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Due April 23, 2021:  JWLA Student Internship at Jacksonville Area Legal AidSummer 2021 Job Opportunity in Jacksonville, Florida. PAID (part-time) Interested students may learn more about Jacksonville Area Legal Aid at www.jaxlegalaid.org. JOB DESCRIPTION : Law student interns provide assistance in a variety of ways that increases JALA’s capacity to serve the underserved and vulnerable. Depending on the needs of the substantive units, interns may be involved in client interviewing both in person and by phone; managing cases and learning to use the electronic case management system; identifying legal issues and determining relevant case facts. Interns may assist with research and data analysis. They may accompany attorneys to court and draft documents. Certified Legal Interns (CLIs) may have the opportunity to advocate for clients in court with attorney supervision. Interns gain a good understanding of public interest law and poverty issues. The selected student will be an employee of JALA; all hiring and employment decisions will be made by JALA.

As part of the internship, the selected student will be expected to submit to JWLA three (3) write-ups of their work at JALA (while maintaining client confidentiality) and photo(s) for publication on the website, social media, and the newspaper.
JWLA is a chapter of the Florida Association of Women Lawyers (FAWL). Students are not required to be members of JWLA to apply, but preference will be given to students who are FAWL members. Learn more about JWLA membership at www.JWLA.org and FAWL membership at www.FAWL.org.
SCHEDULE AND PAY
This internship is a paid part-time position at Jacksonville Area Legal Aid (JALA) in downtown Jacksonville, Florida. Students will be employees of JALA. The position will be 16-20 hours per week for 10-12 weeks during Summer 2021 (May to August) at $10 per hour and will include parking.
HOW TO APPLY
APPLICATIONS DUE BY APRIL 23, 2021
TO APPLY, please email to [email protected]:
(1) Résumé
(2) Unofficial transcript
(3) Please provide short answers to the following questions:
1. Describe why you want to work for and support an organization that provides civil legal services for low-income individuals. (250-500 words)
3. Describe why gender equality in the legal profession is important. (250-500 words)
4. Please indicate if you are a FAWL member. FAWL membership is included in any organization that is a chapter of FAWL (e.g., JWLA, WLSA, 8FAWL, FAWL at UF Law).
The selected student will be an employee of JALA. All hiring and employment decisions will be made by JALA. Student(s) will be required to complete all human resources paperwork and processing required by JALA.
QUESTIONS
If you have any questions, please contact JWLA Board Liaison, Alexandra Ritucci-Chinni at [email protected]

 

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.