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  • 10 Feb 2021 4:51 PM | Nathania Reyes

    The Assistant Dean of Equity, Justice and Engagement serves as a partner to the dean to build upon efforts to address structural racism in the legal profession and law school, including access, curriculum, classroom dynamics, hiring practices, student professional development and alumni/bar relations. The Assistant Dean participates in decision-making impacting all Law School operations to achieve equity within and among consituencies, recruit a diverse student body, liaise with pipeline programs, achieve career success for all students, and achieve true engagement by every Seton Hall Law constituency. The Assistant Dean participates in strategy development to achieve student academic, professional and social success, including academic standing, bar preparation, and financial aid policies. The Assistant Dean collaborates with appropriate members of the law school community to (a) maintain a diverse community and provide cultural competency and equity training to students, faculty, staff, and administration; (b) host programs and speakers appropriate to the issues of the day as well as equity and social justice goals; (c) support LEO fellows; (d) execute reporting obligations with external organizations and the University.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Faculty -The Assistant Dean of Equity, Justice and Engagement co-chairs with the dean the Dean's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee to strategize, develop programs, and implement new activities that achieve diversity and a community whose hallmarks are equity and belongingness. This collaboration will produce valuable insight into issues of diversity, the process of institutional change and the current status of diversity at Seton Hall Law. It will report on best practices and collaborate with the Dean in preparing quarterly reports that integrate trends of concern and SHUL311 data. As necessary, the Assistant Dean will work with faculty to host pedagogy workshops. Participates in faculty hiring to ensure hiring practices that are equitable, producing a diverse pool of candidates and finalists. When needed, the Assistant Dean counsels faculty on classroom dynamics issues.
    • Administration - Attend weekly deans meetings to support the infusion of equity considerations in all policy and operational aspects of Law School operations. In collaboration with the dean and relevant constituencies, develop an annual equity, justice and engagement workplan setting goals for the academic year, and working collaboratively to achieve its execution. As assigned by the dean, work collaboratively with administrative colleagues to identify and achieve DEI goals. Serve as a co-chair of the Dean's DEI Committee, member of the Students of Concern Committee, ex-officio member of the LEO Admissions Committee, and other committees as requested by the dean.
    • Student Advising:-Advise students with a special focus on advising and addressing the concerns of students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds (e.g. religious, socioeconomic, racial, gender/sexual identity, political; immigrants, veterans and individuals with disabilities).Work with the Director of Skills Curriculum and the Assistant Dean of Student Services in developing programs for Faculty, students and staff that promote cultural competency and civil discourse and that explore the intersection of social justice, diversity, and inclusion. Examples include sensitivity and cultural competence trainings, community discussions, academic symposia, affinity group receptions and celebrations, and alumni/a networking events. Partner with Faculty and deans to enhance classroom climate and pedagogy. As requested, participate in the LEO program. As appropriate, advocate for the interests of individual students and student groups. Being a ubiquitous presence and voice within the Law School Work with every Law School constituency to further the goals articulated by the Dean and the Faculty and regularly assess and measure the Law School’s success in achieving the goals and commitment to equity and community. Together with faculty advisors, facilitate student engagement with affinity bar organizations, and, as necessary, serve as surrogate for the dean at bar functions.
    • Admissions: Partner with Admissions to enhance the pipeline and recruiting of applicants from underrepresented backgrounds. Represent the Law School at various recruitment functions around the country, and particularly a minority student recruitment events. Speak at select Admissions Seminars and Open House programs and events (travel, evening and weekend hours required). Provide individual and group admissions counseling sessions/campus tours.
    • Alumni and External Relations: Partner with the Dean and Asst Dean of Alumni Development to engage alumni from diverse backgrounds and strengthen relationships with affinity bar organizations.
    • Career Services-Partner with Career Services to ensure students from underrepresented backgrounds understand the breadth of their opportunities, and have the skills to identify career paths and employers that will enhance their growth and success in the legal profession.

    Required Qualifications:

    • J.D. law degree
    • 8 years or more of experience

    Salary Grade:

    • AD210 - Administrative

    Exempt/Nonexempt:

    • Exempt

    Physical Demands:

    • General office environment 

    Special Instructions to Applicants:

    • Former applicants need not apply


    Apply hereEmployment Opportunities - Seton Hall University, New Jersey (shu.edu)

  • 03 Feb 2021 5:39 PM | Nathania Reyes

    Transactional Attorney

    Stark & Stark is seeking an Attorney in its business and transactions practice group to support mergers & acquisitions, entity formation and governance, and related work. The ideal candidate is self-directed and detailed-oriented with the ability to organize and manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment with multiple tasks and projects at hand. The right candidate will have the extraordinary opportunity to continue their professional development in a challenging, but collegial, environment.

    Responsibilities

    The candidate will act as the primary lead on purchase and sale transactions, and be responsible for managing assigned matters from inception through closing,  including drafting and negotiating primary and ancillary documents for M&A, financing, joint venture and similar transactions, as well as documentation of entity formation and equity sharing arrangements. The candidate will also supervise junior attorneys and paralegals, correspond and communicate with clients’ business and legal personnel, and coordinate with attorneys across other practice disciplines.

    Qualifications

    • Strong interpersonal, drafting, negotiation, written and verbal communication skills
    • Excellent organizational skills with high level of attention to detail and accuracy
    • Excellent drafting skills
    • Should be a strong analytical thinker with a business mind
    • Strong academic record
    • Ability to independently manage and supervise due diligence processes
    • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and to interact directly with clients
    • Licensed to practice in the State of New Jersey

    Stark & Stark is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Apply at the link below:

    https://recruiting.ultipro.com/STA1028STRKP/JobBoard/8d3048ef-a106-4ec4-884c-fb7a931b3df6/Opportunity/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=1a270b63-f833-4ec7-9937-427ead4c314c


  • 13 Jan 2021 10:05 PM | Nathania Reyes

    As a Managing Counsel with Travelers, you will be responsible for leading and managing of a Staff Counsel law office(s) assuring a culture of high-quality legal work at a competitive cost and providing exceptional service to clients and the company. Responsible for recruitment, retention, development and performance management of assigned staff. In addition, responsible for creating a work environment conducive to creating an engaging environment. As a technical line of business expert, you will have the opportunity to use your legal expertise and litigation skills to independently handle an appropriate number of moderate to complex legal matters and deliver optimal results for Travelers' insured customers.

    Please visit the following website for further information and to apply: https://travelers.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/External/job/NY---Melville/Managing-Counsel_R-4918


  • 23 Dec 2020 6:44 PM | Arianna Mouré (Administrator)

    ATLAS COPCO NORTH AMERICA LLC

    Atlas Copco North America LLC in Parsippany NJ is the holding company for the United States entities of Atlas Copco AB of Stockholm, Sweden. The Atlas Copco Group is a world leading provider of industrial productivity solutions, including compressed air and gas equipment, generators, industrial tools, assembly systems, vacuum solutions, and related aftermarket services and equipment rental.

    CORPORATE COUNSEL

    Reporting to the Vice President and General Counsel, Atlas Copco North America LLC seeks a Corporate Counsel generalist for its industrial equipment businesses throughout North America to provide legal support and guidance related to anti-trust, bankruptcy, commercial and governmental contracts, corporate governance, cross-border transactions, cyber issues, distributor relations, employment, environmental, intellectual property, marketing, mergers and acquisitions, privacy, product liability, Uniform Commercial Code, and warranty matters.

    PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Exercise sound legal counsel and interpersonal interaction that assesses legal risk, primarily through Microsoft Teams during this pandemic, so operations can take informed business decisions.
    • Draft, review, revise and negotiate terms and conditions on a broad range of commercial documents and contracts/agreements (e.g. sale, service, supply, purchase, distribution, lease, warranty, indemnification), ensuring that the writings appropriately address business and legal needs. 
    • Listen carefully, work cooperatively and establish strong relationships with diverse stakeholders and operating unit leaders committed to innovation.
    • Manage the activities of outside counsel, ensuring the delivery of quality service at a cost that is reasonable and appropriate.
    • Provide assistance on, and from time to time lead, in assigned projects affecting Atlas Copco North and South America as well as other Atlas Copco Group companies.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

    • Juris Doctorate Degree from an American Bar Association accredited institution
    • Admitted to practice, and in continuous good standing, in at least one State, and able to qualify (if not already) for the in-house license in New Jersey
    • §  Twelve years legal background, eight years in-house at a corporate law department. 
    • Ability to travel by air, car or rail domestically and globally
    • Spanish speaking capability is a plus.
    • Be ethically goal oriented
    • Interact cooperatively, timely and effectively with others
    • Manage a diverse grouping of cases and projects
    • Write and speak understandably and succinctly about complex matters
    • Strong research skills and attention to detail
    • Microsoft Outlook and Sharepoint proficiency
    • Prioritize tasks in a changing environment
    • Take initiative and work independently
    • Be committed to client productivity
    • Influence and inspire others
    • Demonstrate emotional intelligence
    • Work in a team environment
    • Be results oriented
    • Possess a sense of humor

    Qualified candidates should email their cover letter, requirements and resume to Beth.Woods@atlascopco.com no later than Monday January 18, 2021.

    Atlas Copco North America LLC is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state and local fair employment practices laws. Atlas Copco North America LLC strictly prohibits and does not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants or any other covered persons because of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, sex, gender (including gender nonconformity and status as a transgender or transsexual individual), age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, past, current or prospective service in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.


  • 11 Dec 2020 5:38 AM | Arianna Mouré (Administrator)

    Citibank has an opening in its New York office. Use the following link for more information and to apply: 

    https://jobs.citi.com/job/new-castle/ethics-internal-investigations-officer/287/17045918

  • 11 Dec 2020 5:24 AM | Arianna Mouré (Administrator)

    The United States Attorney's Office has the two positions (linked below) posted. Follow the links for more information.

    Permanent Appointment: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/586385400

    Term Appointment (SARs): https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/586385100

     


  • 30 Nov 2020 11:04 PM | Arianna Mouré (Administrator)

    Perth Amboy Personal Injury firm seeking attorney experienced in handling Workers’ Compensation and personal injury cases with an emphasis on fall down cases.

    Minimum 5 years experience. Salary commensurate with experience.

    Send resume and salary expectation to karzadi@courtlaw.com.


  • 30 Nov 2020 10:47 PM | Arianna Mouré (Administrator)

    Gibbons P.C. is seeking an associate with 5 years of products liability experience to work in our New Jersey or New York office. New Jersey and New York admission required. Excellent writing skills and deposition experience required.

    Interested attorneys can call Sylvia-Rebecca (“Becky”) Gutiérrez for more information (201-306-3945).


  • 24 Nov 2020 9:56 PM | Arianna Mouré (Administrator)

    Volunteer Lawyers for Justice (VLJ), a statewide legal services organization, seeks a bilingual attorney (Spanish/English) to join our dynamic team. The attorney will join our housing team and will focus on eviction defense and housing stability for tenants across the state. VLJ’s mission is to improve the lives of economically disadvantaged adults, children and families living in New Jersey by empowering them with the tools, advice and pro bono representation needed to obtain fair and equal treatment within the legal system. To carry out its mission, VLJ operates 10 distinct pro bono programs. VLJ has 15 staff members, including 8 attorneys and a panel of more than 1,500 volunteers. More information about VLJ can be found at: www.vljnj.org.


    The staff attorneys will work on VLJ’s Tenancy Program, providing legal assistance to tenants facing eviction due to the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing eviction crisis. The staff attorneys will manage a dynamic workload that includes both casework and program management tasks. Duties include conducting client intake, coordinating and staffing virtual and in-person legal clinics, recruiting, training and supporting pro bono attorneys, placing cases with volunteer attorneys, presenting legal seminars, managing client data and files, preparing reports, conducting outreach in the community, and representing clients in court proceedings across the state.

    VLJ seeks highly motivated attorneys with a demonstrated commitment to public interest law. Ideal candidates will have:

    • License to practice law in good standing in New Jersey
    • 2+ years of relevant experience
    • Insight into issues affecting our clients that will bring a new perspective to VLJ, which may be based on prior experience working in the area of housing instability, poverty, racial justice, or personal experience as a member of a historically marginalized group, or deep knowledge of a relevant body of law
    • Fluency in Spanish
    • Prior experience working in a legal services or community-based organization is a plus
    • Excellent writing, communication, and interpersonal skills
    • Outstanding organizational skills and the ability to multi-task
    • Candidates should be detail-oriented, have the ability to work both as part of a team and independently and have the flexibility to attend morning or evening meetings/activities
    • Experience working in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is required
    • Valid driver’s license, as some travel throughout New Jersey is required

    This position is funded for 1-year. VLJ offers an outstanding benefits package, including medical and dental insurance, retirement account with employer contributions, paid holidays, and generous vacation and sick leave policies. Salary depending upon experience, with a minimum starting salary of $65,000.

    HOW TO APPLY

    To be considered for this position, send a cover letter detailing your relevant experience and a resume to vljpersonnel@gmail.com. Please include "Staff Attorney” in the subject line of your email.

    This position will remain open until filled and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Volunteer Lawyers for Justice is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. People of color, women, LGBTI+ people, people with disabilities, and other persons in underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.


  • 20 Nov 2020 10:30 PM | Arianna Mouré (Administrator)

    The Latin American Legal Defense and Education Fund (LALDEF) – located in Trenton, NJ – seeks compassionate and focused candidates for the role of Supervising/Staff Attorney of Immigration Legal Services (SA). Directing a small team of Legal Service Coordinators, the SA will lead and supervise the provision of immigration legal services (Naturalization, SIJS, DACA, TPS, Adjustment of Status, U and T visas, VAWA, and asylum cases) to low- and moderate-income clients of LALDEF’s Welcome House Community Center in Trenton.

    This is a senior, full-time position. This position offers the right candidate an opportunity to contribute in meaningful ways to a growing organization that serves the needs of the immigrant community in Mercer County.

    Leadership and management responsibilities include:

    • Draft occasional legal briefings and represent asylum applicants in immigration court;
    • Supervise and review the work product of BIA accredited representative(s) and those seeking accreditation (both staff and volunteers), administrative staff, and legal interns in the LALDEF office in Trenton and at occasional community clinics;
    • Identify professional development opportunities and facilitate training for legal department staff, volunteers, and interns, as needed;
    • Stay apprised of developments in immigration law and communicate pertinent regulatory and legislative changes to LALDEF's staff, in a timely basis; 
    • Draft and/or review content of all LALDEF forms and information materials for publication pertaining to Legal Services;
    • Develop and maintain relationships with other legal services and community-based organizations;
    • Foster connections to local law schools/universities to recruit legal interns; and
    • Collaborate with the Executive Director and/or grant writer in the writing of grant proposals, reports, and presentations to funders and potential funders and the preparation of the annual department budget.

    Qualifications:

    • A law degree from an accredited law school and admission to the NJ state bar required.
    • Command of written and spoken Spanish.
    • Willingness to commute to our Trenton, NJ office.
    • Two or more years of immigration law practice.

    Please send a resume and cover letter as Microsoft Word or PDF attachments to info@laldef.org. Please include two references (name, current position, email, and best telephone number.) Our salary range is between $55,000 and $60,000, based on experience.

    714-716 S. Clinton Avenue, Trenton NJ 08611

    Mailing address: PO Box 80, Princeton, NJ 08542

    Ph: (609) 688-0881 · Fax: (609) 964-1651 · E-mail: info@laldef.org · www.laldef.org

    About Us: The Latin American Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc.'s (LALDEF) mission is to promote the rights of all immigrants (with a focus on the Latin American community in the Mercer County area); facilitate access to health care, education, and legal representation; advocate for the integration of immigrants; and foster intercultural communication to strengthens our communities. In addition to compensation, we provide some health care as well as legal liability insurance.



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