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  • Tuesday, January 18, 2022 3:50 PM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)
    Job Title: Lead Attorney
    Job Location: Kingston, New York 
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: salary, commission health insurance, 401k
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description: An attorney with 6+ years’ experience to assist in handling the Firm’s growing litigation practice and lead case teams. The Firm has been representing employees only, primarily in overtime pay, minimum wage, and other wage theft cases since 1998. We handle individual, class, and collective actions throughout the U.S. Most of our litigation is in federal court.
    The Firm’s mission is to conscientiously advocate for and empower working people across the U.S. to assert their wage and hour rights, recover lost wages, curb wage theft, and encourage employers’ compliance with the law. The Firm operates on a legal-services model. We accept all litigation on a contingency basis. We also advance all costs. This enables us to represent a sizable low- and middle-income population. The Firm is proud to handle cases for undocumented and documented immigrants. For more information about the Firm and its practice, applicants are encouraged to visit www.getmansweeney.com
    Job Requirements: Applicants need a strong commitment to righting wrongs, strong writing and research skills, strong stand up and communication skills, litigation experience in federal court and with complex litigation procedure, and the capacity to lead diverse case teams. Applicants with class and collective action experience or wage and hour litigation are preferred. Strong interpersonal skills are also required to work with our team and our diverse clients.
    Compensation includes salary and commission depending on experience.
    The position requires the lawyer to work at the Firm’s office at least part time, subject to pandemic conditions (we’re not fully open now), but some remote work is an option. 
    How to Apply If you are interested, please send a cover letter, your resume, a writingsample, and three references to Getman, Sweeney & Dunn, PLLC, 260 Fair Street, Kingston, NY 12401 or email to agarcia@getmansweeney.com. No phone calls please.
    Closing Date Mar 01, 2022
  • Tuesday, January 18, 2022 3:48 PM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)


    Job Title: Associate Attorney
    Job Location: Kingston, New York
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: Salary
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description: Getman, Sweeney & Dunn, PLLC is seeking to hire an attorney with 2 to 4 years’ experience to assist in handling the Firm’s growing litigation practice. The Firm has been representing employees only, primarily in overtime pay, minimum wage, and other wage theft cases since 1998. We handle individual, class, and collective actions throughout the U.S. Most of our litigation is in federal court.
    The Firm’s mission is to conscientiously advocate for and empower working people across the U.S. to assert their wage and hour rights, recover lost wages, curb wage theft, and encourage employers’ compliance with the law. The Firm operates on a legal-services model. We accept all litigation on a contingency basis. We also advance all costs. This enables us to represent a sizable low- and middle-income population. The Firm is proud to handle cases for undocumented and documented immigrants. For more information about the Firm and its practice, applicants are encouraged to visit www.getmansweeney.com
    Job Requirements: Applicants need a strong commitment to righting wrongs, strong writing and research skills, strong stand up and communication skills, and an ability to navigate complex litigation procedure. Strong interpersonal skills are also required to work with our team and our diverse clients.
    Compensation includes salary and commission depending on experience. The Firm provides health insurance, 401k, and other benefits. 
    How to Apply If you are interested, please send a cover letter, your resume, a writing sample, and three references to Getman, Sweeney & Dunn, PLLC, 260 Fair Street, Kingston, NY 12401 or email to agarcia@getmansweeney.com. No phone calls please.
    Closing Date Mar 01, 2022
  • Thursday, January 13, 2022 4:54 PM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)

    Staff Attorney – Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc.

    (Health and Income Maintenance Unit) 

    Salary is Competitive with the Public Service Sector and is Commensurate with Experience

    Legal Services of Greater Miami and its 30 lawyers have provided locally renowned legal representation to low-income communities for 55 years.  The firm has been recognized for its creative and aggressive advocacy for its clients.  

    Legal Services is seeking a full-time Florida licensed attorney (or pending July 2021 bar results) to work in its Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) which is housed in its Health and Income Maintenance Unit.  The LITC Program was created to ensure the fairness and integrity of the tax system for taxpayers who are low income or speak English as a second language (ESL) by representing taxpayers in their disputes with the IRS, educating them on their rights and responsibilities as U.S. taxpayers and identifying and advocating for issues that impact these taxpayers.

    The candidate selected will evaluate cases presented by low to moderate income taxpayers and represent them before the IRS.   A sampling of cases includes examinations, audit reconsiderations, innocent spouse petitions, identity theft, return preparer misconduct, preventing/stopping levies, releasing/withdrawing liens, recommending and submitting collection alternatives, such as, offers in compromise and installment agreements, appeals, preparing Tax Court petitions and participating in calendar calls and settlement events to assist pro se taxpayers.

    The attorney will analyze and review changes in tax laws and regulations with emphasis on changes impacting low income and ESL taxpayers.  The attorney will conduct outreach and community education to taxpayers and service providers to build awareness and knowledge of tax benefits and credits available to low income and ESL taxpayers.  The successful candidate will be on track to become the LITC Director and will be asked to assist with grant reporting requirements.

    The attorney will maintain his or her own caseload and will also be required to conduct client intake and potentially spearhead a special project or clinic.

    To achieve great outcomes for our clients and to maintain our respected reputation with the Tax Court and the LITC community, we are seeking an attorney with a commitment to, and passion for, the rights of low-income clients. The salary is commensurate with experience and depends on years of general and specialized practice.  Our comprehensive fringe benefits package includes paid holidays, paid vacation (15 days per year, which after two years, increases to 20 days per year), sick leave (12 days per year), and five additional leave days.  Full-time employees may participate in our benefits program on the 1st of the month following the date of hire. Our benefits include fully paid health insurance for employee & dependents, fully paid dental coverage for employees (dependents may be included at a minimum fee), fully paid life insurance and Long-Term Disability policy, as well as retirement savings plans with employer contributions after six months of service. 

    Job description is available at our website.  https://www.legalservicesmiami.org/job-openings

    Tax litigation experience preferred. Excellent benefits and salary.  EOE. A resume, cover letter detailing your interest in working at Legal Services and writing samples must be uploaded into our application portal.

    In recruiting for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that each can bring in terms of education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and beliefs. Legal Services of Greater Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • Thursday, January 13, 2022 4:25 PM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)


    Staff Attorney – Tenants’ Rights Unit

    Full Time, Miami, FL, US

    1-7 years of experience (newly admitted attorneys will also be considered)

    Full-time

     

    Legal Services of Greater Miami and its 30 lawyers have provided legal representation to low-income communities for 55 years.   The firm is a leader in the legal aid community and has been recognized for its creative and aggressive advocacy for its clients.

     

    Legal Services is accepting applications from attorneys admitted to the Florida Bar who have a commitment and passion for social, economic, and racial justice and want to protect the rights of low-income tenants living in Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties.  

     

    Attorneys in the Tenants’ Rights Unit represent tenants facing eviction, file affirmative actions against slumlords to ensure a tenant has decent, safe housing, and ensure tenants have access to and can keep rental subsidies. Attorneys in the Unit litigate in state and federal courts, administrative proceedings, and appellate courts. The attorney would be responsible for his or her own caseload and the attorney’s duties will include interviewing clients, drafting pleadings, conducting depositions, negotiating with opposing parties, and representing tenants in court. This project involves significant litigation; however, the attorney would also be required to conduct client intake, conduct home visits, conduct education workshops for tenants, work with pro bono attorneys, complete administrative tasks, and participate in client outreach.

     

    Excellent benefit package and competitive non-profit salary. Comprehensive fringe benefits package includes paid holidays, paid vacation (which after two years, increases to four weeks per year), sick leave (12 days per year), five additional leave days.  Full-time employees may participate in our benefits program on the 1st of the month following the date of hire. Our benefits include fully paid health insurance for employee & dependents, fully paid dental coverage for employees, dependents may also be included at a minimum fee, fully paid life insurance and Long-Term Disability policy as well as retirement savings plans with employer contributions after six months of service.

    Submit resume, cover letter and writing sample. Please specify this position on the cover letter.

    Click Here To Apply

  • Thursday, January 13, 2022 4:12 PM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)

    Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc., (Legal Services) is accepting applications from attorneys admitted to the Florida Bar who have a commitment to and passion for the rights of low-income clients and older adults.  In addition to providing legal representation to older adults who reside in nursing homes and other institutional settings, the attorney will work with a team of lawyers and advocates from across Florida to develop strategies to increase access to legal services by nursing home residents and older adults.  The attorney will handle his or her own caseload and will be required to conduct client intake on the telephone, in-person and in the community. The attorney will be required to develop and participate in community outreach events, conduct client and provider education events, and collaborate with client and community partners. 

    The attorney must be trained, or be trained, in nursing home discharge cases, Medicaid for long-term care, ethical issues relevant to representation of older adults, and other issues unique to people over 60.  The attorney must comply with funder requirements, collaborate with partners, and participate in professional activities in furtherance of Legal Services’ mission.  Must accept supervision and other duties as assigned.

     Job description is available at our website. 

    http://legalservicesmiami.org/who-we-are/careers

    Qualifications

                •           Florida licensed attorney.

                •           Demonstrated commitment to serving low-income people and communities.

                •           Prior experience working with older individuals.   

                •           Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

                •           Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with teams.

     Salary/ Benefits

    Salary based on experience. Excellent fringe benefits, including 401(k) retirement plan, as well as life, health, and disability insurance.

    How to Apply:

    Submit resume and cover letter. Please specify this position on the cover letter and resume.

    Job Type: 

    Full-time Position

    Click Here To Apply

    In recruiting for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that each can bring in terms of education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and beliefs. Legal Services of Greater Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • Friday, January 07, 2022 10:37 AM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)


    Job Title Insurance Coverage Litigation Attorney 
    Role Associate/Attorney
    Expertise Insurance Coverage
    Job Location Miami
    Description

    Clyde & Co is a leading, sector-focused global law firm with 440 partners, 1800 lawyers, 2500 legal professionals, and 4000 staff in over 50 offices and associated offices worldwide. The firm specializes in the sectors that move, build and power our connected world and the insurance that underpins it, including: transport, infrastructure, energy, trade & commodities and insurance. With a strong focus on developed and emerging markets, the firm has achieved compound average annual revenue growth of 15% over the last ten years, making it one of the fastest-growing law firms in the world with ambitious plans for further growth.

    The Miami office of Clyde & Co seeks an Attorney with 2+ years of insurance coverage experience for our insurance coverage practice group. This thriving practice represents US and foreign insurance compagnies in complex, high value and high profile coverage litigation and market conduct (bad faith) matters throughout the United States. They focus on commercial general liability, commercial property (business interruption, pollution), errors and omissions (lawyers, agents and accountants) and directors and officers.

    Responsibilities

    • Draft pleadings and briefs;
    • Prepare correspondence to colleagues and clients;
    • Analyze insurance policies, drafting coverage opinions and providing coverage recommendations for clients;
    • Conduct legal research using Westlaw/Lexis/Nexis;
    • Draft interrogatories and document demands;
    • Review document collections in preparation for litigation;
    • Attend depositions, hearings, and mediations as required;
    • Submit filings to the court.

    Education and Experience Required

    • Admitted to practice in Florida, additional admissions a plus;
    • Insurance coverage experience is a must;
    • Litigation experience;
    • Federal court experience.

    Skills and Abilities

    • Exceptional legal writing and communication skills are a must;
    • Strong interpersonal skills;
    • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects;
    • Ability to identify and resolve problems quickly.

    Clyde & Co shifted to virtual work for the majority of our lawyers and business services team with the global outbreak of Covid-19. This precaution was taken to help protect our people, clients and communities. It is likely that this role will start virtually while the firm continues to evaluate the situation.

    - Principals Only -

    It is the policy of the Firm to recruit, hire, promote, reassign, compensate and train highly qualified persons without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, age, disability or any other basis protected by applicable law.

    CLYDE & CO PRIVACY NOTICE: https://www.clydeco.com/help/privacy

  • Sunday, January 02, 2022 12:19 PM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)
    Job Title: Senior Attorney, Clean Energy Program
    Job Location: Washington, D.C. preferred
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: Salary range in D.C. $151,100+ depending on experience; range in other locations: $135,200+ depending on experience and location.
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description: Earthjustice is the nation’s premier nonprofit environmental law organization. We take on the biggest, most precedent-setting cases across the country. We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health; address environmental injustice defend magnificent places and irreplaceable ecosystems; transition our economy to 100% clean energy; and combat climate change. We partner with thousands of groups, tribes, individuals and communities to address 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 excellent staff who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment. Our headquarters are in San Francisco with offices in Anchorage, Juneau, Los Angeles, Tallahassee, Miami, Chicago, Honolulu, New Orleans, New York, Philadelphia, Denver, Seattle, Bozeman, and Washington, DC, and we are opening an office in Houston.
    Earthjustice’s Clean Energy Program litigates and advocates in state and federal courts and before energy regulators across the country to advance an equitable clean energy transition. Our work includes expanding and increasing access to clean energy resources, including energy efficiency, solar, wind, demand response, and storage; advancing electrification; and opposing efforts to build new gas-fired power plants.  We represent diverse clients individually and as part of coalitions. The new Senior Attorney role will reside in our Clean Energy Program’s FERC group, focusing on litigation and advocacy strategies at FERC and federal appellate courts to eliminate barriers to clean energy adoption in federally regulated wholesale power markets and to secure RTO/ISOs policies and practices that support a transition to clean, affordable, and reliable energy. The new Senior Attorney will work on issues that span multiple RTO/ISOs and likely will focus on at least one RTO/ISO.   
    Candidates should have at least six years of litigation and legal advocacy experience, working both independently and in a coalition setting, and a background in energy law is preferred.
    The position can be located in our Washington, DC office (preferred), though we will also consider candidates who would work at one of Earthjustice’s other regional offices. 
    Job Requirements: -Juris Doctorate (JD) degree.
    -Licensed to practice law in DC (or wherever located), or willing and qualified to apply for and be admitted to the applicable bar within 14 months of employment.
    -At least six years of litigation and legal advocacy experiences, with appellate and energy law experiences preferred. 
    -Excellent research, analytic, writing and communication skills.
    -Ability to work effectively both independently and in collaboration with others.
    -Creativity, good judgment, and a strong work ethic.
    -Experience mentoring and supervising others.
    -Experience engaging in advocacy at FERC and/or a state Public Utility Commission on clean energy and energy justice issues preferred. 
    -Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to build relationships and work collaboratively with a diverse set of clients and partner organizations. 
    -Demonstrated awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and orientations. 
    -Able to contribute 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. 
    How to Apply https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=o6dyhfwS&s=Gwen_S._Cherry_Black_Women_Lawyers_Association
    Closing Date Jan 21, 2022
  • Sunday, January 02, 2022 12:19 PM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)
    Job Title: Senior Attorney, Northeast Regional
    Job Location: New York, NY
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: Salary is based on number of years of litigation experience and location. Salary range in New York- $167,300+
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description: Earthjustice’s Northeast Regional Office based in New York City seeks applicants for a Senior Attorney to join us in using the power of the law to speed the transition from dirty fossil fuels to clean energy solutions in the Northeast region. The position will be located in New York City.
    Job Requirements: -Lawyer who is admitted or willing to apply for admission to New York bar;
    -At least ten years of litigation experience;
    -Excellent litigation skills, including proven legal research, writing, analytical, and oral advocacy skills, and ability to manage a litigation docket effectively;
    -Strong skills in communicating litigation and advocacy goals and messages to the media;
    -Ability to work independently and in collaboration with client partners and in leading a team;
    -Strong and demonstrated initiative, good judgment, creativity, and work ethic;
    -Ability and willingness to travel as needed for case work, court appearances, and presentations;
    -Commitment to serving the public interest, and a passion for the role of Earthjustice and its mission;
    -Demonstrated awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and orientations;
    -Commitment to help create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.
    How to Apply https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=o9fFhfw4&s=Gwen_S._Cherry_Black_Women_Lawyers_Association
    Closing Date Jan 21, 2022
  • Sunday, January 02, 2022 12:17 PM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)
    Job Title: Associate Attorney, Northwest Regional
    Job Location: Seattle, WA
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: Compensation is based on experience and location. Salary Range for Seattle, Washington: $83,000 - $104,400 annually 
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description: The Northwest Office of Earthjustice is looking to hire an Associate Attorney that is available to start between April and October 2022. Although the primary focus of the Northwest office is representing environmental and community groups in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, we often take cases with national and international scope. For example, the Northwest office is representing the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in fighting the Dakota Access Pipeline and is also litigating numerous cases fighting rollbacks of environmental and health protections by the Trump administration, including a reversal of a proposed ban on a dangerous pesticide, chlorpyrifos, and rollbacks of the Clean Water Act, the Endangered Species Act, and the National Environmental Policy Act. 
    Job Requirements: -Law school graduate and admitted to, or willing to apply for admission to, the Washington State Bar. 
    -0-5 years of litigation 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 https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=oz9VhfwE&s=Gwen_S._Cherry_Black_Women_Lawyers_Association
    Closing Date Jan 21, 2022
  • Sunday, January 02, 2022 12:16 PM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)
    Job Title: Associate Attorney, Tribal Partnerships Program
    Job Location: Seattle, WA; Denver, CO
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: Seattle: $83,000 - $104,400 Denver: $78,700-98,900
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description: Earthjustice is accepting applications for an Associate Attorney to join our Tribal Partnerships team. This position will focus on litigation and advocacy on behalf of our tribal clients and partners. Earthjustice is proud of our longstanding and productive relationships with tribes and Indigenous communities and is committed to expanding our tribal and Indigenous representation. 
    Job Requirements: -Law school graduates who are admitted, or willing to apply for admission, to the state bar where they are located. 
    -Up to 5 years of litigation experience, either in full-time employment or in summer jobs or internships while in school. Litigation experience on issues of concern to tribes and Indigenous communities is a plus. 
    -Experience representing or working in partnership with tribes and/or tribal communities. 
    -Excellent research, writing, analytic, and communication skills. 
    -Ability to work independently and to prioritize tasks and deadlines. 
    -Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work well collegially both inside and outside the organization. 
    -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. 
    -Demonstrated awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and orientations. 
    -Commitment to help create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences. 
    How to Apply https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=oEbVhfwL&s=Gwen_S._Cherry_Black_Women_Lawyers_Association
    Closing Date Jan 21, 2022

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