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American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) seeks to hire a Western Executive to join its senior professional staff. The Western Executive, reporting to the National Executive Director, will function as lead negotiator and administrator for multiple collective bargaining agreements with opera, dance, and concert signatory companies in the Western Area. Based in or near Los Angeles, California, the Western Executive works closely with area leadership to provide direct member services including contract enforcement; policy implementation, site visits, and ensuring healthy and safe working conditions. The following experience is required for this position: Extensive labor negotiating experience; administration and interpretation of collective bargaining agreements; previously conducted grievance and arbitration proceedings preferred; ability to solve problems and take a proactive approach to member issues; and a Juris Doctor or advanced degree preferred. Compensation is commensurate with experience and an excellent benefit package is provided. Please e-mail letter of interest and resume to email@example.com. For more information, visit www.musicalartists.org.
Gilbert & Sackman, a progressive Los Angeles firm representing unions and employee benefits plans as well as plaintiffs in class action litigation, seeks attorneys with zero (0) to five (5) years’ experience representing unions or benefit plans. Applicants should have strong writing skills. Gilbert & Sackman is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applicants from all backgrounds to apply. Please e-mail your resume, two writing samples, a transcript, and references to Josh Young, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Holguin, Garfield, Martinez & Goldberg, a labor law firm in downtown Los Angeles, is seeking attorneys with zero (0) to seven (7) years’ experience. We represent exciting, dynamic unions in the private and public sector. Applicants should have a strong academic background, excellent research and writing skills, and a demonstrated commitment to the labor movement. Experience representing unions in litigation, arbitration, and negotiations is especially valuable. Please send a resume, law school transcript, and writing sample to Beth Garfield, Holguin, Garfield, Martinez & Goldberg, 800 W. Sixth Street, Suite 950, Los Angeles, California 90017, or by e-mail, email@example.com.
Employee benefits law firm in Mountain View, CA is looking for an ERISA attorney with one (1) to five (5) years of experience. J.D. from ABA accredited law school and admission to the California Bar are required. Ideal candidate will have excellent writing skills, ability to work independently, and prior Taft-Hartley or labor law experience. Duties include employee benefits litigation, plan drafting and review, compliance, working with and advising plan professionals, and providing legal advice to Trust Fund personnel and Trustees. Our firm is an equal opportunity employer and invites applicants from all backgrounds to apply. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your cover letter and resume in the body of your email. Attachments will not be reviewed.
Leonard Carder, LLP, is looking for an attorney with zero (0) to two (2) years’ experience to join the firm’s ERISA practice, representing Taft-Hartley benefit plans with a focus on healthcare litigation. The position is for the firm’s San Francisco office. Ideal applicants should have excellent oral and written communication skills with exceptional analytical skills, and research and writing abilities. We are also seeking a candidate with some litigation management experience including document-intensive discovery, preparing dispositive motions, and taking/defending depositions. Candidates best suited for this position are attorneys who enjoy working both independently and collaboratively, are flexible and comfortable with uncertainty, and are good at multi-tasking while maintaining a high level of attention to detail. We are an equal opportunity employer. Applicants should be available to travel, and work independently and as part of a team. Strong writing skills and a dedication to the goals of the labor movement are essential. California bar admission is required. For more information about our firm, visit www.leonardcarder.com. Interested applicants should send a resume, references, and writing sample(s) by July 21, 2017 to Ann Casper, email@example.com.
Reich, Adell & Cvitan represents a broad array of public and private sector unions and employee benefit trust funds. We seek an attorney for our Los Angeles, CA office who has one (1) to seven (7) years of experience, and a passion for employee benefits law. Candidates must enjoy legal research and writing. Current admission to California Bar is preferred. Please send cover letter expressing your experience in employee benefits law, resume, and two substantive writing samples to Hiring Partner, Reich, Adell & Cvitan, 3550 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 2000, Los Angeles, CA 90010, or by e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org. EOE. No calls, please.
Rothner, Segall & Greenstone, a progressive labor law firm in Pasadena, is seeking an associate to begin in Fall 2017. We represent both local and international unions in the private and public sectors, as well as individuals and groups in employment, civil rights, and governmental transparency litigation. Responsibilities include representing clients in arbitration, state and federal administrative proceedings, state and federal court trial-level and appellate litigation, and providing advice and counsel to union staff. Applicants should be admitted to the California bar, have a strong academic background, and a demonstrated commitment to the labor movement. Judicial clerkship experience is a plus. Our firm is an equal opportunity employer and invites applicants from all backgrounds to apply. Please send a cover letter, resume, law school transcript and writing sample to Eli Naduris-Weissman, email@example.com, or Rothner, Segall & Greenstone, 510 South Marengo Avenue, Pasadena, California 91101. For more information about our firm, visit www.rsglabor.com.
Weinberg, Roger & Rosenfeld (“WRR”), a prominent union-side labor and employee benefits law firm with offices in Alameda, Honolulu, Los Angeles, and Sacramento, is seeking to hire two attorneys for its Alameda, California office. One attorney with zero (0) to five (5) years’ experience is needed to join our public sector team to advocate at PERB, NLRB, and civil service board proceedings; represent unions at arbitrations and in contract negotiations; deliver client trainings; and provide general strategy and legal advice. A second attorney with three (3) to five (5) years’ experience is sought to work on traditional labor and litigation matters, including litigation in bankruptcy court, with additional duties to include advocating at NLRB and PERB proceedings, union representation at arbitration, and all stages of litigation including drafting briefs, conducting discovery, including document collection and review, and preparing for trial. Applicants must be detail-oriented, possess exemplary research, writing, and analytical skills, and be admitted to the California bar. Judicial clerkship or prior union/community organizing experience a plus. WRR offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits, and is an equal opportunity employer that invites applicants from all backgrounds to apply. Please send resume, salary history, two substantive writing samples and a cover letter expressing your interest in the position(s) to Jennifer Calhoun, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Weinberg, Roger & Rosenfeld, 1001 Marina Village Parkway, Suite 200, Alameda, California 94501.
Rosenblatt & Gosch, PLLC, a progressive labor law firm in Denver, CO, is seeking an attorney to serve as an associate beginning Fall 2017. The firm represents national, regional and local labor unions in a variety of traditional labor law contexts, including arbitration, negotiations, and litigation before the NLRB and state labor boards and in federal and state court. The firm also represents individual employees in a wide range of matters, including wage theft and employment discrimination. Candidates should have a demonstrated commitment to social justice and strong writing skills. Women and candidates of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply, as are applicants fluent in Spanish. Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and references to Stan Gosch, email@example.com.
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The AFL-CIO Office of the General Counsel is seeking applications for an Associate General Counsel to join a staff of seven lawyers who work on a broad range of legal issues in many different programmatic areas on behalf of the AFL-CIO and its affiliated unions. The AFL-CIO is a federation of 56 national and international unions who together represent 12.5 million working men and women across the United States. The AFL-CIO is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and this position is based in Washington, D.C. The Office of the General Counsel engages in litigation before the U.S. Supreme Court, Courts of Appeals, National Labor Relations Board, and other bodies in cases of broad importance to the labor movement. We assist in the development of, advocacy for, and defense of, federal, state, and local legislative and executive branch initiatives to advance workers’ rights. We staff the AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee and assist with the development and implementation of LCC programs. We provide advice and assistance to all the programs of the AFL-CIO, including organizing, legislation, and campaigns. We advise the executive officers and senior staff on a wide range of policy and governance issues and we ensure the Federation’s compliance with governing laws. The particular mix of work for the new Associate General Counsel will vary depending on the successful applicant’s experience and expertise and our institutional needs. This position will be responsible, among other areas, for implementing the LCC’s Diversity Initiative, including the LCC Minority Caucus, the Minority Outreach Program for summer law clerks, and related programs. We are looking for a lawyer with up to 10 years’ experience to join our team. We are seeking a lawyer who is a team player with strong analytical, writing and communication skills and experience working in the labor movement. Click here to apply, and please be sure to include a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three references. The AFL-CIO is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages women, minorities, and LGBTQ candidates to apply. For best consideration, please apply by July 28, 2017.
Guerrieri, Clayman, Bartos, Parcelli & Roma, PC, based in Washington, DC, has represented labor unions and individual workers in federal courts and other forums for over 25 years. We are seeking a motivated attorney with excellent academics and strong research and writing skills to join the firm as an associate; judicial clerkship or one (1) to three (3) years litigation experience is strongly preferred. Please send cover letter and resume to Jeffrey A. Bartos, firstname.lastname@example.org, or by mail, Guerrieri, Clayman, Bartos, Parcelli & Roma, PC, 1900 M St., N.W., Suite 700, Washington, D. C. 20036.
Small, active, union-side law firm seeking an experienced labor attorney with five (5) years’ experience for its Washington, D.C. office. Firm represents private and public sector unions, is a litigation-intensive practice, and has nationally-based clients. Please e-mail resume and cover letter to Bill Osborne, email@example.com.
Woodley & McGillivary, a Washington, D.C. law firm representing international and local unions and workers, is seeking an attorney interested in labor/employment law and litigation, particularly involving public employees. One (1) to three (3) years of experience preferred. Applicants should have a commitment to the labor movement, a solid academic record, and excellent research and writing abilities. Please send resume and writing sample to Thomas A. Woodley, Woodley & McGillivary, 1101 Vermont Ave., N.W., Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20005, or by e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Zwerdling, Paul, Kahn & Wolly is seeking an attorney with at least five (5) years’ experience for its Washington, D.C. office. Our firm has an active nationwide practice in the railroad, NLRA, and public sectors. We serve as general counsel to several national and local unions and represent our clients in federal and state courts, before administrative agencies, and in arbitration and negotiation. The individual will be engaged in all aspects of our practice and should be an exemplary writer who is comfortable appearing in every forum in which we are involved. DC bar membership is required; Maryland bar membership is a plus. Preference will be given to candidates with RLA experience. We also will consider a lateral partner. Please e-mail resume and two significant writing samples with a cover letter describing your interest to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dynamic Miami law firm seeks dedicated associate attorney with two (2) to five (5) years’ experience to join a practice of committed lawyers representing public and private sector labor unions. Applicants must possess excellent writing, research, litigation, analytical, and advocacy skills and must have an interest in working for the labor movement. Florida Bar admission required and union background experience helpful. Salary is based on experience. Please send a resume, writing sample(s), and references to email@example.com.
The Honolulu, Hawaii office of Weinberg, Roger & Rosenfeld (“WRR”), a union-side labor law and employee benefits law firm with offices in Honolulu, Los Angeles, Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area, seeks an Associate to work on traditional labor, ERISA and litigation matters. WRR is well-known for its zealous advocacy on behalf of unions, employee benefit trust funds and working people. Applicants should have three (3) to eight (8) years of experience, must be detail-oriented, organized, and possess exemplary research, writing and analytical skills. Duties include all stages of litigation, including preparing demands, negotiation, writing briefs, drafting motions, engaging in discovery, document collection and review, preparing for trial, union representation at arbitration, and advocating at NLRB proceedings. This position offers opportunities for significant case-handling responsibilities and direct client interaction, as well as a competitive salary and excellent benefits. Admission to the Hawaii bar is preferred. Competence in U.S. District Court, District of Hawaii’s CM/ECF e-filing system and the State of Hawaii, JEFS Electronic Filing system, Taft-Hartley trust fund experience and admission to the Nevada bar are a plus. WRR is an equal opportunity employer and invites applicants from all backgrounds to apply. Please send resume, salary history, two (2) substantive writing samples and a cover letter expressing your interest in the position to Jennifer Calhoun, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Weinberg, Roger & Rosenfeld, 1001 Marina Village Parkway, Suite 200, Alameda, California 94501.
The Karmel Law Firm, a Chicago firm representing national and local unions and employee benefits plans throughout the Midwest, as well as plaintiffs in employment litigation, seeks an attorney with one (1) to five (5) years’ experience representing unions or benefit plans. Applicants should have strong writing skills. The Karmel Law Firm is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applicants from all backgrounds to apply. Please e-mail your resume, two writing samples, a transcript, and references to Jon Karmel, email@example.com.
The General Counsel’s office of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, AFL-CIO (IAM), has an opening for an experienced attorney in our Upper Marlboro, Maryland Headquarters. Applicant should have three (3) or more years of experience representing labor unions and workers and be well versed in a variety of labor and employment laws. Applicants with ERISA experience preferred. Applicant must have a strong, demonstrated commitment to the labor movement and the needs of working families. In addition, applicant should be well organized and a self-starter capable of handling assignments with minimal supervision. Applicant also must possess strong people skills; excellent research and writing ability; and the ability to multi-task and meet tight deadlines. The IAM is an equal opportunity employer and invites applicants from all backgrounds to apply. Excellent union benefit package. Interested applicants should send resume and references to Carla Siegel, Deputy General Counsel, IAMAW, 9000 Machinists Place, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772, or by e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org, by July 28, 2017.
Gregory, Moore, Jeakle & Brooks, located in downtown Detroit, seeks an experienced associate attorney. We represent public and private sector labor unions, Taft-Hartley funds, and individual employees in a variety of employment matters. Applicants with prior experience in the labor movement or other progressive causes preferred. Bar admission required; Michigan preferred. Please provide resume and writing sample to Scott A. Brooks, Scott@unionlaw.net.
Busy Detroit-area labor and employment law firm representing unions, employee benefit funds, and individuals and classes of workers, has an opening for an attorney with two (2) to five (5) years of experience. Motivated candidates should have strong writing skills and a commitment to representing unions and working people. ERISA knowledge/experience is a plus. Interested applicants should send cover letter, resume, references, transcript, and writing sample to McKnight, Canzano, Smith, Radtke & Brault, P.C., Attn: Hiring Partner, 423 N. Main Street, Suite 200, Royal Oak, MI 48067 (telephone: (248) 354-9650), or by e-mail, email@example.com. We are an equal opportunity employer.
White Schneider PC, located in Lansing’s Old Town, is a progressive law firm representing public and private sector unions and individuals. It seeks to hire an associate attorney with experience in labor relations, employment law, and related litigation. Experience in representing clients in licensing, retirement, estate planning, or criminal law is a plus. Send cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and writing sample to Shirlee Bobryk, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cary Kane LLP has an opening for a Labor & Employment Associate in its New York City law firm. The ideal candidate will have three (3) to six (6) years of experience with a strong background in traditional labor law and some experience doing plaintiff’s litigation. Candidate should have a strong academic record, excellent writing skills, and the ability to work independently and efficiently. Must be licensed to practice law in the State of New York. Please submit resume, writing sample, and salary requirements to email@example.com. EOE.
Cohen, Weiss and Simon LLP, located in New York City, is seeking an ERISA associate with one (1) to four (4) years of employee benefit plan experience. Our firm represents labor unions and employee benefit plans affiliated with labor unions, and also has active employment, bankruptcy and wage and hour law practices. We seek an ERISA associate, preferably with experience in multiemployer Taft-Hartley benefit plans, who can add to our robust employee benefits practice. Job duties will include providing advice to our employee benefit plan clients regarding administrative and operational issues; ERISA, tax and other regulatory compliance; plan design and drafting; plan qualification; communications; general consultation; attending client meetings; and handling of benefit plan-related litigation. The successful candidate must be a member of the New York bar; NJ bar admission is a plus. Must have strong writing, speaking and analytical skills and be a practical thinker with the ability to interact well with clients and plan professionals. An advanced degree in tax is also a plus. We offer a competitive salary in a collegial atmosphere with generous benefits. Please send resume (including references) and a writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more about our firm and its employee benefits practice at www.cwsny.com. We are committed to fostering a firm culture of diversity and inclusion; women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria, LLP, a long standing labor law firm in Buffalo, New York with a practice throughout New York State, is seeking an attorney with zero (0) to five (5) years of experience. We represent a broad range of labor unions in both the private and public sector. Responsibilities include representing clients in arbitrations, state and federal administrative proceedings, state and federal court litigation, and providing hands-on advice and direction to union officers. A strong academic background and a commitment to the labor movement is required. Please send a cover letter, resume, and law school transcript with writing sample to Robert L Boreanaz, 42 Delaware Ave. Suite 120, Buffalo, NY 14202, or by e-mail, email@example.com. For more information about our firm, please visit www.lglaw.com.
We are a diverse, international union representing workers in a broad range of industrial and service sectors in the United States and Canada. Our 14-person Pittsburgh Legal Department, which maintains a broad litigation and collective-bargaining related practice, has an opening starting in November 2017 for an energetic, self-starting attorney with a deep commitment to serving working people. This opening is for a general labor litigator, but applications are welcome from attorneys with an interest in either ERISA or bankruptcy/corporate restructurings. Excellent writing and research skills and a strong academic record are musts. Third year law students and judicial clerks are eligible for consideration. We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to a culture of diversity and inclusion. Peggy Browning Fellows are strongly encouraged to apply. Competitive salary and outstanding benefits package. Please send a cover letter telling us about yourself and your interest in the labor movement as well as your resume, three references, law school transcript, and writing sample to Richard Brean, United Steelworkers International Union, 60 Boulevard of the Allies, Room 807, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1214, or by e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Previant Law Firm, S.C., a diverse union side labor law firm located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is seeking an associate ERISA/fringe benefits attorney. The position entails the counseling of pension, welfare and other fringe benefit plans, including plan design and legal compliance. We will consider candidates with zero (0) to three (3) years of employee benefit plan experience who possess a strong academic record as well as strong writing, research, and analytical skills. A demonstrated commitment to the labor movement is essential. Please send resume and writing sample to Frank G. Locante, email@example.com.
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The American Federation of Teachers, located in Washington, D.C., represents 1.6 million members who are pre-K through 12th-grade teachers; paraprofessionals and other school-related personnel; higher education faculty and professional staff; federal, state and local government employees; and nurses and other healthcare professionals. The AFT Legal Department is seeking a Law Clerk for the 2017-18 academic year to work 15- 25 hours per week. The ideal candidate will be a 2L or 3L who has completed coursework in Labor Law; additional coursework in Employment Law or Education Law is a plus, as are union, journal or moot court experience. Applicants must have strong research and writing skills. Compensation is $23.50/hour. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and law school transcript to Valerie Klayman, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cohen, Weiss and Simon LLP, located in New York City, is a full service union-side labor, employee benefits, and employment law firm. The firm represents national, regional and local labor unions, pension plans, welfare plans, and the interests of employees in a wide variety of matters. Cohen, Weiss and Simon LLP seeks Law Clerks for Fall 2017. Applicants should have strong research and writing skills. Coursework in Labor Law and/or ERISA is preferred. Union, journal and/or moot court experience is a plus. Compensation is $25/hour. Women, minorities and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and law school transcript to Ms. Kate M. Swearengen, Esq., Cohen, Weiss and Simon LLP, 900 Third Avenue, 21st Floor, New York, N.Y. 10022, or by e-mail, email@example.com. No phone calls, please.
Levy Ratner, P.C., a NYC firm representing individuals in employment-related matters, unions in the private and public sectors, and employee benefit funds, seeks part-time, paid law clerks (16-20 hrs. per week) for the 2017 Fall semester. Position entails research and writing on a variety of legal topics, as well as the potential for client contact, depending on assignment. Excellent research and writing skills and ability to work under short deadlines are essential. Relevant labor/employment law classes and experience, and/or demonstrated commitment to the labor movement and protecting workers’ rights preferred. Please e-mail a cover letter, resume, unedited writing sample, and transcript to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) is offering a full-time paid legal fellowship to a recent law graduate with a demonstrated interest in labor law and strong writing skills. The fellowship period will begin in late August or early September of 2017 and continue for the duration of the academic year, with the understanding that the fellow may leave the UMWA if and when they secure permanent employment. The work of our five-member Legal Department (four in our Headquarters Office and one in Charleston, WV) regularly includes organizing, negotiations, contract enforcement, plant closings, safety and health law, and internal union affairs. In addition to providing legal advice to other UMWA departments and partnering with them to create and implement union policies, UMWA attorneys engage in a large quantity of litigation in state and federal courts, as well as before state and federal administrative agencies. Our fellow will share the same broad exposure and experience, and will be expected to contribute substantively to our work by, for example, drafting complaints and motions, pursuing and defending NLRB charges, thinking creatively to answer legal questions from union officers and staff, and conducting essential research. Experienced UMWA lawyers are always available to provide guidance and supervision, when needed. Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to Laura Karr, Staff Attorney, email@example.com. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis; no calls, please. The UMWA is an equal-opportunity employer, and women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Please note that our office is located in Triangle, VA.
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It has been brought to our attention that vacancy notices sent by the Lawyers Coordinating Committee to Law School Placement offices are being circulated without including the specific requirements of the position. Our members have notified us that applicants have contacted them to apply for positions for which they have no information regarding the qualifications and experience required. To ensure this service is worthwhile to all the parties, please include the relevant information in all vacancy notices circulated.