STATE ATTORNEY’S OFFICE, 11TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT


    The Legal Division of the Miami-Dade County State Attorney’s Office provides pretrial and trial support for the assistants. Duties include researching and being able to orally provide legal support for assistants in court as well as writing motions on investigative, pretrial and trial issues; handling post-conviction motions; researching, writing and arguing appellate briefs and petitions; and attending trials of complex cases. Minimum 5 years of extensive criminal experience required, with appellate experience preferred as excellent writing skills are necessary. Membership in the Florida Bar is also required. Salary will be commensurate with experience, within the range of $55,000 to $65,000 per annum. The full package of State benefits accompanies this position. Please submit your resume, writing sample, and salary requirement by October 31, 2019 via email at ChristineZahralban@MiamiSAO.com or U.S. mail to:

    Christine Zahralban

    Assistant State Attorney

    Legal Division

    1350 N.W. 12 Avenue

    Miami, FL   33136

    (305) 547-0860


  • Friday, September 27, 2019 11:47 AM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

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    ASSISTANT CITY ATTORNEY

    The Office of the City Attorney for the City of Hialeah, Florida is seeking to hire an Assistant City Attorney with prior government experience with meaningful litigation or trial experience or experience as a state prosecutor, in the position of Police Legal Advisor to work closely with the City’s Police Department.  The professional hired will represent the City in all civil forfeiture matters, requests for protection orders, and provide counsel and advice on both criminal and civil matters concerning the operations of the Department to the Chief of Police and his staff.

    In addition, the hired professional may be required to handle general practice matters in the area of local government law. Qualified individuals should have at least seven years of experience practicing law and be a member in good standing of the Florida Bar. In addition to the requisite professional skills and experience, the ideal candidate must have a high degree of independence, initiative, communicate effectively, handle several assignments concurrently and develop and maintain effective working relationships. A complete description of the duties, responsibilities and qualifications for the position of Assistant City Attorney will be provided upon request. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

    The City offers additional employment benefits such as paid leave, insurance and a defined contribution retirement plan.  Interested person should send a letter of interest and a resume with references to the attention of the City Attorney Lorena Bravo, c/o Daisy Millares, with a copy to the Human Resources Director. The position will remain open until filled.

    The City of Hialeah is an equal opportunity/drug free employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, citizenship, pending citizenship status, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, gender or sexual orientation. Please note that under Florida law, employment applications are open for public inspection. You must be a U.S. Citizen or alien resident lawfully authorized to work in the U.S. to be considered for employment with the City of Hialeah. The City of Hialeah will provide reasonable accommodations, due to any disability, for all applicants and employees. To request this material is accessible format, sign language interpreters, information on access for person with disabilities, and/or any accommodation to review any document or participate in any City sponsored proceeding, please contact 305-883-5820, seven days in advance, to initiate your request. Please let us know your require any special accommodations before any test(s) and/or interview.

    If you meet the minimum requirements and want to be considered for theposition, please email your letter of interest and resume with references to:

    dmillares@hialeahfl.gov
     with a copy to: hrresumes@hialeahfl.gov

  • Friday, September 13, 2019 12:44 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    Assistant General Counsel
    Miami, FL

    Description

    The Assistant General Counsel provides a full range of legal advice and services. The Assistant General Counsel provides strategic advice and guidance to functional team(s). Highly skilled with broad, advanced technical experience.

    Responsibilities

    The Assistant General Counsel typically a Legal generalist or provides counsel in a combination of disciplines. Works with senior executives to develop and drive segment or enterprise-wide functional strategies. Advises one or more areas, programs or functions and provides recommendations to senior executives on matters of significance, and as an advanced subject matter expert competent to work at very high levels in multiple knowledge and functional areas across the enterprise.

    In the Law Department, we have just established a new cross-functional practice group that supports all clinical operations, including Conviva, Home Health, the CDO, Joint Ventures, Humana at Home, and technology, including digital, privacy, and other consumer-facing technologies.  This role is a key member of the leadership team of that practice group, in which we are working collaboratively within the Law Department and with our business and compliance partners to create a truly integrated healthcare system.  Accordingly, the expectation is that this role will not only bring expertise and experience in managing the particular Conviva practices, but will also advise on the larger Enterprise integrated health and technology strategy and implementation.      

    Required Qualifications

    Juris Doctorate degree from a ABA accredited school law school

    3 - 10 years of related experience

    Active membership in a state bar association

    Strong legal writing and analytical skills

    Ability to work independently under general supervision and in team settings

    Must be passionate about contributing to an organization focused on continuously improving consumer experiences

    Scheduled Weekly Hours 40

    Please apply here.


    About Us

    Mission: At Humana, our cultural foundation is aligned to helping members achieve their best health by delivering personalized, simplified, whole-person healthcare experiences. Recognizing healthcare needs continue to evolve for each person, for each family and for each community, Humana continuously creates innovative solutions and resources that help people live their healthiest lives on their terms –when and where they need it. Our employees are at the heart of making this happen and that’s why we are dedicated to building an organization of dynamic talent whose experience and passion center on putting the customer first.

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    It is our policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or veteran status, except where age, sex, or physical status is a bona fide occupational qualification. View the EEO is the Law poster.

    If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact mailbox_tas_recruit@humana.com for assistance.

    Humana Safety and Security

    Humana will never ask, nor require a candidate provide money for work equipment and network access during the application process. If you become aware of any instances where you as a candidate are asked to provide information and do not believe it is a legitimate request from Humana or affiliate, please contact  mailbox_tas_recruit@humana.com to validate the request.


  • Saturday, August 24, 2019 7:13 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    Byrnes Guillaume Attorney At Law, PLLC

    Job Description

    We are looking for an Associate Attorney to be the backbone of our team. You will be responsible for the coordination of all the details before, during and after trial. The successful candidate will be able to provide assistance during all phases of the litigation process including conducting interviews, legal research, and document filing. This position is ideal for recent law school graduates who have passed the Florida Bar or new Attorneys who are interested in gaining experience in Personal Injury. Base salary, annual bonus and additional benefits.

    Responsibilities

    • Conduct pre-claim investigations, legal research and initial case assessments
    • Draft pleadings, motions and file them with the court
    • Perform administrative duties (calendar hearings and deadlines, organize case files, manage logistics etc.)
    • Maintain pleadings and discovery indexes
    • Organize exhibits, documents, evidence, briefs and appendices
    • Aid attorneys with interrogatories and other discovery requests
    • Gather relevant information from a variety of sources
    • Draft/file complaints
    • Liaise between trial teams and internal/external third parties
    • Help with jury instructions and witnesses’ preparation
    • Provide assistance with case settlements
    • Enrolling clients
    • Demand letter preparation
    • Prepare reports for weekly staff meeting

    Requirements

    • Bi-lingual speaking preferred but not required (Haitian Creole and English)
    • Applicable knowledge of motions, discovery, evidence, litigation documentation, court rules and procedures, practices etc.
    • Highly organized with ability to juggle multiple deadlines in a fast-paced environment
    • Strong writing and communication skills along with attention to detail
    • Must posses Florida Bar License
    • Microsoft Office proficient

    Job Type: Full-time

    Salary: $55,000.00 to $60,000.00 /year

    Please send resume to bguillaume@byrnesglaw.com.

  • Tuesday, August 06, 2019 5:12 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)
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    Job Title: Supervising Staff Attorney
    Job Location: Chicago, IL
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: Dependent on experience
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description: Earthjustice is the 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 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, Miami, Seattle, Bozeman, Chicago, and Washington, DC.

    Earthjustice is seeking an experienced litigation attorney to join its Midwest Regional Office in Chicago, IL. This office serves as a focal point for work throughout the Midwest, potentially including work across the full array of Earthjustice’s program areas - Climate & Energy, Healthy Communities, Lands and Wildlife, and Sustainable Food and Farming. The Supervising Staff Attorney will independently develop, file, manage, and litigate cases from beginning to end, and will work with the Managing Attorney to develop strategic objectives, set priorities, build and maintain client and partner relationships, and assess resource needs. This person will also supervise the work of other staff assigned to the Midwest Regional program (potentially including Associate Attorneys, Fellows, Litigation Assistants, and litigation support staff). For more information about our Midwest Office, see https://earthjustice.org/about/offices/midwest.

    The Supervising Staff Attonrey will play a leading role in their own docket of major environmental cases, collaborate on litigation with other Earthjustice attorneys and staff, and develop and maintain relationships with clients and partners (such as, other nonprofit organizations, environmental justice groups, community-based organizations, labor unions, and tribes). This person will also serve as a thought partner with the Managing Attorney and a Litigation Leader in the office. It is particularly important that the incumbent be a seasoned litigator with experience leading and developing their own cases, and the ability to do so at Earthjustice from day one.

    Our practice increasingly emphasizes a mentorship culture for staff at all levels, and we expect that every staff attorney will help nurture the development of early career attorneys and other staff. Supervising Staff Attorneys also supervise more junior staff in connection with their work on particular projects, and will be asked to serve as the formal supervisor for one or more members of the junior staff.

    Responsibilities:

    Manage new and existing cases from start to finish, performing all aspects of litigation, including: drafting pleadings, motions, and briefs; conducting discovery; presenting oral arguments; and handling appeals.
    Conduct factual investigations and develop legal theories for possible advocacy or litigation advancing the goals of our clients.
    Join other staff in long-term planning, strategy development, goal-setting, and work plan management that advances a collective vision for future Midwest Office work.
    Participate as an active member of a learning and mentorship culture, and engage with colleagues in a 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.
    Supervise the work of Associate Attorneys, Law Clerks, and Litigation Assistants, either as part of a litigation team or as a formal direct supervisor.
    Develop and manage relationships with co-counsel, and with a diverse group of clients and coalition partners.
    Work effectively with other departments within Earthjustice, including Communications, Development, Operations, and Policy and Legislation.

    Qualifications:
    Law school graduates who are admitted to or able join the IL Bar.
    A minimum of eight years of trial court and appellate litigation experience, including significant lead counsel experience.
    Excellent research, analysis, writing, and oral advocacy skills.
    Demonstrated ability to think strategically and to implement collective plans.
    Initiative, good judgment, a collegial work style, and a strong work ethic.
    A commitment to and passion for public interest work.
    Ability to work both independently and in collaboration with others.
    Strong interpersonal skills.
    Aware of and sensitive to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and orientations.
    Eager to help the office recruit, hire, develop, and retain a diverse and inclusive workforce.
    Ability to effectively supervise and mentor more junior staff in connection with litigation projects, and to help foster an inclusive and nurturing work environment.
    Formal management experience is a plus.
    Demonstrates an awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds and orientations.
    Contributes to recruiting, hiring, developing and retaining a diverse and inclusive workforce.
    Willing to live in the Chicago, IL area, and travel as needed.
    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.
    Job Requirements: Law school graduates who are admitted to or able join the IL Bar.
    A minimum of eight years of trial court and appellate litigation experience, including significant lead counsel experience.
    How to Apply https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=o1iJafwW&s=Gwen_S._Cherry_Black_Women_Lawyers_Association

    To Apply:

    Interested candidates should submit the following online via the Jobvite system:

    Cover letter
    Resume
    Three professional references
    Writing sample, preferably a legal brief or memorandum that primarily reflects your work.
    Please, no phone calls, hard copies, or drop-ins. If you're having technical difficulties submitting your application, reach out to jobs@earthjustice.org

    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 Oct 31, 2019
  • Sunday, August 04, 2019 8:58 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    Assistant General Counsel: Legal, Risk & Privacy Department

    Apply Now

    Summary:
    Provides support for the General Counsel and the organization on a variety of legal matters. Performs job duties consistent with safety, legal and regulatory requirements and the organizations values, standards, culture and business practices.

    Detailed responsibilities:
    * Conducts research and drafts legal opinions or contracts, collaborating with other counsel as required.
    * Investigates and develops solutions to legal issues and reviews/revises basic projects/contracts, as assigned. 
    * Serves as a liaison between the Legal Department and management, outside counsel, governmental/regulatory agencies and/or others as requested by the Legal Department. 
    * Provides legal advice and counsel to clinical and business units in diverse matters affecting the day-to-day activities of the organization. 
    * Participates in various legal projects. 
    * May monitor and manage outside counsel and outside legal budgets on assigned matters. 
    * Continually evaluates changes in laws and regulations, communicates those changes to business stakeholders and drafts policy changes, as required. 
    * Negotiates with outside parties on legal disputes, including settlements. 
    * Provides support and assistance in developing and writing Standard Practices and policies. 
    * Attends meetings representing the Legal Department and identifies issues related to subject matters discussed. 

  • Monday, July 15, 2019 12:58 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)
    Disability Independence Group, Inc.


    Job Title: Staff Attorney
    Job Location: Miami/Coconut Grove
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: Depending on experience
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description: Disability Independence Group, Inc. (DIG), non-profit legal advocacy center for disability rights. the job includes representing persons with disabilities in litigation in federal court, state court, and administrative tribunals, as well as training of relevant disability rights and civil rights laws.
    Job Requirements: 3-5 years litigation experience
    How to Apply info@justdigit.org
    Closing Date Sep 01, 2019


  • Sunday, July 14, 2019 6:06 PM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)

    General Liability Attorney (4-15 years)

    Lewis, Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP - Miami, FL2.9

    Full-timeEstimated: $92,000 - $130,000 a year

    Apply Now

    Lewis Brisbois is a national law firm with 50 offices across the country which offers legal practice in more than 40 specialties, as well as a multitude of sub-specialties. 

    We currently have an opportunity to join our growing litigation team in the Miami office. We are seeking a candidate with at least 4-15 years of strong general and product liability litigation experience. Successful candidates must have a strong work ethic, excellent written and verbal communication skills, be team players and want to be a part of a high-paced litigation team in a growing and dynamic office. 

    Contact 
    Please submit your resume and cover letter along with writing sample(s). Reference the code “General Liability Attorney” in the subject-line. Submit resumes to miarecruiter@lewisbrisbois.com.

    Apply Now


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