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  • Sunday, July 14, 2019 6:03 PM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)

    Microsoft

    Attorney- Employment Law (FLL) Bilingual

    Microsoft - Fort Lauderdale, FL4.2

    Estimated: $77,000 - $100,000 a year

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    Skills

    • Multilingual
    • Human Resources

    Our mission is to empower everyone, everywhere to achieve more. 

    The world is diverse, and we can better empower everyone by representing everyone. We need to be open to learning our own biases and changing our behaviors so we can tap into the collective power of everyone at Microsoft. We don’t just value differences, we seek them out, we invite them in. We want all our employees to feel that Microsoft is not only a place where they are included, but a place where they belong. As a result, our ideas will be bigger, our products will be better, and our customers will be better served. 

    As part of the Workplace Investigations Team you will contribute to this mission by ensuring that our employees around the world work in a culture that is inclusive and fair. You will conduct impartial and thorough investigations with respect and empathy for your colleagues. This work is important in closing the gap between the culture we seek and the day-to-day realities that some might experience. As a Workplace Investigations Attorney, you will be an integral part of the leadership in continuing to transform our culture to the one we aspire to. 

    We are looking for an Attorney for our Workforce Investigations Team based in Fort Lauderdale to perform regional investigations across the Latin America region. This individual will be part of a global investigations team responsible for handling workplace concerns across the 100+ countries where Microsoft operates. 

    Responsibilities 

    Responsibilities include:

    • Independently and impartially lead and manage multiple, comprehensive and timely investigations of complex and cross-border employee relations issues in a thorough and empathetic way
    • Conduct complex, professional interviews, often involving senior management, prepare investigation reports, and convey ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
    • Bring a high degree of EQ and a human dimension to your investigations, realizing that neutrality doesn’t mean ambivalence
    • Exercise considerable judgment and discretion in scenarios that are complex and highly sensitive, consulting with legal counsel as needed.
    • Make determinations regarding workplace behavior including company policies related to equal employment opportunity, anti-harassment and anti-discrimination, and family and romantic relationship conflicts of interest.
    • Partner with HR and local and regional legal and HR contacts to ensure investigation of employee relations issues in a comprehensive and timely manner.
    • Navigate a complex and global organization structure, working through hand-offs and engagement with other teams and identifying where improvements can be made
    • Effectively and professionally communicate regarding investigation progress and findings.
    • Respond proactively to the tracking, trending, and analysis of employee relations issues.

    Conduct trainings to increase capabilities on identification and appropriate handling of employee relations matters. 

    • Partner with other internal investigative teams.
    • Collaborate with the team regarding processes and best practices to improve investigation consistency, efficiency and effectiveness.

    Qualifications 

    Qualifications:

    • 8+years of legal work experience in the areas of employment law or workplace investigations
    • Law Degree from an accredited law school with a license to practice law
    • Fluency in Spanish or Portuguese
    • Ability to travel 25-50%

    Preferences:

    • Expertise in the employment laws or workplace investigation practices in the Latin America region
    • Prior experience at a large international organization working on employment/investigation issues.
    • Significant experience conducting and consulting on cross-border and complex workplace investigations
    • Demonstrated knowledge of human resources practices and regionally applicable local employment laws
    • Experience developing and delivering training on investigative issues
  • Sunday, July 14, 2019 5:56 PM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)

    JPMorgan Chase

    Position Location: Plano, TX

    JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.6 trillion and operations worldwide. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and small business, commercial banking, financial transaction processing, and asset management. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase & Co. serves millions of consumers in the United States and many of the world's most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under its J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. Information about JPMorgan Chase & Co. is available at www.jpmorganchase.com.

    The Legal Department of JPMorgan Chase & Co is responsible for the provision of legal services to the Corporation and is organized by practice groups that generally align with the Corporation’s lines of business and corporate staff areas.  This structure encourages legal teams and businesses and staff areas to discuss legal, regulatory and business developments effectively and in a timely manner.

    Link to Apply:  https://jpmchase.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=190056813&lang=en&sns_id=mailto#.XRTEmtZhER4.mailto

    Consumer & Community Banking Legal

    The Consumer & Community Banking (“CCB”) legal teams provide dedicated strategic and transactional legal support for the various CCB businesses. The CCB attorneys are legal subject matter experts regarding these LOBs, including their applicable legal/regulatory requirements and the businesses’ products, services, and operations. The  CCB ROC (Regulatory, Operations & Controls) team is responsible for providing legal services to CCB Operations, including collections and recovery, collections litigation, bankruptcy, sworn document processes, tax reporting, remediations and corrections, fraud and disputes, escalated customer complaints, and third party oversight. The team is also responsible for providing regulatory advice to all CCB businesses and control partners on key consumer protection statutes such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act, Telephone Consumer Protection Act, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Servicemember Civil Relief Act, and Unfair/Deceptive Acts and Practices. In addition, the team monitors state and federal law and regulatory developments and leads CCB’s participation in the firmwide Office of Legal Obligations and Legal Regulatory Change Management processes. The CCB ROC team also provides legal support to CCB’s Audit, Compliance, Risk and Controls functions.

    The CCB Legal Review Team (“CCB LRT”), a division within the CCB ROC team, seeks an experienced attorney to join a legal team responsible for overseeing a group of firms (outside counsel) retained to provide consumer default litigation services to the CCB LOBs. The team conducts periodic reviews of outside counsel (occasionally in conjunction with Operations, Technology, Compliance and/or Audit teams) to, among other things, evaluate the quality of legal services provided by outside counsel and supports the LOBs (and other Bank stakeholders) in managing the relationship with this group of firms.  The attorney will work with outside counsel to manage ongoing issues related to reviews and will design and implement processes and procedures to further the Bank’s law firm oversight program and control agenda.  The position will also include managing escalations related to the day-to-day engagement responsibilities of the outside law firms, drafting and revising law firm contracts, and handling regulatory and other exam-related inquiries related to the oversight of the outside law firms handling consumer default litigation.  It is an exciting opportunity to provide support within JPMC as a member of a legal team that will continue to evolve. 

     

    The position requires significant interaction with the attorneys and staff within this group of law firms in all 50 states.  This position also requires significant travel in connection with the onsite review process.  When not traveling, the position will be based in Plano, TX.

     

    Responsibilities will include:

    ·          Managing outside counsel relationships through collaboration with business partner and legal department colleagues to draft contract updates, remediate identified law firm issues, and developing law firm oversight process improvements

    ·          Deliver executive presentations on team activities, assessed risks, and legal opinions

    ·          Maintain operational integrity of the team and document activities

    ·          Participate in ongoing projects and perform other tasks related to the comprehensive law firm oversight program and default servicing

    Qualifications

    Candidates should possess, at a minimum:

    ·          JD with at least six years of practicing law post JD with increased responsibilities and challenges demonstrated over time

    ·          Attorney candidates must be in compliance with all relevant licensing requirements including the requirements of the jurisdiction where the role will be located prior to commencement of employment

    ·          All candidates for roles in the Legal department must successfully complete a conflicts of interest clearance review prior to commencement of employment

    ·          A background in creditor-side bankruptcy representation, credit card default litigation, mortgage foreclosure, or analogous financial services experience

    ·          Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with demonstrated ability to listen and drive results in a team setting

    ·          Strong interpersonal skills and a team player who can collaborate effectively

    ·          Ability to travel 50% in connection with onsite reviews  

    ·          Work effectively with a diverse group of stakeholders

    ·          Negotiate with internal and external parties

    ·          Display strong analytical, organizational and communication skills

    ·          Display a high degree of initiative, self-direction and ability to work independently

    ·          Exercise decisive, sound judgment in a very fast-paced environment

    ·          Adapt to change easily

    ·          Strong sense of honesty and ethics as an officer of the court and a representative protecting the reputation of JPMC

    ·          Ability to understand business needs and possess a strong understanding of the interplay between legal and business risk

    Preferred Skills:

    ·          Some background in regulatory or enforcement matters

    ·          Working knowledge of FDCPA, TCPA, SCRA, UDAAP and FCRA, and related debt collection laws

    ·          Bilingual (Spanish)

    ·          Litigation and investigative skills

    ·          Background in litigation and settlement negotiation

    ·          Interest in consumer banking/lending

    ·          In-house experience a plus


    Link to Apply:  https://jpmchase.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=190056813&lang=en&sns_id=mailto#.XRTEmtZhER4.mailto

  • Saturday, July 06, 2019 12:36 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

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    Job Title: Associate Attorney, Community Based Initiatives
    Job Location: Los Angeles, CA
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: Dependent on Experience
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description: Earthjustice seeks an associate attorney to join our work that prioritizes frontline communities who are burdened with the most pollution and environmental harms while being excluded from environmental benefits provided to other communities. We work with community leaders to challenge the environmental and social status quo, helping communities change the conditions in which they live.

    Earthjustice is the premier nonprofit environmental law organization. We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health; to preserve magnificent places and wildlife; to advance clean energy; and to combat climate change. We partner with thousands of groups, supporters, individuals and communities to engage the critical environmental issues of our time, and bring about positive change. We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.

    Founded in 1971, Earthjustice has a distinguished track record of achieving significant, lasting environmental protections. We achieve this by hiring people who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment. Our headquarters are in San Francisco with offices in Anchorage, Bozeman, Chicago, Denver, Honolulu, Juneau, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Seattle, Tallahassee, and Washington, DC.

    While each of our offices work with local communities, the Community-Based Initiatives team consists of six attorneys located in New York, DC, and Los Angeles. The associate attorney will add cross-organization capacity but will focus on matters throughout California. 

    The Associate Attorney position is a three-year position, with potential for extension. The Associate Attorney program is designed to help attorneys who are in the early stages of their careers to develop into thoughtful, professional, and effective advocates skilled in the various phases of public interest litigation. As Associate Attorneys gain experience, they gradually take on more independent responsibility for their cases, but work throughout their tenure under the supervision of a Staff Attorney or the Deputy Managing Attorney or Managing Attorney.
    Job Requirements: Responsibilities:

    - Work closely with other program staff and clients to investigate, develop, and litigate cases, such as through legal and factual research; oral advocacy; and drafting briefs, petitions, comments, and other legal documents.
    - Participate in cultivating new clients, allies, and coalition partners.
    - Integrate communications and legislative advocacy into litigation and other legal strategies.
    - Support efforts to ensure a diverse, equitable and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.

    Qualifications:

    - 0 to 3 years of post-law school legal experience.
    - Admitted to, or be admitted to, the California State Bar.
    - Excellent research, analytic, writing, and communication skills.
    - Strong and demonstrated initiative, good judgment, creativity, and work ethic.
    - Ability and willingness to travel as needed, including for case work, court appearances, and meetings with clients and partners.
    - Commitment to serving the public interest and a passion for the role of Earthjustice and its mission.
    - Legal or non-legal experience supporting communities working to overcome injustice is a plus.
    - Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work well collegially.
    - Demonstrated awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and orientations.
    - Commitment to help create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.

    We offer a mission and employee-focused work environment and a competitive compensation package, including excellent benefits. Earthjustice is an equal opportunity employer and highly values diversity.

    How to Apply To Apply

    Interested candidates should submit a:

    Resume.
    - One or two-page cover letter that addresses why you would like serve as an associate attorney for our community-based work.
    - Writing sample no longer than 12 pages, preferably a legal brief or memorandum that primarily reflects your work.
    - Law school transcripts.
    - List of three professional or academic references.

    Please apply online here: https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=ot6fafwI&s=GSCBWLA

    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

    Aug 15, 2019


  • Saturday, July 06, 2019 12:20 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

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    Job Title: Chief Counsel
    Job Location: Washington, DC
    Job Type: Full-time
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description: Position Summary
    A project of the New Venture Fund seeks a Chief Counsel to oversee the legal activities of numerous public interest campaigns focused on exposing unethical and corrupt behavior by government officials. The Chief Counsel will manage the organization’s current litigation docket and will be tasked with identifying new opportunities to expose government malfeasance through litigation. The ideal candidate will have a proven litigation track record, familiarity with both the Freedom of Information Act and state open records laws, and an understanding of laws and regulations covering governmental ethics. A flexible personality, sense of humor, and positive attitude are also essential.
    This position is based in Washington, DC or New York City. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. 
    Essential Responsibilities and Tasks 
    • Manage a robust litigation docket, working with outside counsel and non-profit partners.
    • Develop and oversee standards for Freedom of Information Act and state agency open records requests. 
    • Litigate routine Freedom of Information Act records requests, drafting court pleadings as necessary.
    • Review research to spot potential legal issues.
    • Work with communications teams on messaging materials and press outreach.
    • Represent the organization in partner and ally meetings. 
    • Draft reports and letters to legislative and executive bodies.
    • Perform other duties as necessary.
    Job Requirements:
    Required Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Ability 
    • Law degree;
    • 10+ years of litigation experience; 
    • Demonstrated knowledge of the Freedom of Information Act and state open records laws;
    • Strong legal research and writing skills;
    • Strong interpersonal skills; 
    • Outstanding communicator that works collaboratively with others; 
    • Proven leader with experience in managing employees and consultants; 
    • Talent for developing and maintaining strong partner and coalition relationships; 
    • Demonstrated commitment to public interest advocacy; and
    • Impeccable professional ethics and integrity. 

    Valued and Non-Essential Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Ability 
    • Understanding of the legal framework in which 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) organizations operate; and
    • Proven track record of managing and cultivating donor relationships. 

    Attributes 
    • Exceptional communications skills;
    • Smart political judgement and acumen;
    • Handles herself well under pressure;
    • Extremely well organized with strong attention to detail;
    • Flexible personality; 
    • Sense of humor; and
    • Works well in and contributes to a collegial environment.
    How to Apply How to Apply

    Please send your resume and cover letter to chiefcounseljob@gmail.com.

    New Venture Fund Careers

    The New Venture Fund (NVF) is a 501(c)(3) public charity that incubates new and innovative public-interest projects and grant-making programs. NVF is committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential. NVF’s work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.
    Closing Date

    Jul 31, 2019


  • Saturday, July 06, 2019 9:06 AM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)


    Staff Attorney ‐ Consumer Rights

    Legal Services seeks an attorney to work in its Consumer Rights Unit. This Unit provides the full range of legal services to assist homeowners at risk of mortgage foreclosure, and to defend mortgage foreclosure actions, including initiation of Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases, loan modifications and rescission actions pursuant to the Home Owner Equity Protection Act and the Truth in Lending Act, representation to resolve mortgage fraud problems such as mortgage cancellation and rescission, quiet title actions and Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices Act cases.

    The Unit also protects people from unfair financial practices by representing consumers in debt collection defense cases, defending against improper garnishment of wages or bank accounts and representing in cases involving used automobiles with a focus on financing, unfair and deceptive sales practices, warranty and odometer law violations.

    The attorney will be responsible for his or her own caseload.

    The attorney's duties include drafting pleadings, conducting depositions, and representing clients in court. This Unit involves significant litigation. However, the attorney will also be required to conduct client intake, conduct home visits, attend community education events, and participate in client outreach. We are seeking an attorney with a commitment to and passion for the rights of low‐income clients.

    Job description is available at our website. http://legalservicesmiami.org/who‐we‐are/careers/.

    Litigation experience required. Bilingual capability (Spanish or Haitian Creole) preferred. Excellent benefits and salary. EOE. All applications consisting of resumes, cover letters detailing your interest in working at Legal Services, and writing samples must be submitted via email to PositionApps@LSGMI.ORG.

  • Saturday, July 06, 2019 9:00 AM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)


    TENANTS’ RIGHTS ATTORNEY OPENING

    Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc., (Legal Services) is accepting applications from attorneys admitted to the Florida Bar who have a commitment and passion for social, economic, and racial justice and want to protect the rights of low‐income residents living in Miami‐Dade and Monroe Counties.

    The Tenants’ Rights Project provides legal representation for tenants living primarily in public and federally subsidized housing. Attorneys in the Project represent tenants in state and federal court, administrative proceedings, and appeals. The attorney would be responsible for his or her own caseload. The attorney’s duties include drafting pleadings, conducting depositions, negotiating with opposing parties, and representing tenants in court. This project involves significant litigation, however, the attorney would also be required to conduct client intake, conduct home visits, attend community education events, and client outreach.

    Spanish or Haitian Creole language capability is preferred but not required. Excellent benefit package and salary. Submit an application consisting of a cover letter detailing your interest in the position, resume, writing sample and references to PositionApps@legalservicesmiami.org.

    Applications due by Wednesday, June 19, 2019 or until positions filled.

    Legal Services of Greater Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Racial minorities, women, the elderly, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

  • Saturday, July 06, 2019 8:50 AM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)


    TENANTS’ RIGHTS/FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY OPENING

    Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc., (Legal Services) is accepting applications from attorneys admitted to the Florida Bar who have a commitment and passion for social, economic, and racial justice and want to protect the rights of low-income residents living in Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties. Ideal candidate will have family law experience. Areas of practice include housing and family law. Travel is required to Monroe County. The attorney will provide legal representation for tenants living primarily in public and federally subsidized housing as well as representation in a variety of family law cases including domestic violence in Monroe County.

    The attorney would be responsible for his or her own caseload. The attorney’s duties include drafting pleadings, conducting depositions, negotiating with opposing parties, and representing clients in court and before administrative agencies. This position involves significant litigation, in addition to client intake and conducting home visits. The attorney will also be required to develop ongoing relationships with community, client and provider groups, develop and present community education events, and assume responsibility for special projects and clinics as may be assigned.

    Spanish or Haitian Creole language capability is preferred but not required. Access to reliable transportation is required. Mileage reimbursement provided. Excellent benefit package and salary.

    Submit an application consisting of a cover letter detailing your interest in the position, resume, writing sample and references to Careers@legalservicesmiami.org.

    Applications accepted until position filled.

    Legal Services of Greater Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Racial minorities, women, the elderly, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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




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    Employment Opportunity- Term Law Clerk to U.S. Magistrate Judge Shaniek Maynard
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    Time Limit Options: No time limit for each review
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  • 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.


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