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  • Wednesday, February 16, 2022 8:28 PM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)

    Apply early as this job may be removed or filled prior to the closing date, which is approximately seven (7) daysafter the posting date. 

    Job Location: Fort WorthOther Potential Locations: Fort Worth, TX Anticipated Start Date: 05/01/2022Number of Positions: 1 Salary Range: $115,000-$140,000 

    Who we are and what we do

    Do you want to be a part of something that really matters? Team BNSF includes professionals focused on safetyand service that play a vital role in delivering the nation's freight. Together, we help move goods and materialsthat sustain life and support local, national and global economies. Our rail network is one of the largest freightrailroads, spanning 28 western states and serving three Canadian provinces. 

    What we believe

    At BNSF, our Vision and Values drive who we are, not only in our words, but also our actions. BNSF is committedto our foundational values of equality and inclusion. As members of the BNSF community, our employees areentitled to:

    be treated with dignity and respect.

    have equal access to tools, resources, training and development opportunities.

    have equal opportunity to achieve their full potential. 


    We model the way through our leadership, our BNSF Diversity Councils, our eclectic Business Resource Groups,our deep involvement and investment in the communities we serve and through training programs. Our actionscreate an inclusive, open and collaborative workplace that encourages diverse perspectives in all interactions.-BNSF


    This position is located at our Fort Worth, Texas corporate office and has the potential to be a hybridposition with up to 50% remote work. 

    DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

    As the largest railroad in North America, BNSF plays a vital role in sustaining the U.S. economy by moving theproducts and commodities we need to live and prosper. Our in-house lawyers serve as critical advisors on allaspects of our operations, helping to ensure our railroad runs smoothly and our customers are well served. Weare seeking a high performing individual with an interest in developing a deep knowledge of regulatory mattersand real estate transactions of a major Class I railroad. This position has responsibility for oversight and directinvolvement in regulatory proceedings before various federal and state regulatory agencies; oversight ofinfrastructure project agreements including negotiation and with various public and private parties; direct handlingor administration and supervision of local, state and federal administrative filings; management of associatedlitigation matters and outside counsel; consultation with governmental affairs personnel regarding legislativeissues; and advice and counsel on issues affecting the company’s operations and real estate holdings, includingpermitting and land use issues arising under state and federal laws. 

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    Qualified candidates must have a graduate or bachelor’s degree;

    Juris Doctor, current law license (Texas preferred, but not mandatory);

    Strong academic background;

    2-7 years of relevant work experience as a practicing lawyer (in-house, law firm or government) focused onhandling regulatory compliance, commercial, transactional, administrative and/or commercial litigation;experience gained from work in the railroad or other transportation industry a plus;

    Must possess excellent legal research, verbal and written communication skills and ability to handlecomplex and challenging assignments with extremely short turnaround deadlines;

    Must have ability to identify, prioritize and resolve issues quickly and effectively in a positive, commercial,and practical manner;

    Must have ability and commitment to work both independently and collaboratively with numerous people at all levels throughout the company; 

    Must be proficient in use of Microsoft Office Suite, Lexis/Nexis research system and other web-based legal research tools; 

    Resume, references, non-confidential writing samples, and law school transcript may be required. 


    SAFETY 

    At BNSF, Safety is a core value of how we do business. Each and every day, our employees are committed to approach one another about safety, which is key in realizing our vision. Employees are also expected to comply with company and federal safety & health regulations, safety rules & policies, as well as procedures that guide work practices to reduce risk to exposure. Such work practices include but are not limited to wearing required safety equipment, responding to safety concerns, and taking appropriate actions in the event of an emergency. 


    BENEFITS 

    BNSF offers competitive benefit programs and services including, but not limited to 

    Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage 

    401(k) Plan 

    Railroad Retirement 

    Life Insurance 

    Incentive Compensation Plan (ICP) 

    Tuition Reimbursement Program 


    BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION ELEMENTS 

    Criminal history 

    Last 7 years of driving history 

    Last 5 years of employment history to include military service 

    Social Security number 

    Education 


    MEDICAL REVIEW ELEMENTS: 

    Medical evaluation 

    Drug Screen 

    Other elements as needed 


    DRUG TEST ELEMENTS: 

    BNSF is committed to a safe and drug free work place and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing. All new hires are required to undergo a hair drug test which detects the presence of illegal drugs for months prior to testing. We appreciate your cooperation in keeping BNSF safe and drug free. 

    Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC): Federal authority requires BNSF employees, whose work requires unescorted access to secure areas of port facilities, to obtain a TWIC. A TWIC is a condition of employment for such positions and requires candidates to those positions to submit to a TSA security assessment (to include, but not limited to, providing: biographic information; identity documents; fingerprints; digital photograph). More information is available at www.tsa.gov/for-industrytwic. 

    COVID-19 Federal Vaccine Mandate 

    The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect all aspects of our lives. From the onset, BNSF’s goals have remained the same: keep our people safe and maintain our essential operations. While we maintained that the decision to be vaccinated for COVID-19 is a personal one, we also encouraged employees to consider the options and make the best decision for themselves and their families. 

    Under President Biden’s COVID-19 Action Plan, BNSF is covered by the federal mandate requiring vaccination. Effective December 8, 2021, BNSF has paused its implementation of the COVID-19 vaccine mandate given the dynamic legal proceedings. The ultimate outcome of the federal contractor vaccine mandate is yet to be determined. It is still possible that the mandate, as it applies to BNSF, could be upheld in court in the near future. If this happens, BNSF employees would be required to be vaccinated. 

    BNSF Railway is an Equal Opportunity Employer, all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status. 

    BNSF General Attorney job posting.pdf

    Click Here to Apply

  • Friday, February 11, 2022 9:29 AM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)


    Job Title: Deputy Managing Attorney, Clean Energy Program
    Job Location: Washington, DC; San Francisco; New York; Philadelphia; Los Angeles; Chicago
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: 171,200 - 211,400
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description: Earthjustice’s Clean Energy Program seeks a Deputy Managing Attorney to join our team of lawyers and advocates who are working across the country to advance an equitable transition from fossil fuels to clean energy, and to hold polluters accountable. The position will be based in our Washington, DC, New York City, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, or Los Angeles office. Earthjustice has temporarily closed its offices and transitioned staff to remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic.
    This Deputy position would manage up to seven attorneys and professional staff and help lead the Clean Energy Program’s state energy practice, which uses litigation and advocacy before state energy regulators and courts to challenge utility investments in coal- and gas-fired power plants; promote the growth and accessibility of clean energy resources such as solar, wind, storage, demand response, and efficiency; and advance building and vehicle electrification.
    We seek an attorney with strong management skills, emotional intelligence, cultural competency. and at least eight years of litigation experience to both litigate and to work with a Managing Attorney and other Deputy Managing Attorneys to ensure effective management of a growing, diverse team of lawyers and associated professional staff.
    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 presently has two programs focused on cleaning up the power sector and accelerating a clean energy transition — the Coal Program and Clean Energy Program. The former focuses on ending our nation’s reliance on dirty, expensive, and outdated coal-fired power, cleaning up coal’s toxic legacy, and blocking a rush to build new gas generation that would crowd out clean energy development. The latter focuses on breaking down barriers and increasing access to clean energy resources; advancing electrification; and opposing efforts to build new gas-fired power plants. Recognizing the synergies that exist across these dedicated teams, we are combining these highly effective programs into one Clean Energy Program, covering the work of both teams. The merged Clean Energy Program will be led by a Managing Attorney, two Deputies who oversee the program’s state energy practice, a Director who provides substantive leadership and coordination of state-level energy work done both in the Program and by various Earthjustice regional offices, and two Deputies who oversee other areas of work done by the Program.
    Due to Covid-19, Earthjustice staff are temporarily working remotely from approved locations.
    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 Ranges:
    New York, NY; San Francisco, CA $190,200 - $211,400
    Washington, DC; Chicago, IL; Los Angeles, CA $180,700 - $200,800
    Philadelphia, PA $171,200 - $190,200
    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.
    Job Requirements: Responsibilities
    Management (approximately 60%)
    - Serve as direct supervisor of up to seven attorneys and professional staff.
    - Ensure direct reports with supervisory responsibility are properly executing those functions. 
    - Collaborate with Program managers, supervisors, and direct reports to manage relationships and workloads across the Program.
    - Work with the Program’s leadership to recruit, evaluate, and hire qualified candidates for open positions.
    - Work with the Managing Attorney, other Deputies, and Director to oversee budgeting and other financial matters.
    - Work with Legal Practice staff and Regional Office staff to implement internal operational policies and procedures.  
    - Assist direct reports in career advancement by identifying and encouraging appropriate training and professional development opportunities, and creating development plans. 
    - Advance a learning culture by providing direct reports with consistent performance feedback – both positive and constructive, acting as a coach and mentor, and ensuring that case teams are debriefing after completion of significant stages of projects. 
    - Help ensure the advancement of Earthjustice’s diversity, equity, and inclusion goals and values.
    - Create a respectful and inclusive work environment for the team, and model respectful and inclusive behavior. Promptly address micro-aggressions, implicit biases, and other equity or inclusion concerns brought to their attention. 
    - Resolve interpersonal conflict among team members and bring in outside facilitators as needed. 
    - Communicate regularly with the team and encourage staff to raise concerns and to provide ongoing feedback. 
    - Facilitate staff engagement with one another to strengthen teamwork, interaction, and collaboration. Create or identify strategic opportunities for team building.
    - Value and uplift individual differences and talents to improve employee satisfaction and the quality of collective work. Celebrate successes and help team members understand and manage setbacks.
    - Understand teams’ strengths and areas for development. 
    Litigation & Program Leadership (approximately 40%)
    - Assist the Managing Attorney, other Deputies, and Director in developing Program direction and strategy.
    - Work with the Managing Attorney, other program leadership and staff to develop the Program’s work at public utility commissions and other state forums to halt utility investments in coal- and gas-fired power plants, promote an expeditious and equitable transition to 100% clean energy, and advance electrification.
    - Develop and litigate cases from beginning to end, performing all aspects of litigation including written discovery, depositions, and evidentiary hearings or trials.
    - Cultivate new and diverse allies and coalition partners in support of our program goals, and advance our efforts to combat environmental racism and injustice, and ensure that social justice considerations inform every aspect of our work.
    - Collaborate and manage relationships with co-counsel, clients, and coalition partners.
    - Serve as spokesperson for Earthjustice, clients, and partners.
    - Work effectively with other departments within Earthjustice, including Regional Offices, Communications, Development, and Policy and Legislation.
    Qualifications:
    - Law school graduate admitted to, or qualified and willing to apply for admission to, the state Bar where they are located.
    - 8+ years of litigation experience.
    - Ability to effectively manage and lead a diverse team with emotional intelligence (self-awareness and understanding of the impact of one’s behavior) and cultural humility (an understanding of the need for learning about different cultures, backgrounds, and orientation, and implementation of that learning in daily management practices).
    - Excellent management skills including delivering constructive performance feedback, supporting a team through structural change, promoting the career development of staff, and fostering effective communication, collaboration, decision-making, and mutual respect.
    - Experience and interest in coaching, guiding, and mentoring staff.
    - Commitment to and experience in developing team skills and talents to meet the evolving needs of an organization.
    - Ability to manage a litigation docket effectively, lead a litigation team, and work collaboratively with colleagues and partner organizations.
    - Knowledge and experience working with state public utility commissions or other energy forums preferred.
    - Knowledge and experience with public utility law, other relevant state and federal energy laws, and/or the energy industry preferred.
    - Strong capacity for strategic thinking, including in designing and implementing effective advocacy.
    - Proficiency at working with technical experts.
    - Strong skills in communicating litigation and advocacy goals and messages to the media and supporters.
    - Ability to work independently and in collaboration with client partners and staff.
    - Ability and willingness to travel as needed for case work, court appearances, and presentations.
    - Commitment to serving the public interest, and a passion for the role of Earthjustice and its mission.
    - Awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds and orientations.
    - Commitment to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.
    - Ability and desire to contribute to the creation of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.
    How to Apply Application link: https://app.jobvite.com/j?aj=o45hifws&s=Gwen_S._Cherry_Black_Women_Lawyers_Association
    Interested applicants should submit via Jobvite:
    - Resume
    - One- to two-page cover letter that explains (1) your interest in and approach to a collaborative workplace and effective management, (2) why you are drawn to this position, and (3) whether there are particular legal, environmental, or justice issues that inspire you.
    - Writing sample, preferably a legal brief or memorandum that primarily reflects your work.
    - List of three references.
    Preference will be given to candidates who apply by February 15, 2022. After that, applications may be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
    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 Mar 31, 2022
  • Friday, February 11, 2022 9:28 AM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)


    Job Title: Senior Attorney, International Energy Transition
    Job Location: San Francisco; Washington DC
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: 151,100+
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description: Earthjustice is accepting applications for a senior attorney position to join our growing team of lawyers working to advance clean energy solutions and speed the transition away from dirty fossil fuels in key countries around the world. The attorney will focus on work with foreign and international nongovernmental organizations and institutions to develop regulatory frameworks for – and to remove obstacles to – the accelerated deployment of clean energy. The attorney will also work on a range of cases challenging fossil energy plants and projects in select countries.
    Founded in 1971, Earthjustice has a long track record of success in partnering across borders to use US, foreign, and international law to protect the global environment. Drawing on deep experience in foreign, US and international environmental, energy and human rights law, and foreign and international litigation, we work with partners in Africa, Indonesia, Australia, Latin America and elsewhere on domestic and international legal advocacy to reduce dependence on dirty fossil fuels and speed the transition to clean energy.
    The position will be part of our International Program, which is based in San Francisco, CA, and will collaborate closely with our Washington DC-based Clean Energy Program. For that reason, it is our strong preference that the position be based in San Francisco or Washington, DC, but another location may be considered in exceptional circumstances.
    Salary is based on number of years of litigation experience and location.
    Salary range in San Francisco, CA: $159,100+ 
    Salary range in Washington, DC: $151,100+
    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
    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.
    Earthjustice is driven by a passion for justice, partnership and excellence. Our core values lead us to seek a broad range of perspectives and backgrounds to achieve our mission and to maintain an inclusive environment where all staff are valued and respected. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to employment practices that ensure that employees and applicants for employment are provided with equal opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the position.
    For positions located within the City and County of San Francisco: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
    For positions located within the City of Los Angeles: We will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.
    Job Requirements: Responsibilities
    - Collaborate with foreign partners and allies, and with Earthjustice colleagues, to develop and implement legal advocacy, capacity building and litigation strategies to support international clean energy and other program goals.
    - Build and maintain collaborative relationships with foreign and US allies, co-counsel, clients and coalition partners in support of program goals.
    - Serve as spokesperson for International Program and for Earthjustice.
    - Supervise the work of associate attorneys, clerks and interns.
    - Work effectively with other departments within Earthjustice, including Communications and Development.
    Qualifications
    - Juris Doctorate (JD) degree or equivalent non-US law degree.
    - A minimum of six years of litigation or legal advocacy experience, as well as a demonstrated capacity to contribute to the development of government policies or regulations.
    - Licensed to practice law in the US jurisdiction in which the attorney will be located, or a willingness and qualifications to apply for membership within one year of employment.
    - Excellent litigation or legal advocacy skills, including legal research, writing and oral advocacy skills.
    - Experience in clean energy and energy transition issues, and knowledge of foreign energy or environmental law.
    - Proficiency in working with technical experts.
    - Experience working in cross-cultural settings.
    - Initiative, good judgment, and a strong work ethic.
    - Ability to work independently and in collaboration with clients, partners and staff.
    - Ability to develop and maintain partnerships with community-based or other grassroots groups.
    - Ability and willingness to travel internationally as needed.
    - Commitment to serving the public interest.
    - Demonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse and non-US cultures, backgrounds and orientations.
    - Commitment to help create a diverse, equitable and inclusive workforce and culture that encourages and celebrates differences.
    The ideal candidate will also have substantial experience working in another country and professional fluency in a foreign language.
    How to Apply Application link: https://app.jobvite.com/j?aj=oAR6hfwy&s=Gwen_S._Cherry_Black_Women_Lawyers_Association
    Interested candidates should submit the following via Jobvite:
    - Resume
    - One- or two-page cover letter that addresses
    (1) why you are drawn to Earthjustice’s mission and utilizing litigation to achieve that mission; and
    (2) aspects of your background that demonstrate competence to work with diverse clients and colleagues
    - Two legal writing samples 
    - List of three professional references
    Closing Date Mar 30, 2022
  • Friday, February 11, 2022 9:26 AM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)


    Job Title: Senior Attorney, Northern Rockies Office
    Job Location: Bozeman, MT
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: 135,200+
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description: The Northern Rockies office of Earthjustice, located in Bozeman, Montana, has an opening for a senior attorney to begin as soon as possible.
    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.
    In the Northern Rockies, we are engaged in litigation focused on protecting and preserving the iconic wildlife species and wild lands of this incomparable region. The Northern Rockies office has played a leading and long-standing role as the last line of defense for the ecosystems encompassing Yellowstone and Glacier national parks, as well as the grizzly bears, wolves, bison and other species that depend upon the integrity of these spectacular areas.
    We are equally engaged in the battle to combat global warming by challenging coal mining and coal-fired power plants, ensuring fair opportunities for development of renewable energy sources, and responding to a rapid gas development boom that is spreading and raising new environmental protection and human health issues across the Northern Rockies region.
    The work of the Northern Rockies office also advocates for environmental interests held by Native American communities and organizations, including work to oppose oil and gas exploration on public national forest lands of extreme cultural and spiritual importance to the Blackfeet people; to protect and restore native wildlife species of environmental and cultural importance to numerous Tribes, such as the grizzly bear and American bison; and to halt proposals for coal mining on lands significant to the Northern Cheyenne in southeast Montana.
    We regularly litigate federal and state court cases and administrative proceedings in an effort to defeat the major threats to the region’s ecological integrity. For more information about our office’s work, visit http://earthjustice.org/about/offices/northern-rockies.
    Due to Covid-19, Earthjustice staff are temporarily working remotely from approved locations.
    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 Bozeman, MT: $135,200+ (starting with 6 years' experience)
    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
    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.
    Job Requirements: Responsibilities
    - Work with clients, other attorneys, experts and partners to investigate, develop, and litigate cases in a strategic fashion. 
    - Collaborate in team problem solving, litigation strategy, project management and trial work.
    - Lead complex cases and the full range of litigation tasks, including factual investigation, legal research, discovery, briefing, witness preparation, trials, and oral advocacy, and otherwise manage new and existing cases in state or federal courts and administrative tribunals from beginning to end.
    - Supervise and mentor associate attorneys, interns, and litigation assistants, including by building their litigation skills in the course of legal advocacy.
    - Cultivate new allies and engage in partnerships with, and representation of, Tribal entities, community groups, workers, organizations, coalitions, and others.
    - Support and contribute to a positive, respectful, supportive, and collegial work environment and help to advance Earthjustice’s efforts to create a diverse and inclusive workplace that centers around equity and justice. 
    - Serve as a spokesperson for Earthjustice, clients, and partners.
    - Help develop and execute effective media and, where appropriate, legislative strategies.
    - Work collaboratively and effectively with colleagues throughout Earthjustice, including Litigation, Communications, Development, and Policy and Legislation
    Qualifications
    - Law school graduate admitted, or willing to apply for admission, to the bar of the State of Montana.
    - Attorney with 6+ years litigation experience and the ability to litigate cases from beginning to end, independently if necessary.
    - Excellent litigation skills, including legal research, writing, analytical, and oral advocacy skills.
    - Ability to manage a litigation docket effectively, including ability to work independently and to prioritize tasks and deadlines.
    - Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work well collegially both inside and outside the organization.
    - Strong skills in communicating litigation and advocacy goals and messages to the media and donors.
    - Ability to work independently and in collaboration with client partners and in leading a litigation team.
    - Strong and demonstrated initiative, good judgment, creativity, flexibility, and work ethic.
    - Ability and willingness to travel as needed, including for case work, court appearances, and meetings with clients and partners.
    - Commitment to serving the public interest and a passion for the role of Earthjustice and its mission.
    - An ability and commitment to help create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.
    - 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
    How to Apply Application link: https://app.jobvite.com/j?aj=otwaifwb&s=Gwen_S._Cherry_Black_Women_Lawyers_Association 
    Interested applicants should submit via Jobvite:
    - Resume
    - One- or two-page cover letter that addresses (1) why you are drawn to Earthjustice’s mission and utilizing litigation to achieve that mission; and (2) aspects of your background that demonstrate competence to work with diverse clients and colleagues
    - Two legal writing samples
    - List of three professional references
    Preference will be given to candidates who apply by March 1, 2022. After that, applications may be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
    Preference for candidates willing and able to work in our Bozeman office, but consideration will be given to other locations in the Northern Rockies in exceptional circumstances. Must be willing to travel to Bozeman as needed.
    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 Mar 31, 2022
  • Friday, February 11, 2022 9:14 AM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)

    Assistant General Counsel, Business Law - The University of Texas System

    To be considered, applicants must upload these required materials in one combined document and complete all sections of the online application.

    Resume

    Letter of interest

    Three professional references

    _______

    Hiring department Ofc of General Counsel

    Monthly salary $11,250+, negotiable

    Hours per week 40.00 Flexible from 700AM to 600PM

    Posting number

    Job Status

    FLSA status Exempt

    Earliest Start Date Negotiable

    Position open to all applicants

    Location Austin, TX

    Number of vacancies 1

    _________

    Purpose of Position

    With over 243,000 enrolled students, $3.4 billion in annual research expenditures, a $24.2 billion operating budget, 8.6 million outpatient visits, 356 members of national academies and 144,000 employees, The University of Texas System is a state university system with global impact, and a legal client of tremendous scope and diversity.

    In the Office of General Counsel, we help our clients solve problems that affect their diverse educational, research, and business missions. Formally, we are a full-service legal department composed of 31 attorneys in three practice groups: Business Law, General Law, and Health Law. In partnership with other campus-based attorneys, we serve all 13 institutions of the UT System.

    But no single day is typical for any of our universities, so our commitment is to provide or, when necessary, developall the substantive expertise our clients need. For that reason, the ideal candidate will be an individual who thrives in, and can promote, an atmosphere of constant communication with, and problem-solving for, our diverse clients, including UT System officials; academic, business and health leaders at our institutions; and campus-based

    attorneys.

    The selected candidate will report to the Senior Associate General Counsel & Managing Attorney for Business Law and provide legal advice, counsel, and representation on business matters. The attorney’s work will primarily focus on contracting and procurement but may range into other areas critical to the business operations of The University of Texas System institutions, including but not limited to intellectual property and real estate.

    Essential Functions

    Collaborates in a team-oriented approach to delivering legal services

    Drafts and negotiates contracts for goods and services. (20%)

    Reviews proposed transactions, licenses, contracts, and other agreements to assure compliance with federal and Texas law and applicable UT System Regents’ Rules and UT System policies. (20%)

    Advises clients regarding all aspects of contracting and procurement. (30%)

    Conducts legal research and prepares written and oral legal opinions regarding contracting and procurement matters. (5%)

    Drafts, interprets, reviews, and advises clients regarding UT System Regents’ Rules and UT System policies involving contracting and procurement. (5%)

    As necessary, drafts and negotiates contracts related to intellectual property matters. (5%)

    Communicates effectively with clients and OGC leadership, attorneys, and staff.

     Other duties as assigned. (15%)


    Marginal/Incidental functions

    Other related functions as assigned.


    Required qualifications

    Graduation from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association.

    Admission to Texas Bar, or for out-of-state applicants licensed in another jurisdiction, Admission without Examination within six months of hire date.

    At least 7 years’ experience as a licensed attorney, with a strong background in and principal focus on contracting and procurement.

    Effective written/oral communication skills and ability to manage a broad range of complex issues in a collaborative environment.


    Preferred Qualifications

      Experience in drafting, negotiating, and advising clients on contracting and procurement involving some of the following industries: government, computer software, utilities, medical, higher education, energy, and oil and gas.

      Experience in drafting, negotiating, and advising clients on intellectual property matters involving some of the following industries: computer software, medical, pharmaceutical, publishing, higher education, energy, oil and gas, and branding/advertising/marketing.

      Experience in contracting and procurement with attitude of a generalist that can assist with full range of business issues in a variety of commercial contexts.

    Working Conditions

    Security sensitive; conviction verification conducted on applicant selected.

    The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

    The University of Texas System Administration is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation. Reasonable disability accommodation may be requested by contacting the Office of Employee Services.

  • Wednesday, February 02, 2022 8:41 PM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)

    Position:                    COMMISSION ON ETHICS GENERAL COUNSEL
    Salary:                        $87,000 Annually, negotiable depending upon qualifications
    Department:              Commission on Ethics
    Location:                    300 N Dixie Hwy, Suite 450, WPB
    Hours:                        8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Monday – Friday
    Other:                         Valid Florida Driver’s License and PBC Risk Management Department driving history approval prior to appointment.

                                        THIS IS AN AT-WILL POSITION.


    Provides legal services for the Palm Beach County Commission on Ethics (COE) regarding issues involving the Palm Beach County Code of Ethics, Lobbyist Registration Ordinance, and Post Employment Ordinance. Prepares and presents cases to the COE. Conducts legal research and prepares legal opinions for the COE. Prepares correspondence, motions, settlement agreements, and proposed legal opinions and advisory opinions for the COE. Presents factual and legal analysis for legal sufficiency determinations of complaints to the Executive Director and probable cause determinations of complaints to the COE. Prepares and gives public presentations including general informational/targeted training to public employees and officials.  Performs community outreach functions, including but not limited to social media posting, drafting of newsletters, and other print and online materials. Renders administrative and courtroom presentations on occasion. Work is performed under the supervision of the Executive Director. General Counsel duties include administrative work, litigation, and presentation in COE meetings and quasi-judicial hearings, and may include courtroom presentation on occasion.

    The Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners provides an excellent benefits package, including medical, dental and life insurance as well as vacation and sick leave, paid parental leave, tuition reimbursement and participation in the Florida Retirement System.

    QUALIFICATIONS:
    Juris Doctor (J.D.) Degree; three (3) years of local or state government law experience in criminal law and prosecution.

    PREFERENCE FOR EXPERIENCE WITH: Preparing and giving public presentations; training employees; litigating matters as lead or assisting counsel at trial or appellate level. Also desirable: Familiarity with Florida’s public records and public meeting laws; participation in business, government, professional, and/or community-based organizations.

    NECESSRY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT:  Current membership in good standing with the Florida Bar. Visit www.pbcgov.jobs for job description and to apply online.  May upload any Veteran’s Preference documentation to online application (No e-mail applications/resumes accepted).  Online Applications are accepted no later than 5:00 p.m. on February 18, 2022.  EO/AA M/F/D/VDrug Free Work Place; All employees of Palm Beach County may be required to work before, during and/or after a natural or man-made disaster or hurricane.

  • Monday, January 31, 2022 10:44 PM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)

    FLSA status Exempt

    Earliest Start Date Immediately

    Salary $135,000+, negotiable

    Hours per week 40.00, flexible between 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM

    Hiring department Office of General Counsel

    Number of vacancies 1

    Required Application Materials A resume, letter of interest, and three references.

    Location: Austin, Texas

    About us

    Established by the Texas Constitution of 1876, The University of Texas System consists of eight academic and five health institutions. The University of Texas System is primarily based in Austin, TX and is responsible for the central management and coordination of the thirteen institutions. Diversity and inclusion are core values for UT System and OGC, which serves the needs of a diverse and growing state. To that end, our review of applications for this position will embrace the principles of the UTS187 (a UT System interviewing policy), the Mansfield Rule (a voluntary diversity initiative for legal employers), and veterans and former foster children employment preferences (state laws), all of which are intended to promote diverse interview pools. We are pleased to offer a variety of benefits to our employees. Please visit Benefits Summary to view information on health insurance, retirement savings plans, paid leave, paid holidays, wellness/gym facility, covered parking and more.


    Purpose of Position

    In the Office of General Counsel, we help our clients solve problems that affect their diverse educational, research and business missions. Formally, we are a full-service legal department composed of 31 attorneys in three practice groups: Business Law, General Law, and Health Law. In partnership with other campus-based attorneys, we serve all 13 institutions of the UT System.

    The selected candidate will report to the Senior Associate General Counsel & Managing Attorney for General Law. Within the legal oversight responsibilities delegated by the Board of Regents to the Vice Chancellor & General Counsel, the candidate will provide legal advice, representation, and counsel on matters as diverse as employment law, constitutional law, tort, insurance, the Texas Public Information Act, NCAA compliance, Title IX and higher education law (including student affairs law).

    But no single day is typical for any of our universities, so our commitment is to provide, or when necessary, develop, all the substantive expertise our clients need. For that reason, the ideal candidate will be an individual who thrives in, and can promote, an atmosphere of constant communication with, and problem-solving for, our diverse clients, including UT System officials; academic, business and health leaders at our institutions; and campus-based attorneys.

    Essential Functions

      Provide legal advice, representation, counsel, and training on, among other areas, employment law, constitutional law, tort, insurance, public information, NCAA compliance, Title IX and higher education law (including student affairs law). [50%]

    Draft legal opinions, memoranda and other work product. [10%]

    Travel out of town and overnight, as required. [20%]

    Propose, draft, interpret, and apply relevant UT System policies. [10%]

    Review and interpret proposed or new state and federal legislation, regulations, and sub-regulatory guidance. [5%]

    Perform other duties as assigned. [5%]


    Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

    Translate legal concepts to, and develop solutions with, a variety of clients, including administrators, other professionals, and other relevant stakeholders.

    Exhibit excellent oral and written communications, analytical and conflict management skills.

    Communicate effectively with clients and team members.

    Foster and promote a diverse and inclusive workplace.

    Work independently and collaboratively, in person and remotely.

    Embody and support OGC’s Service Principles.


    Required Qualifications

    Juris Doctor degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association.

    Licensure to practice law in Texas, or full licensure in Texas within 12 months of hire.

    At least 7 years’ experience as a licensed, practicing attorney.


    Preferred Qualifications

    Knowledge of legal principles applicable to Texas state government agencies.

    Experience representing institutions of higher education, systems of higher education and/or similarly complex and decentralized entities.


    Working Conditions

    May work around standard office conditions.

    Repetitive use of a keyboard or workstation

    Uses standard office equipment

    Requires occasional evening or weekend hours


    Additional information

    The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

    Please complete all sections of the application including your address, email, phone number and the questionnaire. You may edit your contact information at any time by updating your profile.

    Candidates under final consideration will be required to submit references and college degree information. A criminal background check will be conducted on applicants under final consideration. Reference, education, and criminal background verifications will be completed by third-party vendors.


    EO/AA Statement

    The University of Texas System Administration is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or sexual orientation. Reasonable disability accommodation, during the application process and otherwise, may be requested by contacting the Office of Talent and Innovation.


    Click Here To Apply

  • Monday, January 31, 2022 10:40 PM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)


    Job Title: Business Contract Lawyer
    Job Location: Remote with a preference for location in Philadelphia/Boyertown, PA, Houston, TX, Orlando, FL, or Washington, DC 
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: The salary range for a well-qualified Business Contract Lawyer is $85,000 – $100,000 annually. ClimeCo offers a competitive salary and bonus structure with benefits including 401(k) with employer match, equity incentive plan, medical/dental/vision benefits, EAP program, parental leave, paid time off, holidays, and more.
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description: The Business Contract Lawyer will have responsibilities related to the review, analysis, design, and development of ClimeCo’s legal items such as NDAs, term sheets, and contracts. This role will also review partner, client, and prospective acquiree legal documentation. ClimeCo has an existing group of external legal firms that it utilizes, and this role would be expected to work with these resources as necessary and to manage these externally-assigned tasks.
    The Business Contract Lawyer will interface with diverse clients, partners, investors, and board members across multiple industry sectors to efficiently educate and coach the organization on risk management. This role will specifically deal with evaluating and reviewing legal documents, offering advice, and counsel on business opportunities and partnerships. Additionally, the role will perform generalist legal functions as needed.
    Key Responsibilities
    Reviewing and evaluating legal documentation, including NDAs, contracts, and term sheets
    Conducting legal research and data analysis
    As necessary, researching and proposing legal leaning risk mitigation tactics
    Coaching and educating constituents on best practices and up-to-date regulations and laws
    Producing client-facing legal documents
    Providing recommendations to senior leadership for new and innovative solutions and processes
    Candidates should possess excellent written, interpersonal, and verbal communication skills, analytical skills, proficiency with Microsoft Office, and be highly organized with fine attention to detail. The ideal candidate will have excellent problem-solving skills and a strong understanding and application of contract law.
    Job Requirements: A Juris Doctorate (JD)
    Must have an active bar license in any US jurisdiction, preference for New York, Delaware, or Pennsylvania
    Two or more years of professional experience in legal document and contracting review
    Knowledge of contracting and procurement laws, principles, regulations, strategies, practices, and procedures
    Ability to provide a detailed and thorough review of documents, including solicitations, contracts, NDAs, term sheets, and compliance documentation
    Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with comfort in delivering complex legalities to lay audiences
    Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and balancing shifting priorities
    Critical thinking with extensive legal research and data analysis experience
    Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with team members
    Willing to travel on occasion (approximately 5-10%, depending on prevailing safety conditions) and once quarterly for team meetings
    How to Apply https://climeco.com/careers/
    Closing Date Feb 11, 2022
  • Monday, January 31, 2022 10:36 PM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)

    Job Type

    Full-time

    Description

    The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption (DTFA) is a national nonprofit public charity dedicated exclusively to finding permanent homes for the more than 140,000 children waiting in North America’s foster care systems. Created by Wendy’s® founder Dave Thomas who was adopted, the Foundation implements evidence-based, results-driven national service programs, foster care adoption awareness campaigns and innovative grantmaking. The Foundation has an opening for a full-time Staff Attorney, Marketing, Development & Compliance.


    STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

    In concert with and reporting to the SVP, General Counsel to draft agreements to support the Foundation’s Marketing & Development Department; to provide counsel regarding complex charitable gifts, state charitable and registration requirements, structure agreements with corporate development partners, and external fundraising and awareness partners; and research federal and state laws to support the mission of the Foundation.  


    ACCOUNTABILITIES

    1. Review and/or draft development contracts and templates as assigned, including gift agreements, suggested language for grants from donor advised funds, and required documentation required for trusts, wills, or other bequests
    2. Ensure Foundation’s compliance with all regulations regarding privacy issues
    3. Research state solicitation and business compliance statutes and regulations in states, oversee external compliance vendor (if any), and work with other Foundation departments to ensure compliance 
    4. Understand state laws and IRS regulations surrounding charitable solicitation partnerships (professional solicitors, professional fundraising counsel, commercial co-venturers, etc.), draft contracts governing these various charitable solicitation partnerships as assigned, interact with attorneys representing charitable solicitation partners as needed, advise on appropriate copy to recognize commercial co-venturers and third-party fundraisers, ensure compliance with state regulations and maintain records of all such partnerships
    5. Review and draft, as necessary, all contracts with external Marketing & Development Department vendors 
    6. Review and/or draft business agreements and templates, including services, consulting, supply, and purchasing agreements
    7. Assist with intellectual property matters, as necessary
    8. Review and draft, as necessary, all contracts and letters of intent with the Foundation’s brand ambassadors and other partners in building awareness of foster care adoption
    9. Provide training to the Marketing & Development Department, as appropriate, to facilitate increased learning on relevant topics, including third-party fundraisers, outside charitable solicitation partners, unrelated business income tax exemptions, and state and federal compliance statutes and regulations that govern their work
    10. Serve as backup for any Legal Department procedure
    11. Other responsibilities and assistance to SVP, General Counsel, as assigned

    Requirements

    KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

    • Strong legal research, drafting, contract review, and negotiation skills 
    • Excellent problem solving and creative thinking abilities with the ability to develop innovative solutions 
    • Strong and clear verbal and written communications and ability to listen to others 
    • Demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously in diverse legal subject areas while remaining responsive and following through on projects 
    • Ability to interact confidently with executive and non-executive staff and government representatives, and to cultivate authentic relationships with colleagues
    • Excellent organizational skills, and acute attention to detail
    • Proven ability to work effectively in a team environment
    • Ability to exercise sound judgment and maintain a high level of discretion and confidentiality
    • Ability to guide non-lawyers with application of legal standards
    • Complex charitable gift, fundraising, unrelated business income tax, and state charitable regulation knowledge

    EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

    • Juris Doctor (JD) degree from an ABA-approved law school required
    • Ohio Bar admission required
    • Three or more years of experience with development departments, marketing departments, and/or charitable solicitation regulations required
    • Experience in drafting gift agreements involving complex gifts, including noncash gifts and cryptocurrency preferred
    • Experience in-house at a highly regulated corporation, state agency, or non-profit organization preferred

    WORK ENVIRONMENT 

    • Rarely, travel required
    How to Apply https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/Details/885361/Dave-Thomas-Foundation-for-Adoption/Staff-Attorney-Marketing-Development-Compliance
    Closing Date Feb 25, 2022


  • Tuesday, January 25, 2022 10:06 AM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)


    Job Title: Benefits Attorney
    Job Location: Tysons (McLean), Virginia
    Job Type: Full-time
    Job Category Insurance/Benefits/Pension/Retirement - Benefits Attorney
    Job Description: Location: US-VA-Tysons (McLean)
    Job ID: 2022-0005
    # of Positions Type: 1
    Experience: 5
    Category: Insurance/Benefits/Pension/Retirement - Benefits Attorney

    External Description
    Benefits Attorney 
    The Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA), the largest airline pilot union in the world and the largest non-governmental aviation safety organization in the world (representing over 61,000 pilots at 38 U.S. and Canadian airlines) seeks an experienced Benefits Attorney for our office in Tysons (McLean), Virginia. The Benefits Attorney represents ALPA's interests in a broad range of employee benefits matters. They are responsible for providing legal advice with respect to the pilot employee benefit plans negotiated by ALPA, including qualified defined benefit plans, defined contribution plans, nonqualified deferred compensation plans, welfare benefit plans, and other employee fringe benefit plans. 
    Local, national, and international travel: 10%-30%.
    ALPA is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in a safe workplace. We prohibit discrimination, harassment and harmful behavior of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or other protected characteristics as outlined in federal or provincial laws. We highly value everyone and all are encouraged to apply, including minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities. 
    Job Requirements: Qualifications: 
    • Juris Doctor (JD) from an approved school of law required. 
    • Member in good standing of the Bar. 
    • Five (5) years of related experience. At management discretion, a Master of Law (LLM) or significant labor experience may be substituted for some years of legal experience.
    • Excellent communication and writing skills.
    • Ability to demonstrate confidence and executive presence in presentations, meetings, and business transactions.
    • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team.
    • Ability to organize and coordinate long-term projects. 
    • Ability to use independent judgment to formulate decisions and/or solve problems under time pressure and urgent conditions.
    • Ability to work efficiently, meet demanding deadlines, and manage projects in an ever-changing environment. 
    • Must possess strong interpersonal skills.
    • Experience using online legal research, Westlaw, or the equivalent, preferred. 
    • Software: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook required.

    Physical Demands:
    Note: The physical demands described herein are characteristic of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential physical activities of this position described below. 
    Constantly operates a computer/smartphone/tablet. Regularly required to maintain a stationary position, move about the office and the local metropolitan area, determine what others have said or written, and converse with others and exchange accurate information.
    Regularly required to sit, stand, bend, reach, and move about the office and travel (locally, nationally, and, infrequently, internationally). Also includes occasional bending, stooping, squatting, and/or pushing and pulling or moving, e.g., to pack, unpack, and/or move cases.
    Occasionally required to move, raise, reach, and/or retrieve binders, books, boxes, and files up to ten (10) pounds (lbs.). While on travel, could be responsible to move, raise, reach, and/or retrieve luggage weighing as much as 50 lbs. (Assistance may not always be available.) 
    Relocation Not Provided
    PM19 
    Apply Here: https://www.click2apply.net/Z4YbjAcRlxRlizxEIblxj
    161789547
    How to Apply https://www.click2apply.net/Z4YbjAcRlxRlizxEIblxj
    Closing Date Feb 23, 2022

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