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  • Sunday, May 30, 2021 1:31 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

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    Job Title: Deputy Managing Attorney, Northeast
    Job Location: New York, NY
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: Salary range for this position in New York, New York is $181,200 - $201,294
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description:
    Earthjustice is accepting applications for a Deputy Managing Attorney to join our team of lawyers and advocates working at the Northeast Regional Office in New York City. Candidates should have at least ten years of litigation experience, as well as experience supporting the professional development of less senior attorneys and litigation support staff through training and mentorship. The position will be located in New York City.
    Founded in 1971, 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; speed the transition from fossil fuels to clean energy; and to preserve magnificent places and wildlife; and to 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. We are guided by a passionate, ambitious vision for the future for people and our planet: until justice stands for all, we will never rest. We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.
    The Northeast Regional Office is dedicated to protecting public health and ensuring a healthy environment for all in the Northeast; combatting the climate crisis; and securing a swift and equitable transition to zero emissions, 100% clean energy. Our current focus areas include protecting families from toxic chemicals in their drinking water and homes; cutting climate-destabilizing greenhouse gas emissions and toxic pollution from the power, industrial, and transportation sectors; supporting efforts to accelerate clean energy; and implementing New York State’s ambitious Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA). We focus on matters in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, and also take on mission-critical work out of this region. The Northeast Regional team currently consists of sixteen staff people including five Staff Attorneys and three Associate Attorneys.
    Responsibilities:
    Management (approximately 60%)
    Responsible for direct management of the Associate Attorney program, including managing workload; providing continuous and consistent performance feedback; mentoring and assisting in career advancement; and working with Associate Attorneys to create and achieve professional development goals.
    Responsible for direct management of litigation support staff.
    Work with Managing Attorney to create or identify opportunities and events for team-building and staff engagement activities.
    Contribute to the office’s learning culture by, e.g., encouraging and facilitating debriefing after completion of significant stages of projects and ongoing collaborative learning.
    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 effective operational policies and procedures.
    Work with the Communications Department to advance our work both in the New York office and, as needed, organization-wide.
    Work with Managing Attorney to support the efforts of the Development Department; engage with new and existing funders.
    Litigation (approximately 40%)
    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, policies and guidance.
    With the support of attorney colleagues and professional staff, handle all aspects of litigation, from case investigation, administrative processes, legal analysis, brief writing and argument.
    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.
    Communicate with reporters in connection with litigation work.
    Work effectively with other departments within Earthjustice, including Communications, Development, and Policy and Legislation, to achieve program goals.
    Job Requirements: Qualifications:
    Juris Doctorate (JD) degree.
    A minimum of 10 years of litigation experience, preferably in environmental law and in federal court, and in a position that involved supervision and mentorship of less senior attorneys for a substantial part of that tenure.
    Excellent writing and legal analysis skills; strong professional judgment.
    Licensed to practice law in New York, or willing and qualified to apply for and be admitted to the New York bar within 14 months of employment.
    Excellent management skills, including ability to promote the career development of associate attorneys, foster effective communication, collaboration, decision-making, and mutual respect.
    Ability to effectively manage and/or work with a diverse team with strong emotional intelligence and cultural humility.
    Ability to give and receive regular formal and informal feedback in a timely, constructive, respectful, and consistent manner and to incorporate debriefing into the team’s operations.
    Strong team mentorship and communication skills.
    Commitment to and experience in developing team skills and talents to meet the evolving needs of an organization.
    Strong capacity for strategic thinking, both at the programmatic level and in the context of specific cases.
    Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and partner organizations.
    Commitment to, and experience in, developing team skills and talents to meet the evolving needs of the office and clients.
    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 range is dependent on experience and location.
    Salary range for this position in New York, New York is $181,200 - $201,294
    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 the following via Jobvite:
    Resume.
    One- to two-page cover letter that explains your interest in both Earthjustice’s mission and in the Deputy Managing Attorney position, and that describes your approach to effective management and mentorship.
    Writing sample that demonstrates your own legal analysis and writing.
    List of three references.
    Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
    Please reach out to jobs@earthjustice.org if you are having technical difficulties submitting your application. No phone calls, drop-ins, or hard copies.
    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 Jun 20, 2021
  • Tuesday, May 11, 2021 8:39 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

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    Job Title: Chief Trial Attorney
    Job Location: Hollywood Florida
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: Salaried
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description: Zurich North America is hiring a Chief Trial Attorney to join our Claims Staff Legal team! We are open to hiring talent in one of the following location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

    The Chief Trial Attorney, with minimal direction, represents the Company's insureds in all phases of litigation for matters of the highest technical complexity. Engages in the practice of and the representation of Zurich insureds in litigation to protect their interests.

    In this role you will be responsible for:
    Achieving best outcomes for clients by demonstrating a high level of technical expertise in case handling, trial preparation and presentation for cases of the highest level of complexity
    Driving positive results by correctly applying the law and legal trends, conducting legal analysis and research, preparing legal pleadings and documents, preparing for and managing pre-trial discovery, and participating in judicial or administrative hearings and trials
    Documenting case files by accurately capturing and updating relevant information in compliance with best practices
    Working to have a timely resolution to matters by collaborating with the claims adjuster, developing a case strategy and escalating issues as appropriate
    Ensuring customer service to clients by proactively communicating information; responding to inquiries; and following customer protocols
    Determining and implementing alternative dispute resolution techniques as appropriate, by using effective mediation and negotiation skills within authority limit
    Maintaining professional and technical knowledge by participating in educational opportunities, staying current with industry trends, establishing personal networks and participating in professional societies
    Contributing to the team effort by accomplishing related results and collaborating on matters as needed
    Serving as a technical resource by providing guidance, and/or mentoring to lower level attorneys on legal strategies and use of tools and resources
    Identifying and suggesting improvement to tools and resources to contribute to continuous improvements and operational efficiencies
    Ensuring legal compliance by following state and federal laws and regulations.
    Job Requirements: Basic Qualifications:
    Juris Doctor and 10 or more years of experience in the Litigation area
    AND
    Member of the Bar
    Experience with Microsoft Office suite and Adobe
    Experience with Lexis or Westlaw
    Knowledge of the insurance industry, claims and the insurance defense litigation legal environment
    Knowledge of the law and procedure

    Preferred Qualifications:
    Effective communication skills
    Strong negotiation skills
    Experience working in a team-based environment
    Strong collaboration skills
    Effective problem solving and analytical skills
    Effective teaching and mentoring skills
    How to Apply https://www.careers.zurich.com/job/Maitland-Chief-Trial-Attorney-FL-32751/727921802/
    Closing Date Jun 03, 2021
  • Sunday, May 02, 2021 8:26 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    The Alliance - Sunrise

    Assistant City Attorney

    The City of Sunrise is seeking an Assistant City Attorney with a minimum of 3 years' experience in local government law. Candidates must be active members of the Florida Bar for the past 3 years and have recent experience working in the State of Florida.

    The successful applicant will possess the right combination of legal and interpersonal skills, experience and work ethic. The City of Sunrise offers a competitive salary and benefits.  

    Interested candidates may access the City’s website, which includes links to the job description, application, and benefits summary: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/sunrisefl/default.cfm.

  • Sunday, April 25, 2021 1:44 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C. Web Site

    Job Title: Employee Relations and Recruiting Manager
    Job Location: Dallas
    Job Type: Full-time
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description: Munsch Hardt is seeking a 4-6 year Associate to join its real estate section in the Dallas office. Qualified candidates will have experience in development, leasing (office/industrial/retail) and financing (borrower side). This is an excellent opportunity for growth and the opportunity to work on sophisticated transactions in a firm that is attorney focused and development oriented. Candidates must have strong academic achievement and the ability to function both independently and within a team environment.
    Job Requirements: 4-6 year Associate
    How to Apply Contact Margaret Henderson at mhenderson@munsch.com
    Closing Date Jun 30, 2021
  • Sunday, April 25, 2021 1:21 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

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    Job Title: Staff Attorney, California Regional
    Job Location: San Francisco or Los Angeles, CA
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: Salary range in San Francisco, CA for 8+ years experience: $154,900+ Salary range in Los Angeles, CA for 8+ years experience: $147,155+
    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 guided by a passionate, ambitious vision for the future for people and our planet: until justice stands for all, we will never rest. 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, Chicago, Honolulu, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Denver, Seattle, Bozeman, and Washington, DC.
    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. Learn more about the California Regional Office and its work at - https://earthjustice.org/about/offices/california.
    Earthjustice is seeking to fill a staff attorney position in the California Regional Office. The staff attorney can be housed in either the San Francisco or Los Angeles office. For this position, the attorney selected will generally focus on litigation and other advocacy in our efforts to protect the invaluable natural resources of California; remove our dependence on fossil fuels, with a particular focus on oil and gas; and work with partners and frontline communities to ensure all have a right to clean air, clean water, and healthy lives and ecosystems, with a particular focus on pesticides and other chemical pollution. The staff attorney will work closely with our existing team of attorneys, a Research and Policy Analyst, policy advocates in Sacramento, a regional communications strategist, and a professional support team, in addition to other dedicated staff from other parts of the organization. Additionally, staff attorneys are expected to help nurture the development of early career attorneys and other staff. Staff attorneys oversee the work of more junior staff in connection with their work on particular projects, and may be asked to serve as the formal supervisor for one or more members of the junior staff.
    Responsibilities
    Coordinate the development and execution of legal advocacy strategies to support program goals in collaboration with attorneys, policy staff and communications staff as appropriate.
    Manage new and existing cases from start to finish, performing all aspects of litigation.
    Conduct factual investigations and develop legal theories for possible advocacy or litigation advancing the goals of our partners and clients.
    Supervise and mentor the work of Associate Attorneys, Policy Advocates, Research Analysts, Litigation Assistants, and Law Clerks individually and as part of litigation teams.
    Manage relationships with co-counsel, clients, and coalition partners.
    Collaborate with colleagues and coalition partners as well as cultivate new allies in support of program goals.
    Serve as spokesperson for client partners and for Earthjustice.
    Work effectively with other departments within Earthjustice, including Communications, Development, and Policy and Legislation.
    Integrate communications and legislative advocacy into litigation and other legal strategies.
    Join other staff in long-term planning, strategy development, goal-setting, and work plan management that advances a collective vision for future California Regional 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.
    Create or identify strategic opportunities for team building and individual and overall staff engagement with one another in order to strengthen teamwork, interaction and collaboration.
    Job Requirements: Qualifications
    Applicants must be law school graduates, who are admitted or willing to apply for admission to the California bar.
    At least 8 years of litigation and/or legal experience, including top-notch legal research, writing and oral advocacy skills.
    Knowledge of, and experience in, environmental and administrative law is preferred.
    Superb research, analysis, writing, and oral advocacy skills.
    Initiative, good judgment, and a strong work ethic.
    Strong skills in communicating litigation and advocacy goals and messages to the media is preferred.
    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 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 preferred.
    A commitment to public interest work and a passion for Earthjustice’s mission.
    Ability to work both independently and in collaboration with others.
    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 workforce and culture that encourages and celebrates differences.
    How to Apply Interested applicants should submit the following via Jobvite here: https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=ok04efwm&s=Gwen_S._Cherry_Black_Women_Lawyers_Association
    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; (2) aspects of your background that demonstrate competence to work with diverse clients and colleagues and (3) management experience if any.
    Writing sample that reflects your own legal analysis and writing (i.e., not jointly written with or edited by other people).
    Three professional references.
    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 28, 2021

  • Wednesday, April 21, 2021 12:17 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    STAFF ATTORNEY – CRIMINAL JUSTICE

    The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Foundation of Florida seeks a criminal-justice attorney. The criminal-justice attorney works closely with the other members of the legal team to achieve the organization’s goal of protecting the liberties that define our democracy. This position is located in Orlando but includes some travel. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

    The American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Florida is an affiliate of the national ACLU, a national public interest organization devoted to the defense of the Bill of Rights.  For more than 100 years, the ACLU has served as the nation’s primary protector of the liberties that define our democracy. The organization implements its vital civil liberties mission in all 50 states in large part through affiliate entities such as the ACLU of Florida. Operating out of four offices—Miami (main), Tampa, Pensacola, and Jacksonville—the Florida affiliate has a budget of over $8 million and 55 staff members, placing it among the larger ACLU affiliates in the nation. 

    The ACLU of Florida, the state’s largest civil rights and civil liberties organization, employs litigation, public policy advocacy, and public education to protect and promote a broad range of constitutional values and individual rights, such as freedom of speech, racial justice, right to privacy, religious liberty, criminal justice reform, voting rights, reproductive rights, LGBT rights, disability rights, and immigrants’ rights.  The ACLU of Florida litigates a broad range of complex constitutional cases in federal and state courts through direct representation, filing amicus briefs, and submitting administrative complaints to state and federal agencies.   

    Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the ACLU of FL is currently working remotely.

    POSITION OVERVIEW

    The criminal-justice attorney is a staff position within the Affiliate’s Legal Department. The position reports to the Legal Director. The position is focused on criminal justice reform.

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

    The primary programmatic focus of this position will be the development of litigation and other legal advocacy projects in the area of criminal justice reform. The staff attorney will:

    • Develop, prepare, and litigate criminal justice cases at all stages in state and federal trial and appellate courts.
    • Engage in pre-litigation, post-litigation, and non-litigation advocacy, including preparing demand letters, conducting settlement negotiations and enforcement, developing advocacy materials and public-education resources, and delivering public testimony.
    • Work closely with and provide policy analysis and legal expertise to non-legal program staff at the ACLU of Florida and ACLU National.
    • Engage regularly with the media on criminal-justice issues.

    OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES

    In addition to the primary responsibilities above, the staff attorney will also:

    • 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 presentations 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.

    At times, the staff attorney may also be called upon to support the ACLU of Florida’s work in areas other than criminal justice reform.

    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

    First and foremost, the candidate must have exceptional analytic, research, and writing skills.

    The only other required qualifications are that the candidate possess a J.D. and that they be a member of the Florida Bar (or able to secure Florida Bar membership within one year of the beginning of their employment).

    DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

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

    • Significant expertise and experience in the area of criminal-justice reform.
    • Five or more years of federal district court or appellate litigation experience.
    • Strong and demonstrated commitment to civil rights and civil liberties consistent with the mission and goals of the ACLU.
    • Broad substantive knowledge of constitutional law.
    • Exceptional oral-advocacy skills.
    • Demonstrated experience working in fast-paced environment with a 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 diverse community organizations and coalitions.
    • Experience working and communicating with marginalized or vulnerable communities.
    • Collaborative spirit 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.
    • Fluency in Spanish or Creole.
    • Unwavering commitment to the mission and goals of the ACLU, including a demonstrated commitment to equity and racial justice.

    COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

    Compensation will be commensurate with experience, within a starting range of $62,000-$83,000. The ACLU of Florida provides excellent benefits, including health and dental insurance with generous vacation, holiday, and sick leave policies, as well as a Defined Contribution 401K Retirement Plan. Base vacation leave is five weeks per year.

    APPLICATION PROCEDURE

    Please send an email to jobs@aclufl.org and attach a cover letter, resume, and two substantial writing samples demonstrating thorough legal analysis. All inquiries should include “Criminal-Justice Staff Attorney position” in the subject line, and all attachments should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

    Applicants who proceed beyond a first interview will be required to complete a research-and-writing assignment.

    Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please indicate where you learned of this job posting. No phone calls, please.

    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. We encourage formerly incarcerated individuals to apply. If selected for an interview, please inquire if financial assistance is needed in order to attend.

    The ACLU of Florida undertakes affirmative action strategies in its recruitment and employment efforts to ensure that persons with disabilities have full opportunities for employment in all positions.

  • Monday, March 22, 2021 9:22 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

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    Job Title: Business Litigation Associate
    Job Location: Miami, Florida
    Job Type: Full-time
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description: Carlton Fields is seeking an associate with 3 to 5 years of business litigation experience. Excellent academic credentials and writing skills are required. Law Review or Clerkship experience, and proficiency in Spanish are a plus. Candidate must be admitted to practice in Florida. The ideal candidate would also have strong interpersonal and communication skills, court experience including handling hearings on own, and the ability to work effectively as part of a team, while being able to work individually, on client matters in an environment where drive and client service are top priorities. To apply, please submit your cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and a writing sample. Not open to search firms. Carlton Fields is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans.
    Job Requirements: Excellent academic credentials and writing skills are required. Law Review or Clerkship experience, and proficiency in Spanish are a plus. Candidate must be admitted to practice in Florida. The ideal candidate would also have strong interpersonal and communication skills, court experience including handling hearings on own, and the ability to work effectively as part of a team, while being able to work individually, on client matters in an environment where drive and client service are top priorities.
    How to Apply To apply, please submit your cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and a writing sample via Carlton Fields' Legal Careers page: https://www.carltonfields.com/about-us/careers/legal-careers.
    Closing Date May 22, 2021
  • Monday, March 22, 2021 9:17 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

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    Job Title: Associate Attorney, Florida Regional Office
    Job Location: Miami or Tallahassee, FL or remote from Puerto Rico
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: Salary range in Miami or Tallahassee, FL and Puerto Rico: $70,465 - 89,080
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description: Earthjustice is looking to hire an Associate Attorney whose docket will include work done in partnership with Puerto Rico community-based organizations, environmental justice groups, and others advancing the rights of disproportionately burdened communities in Puerto Rico. The attorney selected for this position will focus on local enforcement, litigation and other legal advocacy driven by the concerns of communities and partners in Puerto Rico. The Associate will work on cases furthering our clean energy goals in Puerto Rico, as well as work related to clean air, clean water, toxic chemicals, pesticides and waste facilities, and zoning, among other issues of importance in Puerto Rico.
    Earthjustice is the premier nonprofit environmental law organization. We take on the biggest, most precedent-setting cases across the country. We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health; to preserve magnificent places and wildlife; to advance clean energy; and to combat climate change. We partner with thousands of groups to engage on the critical environmental issues of our time and bring about positive change. We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.
    Founded in 1971, Earthjustice has a distinguished track record of achieving significant, lasting environmental protections. We achieve this by hiring people who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment. Our headquarters are in San Francisco with offices in Anchorage, Juneau, Los Angeles, Tallahassee, Miami, Honolulu, New York, Philadelphia, Denver, Chicago, Seattle, Bozeman, and Washington, DC.
    This position will be based in Miami, Tallahassee, or remote from Puerto Rico. To learn more about the Florida Regional Office, click here. Our goal is to produce the highest quality legal work in a diverse, inclusive, supportive, and collegial environment. The Florida Regional Office houses a staff of 14, including 8 attorneys, a research and policy analyst, a communications strategist, 2 litigation assistants, a legal practice manager, and a principal gifts officer. We do work on Puerto Rico matters in close collaboration with the Coal Program. To learn more about the Coal Program, click here.
    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, 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 Staff Attorneys, clients, partners, and experts to investigate, develop, and prosecute cases in a strategic fashion.
    Participate in the full range of tasks involved in complex litigation, including factual investigation, legal research and analysis, discovery, briefing, and oral advocacy.
    Help expand our outreach to and partnerships with community-based groups, environmental justice groups and others advancing the rights of disproportionately burdened communities in Puerto Rico.
    Collaborate in team problem solving, litigation strategy, project management and trial work.
    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.
    For litigators and legal advocates committed to saving the planet and the people who depend on it, Associate Attorney at Earthjustice is the best job on the planet. Learn more about our Associate Attorney careers and work online here.
    Job Requirements: Qualifications
    Law school graduate by summer of 2021 admitted to, or willing to apply for admission to, the Puerto Rico State Bar and Florida State Bar.
    0-5 years of experience in clean energy, environmental justice, community organizing, or public interest law is preferred.
    Spanish and English fluency is required.
    Excellent research, analytic, writing, and communication skills.
    Strong work ethic and initiative, and sound yet creative judgment.
    Ability to work well in a team-oriented atmosphere.
    Commitment to serving the public interest and a passion for the role of Earthjustice and its mission, including a desire to fight for the right of all to a healthy environment.
    Ability to travel as needed for case work, court appearances and presentations.
    Demonstrates an 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.
    How to Apply Interested candidates must submit the following via Jobvite:
    Resume
    One or two page cover letter that addresses each of the following: (1) aspects of your background that are relevant to the qualifications listed above; (2) why you are drawn to Earthjustice’s mission; and (3) how your time at Earthjustice would contribute to your career aspirations; and/or, (4) any experiences you have working with people and communities who have been disproportionately affected by environmental harms or other injustice.
    Writing sample, preferably a legal brief or memorandum that primarily reflects your work.
    Law school transcript.
    List of three references.
    Earthjustice brings our associate attorneys on board on a quarterly schedule during the months of January, April, June and September.
    For this position, we are looking to hire a candidate that is available to start in June 2021. Please apply by April 7, 2021. After that, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
    Please reach out to jobs@earthjustice.org if you are having technical difficulties submitting your application. No phone calls, drop-ins, or hard copies.
    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

    Apr 07, 2021

  • Monday, March 22, 2021 12:56 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    Bast Amron

    Job Title: RESTRUCTURING AND INSOLVENCY JUNIOR LITIGATION ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY
    Job Location: Downtown Miami
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: Commensurate with experience
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description: Downtown Miami boutique firm specializing in bankruptcy, receiverships, corporate reorganization, and complex commercial litigation is seeking a junior 2+ years restructuring and insolvency litigation associate attorney.
    Job Requirements: Work closely with partners and other team members on complex business restructuring, reorganization, and insolvency litigation matters.
    Qualifications and requirements:
    At least 2+ years of restructuring and reorganization experience working on insolvency litigation matters.
    Candidate should preferably have some background in and a solid understanding of restructuring practice.
    Strong research, writing, and oral advocacy skills.
    Experience making appearances in bankruptcy court.
    Must be licensed to practice law in Florida
    Candidates must be able to work with a high volume and varied caseload, prioritize, and have strong interpersonal skills to communicate with clients/co-workers effectively and efficiently. They must further possess excellent organizational skills, with a keen eye towards detail and ability to work in a team environment and multi-task. Candidates must also be able to work under pressure and deadlines and be disciplined to work in a remote environment with minimal supervision.
    An ideal candidate is someone who excelled academically, is a high achiever and self-starter who cares about themselves, the community, fellow team members, and clients, and is willing to do what it takes to get the job done.
    Firm offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and benefits in a pleasant working environment.
    How to Apply Please send your resume to jobs@bastamron.com with the words Restructuring and Insolvency Junior Litigation Associate in the subject line. Please include your compensation expectation, a writing sample, and a short sentence or two about why you will be a positive addition to our team.
    Closing Date May 28, 2021
  • Monday, March 22, 2021 12:45 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    Bast Amron

    Job Title: RESTRUCTURING AND INSOLVENCY SENIOR LITIGATION ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY
    Job Location: Downtown Miami
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: Commensurate with experience
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description: Downtown Miami boutique firm specializing in bankruptcy, receiverships, corporate reorganization, and complex commercial litigation is seeking a 6-8-year restructuring and insolvency litigation associate attorney.
    Key responsibilities:
    Work closely with partners on complex business restructuring, reorganization, and insolvency litigation matters.
    Work directly with debtors in possession, creditors’ committees, trustees, equity security holders, and institutional creditors.
    Job Requirements: At least 6-8 years of restructuring and reorganization experience working on sophisticated transactions and insolvency litigation matters. Complex cross-border restructurings a plus.
    Strong research, writing, and oral advocacy skills.
    Manage cases with limited supervision.
    Deposition and trial experience preferred. First chair deposition, trial or evidentiary hearing experience a plus.
    Must be licensed to practice law in Florida or be willing to sit for the next Florida bar exam.
    Must be willing to travel (when safe to do so)
    Candidates must be able to work with a high volume and varied caseload, prioritize, and must be able to communicate with clients/co-workers effectively and efficiently. They must further possess excellent typing and organizational skills, with a keen eye towards detail and ability to work in a team environment and multi-task. Candidates must also be able to work under pressure and deadlines and must be disciplined to work in a remote environment with minimal supervision.
    Firm offers competitive salary and benefits in a pleasant working environment.
    How to Apply Please send your resume to jobs@bastamron.com with the words Restructuring and Insolvency Senior Litigation Associate in the subject line. Please include your compensation expectation, a writing sample, and a short sentence or two about why you will be a positive addition to our team.
    Closing Date May 28, 2021

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