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  • Wednesday, February 02, 2022 8:41 PM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)

    Position:                    COMMISSION ON ETHICS GENERAL COUNSEL
    Salary:                        $87,000 Annually, negotiable depending upon qualifications
    Department:              Commission on Ethics
    Location:                    300 N Dixie Hwy, Suite 450, WPB
    Hours:                        8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Monday – Friday
    Other:                         Valid Florida Driver’s License and PBC Risk Management Department driving history approval prior to appointment.

                                        THIS IS AN AT-WILL POSITION.


    Provides legal services for the Palm Beach County Commission on Ethics (COE) regarding issues involving the Palm Beach County Code of Ethics, Lobbyist Registration Ordinance, and Post Employment Ordinance. Prepares and presents cases to the COE. Conducts legal research and prepares legal opinions for the COE. Prepares correspondence, motions, settlement agreements, and proposed legal opinions and advisory opinions for the COE. Presents factual and legal analysis for legal sufficiency determinations of complaints to the Executive Director and probable cause determinations of complaints to the COE. Prepares and gives public presentations including general informational/targeted training to public employees and officials.  Performs community outreach functions, including but not limited to social media posting, drafting of newsletters, and other print and online materials. Renders administrative and courtroom presentations on occasion. Work is performed under the supervision of the Executive Director. General Counsel duties include administrative work, litigation, and presentation in COE meetings and quasi-judicial hearings, and may include courtroom presentation on occasion.

    The Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners provides an excellent benefits package, including medical, dental and life insurance as well as vacation and sick leave, paid parental leave, tuition reimbursement and participation in the Florida Retirement System.

    QUALIFICATIONS:
    Juris Doctor (J.D.) Degree; three (3) years of local or state government law experience in criminal law and prosecution.

    PREFERENCE FOR EXPERIENCE WITH: Preparing and giving public presentations; training employees; litigating matters as lead or assisting counsel at trial or appellate level. Also desirable: Familiarity with Florida’s public records and public meeting laws; participation in business, government, professional, and/or community-based organizations.

    NECESSRY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT:  Current membership in good standing with the Florida Bar. Visit www.pbcgov.jobs for job description and to apply online.  May upload any Veteran’s Preference documentation to online application (No e-mail applications/resumes accepted).  Online Applications are accepted no later than 5:00 p.m. on February 18, 2022.  EO/AA M/F/D/VDrug Free Work Place; All employees of Palm Beach County may be required to work before, during and/or after a natural or man-made disaster or hurricane.

  • Monday, January 31, 2022 10:44 PM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)

    FLSA status Exempt

    Earliest Start Date Immediately

    Salary $135,000+, negotiable

    Hours per week 40.00, flexible between 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM

    Hiring department Office of General Counsel

    Number of vacancies 1

    Required Application Materials A resume, letter of interest, and three references.

    Location: Austin, Texas

    About us

    Established by the Texas Constitution of 1876, The University of Texas System consists of eight academic and five health institutions. The University of Texas System is primarily based in Austin, TX and is responsible for the central management and coordination of the thirteen institutions. Diversity and inclusion are core values for UT System and OGC, which serves the needs of a diverse and growing state. To that end, our review of applications for this position will embrace the principles of the UTS187 (a UT System interviewing policy), the Mansfield Rule (a voluntary diversity initiative for legal employers), and veterans and former foster children employment preferences (state laws), all of which are intended to promote diverse interview pools. We are pleased to offer a variety of benefits to our employees. Please visit Benefits Summary to view information on health insurance, retirement savings plans, paid leave, paid holidays, wellness/gym facility, covered parking and more.


    Purpose of Position

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

    The selected candidate will report to the Senior Associate General Counsel & Managing Attorney for General Law. Within the legal oversight responsibilities delegated by the Board of Regents to the Vice Chancellor & General Counsel, the candidate will provide legal advice, representation, and counsel on matters as diverse as employment law, constitutional law, tort, insurance, the Texas Public Information Act, NCAA compliance, Title IX and higher education law (including student affairs law).

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

    Essential Functions

      Provide legal advice, representation, counsel, and training on, among other areas, employment law, constitutional law, tort, insurance, public information, NCAA compliance, Title IX and higher education law (including student affairs law). [50%]

    Draft legal opinions, memoranda and other work product. [10%]

    Travel out of town and overnight, as required. [20%]

    Propose, draft, interpret, and apply relevant UT System policies. [10%]

    Review and interpret proposed or new state and federal legislation, regulations, and sub-regulatory guidance. [5%]

    Perform other duties as assigned. [5%]


    Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

    Translate legal concepts to, and develop solutions with, a variety of clients, including administrators, other professionals, and other relevant stakeholders.

    Exhibit excellent oral and written communications, analytical and conflict management skills.

    Communicate effectively with clients and team members.

    Foster and promote a diverse and inclusive workplace.

    Work independently and collaboratively, in person and remotely.

    Embody and support OGC’s Service Principles.


    Required Qualifications

    Juris Doctor degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association.

    Licensure to practice law in Texas, or full licensure in Texas within 12 months of hire.

    At least 7 years’ experience as a licensed, practicing attorney.


    Preferred Qualifications

    Knowledge of legal principles applicable to Texas state government agencies.

    Experience representing institutions of higher education, systems of higher education and/or similarly complex and decentralized entities.


    Working Conditions

    May work around standard office conditions.

    Repetitive use of a keyboard or workstation

    Uses standard office equipment

    Requires occasional evening or weekend hours


    Additional information

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

    Please complete all sections of the application including your address, email, phone number and the questionnaire. You may edit your contact information at any time by updating your profile.

    Candidates under final consideration will be required to submit references and college degree information. A criminal background check will be conducted on applicants under final consideration. Reference, education, and criminal background verifications will be completed by third-party vendors.


    EO/AA Statement

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


    Click Here To Apply

  • Monday, January 31, 2022 10:40 PM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)


    Job Title: Business Contract Lawyer
    Job Location: Remote with a preference for location in Philadelphia/Boyertown, PA, Houston, TX, Orlando, FL, or Washington, DC 
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: The salary range for a well-qualified Business Contract Lawyer is $85,000 – $100,000 annually. ClimeCo offers a competitive salary and bonus structure with benefits including 401(k) with employer match, equity incentive plan, medical/dental/vision benefits, EAP program, parental leave, paid time off, holidays, and more.
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description: The Business Contract Lawyer will have responsibilities related to the review, analysis, design, and development of ClimeCo’s legal items such as NDAs, term sheets, and contracts. This role will also review partner, client, and prospective acquiree legal documentation. ClimeCo has an existing group of external legal firms that it utilizes, and this role would be expected to work with these resources as necessary and to manage these externally-assigned tasks.
    The Business Contract Lawyer will interface with diverse clients, partners, investors, and board members across multiple industry sectors to efficiently educate and coach the organization on risk management. This role will specifically deal with evaluating and reviewing legal documents, offering advice, and counsel on business opportunities and partnerships. Additionally, the role will perform generalist legal functions as needed.
    Key Responsibilities
    Reviewing and evaluating legal documentation, including NDAs, contracts, and term sheets
    Conducting legal research and data analysis
    As necessary, researching and proposing legal leaning risk mitigation tactics
    Coaching and educating constituents on best practices and up-to-date regulations and laws
    Producing client-facing legal documents
    Providing recommendations to senior leadership for new and innovative solutions and processes
    Candidates should possess excellent written, interpersonal, and verbal communication skills, analytical skills, proficiency with Microsoft Office, and be highly organized with fine attention to detail. The ideal candidate will have excellent problem-solving skills and a strong understanding and application of contract law.
    Job Requirements: A Juris Doctorate (JD)
    Must have an active bar license in any US jurisdiction, preference for New York, Delaware, or Pennsylvania
    Two or more years of professional experience in legal document and contracting review
    Knowledge of contracting and procurement laws, principles, regulations, strategies, practices, and procedures
    Ability to provide a detailed and thorough review of documents, including solicitations, contracts, NDAs, term sheets, and compliance documentation
    Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with comfort in delivering complex legalities to lay audiences
    Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and balancing shifting priorities
    Critical thinking with extensive legal research and data analysis experience
    Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with team members
    Willing to travel on occasion (approximately 5-10%, depending on prevailing safety conditions) and once quarterly for team meetings
    How to Apply https://climeco.com/careers/
    Closing Date Feb 11, 2022
  • Monday, January 31, 2022 10:36 PM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)

    Job Type

    Full-time

    Description

    The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption (DTFA) is a national nonprofit public charity dedicated exclusively to finding permanent homes for the more than 140,000 children waiting in North America’s foster care systems. Created by Wendy’s® founder Dave Thomas who was adopted, the Foundation implements evidence-based, results-driven national service programs, foster care adoption awareness campaigns and innovative grantmaking. The Foundation has an opening for a full-time Staff Attorney, Marketing, Development & Compliance.


    STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

    In concert with and reporting to the SVP, General Counsel to draft agreements to support the Foundation’s Marketing & Development Department; to provide counsel regarding complex charitable gifts, state charitable and registration requirements, structure agreements with corporate development partners, and external fundraising and awareness partners; and research federal and state laws to support the mission of the Foundation.  


    ACCOUNTABILITIES

    1. Review and/or draft development contracts and templates as assigned, including gift agreements, suggested language for grants from donor advised funds, and required documentation required for trusts, wills, or other bequests
    2. Ensure Foundation’s compliance with all regulations regarding privacy issues
    3. Research state solicitation and business compliance statutes and regulations in states, oversee external compliance vendor (if any), and work with other Foundation departments to ensure compliance 
    4. Understand state laws and IRS regulations surrounding charitable solicitation partnerships (professional solicitors, professional fundraising counsel, commercial co-venturers, etc.), draft contracts governing these various charitable solicitation partnerships as assigned, interact with attorneys representing charitable solicitation partners as needed, advise on appropriate copy to recognize commercial co-venturers and third-party fundraisers, ensure compliance with state regulations and maintain records of all such partnerships
    5. Review and draft, as necessary, all contracts with external Marketing & Development Department vendors 
    6. Review and/or draft business agreements and templates, including services, consulting, supply, and purchasing agreements
    7. Assist with intellectual property matters, as necessary
    8. Review and draft, as necessary, all contracts and letters of intent with the Foundation’s brand ambassadors and other partners in building awareness of foster care adoption
    9. Provide training to the Marketing & Development Department, as appropriate, to facilitate increased learning on relevant topics, including third-party fundraisers, outside charitable solicitation partners, unrelated business income tax exemptions, and state and federal compliance statutes and regulations that govern their work
    10. Serve as backup for any Legal Department procedure
    11. Other responsibilities and assistance to SVP, General Counsel, as assigned

    Requirements

    KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

    • Strong legal research, drafting, contract review, and negotiation skills 
    • Excellent problem solving and creative thinking abilities with the ability to develop innovative solutions 
    • Strong and clear verbal and written communications and ability to listen to others 
    • Demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously in diverse legal subject areas while remaining responsive and following through on projects 
    • Ability to interact confidently with executive and non-executive staff and government representatives, and to cultivate authentic relationships with colleagues
    • Excellent organizational skills, and acute attention to detail
    • Proven ability to work effectively in a team environment
    • Ability to exercise sound judgment and maintain a high level of discretion and confidentiality
    • Ability to guide non-lawyers with application of legal standards
    • Complex charitable gift, fundraising, unrelated business income tax, and state charitable regulation knowledge

    EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

    • Juris Doctor (JD) degree from an ABA-approved law school required
    • Ohio Bar admission required
    • Three or more years of experience with development departments, marketing departments, and/or charitable solicitation regulations required
    • Experience in drafting gift agreements involving complex gifts, including noncash gifts and cryptocurrency preferred
    • Experience in-house at a highly regulated corporation, state agency, or non-profit organization preferred

    WORK ENVIRONMENT 

    • Rarely, travel required
    How to Apply https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/Details/885361/Dave-Thomas-Foundation-for-Adoption/Staff-Attorney-Marketing-Development-Compliance
    Closing Date Feb 25, 2022


  • Tuesday, January 25, 2022 10:06 AM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)


    Job Title: Benefits Attorney
    Job Location: Tysons (McLean), Virginia
    Job Type: Full-time
    Job Category Insurance/Benefits/Pension/Retirement - Benefits Attorney
    Job Description: Location: US-VA-Tysons (McLean)
    Job ID: 2022-0005
    # of Positions Type: 1
    Experience: 5
    Category: Insurance/Benefits/Pension/Retirement - Benefits Attorney

    External Description
    Benefits Attorney 
    The Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA), the largest airline pilot union in the world and the largest non-governmental aviation safety organization in the world (representing over 61,000 pilots at 38 U.S. and Canadian airlines) seeks an experienced Benefits Attorney for our office in Tysons (McLean), Virginia. The Benefits Attorney represents ALPA's interests in a broad range of employee benefits matters. They are responsible for providing legal advice with respect to the pilot employee benefit plans negotiated by ALPA, including qualified defined benefit plans, defined contribution plans, nonqualified deferred compensation plans, welfare benefit plans, and other employee fringe benefit plans. 
    Local, national, and international travel: 10%-30%.
    ALPA is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in a safe workplace. We prohibit discrimination, harassment and harmful behavior of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or other protected characteristics as outlined in federal or provincial laws. We highly value everyone and all are encouraged to apply, including minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities. 
    Job Requirements: Qualifications: 
    • Juris Doctor (JD) from an approved school of law required. 
    • Member in good standing of the Bar. 
    • Five (5) years of related experience. At management discretion, a Master of Law (LLM) or significant labor experience may be substituted for some years of legal experience.
    • Excellent communication and writing skills.
    • Ability to demonstrate confidence and executive presence in presentations, meetings, and business transactions.
    • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team.
    • Ability to organize and coordinate long-term projects. 
    • Ability to use independent judgment to formulate decisions and/or solve problems under time pressure and urgent conditions.
    • Ability to work efficiently, meet demanding deadlines, and manage projects in an ever-changing environment. 
    • Must possess strong interpersonal skills.
    • Experience using online legal research, Westlaw, or the equivalent, preferred. 
    • Software: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook required.

    Physical Demands:
    Note: The physical demands described herein are characteristic of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential physical activities of this position described below. 
    Constantly operates a computer/smartphone/tablet. Regularly required to maintain a stationary position, move about the office and the local metropolitan area, determine what others have said or written, and converse with others and exchange accurate information.
    Regularly required to sit, stand, bend, reach, and move about the office and travel (locally, nationally, and, infrequently, internationally). Also includes occasional bending, stooping, squatting, and/or pushing and pulling or moving, e.g., to pack, unpack, and/or move cases.
    Occasionally required to move, raise, reach, and/or retrieve binders, books, boxes, and files up to ten (10) pounds (lbs.). While on travel, could be responsible to move, raise, reach, and/or retrieve luggage weighing as much as 50 lbs. (Assistance may not always be available.) 
    Relocation Not Provided
    PM19 
    Apply Here: https://www.click2apply.net/Z4YbjAcRlxRlizxEIblxj
    161789547
    How to Apply https://www.click2apply.net/Z4YbjAcRlxRlizxEIblxj
    Closing Date Feb 23, 2022
  • Tuesday, January 25, 2022 10:04 AM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)


    Job Title: Associate Attorney, Sustainable Food and Farming
    Job Location: New York or Washington DC
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: $89,100-$104,600
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description: Earthjustice’s Sustainable Food and Farming Program seeks an Associate Attorney to assist with legal advocacy and litigation. This position will begin ideally in April 2022. The position will be based preferably in our New York, NY, or Washington, DC offices, although applicants seeking to work in other locations where Earthjustice has an office will also be considered.
    Earthjustice is the premier nonprofit environmental law organization. We take on the biggest, most precedent-setting cases across the country. We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health; to preserve magnificent places and wildlife; to advance clean energy; and to combat climate change. We partner with thousands of groups to engage on the critical environmental issues of our time and bring about positive change. We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.
    Founded in 1971, Earthjustice has a distinguished track record of achieving significant, lasting environmental protections. We achieve this by hiring people who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment. Our headquarters is in San Francisco with offices in Anchorage, Juneau, Los Angeles, Tallahassee, Miami, Honolulu, New York, Philadelphia, Denver, Chicago, Seattle, Bozeman, and Washington, DC.
    The Sustainable Food and Farming Program, within the Healthy Communities Department, engages in litigation and advocacy to improve our nation’s food system, from crop selection and farming practices to food processing and sustainability. Working in partnership with communities, advocacy groups, scientists, and others, we fight for safe and healthy food, climate-friendly farming, reduced reliance on dangerous pesticides and chemical fertilizers, and animal farms—not animal factories. We take on cases with regional and national scope.
    The Associate Attorney position is a three-year position with the opportunity for extension. Many Associates have gone on to other positions within Earthjustice and with other public interest organizations. The Associate Attorney program is designed to help attorneys who are in the early stages of their careers to develop into thoughtful, professional, and effective advocates skilled in the various phases of public interest litigation. As Associate Attorneys gain experience, they gradually take on more independent responsibility for their cases, but Associates work throughout their tenure under the supervision of a Senior Attorney or the Managing Attorney.
    Due to Covid-19, Earthjustice staff are temporarily working remotely from approved locations.
    Responsibilities
    Associate attorneys perform a range of litigation and advocacy-related tasks that can include:
    - Work closely with Earthjustice attorneys, scientists, and professional staff to build cases and support policies that serve a diverse set of clients.
    - Participate in the full range of tasks involved in administrative advocacy and complex litigation, including factual investigation, legal research, memo writing, briefing, and oral advocacy.
    - Interact with clients and work with experts to develop a clear understanding of the facts involved in each case and, ultimately, to support our litigation goals.
    - Represent Earthjustice on telephone calls and at meetings with clients, partners, co-counsel, and experts.
    - Develop skills required to serve as spokesperson with print and other media.
    - Assist with hiring and supervision of student law clerks.
    We offer a mission- and employee-focused work environment and a competitive compensation package, including excellent benefits. Earthjustice is an equal opportunity employer and highly values diversity.
    Compensation is based on experience and location.
    Salary range in New York, NY: $93,800-$104,600
    Salary range in Washington, DC: $89,100-$99,400  
    For this position, we are looking to hire a candidate that is available to start in April 2022. Preference will be given to candidates who apply by January 30, 2022. After that, applications may be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
    Earthjustice brings our associate attorneys on board on a quarterly schedule, during the months of January, April, June and September.
    Please reach out to jobs@earthjustice.org if you are having technical difficulties submitting your application. No phone calls, drop-ins, or hard copies.
    Earthjustice is driven by a passion for justice, partnership and excellence. Our core values lead us to seek a broad range of perspectives and backgrounds to achieve our mission and to maintain an inclusive environment where all staff are valued and respected. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to employment practices that ensure that employees and applicants for employment are given equal opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the position.
    For positions located within the City and County of San Francisco: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
    For positions located within the City of Los Angeles: We will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.
    Job Requirements: Qualifications
    - Law school graduate admitted to, or qualified and willing to apply for admission to, the New York Bar for the New York role or Washington, DC Bar for the Washington, DC role.
    - 2-4 years of post-Law School legal experience.
    - Ability and desire to contribute to the creation of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.
    - Demonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and orientations.
    - Excellent legal research, writing, analytical, and communication skills.
    - Strong work ethic, good judgment, initiative, and creativity.
    - Ability to work independently and as a collegial team member.
    - Commitment to public interest work and a passion for the role of Earthjustice and its mission.
    - Contributes to the creation of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.
    How to Apply To Apply
    Interested applicants should submit via Jobvite:
    - Resume
    - One-page cover letter that addresses at least the following subjects: (1) your legal skills; (2) your interest in Earthjustice’s mission and any particular legal, environmental, or social justice issues; and (3) aspects of your background that show competence to work with diverse clients and colleagues.
    - Writing sample, preferably a legal brief or memorandum that is either unedited or lightly edited by someone other than you. Please include a cover sheet explaining the extent of editing by someone else.
    - Unofficial Law school transcript; and
    - List of three professional or academic references.
    Application link: https://app.jobvite.com/j?aj=oKbaifw7&s=Gwen_S._Cherry_Black_Women_Lawyers_Association
    Closing Date Feb 28, 2022
  • Tuesday, January 25, 2022 10:03 AM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)


    Job Title: Associate Attorney, Northeast Regional Office
    Job Location: New York
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: $87,400-$109,900
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description: Earthjustice is accepting applications for an associate attorney to join our Northeast Regional Office based in New York City. The Associate Attorney will support and collaborate with our team of lawyers and scientists working to support healthy communities and speed the transition from dirty fossil fuels to clean energy solutions in the Northeast region. This position will be located in New York City.
    Earthjustice is the premier nonprofit environmental law organization. We take on the biggest, most precedent-setting cases across the country. We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health; to preserve magnificent places and wildlife; to advance clean energy; and to combat climate change. We partner with thousands of groups to engage on the critical environmental issues of our time and bring about positive change. We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.
    Founded in 1971, Earthjustice has a distinguished track record of achieving significant, lasting environmental protections. We achieve this by hiring people who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment. Our headquarters is in San Francisco with offices in Anchorage, Juneau, Los Angeles, Tallahassee, Miami, Honolulu, New York, Philadelphia, Denver, Chicago, Seattle, Bozeman, and Washington, DC.
    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. We focus on matters in the Northeast, and also take on mission-critical work outside of this region. The Northeast Regional team currently consists of sixteen staff people including five Staff Attorneys and two Associate Attorneys.
    The Associate Attorney position is a three-year position with the potential for extension, 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 Senior Attorneys, Deputy Managing Attorneys, or the Managing Attorney. Many Associates have gone on to other positions within Earthjustice and with other public interest organizations.
    Due to Covid-19, Earthjustice staff are currently working remotely from approved locations.
    Responsibilities
    Associate attorneys perform a range of litigation and advocacy-related tasks that can include:
    - Conducting legal and factual research and preparing memoranda on issues related to ongoing or potential new cases.
    - Reviewing and analyzing administrative records and technical documents.
    - Drafting motions, briefs, and other legal and factual documents in support of litigation.
    - Participating in proceedings before federal and state courts and agencies.
    - Working with clients and experts and learning how to handle press work.
    - Hiring and supervising law students who work at Earthjustice as interns or clerks.
    We offer a mission- and employee-focused work environment and a competitive compensation package, including excellent benefits. Earthjustice is an equal opportunity employer and highly values diversity.
    Compensation is based on experience and location.
    Salary range in New York, NY: $87,400-$109,900
    Earthjustice brings our associate attorneys on board on a quarterly schedule, during the months of January, April, June and September.
    Earthjustice is driven by a passion for justice, partnership and excellence. Our core values lead us to seek a broad range of perspectives and backgrounds to achieve our mission and to maintain an inclusive environment where all staff are valued and respected. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to employment practices that ensure that employees and applicants for employment are given equal opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the position.
    For positions located within the City and County of San Francisco: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
    For positions located within the City of Los Angeles: We will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.
    Job Requirements: Qualifications
    - Law school graduate admitted to, or qualified and willing to apply for admission to, the New York State Bar.
    - Up to 5 years of legal experience.
    - Excellent research, analytic, writing and communication skills.
    - Strong work ethic and initiative, and sound yet creative judgment.
    - Strong desire to fight for the right of all to a healthy environment.
    - Ability to work both independently and in collaboration with others.
    - Commitment to serving the public interest.
    - 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 To Apply
    Interested applicants should submit via Jobvite:
    - Resume
    - One- or two-page cover letter that addresses: 1) aspects of your experience that are relevant to the qualifications listed above; 2) why you are drawn to the work of Earthjustice’s - Northeast Regional Office and whether there are particular legal, environmental or justice issues that inspire you; and 3) how your time at Earthjustice would contribute to your career aspirations;
    - Writing sample, preferably a legal brief or memorandum that has not been edited by anyone else;
    - Law school transcript; and
    - List of three references.
    Application link: https://app.jobvite.com/j?aj=ohI6hfw6&s=Gwen_S._Cherry_Black_Women_Lawyers_Association
    For this position, we are looking to hire a candidate that is available to start immediately. Preference will be given to candidates who apply by January 16, 2022. After that, applications may be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
    Please reach out to jobs@earthjustice.org if you are having technical difficulties submitting your application. No phone calls, drop-ins, or hard copies.
    Closing Date Feb 28, 2022
  • Tuesday, January 18, 2022 3:56 PM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)

    Wilson Elser's Garden City office currently seeks an Intellectual Property Associate Attorney.

    This is an excellent opportunity for an attorney to join a fast-paced and dynamic intellectual property team focused on IP law, litigation, cyber/media liability, and other related areas to take the next step in their career by becoming part of a national law firm with a wide range of resources and opportunities. Working with the National IP Team co-chair on Long Island and with attorneys around the country, this position offers the opportunity to join a growing practice that handles complex national and international matters.

    The Firm
    Wilson Elser is a full-service and leading defense litigation law firm who faithfully serves our clients with more than 900 attorneys, across 41 offices in the United States and one in London. Founded in 1978, we rank among the top 200 law firms identified by The American Lawyer and 53rd in The National Law Journal's survey of the nation's largest law firms.

    The Position

    Qualifications

    ·       JD from an accredited law school

    ·       Must be admitted to practice in the State of New York and to a Federal Court

    ·       2+ years of experience with litigation, with at least some experience in intellectual property and commercial litigation

    ·       Additional experience with trademark prosecution, data privacy/information governance, technology E&O, internet law and/or transactional matters is a plus

    ·       Excellent analytical, writing, client service, and professional communications skills

    ·       Legal project management experience is helpful

     

    Responsibilities

    ·       Handle a litigation caseload and counsel clients in the areas of IP, media, and technology

    ·       Work closely with other attorneys and Partners on legal projects

    ·       Act as part of a team that prosecutes and defends lawsuits involving copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, trade libel and internet-related exposures

    ·       Communicate with clients and provide status reports

     

    Why Should You Apply?

    ·       Excellent Benefits

    ·       Professional development programs including in-house CLE and National Attorney Training

    ·       Generous PTO plan

    ·       Excellent growth and advancement opportunities

    ·       Corporate Discount Plans

     

    Interested?
    Wilson Elser is a firm who focuses their commitment to both their clients and you! Please consider joining our team by applying online or sending your credentials to AttorneyRecruiting@wilsonelser.com and putting "Garden City Intellectual Property Associate Attorney" in the subject line.

    We believe in creating a work environment free of barriers and bias, where individual outlooks and talents are respected and valued. Our firm's policy is to ensure an equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment based on race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, disability, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by the law.

  • Tuesday, January 18, 2022 3:51 PM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)
    Job Title: Attorney
    Job Location: Miami, Florida 33126, United States
    Job Type: Full-time
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description: Overview
    We are not just offering a job but a meaningful career! Come join our passionate team!
    As a Fortune 50 company, we hire the best employees to serve our customers, making us a leader in the insurance and financial services industry. State Farm embraces diversity and inclusion to ensure a workforce that is engaged, builds on the strengths and talents of all associates, and creates a Good Neighbor culture.
    We offer competitive benefits and pay with the potential for an annual financial award based on both individual and enterprise performance. Our employees have an opportunity to participate in volunteer events within the community and engage in a learning culture. We offer programs to assist with tuition reimbursement, professional designations, employee development, wellness initiatives, and more!
    Visit our Careers page for more information on our benefits , locations and the process of joining the State Farm team!
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    JT18
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    Job Requirements: Responsibilities
    Ayenn C. Stark & Associates, insurance staff counsel for State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, seeks an insurance defense trial attorney with significant first chair trial experience, and/or some insurance civil litigation experience to join our Miami, Florida office. Assistant Public Defenders and Assistant State Attorneys are encouraged to apply. Candidates must possess exceptional knowledge of trial work, outstanding research abilities, excellent written and oral advocacy skills, and strong software/technological skills. Competitive candidates will be well organized, detail oriented and able to independently manage a caseload where all work is time sensitive. The selected candidate should plan to spend time working both in the office and from home as part of a hybrid work arrangement. Work arrangements could change over time based on business needs. 
    Located in Miami, Florida, we enjoy an active, busy civil trial practice primarily Miami-Dade County, and some Monroe County. We provide a congenial, team-oriented professional work environment with skilled support staff, competitive salary and exceptional benefits. 
    Qualifications
    • Must have a law degree from ABA accredited law school and excellent academic credentials 
    • Must have active license to practice law in Florida and be a member in good standing of the Florida Bar 
    • Up to 7 years of trial experience, criminal or civil. Insurance defense experience [BI and/or PIP] is a plus. 
    • Jury trial experience required 
    • Experience directing support staff on clerical and administrative matters related to lawsuit handling 
    • Strong automation/technological skills for lawsuit handling and courtroom presentation 
    • Experience working in a paperless electronic environment 

    **Applicants are required to be eligible to lawfully work in the U.S. immediately; employer will not sponsor applicants for US work authorization for this opportunity.
    Apply Here: https://www.click2apply.net/b7wYJWceLraRURxAhNwX8
    PI161339573
    How to Apply https://www.click2apply.net/b7wYJWceLraRURxAhNwX8
    Closing Date Feb 17, 2022
  • Tuesday, January 18, 2022 3:51 PM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)
    Job Title: Deputy Prosecuting Attorney (Term-Limited)
    Job Location: Seattle, WA
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: $70773.87-$74954.46
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description: The Criminal Division of the King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office is seeking highly motivated attorneys to join our office as Deputy Prosecuting Attorneys - Term-Limited. These are excellent opportunities to develop expertise and gain courtroom experience, particularly for new and less experienced attorneys. If you seek enriching, meaningful work and a chance to serve your community while working as part of a dynamic team, this opportunity may be for you.

    About the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office:
    The Criminal Division is the largest of four divisions and is organized into several different units. See the Criminal Division Overview for more information. We are guided by our core values of Integrity, Compassion, Professionalism, and Leadership.
    Our mission is to do Justice:
    - We exercise the power given to us by the people with fairness and humility.
    - We serve our diverse community, support victims and families, and hold individuals accountable.
    - We develop innovative and collaborative solutions for King County and the State of Washington.
    To learn more about the PAO, please visit our website. 

    We value diversity and strive to hire a workforce that reflects the community that we serve. It is essential to our mission that we create and maintain an office that is diverse and inclusive. All PAO employees are expected to participate in PAO equity work and attend equity trainings and discussions. PAO employees are expected to comply with equity and social justice principles, and to work with PAO colleagues and management to identify opportunities for improvement.  

    This is an open and continuous recruitment that will be used to fill multiple positions over the next few months. The post will remain up until open positions have been filled.

    Job Duties:
    Deputy Prosecuting Attorneys (DPAs) cover work at courthouses in Seattle, Kent and Redmond. All deputies are expected to be able to work at any of those locations.  

    Attorneys hired into these roles are primarily assigned to work in our District Court Unit handling gross misdemeanor cases. Other potential work assignments include:
    - Assisting with mainstream felony filings.
    - Covering felony calendars.
    - Working as part of the Involuntary Treatment Unit representing local psychiatric hospitals in civil commitment hearings. DPAs assigned to this unit work closely with mental health professionals to conduct civil mental health commitment trials and hearings.
    Term-limited DPA contracts last 12 months, with the possibility of extension, and enjoy the same robust benefits package as regular employees. Term-limited deputies are represented by the King County Prosecuting Attorney's Association.
    The courts are currently allowing virtual appearances for some calendars due to COVID-19, but in-person appearances will be necessary for hearings as well as for jury trials. Employees will be provided with a County issued laptop and must maintain a workspace with an internet connection where they can reliably perform work and remain available and responsive during scheduled work hours. Employees must reside in Washington state and within a reasonable distance to their King County worksite to respond to workplace reporting requirements.

    Please note that when an employee conducts work that is likely to bring them in contact with another individual, we follow the most updated guidance from King County Public Health.
    Salary: 
    $70,773.87 - $74,954.46 Annually*
    *A general wage increase of 4.5% is anticipated later in the year following ratification of the tentative agreement between King County and the Coalition of Unions.
    Application Process:
    1. Fully complete King County application**
    2. Attach Cover Letter addressed to the Hiring Committee
    3. Attach Resume
    4. Answer supplemental questions
    **Applications or supplemental questionnaires that state “see my resume” or that are blank are considered incomplete and will not be considered competitive.

    For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact:
    Hazel Johnson (she/her)
    Sr. Human Resources Analyst
    Hazel.johnson@kingcounty.gov 
    Supplemental Information
    Forbes recently named King County as one of Washington State's best employers.
    Together, with leadership and our employees, we're changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence. Are you ready to make a difference? Come join the team dedicated to serving one of the nation's best places to live, work and play.
    The Prosecuting Attorney's Office is dedicated to making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive. We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workforce equity. Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding principles--we are one team; we solve problems; we focus on the customer; we drive for results; we are racially just; we respect all people; we lead the way; and we are responsible stewards. We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans.
    COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement
    Prosecuting Attorney's Office employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are a successful candidate for the position you applied for, our office will send you a conditional offer letter.
    As a condition of employment, prior to a final offer of employment, you will be required to:
    - submit proof of vaccination, or
    - have an approved request for medical or religious exemption and an approved accommodation. Philosophical, political, scientific, or sociological objections to vaccination will not be considered for an exemption or accommodation.
    People are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the final dose of a vaccination approved by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
    King County offers a highly-competitive compensation and benefits package designed to meet the diverse needs of our employees and support our employees' health and well-being. Eligible positions receive the following benefits and have access to the following programs:
    Medical, dental, and vision coverage: King County pays 100% of the premiums for eligible employees and family members
    Life and disability insurance: employees are provided basic coverage and given the opportunity to purchase additional insurance for both the employee and eligible dependents
    Retirement: King County employees are eligible to participate in a pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems and a 457(b) deferred-compensation plan
    Transportation program and ORCA transit pass
    10 paid holidays each year (plus 2 personal holidays)
    Generous vacation and paid sick leave
    Paid parental leave, family and medical leaves, and volunteer leave
    Flexible Spending Account
    Wellness programs
    Onsite gyms and activity centers
    Employee giving program
    Employee assistance programs
    Flexible schedules and telecommuting options, depending on position
    Training and career development programs
    For additional information about employee benefits please visit our Benefits, Payroll, and Retirement Page.
    This is a general description of the benefits offered to eligible King County employees, and every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy. If any information on this document conflicts with the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement (CBA), the CBA prevails. Also, in the event of any incorrect information in this document, applicable laws, policies, rules, CBAs, or official plan documents will prevail.

    NOTE: Benefits for Term Limited Temporary (TLT) or Short Term Temporary (STT) positions, including leave eligibility and/or participation in the pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems, will vary based upon the terms and details of the position. Short Term Temporary positions are not eligible for an ORCA transit pass.

    For inquiries about the specifics of this position, please contact the recruiter identified on this job posting.
    King County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer
    No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class. Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation.
    To Apply
    If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the application instructions carefully. If you need this announcement in an alternate language or format, would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process or if you have questions please contact the recruiter listed on this job announcement.
    Tracking #: D05-2022-JAN-TL/REC
    Job Requirements: Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills
    Strong legal research, writing and analytical skills.
    Strong work ethic and commitment to working effectively in a team environment.
    Strong commitment to Equity and Social Justice issues, including working on personal cultural competency.
    Passion and willingness to learn trial skills.
    Must be Washington State Bar qualified.
    Special Requirements:
    Member in good standing with the Washington State Bar.
    Able to work at any of our three locations (Seattle, Kent, Redmond).
    Must submit to a criminal history check.
    U.S. Citizenship (per RCW 36.27 and 29A.04 and Article VI of the WA Constitution).
    How to Apply https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/kingcounty/jobs/3373214/deputy-prosecuting-attorney-term-limited
    Closing Date Mar 19, 2022

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