Current LCC Hiring Hall
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.
Job postings are listed in alphabetical order by state.
We are now listing Fellowship and Law Clerk opportunities at the end of this publication.
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 and benefit plans. Applicants should be available to begin work quickly. Please e-mail your cover letter, resume, a writing sample, and references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Holguin, Garfield, Martinez & Quiñonez, a labor law firm in downtown Los Angeles, is seeking a attorney with zero (0) to five (5) years’ experience. We represent exciting, dynamic unions in the private and public sector. Applicants should have a strong academic background and a demonstrated commitment to the labor movement. Please send a resume, law school transcript and writing sample to Beth Garfield at Holguin, Garfield, Martinez & Quiñonez, 800 West Sixth Street, Suite 950, Los Angeles, California 90017 or by e-mail to email@example.com. For more information about our firm, visit our website at www.HGMQ.org.
Robert M. Cheverie & Associates is a Connecticut based, five attorney firm representing unions and Taft-Hartley Benefit Funds in Connecticut and throughout New England and New York. We are currently seeking attorney applicants with two (2) to five (5) years of experience and an academic and work background demonstrating strong communication, research, writing, leadership and practical dispute resolution skills. The position includes ERISA compliance, handling labor arbitration, contract negotiations and matters before the National and State Labor Relations Boards. Please forward a cover letter, resume, transcript and writing sample by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to: Robert M. Cheverie, Robert M. Cheverie & Associates, P.C., 333 East River Drive, Suite 101, East Hartford, Connecticut 06108. No phone calls or agencies please.
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
The National IAM Benefit Trust Fund (the “Fund”) is conducting a search for an experienced employee benefits attorney to advise the Board of Trustees and Fund office on health and welfare matters. The desired candidate will have at least five (5) years of legal experience working with ERISA-covered multi-employer health welfare plans on complex ERISA and tax qualification issues. Candidates must have strong academic credentials, excellent writing skills, and a demonstrated commitment to working in the multi-employer plan area. Click here to view the full job description.
In-house management level position with local labor union. Primary duties include managing and directing legal programs and activities of Legal Services Department which include administrative litigation and uncontested domestic and estate matters for union members. Candidates must possess JD from an ABA-accredited law school; active license in the Florida Bar; Minimum of three (3) years engaged in the practice of law. Strong personal client contact and writing skills needed. Knowledge of labor law helpful. Salary and benefits commensurate with experience. Position located in Jacksonville. Send resume and personal references to Pam Cooper, FEA General Counsel, 213 South Adams Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32301. Resumes can also be sent via e-mail to email@example.com. Application deadline is January 2, 2014.
Blake & Uhlig P.A. (www.blake-uhlig.com), a 19-attorney Kansas City law firm representing multiemployer employee benefit plans and labor unions, seeks an ERISA attorney with zero (0) to five (5) years of experience. Position includes: plan drafting, compliance and administration; attendance at trustees meetings; and general advice to trustees and fund office personnel. Prior ERISA experience and/or LLM in tax or tax certificate preferred. Blake & Uhlig offers a competitive salary and outstanding benefits package, including a profit sharing plan. E-mail law school transcript, writing sample and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Small, progressive, central New Jersey law firm representing public and some private sector unions seeks an attorney with zero (0) to five (5) years’ experience. Must have demonstrated a strong commitment to advancing the interests of labor unions and workers. Knowledge of labor and employment law a must. Strong writing and research skills essential. Send resume, salary requirements and writing sample to: Annmarie Pinarski, Esq. at email@example.com.
1199 SEIU, United Healthcare Workers East, a 350,000-member health care union seeks an Associate Counsel for its Legal Department. A demonstrated commitment to advocating for working people is required, and two (2) or more years of experience as a union-side labor attorney is preferred. Responsibilities include handling arbitrations, administrative proceedings, collective bargaining, and providing advice and counsel to a large union staff. Strong communication and writing skills are required, as well as the ability to manage a heavy caseload and meet tight deadlines. Admission to the New York bar is required. Salary is commensurate with experience. Interested applicants should e-mail a resume, cover letter and recent writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attorney with specialized experience in labor and employment law dealing primarily with the relationships between employers and unions, or organized labor and a track record of work to ensure “good faith” collective bargaining for worker rights. Candidates must have a minimum of three (3) years of solid experience with Labor & Employment Law, Employee Rights, Employment Law, Employment Litigation, Labor Arbitration, Title VII Discrimination and Union Labor Law. ERISA litigation experience a plus. Qualified candidates should send resume and cover letter to John Neubauer, Legal Administrator, at email@example.com.
SAG-AFTRA seeks a News and Broadcast Director for its New York office. Under the direction of the SAG-AFTRA Associate National Executive Director, News & Broadcast, the Assistant Director / Labor Counsel will be responsible for the negotiation and administration of collective bargaining agreements with radio and television stations in the New York City Metro area as well as member outreach, and internal and external organizing for broadcast stations in the same geographical area. This position may also assist with broadcast representation in other regions on an as needed basis. Click here to view the full job description.
SAG-AFTRA seeks an Executive Director for its Ohio-Pittsburgh Local. The Ohio-Pittsburgh Local administers the contract affairs for approximately 1,800 members in all of Ohio, much of Western Pennsylvania and certain broadcast units in Western New York. SAG-AFTRA is dedicated to strengthening the collective power and dignity of our members through strong representation and organizing union work opportunities. The Local Executive Director is the chief executive for the SAG-AFTRA Ohio-Pittsburgh Local. Under direction of the Assistant National Executive Director Locals and the Local’s Board of Directors, this person is responsible for administering the business affairs of the Ohio-Pittsburgh Local. Click here for full job description.
AFGE/National Veterans Affairs Council, a union organization that represents a diverse and growing union of 210,000 (BUE) employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs, Regional Offices, and National Cemeteries, is seeking an energetic, organized and self-motivated attorney with at least three (3) years of employment law experience for a full time position. Excellent writing and analytical skills and the ability to work well with a wide variety of people are essential, with commitment to labor movement a plus. Job may be virtual. GS 11/12. If interested, please contact our office for more information: phone, (540) 345-6301, fax, (540) 224-1931 or e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beeson, Tayer and Bodine is a 20-attorney law firm and is seeking candidates for summer clerkship positions in its Oakland and Sacramento, CA offices. For more information about our firm, please visit our website as www.beesontayer.com. Applicants must be in their second year of law school, have strong academic credentials, and have completed or be enrolled in labor or employment law courses. In addition to a strong academic background and superior writing skills, applicants must share our commitment to the labor movement and have a demonstrated interest in working for progressive organizations. We welcome applicants with experience in or a commitment to the labor movement specifically or economic justice. This position is non-exempt, full-time, temporary and pays $25.00/hr. Beeson, Tayer and Bodine, APC is an equal opportunity employer and invites applicants from all backgrounds to apply. Please send your cover letter, resume, transcript & references by e-mail only (no fax, phone calls or in-person applications) to employmentOakClerk@beesontayer.com (include ‘Oakland Summer 2014 Law Clerk’ in your subject line) AND/OR to employmentSacClerk@beesontayer.com (include ‘Sacramento Summer 2014 Law Clerk’ in your subject line). Incomplete applications will not be considered.
The Office of the General Counsel of Service Employees International Union Local 32BJ has an opening for a Law Fellow starting in August or September 2014. This is a full-time, one year position based in Local 32BJ’s New York City office, with a competitive salary and full benefits. Local 32BJ is a progressive and dynamic labor organization representing over 120,000 property service workers, including janitors, security officers and food service employees primarily on the eastern seaboard. While each fellowship experience varies according to the work of the department, fellows can expect to be involved in a range of matters relating to new organizing, the advancement of workers’ rights, and the representation of Union members. The fellow will work on matters before the National Labor Relations Board and in federal and state court; and will work directly with Union staff and members. Qualifications: Recent law graduates, judicial clerks, and third-year law students are welcome to apply. Applicants should have excellent research and writing skills, a demonstrated commitment to workers’ rights, labor and employment coursework in law school, and a desire to practice union-side labor law. SEIU Local 32BJ is an equal opportunity employer. Admission to the New York Bar, or an intention to sit for the New York bar exam in the Summer of 2014 required. Fluency in Spanish is a plus, but not required. Travel may be required. To apply, e-mail cover letter, resume, writing sample, references, and law school transcript by January 15, 2014 to: email@example.com.
The United Mine Workers of America is seeking a part-time law clerk; the position will be paid unless the successful applicant prefers to earn school credit. Our legal department's work regularly includes: worker organizing; supporting collective bargaining negotiations; enforcing collective bargaining agreements through arbitration and litigation; health and safety matters; protecting our members in the event of worksite closings; litigating within administrative legal frameworks to protect our members' rights on the job; litigating in state and federal courts to protect our members' rights and benefits at work and in retirement; and advising UMWA leaders regarding internal union affairs. Clerks gain substantial legal research and writing experience, and have the opportunity to take on significant responsibility. At the same time, clerks work closely with each of the experienced attorneys in the legal department, who offer guidance and supervision as well as the chance for clerks to learn about different areas of law and to experience diverse lawyering styles. For more information, please visit our website: www.umwa.org. To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and two (2) writing samples to Laura Karr at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, with a deadline of January 10, 2014. We ask that clerks work a minimum of 15 hours per week, and we prefer - but do not require - applicants who have completed a labor law course. While our office is not public transit-accessible, externs may be able to participate in a carpool that departs from Northwest D.C.
To have your job listing included in the LCC Hiring Hall, please contact Cary Farrow, email@example.com
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