• 12 Jan 2018 4:34 PM | Stephanie Brown

    Post Date 9/5/2017

    Title Manager of Diversity and Inclusion

    City Roseland

    State NJ

    Description When you join Lowenstein Sandler, you become part of a community of passionate individuals united by a common purpose. Our strategy is unconventional: we empower members of our community by fostering their entrepreneurial spirit and giving them tools to grow. If you are ready to apply your intellect, creativity, and diverse perspective to the creation of cutting-edge legal work, we are eager to hear from you.

    Lowenstein Sandler is seeking a Manager of Diversity and Inclusion to support the creation and implementation of the firm’s D&I strategic plan. The position will report directly to the Chairman & Managing Partner of the firm, who currently heads our D&I Committee, and to our Director of Career Development. Through the lens of the D&I strategic plan, the Manager of Diversity and Inclusion will work to ensure that our firm’s culture, environment and approach in every area is inclusive, respectful and inviting to all. 

    The Manager will accomplish this through implementation of formal programs, processes and metrics and will be instrumental in diversity and inclusion messaging for women, racial and ethnic minorities, members of the LGBTQ community and those with disabilities. Work with the Diversity and Inclusion Steering Committee, the career development team, and the firm’s affinity groups to develop the firm’s diversity and inclusion strategy and educate functional areas of the firm, and employees at all levels, about that

    strategy.

    • Develop, implement and manage annual strategic plans and budgets and provide updates to leadership.
    • Work collaboratively with the firm’s Human Resources team to develop and implement diversity and inclusion programming for attorneys and professional staff and when necessary, one-on-one executive coaching for lawyers on issues pertaining to diversity, work style, career path differences and flexible work arrangements.
    • In conjunction with the firm’s Legal Recruitment professionals, identify and implement strategic opportunities to develop our diversity pipeline.
    • Work collaboratively with the firm’s Marketing and Business Development Teams to enhance the firm’s reputation for diversity and inclusion, including content for the firm’s website, intranet, and marketing collateral.
    • Develop and analyze metrics for measuring progress and effectiveness of the firm’s diversity and inclusion strategy and identify and implement a diversity and inclusion benchmarking process to measure progress against goals and the effectiveness of diversity and inclusion strategies.
    • Ensure that the firm’s responses to requests for proposals and employee satisfaction surveys illuminate the firm’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
    • Build relationships with diverse lawyers at the firm, internal diversity leaders, diversity professionals at peer and other firms, leaders of diversity organizations and bar-associations and diversity professionals at clients.
    • Monitor external diversity best practices and make recommendations for new initiatives to ensure that Lowenstein develops into a leader in the diversity and inclusion space.
    Skills, Knowledge, and Competencies:
    • Excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills, strategic and innovative thinking, an ability to persuade and influence, possessing professional presence and the ability to build enthusiasm and commitment.
    • Demonstrated expertise in creating and maintaining project plans, status reports, budgets, communication and change management plans.
    • Strong organization skills, including setting priorities, planning, structuring project deliverables and problem solving.
    • Excellent communication skills, including effective writing, listening, presentation and facilitation skills.
    • Proven track record of effectively managing conflict, resolving issues, mitigating risks and influencing leaders.
    • Demonstrated sound judgment and ability to make effective, timely decisions.
    • Ability to oversee multiple projects.
    Education and Relevant Experience:
    • Bachelor’s Degree required and Juris Doctorate or Master’s Degree in business administration, leadership and organizational development and/or behavioral design preferred.
    • Minimum of 3-5 years of practice in a large law firm and/or leadership, organizational development or professional development experience in a leading professional services firm required, and minimum of 2 years of diversity and inclusion work preferred.
    Location: Roseland, NJ 
    Schedule Monday - Friday / 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Lowenstein Sandler is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified Minorities and/or Women encouraged to apply.
    • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP 
      here.


  • 08 Jan 2018 9:46 PM | Stephanie Brown

    Mid-sized, well-established and reputable central NJ firm seeks full-time associate with 1-3 years of civil litigation experience.  Insurance defense experience a plus.  Must have excellent analytical, writing and presentation skills.  Competitive compensation and benefits.  Please submit cover letter, resume and writing samples tojobs@gklegal.com.  EOE/M/F/V/D

  • 08 Jan 2018 9:30 PM | Stephanie Brown

    McManimon, Scotland & Baumann, LLC is seeking energetic associate attorneys for its redevelopment and environmental/litigation practice groups.  Candidates should be admitted to practice in New Jersey and have excellent drafting and negotiation skills, exceptional academic background and a desire for team-work, significant responsibility and client interaction. Great opportunity for someone interested in joining a vibrant and well-respected firm.  Firm offers competitive compensation and benefits package.  Please send resume, writing sample and transcript to:  Dana Poland, Personnel Director at McManimon, Scotland & Baumann, LLC, 75 Livingston Avenue, Roseland, New Jersey 07068 or dpoland@msbnj.com.

    • Redevelopment associate with 3-5 years of experience to join its project development group focusing on redevelopment and development projects and issues that range from contract negotiation, land use and municipal governance to state and federal tax incentives and complex structured financing.  Experience with private and public sector clients preferred.
    • Environmental/Litigation associate with 1-3 years of litigation experience along with some exposure to real estate and redevelopment law. Judicial clerkship experience preferred.  


  • 20 Dec 2017 2:59 PM | Stephanie Brown

    The summer associates will be doing insurance defense work and should have an interest in litigation. This is a paid position. 2L and 3L part-time students will be given preference, but 1L’s may apply as well. 

    The Morristown applicants should address their cover letters to:

    Jeffrey W. Mazzola, Esq.

    Associate Managing Counsel

    Travelers Insurance

    445 South Street

    Morristown, New Jersey 07960 

    Please have all applicants forward a cover letter and resume to Jeff Mazzola at JWMAZZOL@travelers.com and to JPena3@travelers.com.  

    In addition, all applicants must apply online atwww.travelers.com and search for Job ID: 13808BR.

     


  • 19 Dec 2017 7:24 PM | Arianna Moure (Administrator)

    JOB SUMMARY: 

    To assure the highest quality of legal representation by the Camden County Neighborhood Unit; to manage, supervise and provide leadership to attorneys, paralegals and support staff; to engage in impact representation, litigation planning and strategy, and community education within the community; to be a confidential member of the SJLS management team and to work with the Executive Director, Deputy Director and Director of Litigation and Advocacy in ensuring compliance with all rules, regulations and funding requirements of the program. 

    SPECIAL DUTIES: 

     Developing and maintain good local bar/bench relations; 

     Assisting with recruitment for the Private Attorney Involvement (PAI) Program; 

     Providing legal representation to eligible individuals and groups; 

     Engaging in representation on matters that affect the client community and/or which seek to effectuate systematic change in conditions that adversely affect the client community; 

     Coordinating, with the local legal and client community, establishment of office goals and priorities; 

     Where appropriate and/or necessary, serving as co-counsel; 

     Directly managing and monitoring of all legal and non-legal staff in the office(s); including recommendations for hiring, discipline and firing, in accordance with company policies and procedures and collective bargaining agreements; 

     Hiring of clerical staff for the office; (temporaries), with approval of the Executive Director; 

     Assuring the timely attendance of personnel at work assignments, including:

     Approving time sheets; 

    Granting approval to accrue compensatory hours, approving or denying requests for paid leave of absences, issuing warning notices; 

     Timekeeping; 

     Deploying office staff and assigning cases as needed; 


    Providing training to staff on a day-to-day basis; 

     Attending and actively participating in management meetings; 

     Representing Management in the handling of employee grievances; 

     Contributing to the formulation of personnel directives; 

     Assisting in developing and coordinating necessary training; 

     Developing legal education activities in the Legal Services and local Bar communities; 

     Evaluating the performance and capability of the attorneys, paralegals and other staff working in the unit(s) to which s/he is assigned; 

     Developing and implementing systematic approaches to legal problem solving; 

     Preparing reports and applications for funding sources and government agencies; 

     Working with administration in ensuring the unit/office has adequate supplies; 

     Overseeing the function and maintenance of the physical office; and 

     Performing additional duties assigned by the Executive Director, the Deputy Director and Director of Litigation and Advocacy Directors. 

    REQUIREMENTS: 

     Admission to practice law in New Jersey; 

     Graduation from an accredited law school; 

     Ability to relate to low income clients and groups with demonstrated interest in poverty law issues and/or public interest service; 

     At least 5 years of legal experience; 

     Demonstrated leadership and supervisory capabilities; 

     Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred. 


    APPLICATION PROCEDURE: 

    Those desiring to apply for this position should submit a resume and references to Brittani Morris, Director of Human Resources, 745 Market St. Camden, NJ 08102 or via email at bmorris@lsnj.org. Generous benefits package. Salary depends on experience. EOE/AA Employer. 

  • 06 Dec 2017 12:58 PM | Arianna Moure (Administrator)

    The Program Coordinator II/ Camden Law Clinic is the primary point of contact for initial inquiries for legal services for the Camden Law Clinic, an in-house public interest law firm operated by Rutgers Law in Camden. The position performs paralegal and administrative duties for the attorneys working and teaching in the Clinic. The position works closely with other administrative staff and students to ensure timely and effective management of all case-related and administrative functions. This position will assist in many case-related activities including receiving requests for services from the public; performing intake and communicating with attroneys regarding requests for assistance; and following up with callers to notify them of the status of the request for services and/or make appropriate referrals. The position provides case-related support, including assistance with documentation preparation and filing, assistance with mailings, file maintenance and correspondence. The position will also enter data into and maintain the case management system used by the Clinic. The position will conduct basic research, screen cases for internal conflicts, and collect and maintain information about community agencies and other legal service providers. The position will also assist in the creation of program related materials and reports for grants and handle expense reports and reimbursements. The position must maintain familiarity with court rules and legal process.

    You can access the job posting via this link: https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/55784

  • 29 Nov 2017 11:50 AM | Arianna Moure (Administrator)

    Schenck, Price, Smith & King, LLP is seeking a highly motivated attorney to work as an associate within its Education Law Practice Group. This candidate should be admitted for two (2) to four (4) years and possess a general knowledge of education law. The candidate must have excellent skills in writing and oral communications, issue analysis and strong research skills.

    The candidate must be a member in good standing of the New Jersey Bar. 

    The candidate should also possess strong marketing interests and skills. Interested applicants should send a resume, copy of law school transcript and writing sample to: Crystal West Edwards, Esq., Schenck, Price, Smith & King, LLP, 220 Park Avenue, P.O. Box 991, Florham Park, NJ 07932. Ms. Edwards’ email address is cwe@spsk.com.

    Schenck Price Smith & King, LLP is one of the oldest and most prestigious full service law firms in New Jersey. The Firm is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, a collegial work environment and challenging work. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. No recruiters please.


  • 28 Nov 2017 12:05 PM | Stephanie Brown

    Nukk-Freeman & Cerra, P.C.  is seeking a Full-Time Associate for its Chatham, NJ office. Applicants must have  2-4 years of substantive employment law experience.   Responsibilities are focused on employment litigation for corporate clients in New Jersey and New York, specifically: drafting pleadings and motions, conducting legal research, preparing client correspondence and discovery, reviewing document collections in preparation for litigation, and attending depositions/hearings/mediations as required.    Qualifications include: exceptional legal writing and communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, excellent research skills, the ability to identify and resolve problems quickly, and the ability to manage multiple clients and matters. Must be admitted to the NJ and NY Bars.  We seek highly-motivated, team-oriented, proactive individuals looking to excel in an entrepreneurial environment that values top-quality work and a positive workplace culture.  Excellent work environment and benefits.  Please send resume, writing sample and salary requirements to mmorataya@nfclegal.com

  • 21 Nov 2017 11:03 PM | Stephanie Brown

    POSITION DESCRIPTION NOVEMBER, 2017

    LatinoJustice PRLDEF (LJP) is one of the foremost Latino civil rights organizations in the country. By litigating precedent-setting law reform impact cases across the country and training young Latinos to be leaders in their community, LJP has profoundly improved the way Latinos are treated in U.S. society, working to ensure that they have more opportunities for political, economic, social and educational equality. Our areas of focus include immigrants’ rights; voting rights; employment discrimination and worker’s rights including the treatment of day laborers; and criminal justice reform & law enforcement issues. In the past decade, we have litigated voting rights and redistricting cases in Florida, New York and Pennsylvania; have advocated for the creation of fair redistricting plans and bilingual election materials in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania & Virginia; and litigated against the passage of anti-immigrant ordinances enacted in various jurisdictions including Hazleton, Pennsylvania, Riverside, New Jersey, Prince William County, Virginia, Alabama and South Carolina. Under the leadership of our President and General Counsel, LJP’s work has been increasingly focused on addressing systemic discrimination and ensuring equal access to justice in the advancement of the rights of formerly incarcerated persons and Criminal Justice reform. LJP aims to include the Latino perspective in the criminal justice conversation, and to generate the public will necessary to reduce mass incarceration in America.

    We are seeking to hire an experienced Senior Counsel with a strong record of commitment to social justice work to join our legal team in our New York City headquarters. The Senior Counsel will be a litigation team member and will report to the Deputy General Counsel. As part of LJP’s litigation team, the senior attorney will manage complex litigation, will lead and manage existing cases pending in state and federal court, will participate in trial hearings, and will oversee all facets of the litigation process in coordination with appropriate LatinoJustice PRLDEF staff.

    COMPETENCIES AND JOB DUTIES

    The Senior Counsel is an experienced litigator who has substantive knowledge and experience on core civil rights statutes, precedents and their application; is knowledgeable with both federal and state statutory and constitutional law issues and principles, methods, materials and practices of legal research and writing. The Senior Counsel has the ability to argue clearly and logically in written and oral form; to define issues, perform legal research, analyze problems, evaluate alternatives and make appropriate recommendations; to prepare clear and concise memoranda, summarize legal issues and precedents; and to effectively represent LatinoJustice with the public, opposing and co-counsel, law enforcement agencies and other government institutions. The Senior Counsel will also have the ability to develop substantive knowledge as needed in new areas of focus within the broader civil rights/constitutional law umbrella. The Senior Counsel has substantial computer assisted research skills as well as excellent time management skills and the ability to handle multiple deadlines.

    Depending on assignment, duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: interviewing potential clients, engaging in fact-finding, and identifying potential legal claims and defenses based upon the facts presented; preparing retention letters; conducting legal research; reviewing and organizing discovery productions and document reviews; overseeing case management; ensuring compliance with procedural obligations and deadlines; drafting legal pleadings, memoranda, motions and other court filings for submission in cases pending at the trial court and appellate level; assisting in the selection of and preparation of expert reports and testimony; defending and deposing both expert and facts witnesses; arguing motions and appeals; performing direct and cross examination of witnesses as well as opening and closing statements at trial; and drafting and giving testimony before legislative bodies and other government commissions or entities in matters connected to our litigation priorities.

    In addition to the substantive knowledge and experience, the Senior Counsel will provide guidance, mentorship and leadership to junior attorneys, legal fellows and interns in the performance of any of the above or related tasks. The ideal candidate is committed to LJP’s mission and goals; is adaptable, efficient, and results oriented; is resourceful and innovative, with strategic vision to guide and frame LJP’s litigation and increase LJP’s legal docket; has the ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships; ability to handle high levels of stress satisfactorily, and congeniality with other employees, clients and outside counsel.

    The Senior Counsel may also serve as media-spokesperson for LatinoJustice PRLDEF and liaison to the local community, performing the following functions: respond to press inquiries and participate in press interviews; appear and speak before community and education groups; and, participate in discussion panels in a variety of education and community settings.

    EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS 

    The Senior Counsel will have a strong record of commitment to public interest and civil rights issues and a minimum of 10 years post-bar admission litigation practice; NY State Bar License; experience in federal litigation practice; and good standing in state and federal courts.

    The Senior Counsel should also be energetic, highly self-motivated; possess excellent interpersonal skills to develop diverse allies and facilitate collaboration; have a good sense of humor and ability to work well independently and in teams; have ability to collaborate successfully with a broad and diverse range of communities and individuals; have strong organization skills; and be able to manage several projects simultaneously in a fast paced environment. The Senior Counsel must possess excellent legal research, writing, and oral communication skills as well as working knowledge of document management and research software such as Concordance, CaseMap, Lexis-Nexis, and Westlaw. Bilingual Spanish/English is required.

    COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

    The Senior Counsel is a Union position and salary is determined by Collective Bargaining Agreement. LatinoJustice offers a comprehensive benefit package that includes health, dental, vision, life, long-term disability and a voluntary 403(b) retirement plan, as well as generous paid time off benefits.

    To Apply:

    Send Cover letter, resume and writing sample to: Silvia Orna

    Director of Human Resources and Operations

    sorna@latinojustice.org

    Email subject: Senior Counsel - NYC

    Deadline: applications will be reviewed on a rollover basis. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply right away.

    LatinoJustice PRLDEF is an equal opportunity employer and considers all applications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.


  • 21 Nov 2017 11:01 PM | Stephanie Brown

    POSITION DESCRIPTION NOVEMBER, 2017

    LatinoJustice PRLDEF (LJP) is one of the foremost Latino civil rights organizations in the country. By litigating precedent-setting law reform impact cases across the country and training young people to be leaders in their communities, LJP improves the way Latinos are treated in U.S. society. Our current practice areas of focus

    include immigrants’ rights, redistricting, voting rights, housing, access to education, language and job discrimination, economic justice including workplace justice wage issues, freedom of movement and treatment of day laborers, criminalization of Latinos, unlawful police practices, and all forms of bias that adversely affect Latinos. Under the leadership of our President and General Counsel, LJP’s work is also focused on addressing systemic discrimination and ensuring equal access to justice in the advancement of the rights of formerly incarcerated persons and Criminal Justice reform.

    LatinoJustice is seeking to hire an energetic, motivated attorney with a record of commitment to social justice work with prior voting rights and redistricting experience to join its legal team.

    The Associate Counsel will join LJP’s legal staff in our current headquarters in New York City and will report to the Deputy General Counsel. As part of LJP’s legal team, the Associate Counsel will work on pending litigation matters in state and federal court and assist in all facets of the litigation process from discovery, motion practice, trial and appeal. They will also help develop strategies to achieve litigation goals in emerging areas of community interest and play a critical role in identifying and developing new cases.

    COMPETENCIES AND JOB DUTIES

    The Associate Counsel has substantive knowledge and experience on core civil rights statutes, precedents and their application, particularly in voting rights and redistricting; familiarity with both federal and state statutory and constitutional law issues and principles, methods, materials and practices of legal research and writing; and familiarity with New York state and federal court rules, policies and procedures. The Associate Counsel has the ability to argue clearly and logically in written and oral form; to define issues, perform legal research, analyze problems, evaluate alternatives and make appropriate recommendations; to prepare clear and concise memoranda, summarize legal issues and precedents; and to effectively represent LatinoJustice with the public, opposing and co-counsel, law enforcement agencies and other government institutions. The Associate Counsel will also have the ability to develop substantive knowledge as needed in new areas of focus within the broader civil rights/constitutional law umbrella. The Associate Counsel has substantial computer assisted research skills as well as excellent time management skills and the ability to handle multiple deadlines. As an essential competency of this position, the Associate Counsel establishes and maintains cooperative working relationships, is able to handle high levels of stress satisfactorily and is congenial with other employees, clients and outside counsel.

    Depending on assignment, duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: interviewing potential clients, engaging in fact-finding, and identifying potential legal claims and defenses based upon the facts presented; preparing retention letters; conducting legal research; reviewing and organizing discovery productions and document reviews; overseeing case management; ensuring compliance with procedural obligations and deadlines; drafting legal pleadings, memoranda, motions and other court filings for submission in cases pending at the trial court and appellate level; assisting in the selection of and preparation of expert reports and testimony; defending and deposing both expert and facts witnesses; arguing motions and appeals; performing direct and cross examination of witnesses as well as opening and closing statements at trial; and drafting and giving testimony before legislative bodies and other government commissions or entities in matters connected to our litigation priorities.

    In addition to the substantive knowledge and experience, the Associate Counsel has the ability to provide guidance, mentorship and leadership to legal fellows and interns in the performance of any of the above or related tasks.

    The Associate Counsel may also serve as media-spokesperson for LatinoJustice PRLDEF and liaison to the local community, performing the following functions: respond to press inquiries and participate in press interviews; appear and speak before community and education groups; and, participate in discussion panels in a variety of education and community settings.

    The Associate Counsel will travel locally, and occasionally regionally, in connection with legal and community work.

    EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS

    The Associate Counsel will have a record of commitment to public interest and civil rights issues and a range of 3 to 9 years post-bar admission litigation practice; NY State Bar License or equivalent; experience in federal or state litigation practice; and good standing in state and federal courts. The ideal candidate will have prior voting rights and redistricting experience.

    The Associate Counsel should also be energetic, highly self-motivated; possess excellent interpersonal skills to develop diverse allies and facilitate collaboration; have a good sense of humor and ability to work well independently and in teams; have ability to collaborate successfully with a broad and diverse range of communities and individuals; have strong organization skills; and, be able to manage several projects simultaneously in a fast paced environment; possess excellent legal research, writing, and oral communication skills as well as working knowledge of document management and research software such as Concordance, CaseMap, Lexis-Nexis, and Westlaw. Bilingual Spanish/English is required.

    COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

    The Associate Counsel is a Union position and salary is determined by Collective Bargaining Agreement. LatinoJustice offers a comprehensive benefit package that includes health, dental, vision, life, long-term disability and a voluntary 403(b) retirement plan, as well as generous paid time off benefits.

    To Apply:

    Send Cover letter, resume and writing sample to: Silvia Orna

    Director of Human Resources and Operations sorna@latinojustice.org

    Email subject: Associate Counsel - NYC

    Deadline: applications will be reviewed on a rollover basis. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply right away.

    LatinoJustice PRLDEF is an equal opportunity employer and considers all applications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.


September 21, 2015

http://www.wglaw.com/Careers/Career-Opportunities

 

November 18, 2015

Rutgers University is conducting a search for Senior Vice President and General Counsel.  Information about the position can be found here:

http://www.academic-search.com/data/files/rutgersgcad.pdf  

http://www.academic-search.com/data/files/rutgersgcprofile.pdf 

 

 

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