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  • Friday, April 01, 2022 11:44 AM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)

    Senior Attorney – Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. Health, and Income Maintenance Unit 

    Full-time Exempt Position 

    Legal Services of Greater Miami and its 30 lawyers have provided legal representation to low-income communities for 56 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 seeking a full-time Florida licensed attorney with a minimum of 5-years’ experience to work in its Health and Income Maintenance Unit. In addition to the essential functions and responsibilities of a Staff Attorney, the Senior Attorney is responsible for assisting the Advocacy Director of the assigned Unit in the development, supervision, leadership, and substantive advocacy of the Unit. The Senior Attorney is the back up to the Advocacy Director, performs all Advocacy Director duties in the absence of the Advocacy Director, and is a member of management. The Senior Attorney performs some or all of the following responsibilities as determined by the Advocacy Director based on the needs of the Unit. 

    Assist Advocacy Director with day-to-day Unit operations by supervising assigned Unit staff; providing clear, meaningful instructions to casehandlers and law clerks regarding case handling and intake-related questions; reviewing advice-only intake cases; and resolving conflicts. 

    Conduct administrative duties as needed, including but not limited to preparing intake schedules. 

    Effectively and efficiently run case review as requested, making appropriate case acceptance decisions. 

    Assist Advocacy Director to ensure compliance with all grants and contracts assigned to the Unit. 

    Direct Unit projects, including coordination of the development and implementation of projects, and providing guidance and instruction to staff assigned to oversee projects, so as to deliver high quality services and achieve project goals in a timely manner. 

    Identify cross-Unit issues, and cooperatively work with other Units to meet the legal needs of clients. 

    Assist Advocacy Director lead the Unit in developing strategies for the delivery of creative, effective advocacy. 

    A minimum of 2-years’ experience in supervising staff with general knowledge of public benefits; healthcare litigation a plus. 

    • Co-counsel cases with Unit members. 

     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 (15 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. 

    Apply for the Senior Attorney position – Health and Income Maintenance Unit using the link below: 

    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. 

    LSGMI Senior Attorney Job Ad.pdf

  • Wednesday, March 30, 2022 9:59 AM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)

    Staff Attorney – Legal Services of Greater Miami Tenants’ Rights Unit – District 5 Eviction Defense Project 

    1-3 years of experience (newly admitted attorneys will also be considered) 

    Full-time Salary Range: $60,000.00 To 62,000.00 Annually 

    Legal Services of Greater Miami and its 30 lawyers have provided legal representation to low-income communities for over 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 recently received funding from Miami-Dade County Commissioner Eileen Higgins to represent tenants facing eviction who live in Commission District 5. 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 County. This position will serve as a model for expanded legal representation in the County for tenants facing eviction. 

    This attorney would represent tenants living in Commission District 5 who are facing eviction from their home. The attorney would be responsible for their own caseload and the attorney’s duties will include interviewing clients, drafting pleadings, conducting depositions, negotiating with opposing parties, assisting with rental assistance applications, and representing tenants in court. Because evictions have short deadlines, this project involves fast-paced litigation, often responding to emergencies, and requires significant negotiation skills. 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), 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 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.

    Apply for Staff Attorney – Tenants’ Rights Unit District 5 Eviction Defense Project using the link below: 

    Click Here to Apply

    NEW Tenant's Rights Attorney Position .pdf

  • Thursday, March 10, 2022 12:02 PM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)

    Wilson Elser's NYC Midtown office currently seeks a Professional Liability Associate Attorney.

    This is an excellent opportunity for an attorney looking to take on an engaging role defending attorneys, brokers, engineers and various other professionals in State and Federal Court.

    The Firm
    Wilson Elser is a full-service and leading defense litigation law firm who faithfully serves our clients with more than 800 attorneys, across 40 offices in the United States and one in London. Founded in 1978, we rank among the top 200 law firms identified by The American Lawyer and 53rd in The National Law Journal's survey of the nation's largest law firms.

    The Position

    Qualifications

    ·        JD from an accredited Law School

    ·        Must be admitted to practice in the State of New York

    ·        2+ years of litigation experience

    ·        Experience with professional liability is a plus

    ·        Excellent legal writing skills

     

    Responsibilities

    ·        Independently manage a litigation caseload, working cases from beginning to end

    ·        Regularly handle court appearances and depositions

    ·        Direct communication with clients

     

    Why Should You Apply?

    ·        Excellent Benefits including a 401k match

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

    ·        Generous PTO plan

    ·        Excellent growth and advancement opportunities

    ·        Corporate Discount Plans

     

    Interested?
    Wilson Elser is a firm who focuses their commitment to both their clients and you! Please consider joining our team by applying online or sending your credentials to 
    AttorneyRecruiting@wilsonelser.com and putting "NYC Professional 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.

  • Thursday, March 10, 2022 12:01 PM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)


    Job Title: Assistant General Counsel
    Job Location: 255 Greenwich Street, New York, NY 10007
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: $ 75,000.00 - $ 81,095.00 (Annual)
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description: The Mayor's Office of Contract Services (MOCS) is a New York City oversight and service agency that manages procurement citywide, from planning and release of agency solicitations to payment of vendors. Annually, agencies procure billions in products and services from a diverse pool of vendors that represent various industries. MOCS therefore aims to ensure that the procurement process remains fair, transparent, efficient and cost-effective.
    MOCS makes it easier to do business through use of end-to-end technology tools, increases transparency by publication of enriched data and hosting public hearings, and strengthens procurement operations by providing direct assistance and resources to all stakeholders. MOCS also partners with agencies and vendors to identify areas for policy reform, resulting in ongoing process improvement to reduce administrative burdens and increase the positive impact of services on communities. The MOCS Director serves as the City Chief Procurement Officer.
    Under the direction of the General Counsel, with latitude for the exercise of independent judgment, the Assistant General Counsel is responsible for assisting with legal and policy projects of the office; providing legal advice to the City Chief Procurement Officer (CCPO) and other MOCS and agency staff. Principal duties and responsibilities are as follows:
    -Providing legal advice and analysis to the CCPO, General Counsel, and agency contracting personnel on the City’s procurement rules and processes with a focus on integration into and development of the City’s PASSPort system;
    -Providing legal advice on a broad range of procurement-related matters, including but not limited to procurement innovation and vendor integrity information and processes, vendor appeals, FOIL requests and pending legislation;
    -Drafting of: memoranda of policy and procedure; guidelines for implementation of new legislation; non-responsibility determinations; agency contracts, public testimony for public hearings, and corrective action plans;
    -Representing the CCPO/MOCS in connection with various interagency task forces, working groups, and the City’s Contract Dispute Resolution Board;
    -Assisting in the resolution of disputes regarding contract registration issues, vendor protests and audit findings with the Office of the Comptroller; drafting and reviewing responses to audit findings;
    -Assisting agencies with compliance with various local laws, rules and regulations; and
    -Training agency personnel on procurement-related matters.
    Job Requirements:
    -Admission to the New York State Bar; and
    -One year of satisfactory United States legal experience subsequent to admission to any state bar.
    Incumbents must remain Members of the New York State Bar in good standing for the duration of this employment.
    How to Apply External Applicants, please go to www.nyc.gov/jobs and search for Job ID#:504903
    Current City Employees, please go to www.nyc.gov/ess and search for Job ID#: 504903
    Closing Date Jun 01, 2022
  • Thursday, March 10, 2022 11:52 AM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)

    Universal Insurance Holdings

    It's fun to work in a company where people truly BELIEVE in what they're doing!

    We're committed to bringing passion and customer focus to the business.

    Associate General Counsel- First Party Defense

    Florida’s largest private insurance carrier is seeking a highly motivated and skilled Attorney to add to its Litigation Department. The position will require counsel to independently manage an active caseload, including litigating all aspects of first-party insurance cases up to and through trial throughout the State of Florida.

    The following are the usual, basic and essential functions of the position. These functions are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.

    Essential Job Functions

    • Independently handle first-party insurance lawsuits from inception through trial/resolution
    • Demonstrate exceptional legal research and writing skills
    • Draft substantive pleadings, motions, briefs, discovery and other necessary legal documents
    • Conduct examinations under oath
    • Independently evaluate and identify potential exposure and risks associated with independent cases
    • Maintain a leadership role within the Litigation Department, including collaborating with litigation adjusters, administrative personnel and claims personnel with the goal of obtaining identified goals
    • Provide leadership through mentoring legal support staff
    • Supervise special projects to accomplish company goals
    • Fully and effectively utilize available technology
    • Timely complete required litigation and administrative tasks
    • Travel throughout the state as required to meet business needs
       

      Required Knowledge, Skills & Ability

    • Minimum 5 years’ experience
    • Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school
    • Licensed in Florida and a member in good standing.
    • Exceptional research and writing skills
    • Experience in conducting depositions and examinations under oath
    • Experience in all phases of litigation and trial
       

      Benefits

    • Industry leading medical, dental and vision insurance plan
    • 401(k) Retirement Plan with a company match of 100%  on up to 5% of compensation (match is fully-vested immediately)
    • Generous PTO policy
    • Eligible for performance based bonuses

    Universal Insurance Holdings, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider the best qualified individuals available, without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local law.

    By submitting your resume for this position, you understand and agree that Universal Insurance Holdings, Inc., may share your resume, as well as any other related personal information or documentation you provide, with its subsidiaries and affiliated companies for the purpose of considering you for other available positions.

  • Tuesday, March 01, 2022 11:50 PM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)


    Job Title: Business Litigation Attorney
    Job Location: Washington, D.C. (Metro Center), Dist. Columbia, United States
    Job Type: Full-time
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description: Headquartered in downtown, Washington, DC, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) is a nationally recognized and respected organization with over 15,000 attorney members who practice and teach immigration law. For our membership, we provide advocacy, continuing legal education, practice resources, professional services, and expertise.
    Founded in 1946, AILA's mission is to promote justice, advocate for fair and reasonable immigration law and policy, advance the quality of immigration and nationality law and practice, and enhance the professional development of its members. To learn more about our organization, please visit www.aila.org.
    DEPARTMENT SUMMARY
    The Government Relations team advocates for immigration-related legislative, regulatory, and policy reforms before Congress and the executive branch, consistent with AILA's principles and priorities. The Government Relations team tracks the development of law, policy and practice and prepares and shares resources and information with AILA members.
    THE OPPORTUNITY
    The Business Litigation Attorney will work closely with the American Immigration Council and AILA's high-impact litigation committee to develop, file, and oversee federal litigation and other legal strategies for AILA. This role will require an experienced attorney to lead a national effort to challenge current Federal policies and practices on employment-based immigration issues. The role may also, at times, handle other immigration issues, such as challenges to family-based immigration and student visa policies and practices. The focus will be on impact litigation on issues in the business/employment-based immigration field. The Business Litigation Attorney will draft and review pleadings and may be required to appear in court. The Business Litigation Attorney works to implement AILA's mission by promoting greater accountability and transparency in the immigration realm through litigation and advocacy.
    The Business Litigation Attorney will help lead AILA's employment-based immigration litigation efforts through collaborative work with AILA staff, the American Immigration Council staff, AILA members, other litigators, coalition partners, and open government organizations.
    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
    • Collaborate and coordinate with the American Immigration Council and serve as a strategic thought partner. This role is the staff contact for the AILA High Impact Litigation Committee, to explore and, where appropriate, undertake affirmative federal court litigation to challenge problematic or improper federal and agency policies and practices.
    • Create and implement systems for monitoring and keeping AILA members aware of ongoing business immigration cases.
    • Assist with fact investigation and collection of declarations and other evidence in conjunction with federal court litigation.
    • Build relationships with key AILA and American Immigration Council stakeholders in the employment-based immigration community to further litigation opportunities.
    • Prepare and deliver public presentations and written publications on litigation issues and opportunities.
    • Prepare practice materials and litigation resources to immigration practitioners and mentor AILA members pursuing their own litigation efforts.
    • Provide legal assessment to the AILA amicus committee and Council legal department on business-related amicus briefs. May contribute research and writing such briefs.
    • Support AILA and the American Immigration Council's administrative and legislative advocacy related to business immigration issues.
    Job Requirements: • REQUIRED EDUCATION AND TRAINING
    • Juris Doctorate (J.D.) degree. At least 7 years of experience as a practicing attorney, which includes 3-5 years of Federal court litigation experience, with an emphasis on Administrative Procedure Act litigation. A specific focus on employment-based immigration law is preferred. Exposure to the government or non-profit settings is a plus.
    • OTHER REQUIREMENTS (e.g., language requirement, license requirement, certifications)
    • Membership in good standing in at least one state bar, with a preference for D.C.
    • PHYSICAL / MENTAL / ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS
    • Requires sitting at a desk for extended periods of time; walking and standing for extended periods of time throughout the workday; use of a PC workstation for extended hours; lifting up to 20 pounds, and verbal communications with others. Occasional travel. Extended hours, including evening and weekends as needed.
    • OUR WORKPLACE
    • We offer a dynamic and collaborative work environment with a competitive compensation package based on your experience and qualifications. Our generous benefits include 100% of an employee's Medical/Rx, Dental, and Vision premiums, as well as contributions towards dependents' premiums; a 401(k) with up to 3% matching contribution upon enrollment, employer-paid disability and life insurance, commuter subsidy, and on-site fitness room. In addition, we provide employees with flexible scheduling and telecommuting options and plenty of time away from the office to bolster creativity and recharge. Added perks: eight-week paid parental leave and a four-week sabbatical every tenth year of service.
    • Statement on Diversity:
    • The American Immigration Lawyers Association ("AILA") is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to treating all applicants and employees without regard to unlawful considerations of race, religious creed, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics), genetic information, military and veterans status, citizenship and immigration status, or any other classification protected by applicable local, state, or federal laws. This equal employment opportunity commitment applies to all aspects of employment, including but not limited to, advertising, recruiting, hiring, job assignment, compensation, promotion, demotion, benefits, training, discipline, and termination.
    • AILA believes that diversity is a strength. AILA is committed to being a safe, respectful, and inclusive space, where a broad range of viewpoints and experiences are encouraged and every member of its staff and board is given the opportunity to thrive.
    • Direct hire only – NO recruiters (mail, email, fax or phone).

    Apply here: https://www.click2apply.net/xWayrrS2JyxxjUBoyixE8R
    PI166390112
    How to Apply Apply Online
    Closing Date Mar 28, 2022
  • Tuesday, March 01, 2022 11:49 PM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)


    Job Title: Senior Attorney, Biodiversity Defense Program
    Job Location: San Franscico, CA and other locations
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: Compensation is based on experience and location.
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description:
    The Biodiversity Defense Program of Earthjustice is seeking a Senior Attorney to join our team of lawyers and advocates who work to stem the growing crisis of biodiversity loss. This role will be responsible for developing, filing, and litigating cases that advance a nationwide advocacy campaign to protect and preserve our remaining biodiversity, with a potential subject-matter focus ranging from insect pollinators to grizzly bears. The position may be based in our Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Bozeman, Denver, Chicago, New York, Washington, DC, Miami or Tallahassee offices. If compelling circumstances warrant, a remote work location may also be considered. Because the Biodiversity Defense Program has a nationwide focus, this position may entail occasional travel. The position is available immediately.  
    Earthjustice is the premier nonprofit environmental law organization. We take on the biggest, most precedent-setting cases across the country. We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health; to preserve magnificent places and wildlife; to advance clean energy; and to combat climate change. We partner with thousands of groups to engage on the critical environmental issues of our time and bring about positive change. We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.
    Founded in 1971, Earthjustice has a distinguished track record of achieving significant, lasting environmental protections. We achieve this by hiring people who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment. Our headquarters are in San Francisco with offices in Anchorage, Bozeman, Chicago, Denver, Honolulu, Juneau, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Seattle, Tallahassee, and Washington, DC.
    Earthjustice launched a new Biodiversity Defense Program in the summer of 2021 to build upon our 50-year legacy of protecting wildlife species and their habitat by focusing renewed attention on the biggest drivers of biodiversity loss, including habitat destruction and over-exploitation of wildlife. The program’s work is bringing Earthjustice’s strategic, collaborative, and hard-hitting approach to environmental protection into new geographies and issues. In addition, because this work is immense and intersectional, a key piece of this program’s strategy is partnering with our 14 regional offices and programs to add litigation and policy knowledge to their work and to build new partnerships. Further, we aim to advance policies to protect habitat critical to the survival of species, such as a national plan to permanently protect America’s carbon-dense and biodiverse old-growth forests, reform of the federal oil and gas leasing program, and promulgation of regulations to implement the Endangered Species Act. The Biodiversity Defense Program currently consists of a Managing Attorney, two Senior Attorneys, an Associate Attorney, and a Litigation Assistant.
    Our practice increasingly emphasizes a mentorship culture for staff at all levels, and we expect that every Senior Attorney will help nurture the development of early-career attorneys and other staff. Senior Attorneys also supervise Associate Attorneys and Litigation Assistants in connection with their work on particular projects and will be asked to serve as the formal supervisor for one or more team members. 
    Due to Covid-19, Earthjustice staff are temporarily working remotely from approved locations until offices reopen April 27, 2022.
    Responsibilities
    Develop new cases in a strategic fashion; conduct factual investigations; develop legal theories; draft pleadings and briefs; and otherwise manage new and existing cases within state and federal courts and administrative agencies.
    Litigate cases from beginning to end, performing all aspects of litigation.
    Develop and maintain partnerships with clients, allies, and coalition partners in litigation and other advocacy.
    Collaborate in team problem solving, litigation strategy, and project management.
    Manage relationships with co-counsel, clients, and coalition partners.
    Supervise the work of Associate Attorneys, Litigation Assistants, and Law Clerks.
    Integrate communications and legislative advocacy into litigation and other legal strategies, working effectively with other departments within Earthjustice, including Communications, Development, and Policy and Legislation.
    Support efforts to ensure a diverse, equitable and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.
    Train and mentor Associate Attorneys, including by building their skills in the course of legal advocacy.
    Job Requirements: Qualifications
    Admitted to, or willing to apply for admission to, the bar association of the jurisdiction where the position is located.
    At least six years of litigation experience, with experience in the role of lead trial or appellate counsel.
    Demonstrated ability to effectively litigate complex cases—including the full range of litigation tasks, such as factual investigation, legal research, drafting of pleadings and briefing, and courtroom advocacy. Experience and skills with discovery, witness examination, and other aspects of trial practice will be considered a plus but are not essential. However, a willingness and enthusiasm to learn new skills as needed for effective litigation advocacy are essential.
    Excellent research, analytic, writing and communication skills.
    Experience collaborating with diverse allies and partners in advocacy work.
    Strong and demonstrated work ethic, initiative, and sound judgment.
    Ability and willingness to travel as needed for casework, court appearances, and other advocacy needs.
    Contributes to the creation of a diverse, equitable and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.
    Commitment to public interest work and a passion for the role of Earthjustice and its mission, including a desire to fight for the right of all to a healthy environment.
    Willingness and ability to effectively supervise and intentionally mentor early career staff in connection with litigation and advocacy projects, and to help foster an inclusive and nurturing work environment
    We offer a mission- and employee-focused work environment and a competitive compensation package, including excellent benefits. Earthjustice is an equal opportunity employer and highly values diversity.
    Compensation is based on experience and location.
    New York, NY or San Francisco, CA: $159,100+
    Chicago, IL, Los Angeles, CA, Seattle, WA, or Washington, D.C.: $151,100+
    Denver, CO: $143,200+
    Bozeman, MT, Miami, FL, or Tallahassee, FL: $135,200+ 
    How to Apply Interested applicants should submit via Jobvite:
    Resume
    One to two page cover letter explaining your interest in this position and the skills you would bring to it.
    Writing sample, preferably a legal brief or memorandum you have written.
    Law school transcript.
    List of three references.
    Click here to apply: https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=oX5iifwm&s=Gwen_S._Cherry_Black_Women_Lawyers_Association
    Preference will be given to candidates who apply by March 13, 2022. After that, applications may be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. 
    For litigators and advocates committed to saving the planet and the people who depend on it, Senior Attorney at Earthjustice is the best job on the planet. Learn more about our Senior Attorney careers and work online here: https://earthjustice.org/about/jobs/senior-attorney
    Please reach out to jobs@earthjustice.org if you are having technical difficulties submitting your application. No phone calls, drop-ins, or hard copies.
    Earthjustice is driven by a passion for justice, partnership and excellence. Our core values lead us to seek a broad range of perspectives and backgrounds to achieve our mission and to maintain an inclusive environment where all staff are valued and respected. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to employment practices that ensure that employees and applicants for employment are given equal opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the position.
    For positions located within the City and County of San Francisco: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
    For positions located within the City of Los Angeles: We will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.
    Closing Date Mar 31, 2022
  • Tuesday, March 01, 2022 11:48 PM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)


    Job Title: Associate Attorney, Rocky Mountain Office
    Job Location: Denver, CO
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: $78,700 - $89,300
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description: The Rocky Mountain Office of Earthjustice, located in Denver, Colorado, is seeking qualified applicants for an Associate Attorney position to begin work in June or September of 2022. The Rocky Mountain Office’s work primarily involves (1) protecting public lands and wildlife from fracking, mining, and other threats; (2) quickly shifting Colorado and nearby states from dirty to clean energy; and (3) protecting communities disproportionately impacted by pollution and other environmental harms. This Associate position will work on all types of cases in the Rocky Mountain Office. The Rocky Mountain Office has eleven litigating attorneys, not including this position. Our goal is to produce the highest quality legal work in a diverse, inclusive, supportive, and collegial environment. 
    The Associate Attorney position is a three-year position with the opportunity for extension. Earthjustice’s Associate Attorney program is designed to help attorneys who are in the early stages of their careers develop into thoughtful, professional, and effective advocates skilled in the various phases of public interest litigation. As Associate Attorneys gain experience, they gradually take on more independent responsibility for their cases but work throughout their tenure under the supervision of Senior Attorneys, the Deputy Managing Attorney, and the Managing Attorney. Many Associates have gone on to other positions within Earthjustice and with other public interest organizations. 
    Earthjustice is the premier nonprofit environmental law organization. We take on the biggest, most precedent-setting cases across the country. We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health; to preserve magnificent places and wildlife; to advance clean energy; and to combat climate change. We partner with thousands of groups, individuals, and communities to engage the critical environmental issues of our time and bring about positive change. We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.
    Founded in 1971, Earthjustice has a distinguished track record of achieving significant, lasting environmental protections. We achieve this by hiring people who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment. Our headquarters are in San Francisco with offices in Anchorage, Juneau, Los Angeles, Chicago, Tallahassee, Honolulu, New York, Philadelphia, Denver, Seattle, Bozeman, Miami and Washington, D.C.
    The Rocky Mountain office is located in the heart of downtown Denver near the federal and state courthouses, public transportation, and the vibrant LoDo, RiNo and Capitol Hill neighborhoods. We are a bike-friendly office, located near many of Denver’s bike paths.
    Due to COVID-19, Earthjustice staff are currently working remotely from approved locations.
    Responsibilities:
    Work closely with Earthjustice attorneys, scientists, professional staff, and clients to build cases and support policies that serve a diverse set of clients. 
    Participate in the full range of tasks involved in administrative advocacy and complex litigation, including factual investigation, legal research and analysis, memo writing, discovery, briefing, and oral advocacy.
    Interact with clients and work with experts to develop a clear understanding of the facts involved in each case.
    Represent Earthjustice on telephone calls and at meetings with clients, partners, co-counsel, and experts. 
    Develop skills required to serve as spokesperson in media. 
    Assist with hiring and supervision of student law clerks and externs. 
    Job Requirements: Qualifications:
    Law school graduate with 0-3 years of legal experience and admitted to, or willing to apply for admission to, the Colorado State Bar.
    Excellent research, analytic, writing, and communication skills.
    Strong work ethic, good judgment, initiative, and creativity.
    Strong desire to fight for the right of all to a healthy environment.
    Ability to work well independently and in a team-oriented atmosphere.
    Demonstrated awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and orientations.
    Ability and desire to contribute to the creation of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.
    High levels of emotional intelligence.
    We offer a mission- and employee-focused work environment and a competitive compensation package, including excellent benefits. Earthjustice is an equal opportunity employer and highly values diversity.
    Compensation is based on experience and location.
    Salary range in Denver, CO: $78,700 - $89,300
    How to Apply Interested applicants should submit the following via Jobvite:
    Resume.
    One or two page cover letter that addresses each of the following: (1) aspects of your background that are relevant to the qualifications listed above; (2) why you are drawn to Earthjustice’s mission and whether there are particular legal, environmental, or justice issues that inspire you; and (3) how your time at Earthjustice would contribute to your career aspirations.
    Writing sample, preferably a legal brief or memorandum that primarily reflects your work.
    Law school transcript.
    List of three references.
    For this position, we are looking to hire a candidate who is available to start in September 2022. Preference will be given to candidates who apply by March 6, 2022. After that, applications may be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
    Click here to apply: https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=orPyifwQ&s=Gwen_S._Cherry_Black_Women_Lawyers_Association
    Earthjustice brings our associate attorneys on board on a quarterly schedule, during the months of January, April, June, and September.
    Please reach out to jobs@earthjustice.org if you are having technical difficulties submitting your application. No phone calls, drop-ins, or hard copies.
    Earthjustice is driven by a passion for justice, partnership and excellence. Our core values lead us to seek a broad range of perspectives and backgrounds to achieve our mission and to maintain an inclusive environment where all staff are valued and respected. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to employment practices that ensure that employees and applicants for employment are given equal opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the position.
    For positions located within the City and County of San Francisco: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
    For positions located within the City of Los Angeles: We will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.
    Closing Date Mar 31, 2022
  • Tuesday, March 01, 2022 11:47 PM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)


    Job Title: Associate Attorney, Oceans Program
    Job Location: Seattle, WA
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: $83,000-$94,200
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description: Earthjustice’s Oceans Program seeks an Associate Attorney to assist with legal advocacy and litigation. This position will begin between June and September 2022. The position will be based preferably in our Seattle, WA office, although applicants seeking to work in other locations where Earthjustice has an office will also be considered.
    Earthjustice is the premier nonprofit environmental law organization. We take on the biggest, most precedent-setting cases across the country. We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health; to preserve magnificent places and wildlife; to advance clean energy; and to combat climate change. We partner with thousands of groups to engage on the critical environmental issues of our time and bring about positive change. We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.
    Founded in 1971, Earthjustice has a distinguished track record of achieving significant, lasting environmental protections. We achieve this by hiring people who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment. Our headquarters is in San Francisco with offices in Anchorage, Juneau, Los Angeles, Tallahassee, Miami, Honolulu, New York, Philadelphia, Denver, Chicago, Seattle, Bozeman, and Washington, DC.
    Earthjustice’s Oceans Program works to protect oceans and ocean wildlife from threats such as overfishing, oil and gas drilling, and habitat degradation. Our team consists of eight full-time attorneys (including this position) and a litigation paralegal. We litigate cases primarily in federal court aimed at protecting ocean resources in the United States. We also work to protect marine ecosystems and vulnerable species outside our borders by strengthening international provisions in U.S. fisheries management laws and in partnerships with advocates across the globe. The person in this position would work on a mix of domestic and international oceans matters.
    The Associate Attorney position is a three-year position with the opportunity for extension. Many Associates have gone on to other positions within Earthjustice and with other public interest organizations. The Associate Attorney program is designed to help attorneys who are in the early stages of their careers to develop into thoughtful, professional, and effective advocates skilled in the various phases of public interest litigation. As Associate Attorneys gain experience, they gradually take on more independent responsibility for their cases and projects, but Associates work throughout their tenure under the supervision of a Senior Attorney or the Managing Attorney.
    Due to Covid-19, Earthjustice staff are temporarily working remotely from approved locations.
    Responsibilities
    Associate attorneys perform a range of litigation and advocacy-related tasks that can include:
    Work closely with Earthjustice attorneys, professional staff, and international partners to build cases and support policies that serve a diverse set of clients.
    Participate in the full range of tasks involved in administrative advocacy and complex litigation, including factual investigation, legal research, memo writing, briefing, and oral advocacy. 
    Interact with clients and partners, and work with experts to develop a clear understanding of the facts involved in each case and, ultimately, to support our litigation goals.
    Participate in development of parallel strategies to support both domestic and international advocacy
    Represent Earthjustice on telephone calls and at meetings with clients, partners, co-counsel, and experts.
    Develop skills required to serve as spokesperson with print and other media.
    Assist with hiring and supervision of student law clerks.
    Job Requirements: Qualifications
    Law school graduate admitted to, or qualified and willing to apply for admission to the Washington or other relevant state bar.
    0-3 years of post-law school legal experience.
    Ability and commitment 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 oceans as well as the role of Earthjustice and its mission.
    Experience or ability to work in cross-cultural settings.
    Ability and willingness to travel internationally as needed.
    Applicants fluent in in Spanish and/or with experience working in another country or working with international organizations are encouraged to apply.
    We offer a mission- and employee-focused work environment and a competitive compensation package, including excellent benefits. Earthjustice is an equal opportunity employer and highly values diversity.
    Compensation is based on experience and location.
    Salary range in Seattle, WA: $83,000-$94,200
    How to Apply Interested applicants should submit via Jobvite:
    Resume
    One-page cover letter that addresses at least the following subjects: (1) your legal skills; (2) your interest in Earthjustice’s mission and any particular legal, environmental, or social justice issues; and (3) aspects of your background that show competence to work with diverse clients and colleagues.
    Writing sample, preferably a legal brief or memorandum that is either unedited or lightly edited by someone other than you. Please include a cover sheet explaining the extent of editing by someone else.
    Unofficial Law school transcript; and
    List of three professional or academic references.
    Click here: https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=oLVyifwg&s=Gwen_S._Cherry_Black_Women_Lawyers_Association
    For this position, we are looking to hire a candidate who is available to start in June or September 2022. Preference will be given to candidates who apply by March 14, 2022. After that, applications may be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
    Earthjustice brings our associate attorneys on board on a quarterly schedule, during the months of January, April, June, and September.
    Please reach out to jobs@earthjustice.org if you are having technical difficulties submitting your application. No phone calls, drop-ins, or hard copies.
    Earthjustice is driven by a passion for justice, partnership and excellence. Our core values lead us to seek a broad range of perspectives and backgrounds to achieve our mission and to maintain an inclusive environment where all staff are valued and respected. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to employment practices that ensure that employees and applicants for employment are given equal opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the position.
    For positions located within the City and County of San Francisco: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
    For positions located within the City of Los Angeles: We will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.
    Closing Date Apr 01, 2022
  • Thursday, February 24, 2022 10:19 AM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)

    Division: Court Support

    Salary: $64,382.28 ANNUAL + Benefits

    Position Type: FULLTIME

    Funding: State Funded

    Hours: 40 hours per week

    Occupation Code: Supervising Trial Court Staff Attorney

    Working Title: Supervising Trial Court Staff Attorney

    Description

    The essential function of the position within the organization is to conduct and coordinate legal research activities at the trial court level. This is a highly responsible position that assists trial court judges on a variety of case issues, including pre-trial and motions; post-conviction relief (3.800, 3.850); prisoner petitions, summary judgments; motions to suppress the evidence; and discovery. The assigned work involves considerable interpretations and judgment in the analysis of legal issues in the area(s) of criminal, and civil law as well as drafting orders and reviewing briefs. This positions supervises, coordinates work assignments, and evaluates performance of assigned employees. This position works under the general direction of the General Counsel.

    Work will be performed in-person/on-site at a courthouse location. This position is eligible for a hybrid remote work/onsite schedule as outlined by existing Circuit policies and procedures.


    Responsibilities

    • Directs and supervises staff including employee performance evaluations; reviews and approves timesheets and leave requests.
    • Reviews files, legal briefs, memoranda of law, proposed orders, and other related documentation in order to advise judges in a variety of legal areas.
    • Conducts research of substantive and procedural legal matters; drafts/prepares documents, such as opinions, judgments, post-conviction orders, orders concerning extraordinary writs, or memoranda.
    • Monitors death penalty reports, researches judicial ethical issues or issues concerning recusal and disqualification; provides assistance to the circuit General Counsel with special projects, as needed.
    • Attends court hearings and trials, as directed.
    • Tracks work production of Staff Attorneys.
    • Attends staff and other professional meetings to exchange information.
    • Attends technical or professional workshops, seminars, and conferences to improve professional skills.
    • Performs other related duties as required.

    Qualifications

    • Five (5) years of experience in the practice of law or as a law clerk in an appellate or trial court.
    • Two (2) years of managerial, administrative, or supervisory experience.
    • Juris Doctor (JD) degree from an accredited law school.
    • Member in good standing with the Florida Bar.
    • Additional experience in the area of criminal or probate law preferred.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs):

    • Reviews monthly status reports of death row inmates.
    • Instructs and trains Attorneys.
    • Reads and interprets highly complex professional materials; and drafts memos and orders.
    • Ability to perform work involving the application of principles of legal practice to diagnose or define problems.
    • Ability to make decisions with very serious impact.
    • Ability to utilize machines, such as computers, copiers and telephones.

    Physical Demands

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

    Licenses Certifications

    Membership in good standing with the Florida Bar required.

    Working Conditions

    Moderate noise; business office setting.


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