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  • Thursday, January 02, 2020 6:06 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    Property Appraiser's Office Staff Attorney

    Minimum Qualifications:  Juris Doctorate degree. Current membership in the State of Florida Bar Association is required. A minimum of two years of legislative or legal experience performing research and analysis for a legislative body or other related experience is required.  The close date is 01/12/2020.

  • Friday, December 13, 2019 12:40 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

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    U.S. Department of Justice

     Executive Office for Immigration Review

     Miami Immigration Court

     333 South Miami Avenue, Suite 700

     Miami, FL 33130-1901



    Position Location:     Miami Immigration Court, Miami, Florida.

    Position Dates:


    Summer 2020.



    The Miami Immigration Court is part of the United States Department of Justice’s Executive Office for Immigration Review. This prestigious position offers an excellent opportunity to develop research, writing, and analytical skills. Students will work under the direct supervision of Judicial Law Clerks and Attorney Advisors, and perform research and writing assignments for Immigration Judges. The internship is an unpaid, volunteer position with a time commitment of 40 hours per week for at least ten weeks. Students may be eligible for academic credit or educational grants, and are encouraged to contact the appropriate person at their law schools to determine eligibility.



    Applicants must be United States citizens and enrolled in law school at the time of the internship. Interns cannot concurrently participate in immigration or criminal clinics, or work for immigration law firms or other immigration organizations. Strong research and writing skills are necessary. Prior knowledge of immigration law is preferred, but not required. Selected applicants will be required to submit to a security background check, which takes 9 to 12 weeks to complete.



    Drafting decisions and bench memoranda, conducting research on immigration statutes, case law, regulations, and relevant criminal law, and attending intern program activities.



    Please email as one PDF file a cover letter, résumé, list of three references, writing sample (no longer than 10 pages double-spaced), and unofficial transcripts to Pedro P. Diaz at pedro.diaz@usdoj.gov. Please also CC Joshua H. Wildes at joshua.h.wildes@usdoj.gov

    Inquiries may be directed to Pedro P. Diaz or Joshua H. Wildes at the emails listed above.



    The deadline to apply is Monday, February 24, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. 


    Interviews will be conducted by telephone. 

  • Friday, December 13, 2019 12:32 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    ACLU of Florida


    The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Florida seeks an immigrants’-rights attorney to combat pressing civil rights and liberties issues affecting communities across the state.

    The position is based in Miami and reports to the legal director.

    The ACLU of Florida, the state’s premier civil rights advocacy organization, is a not-for-profit, nonpartisan organization that employs litigation, public policy advocacy, and public education and communications to protect and promote a broad range of constitutional issues and individual rights and freedoms, including the freedom of speech, racial justice, right to privacy, religious liberty, criminal justice reform, reproductive rights, LGBTQ rights, and immigrants’ rights.

    The ACLU of Florida is an affiliate of the national ACLU, the leading defender of civil liberties guaranteed by our nation’s Bill of Rights. The national ACLU implements its vital civil liberties mission in all 50 states in large part through affiliate entities such as the ACLU of Florida. With offices in Jacksonville, Miami (headquarters), Pensacola, and Tampa, the Florida affiliate has a $5.5M operating budget and over 30 staff positions, placing it among the larger affiliates in the nation.

    Attorneys at the ACLU of Florida play a critical leadership role in advancing the ACLU’s mission to uphold constitutional rights by developing and managing impact litigation and engaging in integrated advocacy. Attorneys work collaboratively with the national office’s various legal projects as well as with the ACLU of Florida’s communications, policy and advocacy, field, and development departments. Attorneys also play an important role in community outreach and education.


    The primary programmatic focus of this position will be the development of litigation and other legal advocacy projects in the area of immigrants’ rights. The staff attorney will:

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


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

    • Develop and strengthen relationships with community partners, coalitions, stakeholders, and affected communities.
    • Prepare and deliver “know your rights” information to affected communities.
    • Respond to the legal needs of affected communities, potentially on an emergency and immediate basis.
    • Participate in legal and advocacy conferences and develop and provide CLE 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.
    • Assist the ACLU of Florida’s volunteer chapters across the state regarding local immigrants’-rights issues

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


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

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


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

    • Significant expertise and experience in the area of immigrants’ rights.
    • At least five years of federal district court or appellate litigation experience.
    • Strong and demonstrated commitment to civil rights and civil liberties consistent with the mission and goals of the ACLU.
    • Broad substantive knowledge of constitutional law.
    • Exceptional oral-advocacy skills.
    • Demonstrated experience working in fast-paced environment with a keen ability to simultaneously work on and manage multiple projects and deadlines and set priorities.
    • Enthusiasm, patience, and cultural competence to work cooperatively on a variety of projects with lawyers, organizers, and other staff members, as well as diverse community organizations and coalitions.
    • Experience working and communicating with marginalized or vulnerable communities.
    • Collaborative spirit and a sense of humor.
    • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and professionally with lawyers, paralegals, legal assistants, and clients.
    • A commitment to diversity; a personal approach that values the individual and respects differences of race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, religion, ability, and socio-economic circumstance.
    • Ability and willingness to travel and work extended hours, including nights and weekends, as needed.
    • Fluency in Spanish.

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

    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 “Immigrants’ Rights Staff Attorney position” in the subject line, and all attachments should be in Microsoft Word or pdf format.

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

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

    This job description provides a general but not comprehensive list of the essential responsibilities and qualifications required. It does not represent a contract of employment. The ACLU of Florida reserves the right to change the job description and/or posting at any time without advance notice.

    The ACLU of Florida is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. The ACLU of Florida encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, or veteran status. We encourage formerly incarcerated individuals to apply. If selected for an interview, please advise 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. Fluency in Spanish or Creole is desired but not required.

  • Wednesday, December 04, 2019 12:38 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    Florida Democratic Party

    Job Title: Deputy Voter Protection Director
    Job Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Job Type: The position is currently budgeted through December 31, 2020 and may be renewed for permanency.
    Compensation: The Florida Democratic Party offers a competitive salary and benefit package with the opportunity for growth. Salary range is competitive and commensurate with experience including excellent insurance paid fully by the employer.
    Job Category Political organizer with legal background.
    Job Description: The Florida Democratic Party (FDP) is seeking a talented Deputy Voter Protection Director (DVPD) to ensure that all eligible Floridians can cast ballots that count in 2020. The DVPD will work with the Voter Protection Director and a statewide network of Democratic Party volunteers to develop, implement and manage a robust, year-round voter protection program throughout Florida. The program will provide a systematic framework of proactive support for the 2020 coordinated campaign.
    Job Requirements: Voter Protection Duties

    The DVPD will have multiple areas of responsibility:
    Support the VPD in expanding access and defending against incursions to voting rights.
    The DVPD will research and develop strategies to expand access to the franchise, with attention to voter registration, ballot access, ballot canvassing and ballot chasing processes in all 67 counties.
    Lead the execution of voter outreach, education and intervention programs, both ongoing and specific to each election cycle.
    The DVPD will work in coordination with other FDP departments to build capacity in each of Florida’s counties, organize and train volunteers, educate voters and generate program-specific financial support.
    Build strong working relationships with other stakeholders.
    The DVPD will help build and sustain political and strategic relationships with county Supervisors of Elections and staff at the Florida Division of Elections. S/he will recruit and train county volunteers and local Voter Protection Committee members to assist with relationship maintenance.
    Design and maintain strong data and information management practices.
    Before the 2020 presidential election, the DVPD will track voting- and election-related legislation and agency rulemaking, seek information about voter protection-related lawsuits and current events, and maintain a working knowledge of general Democratic Party activities, goals and political news. Additionally, s/he will collect and record information on local voting practices, polling locations, early voting sites and vote-by-mail rules. S/he will contribute to the prioritization of voting locations within all 67 counties and the assignment of volunteers to priority locations
    Prepare for potential litigation or a recount.
    The DVPD will help develop, coordinate train and assign volunteer teams to support election-related litigation or a recount. S/he will draft and disseminate form pleadings and appropriate training materials for use of the Party’s voter protection teams in those activities. S/he will participate in the legal and factual research necessary to the successful prosecution of such efforts, making sure that volunteers timely report and thoroughly document voter protection issues before and during any litigation or recount activities. Additionally, the DVPD will be expected to cooperate with and contribute to several office-wide projects including fundraisers, large events, and other FDP gatherings.

    Qualifications and Skills

    Experience with data-driven voter protection programs, political organizing efforts, campaigns and recounts.
    Prior work as a Poll Watcher, Poll Observer or liaison to a Supervisor of Elections preferred.
    Demonstrated ability to stand up large-scale and diverse volunteer organizations that deliver results by motivating and holding volunteers accountable for their goals.
    Self-confident advocate for free and fair elections with a sophisticated understanding of racial inequalities and the history of structural racism in the state of Florida.
    Ability to organize in ways that promote racial justice in recognition of the disproportionate impact that voter intimidation and suppression have had on Florida’s communities of color.
    Excellent written and verbal communications skills in both one-on-one and group settings.
    Commitment to ensuring that all programs, deliverables and experiences are of a high quality and completed on time.
    Exceptional people skills and patience.
    Diligent work ethic: Our team will work long hours, especially as we get closer to election day. We will prioritize working smart, but we will also work hard.
    Good listener: Many of our co-workers and volunteers do not have our background or experience. They will not always know what is possible or even what to ask of us. Part of the successful candidate’s job is to listen closely, use common sense, and discern others’ true needs so that we can solve real problems.
    Positive attitude: Even amidst challenges, our team must remain optimistic and upbeat. This will make us more productive while encouraging our volunteers’ morale.
    Share Democratic Party values: Our mission is to elect all of our Florida Democratic Party candidates. You must share a passion for this mission. If you are inclined to support Republicans or be disengaged from politics, then this is not the job for you.
    A versatile team player with superb time management skills and the ability to manage multiple, complex projects and competing priorities simultaneously under strict deadlines.
    Adaptive decision maker who enjoys constant new challenges and has the ability to manage upward by leveraging limited leader time while holding volunteers accountable for their goals.
    Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint), Adobe Acrobat/Reader, VAN/Votebuilder and Google software platforms (Docs, Forms, Classroom and Sheets).
    Experience with social media platforms including Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
    Strong public speaking skills.
    Unwavering commitment to accuracy and results.
    Bachelor’s Degree and at least two cycles of political or commensurate experience.
    Self-starter with a strong commitment to Democratic Party values.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Fluency in a second language; Spanish and/or Creole are desirable.
    Experience using Dialpad, Constant Contact, Mobilize, Typeform and LBJ software platforms.
    Strategically-minded attorney with strong legal analytical skills and experience to advance client goals, solve problems creatively and push decisions forward.


    Must have a valid driver license, reliable mode of transportation and the ability to travel extensively at times throughout the state for more than a day at a time.
    Must be able to travel outside of the state, often for several days at a time, to national trainings and events.
    Office hours are 9:30 – 6:30, Monday through Friday. However, evening and weekend hours will be needed regularly; there will often be very long work hours after the Democratic National Convention. Specific schedules will be determined as needs dictate.
    Must have the ability to bend, stoop and lift regularly, stand for long periods of time and carry 25 lbs.

    The FDP believes that our differences enhance our strengths, and we believe that we benefit from a staff of diverse races, ethnic origins, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, economic backgrounds, abilities, and other facets of our identities.
    How to Apply E-mail a letter describing your interest in the job, your resume and a list of references to Juan Peñalosa at jobs@floridadems.org and use Deputy Voter Protection Director as the subject line. Please do not contact by phone.
    Closing Date Dec 15, 2019
  • Monday, November 25, 2019 12:46 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

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    Staff Counsel

    Position Summary:

    The Staff Counsel will be responsible for providing legal support and service to all the departments within the Marlins’ organization. This includes reviewing, drafting, negotiating, managing, and enforcing the Marlins’ business contracts and operational agreements; assisting with managing litigation matters; ensuring compliance with applicable law and MLB rules and regulations; managing worker’s compensation cases; and assisting the Vice President and General Counsel, Associate General Counsel, and other Marlins’ executives on other legal matters, as requested.

    Essential Functions:

    • Review, draft, manage, and enforce corporate sponsorship agreements, luxury suite and premium/non-premium seat agreements, and marketing agreements
    • Advise and assist in the implementation of all promotions, contests, and sweepstakes
    • Review, draft, and manage non-baseball event agreements, third-party vendor agreements, and independent contractor agreements
    • Review, draft, and manage waivers and releases for events at Marlins Park and strategize with the Marlins’ Director of Risk Management to minimize risks to the Marlins
    • Manage document production and discovery matters for Marlins’ litigation
    • Defend and maintain the Marlins’ trademark and other intellectual property rights
    • Research various legal issues and provide written and verbal legal opinions as needed
    • Provide support to the Marlins’ organization in applying for SAFETY Act certification and designation
    • Manage the worker’s compensation litigation process
    • Assist the Baseball Operations Department in preparing salary arbitration cases
    • Provide support for legal issues relating to the Marlins’ minor league, spring training, and international operations
    • Assist the Legal Department with transitioning to an electronic document management system
    • Maintain and update the electronic document management system
    • Manage the tracking database for premium and non-premium seat agreements
    • Maintain and update the database of templates for agreements, waivers, and releases
    • Support the Legal & Risk Management Departments with various tasks and special projects, as requested, including administrative support as requested

    Qualifications & Requirements:

    • Strong writing skills, analytical ability, and oral communication skills required
    • Strong organizational skills and an ability to work in a fast-paced environment required
    • Strong interpersonal skills, and a person who is positive, team-oriented, & self-starting required
    • Knowledge of the MLB salary arbitration process preferred
    • Ability to work extended hours and/or weekends as required by deadlines and event scheduling

    Suggested Education & Experience Guidelines:

    • J.D. degree from an accredited law school required
    • Bar admission or eligible for authorized house counsel certification in Florida required
    • 1-2 years legal experience in drafting and managing business contracts strongly preferred
    • Work or internship with another sports organization preferred
    • Superior record of academic achievement and leadership initiative required

    We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    Please apply here.

  • Thursday, November 14, 2019 7:05 AM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

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    Associate Counsel


    Legal & Business Affairs

    Telemundo Enterprises


    The Business & Legal Affairs Department supports the various business units of NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises principally in the areas of vendor engagement, development, production, licensing and distribution.
    The Associate Counsel, Business & Legal Affairs is an entry level attorney position that will support the VP – Business & Legal Affairs and other attorneys in the department.
    Responsibilities include:
    • Under supervision of a senior attorney, negotiate, draft, review and interpret an extensive range of agreements, including, but not limited to, vendor, distribution, rights acquisition, production, and license agreements.
    • Under supervision of a senior attorney, review unscripted productions for legal and reputational risks, for discussion and analysis within the department and with key business stakeholders.

    • Assist with creating deal summaries and maintaining and otherwise administering day-to-day contractual and operational matters, including preparation letters and memoranda to internal and external clients, presentations to senior-level management, etc.
    • Provide general advice and support to the business.
    • Generally support the other attorneys and professionals in the department.
    • Other duties as assigned.


    • JD degree and US bar membership.
    • 2+ years’ previous experience as a lawyer in an entertainment law firm or business/legal affairs position at a network or entertainment company.
    • Superior communication, interpersonal, drafting, analytical and organizational skills.
    • Excellent written and verbal skills. Ability to conduct business bilingually in Spanish and English preferred.
    • Proficient in Outlook Calendar, Contacts.
    • Proficient in Word, PowerPoint and Excel.

    Eligibility Requirements
    •Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered.
    • Must be willing to work in the greater Miami area, Florida.
    • Must be willing to submit to a background investigation.
    • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States.
    • Must be 18 years or older.
    • Willingness to travel and work on weekends with short notice.
    • Must be willing to facilitate personnel requirements including late and/or last minute scheduling changes in a 24/7 production work environment.

    Desired Characteristics

    • Ability to respond quickly and effectively to client concerns, questions and issues.
    • High level of integrity and discretion.
    • Ability to juggle multiple projects and tasks.
    • Ability to work with a large and disperse team of many different backgrounds.
    • Excellent client service and interpersonal skills.
    • Ability to exercise proper judgment to assess priorities.
    • Resourceful, proactive, assertive, detail-oriented and energetic.
    • Self-starter, high level of motivation, ability to work independently.
    • Ability to adapt to changing responsibilities and multiple assignments.
    • Excellent organization and follow up skills.
    • Ability to work well under pressure and with tight time constraints.
    • Proven ability to make effective decisions and solve problems.
    • Superior time management and organizational skills.


    TLMD Business & Legal Affairs

    Career Level







    United States

    About Us

    At NBCUniversal, we believe in the talent of our people. It’s our passion and commitment to excellence that drives NBCU’s vast portfolio of brands to succeed. From broadcast and cable networks, news and sports platforms, to film, world-renowned theme parks and a diverse suite of digital properties, we take pride in all that we do and all that we represent. It’s what makes us uniquely NBCU. Here you can create the extraordinary. Join us.

    NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises is a world-class media company leading the industry in the production and distribution of high-quality, Spanish-language content to U.S. Hispanics and audiences around the world. This fast-growing multiplatform portfolio is comprised of the Telemundo Network and Station Group, Telemundo Deportes, Telemundo Global Studios, Universo, and a Digital Enterprises & Emerging Business unit. Telemundo Network features original Spanish-language entertainment, news and sports content reaching 94% of U.S. Hispanic TV households in 210 markets through 30 local stations, 51 affiliates and its national feed. Telemundo also owns WKAQ, a television station that serves viewers in Puerto Rico. Telemundo Deportes is the designated Spanish-language home of two of the world’s most popular sporting events: FIFA World Cup™ through 2026 and the Summer Olympic Games through 2032. Telemundo Global Studios is the company’s domestic and international scripted production unit including Telemundo Studios, Telemundo International Studios, Telemundo International, as well as all of the company’s co-production partnerships. As the #1 media company reaching Hispanics and millennials online, the Digital Enterprises & Emerging Business unit distributes original content across multiple platforms, maximizing its exclusive partnerships with properties such as BuzzFeed, Vox and Snapchat. Through Telemundo Internacional, the largest U.S.-based distributor of Spanish-language content in the world and Universo, the fastest growing Hispanic entertainment cable network, the company reflects the diverse lifestyle, cultural experience and language of its expanding audience. NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises is a division of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.


    NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

    Please apply here.

  • Monday, November 04, 2019 12:07 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    The United States Department of Justice





    ROOM 1204

    MIAMI, FL 33130



    About the Office: 

    The United States Trustee Program (Program) is seeking experienced attorney applicants for the position of Assistant United States Trustee for the Miami, FL.

    The Program is a litigating component of the U.S. Department of Justice responsible for overseeing nearly all bankruptcy cases filed in federal bankruptcy courts across the United States – including chapter 7 and 13 cases filed by consumer debtors, chapter 12 cases filed by family farmers or fishermen, and complex chapter 11 reorganization proceedings. The Program’s mission is to promote the integrity and efficiency of the nation’s bankruptcy system for the benefit of all stakeholders – debtors, creditors, and the American public. The Program was established by Congress more than 30 years ago to act as the “watchdog” of the bankruptcy system, with a headquarters in Washington, DC, led by a Director; 21 Regions managed by United States Trustees; and 90 field offices in 44 states each, managed by an Assistant United States Trustee.

    The Program is the only participant in the bankruptcy process uniquely positioned to address multijurisdictional misconduct or other issues of national scope that give rise to systemic fraud and abuse, while also effectively combatting local matters affecting the integrity of the bankruptcy system. In FY 2018, the Program took more than 30,000 actions, in and out of court, for a potential monetary impact of $2.8 billion; participated in approximately 100 appeals; and made more than 2,200 criminal referrals to our federal law enforcement partners. In addition, the Program appoints and supervises approximately 1,300 private trustees who distribute about $10 billion annually; approves credit counselors and financial education providers; and determines whether consumer debtors qualify for chapter 7 relief under the means test. In chapter 11 cases, the Program appoints trustees and examiners, when ordered, and official committees and litigates a broad range of issues enforcing the Code and seeking to hold management and professionals accountable.

    For more information about the United States Trustee Program, visit the Program’s web site at https://www.justice.gov/ust. For more information about the Miami, FL, field office, visit the web site at https://www.justice.gov/ust-regions-r21/region-21-southern-district-florida. Miami information can be found at https://www.miamidade.gov/global/home.page.

    Our office places a high value on diversity of experiences and perspectives and encourages applications from all qualified men and women from all ethnic and racial backgrounds, veterans, LGBT individuals, and persons with disabilities.

    Job Description: 

    The Program is seeking experienced attorney applicants for the position of Assistant United States Trustee to lead and manage the Miami, Florida, field office that oversees bankruptcy cases filed Miami, FL.

    As the Assistant United States Trustee, the typical duties include the following:

    • Manage and oversee the administration of the field office, including all bankruptcy cases filed in the judicial district served by the office;
    • Advise and partner with the Executive Office and the United States Trustee on policy questions, legal issues of national importance arising in cases, and other significant matters to enhance the Program’s mission locally, and help develop and implement policies and strategies designed to faithfully execute a uniform application of bankruptcy law;
    • Supervise and manage a staff of trial attorneys, auditors, paralegals, and support staff, including assigning and monitoring work at the office and regional level in accordance with principles of shared staffing and functional consolidation;
    • Oversee and assist in difficult, complex, or precedent-setting bankruptcy cases and in developing and implementing civil enforcement and litigation strategies to address fraud and abuse identified in bankruptcy cases;
    • Carry a caseload of civil enforcement, chapter 11, and trustee oversight matters;
    • Participate or provide oversight in all appellate matters before the Bankruptcy Court Appellate Panel (if applicable), the United States District Court, and the United States Courts of Appeal;
    • Appoint and supervise all private trustees who administer bankruptcy cases filed under chapter 7, 13, and 12 of the Bankruptcy Code;
    • Provide outreach to other interested constituents and those involved in the bankruptcy systems such as the bankruptcy court, the bar, other federal and state agencies, including public speaking and conducting training, as appropriate;
    • Work with the Program’s federal and state law enforcement partners to report criminal activity identified through bankruptcy case oversight; and,
    • Work on other national projects and priorities as assigned.


    Required Qualifications: Applicants must demonstrate excellent academic and professional credentials, superior oral and written communication skills, good judgment, and the ability to function with minimal guidance in a demanding legal environment. Further, an applicant must have a J.D. degree from an accredited law school, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction) in good standing, have at least five (5) years post-J.D. professional legal or other relevant experience advocating on behalf of clients, interpreting, or applying provisions of the United States Bankruptcy Code, the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, and related laws, rules, and regulations that arise in bankruptcy cases.

    Preferred Qualifications: In addition to the required qualifications listed above, the ideal candidate will have:

    • Three or more years’ experience in management and personnel supervision;
    • A demonstrated record of analyzing complex legal problems, interpreting statutory provisions, developing litigation strategies, and superior trial practice skills;
    • Have outstanding organizational skills and the ability to address a broad array of issues arising in a large volume of cases;
    • The ability to accurately and precisely articulate the critical issues in a wide variety of cases and projects;
    • The ability to set, manage, and balance diverse, evolving, and challenging projects and priorities;
    • Demonstrated initiative and creativity;
    • Strong information technology skills, including using data bases and IT systems to manage work;
    • Experience working with or for federal agencies; and,
    • A commitment to the highest ethical and professional standards.

    Applicants must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this vacancy announcement.

    If selected for this position, you will be required to provide official proof of J.D. Degree and Bar Membership (including certification of good standing) before a firm job offer is extended.


    This position is on the AD pay scale, is a full-time and permanent position, and the possible current salary range is $106,595 to $163,900 per annum. Years and type of experience will determine the appropriate salary level.


    Periodic travel is required throughout the district, the region, and the country, depending on work assignments and for training.

    Application Process: 

    This vacancy announcement is open to ALL U.S. CITIZENS

    To apply, interested candidates must submit as one PDF document:

    • A cover letter that highlights the applicant’s interest in the position, and addresses in detail how all qualifications are met;
    • A current resume that details months and years of education and employment, and states the month and year of earliest bar admission;
    • A short writing sample or part of a longer writing sample (not to exceed ten pages), which should be exclusively or primarily the applicant’s work and should include legal analysis;
    • DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (Member 4 copy) (if applicable);
    • If you are a current or former Federal employee, most recent (non-award) SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action;
    • CTAP/ICTAP documentation, (if applicable); and,
    • Schedule (A) documentation, (if applicable).

    Email the document to: ustp.employment@usdoj.gov with the subject line AUST-Miami-11-2019.

    Application Deadline: 

    Friday, November 29, 2019

    Relocation Expenses: 

    Relocation expenses may be authorized to current USTP employees only, based on USTP policy.

    Number of Positions: 


    Updated October 30, 2019

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    Department Policies

    Equal Employment Opportunity:  The U.S. Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer.  Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, disability (physical or mental), age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected genetic information, pregnancy, status as a parent, or any other nonmerit-based factor.  The Department of Justice welcomes and encourages applications from persons with physical and mental disabilities. The Department is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Department of Justice. For more information, please review our full EEO Statement.

    Reasonable Accommodations:  This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency.  Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    Outreach and Recruitment for Qualified Applicants with Disabilities:  The Department encourages qualified applicants with disabilities, including individuals with targeted/severe disabilities to apply in response to posted vacancy announcements.  Qualified applicants with targeted/severe disabilities may be eligible for direct hire, non-competitive appointment under Schedule A (5 C.F.R. § 213.3102(u)) hiring authority.  Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact one of the Department’s Disability Points of Contact (DPOC) to express an interest in being considered for a position. See list of DPOCs.   

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  • Friday, November 01, 2019 11:33 AM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

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    Assistant Legal Counsel

    Job Details

    Job Family

    ADMIN - Professional Exempt Contractual (PEC)




    $97,868- $122,335


    Department of Legal Affairs

    Reports To

    General Counsel

    Closing Date

    Open Until Filled

    FLSA Status

    Exempt - Not Eligible for Overtime Compensation

    First Review Date

    November 13, 2019

    Job Summary

    The Assistant Legal Counsel provides legal services college-wide as assigned by the General Counsel and provides support to the Legal Affairs department. This is a Professional Exempt Contractual (PEC) position for which an annual contract reflecting the base salary within the fiscal year (July 1st to June 30th) will be issued after ratification by Miami Dade College’s District Board of Trustees. 

    Duties & Responsibilities

    • Reviews, negotiates, and drafts contracts, leases and lease purchase agreements, memorandums and articulation agreements, and other written instruments
    • Drafts, maintains, and updates college-wide contract templates as needed or as required by law
    • Drafts legal documents and memoranda in collaboration with College administrators
    • Receives, reviews, and tracks inquiries regarding contracts, memorandums, agreements, and other legal matters pertaining to the operation of the College
    • Performs legal research, provides legal opinions, and such other assignments as directed by the General Counsel
    • Provides a high  level of professional legal service by representing and advising College on a broad range of legal areas of a nature and volume consistent with that expected within a large, metropolitan, public educational institution
    • Works with outside counsel as required in order to resolve legal assignments
    • Works with College’s Human Resources department in the resolution of employee issues as assigned by the General Counsel
    • Performs other duties as assigned

    Minimum Requirements

    • Juris Doctorate degree from an ABA accredited law school and possess membership in good standing with the Florida Bar with a minimum of five (5) years of legal experience as a licensed attorney
    • All degrees must be from a regionally accredited institution
    • Knowledge and understanding of College organization, goals and objectives, and policies and procedures
    • Knowledge of applicable Local, State and Federal laws and regulations
    • Knowledge of education law, public contracts rules and regulations, and various other areas of law including public records, technology, construction, employment, and real estate
    • Knowledge of contract development
    • Knowledge of Microsoft office software and specific computer programs related to legal research
    • Exceptional oral and written communication skills
    • Strong negotiation and legal drafting skills
    • Skill in completing assignments accurately and with attention to detail
    • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community
    • Ability to effectively present information to administrators, directors, employees, and the general public
    • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret legal opinions, general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations
    • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from employees, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community
    • Ability to coordinate with and manage outside counsels
    • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, under heavy work load, and work well under limited time constraints
    • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
    • Ability to work in a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural environment with students, faculty, and staff

    Please apply here.

  • Wednesday, October 30, 2019 3:04 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    Wilson Elser

    General Liability Associate Attorney

    10/29/19 Miami, FL

    Wilson Elser's Miami office is looking for a General Liability Associate Attorney to join a team of exceptional professionals in a collaborative environment to represent sophisticated clients confronted with complex legal challenges. 

    This is an excellent opportunity for attorneys looking to take on engaging, substantive responsibilities as part of a commercial litigation team within a national firm. 

    The FirmWilson Elser is a full-service and leading defense litigation law firm who faithfully serves our clients with more than 800 attorneys, across 39 offices in the United States and one in London. Founded in 1978, we rank among the top 200 law firms identified by The American Lawyer and 53rd in The National Law Journal's survey of the nation's largest law firms.

    The Position

    • JD from an accredited Law School
    • Must be admitted to practice in the state of Florida
    • 2+ years of General Liability experience
    • Experience with Negligent Security and Premises Liability
    • Excellent legal writing skills; appellate experience a plus
    • Legal project management experience is helpful


    • Independently manage a litigation caseload, working cases from beginning to end
    • Work closely with other attorneys and Partners on legal projects
    • Regularly handle court appearances and depositions
    • Communicate with clients and provide status reports

    Why Should You Apply?

    • Excellent Benefits
    • Professional development programs including in-house CLE and National Attorney Training
    • Generous PTO plan 
    • Excellent growth and advancement opportunities
    • Corporate Discount Plans
    • Flexible work space environment

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

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

    Apply Online

  • Thursday, October 10, 2019 8:58 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)
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    Job Title: Staff Attorneys, Northeast Regional Office
    Job Location: New York, NY
    Job Type: Full-time
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description: Earthjustice is accepting applications for two Staff Attorneys to join our Northeast Regional team. Both staff attorneys will play leading roles in our office’s litigation and other advocacy efforts to safeguard the health and environment of the Northeast Region and its communities. One of the Staff Attorney positions will initially focus on the office’s climate and energy docket.

    Earthjustice is the nation’s premier nonprofit environmental law organization. We have approximately 140 attorneys working in fourteen regional offices around the country. Founded in 1971, we have a distinguished track record of using litigation and legal advocacy to achieve lasting environmental progress. 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 tackle the critical environmental issues of our time, and bring about positive change. We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.

    Earthjustice’s Staff Attorneys are experienced attorneys who develop, file, and litigate cases on behalf of our clients that align with the programmatic goals and regional needs of the office in which they work. We compensate our Staff Attorneys in lockstep based on their geography and years of legal experience; some have as few as six years of litigation experience and others have been with us for decades, and many are nationally-recognized leaders in their fields.

    Earthjustice’s Northeast Regional team is based in New York City. The team focuses on carrying out Earthjustice’s mission in the Northeast Region and beyond to address climate change and protect environmental health. In recent years, Staff Attorneys from the office have secured victories that led to a state-level ban on fracking, won a groundbreaking lawsuit requiring EPA to improve its dust lead hazard standards, prevailed in a legal challenge to a weak state water permit for industrial dairies, and obtained an order requiring EPA to timely rule on discrimination complaints after it had ignored some for decades. Attorneys in the office currently are pursuing a wide range of cases to leverage the momentum in the region to slash greenhouse emissions by stopping the development of costly and dangerous fossil fuel infrastructure and pushing for an equitable transition to a zero-emissions future. The Northeast regional team also is fighting to protect the health of local communities from threats such as dangerous chemicals in drinking water, lead in household dust, and air pollution from incinerators and gas plants. In partnership with environmental and social justice groups, the team seeks to further develop its representation of communities to better serve overburdened populations in the Northeast region. The Office also has increased its New York State legislative advocacy efforts.

    We expect the Staff Attorneys we hire for this position to play a leading role developing and litigating cases and seeking regional legislative opportunities to further the Office’s work. Both Staff Attorneys will play an integral part in shaping the Northeast Office’s strategic plan for fulfilling our regional mission. Both Staff Attorneys also will play an important part in helping our less-experienced attorneys and professional staff grow and develop in their careers.

    The Staff Attorneys’ time will be spent on substantive case/matter work (70%), supervision/mentoring (20%), and administrative tasks (10%).


    Develop cases and legal advocacy strategies to support organization and office goals.
    Litigate cases from beginning to end, taking the lead on all aspects of litigation.
    Work with Earthjustice lobbyists and coalition partners to advance legislative and other advocacy strategies.
    Supervise the work of associate attorneys, interns, and litigation assistants.
    Cultivate new allies and engage in partnerships with and representation of community groups.
    Collaborate and manage relationships with co-counsel, clients, and coalition partners.
    Serve as spokesperson for Earthjustice and, where appropriate, clients.
    Work collaboratively and effectively with colleagues throughout Earthjustice, including Litigation, Communications, Development, and Policy and Legislation.

    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.
    Job Requirements: Law school graduate admitted, or willing to apply for admission, to the New York State Bar.
    At least seven years of litigation experience, including top-notch legal research, writing and oral advocacy skills.
    The ideal candidate will have experience working with community groups, including those representing communities of color, low-income communities, and environmental justice communities.
    For the climate and energy-focused position, knowledge and experience in energy and climate law is preferred, but not required.
    Initiative, good judgment, and a strong work ethic.
    A commitment to public interest work and a passion for Earthjustice’s mission.
    Ability to work both independently and in collaboration with others.
    Demonstrated awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds and orientations.
    Commitment to help create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce and culture that encourages and celebrates differences.
    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.

    Salary is based on number of years of litigation experience and location.
    Salary range in New York, NY: $145,000+
    How to Apply Interested candidates should submit a:

    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, that primarily reflects your work
    List of three professional references
    Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

    Click here to apply: https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=oCl3afwU&s=Gwen_S._Cherry_Black_Women_Lawyers_Association

    Please reach out to jobs@earthjustice.org if you are having technical difficulties submitting your application. No phone calls, drop-ins, or hard copies.
    Closing Date

    Jan 01, 2020

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