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  • Thursday, May 31, 2018 2:47 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    Term Law Clerk to U. S. Magistrate Judge Shaniek Maynard 

    Announcement Number:
    2018-JDS-08
    Court: United States District Court, Southern District of Florida
    City, State: Fort Pierce, FL
    Court Website: http://www.flsd.uscourts.gov
    Permanent Position: Temporary
    Job Grade: JSP 11-JSP 13 (Commensurate with Legal Work Experience)
    Minimum Salary: $65,075
    Maximum Salary: $92,750
    Link to Original Job Post: http://www.flsd.uscourts.gov/job-listings

    Position Description

    This is a term appointment with length of employment expected to last at least one year & one day, with the possibility of extension.


  • Tuesday, May 22, 2018 12:58 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)
    The Southern Poverty Law Center's Criminal Justice Reform and Immigrant Justice is hiring attorneys and outreach paralegals in Florida. Please see the positions below. 


    Senior Staff Attorney for Criminal Justice Reform (either Miami or Tallahassee):

    https://careers-splcenter.icims.com/jobs/1234/senior-staff-attorney---criminal-justice-reform/job

    Staff Attorney for Criminal Justice Reform (either Miami or Tallahassee):

    https://careers-splcenter.icims.com/jobs/1233/staff-attorney---criminal-justice-reform/job

    Outreach Paralegal for Criminal Justice Reform (either Miami or Tallahassee):

    https://careers-splcenter.icims.com/jobs/1235/outreach-paralegal---criminal-justice-reform/job

    Staff Attorney for Immigrant Justice  (Miami):

    https://careers-splcenter.icims.com/jobs/1192/staff-attorney%2c-immigrant-justice-project/job

  • Monday, May 07, 2018 9:17 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    Earthjustice has multiple positions in the USA. Please click on the links below.

    Litigation

    Associate AttorneyBozeman, MT

    Associate AttorneyHonolulu, HI

    Deputy Managing Attorney, CoalPhiladelphia, PA

    Deputy Managing Attorney, Northeast RegionNew York, NY

    Executive Assistant to the VPs LitigationNew York, NY  or  Washington, DC

    Healthy Communities Attorney, ToxicsNationwide

    Legal ExternshipNew York, NY  or  Philadelphia, PA

    Legal ExternshipSan Francisco, CA

    Legal Externship, Fall 2018Los Angeles, CA

    Legal Externship, Spring or FallWashington, DC

    Litigation Assistant IWashington, DC

    Research and Policy AnalystSan Francisco, CA

    Staff AttorneyMiami, FL

    Staff Attorney, Clean EnergyPhiladelphia, PA

    Staff Attorney, Clean Energy FloridaMiami, FL  or  Tallahassee, FL

    Staff Attorney, GasNationwide

    Staff Attorney, Healthy CommunitiesNew York, NY

    Staff Attorney, Offshore Oil and Gas DrillingSan Francisco, CA  or  Seattle, WA

    Policy & Legislation

    Associate Legislative CounselWashington, DC

    Executive

    PresidentSan Francisco, CA

    Vice President, Communications & MarketingSan Francisco, CA

  • Monday, May 07, 2018 9:10 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    Senior Counsel - Mergers and Acquisitions

    Location: Hershey, PA

    Reports to: V.P., SEC, Corporate Governance & Compliance

    Position Summary: 

    The Hershey Company is seeking an attorney that is highly competent, detail-oriented, proactive, a self-starter and a team player with deep experience in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) to lead the M&A subsection of the Company’s legal department.  The Senior Counsel - Mergers and Acquisitions (hereinafter referred to as “Senior Counsel M&A”) will be responsible for setting strategic direction for the M&A function within the Legal Department and for overseeing all legal-related M&A activities, including drafting and negotiating non-disclosure agreements, asset and stock purchase/sale agreements, joint venture and partnership agreements and other strategic partnership-related documents, coordinating and overseeing due diligence activities for the Legal Department globally and working closely with the Company’s M&A team to oversee due diligence on an enterprise-wide scale.  This position will also have day-to-day responsibility for coordinating and completing all SEC/NYSE filings related to M&A activities, and will be expected to assist the Vice President, SEC, Corporate Governance & Compliance on other SEC/NYSE matters.

    In addition to managing all legal-related M&A activities, the Senior Counsel, M&A will also have responsibility to:

    • Serve as the legal representative to the Company’s integration team, responsible for helping ensure new acquisition ventures are successfully incorporated into the Company’s ongoing business operations.
    • Partner with the Company’s Vice President, M&A and Disruptive Growth to establish and implement legal strategies, programs and training for global M&A activities.
    • Oversee the use of outside legal counsel for M&A activities and manage the Company’s legal M&A budget to ensure consistent, predictable spend.
    • Proactively report on new laws, regulations and emerging trends.

    Candidates must have extensive experience managing the key M&A needs of a global, Fortune 500 company.  At a minimum, candidates should be able to demonstrate significant experience leading corporate M&A activities from a legal perspective, including having served as lead attorney responsible for drafting and negotiating key M&A agreements and leading due diligence efforts.  The successful candidate must also have deep familiarity and experience with SEC/NYSE rules and filings, FINRA, HSR (and related international anti-trust statutes) and other M&A-related rules and regulations.

    International transactions and business experience are required as is significant experience in risk evaluation, risk forecasting and risk management.  Demonstrated ability to work both cross-functionally and with others within the Legal Department to achieve desired outcomes is a must. 

    The successful candidate will have strong people leadership skills with passionate commitment to foster a diverse, inclusive, and collaborative culture to deliver high impact Legal and business results.  Candidates must be exceptional communicators with proven ability to facilitate discussions and issue resolution among leaders in the Legal Department and the business, as significant interaction with key business leaders – including the Chief Growth Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Executive Officer – is expected.

    Major Duties/Responsibilities: 

    Summary of major duties:

    Lead M&A Function within Legal Department

    • Draft and negotiate non-disclosure agreements, asset and stock purchase/sale agreements, joint venture and partnership agreements and other strategic partnership-related documents
    • Oversee and coordinate due diligence activities
    • Serve as primary liaison and business partner for Vice President, M&A and Disruptive Growth

    o             Identify, prioritize, plan and implement M&A projects in support of Legal business operations

    o             Provide risk-aware, actionable legal advice on M&A projects and initiatives

    • Manage outside counsel resources to implement and execute M&A activities in a cost-effective manner
    • Coordinate and complete M&A-related filings (SEC, NYSE, HSR) and respond to relevant inquiries (FINRA)
    • Lead integration efforts for Legal Department

    Policies and Training

    • Develop and execute policies, training and capabilities that support strategic initiatives
    • Identify emerging trends and developments in the M&A environment and proactively develop strategies and tools that will help the business benefit from, and manage new risks associated with, these developments

    SEC/NYSE Filings

    • Assist the V.P., SEC, Corporate Governance & Compliance with non-M&A SEC and NYSE filings as needed

    Strategic and Financial Planning; Analysis; Reporting

    • Develop and deliver annual M&A team budget
    • Develop and use diagnostic tools and approaches to measure effectiveness, including but not limited to qualitative data collection, surveys, metrics and scorecards
    • Analyze data and identify trends and opportunities to improve organizational agility and ability to predict and react to changes in the competitive market

    Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required to successfully perform major duties/responsibilities: 

    • Able to operate both strategically and tactically, as well as provide vision and leadership, on all M&A matters
    • Able to develop strong cross-functional relationships and lead cross-functional projects
    • Strong quantitative and qualitative analytic skills
    • Able to analyze business processes and recommend and implement process improvements
    • Strong critical thinking skills with a methodological approach to problem solving. Understands the underlying issues and components of a problem or opportunity and perceives complex cause-and-effect patterns. Identifies patterns and trends from past experiences that relate to a current situation and uses that knowledge to come up with creative solutions and new ideas
    • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal, with emphasis on clear and concise interaction with business leadership and the Legal Department
    • Works cooperatively as a member of a team and is committed to the overall team objectives rather than own interests
    • Global mindset
    • Strong business acumen with a strong understanding of financial metrics and P&L fundamentals
    • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with and influence the decision making of Legal Leaders and senior business leaders
    • Strong desire for personal and professional development
    • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
    • Ability to travel up to 25%

    This position offers competitive base salary, bonus and relocation benefits.

    For confidential consideration, email resumes to:

    Stephanie Womack, Manager, Recruiting Lead, swomack@hersheys.com

  • Wednesday, April 25, 2018 9:50 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    Magistrate - General Magistrate Division (State Funded)

    Division: Court Support

    Salary: $82,650.48 ANNUAL + Benefits

    Position Type: FULLTIME

    Funding: State Funded

    Hours: 40 hours per week

    Occupation Code: Magistrate

    Working Title: General Magistrate (Probate Division)

    If hired, the practice of law is prohibited in all areas outside the circuit. (Salary is Non-Negotiable) The successful candidate will be hired at the minimum salary.

    Description

    This is highly responsible, professional quasi-judicial work, making findings of fact, arriving at conclusions of law, conducting hearings in a Circuit Court and making rulings on Probate, Guardianship and Mental Health matters. The matters include, but are not limited to, Baker Act Petitions, Marchman Act Petitions, Petitions for Incapacity, Adult Protective Service Petitions, Developmental Disabilities Petitions, Guardian Advocate Petitions, Firearm Prohibition Petitions, Relief from Firearm Prohibition Petitions and Tuberculosis Petitions. The General Magistrate typically holds a Baker Act and Marchman Act Hearing Calendar three days a week. A report or recommended order is prepared for entry by the referring judge. The General Magistrate’s powers and duties are performed within the framework of applicable state and local laws and court rules. 

    Responsibilities

    • Presides over referred court hearings. 
    • Reviews court calendars and case files prior to scheduled hearings. 
    • Grants continuances. 
    • Reads or listens to allegations and determines if action cited is supported by facts. 
    • Hears and evaluates evidence of witnesses and technical experts. 
    • Listens to presentation of cases. 
    • Rules on admissibility of evidence and methods of conducting testimony. 
    • Schedules cases and conducts hearings and rules on pre-trial matters; conducts final and post-judgment hearings. 
    • Conducts legal research including reviewing, analyzing, studying, searching, and annotating laws, court decisions, documents, opinions, briefs and related legal authorities to prepare for court proceedings and litigated matters and matters referred by the Circuit Court Judges; keeps abreast of Florida law. 
    • Reviews orders of referral. 
    • Prepares court orders, reports and recommendations based on evidence and findings and transmits them to the judge, utilizing the Eleventh Judicial Circuit’s computer software and operating systems including aiSmartBench, Odyssey and eCourtesy. 
    • Supervises office clerical staff as they perform office tasks including but not limited to calendar preparation, filing, answering the phone, reviewing and sending mail and preparing court orders, reports and recommendations. 
    • Attends staff meetings. 
    • Attends and participates in lectures, workshops and conferences on related work and legal matters. 
    • Reads professional journals and updates of case law to stay current on regulations and statutes governing probate, guardianship and mental health legal matters. 
    • Travels to different courthouses in Miami-Dade County and to the hearing room located at Jackson Memorial Hospital for the performance of the General Magistrate duties. 
    • Performs related work as required. 

    Qualifications

    • A Juris Doctor (JD) degree from an accredited law school. 
    • Member in good standing with the Florida Bar. 
    • Five (5) years practicing law with an interest and experience in probate, guardianship and/or mental health laws.

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES (KSAs): 

    • Thorough knowledge of state statutes, case law and rules of procedure as they pertain to probate, guardianship and mental health law, including but not limited to Baker Act Petitions, Marchman Act Petitions, Petitions for Incapacity, Adult Protective Service Petitions, Developmental Disabilities Petitions, Guardian Advocate Petitions, Firearm Prohibition Petitions, Relief from Firearm Prohibition Petitions and Tuberculosis Petitions. 
    • Thorough knowledge of general and specific law, state laws, established precedents, and sources of legal reference. 
    • Thorough knowledge of court procedures, rules of evidence, and trial and courtroom procedures. Knowledge of the responsibilities and authority of General Magistrates/Hearing Officers. 
    • Ability to apply legal principles and specialized knowledge to individual cases and problems. 
    • Ability to conduct legal research. 
    • Ability to prepare for hearings, hear cases, and present material clearly and logically in oral and written form. 
    • Ability to work with litigants who are in stressful situations. 
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. 
    • Ability to communicate clearly. 
    • Ability to supervise office personnel. 
    • Ability to counsel persons on sensitive issues. 
    • Proficiency in computer use and Microsoft Office Suite, primarily Word. 
    • Ability to operate, type and generate orders using the Eleventh Judicial Circuit’s computer programs such as aiSmartBench, Odyssey and eCourtesy. 
    • Ability to travel to courthouses located throughout Miami-Dade County and to the hearing room located at Jackson Memorial Hospital.

    Physical Demands

    Work involves a significant amount of standing, walking, sitting, typing, talking, listening, stooping, and reaching with hands and arms; must be able to transfer up to 10 pounds.

    Licenses Certifications

    Membership in good standing of the Florida Bar required.

    Please apply here.
  • Tuesday, April 24, 2018 12:14 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    The Social Security Administration, Office of Hearings Operations, is hiring Attorney Advisors for the Miami, Florida office. Please apply here

  • Wednesday, April 11, 2018 8:50 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    April 10, 2018
    CONTACT: Hans Ottinot, Chair; hottinot@sibfl.net,
    Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission
    TELEPHONE: (305) 792-1765


    MIAMI – The Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has been asked to provide Governor Rick Scott with nominees for the vacancy in the Miami-Dade Circuit Court created by the resignation of Circuit Court Judge Sarah Zabel.

    The Commission requests that interested candidates submit an application for consideration. Applicants must meet the qualifications for circuit court judges described in Article V, Section 8 of the Florida Constitution.

    Applicants must deliver a complete original application by April 24, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. No copies shall be required. Any application delivered after the deadline will not be considered. The original application should be delivered to:


    Hans Ottinot, Esq.
    City Attorney’s Office for
    the City of Sunny Isles Beach
    18070 Collins Avenue
    4th Floor
    Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160

    In addition to the original application, applicants must e-mail a PDF version of the application to Hans Ottinot, Esq., Chair (hottinot@sibfl.net) with personal information not subject to public disclosure—such as the social security number— redacted as permitted by Section 119.071 of the Florida Statutes. 


    Applicants are invited to provide the Chair with a one page sheet listing the date, location and time of hearings or trials that they would want the Commissioners to observe. The one page disclosure sheet is not mandatory and can be provided to the Chair at any time before the interview day. No information other than the date, location and time should be provided on the one page sheet.

    Applications may be downloaded from the Florida Bar’s website at www.flabar.org and the Office of the Governor at www.flgov.com. Applicants should include a recent photograph.

    NOTE TO APPLICANTS: To assist the Judicial Nominating Commission in its review of applications, all questions must be fully and completely answered. Applications must include current contact information, including e-mail addresses, for judges, co-counsel, opposing counsel, and references to facilitate the background investigation that will be conducted by the members of the Commission.

    ELEVENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION MEMBERS

    Hans Ottinot (Chair)
    City Attorney’s Office for
    the City of Sunny Isles Beach
    18070 Collins Avenue, 4th Floor
    Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160
    Tel.: 305-792-1765/ Fax: 305-792-1562
    hottinot@sibfl.net

    Hayden P. O’Byrne (Vice Chair)
    K&L Gates
    Southeast Financial Center, Suite 3900
    200 South Biscayne Blvd.
    Miami, FL 33131
    Tel.: 305-539-3381
    hayden.obyrne@klgates.com

    Luis E. Suárez 
    Boies Schiller Flexner LLP
    100 S.E. 2nd Street, Suite 2800
    Miami, FL 33131-2144
    Tel.: 305-539-8400
    Fax: 305-539-1307
    lsuarez@bsfllp.com

    Walter James Harvey
    School Board Attorney’s Office
    1450 NE 2nd Avenue, Suite 400
    Miami, FL 33132
    Tel.: 305-995-1304
    Fax: 305-995-1412
    walter.harvey@dadeschools.net

    Paul Huck, Jr.
    Jones Day
    Brickell World Plaza
    600 Brickell Avenue, Suite 3300
    Miami, FL 33131
    Tel.: 305-714-9700
    Fax: 305-714-9799
    paulhuck@jonesday.com

    Daniel S. Fridman 
    White & Case LLP
    Southeast Financial Center
    200 So. Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 4900
    Miami, FL 33131
    Tel.: 305-995-5264
    daniel.fridman@whitecase.com

    Robert H. Fernandez
    Gunster Law Firm
    Brickell World Plaza
    600 Brickell Avenue, Suite 3500
    Miami, FL 33131
    Tel.: 305-376-6000
    Fax: 786-425-4119
    rfernandez@gunster.com

    Robert R. Pardo
    Robert R. Pardo, P.A.
    7700 N. Kendall Drive, Suite 512
    Miami, FL 33156
    Tel.: 305-596-7794
    Fax: 305-596-5854
    RPardo@Pardolaw.com

    Christine Hernandez-Baldwin
    Office of the State Attorney, 11th Judicial Circuit, 1350 N.W. 12th Avenue
    Miami, FL 33136
    Tel.: 305-547-0100/ Fax: 305-547-0313
    ChristineHernandez@Miamisao.com

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  • Monday, April 09, 2018 5:59 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    Kelley Kronenberg, a Florida-based law firm with offices throughout the state and beyond Florida, is accepting resumes from graduates for available positions in the firm's workers' compensation practice.  The positions are available in the firm's Ft. Lauderdale and West Palm Beach offices.  The position is open to entry-level attorneys as well as those with up to one year of experience.  

    To apply, please send your resume to Chris Sweigart, Director of Legal Recruiting, at csweigart@kklaw.com. The firm has immediate needs and therefore applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.


  • Monday, March 26, 2018 12:03 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)


    Application due date is April 3, 2018.

  • Sunday, March 18, 2018 3:55 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    The Ninth Judicial Circuit Court is a progressive trial court in Central Florida where employees make a difference.  Our team of court professionals is richly diverse, with unique perspectives and ideas.  We encourage teamwork and individual contribution and pride ourselves on changing attitudes and doing things better.  We’re always interested in dynamic individuals who enjoy innovation, new ideas and the opportunity to serve others while leading the way to the court of tomorrow.

    Position description

    The Ninth Judicial Circuit Court has an opening for a General Magistrate to be assigned to Orange County with an anticipated start date of May 1, 2018. This is a professional, quasi-judicial position that carries a high degree of responsibility. The Magistrate will conduct hearings, make findings of fact, prepare reports and recommendations to the Circuit Judges, as well as draft proposed orders. The position requires knowledge of legal principles, statutory and case law, court rules and procedures, as well as, the ability to communicate clearly, effectively, and concisely, both verbally and in writing. The position requires the successful candidate to conduct hearings in a fair and impartial manner while keeping the proceedings orderly and within set time limits. Must have the ability to work with litigants who are in stressful situations. The Magistrate will hear matters referred by the Ninth Circuit Judges in one or more of the following divisions: Domestic, Juvenile, Civil, and Probate (Mental Health). This is a State funded position with benefits.

    Qualified applicants must be a member in good standing in The Florida Bar for at least five years immediately preceding employment and have at least one year of practice in at least one of the primary areas of assignment. The Applicant must be proficient in Word and Westlaw and must be able to personally prepare his/her own documents. The position has access to very limited administrative assistant services.

    This position requires the completion of a supplemental application available at https://www.ninthcircuit.org/sites/default/files/Magistrate%20Supplement.

    To apply, submit a State of Florida Employment Application with attached supplemental application, cover letter, résumé, and one short writing sample. Deadline to apply: 04/06/2018.  Please apply here.


    Equal opportunity employer


    The Ninth Judicial Circuit Court is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability. Persons with a disability needing an accommodation for the application/selection process should notify Human Resources (407) 836‐2261 prior to the application deadline. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.

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