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  • Wednesday, March 11, 2020 5:56 AM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    Carnival Cruise Lines

    Litigation Discovery Attorney

    Job Description:

    We are currently seeking a Litigation Discovery Attorney! This position will manage and oversee the collection of corporate documents and information to be disclosed outside the company to help ensure completeness, accuracy, and uniformity of corporate discovery responses in litigation matters. This position will also work in conjunction with Carnival's attorneys in all stages of claims and litigation as well as in connection with the operational needs of the company.  This position will also serve as the primary testifying witness in corporate depositions regarding discovery matters.

    Essential Functions:

    • Organize, manage and oversee the collection of corporate documents and discovery responses in litigation matters to ensure accuracy and uniformity as operationally required to avoid sanctions and adverse judgments from the court in litigation matters. This would include the oversight of prior incident searches by issue which have been compiled from various databases utilized by Carnival as well as the maintenance of a properly organized repository of discovery documents which contains a historical log of previous discovery by ship and issue.
    • Serve as the primary corporate representative for depositions and trials as needed. Review pleadings, motions, Rule 26 disclosures and discovery responses in conjunction with Carnival's attorneys in litigation matters.
    • Maintain proficiency in, and current understanding of Carnival's HESS-MS system including all updates and revisions.
    • Be available on an urgent as needed basis during off hours to handle any and all emergencies relating to depositions, written discovery, litigation, or trial.  Assist with other duties or tasks assigned by senior management which furthers the goals and objectives of the Legal Department.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • J.D. Degree.
    • Florida Bar Member.
    • 2-6yrs professional experience required.
    • Previous Federal Court litigation experience with preference for maritime experience
    • Must be proficient in all Microsoft Office programs. Typing and legal research.
    • Will need to become proficient in the Carnival ecosystem of databases and programs.

    Benefits as a member of Carnival's Team:

    • A comprehensive healthcare program, dental coverage and flexible spending accounts.
    • Company-paid term life insurance and long term disability coverage, employee-paid optional life insurance and other voluntary insurance programs.
    • A 401(k) plan that includes up to a 3% company match after one year of service and a discretionary-profit sharing contribution in your second year of eligible employment.
    • Tuition Reimbursement that provides up to 75% reimbursement for company related professional career development.
    • Employee Stock Purchase plan that provides up to a 15% discount off the Fair Market Value of Carnival Corporation Common Stock.
    • Paid vacation and sick time.
    • Two complimentary "Fun Ship" cruises a year (based on available space and seniority) as well as discounted rates to friends and family in addition to other discounts to local and neighborhood vendors.
    • An on-site fully accredited preschool educational program that provides developmentally appropriate educational programming for families of children ages 6 weeks through 5 years of age and up to 12 years of age during school holidays and summer vacation in addition to drop-in care for those unexpected childcare conflicts.
    • An on-site Health and Wellness Center that provides a full range of activities including weight training machines, free weights, cardiovascular equipment, an aerobic center, massage therapy, certified personal trainers and a wide variety of other programs.
    • Certified Great Place to Work.
    About Carnival Cruise Line

    Carnival Cruise Line is the most popular cruise brand in North America and operates 26 ships designed to foster exceptionally fun and memorable vacation experiences at an outstanding value. Carnival Cruise Line is the leading provider of year-round Caribbean cruises and also operates seasonal cruises in Europe, Alaska, New England, Canada, Bermuda, Hawaii, Mexican Riviera and the Panama Canal. The brand caters to a wide consumer demographic, appealing to families, couples, singles and seniors alike. One common denominator among Carnival's guests is the desire for a truly fun, memorable and enjoyable vacation experience. Speaking of fun, we are officially certified as a Great Place to Work aboard our ships as well as in our global corporate headquarters!

    Carnival Corporation & plc and Carnival Cruise Line is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. In this regard, it does not discriminate against any qualified individual on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, mental, physical or sensory disability, or any other classification protected by local, state, federal, and/or international law.

    For information about FMLA eligibility and guidelines please visit: www.dol.gov/whd/fmla (copy and paste link into your browser).


    Please Apply Here

  • Monday, March 09, 2020 12:02 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

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    Assistant County Attorneys

    Broward County’s Office of the County Attorney seeks qualified candidates for one or more Assistant County Attorney Positions to work in the areas of commercial and construction contracts and litigation.  Qualified candidates will have three (3) or more years of experience working in construction or complex commercial litigation or contracting, or equivalent experience.  We offer a competitive compensation package that includes participation in the Florida Retirement System and excellent employee benefits.  Candidates should send a resume and writing sample to Deputy County Attorney Michael J. Kerr at mkerr@broward.org.  To speak with someone about the positions, candidates may contact Legal Administrator, Melissa McGhie, at (954) 357-7573 or Caribbean Bar Association Past President Annika E. Ashton at aashton@broward.org

  • Wednesday, March 04, 2020 4:23 AM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

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    Job Title: Associate Attorney
    Job Location: Bozeman, Montana
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: Salary is based on experience and location. Salary range in Bozeman, MT: $67,405- $85,255
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description:
    The Northern Rockies office of Earthjustice, located in Bozeman, Montana, has an opening for an associate attorney to begin work no later than the fall of 2020.

    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, supporters and citizens to engage the critical environmental issues of our time and bring about positive change. We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.

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

    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 natural gas development boom that is spreading and raising new environmental protection and human health issues across the Northern Rockies region.

    In recent years, the work of the Northern Rockies office has increasingly touched on Native American interests and issues of Indian law, including work to restore wild bison to tribal lands; to oppose oil and gas exploration on public national forest lands of extreme cultural and spiritual importance to the Blackfeet people; and to halt a state proposal to open a massive new coal mine 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

    Associate Attorney Program

    The associate program is designed to help early-career attorneys develop into thoughtful, professional, and effective advocates skilled in the various aspects of public-interest litigation. The term for the associate position is three years. Some associates have gone on to other positions within Earthjustice, while others use the experience as a springboard to other career opportunities in environmental litigation or other areas.

    Responsibilities:

    Associate attorneys at Earthjustice perform a range of litigation-related tasks that can include:

    Conducting legal research and preparing memoranda on issues relating to ongoing or potential litigation projects.
    Drafting motions, briefs and other pleadings.
    Preparing comments on proposed agency actions and environmental impact statements.
    Presenting oral argument and examining witnesses before state or federal courts and administrative bodies and making advocacy presentations to agency officials.
    Assisting with discovery.
    Interacting with clients and working with experts to develop a clear understanding of the facts involved in each case and to ultimately support our litigation goals.
    Engaging with a variety of news and social media regarding our work.
    Job Requirements: Law school graduates who are admitted, or willing to apply for admission, to the state bar of Montana.
    0-5 years of litigation and/or clerkship experience.
    Excellent research, critical thinking, writing and oral advocacy skills.
    An excellent academic record.
    Good judgment and a strong work ethic.
    Commitment to environmental protection and justice.
    Ability and willingness to work closely with others in a challenging legal environment.
    Demonstrates an awareness of and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and orientations.
    Contributes to the creation of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.
    A sense of humor.
    We offer a mission- and employee-focused work environment and a competitive compensation package, including excellent benefits. Earthjustice is an equal opportunity employer and highly values diversity.

    Salary is based on experience and location.

    Salary range in Bozeman, MT: $67,405- $85,255
    How to Apply Interested candidates should submit a:

    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; andm(2) aspects of your background that demonstrate competence to work with diverse clients and colleagues.
    Two legal writing samples.
    Law school transcript.
    List of three professional references.
    Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. No phone calls, drop-ins, or hard copies.

    Click here to apply: https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=oRTncfw3&s=Gwen_S._Cherry_Black_Women_Lawyers_Association

    Please reach out to jobs@earthjustice.org if you are having technical difficulties submitting your application.

    Earthjustice is driven by a passion for justice, partnership, and excellence. Our core values lead us to seek a broad range of perspectives and backgrounds to achieve our mission and to maintain an inclusive environment where all staff are valued and respected. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to employment practices that ensure that employees and applicants for employment are provided with equal opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or any other factor that is not related to the position.

    For positions located within the City and County of San Francisco: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment-qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

    For positions located within the City of Los Angeles: We will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.
    Closing Date May 31, 2020
  • Monday, March 02, 2020 12:44 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

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    Job Title: Staff Attorney, Right to Zero
    Job Location: Washington, D.C.
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: Salary range in Washington, DC is: $134,995 + depending on experience
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description: Earthjustice is now accepting applications for a Staff Attorney to join our Washington, D.C. Regional Office. This attorney will play a key role in our office’s efforts to safeguard health and the environment, focusing primarily on litigation and advocacy to compel a shift away from fossil fuels and toward equitable zero-emissions solutions across the power, transportation, and building sectors in D.C., Maryland, and elsewhere in the eastern U.S.

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

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

    The Washington, D.C. office serves both as a center for litigation on important national environmental issues and a regional office for issues arising in Mid-Atlantic States. The office’s docket currently includes litigation and administrative advocacy to protect public health and the environment from air pollution, hazardous wastes, and dangerous chemicals; curb greenhouse gas emissions and promote energy efficiency; and protect streams, wetlands, and drinking water. A significant focus of our work is preventing environmental harms to children, disproportionately impacted communities of color, and low-income communities. For more information about the office’s work, visit http://earthjustice.org/about/offices/dc.

    Earthjustice has a longstanding track record of success with our litigation and advocacy to attack dangerous air emissions and climate pollution, and to advance a transition from fossil fuels to clean energy. In recent years, we have achieved major successes in promoting a shift toward a zero-emissions future in California in which fossil fuels will be replaced by clean energy. We see an unparalleled opportunity to do the same in the eastern U.S.

    The Staff Attorney will work closely with our existing team of experienced clean air and water litigators, scientists, policy advocates, and other dedicated staff in D.C., and with similar staff in other Earthjustice offices across the nation. Additionally, Staff Attorneys are expected to help nurture the development of early career attorneys and other staff.

    Responsibilities

    Conduct and supervise advocacy before agencies, state and local governments, and courts as warranted.
    Manage new and existing cases from start to finish.
    Coordinate the development and execution of non-litigation advocacy strategies in collaboration with attorneys, policy staff and communications staff as appropriate.
    Conduct factual investigations and develop legal theories for possible advocacy or litigation advancing the goals of our clients.
    Supervise the work of Associate Attorneys, Scientists, Researchers, Litigation Assistants, and Law Clerks individually and as part of litigation teams.
    Develop and manage relationships with co-counsel, and with a diverse group of clients and coalition partners.
    Work effectively with other departments within Earthjustice, including Communications, Development, Operations, and Policy and Legislation.
    Collaborate with and oversee the work of technical experts.
    Serve as spokesperson for Earthjustice, clients, and partners.
    Help develop and execute effective media strategies.
    Join other staff in long-term planning, strategy development, goal-setting, and work plan management that advances a collective vision for future D.C. Office work.
    Participate as an active member of a learning and mentorship culture, and engage with colleagues in manner that is respectful, professional, and supportive.
    Participate actively in organizational and office-specific efforts to create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace, and personally engage with colleagues, clients, and partners in a manner that is consistent with those efforts.
    Job Requirements: Juris Doctorate (JD) degree from an ABA accredited law school.
    A minimum of six years of relevant litigation and advocacy experience.
    Admitted or eligible to waive in for admission to the District of Columbia Bar.
    Willing and able to work in our Washington, D.C. office.
    Knowledge of, and experience in, environmental and administrative law is strongly preferred.
    Experience with advocacy campaigns directed at boards, agencies or commissions is a plus.
    Strong skills in communicating litigation and advocacy goals and messages to the media
    Excellent legal research, writing, and oral advocacy skills.
    Initiative, good judgment, a collegial work style, and a strong work ethic.
    Proficient at working with technical issues and experts.
    Ready and able to develop and conduct complex litigation and advocacy from day one, independently if necessary, to lead teams, and to work collaboratively with colleagues and partner organizations.
    Ability to develop and maintain partnerships with community-based or other grassroots groups interested litigation and other advocacy in the attorney’s area of focus.
    Ability and willingness to travel as needed for case work, court appearances, presentations, staff meetings, and conferences.
    Willingness to help the office recruit, hire, develop, and retain a diverse and inclusive workforce.
    Willingness and ability to effectively supervise and mentor early career staff in connection with litigation and advocacy projects, and to help foster an inclusive and nurturing work environment.
    Formal management experience is a plus.
    Commitment to serving the public interest and Earthjustice’s mission.
    Demonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and orientations.
    Commitment to help create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce and culture that encourages and celebrates differences.

    Salary depends on experience (DOE) and location.

    Salary range in Washington, DC is: $134,995 + depending on experience

    For litigators and advocates committed to saving the planet and the people who depend on it, Staff Attorney at Earthjustice is the best job on the planet. Learn more about our Staff Attorney careers and work online here: https://earthjustice.org/about/jobs/staff-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.
    How to Apply To apply interested applicants should submit the following:

    Resume
    One to two-page cover letter that addresses at least the following subjects: (1) Why you are drawn to this position and whether there are particular legal, environmental, or justice issues that inspire you; (2) Aspects of your background that demonstrate competence to work with diverse clients and colleagues.
    Writing sample that reflects your own legal analysis and writing (i.e., not jointly written with or edited by other people).
    List of three professional references.

    Click here to apply: https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=oihtbfwX&s=Gwen_S._Cherry_Black_Women_Lawyers_Association

    Please reach out to jobs@earthjustice.org if you are having technical difficulties submitting your application. No phone calls, drop-ins, or hard copies.

    Earthjustice is driven by a passion for justice, partnership, and excellence. Our core values lead us to seek a broad range of perspectives and backgrounds to achieve our mission and to maintain an inclusive environment where all staff are valued and respected. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to employment practices that ensure that employees and applicants for employment are provided with equal opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or any other factor that is not related to the position.

    For positions located within the City and County of San Francisco: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment-qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

    For positions located within the City of Los Angeles: We will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.
    Closing Date

    Mar 31, 2020

  • Monday, March 02, 2020 12:42 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

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    Job Title: Staff Attorney, Petrochemicals
    Job Location: Washington, D.C.
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: Salary range in Washington, DC is: $134,995 + depending on experience
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description:
    Earthjustice is now accepting applications for a Staff Attorney to join our Washington, D.C. Regional Office. The position will focus primarily on litigation and advocacy to secure stronger protections against air pollution from petrochemical facilities.

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

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

    The Washington, D.C. office serves both as a center for litigation on important national environmental issues and a regional office for issues arising in Mid-Atlantic States. The office’s docket currently includes litigation and administrative advocacy to protect public health and the environment from air pollution, hazardous wastes, and dangerous chemicals; curb greenhouse gas emissions and promote energy efficiency; and protect streams, wetlands, and drinking water. A significant focus of our public health work is preventing environmental harms to children, disproportionately impacted communities of color, and low-income communities. For more information about the office’s work, visit http://earthjustice.org/about/offices/dc.

    Earthjustice has a longstanding track record of success with our litigation and advocacy to attack dangerous air emissions and climate pollution. Our Fossil Fuel program is currently fighting new petrochemical plants along the Gulf Coast. The Staff Attorney sought through this posting will work to deter a rush to build and expand petrochemical plants that threaten to worsen air and climate pollution for decades to come. The Staff Attorney will also work closely with our existing team of experienced clean air and water litigators, scientists, policy advocates, and other dedicated staff in D.C., and with similar staff in other Earthjustice offices across the nation.

    Responsibilities

    Conduct and supervise advocacy before agencies, state and local governments, and courts as warranted.
    Manage new and existing cases from start to finish.
    Coordinate the development and execution of non-litigation advocacy strategies in collaboration with attorneys, policy staff and communications staff as appropriate.
    Conduct factual investigations and develop legal theories for possible advocacy or litigation advancing the goals of our clients.
    Supervise the work of Associate Attorneys, Scientists, Researchers, Litigation Assistants, and Law Clerks individually and as part of litigation teams.
    Develop and manage relationships with co-counsel, and with a diverse group of clients and coalition partners.
    Work effectively with other departments within Earthjustice, including Communications, Development, Operations, and Policy and Legislation.
    Collaborate with and oversee the work of technical experts.
    Serve as spokesperson for Earthjustice, clients, and partners.
    Help develop and execute effective media strategies.
    Join other staff in long-term planning, strategy development, goal-setting, and work plan management that advances a collective vision for future D.C. Office work.
    Participate as an active member of a learning and mentorship culture, and engage with colleagues in manner that is respectful, professional, and supportive.
    Participate actively in organizational and office-specific efforts to create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace, and personally engage with colleagues, clients, and partners in a manner that is consistent with those efforts.
    Job Requirements: Juris Doctorate (JD) degree from an ABA accredited law school.
    A minimum of six years of relevant litigation experience.
    Admitted or eligible to waive in for admission to the District of Columbia Bar.
    Willing and able to work in our Washington, D.C. office.
    Knowledge of, and experience in, environmental and administrative law is strongly preferred.
    Strong skills in communicating litigation and advocacy goals and messages to the media
    Excellent legal research, writing, and oral advocacy skills.
    Initiative, good judgment, a collegial work style, and a strong work ethic.
    Proficient at working with technical issues and experts.
    Ready and able to develop and conduct complex litigation and advocacy from day one, independently if necessary, to lead teams, and to work collaboratively with colleagues and partner organizations.
    Ability to develop and maintain partnerships with community-based or other grassroots groups interested in litigation and other advocacy in the attorney’s area of focus.
    Ability and willingness to travel as needed for case work, court appearances, presentations, staff meetings, and conferences.
    Willingness to help the office recruit, hire, develop, and retain a diverse and inclusive workforce.
    Willingness and ability to effectively supervise and mentor early career staff in connection with litigation and advocacy projects, and to help foster an inclusive and nurturing work environment.
    Formal management experience is a plus.
    Commitment to serving the public interest and Earthjustice’s mission.
    Demonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and orientations.
    Commitment to help create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce and culture that encourages and celebrates differences.
    Salary depends on experience (DOE) and location.

    Salary range in Washington, DC is: $134,995 + depending on experience

    For litigators and advocates committed to saving the planet and the people who depend on it, Staff Attorney at Earthjustice is the best job on the planet. Learn more about our Staff Attorney careers and work online here: https://earthjustice.org/about/jobs/staff-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.
    How to Apply To apply interested applicants should submit the following:

    Resume
    One to two-page cover letter that addresses at least the following subjects: (1) Why you are drawn to this position and whether there are particular legal, environmental, or justice issues that inspire you; (2) Aspects of your background that demonstrate competence to work with diverse clients and colleagues.
    Writing sample that reflects your own legal analysis and writing (i.e., not jointly written with or edited by other people).
    List of three professional references.

    click here to apply: https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=oWQlcfw3&s=Gwen_S._Cherry_Black_Women_Lawyers_Association

    Please reach out to jobs@earthjustice.org if you are having technical difficulties submitting your application. No phone calls, drop-ins, or hard copies.

    Earthjustice is driven by a passion for justice, partnership, and excellence. Our core values lead us to seek a broad range of perspectives and backgrounds to achieve our mission and to maintain an inclusive environment where all staff are valued and respected. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to employment practices that ensure that employees and applicants for employment are provided with equal opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or any other factor that is not related to the position.

    For positions located within the City and County of San Francisco: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment-qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

    For positions located within the City of Los Angeles: We will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.
    Closing Date Mar 31, 2020
  • Thursday, February 20, 2020 12:06 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

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    Job Title: Staff Attorney, Mid-Pacific Office
    Job Location: Honolulu, HI
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: Salary range in Honolulu, Hawaii: $132,050+ depending on experience
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description: Earthjustice is now accepting applications for a Staff Attorney to join our team working to protect the interconnected ecosystems, communities, and natural and cultural values in Hawai‘i and the broader Mid-Pacific region. We seek an experienced attorney capable of leading complex litigation and legal advocacy to fulfill our mission. The position will be based in our Mid-Pacific Office located in Honolulu, Hawai‘i.

    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, supporters, individuals and communities to engage the critical environmental issues of our time and bring about positive change. We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.

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

    Earthjustice’s Mid-Pacific regional office opened in 1988 to protect natural and cultural resources and the communities who rely on them, throughout Hawai‘i and the Mid-Pacific region. The only non-profit environmental law firm in Hawai‘i, Earthjustice works with local and national groups to protect fragile marine and island ecosystems, restore water and cultural rights to native communities, promote clean energy, and address threats to health.

    Responsibilities:

    Litigate cases from beginning to end, performing all aspects of litigation.
    Develop litigation and legal advocacy strategies to support program goals.
    Collaborate and manage relationships with co-counsel, clients, and coalition partners, including fostering the office’s ties to local and indigenous communities.
    Cultivate new and diverse clients, allies, and coalition partners in support of program goals.
    Lead teams and supervise and mentor other staff, including associate attorneys, litigation assistants, and law clerks.
    Join other staff in long-term planning, strategy development, and work plan management to advance a collective vision for the office’s work.
    Participate actively in organizational and office efforts to promote a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace.
    Serve as a spokesperson for Earthjustice, clients, and partners.
    Help develop and execute effective media and, where appropriate, legislative strategies.
    Work effectively with other departments within Earthjustice, including Communications, Development, and Policy and Legislation.
    Job Requirements: Attorney with substantial litigation experience and the ability to litigate cases from inception to conclusion. We expect that in most cases a candidate meeting this requirement would have at least five years’ litigation experience, but candidates with fewer years of experience are welcome to apply so long as they meet this functional requirement.
    Membership in good standing with the State Bar of Hawai‘i, or achievement of admission within one year of employment.
    Excellent litigation skills, including top-notch legal research, analysis, writing, and oral advocacy skills.
    Ability to manage a litigation docket effectively, lead a litigation team, and work collaboratively and productively with office staff, clients, experts, colleagues, and coalition partners.
    Ability to think and plan strategically and build and implement effective legal campaigns.
    The most qualified candidates will have knowledge and experience in environmental, natural resources, Native Hawaiian, and/or energy law.
    Literacy in the history and culture of Hawai‘i is a plus.
    Experience working with grassroots, disadvantaged, and/or culturally diverse communities; such experience in Hawai‘i is a plus.
    Strong communication skills and ability to work with media and engage in community outreach; familiarity with ‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i and Hawai‘i Pidgin English is a plus.
    Demonstrated awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and orientations.
    Ability and commitment to contribute to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.
    Strong and demonstrated initiative and work ethic, sound yet creative judgment, and a sense of humor.
    Commitment to serving the public interest, and a passion for the role of Earthjustice and its mission.
    Ability and willingness to travel as needed.
    Salary depends on experience and location.
    Salary range in Honolulu, Hawaii: $132,050+ depending on experience

    For litigators and advocates committed to saving the planet and the people who depend on it, Staff Attorney at Earthjustice is the best job on the planet. Learn more about our Staff Attorney careers and work online here: https://earthjustice.org/about/jobs/staff-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.
    How to Apply Interested candidates should submit a:

    Resume.
    Cover letter that addresses (1) why you are drawn to this position and whether there are particular legal, environmental, or justice issues that inspire you; and (2) aspects of your background that demonstrate competence to work with diverse clients and colleagues.
    Writing sample, preferably a legal brief or memorandum you have written.
    List of three references.
    We will review applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

    Click here to apply: https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=o8RTbfwN&s=Gwen_S._Cherry_Black_Women_Lawyers_Association

    Please reach out to jobs@earthjustice.org if you are having technical difficulties submitting your application. No phone calls, drop-ins, or hard copies.

    Earthjustice is driven by a passion for justice, partnership, and excellence. Our core values lead us to seek a broad range of perspectives and backgrounds to achieve our mission and to maintain an inclusive environment where all staff are valued and respected. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to employment practices that ensure that employees and applicants for employment are provided with equal opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or any other factor that is not related to the position.

    For positions located within the City and County of San Francisco: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment-qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

    For positions located within the City of Los Angeles: We will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.
    Closing Date

    May 14, 2020

  • Thursday, February 20, 2020 12:05 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

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    Job Title: Deputy Managing Attorney, California Regional Office
    Job Location: San Francisco, CA
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: Salary range in San Francisco, CA: $170,910 - $189,900
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description: Earthjustice is now accepting applications for a Deputy Managing Attorney to join our team of lawyers and advocates working at the California Regional Office. We seek an experienced attorney with strong interest and skills in management and at least ten years of litigation experience. This position will be located in San Francisco, CA.

    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, supporters, individuals and communities to engage the critical environmental issues of our time, and bring about positive change. We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.

    Founded in 1971, Earthjustice is the nation’s premier nonprofit environmental law organization with a distinguished track record of achieving significant and lasting environmental protections. We wield the power of the law and the strength of partnerships to protect people’s health; preserve magnificent places and wildlife; speed the transition from fossil fuels to clean energy; and combat climate change. We partner with other organizations, supporters, and citizens to engage the critical environmental issues of our time, and to bring about positive change.

    Earthjustice’s California Regional Office was the first of the now fifteen Earthjustice offices. With offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Sacramento, the California Regional Office covers almost all areas of our work. We fight for the rights of all Californians to a healthy environment. We fight to protect the magnificent natural spaces and wildlife found only in California. And, we fight to transition California to a zero-emissions future fueled by clean, fossil-free energy. Earthjustice’s work in California is particularly important given California is both a health and climate leader and yet is still one of the largest producers of oil, home to some of the worst air in the country, contains and faces some of the most challenging water issues, and is seeing its unique biodiversity face unprecedented threats.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    Management (approximately 50%-60%)

    Directly supervise program attorneys and professional staff. Responsible for managing direct reports’ workload; providing continuous and consistent performance feedback; mentoring and assisting in career advancement, and working with them to create and achieve professional development goals.
    Ensure that direct reports with supervisory responsibility properly execute those functions.
    Responsible for implementation of the Associate Attorney program. Work with Managing Attorney, Supervising Staff Attorneys, and Staff Attorneys to offer an effective and rewarding program to Associate Attorneys.
    Create or identify strategic opportunities for team-building and staff engagement to strengthen teamwork, interaction and collaboration.
    Contribute to a learning culture by, g., encouraging and facilitating debriefing after completion of significant stages of projects.
    Work with the Managing Attorney and other staff to recruit, evaluate, and hire qualified candidates for open positions.
    Help ensure the advancement of Earthjustice’s diversity, equity, and inclusion goals and values.
    Work with the Managing Attorney and Senior Legal Practice Administrator to implement internal operational policies and procedures.
    Work with Communications to advance our work both at the California Regional Office and organization-wide.
    Assist Managing Attorney in collaborating with Development on identifying potential funding as well as engaging with new and existing funders.
    Litigation (approximately 40-50%)

    Work with Managing Attorney and team to develop litigation and advocacy strategies to support programmatic goals, including alignment with organization-wide strategic plans, core values, priorities, and other administrative policies and guidance.
    Litigate cases or conduct advocacy from beginning to end, performing all aspects of the litigation or specific advocacy.
    Collaborate and manage relationships with co-counsel, clients, and coalition partners.
    Cultivate new and diverse allies and coalition partners in support of our program goals, and that advance our efforts to ensure that equity and social justice considerations inform every aspect of our work.
    Serve as a spokesperson for Earthjustice and our clients.
    Work effectively with other departments within Earthjustice, including Communications, Development, and Policy and Legislation, to achieve program goals.
    Job Requirements: Juris Doctorate (JD) degree or equivalent non-US or other law degree.
    A minimum of 10 years of litigation experience.
    Licensed to practice law in the US jurisdiction in which the position is located, or willing and qualified to apply for and be admitted to membership within 14 months of employment.
    Excellent management skills, including ability to promote the career development of staff, and foster effective communication, collaboration, decision-making, and mutual respect.
    Ability to effectively manage a diverse team with strong emotional intelligence and cultural humility.
    Commitment to and experience in developing team skills and talents to meet evolving needs and goals.
    Ability to give and receive regular formal and informal positive and constructive feedback in a timely, constructive, respectful, and consistent manner, and to incorporate debriefing into the team’s operations.
    Experience and interest in coaching, guiding, and mentoring staff.
    Strong capacity for strategic thinking preferred, including in designing and implementing effective litigation and legal advocacy.
    Ability to effectively manage a docket of legal advocacy strategies, lead a litigation team, and work collaboratively with colleagues and partner organizations.
    Understands the individual and team strengths and areas for development and develops plans accordingly.
    Commitment to and experience in developing team skills and talents to meet the evolving needs of an organization.
    Proficiency in working with technical experts.
    Strong skills in communicating litigation and advocacy goals and messages to the media and supporters preferred.
    Commitment to serving the public interest, and a passion for the role of Earthjustice and its mission.
    Demonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds and orientations.
    Ability to contribute to the creation of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.

    Salary is based on experience and location.
    Salary range in San Francisco, CA: $170,910 - $189,900

    We offer a mission- and employee-focused work environment and a competitive compensation package, including excellent benefits. Earthjustice is an equal opportunity employer and highly values diversity.
    How to Apply Interested candidates should submit a:

    Resume.
    One- to two-page cover letter that explains your interest in the Deputy Managing Attorney position, and describes your approach to effective management.
    Writing sample that demonstrates your own legal analysis and writing (e., not written jointly with or edited by other people).
    List of three references.

    Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

    Click here to apply: https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=oV3bcfw5&s=Gwen_S._Cherry_Black_Women_Lawyers_Association

    Please, no phone calls, hard copies, or drop-ins. If you're having technical difficulties submitting your application, reach out to jobs@earthjustice.org

    Earthjustice is driven by a passion for justice, partnership, and excellence. Our core values lead us to seek a broad range of perspectives and backgrounds to achieve our mission and to maintain an inclusive environment where all staff are valued and respected. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to employment practices that ensure that employees and applicants for employment are provided with equal opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or any other factor that is not related to the position.

    For positions located within the City and County of San Francisco: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment-qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

    For positions located within the City of Los Angeles: We will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

    Closing Date

    May 12, 2020

  • Thursday, February 20, 2020 12:03 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

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    Job Title: Staff Attorney, Rocky Mountain Office
    Job Location: Denver, CO
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: Salary range in Denver, CO: $127,890+ depending on experience
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description: Earthjustice is the nation’s premier nonprofit environmental law organization. We take on the biggest, most precedent-setting cases across the country. We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health; to preserve magnificent places and wildlife; to advance clean energy; and to combat climate change. We partner with thousands of groups, supporters, individuals and communities to engage the critical environmental issues of our time and bring about positive change. We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.

    Founded in 1971, Earthjustice has a distinguished track record of achieving significant, lasting environmental protections. We achieve this by hiring those who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment for all. Our headquarters are in San Francisco with thirteen offices across the U.S., including the Denver office.

    Attorneys in the Denver office handle a wide range of litigation arising primarily in the Intermountain West and Southwest. Our current docket focuses on: (1) protecting public lands and wildlife from fracking, mining, and other threats; (2) transitioning Colorado and other states from reliance on dirty fossil fuels to clean, renewable energy; and (3) defending disproportionately impacted and tribal communities from pollution and other environmental harm. The new Staff Attorney may eventually work in any of these focal areas depending on the needs of the office and our clients, but in the near term, s/he will be expected to focus on matters related to climate change and oil and gas regulation.

    The Rocky Mountain office is located in the heart of downtown Denver near the federal and state courthouses, public transportation, Coors Field (home of the Colorado Rockies baseball team), and the vibrant LoDo, RiNo, and Capitol Hill neighborhoods. We are also a bike-friendly office, located near many of Denver’s bike paths. We strive to produce the highest quality legal work in a diverse, inclusive, supportive, and collegial environment.

    To learn more about the Denver office and our work, click here.

    Responsibilities:

    Lead litigation efforts in federal district and appellate courts, state courts and administrative tribunals.
    Develop new cases in a strategic fashion; conduct factual investigations; develop legal theories; draft pleadings and briefs; and otherwise manage new and existing cases.
    Collaborate in team problem solving, litigation strategy, and project management.
    Provide mentoring and supervision to more junior lawyers, interns and litigation assistants.
    Manage relationships with outside co-counsel, clients, and coalition partners.
    Integrate communications and legislative advocacy into litigation and other legal strategies.
    Contribute to efforts to ensure a diverse, equitable and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences
    Job Requirements: At least six years of litigation experience, with experience in the role of lead trial or appellate counsel.
    Proven research, analysis, writing, and oral advocacy skills.
    Experience mentoring and supervising others.
    Ability to master new competencies as required to address client needs.
    Ability to work effectively both independently and in collaboration with others.
    Creativity, good judgment, and a strong work ethic.
    A commitment to public interest work and a passion for Earthjustice’s mission.
    Ability to travel as needed for case work, court appearances and presentations.
    An awareness of, and sensitivity to, the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds and orientations.
    Commitment to the creation of a diverse, equitable and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.
    Admitted, or willing to apply for admission within one year, to the Colorado bar.
    We offer a mission- and employee-focused work environment and a competitive compensation package that includes excellent benefits. Earthjustice is an equal opportunity employer and highly values diversity. People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

    For litigators and advocates committed to saving the planet and the people who depend on it, Staff Attorney at Earthjustice is the best job on the planet. Learn more about our Staff Attorney careers and work online here: https://earthjustice.org/about/jobs/staff-attorney

    Salary depends on experience and location.
    Salary range in Denver, CO: $127,890+ depending on experience
    How to Apply Interested candidates should submit a:

    Resume.
    Cover letter that addresses (1) why you are drawn to this position and whether there are particular legal, environmental, or justice issues that inspire you; and (2) aspects of your background that demonstrate competence to work with diverse clients and colleagues.
    Writing sample, preferably a legal brief or memorandum you have written.
    Three professional references.

    We will review applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

    Please reach out to jobs@earthjustice.org if you are having technical difficulties submitting your application. No phone calls, drop-ins, or hard copies.

    Earthjustice is driven by a passion for justice, partnership, and excellence. Our core values lead us to seek a broad range of perspectives and backgrounds to achieve our mission and to maintain an inclusive environment where all staff are valued and respected. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to employment practices that ensure that employees and applicants for employment are provided with equal opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or any other factor that is not related to the position.

    For positions located within the City and County of San Francisco: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment-qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

    For positions located within the City of Los Angeles: We will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.
    Closing Date May 12, 2020
  • Thursday, February 20, 2020 12:02 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

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    Job Title: Associate Attorney, Community Partnerships Program
    Job Location: Washington, DC
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: Salary is based on experience and location. Salary range in Washington, DC: $75,335 - $95,285
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description:
    Earthjustice seeks an associate attorney to join our work that prioritizes frontline communities who are burdened with the most pollution and environmental harms while being excluded from environmental benefits provided to other communities. We work with community leaders to challenge the environmental and social status quo, helping communities change the conditions in which they live.

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

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

    While each of our offices work with local communities, the Community Partnerships Program consists of six attorneys located in New York, DC, and Los Angeles. The associate attorney will add cross-organization capacity but will focus on matters handled by the DC team whose work includes issues involving waste mismanagement and toxic air pollution.

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

    Responsibilities:

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

    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: Qualifications:

    0-5 years of experience
    Admitted to, or eligible for admission to, the D.C. Bar.
    Excellent research, analytic, writing, and communication skills.
    Strong and demonstrated initiative, good judgment, creativity, and work ethic.
    Ability and willingness to travel as needed, including for case work, court appearances, and meetings with clients and partners.
    Commitment to serving the public interest and a passion for the role of Earthjustice and its mission.
    Legal or non-legal experience supporting communities working to overcome injustice is a plus.
    Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work well collegially.
    Demonstrated awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and orientations.
    Commitment to help create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.
    How to Apply
    Apply here: https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=oNl3bfw6&s=GSCBWLA
    Closing Date Mar 13, 2020
  • Tuesday, February 04, 2020 12:17 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

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    Job Title: Senior Counsel, Contracts and Compliance
    Job Location: San Francisco, CA
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: Salary is based on experience. Salary range for San Francisco, CA: $127,400 - $141,500
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description: 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, supporters, individuals and communities to engage the critical environmental issues of our time, and bring about positive change. We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.

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

    The Senior Counsel will be focused mainly implementing a contract management system, drafting contracts, conforming contracts to Earthjustice standards and helping to negotiate contract terms with vendors. The Senior Counsel will also provide general support to the General Counsel’s office, potentially on a variety of subjects related to compliance and meeting law firm best management practices.

    Responsibilities:

    Contract Management System set up (20%):

    Implement contract management platform
    Customize the platform, as necessary
    Oversee collection of currently existing contracts, identifying key contract provisions for calendaring, loading the contracts into the new platform and calendaring critical dates
    Contracts (60%):

    Develop training module and train staff on contract processing steps and key provision review
    Coordinate with IT on vetting all IT product or service providers on data security issues
    Coordinate with IT on management of personal information
    Review or draft service and product purchase contracts on an as-needed basis
    Review and revise proposed leases and construction (build out) contracts
    Update contract templates as needed
    Put in place or upgrade controls to ensure good contracting practices
    Maintain contract management system, assess performance and make any necessary changes
    As needed, select and supervise outside counsel; occasionally function as the client representative of Earthjustice
    Compliance (20%):

    Time permitting, the Senior Counsel may be asked to support General Counsel’s office staff work of managing risk and assuring compliance/best practice implementation at the firm. Those activities may include:

    Lobbying registration and reporting
    Review insurance policies, benchmark, evaluate organizational risks/needs, prepare GC for annual insurance renewal
    Partner with Senior Operations Manager to complete, monitor compliance and conduct ongoing research/necessary revisions to physical security project and disaster preparation plans
    Do compliance calendaring; assist with designing any necessary calendaring solution
    Provide support for corporate governance projects
    Provide support to GC’s office on ethics compliance issues
    Lead the project team for a document retention and revision/compliance project. Provide compliance guidance to leadership on corporate governance, financial structures, investments and other significant organizational issues as needed
    Conduct legal research on a variety of subjects, interpret laws, rulings and regulations and determine how they apply to Earthjustice
    Research, present options, gain consensus, select and retain firm to monitor trademark use
    Perform other duties as assigned
    Job Requirements: Qualifications:

    J. D. with strong academic record
    California state Bar admission and good standing
    Minimum of 3 years of successful experience practicing law
    Experience drafting and negotiating contracts with an eye to data security
    Experience leading projects in a law firm or legal department context
    High degree of emotional intelligence
    Demonstrated awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds and orientations
    Contributes to the creation of a diverse, equitable and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.
    Demonstrated legal expertise
    Ability to quickly grasp, research and assess a broad range of complex problems and present sensible solutions and alternatives
    Ability to summarize information and succinctly and clearly communicate analyses verbally and in writing to a range of internal clients
    Willingness to “roll up sleeves” and work with minimal support
    Strong attention to detail and care in executing written work
    Demonstrated integrity, strong work ethic, and sound judgment
    Outstanding communication skills, including the ability to translate complex legal concepts into layman’s terms and provide informative instruction to groups of staff
    Facility with developing collaborative relationships and managing and working with teams
    Strong ability to juggle multiple projects, prioritize, meet deadlines and see tasks through to completion.
    Ability to leverage technology, particularly database or web-based information platforms
    Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
    Support for Earthjustice’s mission and advocacy-based approach to solving environmental problems
    Preferred:
    Experience selecting and implementing technology used in law firms
    Knowledge of non-profit corporate law in the state of California
    Experience working on matters of corporate governance
    Experience contributing to training and organizational learning
    Experience with real estate law
    Non-profit experience although it can be through pro bono service
    How to Apply Apply here: https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=oTh1bfw6&s=GSCBWLA
    Closing Date Mar 06, 2020

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