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

    U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) 

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

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

    Assistant City Attorney 

    Job Description

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

    Application Special Instructions

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


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

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

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

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    Staff Attorney Position


    Location

    Miami

    Department

    Legal

    Deadline date

    Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    North Miami Beach City Seal Small

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

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

    Minimum Requirements:

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

    Membership, in good standing in the Florida Bar.

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

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

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

    Valid Florida Driver’s License.

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

    EOE/AA/SMOKE-DRUG FREE WORKPLACE



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

    Assistant State Attorney

    Public Records Unit

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

    Lorna Salomon

    Assistant State Attorney

    Senior Employment Counsel

    1350 N.W. 12 Avenue

    Miami, FL 33136

    LornaSalomon@MiamiSAO.com


    EEA-AA EMPLOYER


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

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

  • Thursday, March 21, 2019 12:49 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    DLD Lawyers is seeking 1 to 3 year junior associate with experience in first party claims. Also seeking 4+ year senior associate to supervise and handle first party claims from our Coral Gables office. Excellent work environment with premier law firm. Send resumes to yanik@dldlawyers.com.

  • Wednesday, January 30, 2019 12:52 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    Spirit Airlines

    Spirit Airlines

    Manager, Corporate Counsel

    Overview

    The Mgr, Corporate Counsel protects the company by minimizing or eliminating undue exposure and assessing and managing legal risk while advancing the Company’s business goals and objectives.

    Responsibilities

    • Provides legal advice to relevant decision-makers throughout a wide array of departments on routine and non-routine legal matters mostly focused in contract review and transactional and corporate work.
    • Ensures compliance with applicable laws and regulations, as well as with internal policies.
    • Provides first-rate legal advice on day to day business affairs and identifies related legal risks to reduce or eliminate undue exposure for the Company.
    • Draft legal documents, negotiation and review: ensures a smooth drafting, negotiation and/or review process by setting minimum standards for engagements and/or other business-related affairs.
    • Executes through regular one on one or team meetings, builds understanding and commitment among all level of employees in order for them to comply with Company’s policies as well as with applicable laws and regulations by systematic supervision and review of transactions, ensures employees can adequately advance Company’s goals and objectives within regulatory framework’s boundaries.
    • Provides support to internal clients regarding proposed transactions and strategic initiatives, interpretation of relevant statutes and current contracts
    • Exercising cross-departmental leadership and excellent interpersonal skills for the purpose of building trusted relationships between Legal and its internal clients.
    • Have knowledge of the regulatory framework in the industry and its ongoing developments.

    Qualifications

    • Juris Doctor degree from an accredited US law school, solid credentials and membership in good standing of the bar in at least one state.
    • 1-3 of experience of directed legal experience in drafting and negotiating contracts in a variety of areas.
    • Understanding and focus of international law is a plus
    • Excellent legal writing and verbal communication skills.
    • Keen understanding and knowledge of contract formation, modification, and interpretation.

    *Please be advised that you may be asked to complete a required assessment to be considered for this position. This assessment may be emailed to you after you apply and a recruiter has reviewed your application.*

    We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits to our team members including medical, dental, STD, LTD, life insurance, 401(k), paid time off, travel benefits and much more. We strive to maintain a professional, yet friendly environment and promote professional and career development for our team members.

    EEOC Statement

    Spirit Airlines is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All aspects of employment are governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.

    Please apply here.

  • Monday, January 28, 2019 10:38 AM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    ACLU of Florida

    Legal Director


    American Civil Liberties Union of Florida

    The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida seeks a Legal Director to lead its litigation and legal advocacy programs. The Legal Director is a visionary strategic thinker with the passion, drive, and creativity to lead a dynamic, progressive team focused on using reform litigation to defend and expand civil rights and civil liberties. The Legal Director possesses significant supervisory experience and is a key member of the senior management team that shapes the ACLU’s work in Florida.

    Background

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

    The ACLU-FL is an affiliate of the national ACLU, the leading defender of civil liberties guaranteed by our nation’s Bill of Rights. The national ACLU implements its vital civil liberties mission in all 50 states in large part through affiliate entities such as the ACLU-FL. Operating out of offices in Jacksonville, Miami (main), Pensacola, and Tampa, the Florida affiliate has a $5.5M operating budget and 34 staff positions, placing it among the larger affiliates in the nation.

    The Executive Director is responsible for and leads the day-to-day operations and oversees the senior leadership team in shaping the work of the ACLU of Florida. The Legal Director, a critical member of the organization’s senior management team, reports directly to the Executive Director and provides strategic leadership and coordination regarding both litigation and non-litigation legal advocacy undertaken by the ACLU of Florida. In addition, the Legal Director works in close coordination with the legislative advocacy team, field programs, and education/communications programs, as well as with the national ACLU staff, using an integrated advocacy model.

    Role of the Legal Director

    The Legal Director is based in the ACLU-FL’s Miami office and is responsible for helping to set overall legal strategy to advance the mission of the organization and, in collaboration with the Deputy Legal Director, for the day-to-day management of the legal staff and the ACLU-FL legal docket. The Legal Director, who will come to the role as an experienced manager, is ultimately responsible for the supervision of a team of the Associate Legal Director and six staff attorneys working statewide, paralegal, Legal Program Associate, and legal interns, and, through the Legal Program Associate, the organization’s intake system. The Legal Director also works with a Board-appointed Legal Panel of advisors to advance the legal work of the organization.

    The ACLU of Florida Legal Director has primary responsibility for coordinating the selection of cases based on ACLU policy, organizational priorities, and capacity. The Legal Director also oversees the development of cases prior to the commencement of litigation and the conduct of litigation thereafter.

    The Legal Director must be a creative, strategic and tactical thinker with a courageous and imaginative approach to advocacy. While the Legal Director may maintain an individual caseload, they will primarily work with the legal staff and cooperating attorneys on litigation and advocacy efforts, aiding in case preparation, trial work, and appellate work when necessary.

    In addition, the Legal Director is a highly visible spokesperson for the ACLU, working closely with the communications and public policy departments, speaking regularly to print and broadcast journalists and at public forums, and otherwise advocating for civil rights and civil liberties both in the courts of law and in the court of public opinion. At times, the Legal Director assists in fundraising efforts by participating in meetings with major donors and otherwise working with ACLU-FL’s development staff to ensure continuing funding for our work.

    Major Objectives

    The ACLU-FL expects the Legal Director to lead and, in collaboration with the Associate Legal Director, manage the staff collegially in a manner that is consistent with the mission, vision, and values of the ACLU.

    Specifically, the Legal Director will:

    • Successfully manage legal staff across four offices in Florida;
    • Participate actively in regular strategic and tactical advocacy sessions in close partnership with the Executive Director, Senior Staff, Board, and National office;
    • Continue to develop an aggressive impact litigation and advocacy docket that advances the ACLU-FL’s strategic priorities and responds to civil rights and civil liberties threats;
    • Provide systematic planning and reporting, including items such as budgets and regular status reports;
    • Continue to build an organizational culture within the legal program that encourages and mentors the staff, both internally and externally;
    • Broaden and deepen the relationships among the ACLU-FL’s core constituents and volunteer attorneys and help to increase the growth and visibility of the organization.

    Professional Qualifications

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

    • Demonstrated commitment to civil rights and civil liberties consistent with the mission and goals of the ACLU;
    • Ten years or more of trial and appellate litigation experience at the state and federal levels, including class actions, with a strong background in constitutional, civil rights, and criminal law litigation;
    • Senior level management experience in recruiting, training, managing and motivating a diverse, high-performing legal team;
    • Demonstrated record of moving legal cases forward at all levels of the judiciary, with experience working with clients from diverse constituencies;
    • Excellent communication skills, including written, spoken and analytical skills;
    • Significant experience representing and working with activists in grassroots organizations and non-governmental organizations;
    • Experience working in nonprofit settings that are governed by a volunteer board of directors;
    • Familiarity and/or experience with raising funds from foundations and in solicitations of donors.

    Florida Bar admission is required. An attorney not admitted to the Florida Bar shall seek admission as soon as feasible and be admitted within a year after employment.

    Personal Characteristics

    The following characteristics are sought in the Legal Director:

    • A deep personal commitment to and passion for advancing civil rights and civil liberties;
    • Excellent organizational skills and a creative approach to problem-solving and litigation;
    • A creative thinker with an ability to recognize and maximize opportunities for the organization;
    • A team-building and collegial management style, including effective communications skills, a warm personal style that commands respect, and a sense of humor;
    • Integrity.

    COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

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

    APPLICATION PROCEDURE

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

    The ACLU-FL is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals. Fluency in Spanish desired but not required language.


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