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  • Monday, June 17, 2019 9:29 AM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)




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    Rosalia Mondejar/FLSD/11/USCOURTS 
    05/31/2019 09:39 AM 



    Subject:

    Employment Opportunity- Term Law Clerk to U.S. Magistrate Judge Shaniek Maynard
    Category: Notice of Vacancy

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    Rosalia Mondejar/FLSD/11/USCOURTS Type of review: One reviewer at a time
    Time Limit Options: No time limit for each review
    Notify originator after: final reviewer



    If you are having trouble viewing this vacancy announcement, a PDF copy is attached below. Thank you! 

     
     


  • Friday, May 31, 2019 2:56 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

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    Staff Attorney, Florida Regional Office

    Lands, Wildlife, and Oceans 

    Earthjustice is seeking an experienced Staff Attorney to join its Florida Regional Office in Miami.  The position will build our capacity to protect lands, oceans and wildlife in Florida and the region.  Earthjustice typically litigates these issues in federal court, but our work also encompasses state court litigation and administrative advocacy.  The Staff Attorney will be based in Miami and collaborate with colleagues in the Tallahassee office, as well as with program staff dedicated to work on lands, oceans and wildlife throughout Earthjustice. 

    Earthjustice is the nation’s 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 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 those who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment for all.  Our headquarters are in San Francisco with offices across the U.S., including Anchorage, Juneau, Los Angeles, Honolulu, New York, Philadelphia, Denver, Seattle, Bozeman and Washington, D.C. 

    For nearly thirty years, Earthjustice’s Florida Regional Office has fought to protect and restore Florida’s waters for the benefit of the people, ecosystems and wildlife that depend on them.  Earthjustice’s Oceans Program works throughout the country and the world to protect ocean ecosystems; safeguard imperiled marine life; prevent the expansion of offshore drilling; and build resiliency against climate change.  To learn more about recent Oceans cases in Florida, click here (coral reefs) and here (oil drilling).  To learn more about Earthjustice’s work to protect public lands and wildlife, visit http://earthjustice.org/the-wild.  

    The lands, oceans and wildlife Staff Attorney in Florida will work collaboratively with colleagues in the Florida Regional Office and program staff throughout the organization; help develop a strategic docket; lead litigation in Florida and the region; expand our partnerships with affected communities; supervise the work of junior attorneys, interns and litigation assistants; integrate communications and legislative advocacy into legal strategies; and promote a diverse, equitable and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.  

    The Staff Attorney’s time will be spent on program (70%), supervision/mentoring (20%) and administrative tasks (10%). 

    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.
    • Participate in long-term planning, strategy development, goal-setting, and work plan management to advance a collective vision for future work by the Florida Regional Office.
    • Contribute to a learning and mentorship culture, and engage with colleagues in a manner that is respectful, professional, and supportive.
    • Engage in organizational and office-specific efforts to foster 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 as part of a litigation team.
    • 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:

    • Lawyer with at least six years of litigation experience and capable of leading litigation who is admitted, or willing to apply for admission, to the Florida bar.
    • A commitment to public interest work and a passion for Earthjustice’s mission.
    • Proven research, analysis, writing, and oral advocacy skills.
    • Ability to work both independently and in collaboration with others.
    • Initiative, good judgment, and a strong work ethic.
    • Ability to travel as needed for case work, court appearances and presentations.
    • Demonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds and orientations.
    • Commitment to the creation of 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 with excellent benefits, including payment of certain bar-related expenses.  Earthjustice is an equal opportunity employer and highly values diversity.  People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.  To Apply:   

    Using the Jobvite application tool, interested candidates should submit a:

     Resume.

    • One- or two-page cover letter.
    • Legal writing sample.
    • List of contact information for 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.

    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.

    Please apply here.

  • Thursday, May 23, 2019 12:53 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)


    Associate General Counsel

    Florida’s largest private insurance carrier is seeking a highly motivated and skilled Attorney to add to its Litigation Department. The position will require counsel to independently manage an active caseload, including litigating all aspects of first-party insurance cases up to and through trial throughout the State of Florida.

    The following are the usual, basic and essential functions of the position. These functions are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.

    Essential Job Functions

    • Independently handle first-party insurance lawsuits from inception through trial/resolution
    • Demonstrate exceptional legal research and writing skills
    • Draft substantive pleadings, motions, briefs, discovery and other necessary legal documents
    • Conduct examinations under oath
    • Independently evaluate and identify potential exposure and risks associated with independent cases
    • Maintain a leadership role within the Litigation Department, including collaborating with litigation adjusters, administrative personnel and claims personnel with the goal of obtaining identified goals
    • Provide leadership through mentoring legal support staff
    • Supervise special projects to accomplish company goals
    • Fully and effectively utilize available technology
    • Timely complete required litigation and administrative tasks
    • Travel throughout the state as required to meet business needs

    Required Knowledge, Skills & Ability

    • Minimum 5 years’ experience
    • Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school
    • Licensed in Florida and a member in good standing.
    • Exceptional research and writing skills
    • Experience in conducting depositions and examinations under oath
    • Experience in all phases of litigation and trial

    Benefits

    • Medical, dental and vision insurance (post 60-day probationary period)
    • 401(k) Retirement Plan with a Company match up to 5% of your contribution and match is fully-vested (post 90-day probationary period)
    • Paid vacation (post 90-day probationary period)
    • Free health club membership

    Universal Insurance Holdings, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider the best qualified individuals available, without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local law.

    By submitting your resume for this position, you understand and agree that Universal Insurance Holdings, Inc., may share your resume, as well as any other related personal information or documentation you provide, with its subsidiaries and affiliated companies for the purpose of considering you for other available positions.

    Apply here for this position.


  • Thursday, May 23, 2019 12:45 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) 

    The Miami Regional Office of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is currently seeking qualified applicants for a Broker-Dealer Attorney and a Broker-Dealer Securities Compliance Examiner position.

  • Thursday, May 23, 2019 12:36 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    Assistant City Attorney 

    Job Description

    Professional work assisting the City Attorney and the Senior Assistant City Attorney in providing legal services to the City. Duties include assisting the City Attorney and each Senior Assistant City Attorney in performing the responsibilities of general legal counsel for the City, researching legal questions, preparing ordinances and resolutions, issuing briefs and legal documents, representing the City in all small claim lawsuits and rendering legal opinions. Position requires strong command of legal terminology and the application of such to a variety of official/legal documents/formats. The legal nature of the work requires that all tasks be performed accurately and in strict conformance with established policies and procedures as well as court requirements. Follow through is critically important. Work at this level requires a high degree of professionalism and level of discretion due to the sensitive and confidential nature of information processed. Work is performed under the direction of the City Attorney and is reviewed through conferences, inspection of documents, and evaluation of results obtained. Reports to the City Attorney.

    Application Special Instructions

    Please apply here. For the full job description, click here:  Fort Pierce City Attorney 05032019.pdf


  • Monday, May 06, 2019 12:04 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    The Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida is seeking a Senior Trial Court Law Clerk and a Trial Court Law Clerk for the Circuit Criminal Division.  Please click on the link to apply. 

  • Thursday, May 02, 2019 12:50 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

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    Staff Attorney Position


    Location

    Miami

    Department

    Legal

    Deadline date

    Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

    The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida is seeking to place a passionate and effective staff attorney in our Miami headquarters to combat the most pressing civil rights and liberties issues affecting communities across the state.

    Overview
    The ACLU of Florida, the state’s premier public advocacy organization, is a not-for-profit, nonpartisan organization that employs litigation, public policy advocacy, and public education and communications to protect and promote a broad range of individual rights and freedoms, including the freedom of speech, voting rights, racial justice, privacy, religious liberty, reproductive rights, LGBTQ rights, and immigrants’ rights.

    The ACLU-FL is an affiliate of the national ACLU, the leading defender of civil liberties guaranteed by our nation’s Bill of Rights. The national ACLU implements its vital civil liberties mission in all 50 states in large part through affiliate entities such as the ACLU-FL. Operating out of offices in Jacksonville, Miami (main), Pensacola, and Tampa, the Florida affiliate has a $5.5M operating budget and 35 staff positions, placing it among the larger affiliates in the nation.

    Whether it’s protecting the rights of immigrants and refugees, ending mass incarceration, achieving full equality for the LGBTQ community, combatting voter suppression, or preserving reproductive rights, the ACLU takes up the toughest civil rights and liberties cases to defend all people from government abuse and overreach.

    Attorneys at the ACLU of Florida play a critical leadership role in advancing the ACLU’s mission to uphold constitutional rights by developing and managing impact litigation and engaging in integrated advocacy. Attorneys work collaboratively with ACLU National legal projects and the ACLU of Florida’s communications, policy/legislative -advocacy, and development departments. Attorneys also play an important role on community outreach and education.

    Responsibilities & Expectations
    ⦁    Identify and develop new litigation and other legal advocacy projects by conducting factual and legal analysis and devising or employing relevant theories and materials to achieve strategic goals.
    ⦁    Litigate civil rights and civil liberties cases at all stages.
    ⦁    Engage in pre-litigation and non-litigation advocacy, including preparing demand letters, settlement negotiations, advocacy materials, public testimony, and public education resources.
    ⦁    Work closely with and provide policy analysis and legal expertise to non-legal program staff at the ACLU of Florida and ACLU National.
    ⦁    Develop and strengthen relationships with community partners, coalitions, stakeholders, and affected communities.
    ⦁    Prepare and deliver “know your rights” information to affected communities.
    ⦁    Respond to the legal needs of affected communities, potentially on an emergency and immediate basis.
    ⦁    Participate in legal and advocacy conferences and develop and provide CLE on pertinent topics.
    ⦁    Communicate ACLU views and positions to a variety of audiences, including judges, community residents, and policymakers, through public speaking, traditional and social media, and other means.

    Qualifications
    While no one person will embody all the qualities enumerated below, the successful candidate will bring many of the following qualifications and attributes:
    ⦁    Possess a JD, with at least five years of federal district court and appellate litigation experience preferred. Responsibilities will be adjusted based on experience.
    ⦁    Demonstrated commitment to civil rights and civil liberties consistent with the mission and goals of the ACLU.
    ⦁    Broad substantive knowledge of constitutional law and a strong and demonstrated commitment to civil liberties and civil rights.
    ⦁    Exceptional analytic, research, writing, and oral advocacy skills.
    ⦁    Demonstrated experience working in fast-paced environment with keen ability to simultaneously work on and manage multiple projects and deadlines and set priorities.
    ⦁    Enthusiasm, patience, and cultural competence to work cooperatively on a variety of projects with lawyers, organizers, and other staff members, as well as with diverse community organizations and coalitions.
    ⦁    Experience working and communicating with marginalized or vulnerable communities.
    ⦁    Personal enthusiasm, optimism, and a sense of humor.
    ⦁    Demonstrated ability to work effectively and professionally with lawyers, paralegals, legal assistants, and clients.
    ⦁    A commitment to diversity; a personal approach that values the individual and respects differences of race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, religion, ability, and socio-economic circumstance.
    ⦁    Ability and willingness to travel and work extended hours, including nights and weekends, as needed.
    ⦁    Member of the State Bar of Florida (or membership within one year after employment).

    Compensation
    Salary is commensurate with similarly-situated nonprofit advocacy organizations, based on experience and qualifications. Excellent benefits include health and dental insurance, a defined contribution retirement plan, and generous vacation, holiday and medical leave policies.

    Application Procedure
    To apply, send a letter of application, resume and two writing samples via email to jobs@aclufl.org including in the subject line: “Staff Attorney Position.” In your cover letter, please indicate where you learned of this posting. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

    This job description provides a general but not comprehensive list of the essential responsibilities and qualifications required. It does not represent a contract of employment. The ACLU of Florida reserves the right to change the job description and/or posting at any time without advance notice.

    The ACLU of Florida is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. The ACLU of Florida encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, or veteran status.

    The ACLU of Florida undertakes affirmative action strategies in its recruitment and employment efforts to assure that persons with disabilities have full opportunities for employment in all positions. Fluency in Spanish or Creole is desired, but not required.

  • Monday, April 15, 2019 12:28 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    North Miami Beach City Seal Small

    MARCH 25, 2019
    ASSISTANT CITY ATTORNEY
    Pay Grade/Salary: $80,000-$115,000 AnnuallY

    The City Attorney’s Office is currently accepting applications for Assistant City Attorney.  Under the direction of the City Attorney, this position serves as an advisor and consultant in the resolution of complex legal matters, represents the City in court and before quasi-judicial or administrative agencies of government, and provides legal advice and assistance to municipal advisory boards and committees. Relevant experience for this position includes experience in areas including, civil litigation, legislative drafting, sunshine law, public records, utilities, police matters, contracts, and land use.

    Minimum Requirements:

    Professional Law degree (JD) from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association.

    Membership, in good standing in the Florida Bar.

    Minimum of 5 years professional experience as a licensed attorney in any United States jurisdiction.

    Minimum of 2 years of legal experience in field of municipal law.

    Knowledge of Roberts Rules of Order, parliamentary procedure, Home Rule, and other municipal laws.

    Valid Florida Driver’s License.

    To apply, email resume to Berta.Davis@citynmb.com, or mail resume to City Hall, Human Resources Dept.  17011 N. E. 19th Avenue, North Miami Beach, FL  33162, or fax to 305-787-6034. Position open until filled.  Applicants may obtain a copy of the NMB’s EEOP Utilization Report on request.

    EOE/AA/SMOKE-DRUG FREE WORKPLACE



  • Thursday, March 21, 2019 12:56 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    Assistant State Attorney

    Public Records Unit

    There is an immediate opening for an Assistant State Attorney to work in our Public Records Unit. The position is responsible for reviewing requests for public records, determining which records are deemed public record and redacting any exempt and/or confidential information therefrom pursuant to Federal and State law. Applicants should have a minimum of one year experience with Florida’s Public Records laws and some experience with felony cases. Candidates must have demonstrated their ability to work independently, with little supervision and to be detail oriented with a high level of quality and accuracy in their work. Candidates must possess excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, an ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally, an ability to effectively work under pressure, and be able to meet deadlines, be adaptable to change, and be computer literate. Candidates also need to have a proven ability to deal with all levels of staff and members of the public. In addition to handling requests for public records, the selected candidate will be responsible for handling Writs and Post-Conviction Motions relating to public records requests. Attention to detail, the ability to multi-task, as well as good people skills are all necessary skills for this position. Membership in the Florida Bar is required. Salary will be commensurate with experience. The full package of State benefits accompanies this position. Please submit your resume and salary requirement by March 22, 2019 via U.S. mail or email to:

    Lorna Salomon

    Assistant State Attorney

    Senior Employment Counsel

    1350 N.W. 12 Avenue

    Miami, FL 33136

    LornaSalomon@MiamiSAO.com


    EEA-AA EMPLOYER


  • Thursday, March 21, 2019 12:51 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    DLD Lawyers has an immediate opening for a 2 plus year associate with experience in personal injury defense, including MVA and premises liability for our Fort Lauderdale office. Self starter a must- excellent writing skills preferred. Excellent work environment with premier law firm. Send resumes to yanik@dldlawyers.com.

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