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  • Tuesday, August 17, 2021 11:26 PM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)
    Job Location: Chicago
    Job Type: Full-time
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description: Quarles & Brady LLP seeks a junior level associate with 1-3 years of experience to join the Commercial Litigation practice in the Chicago office. Applicants should have experience in researching and drafting legal memoranda, drafting and arguing motions, drafting and responding to discovery, handling document production, and taking depositions. In addition, the successful candidate must have a strong academic record, paired with the skills, enthusiasm and commitment to become a partner at this firm. Qualified applicants should submit cover letter, resume, law school transcript and a writing sample online. Quarles & Brady LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
    Job Requirements: Applicants should have experience in researching and drafting legal memoranda, drafting and arguing motions, drafting and responding to discovery, handling document production, and taking depositions. In addition, the successful candidate must have a strong academic record, paired with the skills, enthusiasm and commitment to become a partner at this firm.
    How to Apply Qualified applicants should submit cover letter, resume, law school transcript and a writing sample online at quarles.com
    Closing Date Sep 11, 2021


  • Tuesday, August 17, 2021 11:24 PM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)
    Job Location: Washington, DC
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: Salary range in Washington, DC: $151,100+
    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, Honolulu, New York, Philadelphia, Denver, Seattle, Bozeman, Miami and Washington, DC.
    The Biodiversity Defense Program of Earthjustice is seeking to hire a Senior Attorney whose docket will focus on advocating for key policy initiatives from the Biden Administration. The position will initially prioritize administrative and legislative advocacy over litigation work but that prioritization could shift in the future as needed to address critical biodiversity issues. The position is available immediately.
    Earthjustice launched a new Biodiversity Defense Program in the summer of 2021 to build upon our 50-year legacy of protecting wildlife species and their habitat by focusing renewed attention on the biggest drivers of biodiversity loss, including habitat destruction and over-exploitation of wildlife. The program’s work will bring Earthjustice’s strategic, collaborative, and hard-hitting approach to environmental protection into new geographies and issues. In addition, because this work is immense and intersectional, a key piece of this program’s strategy is partnering with our 14 regional offices and programs to add litigation and policy knowledge to their work and to build new partnerships. Further, we aim to advance policies to protect habitat critical to the survival of species, such as a national plan to permanently protect America’s carbon-dense and biodiverse old-growth forests, reform of the federal oil and gas leasing program, and promulgation of regulations to implement the Endangered Species Act.
    Responsibilities
    Lead advocacy campaigns to advance policies essential to protecting and restoring biodiversity, including through outreach to administrative and legislative decision makers, close coordination with existing allies and partners, and development of new partnerships.
    Work closely with other attorneys and Policy and Legislative staff to attain policy gains. Work with our Communications team, as well as clients and partners, to conduct effective outreach and leverage legal advocacy to obtain positive change and results.
    As needed, undertake litigation work to advance program goals.
    Train and mentor associate attorneys, including by building their skills in the course of administrative and, potentially, legal advocacy.
    Job Requirements: Qualifications
    Law school graduate and admitted to, or willing to apply for admission to, the bar association of the jurisdiction where the position is located.
    At least 6 years of policy experience.
    Demonstrated ability to effectively litigate complex cases—including the full range of litigation tasks, such as factual investigation, legal research, discovery, briefing, and courtroom advocacy—will be a plus factor for any candidate, but is not essential. However, interest in and willingness to undertake litigation work as needed is required.
    Excellent research, analytic, writing and communication skills.
    Experience collaborating with diverse allies and partners in advocacy work.
    Strong work ethic, initiative, sound judgment.
    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.
    Commitment to public interest work and a passion for the role of Earthjustice and its mission, including a desire to fight for the right of all to a healthy environment.

    We offer a mission-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 here: https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=oFvjgfwt&s=Gwen_S._Cherry_Black_Women_Lawyers_Association

    Resume
    One or two page cover letter explaining your interest in this position and the skills you would bring to it.
    Writing sample, preferably a piece of advocacy writing that primarily reflects your work.
    Law school transcript.
    List of three 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 Sep 17, 2021


  • Tuesday, August 17, 2021 11:23 PM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)
    Job Location: New York, NY and Los Angeles, CA
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: Salary range in New York, New York: $93,800 - $109,900 Salary range in Los Angeles, California: $89,100 - $104,400
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description: Earthjustice seeks an associate attorney to join our work that prioritizes frontline communities who are burdened with the most pollution and environmental harms while being excluded from environmental benefits provided to other communities. We work with community leaders to challenge the environmental and social status quo, helping communities change the conditions in which they live.
    Earthjustice is the premier nonprofit environmental law organization. We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health; to preserve magnificent places and wildlife; to advance clean energy; and to combat climate change. We partner with thousands of groups, supporters, individuals and communities to engage the critical environmental issues of our time and bring about positive change. We are 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, Chicago, Juneau, Los Angeles, Tallahassee, Honolulu, New York, Philadelphia, Denver, Seattle, Bozeman, and Washington, DC. While each of our offices work with local communities, the Community Partnerships Program consists of seven attorneys located in New York, DC, and Los Angeles.
    We are accepting applications for up to two Associate Attorneys to join the Community Partnerships Program, one to join our team in Los Angeles, CA and one to join our team in New York, NY. Both associate attorneys will add cross-organization capacity but will focus on matters handled by their home office, including issues involving waste mismanagement and toxic air pollution. Candidates should indicate in their cover letter whether they would like to be considered for the Los Angeles position, the New York position, or both.
    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 Senior Attorney or Managing Attorney. Many Associates have gone on to other positions within Earthjustice and with other public interest organizations.
    Earthjustice brings our associate attorneys on board on a quarterly schedule during the months of January, April, June, and September. The ideal start date for the successful applicants for this role is in January 2022.
    Responsibilities:
    Work closely with other program staff and clients to investigate, develop, and litigate cases, such as through legal and factual research; oral advocacy; and drafting briefs, petitions, comments, and other legal documents;
    Participate in cultivating relationships with new clients, allies, and coalition partners;
    Integrate communications and legislative advocacy into litigation and other legal strategies; and
    Support efforts to ensure a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.
    Job Requirements: Qualifications:
    2-5 years of experience;
    Admitted to, or eligible for admission to, the California Bar for the Los Angeles position, and the New York Bar and New Jersey Bar for the New York position;
    Excellent research, analytic, writing, and communication skills;
    Strong and demonstrated initiative, good judgment, creativity, and work ethic;
    Ability and willingness to travel as needed, including for case work, court appearances, and meetings with clients and partners;
    Commitment to serving the public interest and a passion for the role of Earthjustice and its mission;
    Legal or non-legal experience supporting communities working to overcome injustice is a plus;
    Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work well collegially;
    Demonstrated awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and orientations; and
    Commitment to help create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.
    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 here:
    Resume;
    One-page cover letter that addresses why you would like to serve as an associate attorney for our community-based work;
    Writing sample no longer than 12 pages, preferably a legal brief or memorandum that primarily reflects your work;
    Law school transcript; and
    List of three professional or academic references.
    Please apply by September 13, 2021. Applications received after that date will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
    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 Sep 13, 2021


  • Saturday, August 07, 2021 11:24 PM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)

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    Job Title: Associate Attorney, Florida Regional Office
    Job Location: Miami, FL
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: Salary depends on experience (DOE) and location, and for Miami, FL location the range is: $74,300- $93,400
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description: Earthjustice is accepting applications for an Associate Attorney to join our Florida Regional Office in Miami, FL. The Florida Regional Office focuses on litigation involving water pollution, water conservation, wetlands protection, endangered species protection, fish and wildlife conservation, Everglades restoration, clean and renewable energy, and equal access to a healthy environment for all. We work in partnership with community-based organizations and others advancing the rights of disproportionately burdened communities. The Associate Attorney will work collaboratively with Florida Regional Office staff located in Miami and Tallahassee, FL, as well as with program staff located throughout the country.
    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 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, Miami, Honolulu, New York, Philadelphia, Denver, Chicago, Seattle, Bozeman, and Washington, DC.
    Responsibilities
    The level of duties and responsibilities for an Associate Attorney will vary depending on experience. However, among other responsibilities, the Associate should be able to:
    Help expand our outreach to and partnerships with community-based organizations, environmental justice groups and others advancing the rights of disproportionately burdened communities, especially in South Florida.
    Collaborate in team problem solving, community-based environmental advocacy, litigation strategy, project management and trial work.
    Conduct legal and factual research and prepare memoranda on issues relating to ongoing and potential litigation projects.
    Review and analyze records and interview fact witnesses and scientific experts.
    Draft pleadings, motions, briefs and other filings.
    Assist with written discovery requests and depositions.
    Prepare comments on proposed agency actions and environmental review documents.
    Advocate in front of administrative agencies for strong health and environmental protections.
    Appear in state or federal court under the supervision of a more senior attorney.
    Interact with clients and coalition partners on a regular basis.
    Engage with a variety of news and social media.
    Integrate communications and legislative advocacy into litigation and other legal strategies.
    Participate in the hiring process and supervise law students who work at Earthjustice as interns or clerks.
    Support efforts to ensure a diverse, equitable and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.
    Job Requirements: The Associate Attorney program is a term-limited, three-year position with a potential for extension. This program is designed to help attorneys develop into thoughtful, professional, and effective advocates skilled in the various phases of public interest litigation.
    Qualifications
    Law school graduate admitted, or willing to apply for admission, to the Florida Bar.
    0-5 years of post-graduate litigation and/or clerkship experience.
    Excellent legal research, writing and analytical skills.
    Strong self-motivation, solid work ethic and sound judgment.
    Ability and willingness to work closely with others.
    Ability to travel as needed for case work, court appearances and presentations.
    Demonstrated awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds and orientations.
    Willingness to contribute to recruiting, hiring, developing and retaining a diverse and inclusive workforce.
    Commitment to public interest work and a passion for the role of Earthjustice and its mission, including a desire to fight for the right of all to a healthy environment.
    Salary is based on experience and location.
    Salary depends on experience (DOE) and location, and for Miami, FL location the range is: $74,300- $93,400
    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 materials via Jobvite here: https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=oVFdgfwN&s=Gwen_S._Cherry_Black_Women_Lawyers_Association

    Resume.
    One or two page cover letter that addresses why you want to work at Earthjustice and/or what life experiences draw you to Earthjustice’s mission.
    Writing sample, preferably a legal brief or memorandum that primarily reflects your work.
    Law school transcript.
    List of three professional references.
    If you cannot attach one or more of the requested documents because of a technical difficulty, please email jobs@earthjustice.org.
    Please, no phone calls, hard copies, or drop-ins.
    For this position, we are looking to hire a candidate that is available to start in September 2021. Please apply by August 10, 2021. 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.
    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 Aug 10, 2021


  • Saturday, August 07, 2021 11:21 PM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)

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    Job Title: Associate Attorney, Biodiversity Defense Program
    Job Location: Washington, DC or Seattle, WA or Remote from Montana
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: Salary range in Washington, DC: $83,000-$99,400 Salary range in Seattle, Washington: : $83,000-$99,400 Salary range in Montana (Remote): $74,300-$88,900
    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, Honolulu, New York, Philadelphia, Denver, Seattle, Bozeman, Miami and Washington, DC.
    The Biodiversity Defense Program of Earthjustice is seeking to hire an Associate Attorney to join our team of lawyers and advocates who work to stem the growing crisis of biodiversity loss. The attorney who fills this position will work closely with more senior lawyers to advance a nationwide litigation and advocacy campaign to protect and preserve our remaining biodiversity, with a potential subject-matter focus ranging from insect pollinators to grizzly bears. The position will be based preferably in our Seattle, Bozeman, or Washington, DC offices, although applicants seeking to work in other locations where Earthjustice has an office will also be considered. Because the Biodiversity Defense Program has a nationwide focus, this position may entail occasional travel. The position is available immediately but we will consider applicants who can start work any time between now and the fall of 2022.
    Earthjustice launched a new Biodiversity Defense Program in the summer of 2021 to build upon our 50-year legacy of protecting wildlife species and their habitat by focusing renewed attention on the biggest drivers of biodiversity loss, including habitat destruction and over-exploitation of wildlife. The program’s work will bring Earthjustice’s strategic, collaborative, and hard-hitting approach to environmental protection into new geographies and issues. In addition, because this work is immense and intersectional, a key piece of this program’s strategy is partnering with our 14 regional offices and programs to add litigation and policy knowledge to their work and to build new partnerships. Further, we aim to advance policies to protect habitat critical to the survival of species, such as a national plan to permanently protect America’s carbon-dense and biodiverse old-growth forests.
    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 Senior Attorney or Managing Attorney. Many Associates have gone on to other positions within Earthjustice and with other public interest organizations.
    The role is based in Washington, DC (in-office), Seattle, Washington (in-office), or Montana (remote). Due to covid-19, Earthjustice staff are currently working remotely from approved locations through September 7, 2021.
    Responsibilities
    Work closely with Senior Attorneys, the Managing Attorney, and clients to investigate, develop, and litigate cases.
    Participate in the full range of tasks involved in complex litigation, including factual investigation, legal research and analysis, discovery, briefing, witness preparation, and oral advocacy.
    Engage in proceedings before state and federal courts and administrative tribunals.
    Interact with clients, coalition partners, and experts, and learn how to handle press work.
    Hire and supervise law students who work at Earthjustice as interns or clerks.
    Job Requirements: Qualifications
    Law school graduates who are admitted, or willing to apply for admission, to the state bar where they are located.
    Up to four years of litigation 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.
    Willingness to travel as needed for docket management.
    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.
    Salary depends on experience and location.
    Salary range in Washington, DC: $83,000-$99,400
    Salary range in Seattle, Washington: : $83,000-$99,400
    Salary range in Montana (Remote): $74,300-$88,900
    *Candidates in Washington, DC and Seattle, Washington will work in-office; candidates in Montana will be remote.
    We offer a mission-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 follow via Jobvite here: https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=ofvjgfw3&s=Gwen_S._Cherry_Black_Women_Lawyers_Association

    Resume
    One or two page cover letter explaining your interest in this position and the skills you would bring to it. Please also indicate the Earthjustice office location(s) where you would prefer to work.
    Writing sample, preferably an example of advocacy writing that primarily reflects your work.
    Law school transcript.
    List of three references.
    Preference will be given to candidates who apply by September 8, 2021. 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 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 Sep 08, 2021


  • Saturday, August 07, 2021 10:54 PM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)

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    Job Title: Staff Attorney – Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. (Consumer Rights Unit)
    Job Location: Miami, FL
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: $52,000 - $72,600 /year (0 – 8 years general practice experience)
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description: Legal Services is seeking a full-time Florida licensed attorney (or pending July 2021 bar results) to work in its Consumer Unit. Our Consumer Rights attorneys leverage an array of federal and state laws in defending debt collection, student loan, and foreclosure claims against low-income consumers, and sue financial institutions, loan servicers, real estate equity scammers, car dealerships, and the U.S. Department of Education. Our attorneys practice in federal courts, including bankruptcy court, and state courts. They also handle appeals and resolve claims in administrative settings.
    A sampling of cases handled include representing homeowners in saving their homes and seeking damages after being tricked out of title and in filing Chapter 13 bankruptcies to save clients’ homes from mortgage and association foreclosures. Also, our attorneys assist clients defrauded during the sale, financing, and repossession of their vehicles to seek monetary and injunctive relief, and help clients protect their income from garnishment and unlawful collection efforts. Additionally, our Consumer Rights attorneys assist clients in obtaining administrative student loan discharges, and in seeking relief in federal court when the administrative process is exhausted. The work of the Unit is varied beyond these examples, which provides for interesting and stimulating cases, and is singularly focused on consumer protection.
    The attorney will maintain his or her own caseload.
    The attorney's duties include drafting pleadings, conducting depositions, negotiating with opposing counsel, and representing clients in court. This Unit involves significant litigation. However, the attorney will also be required to conduct client intake and to potentially spearhead a special project or clinic. Additionally, the attorney will be asked to occasionally participate in client outreach and community education events.
    Job Requirements: We are seeking an attorney with a commitment to, and passion for, the rights of low-income clients. Litigation experience preferred. Job description is available at our website. https://www.legalservicesmiami.org/job-openings
    How to Apply A resume, cover letter detailing your interest in working at Legal Services and writing samples must be uploaded into our application portal. Apply for Staff Attorney - Consumer Rights Unit using the link below:
    https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=00d3fd8f-cc2e-49a2-b774-ee25d278df0b&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=406499&lang=en_US&source=CC4
    Closing Date Jan 07, 2022


  • Monday, July 26, 2021 10:21 PM | Etta Akoni (Administrator)


    LOCATION 

    Miami 

    DEPARTMENT 

    Legal 

    DEADLINE DATE 

    Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

    The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Foundation of Florida seeks a Deputy Legal Director. The Deputy Legal Director works closely with other members of the legal team and other members of the senior staff to achieve the organization’s goal of protecting the liberties that define our democracy. This position is located in the organization’s Miami office but includes some travel.

    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 over 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, LGBTQ+ 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.     

    POSITION OVERVIEW
    The Deputy Legal Director is a staff position within the Affiliate’s Legal Department. The position reports to the Legal Director. The position is focused on (1) assisting the Legal Director in the administration and management of the statewide legal program; and (2) assisting with litigation and other legal advocacy. The position is part of the senior staff.


    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

    Management and Administration
    Staffing
    With an eye on diversity, equity, and inclusion, the Deputy Legal Director will:

    • Oversee the process for recruiting, hiring, onboarding, and managing new legal staff, fellows, and interns.
    • Oversee sustained efforts to create and nurture pools of diverse candidates from which to recruit.

    Management

    • Supervise multiple legal staff members.
    • Supervise all fellows, interns, and volunteers.
    • Manage development and mentoring of staff, including identifying, supporting, and developing staff strengths, as well as—for attorneys—ensuring opportunities for writing, discovery, witness examinations, arguments, and other professional growth points.
    • Collaborate with the Legal Director and senior staff in creating an organizational culture of belonging.
    • Collaborate with the Legal Director and senior staff in creating an organizational culture of planning and accountability.

    Strategy, Cross-Departmental Collaboration, and Integrated Advocacy

    • Ensure alignment across departments with our campaign plans.
    • Ensure and facilitate sufficient communication across departments concerning ongoing fulfillment of commitments made in the campaign-plan documents.
    • Ensure Department staff maintain and foster relationships with other departments and with media, coalition partners, and other targets and allies.
    • Work with the leadership team to pursue and implement organizational goals.
    • Actively collaborate with the Legal Director and senior staff in strategic decisions, and share ownership of the resulting decisions.

    Administration

    • Supervise the Legal Program Manager and Paralegal’s management of the organization and maintenance of legal files, including but not limited to the docket, retainer agreements and co-counseling agreements, discovery (including transcripts and document production), settlement agreements, and timesheets and fee awards.
    • Supervise the Legal Program Manager and Paralegal’s development and maintenance of our document-management system (which includes ensuring that the matter data is accurately entered into the system and any appropriate documents are uploaded and appropriately organized and categorized in the system; supporting attorneys in using and maintaining the system; and recruiting, training, and supervising any volunteers in support of this effort).
    • Supervise the Legal Program Manager and Paralegal’s maintenance of the matter list, including coordinating regular updates to the case statuses and summaries.
    • In collaboration with the Legal Program Manager and Paralegal, oversee and continually assess utilization of all technology resources, including PACER and PacerPro; case, document, knowledge, and task management (e.g., Asana; Clio; the matter list; the Z drive; Sharepoint); time-keeping; and third-party vendor management.
    • Implement and monitor implementation of Department policies, procedures, and protocols, including identifying opportunities to reduce or eliminate overlap and duplication of effort throughout the Department to promote effectiveness, efficiency, and use of best practices, creating centralized resources that are well maintained and accurate.
    • Assist the Legal Director in the implementation, maintenance, and ongoing review of the Legal Department manual.
    • Draft quarterly legal reports for the state board concerning Department activity.
    • Support the Legal Director in work concerning the state board’s legal panel, chapter legal panels, and any other relevant legal committees.
    • Ongoingly lead efforts to recruit pro bono firms.
    • Assist with fundraising and donor cultivation as requested by the Development Department.
    • Serve as a thought partner with the Legal Director in developing the Department’s annual budget, assisting the Legal Director in managing monthly spending against budget and in reviewing the Department’s financial reports provided by the Finance Department.
    • Support and coordinate the Department’s work with other departments.
    • Ensure the Legal Director, Executive Director, and other members of the leadership team are adequately informed of work and consulted appropriately.
    • Assist with all other legal program activities as needed and as assigned.


    Legal

    • Investigate, develop, and litigate high-impact civil-rights and civil-liberties cases at all stages in state and federal trial and appellate courts, includes conducting factual and legal research, preparing memoranda, drafting pleadings and briefs, conducting discovery, arguing motions, trying cases, drafting appellate briefs, presenting oral argument on appeal, and drafting amicus briefs.
    • Engage in any other pre-litigation, post-litigation, and non-litigation advocacy, including preparing demand letters, conducting settlement negotiations, monitoring enforcement, developing advocacy materials and public-education resources, and delivering public testimony.
    • Coordinate the affiliate’s amicus-brief efforts, including collaborating with partners, drafting or supervising the drafting of briefing, and coordinating with National and with our communications department.
    • Supervise, lead, or participate in teams of associated attorneys, and co-counsel cases with other public interest groups and with National.
    • Work closely with, and provide policy analysis and legal expertise to, non-legal program staff at the ACLU of Florida and at National.
    • Engage regularly with the media.


    OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES
    In addition to the primary responsibilities above, the Deputy Legal Director 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.


    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 that they be 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 multiple areas of civil-rights and civil-liberties law.
    • Eight 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 a 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.
    • Two or more years of experience related to administering a legal program or managing legal staff.
    • 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 $75,000-$100,000. 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 “Deputy Legal Director 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. 

  • Tuesday, July 20, 2021 10:36 PM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)

    Southern District of Florida | United States District Court

    Vacancy of U.S. Magistrate Judge – West Palm Beach

    Administrative Order 2021-67 
    In re Appointment of Federal Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel Regarding the Magistrate Judge Vacancy in West Palm Beach, Florida

    Administrative Order 2011-50 
    In re Procedures Governing Contact with District Judges During Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Process

    Official Application for Vacancy

    Completed applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 18, 2021. 

  • Wednesday, July 07, 2021 9:20 PM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)

    Miami-Dade Commission on Ethics & Public Trust | Lawjobs.com

    Staff Attorney

    Miami-Dade Commission on Ethics and Public Trust

    The Staff Attorney provides ethics advice and issues ethics opinions to covered parties under the County Ethics Ordinance, under the supervision of the Executive Director and the General Counsel.  Assists in the development of educational materials and conducts training for public officials, employees, advisory board members and local government lobbyists.  Prepares reports and memoranda for presentation to the Miami-Dade Ethics Commission.  Conducts investigations, makes probable cause determinations, and assists in the prosecution of ethics violation cases before the Ethics Commission, under the supervision of the Executive Director and the Advocate. 

    The salary range for the position is:  $90,756.64 to $142,683.58.  It is anticipated that the position shall be filled at or near the minimum of the salary range.

    Apply for this position online; enter "ethics" in the keyword search field.

    Learn more about this position.

    Close Date:  07/12/2021

  • Monday, July 05, 2021 2:32 PM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)

    Jobs at BNSF

    Job Title: BNSF Railway Company General Attorney Position
    Job Location: Fort Worth, TX
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: $109,800 to $120,780
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description: As the largest railroad in North America, BNSF plays a vital role in sustaining the U.S. economy by moving the products and commodities we need to live and prosper. Our in-house lawyers serve as critical advisors on all aspects of our operations, helping to ensure our railroad runs smoothly and our customers are well served. This position primarily supports internal clients on issues related to BNSF’s suppliers and other counterparties that enable our operations. The position requires the negotiation, drafting and review of a wide variety of agreements regarding all aspects of BNSF’s operations, including high-value transactions regarding operational, commercial, technology, and construction issues, as well as legal support on issues arising under those agreements going forward. This position also assists in the administration and maintenance of BNSF’s robust contract management system, working as part of a team of lawyers and paralegals managing that function for BNSF. This position also involves occasionally providing legal counsel regarding general law and operational regulations, including research and legal advice under the supervision of senior attorneys on administrative, regulatory, and commercial law issues.

    QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Qualified candidates must have a graduate or bachelor’s degree;
    • Juris Doctor, current law license (Texas preferred, but not mandatory);
    • Strong academic background;
    • 2-7 years of relevant work experience as a practicing lawyer (in-house, law firm or government) handling complex contract negotiations and transactions;
    • High performing individual with ability to handle complex and challenging assignments with extremely short turnaround deadlines;
    • Candidate should possess strong negotiation skills and ability to build consensus and communicate compelling legal/business justification for position;
    • Must possess excellent legal research, verbal and written communication skills and ability to handle complex and challenging assignments with extremely short turnaround deadlines. Candidate should possess knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Lexis/Nexis research system and other web-based legal research tools.
    • Experience in the transportation or manufacturing industry a plus.
    • Resume, references, non-confidential writing samples, and law school transcript may be required.

    Job Requirements: • Qualified candidates must have a graduate or bachelor’s degree;
    • Juris Doctor, current law license (Texas preferred, but not mandatory);
    How to Apply To find out additional information and to apply, please go to www.bnsf.com/careers
    Closing Date Jul 30, 2021

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