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  • Sunday, August 05, 2018 4:47 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    The Broward County Attorney’s Office has more than 40 lawyers providing a full range of litigation, transactional, and regulatory legal counsel. The Office seeks candidates for the following three positions:

    Experienced Construction Attorney (Transactional). The ideal candidate will have 8 – 15 years of lead counsel experience in negotiating and drafting significant construction documents. 

    Experienced Construction Attorney (Both Transactional and Litigation). The ideal candidate will have substantial lead counsel experience in negotiating and drafting significant construction and similar documents, and at least 8 years of first chair experience in construction litigation matters. 

    Experienced General Transactional Attorney. The ideal candidate will have excellent negotiation skills, impeccable drafting skills (initial drafting and editing of drafts created by other attorneys), a minimum of 10 years of experience as a transactional attorney, and significant experience serving as lead counsel in drafting complex commercial agreements. 

    Candidates should provide a cover letter, resume, and representative writing sample to Deputy County Attorney Danielle French, dfrench@broward.org, no later than August 30, 2018. Anything submitted will become a public record. The Office is looking to fill these positions on or before October 1, 2018. Salary ranges commensurate with experience and subject to budget approval.

  • Thursday, July 26, 2018 1:14 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    Court Program Specialist II (Domestic Violence Case Manager) - Domestic Violence Case Management Unit (State Funded)

    Division: Court Support

    Salary: $36,115.32 ANNUAL + Benefits

    Position Type: FULLTIME

    Funding: State Funded

    Hours: 40 hours per week

    Occupation Code: Court Program Specialist 2

    Working Title: Domestic Violence Case Manager

    (Salary is Non-Negotiable) The successful candidate will be hired at the minimum salary.


    The essential function of the position within the organization is to provide direct legal and administrative aid and support to the Judiciary in the managing, monitoring and coordinating of Domestic Violence cases. The position is responsible for advising Domestic Violence Judges with respect to substantive and procedural legal issues related to Domestic Violence cases. The position also provides in court assistance to Domestic Violence Judges at all Permanent Injunction hearings, motion calendars, and civil contempt/compliance/criminal contempt calendars at the main courthouse and at all branch court locations. The position is responsible for providing case information to pro se litigants and system staff, case coordination and referrals to community-based services, managing and preparing cases for court hearings and briefing judges, attending hearings, scheduling hearings, and performing related clerical functions. The position acts as liaison between the Judiciary, the Clerk of Courts, community based service groups, the parties and their attorneys involved in Domestic Violence cases in order to provide litigants with maximum access to the Courts and its services. The position works under the general supervision of a Court Operations Manager developing work methods and sequences.


    • Manages and prepares cases for court hearings by reviewing pleadings, researching and providing corresponding case information and other documentation pertinent to the case and/or litigants. 
    • Attends and assists Judges in injunction for protection hearings by drafting appropriate orders based on rulings, performing criminal background checks, working with parties to arrange parenting plans or time sharing, and calculating child support. 
    • Advises Judges with respect to substantive and procedural Domestic Violence law; researches statutes, case law and applicable rules; prepares memoranda of law; monitors and reviews new legislation, rules and other mandates requiring procedural and/or administrative changes, and implements required changes. 
    • Schedules hearings by determining case status; determines whether to set an appropriate hearing or proceed without a hearing and prepares appropriate court order or correspondence based on the Judge’s ruling. 
    • Coordinates community resources for referral of victims, children and offenders to counseling/treatment programs and monitors compliance with terms and conditions of court orders. 
    • Performs administrative tasks, such as preparing orders, documents, forms and correspondence. 
    • Monitors and provides social service provider lists to litigants. 
    • Creates and maintains record systems for efficient case management. 
    • Assists pro se litigants in person, by telephone and via correspondence, provides case status and procedural information in accordance with rules of family and civil procedures, related laws and statutes. 
    • Participates in local community councils and workgroups to exchange information, solve problems, and coordinate services. 
    • Maintains daily, monthly and yearly case management statistics regarding volume and types of cases handled by program. 
    • Performs related work as required. 


    • Graduation from an accredited law school.
      Member in good standing with the Florida Bar.
      A minimum of one yearof professional administrative analytical related experience isrequired.


    • Working knowledge of laws, court rules, procedures and policies, legal documents, and legal factors pertaining to the court of assignment. 
    • Knowledge of the organization, operation, function, and jurisdiction of the court of assignment. 
    • Knowledge of the calendaring procedures in the court of assignment and of modern techniques of case management. 
    • Knowledge of modern office practices and procedures. 
    • Ability to communicate effectively in writing, orally and through presentations. 
    • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions. 
    • Ability to make work decisions in accordance with laws, regulations, and departmental policies and procedures. 
    • Ability to accurately maintain a variety of complex records. 
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the judiciary, court administration personnel, and other private and public agency staff. 
    • Ability to work with minimal supervision and recognize and establish work priorities. 
    • Ability to handle sensitive matters with integrity and confidentiality. 
    • Ability to operate standard office equipment including personal computers and word processing and data entry applications for case management. 
    • Ability to work effectively with the public and handle individuals who are under stress with courtesy, tact and patience.

    Physical Demands

    Work involves a significant amount of standing, walking, sitting, talking, listening, balancing, stooping, and reaching with hands and arms; must be able to transfer up to 10 pounds.

    Licenses Certifications

    Member in good standing with The Florida Bar.

    Application dadeline is July 31, 2018. Please apply here

  • Thursday, July 26, 2018 12:59 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    The Judicial Conference of the United States has authorized the appointment of two (2) full-time United States Magistrate Judges for the Southern District of Florida at Miami.  The term of office is eight years.

    A full public notice for the magistrate judge positions is posted on the Courts Internet website at: http://www.flsd.uscourts.gov.   One position initially will be assigned for a period not to exceed three years to supervise the Court's Pro Se Prisoner Division.  

    Interested persons may contact the Clerk of the District Court for additional information and application forms.  The application form is also available on the Courts website http://www.flsd.uscourts.gov. Applications must be submitted only by applicants personally to; Flsd_magistratejudgerecruitment@flsd.uscourts.gov by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 22, 2018.

  • Thursday, July 26, 2018 12:55 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    The United States District Court, Southern District of Florida, one of the nation’s busiest federal trial courts, is seeking a dynamic and energetic executive to serve as the Court Administrator • Clerk of Court. 

    The Court Administrator • Clerk of Court is appointed by the Judges of the Southern District of Florida and functions under the direction of the Chief U.S. District Judge. The Clerk of Court is responsible for managing the administrative activities of the Clerk’s Office and overseeing the performance of the statutory duties of the office. The full notice is available at: www.flsd.uscourts.gov. Applications received by July 23, 2018, are given first consideration. Position open until filled. 

  • Wednesday, July 04, 2018 2:07 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    POSTED:    07-03-2018 

    CLOSES:    07-17-2018 

    JOB POSTING NO:    015077SC 


    EXTENDED TITLE:    Director   

    SALARY:    GR. B29 $125,554.68 (Annually) 

    VACANCY LOCATION:    Huntsville, TX 

    UNIT/DEPT:    State Counsel for Offenders 

    PAYROLL JOB#:    010240 

    *Longevity Pay 
    *Regular Service Retirement 
    *Telephonic Interviews Will Not Be Accepted 
    *Work Site Visits Will Not Be Conducted 
    *No Study Material 
    *Moderate Overnight Travel 


    1. Graduation from a law school accredited by an organization 
    recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation 
    (CHEA) or from a law school accredited by the American Bar 
    Association with an LLB or JD degree. 

    2. Nine years full-time, wage-earning experience as a licensed 
    attorney to include civil and criminal law. 

    3. Five years full-time, wage-earning experience in the supervision 
    of employees. 

    4. Experience as a legal counsel in a governmental agency preferred. 

    5. Must maintain a current, active, license to practice law in the 
    State of Texas during employment with TDCJ through the State Bar of 
    Texas or other appropriate Texas licensing authority. 

    **The salary for an ERS Retiree (or non-contributing member) may be 
    reduced by 2.5%.** 

    The following Military Occupational Specialty codes are generally 
    applicable to this position. Applicants must fully complete the 
    summary of experience to determine if minimum qualifications are met. 
    27, 250X, LGL10, 04, 44, 51, 921O, RI 

    *Outside applicants will be required to submit to pre-employment drug testing as a condition of employment.* 

    Applicants must submit the State of Texas Application For Employment and the applicable supplement for outside applicants(PERS 282) or current TDCJ employees (PERS 598) to the contact person listed on the job posting. Applications may also be submitted through the Work In Texas website; however, the applicable supplement must also be submitted to the contact person. Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to the contact person's email address; however, applications will not be accepted by email. 

    Patty Garcia
    Human Resources Director
    2 Finanacial Plaza, STE 600
    Huntsville, TX   77340
    PH (936-437-4020)

    FAX (936-437-4068) 
    EMAIL (patty.garcia@tdcj.texas.gov) 

    *Applicants who fax an application are requested to fax both their State of Texas Application for Employment and the applicable supplement. Applicants who wish to submit their application with attachments should either hand deliver it to the contact person or send it via U.S.Mail or overnight delivery.*

    **Faxed applications must be complete and legible in order to be considered and must not have been sent from a fax machine located at a TDCJ unit or department.** 
    Applications must be received by the contact person by 5:00PM on 07-17-2018. A complete job description and all application forms may be obtained at the above address or by viewing the Job Description. Job Descriptions are available in PDF format which maybe read with the free Adobe Reader. 

    *Equal Opportunity Employer* 

    *Authority is granted on or after: 10-01-2018* 

    JD: 05-25-2018 

  • Wednesday, July 04, 2018 1:46 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    Applications are due by Monday, July 16, 2018. Applications should be sent to: PositionApps@legalservicesmiami.org. Questions about the application process may be sent to Jeffrey Hearne, Director of Litigation at: jhearne@legalservicesmiami.org. Legal Services will select its candidate(s) by the end of July 2018.

  • Wednesday, July 04, 2018 1:37 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    Here is the link to the position.

  • Wednesday, July 04, 2018 1:18 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    Earthjustice has multiple litigation positions in the USA. Please click on the links below.

    Access to Justice Campaign Director

    Washington, DC

    Associate Attorney

    Bozeman, MT

    Associate Attorney, Clean Energy FL

    Miami, FL  or  Tallahassee, FL

    Deputy Managing Attorney, Coal

    Philadelphia, PA

    Deputy Managing Attorney, Northeast Region

    New York, NY

    Executive Assistant to the VPs Litigation

    New York, NY  or  Washington, DC

    Healthy Communities Attorney, Toxics


    International Law Clerkship, Summer 2019

    San Francisco, CA

    Law Clerkship, Summer 2019


    Legal Externship

    San Francisco, CA

    Legal Externship

    New York, NY  or  Philadelphia, PA

    Legal Externship, Spring or Fall

    Washington, DC

    Litigation Assistant II

    Denver, CO

    Research and Policy Analyst

    San Francisco, CA

    Research and Policy Analyst, California & Gulf of Mexico

    San Francisco, CA

    Staff Attorney

    Miami, FL

    Staff Attorney, Clean Energy

    Philadelphia, PA

    Staff Attorney, Gas


    Staff Attorney, Healthy Communities

    New York, NY

    Staff Attorney, International


    Staff Attorney, U.S. and Foreign Clean Energy

    Washington, DC 

  • Thursday, June 21, 2018 12:59 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, P.L. is seeking a Florida attorney to join Municipal Land Use and Zoning Law practice in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  Other members of the practice group are AICP or FAICP with planning degrees and experience, and/or are board-certified city, county and local government attorneys. 

     Responsibilities include:

    •  Support the land use and zoning needs of South Florida local governments where the firm serves as municipal attorney and as outside counsel
    • Draft plans, codes, ordinances and resolutions
    • Meet with City management and planning staffs, and with applicants and their counsel
    • Review, comment upon and approve meeting packets
    • Sit with planning and zoning boards, design review boards, historic preservation boards, development review committees and boards of adjustments
    • Advise clients on quasi-judicial proceedings
    • Work with the firm’s litigation group to handle land use and zoning related litigation and appeals, including research, analysis and drafting related to First Amendment, RLUIPA, takings and Harris Act claims, and petitions for writ of certiorari
    • Advise clients on ethics, sunshine and public records issues
    • Potentially serve as a backup to sit with local governing bodies

    The right candidate will be able to work in multiple, diverse political environments, and be flexible enough to adapt to the different styles, demographics, geography, policy preferences, and built environments of the firm’s clients.  The right candidate will also have a demonstrated desire and commitment to the development and maintenance of land use and zoning expertise.

    Position requirements:  Member of the Florida Bar.  Strong writing and analytical skills required.  Strong preference for planning education or experience and at least two (2) years of in-house municipal or County legal or planning experience.  For consideration, forward your letter of interest and resume to Norma Salgado at nsalgado@wsh-law.com  Visit our Website at http://www.wsh-law.com/practices/land-use-and-zoning-public2/ to learn more about the Firm’s Municipal Land Use and Zoning Law Practice Group.

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