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  • Saturday, August 07, 2021 10:54 PM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)

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    Job Title: Staff Attorney – Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. (Consumer Rights Unit)
    Job Location: Miami, FL
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: $52,000 - $72,600 /year (0 – 8 years general practice experience)
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description: Legal Services is seeking a full-time Florida licensed attorney (or pending July 2021 bar results) to work in its Consumer Unit. Our Consumer Rights attorneys leverage an array of federal and state laws in defending debt collection, student loan, and foreclosure claims against low-income consumers, and sue financial institutions, loan servicers, real estate equity scammers, car dealerships, and the U.S. Department of Education. Our attorneys practice in federal courts, including bankruptcy court, and state courts. They also handle appeals and resolve claims in administrative settings.
    A sampling of cases handled include representing homeowners in saving their homes and seeking damages after being tricked out of title and in filing Chapter 13 bankruptcies to save clients’ homes from mortgage and association foreclosures. Also, our attorneys assist clients defrauded during the sale, financing, and repossession of their vehicles to seek monetary and injunctive relief, and help clients protect their income from garnishment and unlawful collection efforts. Additionally, our Consumer Rights attorneys assist clients in obtaining administrative student loan discharges, and in seeking relief in federal court when the administrative process is exhausted. The work of the Unit is varied beyond these examples, which provides for interesting and stimulating cases, and is singularly focused on consumer protection.
    The attorney will maintain his or her own caseload.
    The attorney's duties include drafting pleadings, conducting depositions, negotiating with opposing counsel, and representing clients in court. This Unit involves significant litigation. However, the attorney will also be required to conduct client intake and to potentially spearhead a special project or clinic. Additionally, the attorney will be asked to occasionally participate in client outreach and community education events.
    Job Requirements: We are seeking an attorney with a commitment to, and passion for, the rights of low-income clients. Litigation experience preferred. Job description is available at our website. https://www.legalservicesmiami.org/job-openings
    How to Apply A resume, cover letter detailing your interest in working at Legal Services and writing samples must be uploaded into our application portal. Apply for Staff Attorney - Consumer Rights Unit using the link below:
    https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=00d3fd8f-cc2e-49a2-b774-ee25d278df0b&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=406499&lang=en_US&source=CC4
    Closing Date Jan 07, 2022


  • Monday, July 26, 2021 10:21 PM | Etta Akoni (Administrator)


    LOCATION 

    Miami 

    DEPARTMENT 

    Legal 

    DEADLINE DATE 

    Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

    The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Foundation of Florida seeks a Deputy Legal Director. The Deputy Legal Director works closely with other members of the legal team and other members of the senior staff to achieve the organization’s goal of protecting the liberties that define our democracy. This position is located in the organization’s Miami office but includes some travel.

    The American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Florida is an affiliate of the national ACLU, a national public interest organization devoted to the defense of the Bill of Rights.  For over 100 years, the ACLU has served as the nation’s primary protector of the liberties that define our democracy. The organization implements its vital civil liberties mission in all 50 states in large part through affiliate entities such as the ACLU of Florida. Operating out of four offices—Miami (main), Tampa, Pensacola, and Jacksonville—the Florida affiliate has a budget of over $8 million and 55 staff members, placing it among the larger ACLU affiliates in the nation.  

    The ACLU of Florida, the state’s largest civil rights and civil liberties organization, employs litigation, public policy advocacy, and public education to protect and promote a broad range of constitutional values and individual rights, such as freedom of speech, racial justice, right to privacy, religious liberty, criminal justice reform, voting rights, reproductive rights, LGBTQ+ rights, disability rights, and immigrants’ rights.  The ACLU of Florida litigates a broad range of complex constitutional cases in federal and state courts through direct representation, filing amicus briefs, and submitting administrative complaints to state and federal agencies.     

    POSITION OVERVIEW
    The Deputy Legal Director is a staff position within the Affiliate’s Legal Department. The position reports to the Legal Director. The position is focused on (1) assisting the Legal Director in the administration and management of the statewide legal program; and (2) assisting with litigation and other legal advocacy. The position is part of the senior staff.


    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

    Management and Administration
    Staffing
    With an eye on diversity, equity, and inclusion, the Deputy Legal Director will:

    • Oversee the process for recruiting, hiring, onboarding, and managing new legal staff, fellows, and interns.
    • Oversee sustained efforts to create and nurture pools of diverse candidates from which to recruit.

    Management

    • Supervise multiple legal staff members.
    • Supervise all fellows, interns, and volunteers.
    • Manage development and mentoring of staff, including identifying, supporting, and developing staff strengths, as well as—for attorneys—ensuring opportunities for writing, discovery, witness examinations, arguments, and other professional growth points.
    • Collaborate with the Legal Director and senior staff in creating an organizational culture of belonging.
    • Collaborate with the Legal Director and senior staff in creating an organizational culture of planning and accountability.

    Strategy, Cross-Departmental Collaboration, and Integrated Advocacy

    • Ensure alignment across departments with our campaign plans.
    • Ensure and facilitate sufficient communication across departments concerning ongoing fulfillment of commitments made in the campaign-plan documents.
    • Ensure Department staff maintain and foster relationships with other departments and with media, coalition partners, and other targets and allies.
    • Work with the leadership team to pursue and implement organizational goals.
    • Actively collaborate with the Legal Director and senior staff in strategic decisions, and share ownership of the resulting decisions.

    Administration

    • Supervise the Legal Program Manager and Paralegal’s management of the organization and maintenance of legal files, including but not limited to the docket, retainer agreements and co-counseling agreements, discovery (including transcripts and document production), settlement agreements, and timesheets and fee awards.
    • Supervise the Legal Program Manager and Paralegal’s development and maintenance of our document-management system (which includes ensuring that the matter data is accurately entered into the system and any appropriate documents are uploaded and appropriately organized and categorized in the system; supporting attorneys in using and maintaining the system; and recruiting, training, and supervising any volunteers in support of this effort).
    • Supervise the Legal Program Manager and Paralegal’s maintenance of the matter list, including coordinating regular updates to the case statuses and summaries.
    • In collaboration with the Legal Program Manager and Paralegal, oversee and continually assess utilization of all technology resources, including PACER and PacerPro; case, document, knowledge, and task management (e.g., Asana; Clio; the matter list; the Z drive; Sharepoint); time-keeping; and third-party vendor management.
    • Implement and monitor implementation of Department policies, procedures, and protocols, including identifying opportunities to reduce or eliminate overlap and duplication of effort throughout the Department to promote effectiveness, efficiency, and use of best practices, creating centralized resources that are well maintained and accurate.
    • Assist the Legal Director in the implementation, maintenance, and ongoing review of the Legal Department manual.
    • Draft quarterly legal reports for the state board concerning Department activity.
    • Support the Legal Director in work concerning the state board’s legal panel, chapter legal panels, and any other relevant legal committees.
    • Ongoingly lead efforts to recruit pro bono firms.
    • Assist with fundraising and donor cultivation as requested by the Development Department.
    • Serve as a thought partner with the Legal Director in developing the Department’s annual budget, assisting the Legal Director in managing monthly spending against budget and in reviewing the Department’s financial reports provided by the Finance Department.
    • Support and coordinate the Department’s work with other departments.
    • Ensure the Legal Director, Executive Director, and other members of the leadership team are adequately informed of work and consulted appropriately.
    • Assist with all other legal program activities as needed and as assigned.


    Legal

    • Investigate, develop, and litigate high-impact civil-rights and civil-liberties cases at all stages in state and federal trial and appellate courts, includes conducting factual and legal research, preparing memoranda, drafting pleadings and briefs, conducting discovery, arguing motions, trying cases, drafting appellate briefs, presenting oral argument on appeal, and drafting amicus briefs.
    • Engage in any other pre-litigation, post-litigation, and non-litigation advocacy, including preparing demand letters, conducting settlement negotiations, monitoring enforcement, developing advocacy materials and public-education resources, and delivering public testimony.
    • Coordinate the affiliate’s amicus-brief efforts, including collaborating with partners, drafting or supervising the drafting of briefing, and coordinating with National and with our communications department.
    • Supervise, lead, or participate in teams of associated attorneys, and co-counsel cases with other public interest groups and with National.
    • Work closely with, and provide policy analysis and legal expertise to, non-legal program staff at the ACLU of Florida and at National.
    • Engage regularly with the media.


    OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES
    In addition to the primary responsibilities above, the Deputy Legal Director will also:

    • 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 presentations 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.


    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
    First and foremost, the candidate must have exceptional analytic, research, and writing skills.

    The only other required qualifications are that the candidate possess a J.D. and that they be a member of the Florida Bar (or that they be able to secure Florida Bar membership within one year of the beginning of their employment).


    DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
    While no one person will have all of the qualities enumerated below, the successful candidate will bring many of the following qualifications and attributes:

    • Significant expertise and experience in multiple areas of civil-rights and civil-liberties law.
    • Eight or more years of federal district court or appellate litigation experience.
    • Strong and demonstrated commitment to civil rights and civil liberties consistent with the mission and goals of the ACLU.
    • Broad substantive knowledge of constitutional law.
    • Exceptional oral-advocacy skills.
    • Demonstrated experience working in a fast-paced environment with a 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 diverse community organizations and coalitions.
    • Experience working and communicating with marginalized or vulnerable communities.
    • Collaborative spirit and a sense of humor.
    • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and professionally with lawyers, paralegals, legal assistants, and clients.
    • Two or more years of experience related to administering a legal program or managing legal staff.
    • 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.
    • Fluency in Spanish or Creole.
    • Unwavering commitment to the mission and goals of the ACLU, including a demonstrated commitment to equity and racial justice.


    COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
    Compensation will be commensurate with experience, within a starting range of $75,000-$100,000. The ACLU of Florida provides excellent benefits, including health and dental insurance with generous vacation, holiday, and sick leave policies, as well as a Defined Contribution 401K Retirement Plan. Base vacation leave is five weeks per year.


    APPLICATION PROCEDURE
    Please send an email to jobs@aclufl.org and attach a cover letter, resume, and two substantial writing samples demonstrating thorough legal analysis. All inquiries should include “Deputy Legal Director position” in the subject line, and all attachments should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

    Applicants who proceed beyond a first interview will be required to complete a research-and-writing assignment.

    Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please indicate where you learned of this job posting. No phone calls, please.

    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. We encourage formerly incarcerated individuals to apply. If selected for an interview, please inquire if financial assistance is needed in order to attend.

    The ACLU of Florida undertakes affirmative action strategies in its recruitment and employment efforts to ensure that persons with disabilities have full opportunities for employment in all positions. 

  • Tuesday, July 20, 2021 10:36 PM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)

    Southern District of Florida | United States District Court

    Vacancy of U.S. Magistrate Judge – West Palm Beach

    Administrative Order 2021-67 
    In re Appointment of Federal Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel Regarding the Magistrate Judge Vacancy in West Palm Beach, Florida

    Administrative Order 2011-50 
    In re Procedures Governing Contact with District Judges During Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Process

    Official Application for Vacancy

    Completed applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 18, 2021. 

  • Wednesday, July 07, 2021 9:20 PM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)

    Miami-Dade Commission on Ethics & Public Trust | Lawjobs.com

    Staff Attorney

    Miami-Dade Commission on Ethics and Public Trust

    The Staff Attorney provides ethics advice and issues ethics opinions to covered parties under the County Ethics Ordinance, under the supervision of the Executive Director and the General Counsel.  Assists in the development of educational materials and conducts training for public officials, employees, advisory board members and local government lobbyists.  Prepares reports and memoranda for presentation to the Miami-Dade Ethics Commission.  Conducts investigations, makes probable cause determinations, and assists in the prosecution of ethics violation cases before the Ethics Commission, under the supervision of the Executive Director and the Advocate. 

    The salary range for the position is:  $90,756.64 to $142,683.58.  It is anticipated that the position shall be filled at or near the minimum of the salary range.

    Apply for this position online; enter "ethics" in the keyword search field.

    Learn more about this position.

    Close Date:  07/12/2021

  • Monday, July 05, 2021 2:32 PM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)

    Jobs at BNSF

    Job Title: BNSF Railway Company General Attorney Position
    Job Location: Fort Worth, TX
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: $109,800 to $120,780
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description: As the largest railroad in North America, BNSF plays a vital role in sustaining the U.S. economy by moving the products and commodities we need to live and prosper. Our in-house lawyers serve as critical advisors on all aspects of our operations, helping to ensure our railroad runs smoothly and our customers are well served. This position primarily supports internal clients on issues related to BNSF’s suppliers and other counterparties that enable our operations. The position requires the negotiation, drafting and review of a wide variety of agreements regarding all aspects of BNSF’s operations, including high-value transactions regarding operational, commercial, technology, and construction issues, as well as legal support on issues arising under those agreements going forward. This position also assists in the administration and maintenance of BNSF’s robust contract management system, working as part of a team of lawyers and paralegals managing that function for BNSF. This position also involves occasionally providing legal counsel regarding general law and operational regulations, including research and legal advice under the supervision of senior attorneys on administrative, regulatory, and commercial law issues.

    QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Qualified candidates must have a graduate or bachelor’s degree;
    • Juris Doctor, current law license (Texas preferred, but not mandatory);
    • Strong academic background;
    • 2-7 years of relevant work experience as a practicing lawyer (in-house, law firm or government) handling complex contract negotiations and transactions;
    • High performing individual with ability to handle complex and challenging assignments with extremely short turnaround deadlines;
    • Candidate should possess strong negotiation skills and ability to build consensus and communicate compelling legal/business justification for position;
    • Must possess excellent legal research, verbal and written communication skills and ability to handle complex and challenging assignments with extremely short turnaround deadlines. Candidate should possess knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Lexis/Nexis research system and other web-based legal research tools.
    • Experience in the transportation or manufacturing industry a plus.
    • Resume, references, non-confidential writing samples, and law school transcript may be required.

    Job Requirements: • Qualified candidates must have a graduate or bachelor’s degree;
    • Juris Doctor, current law license (Texas preferred, but not mandatory);
    How to Apply To find out additional information and to apply, please go to www.bnsf.com/careers
    Closing Date Jul 30, 2021

  • Monday, July 05, 2021 2:29 PM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)

    University of Miami School of Law | The Jewish Graduate Student Initiative

    Job Title: Lecturer, Deputy Director School of Law Litigation Skills Program
    Job Location: Coral Gables, Florida
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: open
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description: The UNVIERSITY OF MIAMI has an exiting opportunity Lecturer, Deputy Director School of Law Litigation Skills Program to work in Miami, Florida.
    EDUCATIONAL AND WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: J.D. required; Candidates must have a minimum of 5 years of trial experience at the federal or state level – including pre-trial experience. Candidates must have experience teaching trial practice and advocacy, either in an academic or professional setting. Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills required. A candidate should have some demonstrated experience managing and inspiring a team of professionals. A candidate ideally should have some experience with, or interest in, engaging with the larger community of practicing litigators and/or academic trial skills professionals, and be committed to building on the national relevance of the Miami Law Program.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:
    The Deputy Director, in collaboration with the Faculty Director, is responsible for all functions related to daily operations of the Litigations Skills Program, including supervision of a staff of three. The major responsibilities include:

    •Work with the Faculty Director to teach Litigation Skills I and develop related course material;
    •Coordinate adjunct-led small sections and the final trial for Litigation Skills I;
    •Consult with the Faculty Director and Associate Dean for Experiential Learning to recruit and supervise approximately 50 adjunct faculty;
    •Engage, and cultivate the law school’s relationship with, the program’s adjunct faculty;
    •Oversee, in collaboration with the Faculty Director, the development and teaching of other courses in the Litigation Skills program including Litigation Skills II and the Litigation Skills Certified Legal Intern (CLI) Externship course;
    •Work with the coach of the Trial Team to prepare students for trial skills competition;
    •Engage with external stakeholders including the practicing litigation community and/or academic trial skills community, and make contributions to the legal profession and/or legal education through activities such as planning or participating in conferences, providing trainings and CLEs, playing leadership roles within professional, bar and community organizations, or writing practice-oriented material;
    •Engage in fundraising for the Litigation Skills Program in collaboration with the Dean, Associate Dean for Experiential Learning, and Faculty Director; and
    •Engage, mentor and advise students in the program about litigation career pathways.

    The current Litigation Skills Program is composed of four major components.

    Litigation Skills I is a 6-credit course composed of weekly lectures supplemented by pretrial and trial workshops that each meet once a week. Students learn how to litigate a case from start to finish by developing a full range of both pretrial and trial practice skills such as: interviewing clients, conducting investigations, drafting pleadings, conducting discovery, arguing motions, undertaking negotiations, delivering opening and closing statements, and examining witnesses.

    Litigation Skills II is a 3-credit course in advanced litigation where students learn topics such as instruction in jury selection, expert witnesses, and multi-party or multi-claim lawsuits. Students have the option to take either Advanced Civil Litigation Skills or Advanced Criminal Litigation Skills. All courses are taught by leading trial lawyers and judges. Litigation Skills II is open to students who have successfully completed Litigation Skills I.

    An additional component of Miami Law's program is that qualified students who complete the Litigation Skills I course can be placed in our six-credit Litigation Skills Externship Placement Program in which they are certified by the Supreme Court of Florida (or other states or Federal courts) to engage in the supervised practice of law. Miami Law's unique Litigation Skills Externship Program provides students in the program with the opportunity to apply the trial and pre-trial skills in an external practice setting. Students may represent clients in criminal and civil matters and argue cases in Circuit, County and Federal courts under the supervision of practicing attorneys. Externs are placed locally, nationally and internationally.

    In addition, Miami Law trains a number of Trial Teams that participate in regional and national competitions. With coaching from experienced attorneys, a small group of students are able to further hone their trial skills and compete on a national stage for the opportunity to earn resume- and reputation-enhancing accolades.

    The law school also offers a concentration in Litigation and many other courses relevant to litigation practice.

    APPLICATION
    Interested candidates must apply online and submit a cover letter and updated CV/Resume. Visit our career site at Miami.edu/careers. Keyword R100047426.
    https://umiami.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/UMFaculty/job/Coral-Gables-FL/Lecturer--Deputy-Director-School-of-Law-Litigation-Skills-Program_R100047426
    or email me if you have any questions at t.ruiz@miami.edu
    Job Requirements: J.D. required
    How to Apply https://umiami.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/UMFaculty/job/Coral-Gables-FL/Lecturer--Deputy-Director-School-of-Law-Litigation-Skills-Program_R100047426
    Closing Date Jul 31, 2021


  • Tuesday, June 01, 2021 8:32 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

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    Job Title: Senior Attorney, Fossil Fuels Program
    Job Location: New Orleans, LA or remote from Texas
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: Salary range in New Orleans, LA or Texas (remote) for 5+ years of experience: $123,505+
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description:
    Earthjustice’s Fossil Fuels Program seeks applicants for a Senior Attorney to join us in using the power of the law to protect communities and our environment from an onslaught of new oil and gas development. The position will focus on LNG facilities and oil and gas pipelines in the U.S. Gulf Region but could include infrastructure located in other parts of the U.S. The position will be based in New Orleans in a satellite office space shared with other Fossil Fuel Program staff, or in Texas (remotely).
    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 and supporters to engage the critical environmental issues of our time, and bring about positive change. We are guided by a passionate, ambitious vision for the future for people and our planet: until justice stands for all, we will never rest. We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.
    Founded in 1971, Earthjustice has a distinguished track record of achieving significant, lasting environmental protections. We achieve this by hiring people who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment. Our headquarters are in San Francisco with offices in Anchorage, Chicago, Juneau, Los Angeles, Miami, Tallahassee, Honolulu, New York, Philadelphia, Denver, Seattle, Bozeman, and Washington, DC. The Fossil Fuels Program has shared office space in New Orleans.
    For litigators and advocates committed to saving the planet and the people who depend on it, Senior Attorney at Earthjustice is the best job on the planet. Learn more about our Senior Attorney careers and work online here: https://earthjustice.org/about/jobs/senior-attorney
    At a time when we desperately need to reduce greenhouse emissions to prevent the worst impacts of climate change, the oil and gas industry is aggressively expanding fossil fuel infrastructure, locking us into decades of future fossil fuel use and directly harming the communities already hardest hit by climate disruption. Earthjustice’s Fossil Fuels program is confronting this massive build-out. We use litigation, administrative advocacy, and partnership to advance an end to U.S. oil and gas extraction and production, and stop new infrastructure (e.g. petrochemical facilities, export terminals and pipelines). The Senior Attorney will focus on challenging new and expanding LNG and pipeline infrastructure development in the Gulf South Region.
    Responsibilities:
    Develop new cases in a strategic fashion; conduct factual investigations; develop legal theories; draft pleadings and briefs; and otherwise manage new and existing cases within state and federal courts and administrative agencies.
    Litigate cases from beginning to end, performing all aspects of litigation.
    Develop and maintain partnerships with clients, allies, and coalition partners in litigation and other advocacy.
    Collaborate and manage relationships with co-counsel, clients, and coalition partners.
    Supervise the work of Associate Attorneys, Litigation Assistants, and Law Clerks.
    Integrate communications and legislative advocacy into litigation and other legal strategies, working effectively with other departments within Earthjustice, including Communications, Development, and Policy and Legislation.
    Support efforts to ensure a diverse, equitable and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.
    Job Requirements: Qualifications:
    Lawyer who is admitted or willing to apply for admission to the Louisiana or Texas bar;
    At least five years of litigation experience;
    Excellent litigation skills, including proven legal research, writing, analytical, and oral advocacy skills, and ability to manage a litigation docket effectively;
    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 team;
    Strong and demonstrated initiative, good judgment, creativity, and work ethic;
    Ability and willingness to travel as needed for case work, court appearances, and presentations;
    Commitment to serving the public interest, and a passion for the role of Earthjustice and its mission;
    Demonstrated awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and orientations;
    Commitment to help create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.
    We offer a mission- and employee-focused work environment and a competitive compensation package, including excellent benefits. Earthjustice is an equal opportunity employer and highly values diversity.
    Salary is based on number of years of litigation experience and location.
    Salary range in New Orleans, LA or Texas (remote) for 5+ years of experience: $123,505+
    How to Apply Interested applicants should submit the following via Jobvite here: https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=onMhffwp&s=Gwen_S._Cherry_Black_Women_Lawyers_Association
    Resume.
    One or two-page cover letter that addresses what draws you to Earthjustice, and fossil fuel development or LNG in the Gulf of Mexico Region. Please also describe any experiences you have working with people or communities who have been disproportionately affected by environmental harms or from backgrounds that differ from your own, and how you might apply those experiences in working with communities affected by fossil fuel development.
    Writing sample, preferably a legal brief or memorandum that primarily reflects your work.
    List of three references.
    Please reach out to jobs@earthjustice.org if you are having technical difficulties submitting your application. No phone calls, drop-ins, or hard copies.
    Earthjustice is driven by a passion for justice, partnership, and excellence. Our core values lead us to seek a broad range of perspectives and backgrounds to achieve our mission and to maintain an inclusive environment where all staff are valued and respected. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to employment practices that ensure that employees and applicants for employment are provided with equal opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or any other factor that is not related to the position.
    For positions located within the City and County of San Francisco: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
    For positions located within the City of Los Angeles: We will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.
    Closing Date Jun 30, 2021
  • Tuesday, June 01, 2021 8:23 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

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    Job Title: Senior Attorney, Midwest Regional Office
    Job Location: Chicago, IL
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: Salary range in Chicago, IL for 5+ years of experience: $138,035+
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description:
    Earthjustice is seeking a Senior Attorney to join its Midwest Regional Office in Chicago, IL. The Midwest Regional Office works across all three of Earthjustice’s program areas—climate, healthy communities, and lands and wildlife. Our work includes cases opposing pipelines and mining that will have devastating impacts on the environment and tribal interests; and fighting for clean air, soil, and water. We are committed to working with communities across the Midwest with special attention to Detroit, Chicagoland including Northwest Indiana, and St. Louis. The attorney selected for this position will have the opportunity to contribute to the strategic growth of our docket, including developing litigation and advocacy seeking to protect families, communities, and populations—especially the most overburdened communities. In addition, the attorney will help develop the Midwest work safeguarding health and the environment from toxic chemicals, including in our homes and schools.
    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 guided by a passionate, ambitious vision for the future for people and our planet: until justice stands for all, we will never rest. We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.
    Founded in 1971, Earthjustice has a distinguished track record of achieving significant, lasting, environmental protections. We achieve this by hiring people who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment. Our headquarters are in San Francisco with offices in Anchorage, Juneau, Los Angeles, Tallahassee, Honolulu, New York, Philadelphia, Denver, Miami, Seattle, Bozeman, Chicago, and Washington, DC.
    For litigators and advocates committed to saving the planet and the people who depend on it, Senior Attorney at Earthjustice is the best job on the planet. Learn more about our Senior Attorney careers and work online here: https://earthjustice.org/about/jobs/senior-attorney
    Earthjustice’s senior attorneys are experienced attorneys who, on behalf of our clients, develop, file, and litigate cases that align with the goals and needs of the program or regional office in which they work. Some senior attorneys have fewer than ten years of litigation experience while others have been with us for decades, and many are nationally-recognized leaders in their fields. We compensate our staff attorneys based on their geography and years of legal experience.
    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. Senior attorneys also supervise associate attorneys, fellows, and litigation assistants in connection with their work on particular projects and will be asked to serve as the formal supervisor for one or more team members.
    Responsibilities:
    Develop cases and legal advocacy strategies, in coordination with clients, other attorneys, experts, and partners, to support the goals of the Midwest Regional Office and Earthjustice’s strategic vision.
    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.
    Collaborate in team problem solving, litigation strategy, project management and trial work.
    Cultivate new allies and engage in partnerships with, and representation of, Tribal entities, community groups, workers, advocacy organizations and 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.
    Help develop and execute effective media and, where appropriate, legislative strategies and serve as a spokesperson for Earthjustice, clients, and partners.
    Work collaboratively and effectively with colleagues throughout Earthjustice, including team members in the Litigation, Communications, Development, and Policy and Legislation departments.
    Develop and participate in training and professional development opportunities appropriate to the role and the organization.
    Job Requirements: Qualifications:
    Law school graduates who are admitted to or able to join the IL Bar.
    A minimum of five years of 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, strong work ethic, and interest in continued professional growth.
    Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work well collaboratively 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 leading a litigation team.
    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 Earthjustice and its mission.
    Commitment to growing a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.
    Demonstrated awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and orientations.
    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.
    A commitment to and passion for public interest work.
    Formal management experience is a plus.
    We offer a mission and employee-focused work environment and a competitive compensation package including excellent benefits. Earthjustice is an equal opportunity employer and highly values diversity.
    Salary is based on number of years of litigation experience and location.
    Salary range in Chicago, IL for 5+ years of experience: $138,035+
    How to Apply Interested applicants should submit the following via Jobvite here: https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=ooLhffwp&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 Jun 30, 2021
  • Sunday, May 30, 2021 6:06 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

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    Job Title: Attorney
    Job Location: Dallas-Fort Worth
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: $55,000
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description: Multi-state consumer collections law firm seeks an attorney to manage high-volume civil litigation docket. Firm is seeking an attorney with 0-3 years of experience. Attorney will be responsible for attending hearings and trials in assigned area of Texas; travel to other parts of the state will be required. This opportunity is ideal for an attorney desiring to obtain substantial courtroom and civil litigation experience. In addition to attending hearings and trials, this position will be responsible for negotiating resolution of pending litigation, reviewing files, updating the status of files, calendar management, document preparation, signing, and other duties related to the management of a high-volume litigation docket.
    Selected Attorney will either work remotely from Fort Worth or will report to the Carrollton, TX office with flexibility to work remotely.
    Salary dependent upon qualifications.
    Position is commission eligible.
    Attorney Benefits
    Eligible for medical, dental, and vision insurance as well as company paid life and disability on the first of the month following 60 days of employment.
    Profit Sharing 401(k)
    Fees associated with maintaining licensure are reimbursement eligible in most cases.
    Please visit us at www.spalaw.com to learn more about the Firm.
    Must be able to pass a 10-year national background check and pre-employment drug screening.
    Job Type: Full-time, Permanent
    Pay: From $55,000.00 per year
    Job Requirements: TX Bar License
    How to Apply Interested candidates should send resumes to recruiting@scott-pc.com
    Closing Date Jun 30, 2021
  • Sunday, May 30, 2021 6:04 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

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    Job Title: Deputy Managing Attorney, Clean Energy (FERC)
    Job Location: Washington, DC or remote
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: Deputy Managing Attorney, Remote: $154,000 – $201,294
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description:
    Earthjustice’s Clean Energy Program seeks applicants for a new Deputy Managing Attorney position charged with leading our growing federal energy regulatory practice, which involves litigation and legal advocacy before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), regional transmission organizations/independent system operators (RTO/ISOs), and federal appellate courts. Candidates should have at least ten years of litigation and legal advocacy experience, a strong background in energy law, and experience managing a team and developing less senior attorneys. The position will be located in our Washington, DC office, though we will also consider candidates who would work remotely.

    Founded in 1971, Earthjustice is the nation’s premier nonprofit environmental law organization with a distinguished history of achieving significant and lasting environmental protections. We wield the power of the law and the strength of partnerships to protect people’s health; preserve magnificent places and wildlife; speed the transition from fossil fuels to clean energy; and combat climate change. We partner with other organizations, supporters, and citizens to engage the critical environmental issues of our time, and to bring about positive change. We are guided by a passionate, ambitious vision for the future for people and our planet: until justice stands for all, we will never rest. We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.
    Earthjustice’s Clean Energy Program litigates and advocates in state and federal courts and before energy regulators across the country to advance an equitable clean energy transition. Our work includes expanding and increasing access to clean energy resources, including energy efficiency, solar, wind, demand response, and storage; advancing electrification; and opposing efforts to build new gas-fired power plants. The Deputy Managing Attorney will lead Clean Energy Program staff in litigation and advocacy to eliminate barriers to clean energy adoption in federally regulated wholesale power markets and to secure FERC and RTO/ISOs policies and practices that support a transition to clean, affordable, and reliable energy. The Deputy Managing Attorney will manage a team of five attorneys and will report to the Managing Attorney of the Clean Energy Program, who oversees state and federal clean energy portfolios.
    Responsibilities:
    Litigation Leadership and Strategy (50%)
    Manage Earthjustice’s federal energy litigation docket before FERC and in appellate courts by personally leading case teams and by supervising and guiding other teams to maximize the quality and impact of the team’s total litigation and advocacy effort.
    Develop a FERC litigation and advocacy strategy that supports our program goals, in partnership with team.
    Collaborate with other Earthjustice litigation offices to help integrate clean energy priorities into their objectives and to support their clean energy advocacy.
    Cultivate new and diverse clients, allies and coalition partners to help achieve program goals.
    Build and maintain effective working relationships with clients and other partner organizations.
    Work with Earthjustice’s Communications team and Policy and Legislation team as necessary to develop communications and legislative strategies for advancing our program goals.
    Serve as an ambassador and spokesperson for Earthjustice’s federal energy work, by, among other things, communicating with the press and supporters.
    Work with Earthjustice’s Development department to support fundraising for the Clean Energy Program.
    Management (50%)
    Manage and guide the development of reporting staff to ensure they have the training, resources, feedback, and support to maximize their performance and skills development.
    Create a learning culture by, e., debriefing and sharing insights after significant stages of projects.
    Foster a work environment that advances Earthjustice’s diversity, equity, and inclusion goals.
    Work with the Managing Attorney and other staff to recruit and onboard candidates for open positions.
    Work with direct reports with supervisory responsibility to ensure that they are properly executing those functions.
    Work to maximize employee satisfaction and the quality of the team’s work.
    Work with team members to celebrate successes and learn from setbacks.
    Job Requirements: Qualifications:
    Juris Doctorate (JD) degree.
    A minimum of 10 years of litigation and legal advocacy experience.
    Significant energy law experience, preferably including practice before FERC.
    Licensed to practice law in DC (or wherever located), or willing and qualified to apply for and be admitted to the applicable bar within 14 months of employment.
    Strong capacity for strategic thinking, both at the programmatic level and in the context of individual cases.
    Excellent legal judgment and top-notch legal writing, analysis, and oral advocacy skills.
    Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to build relationships and work collaboratively with a diverse set of clients and partner organizations.
    Strong communication skills, including skills communicating with the media and supporters.
    A passion for the role of Earthjustice and its mission.
    Demonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and orientations.
    Ability to contribute to the creation of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.
    Willingness to travel as necessary.
    Management (Essential Skills)
    Excellent management skills, including the ability to develop junior attorneys and foster mutual respect, effective communication, and collaborative decision-making.
    High emotional intelligence demonstrated through self-awareness and an understanding of the potential impacts of personal behavior.
    Excellent cultural competency reflecting the ability to understand different cultures, backgrounds, and orientations and apply that understanding in a management context.
    A commitment to developing individual and team skills to meet the evolving needs of an organization.
    Ability to give and receive regular formal and informal feedback in a timely, constructive, and respectful manner.
    Strong team mentorship and communication skills.
    Salary range is dependent on years' litigating and location.
    Deputy Managing Attorney, DC: $172,100 - $191,224
    Deputy Managing Attorney, Remote: $154,000 – $201,294
    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 Application Procedure
    Interested candidates should submit the following via Jobvite here: https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=oo7Cffw6&s=Gwen_S._Cherry_Black_Women_Lawyers_Association

    Resume.
    One- or two-page cover letter that addresses why you are drawn to Earthjustice’s mission and this position.
    Writing sample that demonstrates your own legal analysis and writing.
    List of three references.
    Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
    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 Jun 24, 2021

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