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  • Tuesday, March 01, 2022 11:50 PM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)


    Job Title: Business Litigation Attorney
    Job Location: Washington, D.C. (Metro Center), Dist. Columbia, United States
    Job Type: Full-time
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description: Headquartered in downtown, Washington, DC, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) is a nationally recognized and respected organization with over 15,000 attorney members who practice and teach immigration law. For our membership, we provide advocacy, continuing legal education, practice resources, professional services, and expertise.
    Founded in 1946, AILA's mission is to promote justice, advocate for fair and reasonable immigration law and policy, advance the quality of immigration and nationality law and practice, and enhance the professional development of its members. To learn more about our organization, please visit www.aila.org.
    DEPARTMENT SUMMARY
    The Government Relations team advocates for immigration-related legislative, regulatory, and policy reforms before Congress and the executive branch, consistent with AILA's principles and priorities. The Government Relations team tracks the development of law, policy and practice and prepares and shares resources and information with AILA members.
    THE OPPORTUNITY
    The Business Litigation Attorney will work closely with the American Immigration Council and AILA's high-impact litigation committee to develop, file, and oversee federal litigation and other legal strategies for AILA. This role will require an experienced attorney to lead a national effort to challenge current Federal policies and practices on employment-based immigration issues. The role may also, at times, handle other immigration issues, such as challenges to family-based immigration and student visa policies and practices. The focus will be on impact litigation on issues in the business/employment-based immigration field. The Business Litigation Attorney will draft and review pleadings and may be required to appear in court. The Business Litigation Attorney works to implement AILA's mission by promoting greater accountability and transparency in the immigration realm through litigation and advocacy.
    The Business Litigation Attorney will help lead AILA's employment-based immigration litigation efforts through collaborative work with AILA staff, the American Immigration Council staff, AILA members, other litigators, coalition partners, and open government organizations.
    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
    • Collaborate and coordinate with the American Immigration Council and serve as a strategic thought partner. This role is the staff contact for the AILA High Impact Litigation Committee, to explore and, where appropriate, undertake affirmative federal court litigation to challenge problematic or improper federal and agency policies and practices.
    • Create and implement systems for monitoring and keeping AILA members aware of ongoing business immigration cases.
    • Assist with fact investigation and collection of declarations and other evidence in conjunction with federal court litigation.
    • Build relationships with key AILA and American Immigration Council stakeholders in the employment-based immigration community to further litigation opportunities.
    • Prepare and deliver public presentations and written publications on litigation issues and opportunities.
    • Prepare practice materials and litigation resources to immigration practitioners and mentor AILA members pursuing their own litigation efforts.
    • Provide legal assessment to the AILA amicus committee and Council legal department on business-related amicus briefs. May contribute research and writing such briefs.
    • Support AILA and the American Immigration Council's administrative and legislative advocacy related to business immigration issues.
    Job Requirements: • REQUIRED EDUCATION AND TRAINING
    • Juris Doctorate (J.D.) degree. At least 7 years of experience as a practicing attorney, which includes 3-5 years of Federal court litigation experience, with an emphasis on Administrative Procedure Act litigation. A specific focus on employment-based immigration law is preferred. Exposure to the government or non-profit settings is a plus.
    • OTHER REQUIREMENTS (e.g., language requirement, license requirement, certifications)
    • Membership in good standing in at least one state bar, with a preference for D.C.
    • PHYSICAL / MENTAL / ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS
    • Requires sitting at a desk for extended periods of time; walking and standing for extended periods of time throughout the workday; use of a PC workstation for extended hours; lifting up to 20 pounds, and verbal communications with others. Occasional travel. Extended hours, including evening and weekends as needed.
    • OUR WORKPLACE
    • We offer a dynamic and collaborative work environment with a competitive compensation package based on your experience and qualifications. Our generous benefits include 100% of an employee's Medical/Rx, Dental, and Vision premiums, as well as contributions towards dependents' premiums; a 401(k) with up to 3% matching contribution upon enrollment, employer-paid disability and life insurance, commuter subsidy, and on-site fitness room. In addition, we provide employees with flexible scheduling and telecommuting options and plenty of time away from the office to bolster creativity and recharge. Added perks: eight-week paid parental leave and a four-week sabbatical every tenth year of service.
    • Statement on Diversity:
    • The American Immigration Lawyers Association ("AILA") is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to treating all applicants and employees without regard to unlawful considerations of race, religious creed, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics), genetic information, military and veterans status, citizenship and immigration status, or any other classification protected by applicable local, state, or federal laws. This equal employment opportunity commitment applies to all aspects of employment, including but not limited to, advertising, recruiting, hiring, job assignment, compensation, promotion, demotion, benefits, training, discipline, and termination.
    • AILA believes that diversity is a strength. AILA is committed to being a safe, respectful, and inclusive space, where a broad range of viewpoints and experiences are encouraged and every member of its staff and board is given the opportunity to thrive.
    • Direct hire only – NO recruiters (mail, email, fax or phone).

    Apply here: https://www.click2apply.net/xWayrrS2JyxxjUBoyixE8R
    PI166390112
    How to Apply Apply Online
    Closing Date Mar 28, 2022
  • Tuesday, March 01, 2022 11:49 PM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)


    Job Title: Senior Attorney, Biodiversity Defense Program
    Job Location: San Franscico, CA and other locations
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: Compensation is based on experience and location.
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description:
    The Biodiversity Defense Program of Earthjustice is seeking a Senior Attorney to join our team of lawyers and advocates who work to stem the growing crisis of biodiversity loss. This role will be responsible for developing, filing, and litigating cases that advance a nationwide advocacy campaign to protect and preserve our remaining biodiversity, with a potential subject-matter focus ranging from insect pollinators to grizzly bears. The position may be based in our Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Bozeman, Denver, Chicago, New York, Washington, DC, Miami or Tallahassee offices. If compelling circumstances warrant, a remote work location may also be considered. Because the Biodiversity Defense Program has a nationwide focus, this position may entail occasional travel. The position is available immediately.  
    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 to engage on 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.
    Earthjustice launched a new Biodiversity Defense Program in the summer of 2021 to build upon our 50-year legacy of protecting wildlife species and their habitat by focusing renewed attention on the biggest drivers of biodiversity loss, including habitat destruction and over-exploitation of wildlife. The program’s work is bringing Earthjustice’s strategic, collaborative, and hard-hitting approach to environmental protection into new geographies and issues. In addition, because this work is immense and intersectional, a key piece of this program’s strategy is partnering with our 14 regional offices and programs to add litigation and policy knowledge to their work and to build new partnerships. Further, we aim to advance policies to protect habitat critical to the survival of species, such as a national plan to permanently protect America’s carbon-dense and biodiverse old-growth forests, reform of the federal oil and gas leasing program, and promulgation of regulations to implement the Endangered Species Act. The Biodiversity Defense Program currently consists of a Managing Attorney, two Senior Attorneys, an Associate Attorney, and a Litigation Assistant.
    Our practice increasingly emphasizes a mentorship culture for staff at all levels, and we expect that every Senior Attorney will help nurture the development of early-career attorneys and other staff. Senior Attorneys also supervise Associate Attorneys 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. 
    Due to Covid-19, Earthjustice staff are temporarily working remotely from approved locations until offices reopen April 27, 2022.
    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 in team problem solving, litigation strategy, and project management.
    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.
    Train and mentor Associate Attorneys, including by building their skills in the course of legal advocacy.
    Job Requirements: Qualifications
    Admitted to, or willing to apply for admission to, the bar association of the jurisdiction where the position is located.
    At least six years of litigation experience, with experience in the role of lead trial or appellate counsel.
    Demonstrated ability to effectively litigate complex cases—including the full range of litigation tasks, such as factual investigation, legal research, drafting of pleadings and briefing, and courtroom advocacy. Experience and skills with discovery, witness examination, and other aspects of trial practice will be considered a plus but are not essential. However, a willingness and enthusiasm to learn new skills as needed for effective litigation advocacy are essential.
    Excellent research, analytic, writing and communication skills.
    Experience collaborating with diverse allies and partners in advocacy work.
    Strong and demonstrated work ethic, initiative, and sound judgment.
    Ability and willingness to travel as needed for casework, court appearances, and other advocacy needs.
    Contributes to the creation of a diverse, equitable and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.
    Commitment to public interest work and a passion for the role of Earthjustice and its mission, including a desire to fight for the right of all to a healthy environment.
    Willingness and ability to effectively supervise and intentionally mentor early career staff in connection with litigation and advocacy projects, and to help foster an inclusive and nurturing work environment
    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.
    Compensation is based on experience and location.
    New York, NY or San Francisco, CA: $159,100+
    Chicago, IL, Los Angeles, CA, Seattle, WA, or Washington, D.C.: $151,100+
    Denver, CO: $143,200+
    Bozeman, MT, Miami, FL, or Tallahassee, FL: $135,200+ 
    How to Apply Interested applicants should submit via Jobvite:
    Resume
    One to two page cover letter explaining your interest in this position and the skills you would bring to it.
    Writing sample, preferably a legal brief or memorandum you have written.
    Law school transcript.
    List of three references.
    Click here to apply: https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=oX5iifwm&s=Gwen_S._Cherry_Black_Women_Lawyers_Association
    Preference will be given to candidates who apply by March 13, 2022. After that, applications may be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. 
    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
    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 given 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 Mar 31, 2022
  • Tuesday, March 01, 2022 11:48 PM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)


    Job Title: Associate Attorney, Rocky Mountain Office
    Job Location: Denver, CO
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: $78,700 - $89,300
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description: The Rocky Mountain Office of Earthjustice, located in Denver, Colorado, is seeking qualified applicants for an Associate Attorney position to begin work in June or September of 2022. The Rocky Mountain Office’s work primarily involves (1) protecting public lands and wildlife from fracking, mining, and other threats; (2) quickly shifting Colorado and nearby states from dirty to clean energy; and (3) protecting communities disproportionately impacted by pollution and other environmental harms. This Associate position will work on all types of cases in the Rocky Mountain Office. The Rocky Mountain Office has eleven litigating attorneys, not including this position. Our goal is to produce the highest quality legal work in a diverse, inclusive, supportive, and collegial environment. 
    The Associate Attorney position is a three-year position with the opportunity for extension. Earthjustice’s Associate Attorney program is designed to help attorneys who are in the early stages of their careers 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 Senior Attorneys, the Deputy Managing Attorney, and the Managing Attorney. Many Associates have gone on to other positions within Earthjustice and with other public interest organizations. 
    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, individuals, and communities to engage the critical environmental issues of our time and bring about positive change. We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.
    Founded in 1971, Earthjustice has a distinguished track record of achieving significant, lasting environmental protections. We achieve this by hiring people who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment. Our headquarters are in San Francisco with offices in Anchorage, Juneau, Los Angeles, Chicago, Tallahassee, Honolulu, New York, Philadelphia, Denver, Seattle, Bozeman, Miami and Washington, D.C.
    The Rocky Mountain office is located in the heart of downtown Denver near the federal and state courthouses, public transportation, and the vibrant LoDo, RiNo and Capitol Hill neighborhoods. We are a bike-friendly office, located near many of Denver’s bike paths.
    Due to COVID-19, Earthjustice staff are currently working remotely from approved locations.
    Responsibilities:
    Work closely with Earthjustice attorneys, scientists, professional staff, and clients to build cases and support policies that serve a diverse set of clients. 
    Participate in the full range of tasks involved in administrative advocacy and complex litigation, including factual investigation, legal research and analysis, memo writing, discovery, briefing, and oral advocacy.
    Interact with clients and work with experts to develop a clear understanding of the facts involved in each case.
    Represent Earthjustice on telephone calls and at meetings with clients, partners, co-counsel, and experts. 
    Develop skills required to serve as spokesperson in media. 
    Assist with hiring and supervision of student law clerks and externs. 
    Job Requirements: Qualifications:
    Law school graduate with 0-3 years of legal experience and admitted to, or willing to apply for admission to, the Colorado State Bar.
    Excellent research, analytic, writing, and communication skills.
    Strong work ethic, good judgment, initiative, and creativity.
    Strong desire to fight for the right of all to a healthy environment.
    Ability to work well independently and in a team-oriented atmosphere.
    Demonstrated awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and orientations.
    Ability and desire to contribute to the creation of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.
    High levels of emotional intelligence.
    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.
    Compensation is based on experience and location.
    Salary range in Denver, CO: $78,700 - $89,300
    How to Apply Interested applicants should submit the following via Jobvite:
    Resume.
    One or two page cover letter that addresses each of the following: (1) aspects of your background that are relevant to the qualifications listed above; (2) why you are drawn to Earthjustice’s mission and whether there are particular legal, environmental, or justice issues that inspire you; and (3) how your time at Earthjustice would contribute to your career aspirations.
    Writing sample, preferably a legal brief or memorandum that primarily reflects your work.
    Law school transcript.
    List of three references.
    For this position, we are looking to hire a candidate who is available to start in September 2022. Preference will be given to candidates who apply by March 6, 2022. After that, applications may be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
    Click here to apply: https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=orPyifwQ&s=Gwen_S._Cherry_Black_Women_Lawyers_Association
    Earthjustice brings our associate attorneys on board on a quarterly schedule, during the months of January, April, June, and September.
    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 given 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 Mar 31, 2022
  • Tuesday, March 01, 2022 11:47 PM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)


    Job Title: Associate Attorney, Oceans Program
    Job Location: Seattle, WA
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: $83,000-$94,200
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description: Earthjustice’s Oceans Program seeks an Associate Attorney to assist with legal advocacy and litigation. This position will begin between June and September 2022. The position will be based preferably in our Seattle, WA office, although applicants seeking to work in other locations where Earthjustice has an office will also be considered.
    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 to engage on 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 is in San Francisco with offices in Anchorage, Juneau, Los Angeles, Tallahassee, Miami, Honolulu, New York, Philadelphia, Denver, Chicago, Seattle, Bozeman, and Washington, DC.
    Earthjustice’s Oceans Program works to protect oceans and ocean wildlife from threats such as overfishing, oil and gas drilling, and habitat degradation. Our team consists of eight full-time attorneys (including this position) and a litigation paralegal. We litigate cases primarily in federal court aimed at protecting ocean resources in the United States. We also work to protect marine ecosystems and vulnerable species outside our borders by strengthening international provisions in U.S. fisheries management laws and in partnerships with advocates across the globe. The person in this position would work on a mix of domestic and international oceans matters.
    The Associate Attorney position is a three-year position with the opportunity for extension. Many Associates have gone on to other positions within Earthjustice and with other public interest organizations. 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 and projects, but Associates work throughout their tenure under the supervision of a Senior Attorney or the Managing Attorney.
    Due to Covid-19, Earthjustice staff are temporarily working remotely from approved locations.
    Responsibilities
    Associate attorneys perform a range of litigation and advocacy-related tasks that can include:
    Work closely with Earthjustice attorneys, professional staff, and international partners to build cases and support policies that serve a diverse set of clients.
    Participate in the full range of tasks involved in administrative advocacy and complex litigation, including factual investigation, legal research, memo writing, briefing, and oral advocacy. 
    Interact with clients and partners, and work with experts to develop a clear understanding of the facts involved in each case and, ultimately, to support our litigation goals.
    Participate in development of parallel strategies to support both domestic and international advocacy
    Represent Earthjustice on telephone calls and at meetings with clients, partners, co-counsel, and experts.
    Develop skills required to serve as spokesperson with print and other media.
    Assist with hiring and supervision of student law clerks.
    Job Requirements: Qualifications
    Law school graduate admitted to, or qualified and willing to apply for admission to the Washington or other relevant state bar.
    0-3 years of post-law school legal experience.
    Ability and commitment to contribute to the creation of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.
    Demonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and orientations.
    Excellent legal research, writing, analytical, and communication skills.
    Strong work ethic, good judgment, initiative, and creativity.
    Ability to work independently and as a collegial team member.
    Commitment to public interest work and a passion for the oceans as well as the role of Earthjustice and its mission.
    Experience or ability to work in cross-cultural settings.
    Ability and willingness to travel internationally as needed.
    Applicants fluent in in Spanish and/or with experience working in another country or working with international organizations are encouraged to apply.
    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.
    Compensation is based on experience and location.
    Salary range in Seattle, WA: $83,000-$94,200
    How to Apply Interested applicants should submit via Jobvite:
    Resume
    One-page cover letter that addresses at least the following subjects: (1) your legal skills; (2) your interest in Earthjustice’s mission and any particular legal, environmental, or social justice issues; and (3) aspects of your background that show competence to work with diverse clients and colleagues.
    Writing sample, preferably a legal brief or memorandum that is either unedited or lightly edited by someone other than you. Please include a cover sheet explaining the extent of editing by someone else.
    Unofficial Law school transcript; and
    List of three professional or academic references.
    Click here: https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=oLVyifwg&s=Gwen_S._Cherry_Black_Women_Lawyers_Association
    For this position, we are looking to hire a candidate who is available to start in June or September 2022. Preference will be given to candidates who apply by March 14, 2022. After that, applications may be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
    Earthjustice brings our associate attorneys on board on a quarterly schedule, during the months of January, April, June, and September.
    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 given 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 Apr 01, 2022
  • Thursday, February 24, 2022 10:19 AM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)

    Division: Court Support

    Salary: $64,382.28 ANNUAL + Benefits

    Position Type: FULLTIME

    Funding: State Funded

    Hours: 40 hours per week

    Occupation Code: Supervising Trial Court Staff Attorney

    Working Title: Supervising Trial Court Staff Attorney

    Description

    The essential function of the position within the organization is to conduct and coordinate legal research activities at the trial court level. This is a highly responsible position that assists trial court judges on a variety of case issues, including pre-trial and motions; post-conviction relief (3.800, 3.850); prisoner petitions, summary judgments; motions to suppress the evidence; and discovery. The assigned work involves considerable interpretations and judgment in the analysis of legal issues in the area(s) of criminal, and civil law as well as drafting orders and reviewing briefs. This positions supervises, coordinates work assignments, and evaluates performance of assigned employees. This position works under the general direction of the General Counsel.

    Work will be performed in-person/on-site at a courthouse location. This position is eligible for a hybrid remote work/onsite schedule as outlined by existing Circuit policies and procedures.


    Responsibilities

    • Directs and supervises staff including employee performance evaluations; reviews and approves timesheets and leave requests.
    • Reviews files, legal briefs, memoranda of law, proposed orders, and other related documentation in order to advise judges in a variety of legal areas.
    • Conducts research of substantive and procedural legal matters; drafts/prepares documents, such as opinions, judgments, post-conviction orders, orders concerning extraordinary writs, or memoranda.
    • Monitors death penalty reports, researches judicial ethical issues or issues concerning recusal and disqualification; provides assistance to the circuit General Counsel with special projects, as needed.
    • Attends court hearings and trials, as directed.
    • Tracks work production of Staff Attorneys.
    • Attends staff and other professional meetings to exchange information.
    • Attends technical or professional workshops, seminars, and conferences to improve professional skills.
    • Performs other related duties as required.

    Qualifications

    • Five (5) years of experience in the practice of law or as a law clerk in an appellate or trial court.
    • Two (2) years of managerial, administrative, or supervisory experience.
    • Juris Doctor (JD) degree from an accredited law school.
    • Member in good standing with the Florida Bar.
    • Additional experience in the area of criminal or probate law preferred.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs):

    • Reviews monthly status reports of death row inmates.
    • Instructs and trains Attorneys.
    • Reads and interprets highly complex professional materials; and drafts memos and orders.
    • Ability to perform work involving the application of principles of legal practice to diagnose or define problems.
    • Ability to make decisions with very serious impact.
    • Ability to utilize machines, such as computers, copiers and telephones.

    Physical Demands

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

    Licenses Certifications

    Membership in good standing with the Florida Bar required.

    Working Conditions

    Moderate noise; business office setting.


    Click Here To Apply

  • Wednesday, February 16, 2022 8:28 PM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)

    Apply early as this job may be removed or filled prior to the closing date, which is approximately seven (7) daysafter the posting date. 

    Job Location: Fort WorthOther Potential Locations: Fort Worth, TX Anticipated Start Date: 05/01/2022Number of Positions: 1 Salary Range: $115,000-$140,000 

    Who we are and what we do

    Do you want to be a part of something that really matters? Team BNSF includes professionals focused on safetyand service that play a vital role in delivering the nation's freight. Together, we help move goods and materialsthat sustain life and support local, national and global economies. Our rail network is one of the largest freightrailroads, spanning 28 western states and serving three Canadian provinces. 

    What we believe

    At BNSF, our Vision and Values drive who we are, not only in our words, but also our actions. BNSF is committedto our foundational values of equality and inclusion. As members of the BNSF community, our employees areentitled to:

    be treated with dignity and respect.

    have equal access to tools, resources, training and development opportunities.

    have equal opportunity to achieve their full potential. 


    We model the way through our leadership, our BNSF Diversity Councils, our eclectic Business Resource Groups,our deep involvement and investment in the communities we serve and through training programs. Our actionscreate an inclusive, open and collaborative workplace that encourages diverse perspectives in all interactions.-BNSF


    This position is located at our Fort Worth, Texas corporate office and has the potential to be a hybridposition with up to 50% remote work. 

    DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

    As the largest railroad in North America, BNSF plays a vital role in sustaining the U.S. economy by moving theproducts and commodities we need to live and prosper. Our in-house lawyers serve as critical advisors on allaspects of our operations, helping to ensure our railroad runs smoothly and our customers are well served. Weare seeking a high performing individual with an interest in developing a deep knowledge of regulatory mattersand real estate transactions of a major Class I railroad. This position has responsibility for oversight and directinvolvement in regulatory proceedings before various federal and state regulatory agencies; oversight ofinfrastructure project agreements including negotiation and with various public and private parties; direct handlingor administration and supervision of local, state and federal administrative filings; management of associatedlitigation matters and outside counsel; consultation with governmental affairs personnel regarding legislativeissues; and advice and counsel on issues affecting the company’s operations and real estate holdings, includingpermitting and land use issues arising under state and federal laws. 

    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) focused onhandling regulatory compliance, commercial, transactional, administrative and/or commercial litigation;experience gained from work in the railroad or other transportation industry a plus;

    Must possess excellent legal research, verbal and written communication skills and ability to handlecomplex and challenging assignments with extremely short turnaround deadlines;

    Must have ability to identify, prioritize and resolve issues quickly and effectively in a positive, commercial,and practical manner;

    Must have ability and commitment to work both independently and collaboratively with numerous people at all levels throughout the company; 

    Must be proficient in use of Microsoft Office Suite, Lexis/Nexis research system and other web-based legal research tools; 

    Resume, references, non-confidential writing samples, and law school transcript may be required. 


    SAFETY 

    At BNSF, Safety is a core value of how we do business. Each and every day, our employees are committed to approach one another about safety, which is key in realizing our vision. Employees are also expected to comply with company and federal safety & health regulations, safety rules & policies, as well as procedures that guide work practices to reduce risk to exposure. Such work practices include but are not limited to wearing required safety equipment, responding to safety concerns, and taking appropriate actions in the event of an emergency. 


    BENEFITS 

    BNSF offers competitive benefit programs and services including, but not limited to 

    Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage 

    401(k) Plan 

    Railroad Retirement 

    Life Insurance 

    Incentive Compensation Plan (ICP) 

    Tuition Reimbursement Program 


    BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION ELEMENTS 

    Criminal history 

    Last 7 years of driving history 

    Last 5 years of employment history to include military service 

    Social Security number 

    Education 


    MEDICAL REVIEW ELEMENTS: 

    Medical evaluation 

    Drug Screen 

    Other elements as needed 


    DRUG TEST ELEMENTS: 

    BNSF is committed to a safe and drug free work place and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing. All new hires are required to undergo a hair drug test which detects the presence of illegal drugs for months prior to testing. We appreciate your cooperation in keeping BNSF safe and drug free. 

    Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC): Federal authority requires BNSF employees, whose work requires unescorted access to secure areas of port facilities, to obtain a TWIC. A TWIC is a condition of employment for such positions and requires candidates to those positions to submit to a TSA security assessment (to include, but not limited to, providing: biographic information; identity documents; fingerprints; digital photograph). More information is available at www.tsa.gov/for-industrytwic. 

    COVID-19 Federal Vaccine Mandate 

    The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect all aspects of our lives. From the onset, BNSF’s goals have remained the same: keep our people safe and maintain our essential operations. While we maintained that the decision to be vaccinated for COVID-19 is a personal one, we also encouraged employees to consider the options and make the best decision for themselves and their families. 

    Under President Biden’s COVID-19 Action Plan, BNSF is covered by the federal mandate requiring vaccination. Effective December 8, 2021, BNSF has paused its implementation of the COVID-19 vaccine mandate given the dynamic legal proceedings. The ultimate outcome of the federal contractor vaccine mandate is yet to be determined. It is still possible that the mandate, as it applies to BNSF, could be upheld in court in the near future. If this happens, BNSF employees would be required to be vaccinated. 

    BNSF Railway is an Equal Opportunity Employer, all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status. 

    BNSF General Attorney job posting.pdf

    Click Here to Apply

  • Friday, February 11, 2022 9:29 AM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)


    Job Title: Deputy Managing Attorney, Clean Energy Program
    Job Location: Washington, DC; San Francisco; New York; Philadelphia; Los Angeles; Chicago
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: 171,200 - 211,400
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description: Earthjustice’s Clean Energy Program seeks a Deputy Managing Attorney to join our team of lawyers and advocates who are working across the country to advance an equitable transition from fossil fuels to clean energy, and to hold polluters accountable. The position will be based in our Washington, DC, New York City, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, or Los Angeles office. Earthjustice has temporarily closed its offices and transitioned staff to remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic.
    This Deputy position would manage up to seven attorneys and professional staff and help lead the Clean Energy Program’s state energy practice, which uses litigation and advocacy before state energy regulators and courts to challenge utility investments in coal- and gas-fired power plants; promote the growth and accessibility of clean energy resources such as solar, wind, storage, demand response, and efficiency; and advance building and vehicle electrification.
    We seek an attorney with strong management skills, emotional intelligence, cultural competency. and at least eight years of litigation experience to both litigate and to work with a Managing Attorney and other Deputy Managing Attorneys to ensure effective management of a growing, diverse team of lawyers and associated professional staff.
    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 to engage on 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 is in San Francisco with offices in Anchorage, Juneau, Los Angeles, Tallahassee, Miami, Honolulu, New York, Philadelphia, Denver, Chicago, Seattle, Bozeman, and Washington, DC.
    Earthjustice presently has two programs focused on cleaning up the power sector and accelerating a clean energy transition — the Coal Program and Clean Energy Program. The former focuses on ending our nation’s reliance on dirty, expensive, and outdated coal-fired power, cleaning up coal’s toxic legacy, and blocking a rush to build new gas generation that would crowd out clean energy development. The latter focuses on breaking down barriers and increasing access to clean energy resources; advancing electrification; and opposing efforts to build new gas-fired power plants. Recognizing the synergies that exist across these dedicated teams, we are combining these highly effective programs into one Clean Energy Program, covering the work of both teams. The merged Clean Energy Program will be led by a Managing Attorney, two Deputies who oversee the program’s state energy practice, a Director who provides substantive leadership and coordination of state-level energy work done both in the Program and by various Earthjustice regional offices, and two Deputies who oversee other areas of work done by the Program.
    Due to Covid-19, Earthjustice staff are temporarily working remotely from approved locations.
    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.
    Compensation is based on experience and location.
    Salary Ranges:
    New York, NY; San Francisco, CA $190,200 - $211,400
    Washington, DC; Chicago, IL; Los Angeles, CA $180,700 - $200,800
    Philadelphia, PA $171,200 - $190,200
    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 given 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.
    Job Requirements: Responsibilities
    Management (approximately 60%)
    - Serve as direct supervisor of up to seven attorneys and professional staff.
    - Ensure direct reports with supervisory responsibility are properly executing those functions. 
    - Collaborate with Program managers, supervisors, and direct reports to manage relationships and workloads across the Program.
    - Work with the Program’s leadership to recruit, evaluate, and hire qualified candidates for open positions.
    - Work with the Managing Attorney, other Deputies, and Director to oversee budgeting and other financial matters.
    - Work with Legal Practice staff and Regional Office staff to implement internal operational policies and procedures.  
    - Assist direct reports in career advancement by identifying and encouraging appropriate training and professional development opportunities, and creating development plans. 
    - Advance a learning culture by providing direct reports with consistent performance feedback – both positive and constructive, acting as a coach and mentor, and ensuring that case teams are debriefing after completion of significant stages of projects. 
    - Help ensure the advancement of Earthjustice’s diversity, equity, and inclusion goals and values.
    - Create a respectful and inclusive work environment for the team, and model respectful and inclusive behavior. Promptly address micro-aggressions, implicit biases, and other equity or inclusion concerns brought to their attention. 
    - Resolve interpersonal conflict among team members and bring in outside facilitators as needed. 
    - Communicate regularly with the team and encourage staff to raise concerns and to provide ongoing feedback. 
    - Facilitate staff engagement with one another to strengthen teamwork, interaction, and collaboration. Create or identify strategic opportunities for team building.
    - Value and uplift individual differences and talents to improve employee satisfaction and the quality of collective work. Celebrate successes and help team members understand and manage setbacks.
    - Understand teams’ strengths and areas for development. 
    Litigation & Program Leadership (approximately 40%)
    - Assist the Managing Attorney, other Deputies, and Director in developing Program direction and strategy.
    - Work with the Managing Attorney, other program leadership and staff to develop the Program’s work at public utility commissions and other state forums to halt utility investments in coal- and gas-fired power plants, promote an expeditious and equitable transition to 100% clean energy, and advance electrification.
    - Develop and litigate cases from beginning to end, performing all aspects of litigation including written discovery, depositions, and evidentiary hearings or trials.
    - Cultivate new and diverse allies and coalition partners in support of our program goals, and advance our efforts to combat environmental racism and injustice, and ensure that social justice considerations inform every aspect of our work.
    - Collaborate and manage relationships with co-counsel, clients, and coalition partners.
    - Serve as spokesperson for Earthjustice, clients, and partners.
    - Work effectively with other departments within Earthjustice, including Regional Offices, Communications, Development, and Policy and Legislation.
    Qualifications:
    - Law school graduate admitted to, or qualified and willing to apply for admission to, the state Bar where they are located.
    - 8+ years of litigation experience.
    - Ability to effectively manage and lead a diverse team with emotional intelligence (self-awareness and understanding of the impact of one’s behavior) and cultural humility (an understanding of the need for learning about different cultures, backgrounds, and orientation, and implementation of that learning in daily management practices).
    - Excellent management skills including delivering constructive performance feedback, supporting a team through structural change, promoting the career development of staff, and fostering effective communication, collaboration, decision-making, and mutual respect.
    - Experience and interest in coaching, guiding, and mentoring staff.
    - Commitment to and experience in developing team skills and talents to meet the evolving needs of an organization.
    - Ability to manage a litigation docket effectively, lead a litigation team, and work collaboratively with colleagues and partner organizations.
    - Knowledge and experience working with state public utility commissions or other energy forums preferred.
    - Knowledge and experience with public utility law, other relevant state and federal energy laws, and/or the energy industry preferred.
    - Strong capacity for strategic thinking, including in designing and implementing effective advocacy.
    - Proficiency at working with technical experts.
    - Strong skills in communicating litigation and advocacy goals and messages to the media and supporters.
    - Ability to work independently and in collaboration with client partners and staff.
    - 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.
    - Awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds and orientations.
    - Commitment to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.
    - Ability and desire to contribute to the creation of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.
    How to Apply Application link: https://app.jobvite.com/j?aj=o45hifws&s=Gwen_S._Cherry_Black_Women_Lawyers_Association
    Interested applicants should submit via Jobvite:
    - Resume
    - One- to two-page cover letter that explains (1) your interest in and approach to a collaborative workplace and effective management, (2) why you are drawn to this position, and (3) whether there are particular legal, environmental, or justice issues that inspire you.
    - Writing sample, preferably a legal brief or memorandum that primarily reflects your work.
    - List of three references.
    Preference will be given to candidates who apply by February 15, 2022. After that, applications may 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.
    Closing Date Mar 31, 2022
  • Friday, February 11, 2022 9:28 AM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)


    Job Title: Senior Attorney, International Energy Transition
    Job Location: San Francisco; Washington DC
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: 151,100+
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description: Earthjustice is accepting applications for a senior attorney position to join our growing team of lawyers working to advance clean energy solutions and speed the transition away from dirty fossil fuels in key countries around the world. The attorney will focus on work with foreign and international nongovernmental organizations and institutions to develop regulatory frameworks for – and to remove obstacles to – the accelerated deployment of clean energy. The attorney will also work on a range of cases challenging fossil energy plants and projects in select countries.
    Founded in 1971, Earthjustice has a long track record of success in partnering across borders to use US, foreign, and international law to protect the global environment. Drawing on deep experience in foreign, US and international environmental, energy and human rights law, and foreign and international litigation, we work with partners in Africa, Indonesia, Australia, Latin America and elsewhere on domestic and international legal advocacy to reduce dependence on dirty fossil fuels and speed the transition to clean energy.
    The position will be part of our International Program, which is based in San Francisco, CA, and will collaborate closely with our Washington DC-based Clean Energy Program. For that reason, it is our strong preference that the position be based in San Francisco or Washington, DC, but another location may be considered in exceptional circumstances.
    Salary is based on number of years of litigation experience and location.
    Salary range in San Francisco, CA: $159,100+ 
    Salary range in Washington, DC: $151,100+
    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
    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.
    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.
    Job Requirements: Responsibilities
    - Collaborate with foreign partners and allies, and with Earthjustice colleagues, to develop and implement legal advocacy, capacity building and litigation strategies to support international clean energy and other program goals.
    - Build and maintain collaborative relationships with foreign and US allies, co-counsel, clients and coalition partners in support of program goals.
    - Serve as spokesperson for International Program and for Earthjustice.
    - Supervise the work of associate attorneys, clerks and interns.
    - Work effectively with other departments within Earthjustice, including Communications and Development.
    Qualifications
    - Juris Doctorate (JD) degree or equivalent non-US law degree.
    - A minimum of six years of litigation or legal advocacy experience, as well as a demonstrated capacity to contribute to the development of government policies or regulations.
    - Licensed to practice law in the US jurisdiction in which the attorney will be located, or a willingness and qualifications to apply for membership within one year of employment.
    - Excellent litigation or legal advocacy skills, including legal research, writing and oral advocacy skills.
    - Experience in clean energy and energy transition issues, and knowledge of foreign energy or environmental law.
    - Proficiency in working with technical experts.
    - Experience working in cross-cultural settings.
    - Initiative, good judgment, and a strong work ethic.
    - Ability to work independently and in collaboration with clients, partners and staff.
    - Ability to develop and maintain partnerships with community-based or other grassroots groups.
    - Ability and willingness to travel internationally as needed.
    - Commitment to serving the public interest.
    - Demonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse and non-US cultures, backgrounds and orientations.
    - Commitment to help create a diverse, equitable and inclusive workforce and culture that encourages and celebrates differences.
    The ideal candidate will also have substantial experience working in another country and professional fluency in a foreign language.
    How to Apply Application link: https://app.jobvite.com/j?aj=oAR6hfwy&s=Gwen_S._Cherry_Black_Women_Lawyers_Association
    Interested candidates should submit the following via Jobvite:
    - Resume
    - One- or two-page cover letter that addresses
    (1) why you are drawn to Earthjustice’s mission and utilizing litigation to achieve that mission; 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
    Closing Date Mar 30, 2022
  • Friday, February 11, 2022 9:26 AM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)


    Job Title: Senior Attorney, Northern Rockies Office
    Job Location: Bozeman, MT
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: 135,200+
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description: The Northern Rockies office of Earthjustice, located in Bozeman, Montana, has an opening for a senior attorney to begin as soon as possible.
    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 to engage on 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.
    In the Northern Rockies, we are engaged in litigation focused on protecting and preserving the iconic wildlife species and wild lands of this incomparable region. The Northern Rockies office has played a leading and long-standing role as the last line of defense for the ecosystems encompassing Yellowstone and Glacier national parks, as well as the grizzly bears, wolves, bison and other species that depend upon the integrity of these spectacular areas.
    We are equally engaged in the battle to combat global warming by challenging coal mining and coal-fired power plants, ensuring fair opportunities for development of renewable energy sources, and responding to a rapid gas development boom that is spreading and raising new environmental protection and human health issues across the Northern Rockies region.
    The work of the Northern Rockies office also advocates for environmental interests held by Native American communities and organizations, including work to oppose oil and gas exploration on public national forest lands of extreme cultural and spiritual importance to the Blackfeet people; to protect and restore native wildlife species of environmental and cultural importance to numerous Tribes, such as the grizzly bear and American bison; and to halt proposals for coal mining on lands significant to the Northern Cheyenne in southeast Montana.
    We regularly litigate federal and state court cases and administrative proceedings in an effort to defeat the major threats to the region’s ecological integrity. For more information about our office’s work, visit http://earthjustice.org/about/offices/northern-rockies.
    Due to Covid-19, Earthjustice staff are temporarily working remotely from approved locations.
    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.
    Compensation is based on experience and location.
    Salary range in Bozeman, MT: $135,200+ (starting with 6 years' experience)
    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 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 given 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.
    Job Requirements: Responsibilities
    - Work with clients, other attorneys, experts and partners to investigate, develop, and litigate cases in a strategic fashion. 
    - Collaborate in team problem solving, litigation strategy, project management and trial work.
    - 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 and mentor associate attorneys, interns, and litigation assistants, including by building their litigation skills in the course of legal advocacy.
    - Cultivate new allies and engage in partnerships with, and representation of, Tribal entities, community groups, workers, organizations, 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 around equity and justice. 
    - Serve as a spokesperson for Earthjustice, clients, and partners.
    - Help develop and execute effective media and, where appropriate, legislative strategies.
    - Work collaboratively and effectively with colleagues throughout Earthjustice, including Litigation, Communications, Development, and Policy and Legislation
    Qualifications
    - Law school graduate admitted, or willing to apply for admission, to the bar of the State of Montana.
    - Attorney with 6+ years litigation experience and the ability to litigate cases from beginning to end, independently if necessary.
    - Excellent litigation skills, including legal research, writing, analytical, and oral advocacy skills.
    - Ability to manage a litigation docket effectively, including ability to work independently and to prioritize tasks and deadlines.
    - Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work well collegially both inside and outside the organization.
    - Strong skills in communicating litigation and advocacy goals and messages to the media and donors.
    - Ability to work independently and in collaboration with client partners and in leading a litigation team.
    - Strong and demonstrated initiative, good judgment, creativity, flexibility, 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.
    - An ability and commitment to help create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.
    - Willingness and ability to effectively supervise and intentionally mentor early career staff in connection with litigation and advocacy projects, and to help foster an inclusive and nurturing work environment
    How to Apply Application link: https://app.jobvite.com/j?aj=otwaifwb&s=Gwen_S._Cherry_Black_Women_Lawyers_Association 
    Interested applicants should submit via Jobvite:
    - Resume
    - One- or two-page cover letter that addresses (1) why you are drawn to Earthjustice’s mission and utilizing litigation to achieve that mission; 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
    Preference will be given to candidates who apply by March 1, 2022. After that, applications may be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
    Preference for candidates willing and able to work in our Bozeman office, but consideration will be given to other locations in the Northern Rockies in exceptional circumstances. Must be willing to travel to Bozeman as needed.
    Please reach out to jobs@earthjustice.org if you are having technical difficulties submitting your application. No phone calls, drop-ins, or hard copies.
    Closing Date Mar 31, 2022
  • Friday, February 11, 2022 9:14 AM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)

    Assistant General Counsel, Business Law - The University of Texas System

    To be considered, applicants must upload these required materials in one combined document and complete all sections of the online application.

    Resume

    Letter of interest

    Three professional references

    _______

    Hiring department Ofc of General Counsel

    Monthly salary $11,250+, negotiable

    Hours per week 40.00 Flexible from 700AM to 600PM

    Posting number

    Job Status

    FLSA status Exempt

    Earliest Start Date Negotiable

    Position open to all applicants

    Location Austin, TX

    Number of vacancies 1

    _________

    Purpose of Position

    With over 243,000 enrolled students, $3.4 billion in annual research expenditures, a $24.2 billion operating budget, 8.6 million outpatient visits, 356 members of national academies and 144,000 employees, The University of Texas System is a state university system with global impact, and a legal client of tremendous scope and diversity.

    In the Office of General Counsel, we help our clients solve problems that affect their diverse educational, research, and business missions. Formally, we are a full-service legal department composed of 31 attorneys in three practice groups: Business Law, General Law, and Health Law. In partnership with other campus-based attorneys, we serve all 13 institutions of the UT System.

    But no single day is typical for any of our universities, so our commitment is to provide or, when necessary, developall the substantive expertise our clients need. For that reason, the ideal candidate will be an individual who thrives in, and can promote, an atmosphere of constant communication with, and problem-solving for, our diverse clients, including UT System officials; academic, business and health leaders at our institutions; and campus-based

    attorneys.

    The selected candidate will report to the Senior Associate General Counsel & Managing Attorney for Business Law and provide legal advice, counsel, and representation on business matters. The attorney’s work will primarily focus on contracting and procurement but may range into other areas critical to the business operations of The University of Texas System institutions, including but not limited to intellectual property and real estate.

    Essential Functions

    Collaborates in a team-oriented approach to delivering legal services

    Drafts and negotiates contracts for goods and services. (20%)

    Reviews proposed transactions, licenses, contracts, and other agreements to assure compliance with federal and Texas law and applicable UT System Regents’ Rules and UT System policies. (20%)

    Advises clients regarding all aspects of contracting and procurement. (30%)

    Conducts legal research and prepares written and oral legal opinions regarding contracting and procurement matters. (5%)

    Drafts, interprets, reviews, and advises clients regarding UT System Regents’ Rules and UT System policies involving contracting and procurement. (5%)

    As necessary, drafts and negotiates contracts related to intellectual property matters. (5%)

    Communicates effectively with clients and OGC leadership, attorneys, and staff.

     Other duties as assigned. (15%)


    Marginal/Incidental functions

    Other related functions as assigned.


    Required qualifications

    Graduation from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association.

    Admission to Texas Bar, or for out-of-state applicants licensed in another jurisdiction, Admission without Examination within six months of hire date.

    At least 7 years’ experience as a licensed attorney, with a strong background in and principal focus on contracting and procurement.

    Effective written/oral communication skills and ability to manage a broad range of complex issues in a collaborative environment.


    Preferred Qualifications

      Experience in drafting, negotiating, and advising clients on contracting and procurement involving some of the following industries: government, computer software, utilities, medical, higher education, energy, and oil and gas.

      Experience in drafting, negotiating, and advising clients on intellectual property matters involving some of the following industries: computer software, medical, pharmaceutical, publishing, higher education, energy, oil and gas, and branding/advertising/marketing.

      Experience in contracting and procurement with attitude of a generalist that can assist with full range of business issues in a variety of commercial contexts.

    Working Conditions

    Security sensitive; conviction verification conducted on applicant selected.

    The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

    The University of Texas System Administration is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation. Reasonable disability accommodation may be requested by contacting the Office of Employee Services.

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