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Closes 5/14/21- Lee County School District - Staff Attorney

Culture Fit: Personal. Passionate. Progressive. As the Staff Attorney, you will provide legal services and guidance to the Superintendent and District administration. You will also review and negotiate contracts relating to District operations, including real estate, intellectual property, litigation, employment, delivery of ancillary services, and third-party agreements. All candidates interested in being considered for an interview MUST submit an online application with the District by visiting apply.leeschools.net. Job Title: Staff Attorney, Business Services and Labor Job Posting: 20211228 Job Close Date: Friday, May 14 at 11:59 pm Career Qualifications To view the Board approved job description, please visit https://www.leeschools.net/common/pages/DisplayFile.aspx?itemId=24856112 Job Type: Full-time Salary: Negotiable For additional information on the Administrative Salary Schedule, please visit https://www.leeschools.net/common/pages/UserFile.aspx?fileId=23672804 To learn more, email Suzette Rivera, Assistant Director of Recruitment, at [email protected] Please attach your resume and cover letter

Posted 3/18/2021The Miami office of Akerman LLP seeks an Associate with 3 to 5 years of experience in commercial real estate transactions, including commercial leasing, purchase and sales transactions, and financing.  Must possess a Juris Doctorate degree from an ABA accredited law school and be a member of The Florida Bar or willing to sit for the next examination. Akerman LLP is ranked among the top 100 law firms in the United States by The American Lawyer and a top 100 U.S. law firm recognized by Financial Times as among the most forward thinking firms in the industry. Its more than 700 lawyers and business professionals collaborate with the world’s most successful enterprises and entrepreneurs to navigate change, seize opportunities, and help drive innovation and growth. Akerman is known for its results in middle market M&A and complex disputes, and for helping clients achieve their most important business objectives in the financial services, real estate and other dynamic sectors across the United States and Latin America.  Law360 ranks Akerman among the Top 10 Large Law Firms for Diversity (2020) and Working Mother Magazine ranks Akerman among the "Best Law Firms for Women" (2020). Akerman also ranks among the "Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality" by the Corporate Equality Index with a 100% rating (2020) and is ranked #43 by The American Lawyer Diversity Scorecard (2020).  We are committed to providing a supportive and inclusive environment where all individuals can reach their full potential, no matter their race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation or genetic makeup. To learn more about our firm, please visit us at www.akerman.com.

Position closes 5/22/2021Business Litigation Associate - Miami Carlton Fields is seeking an associate with 3 to 5 years of business litigation experience. Excellent academic credentials and writing skills are required. Law Review or Clerkship experience, and proficiency in Spanish are a plus. Candidate must be admitted to practice in Florida. The ideal candidate would also have strong interpersonal and communication skills, court experience including handling hearings on own, and the ability to work effectively as part of a team, while being able to work individually, on client matters in an environment where drive and client service are top priorities. To apply, please submit your cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and a writing sample. Carlton Fields is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans. To apply, visit: https://www.carltonfields.com/about-us/careers/legal-careers

 

Position closes 5/22/2021Business Litigation Associate - Tampa Carlton Fields is seeking an associate with 3 to 5 years of business litigation experience. Excellent academic credentials and writing skills are required. Law Review or Clerkship (Federal, Florida state, or appellate) experience, and proficiency in Spanish are a plus. Candidate must be admitted to practice in Florida. The ideal candidate would also have strong interpersonal and communication skills, court experience including handling hearings on own, some trial experience, and the ability to work effectively as part of a team, while being able to work individually, on client matters in an environment where drive and client service are top priorities. To apply, please submit your cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and a writing sample. Carlton Fields is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans. To apply, visit: https://www.carltonfields.com/about-us/careers/legal-careers

 

Position closes 5/22/2021: Business Transactions Associate - Tampa

Carlton Fields is seeking a third- or fourth-year associate in Tampa for its firm-wide business transactions practice group. The ideal candidate must have been exposed to complex business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions. Exposure to securities offerings, corporate finance transactions and joint ventures considered a plus. Tax experience or an LL.M. in Taxation strongly preferred. Excellent academic credentials and demonstrated writing skills are required. Admission to practice in Florida and larger law firm experience preferred (but the firm is willing to consider strong candidates seeking to relocate to Tampa from major markets). Candidates must have strong interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to work effectively as part of a team while being able to work individually on client matters in an environment where drive and client service are highly valued. To apply, please submit your cover letter, resume and law school transcript. Carlton Fields is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans. To apply, visit: https://www.carltonfields.com/about-us/careers/legal-careers

 

Position closes 5/22/2021Construction Associate - Tampa

Carlton Fields is seeking an associate with three to six years of general litigation experience, with an emphasis in construction litigation. Excellent academic credentials and demonstrated writing skills are required. The ideal candidate will be admitted to practice in Florida (but the firm is willing to consider strong candidates seeking to relocate to Florida), have strong interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to work effectively as part of a team, while being able to work individually, on client matters in an environment where drive and client service are valued. To apply, please submit your cover letter, resume, and transcript. Carlton Fields is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans. To apply, visit: https://www.carltonfields.com/about-us/careers/legal-careers

 

Position closes 5/22/2021Cybersecurity and Privacy Associate - Tampa

Carlton Fields is seeking an associate with 1 - 3 years of experience in cybersecurity and privacy, such as experience with investigating and responding to data breaches and similar incidents, counseling clients on regulatory compliance matters related to cybersecurity and privacy, and advising on the California Consumer Privacy Act and similar laws.  Must have a demonstrated commitment to privacy and cybersecurity issues through work experience, writing, speaking, acquisition of privacy/security credentials, or certificates or degrees in cybersecurity engineering, digital forensics, or related areas of study.  The associate would join a nationally recognized cybersecurity and privacy practice in the firm’s Tampa office.  Excellent academic credentials and writing skills are required.  Law Review or Clerkship experience is a plus.  The ideal candidate will be admitted to practice in Florida, have strong interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to work effectively as part of a team, while being able to work individually, on client matters in an environment where drive and client service are top priorities. To apply, please submit your cover letter, resume, and a writing sample. Carlton Fields is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans. To apply, visit: https://www.carltonfields.com/about-us/careers/legal-careers

 

Position closes 5/22/2021Real Estate and Commercial Finance Associate - Tampa

Carlton Fields is seeking a second- to fourth-year associate with significant and substantive experience in commercial and complex real estate transactions and financings.  Experience working with lenders, developers, servicers, asset managers, owners, financial institutions, and investors in a diverse range of financing, development and investment matters preferred. Excellent academic credentials and demonstrated writing skills are essential. The ideal candidate will be admitted to practice in Florida (but the firm is willing to consider strong candidates seeking to relocate to Tampa), have strong interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to work effectively as part of a team, while being able to work individually, on client matters in an environment where drive and client service are valued. Substantive practical prior non-legal business experience in the commercial real estate industry is a plus. To apply, please submit your cover letter, resume, and transcript. Carlton Fields is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans. To apply, visit: https://www.carltonfields.com/about-us/careers/legal-careers

 

Position closes 5/22/2021Real Estate Staff Attorney - Tampa

Carlton Fields is seeking a staff attorney with five or more years of complex real estate and commercial transactions experience.  Substantial knowledge about leasing and/or purchase and sales transaction matters is a must.  Excellent academic credentials and demonstrated writing skills are required.  The ideal candidate must be admitted to practice in Florida, have strong interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to work effectively as part of a team, while being able to work individually, on client matters in an environment where drive and client service are valued.  Substantive prior non-legal experience in the real estate or financial industries is a plus.  To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume. Carlton Fields is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans. To apply, visit: https://www.carltonfields.com/about-us/careers/legal-careers

 

Posted 3/23/2021: STAFF ATTORNEY – CRIMINAL JUSTICE LOCATION: ORLANDO, FLORIDA. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Foundation of Florida seeks a criminal-justice attorney. The criminal-justice attorney works closely with the other members of the legal team to achieve the organization’s goal of protecting the liberties that define our democracy. This position is located in Orlando but includes some travel. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the ACLU of FL is currently working remotely. Compensation will be commensurate with experience, within a starting range of $62,000-$83,000. POSITION OVERVIEW: The criminal-justice attorney is a staff position within the Affiliate’s Legal Department. The position reports to the Legal Director. The position is focused on criminal justice reform. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: The primary programmatic focus of this position will be the development of litigation and other legal advocacy projects in the area of criminal justice reform. The staff attorney will: Develop, prepare, and litigate criminal justice cases at all stages in state and federal trial and appellate courts. Engage in pre-litigation, post-litigation, and non-litigation advocacy, including preparing demand letters, conducting settlement negotiations and enforcement, developing advocacy materials and public-education resources, and delivering public testimony. Work closely with and provide policy analysis and legal expertise to non-legal program staff at the ACLU of Florida and ACLU National. Engage regularly with the media on criminal-justice issues. To read more on the position qualifications and how to apply, visit: https://www.aclufl.org/en/jobs/staff-attorney-criminal-justice-0.

Posted 4/15/21 - Washington DC, Director of Strategic Engagement - American Constitution Society

ACS seeks an energetic, detailed, and adaptable addition to its Strategic Engagement team to help lead the organization’s work on
ACS’s career pipeline for clerkships and jobs at all levels of seniority as well as cultivation of public officials, including judges and legislators in ACS’s network.
This position reports to the Vice President of Strategic Engagement. This work can be conducted remotely while the ACS office is closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
When the office re-opens, the candidate will need to work from the Washington, DC office.
RESPONSIBILITIES
• Lead the cultivation of ACS’s network of lawyers and students and assist them in securing jobs and judicial clerkships.
• Lead in development of ACS’s Next Generation Leader program, which identifies the most promising leaders for future cultivation.
• Assist in fostering relationships with legal luminaries in ACS’s network, including judges and elected officials.
• Lead ACS efforts to cultivate members for various awards at the national and local levels.
QUALIFICATIONS
The ideal candidate will possess many of the following qualifications and personal attributes:
• J.D. degree and at least 5 years of experience in the legal field;
• Demonstrated ability to communicate with a variety of audiences, internally and externally;
• Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact with high profile individuals with discretion;
• Excellent writing skills across a variety of contexts;
• Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail;
• The ability to manage multiple projects at once and change direction as needed;
• Sense of humor;
• Self-motivation with ability to work independently while recognizing role on a dynamic team;
• Knowledge of current legal and public policy issues;
• Experience as a law clerk is a plus.
How to Apply
Those wishing to apply should submit a résumé, cover letter, an official or unofficial transcript and one letter of recommendation (each as a PDF) to Jeran Wiebke, Office Manager & Bookkeeper, at [email protected] Please include “Director of Strategic Engagement Candidate” in the subject line.
ACS values a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. ACS encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, and veteran status.