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Mar 16, 2020

SLSO Staff Attorney for UMass Amherst

SLSO Staff Attorney

Student Legal Services Office

University of Massachusetts Amherst

 

The University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applicants to apply for the position of Student Legal Services Office Staff Attorney.  This position is under the direction of the Director of Legal Services Office (SLSO), provides legal services and education to students and student groups; provides legal counsel to and policy advocacy for student governance bodies and student leaders on issues of concern to the student body; participates in the provision of the community legal education.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Provides legal assistance to students, including legal advice and counseling on both rudimentary and complex legal issues, referral to outside legal counsel, legal document preparation ranging from simple legal forms to complex legal documents, representation, mediation, litigation, policy advocacy and lobbying; educates students on legal rights and obligations and the legal process.

  • As a staff member of the Dean of Students Cluster, receives and applies multicultural and diversity education and training; participates in staff meetings and committees; may serve on various University-wide policy committees, boards, and task forces; understands, is committed to and supports customer focused quality services.

  • Collaborates with the Director in providing legal counsel to the Student Government Association, the Graduate Student Senate, their agencies, and Registered Student Organizations.

  • Participates in affirmative legal action and education to obtain "law reform" or other relief on problems common to large numbers of students.  Assists in developing the community legal education program, including an internship program, newsletter, brochures, trainings, lectures, and workshops and involving a preventive-measure approach to promote students' legal rights.

  • Participates in the hiring, supervision, training, and evaluation of staff.  Provides information and perspectives relevant to the development and implementation of SLSO's mission, goals, and objectives.

  • Maintains current working knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations pertaining to the practice of law; participates in peer review and continuing legal education; exercises independent legal judgment in accordance with the Code of Professional Responsibility for the Legal Profession. Also serves on various nation-wide and state-wide policy advocacy committees, boards, and task forces.

  • Understands and contributes to implementation of departmental and institutional goals for achieving non-discrimination and creating a multi-cultural environment.

  • Performs other related duties as required.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please submit your letter of interest, resume, and names, addresses, email and phone numbers of three references by the priority deadline of March 27, 2020. Applicants should apply by the priority deadline in order to ensure consideration.

For more information, or to apply, please visit: https://careers.umass.edu/amherst/en-us/job/505041/slso-staff-attorney

Mar 09, 2020

Robinson & Cole - 3 Open Positions

  • An Environmental, Energy, and Telecommunications Associate with one to three years of experience. Click here to apply, please include a cover letter, resume, law school transcript and two writing samples (preferably briefs not edited by others).

  • A Labor & Employment Associate with at least two years of employment and/or labor law experience. Click here to apply, please include a cover letter, resume, law school transcript and two writing samples (preferably briefs not edited by others).

  • An Intellectual Property & Technology Associate with three to four years of intellectual property and technology transaction and trademark and copyright prosecution experience. Click here to apply, please include a cover letter, resume, and law school transcript.

More information on the above positions can be found here.

Feb 12, 2020

Finn Dixon & Herling: 3 Open Positions

Corporate Associate
Seeking a corporate associate with 3-5 years of general corporate transactional experience. Ideal candidates will have experience in private equity mergers and acquisitions, venture capital financing, corporate governance, securities and general corporate law matters.

Litigation Associate
Seeking an associate with 3-5 years of litigation experience. Candidates must possess excellent research, writing and analytical skills. The ideal candidate will have experience with drafting pleadings, discovery requests/responses, and motions. Judicial clerkship experience is preferred, but is not required.

Private Investment Fund / Investment Management Associate
Seeking private investment fund / investment management associate with 2-3 years of experience with private fund formations as well as investment adviser registration and compliance.

*Outstanding academic credentials and major law firm experience required for all opportunities.

Please forward cover letter, resume, transcript and deal sheet to: recruiting@fdh.com

Feb 10, 2020

Veterans Legal Services Clinic (VLSC) Open Position - Clinical Fellow.

The Veterans Legal Services Clinic at Yale Law School is seeking a new clinical fellow. This is a two-year position designed for lawyers with at least two years of practice who are considering a career in law school teaching. Prior experience in veterans law is not required; the clinic's past fellows have had little or no experience in veterans law before joining. Civil rights advocacy and litigation, including class action suits, are at the heart of the clinic. The clinic makes a special effort to assist groups that are marginalized within the military, and those least connected to existing service networks, such as Black and Latinx veterans, veterans who are women, LGBT veterans, veterans with disabilities, survivors of military sexual trauma, and elderly veterans. 

 

If interested, please email a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references to Osikhena Awudu, Program Manager, The Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization, osikhena.awudu@yale.edu. Applications will be accepted until February 28, 2020 but will be reviewed on a rolling basis (early applications encouraged). More information on the position can be viewed here: https://law.yale.edu/sites/default/files/area/clinic/document/lso_fellowship_announcement_2020.pdf. Questions on what the position entails from a clinical student perspective can be addressed to Kath Xu, a third-year law student, at kath.xu@yale.edu (she/her/hers).

Feb 04, 2020

Office of Consumer Counsel Open Positions (2) - Staff Attorney

The State of ConnecticutOffice of Consumer Counsel (OCC) is a small, independent state agency that acts as the advocate for consumer interests in matters which may affect Connecticut consumers relating to electricity, natural gas, water, and telecommunications. The OCC is a statutory party to all proceedings before the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) and is authorized to appear and participate in any regulatory or judicial proceedings, federal or state, in which the interests of Connecticut utility consumers may be involved. In addition to representing consumer interests before PURA, the OCC participates actively in proceedings before federal agencies, including the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC") and the Federal Communications Commission ("FCC"), advocates on behalf of consumer interests in state and federal courts, and promotes the interests of consumers at the Connecticut legislature and in regional and national forums. 

The OCC has two opportunities for Staff Attorney 2 in the New Britain Office. These two positions will have the opportunity to work and participate in cases in administrative and judicial settings, including the opportunity to serve as lead counsel or team leader on matters involving a variety of advanced and complex legal issues related to OCC's statutory responsibilities.

These are full-time, 40 hours per week positions, Monday – Friday. 

Applicants must include a resume within the “Resume Tab” of their application.   

Questions regarding these position should be directed to the hiring agency's human resources office:  DEEP.HumanResources@ct.gov or (860) 424-3006.

For more application details and to apply, click here

Jan 08, 2020

McCarter & English - Bankruptcy & Commercial Litigation Associate

Stamford, CT|New York, NY

McCarter & English is actively seeking an ambitious and energetic associate with 2-4 years’ experience with consumer financial services litigation for our New York, NY or Stamford, CT offices. Candidate must have courtroom experience, be motivated, and a self-starter. Applicants should have the utmost integrity and be able to deliver exceptional written and oral advocacy. Candidate must be admitted to practice in New York and Connecticut. Additional admissions are a plus. Please send your resume, cover letter and a writing sample to Christine Lydon, Chief Human Resources Officer, at recruiting@mccarter.com.

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