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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.


Job postings are listed in alphabetical order by state. We list Fellowship and Law Clerk opportunities at the end of this publication.


AFL-CIO OPPORTUNITIES

The Legal Department of the AFL-CIO annually sponsors a one-year, full-time legal fellowship open to graduating 3Ls, clerks and recent law school graduates. The fellowship offers an excellent opportunity for recent law school graduates to work with experienced union-side lawyers on a variety of issues. The fellow assists experienced lawyers working on cases and regulatory matters that affect the labor movement and the rights of workers. To apply for this position go to http://aflcio.hirecentric.com/jobs/71861.html.  For a link to the full job description, click here.

CALIFORNIA

Boutique employee benefits law firm in Mountain View, California 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 include your cover letter and resume in the body of your e-mail and send to: krawandkrawjobs@gmail.com. Attachments will not be reviewed.

Leonard Carder, LLP is a twenty plus attorney, San Francisco Bay Area firm representing unions, employee benefit funds, and employees in wage and hour, class action and law reform cases. We are looking for an associate attorney with one (1)to five (5) years relevant experience. Leonard Carder, LLP is proud to protect and advance workplace rights through its representation of labor unions and prosecution of class actions and multi-plaintiff and individual lawsuits. With our international and local labor union clients, we represent working people in both the private and public sectors, in industries as varied as the longshore, maritime, hospitality, transportation, health care, higher education, construction, utility, technical, and professional sectors. Our attorneys serve the labor movement by providing vigorous legal representation and strategic counsel to labor unions. We represent our union clients in cases before state and federal courts, administrative agencies, and in private arbitration. Our attorneys also counsel labor unions on all manner of critical issues, including organizing; collective bargaining; contract enforcement; internal governance; and political, electoral, and legislative matters. We also have a long and celebrated history of representing workers in class actions and individual lawsuits to enforce wage and hour and other employment laws, and have been recognized for handling ground-breaking cases involving independent contractor misclassification. Leonard Carder also counsels and litigates on behalf of dozens of pension, health, and other employee benefit plans covering workers, retirees, and their families. Leonard Carder, LLP is an equal opportunity employer Spanish language skills a strong plus. Applicants should be available to work independently and as part of a team and to travel. Demonstrated academic excellence, strong written and oral advocacy skills and a dedication to the goals of the labor movement are essential. California bar admission is required. For more information about our work, please visit our website at www.leonardcarder.com. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, references and writing sample(s) by October 10, 2014 to Lily Gregerson by e-mail to lgregerson@leonardcarder.com. Salary commensurate with experience. Competitive benefits, including comprehensive medical, dental and vision.

Operating Engineers Local Union No. 3, based in Alameda, CA, is seeking candidates for an Associate House Counsel staff position. This is an unusual opportunity for an experienced labor attorney who wishes to work with a major union, handling all aspects of labor law, including arbitrations, private and public sector administrative proceedings, job action experience, and advising union staff on collective bargaining matters. The successful candidate preferably will have at least two (2) years’ experience in the field of labor and employment law and must have strong advocacy skills. Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent union benefits, i.e. medical insurance, pension, etc.  Please submit resume and cover letter to jobs@oe3.org or fax: (510) 748-7436 or mail: Operating Engineers Local Union 3; 1620 South Loop Road, Alameda, California  94502, ATTN:  Human Resources.  Position open until filled.

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 ERISA attorney with relevant experience for its Alameda, California office. WRR is well-known for its zealous advocacy on behalf of unions and working people and seeks an Associate for its Trust Fund practice group. Applicants should have one (1) to three (3) years of experience, must be detail-oriented and possess exemplary research, writing and analytical skills. Duties include employee benefits litigation, bankruptcy litigation, plan drafting and review, compliance, working with and advising plan professionals, and providing legal advice to Trust Fund personnel and Trustees. 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 California bar is required. Judicial Clerkship experience a plus. WRR is an equal opportunity employer and 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 to: Conchita Lozano-Batista, Weinberg, Roger & Rosenfeld, 1001 Marina Village Parkway, Suite 200, Alameda, California 94501.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Laborers’ International Union of North America seeks in-house Associate General Counsel.  Experience a bonus but not mandatory. Commitment to working people and the trade union movement critical.  Love of the law required.  Intellectual horsepower a requisite. The nature of the work is a function of serving the legal needs of the parent body of a 500,000 member, decentralized building trade union, which also represents significant numbers of public and other non-construction employees. We represent the parent body with respect to its own legal needs. We have significant responsibility for administration of the union’s internal judicial system as set forth in its constitution. We provide support to affiliates and local counsel in the conduct of their legal affairs. Far from least, we counsel the organization on the structuring of its future operations to achieve the greatest possible efficiency and effectiveness commensurate with legal obligation. Salary negotiable commensurate with experience. Contact Michael Barrett, Laborers’ International Union of North America, mbarrett@liuna.org.

Murphy Anderson PLLC, a fast-paced and innovative labor firm, is seeking an associate with zero (0) to five (5) years of experience for its Washington office. The firm represents unions in all sectors of the economy, with a particular focus on finding creative ways to help workers organize. The firm also represents employees in wage-and-hour class actions and represents whistleblowers fighting fraud in health care, military procurement and the construction industry using the False Claims Act and similar SEC and IRS programs. The successful applicant will work in all areas of the firm’s practice. Applicants should have excellent writing skills, strong academic credentials and a demonstrated commitment to workers' rights and public service.  Federal judicial clerkship and law journal experience are favored, as is Spanish-language proficiency. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, brief legal writing sample, reference list and law school transcript to Mark Hanna, mhanna@murphypllc.com.

FLORIDA

Busy Palm Beach County union-side labor law firm seeks to hire an additional associate with zero (0) to five (5) years’ experience to assist in the representation of labor unions and fringe benefit trust funds throughout the state of Florida. The firm represents more than 50 labor organizations and 25 benefit trusts at the local, council and state levels in both the public and private sectors. Requirements include excellent research and writing skills, a commitment to the labor movement, and a strong work ethic. Please send a resume, writing sample, references, and salary requirements to: Matthew J. Mierzwa, Jr., Mierzwa & Associates, P.A., 3900 Woodlake Boulevard, Suite 212, Lake Worth, Florida 33463, or e-mail submissions to Office Manager at rmysel@mierzwalaw.com. No telephone calls please.

ILLINOIS

AFSCME Council 31 is one of Illinois’ largest and most active unions, representing over 100,000 active and retired public service workers in nearly 300 affiliated local unions.  Council 31 has a long tradition of democratic, progressive trade unionism and plays a key role in the Illinois labor movement, as well as in the state’s political and legislative arenas.  It has pioneered new strategies for organizing the unorganized, winning tough contract fights, and developing innovative programs to improve workers’ lives.  AFSCME has diverse memberships who work in a wide range of occupations—including health care, criminal justice, clerical, maintenance, public works, human services and educational support. Council 31 is seeking an attorney in Chicago, IL with a minimum of four (4) years’ experience, preferably in labor relations related law. Duties include handling labor arbitrations, labor board litigation, and related matters. Applicant should have strong research and oral and written communications skills.  Applicant should also have good interpersonal skills and a strong commitment to social justice and the labor movement. Competitive salary and benefits. Please e-mail resume, writing sample and professional references to Minnie Perez mperez@afscme31.org.

Paul T. Berkowitz & Associates, Ltd. – Chicago Loop law firm having a national practice representing labor unions and multi-employer ERISA Funds in ERISA and collection matters – has an immediate opening for a hands-on, outgoing associate attorney who has at least five (5) years of experience in NLRA, LMRDA, etc. Bar membership in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio a big plus.  Must be available for at least 15 hours per week. Computer proficiency is a must, including both legal and non-legal research and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook.  Also familiarity with social media, QuickBooks and Power Point). Some overnight traveling will be involved. Salary negotiable, commensurate with experience for this full-time or part-time.  Please forward resume, writing sample and references to paul@ptblaw.com.

Dowd, Bloch, Bennett & Cervone, a growing eleven-attorney Chicago union-side labor firm, representing unions, multi-employer benefit funds and individual employment clients, seeks an attorney with three (3) or more years of experience in employee benefit funds litigation. Must have excellent writing skills. Make confidential inquiry to J. Peter Dowd (312) 372-1361 or send resume with writing sample to: J. Peter Dowd, Dowd, Bloch, Bennett & Cervone, 8 South Michigan Avenue - 19th floor, Chicago, Illinois 60603 or e-mail jpdowd@dbb-law.com.

MAINE

MSEA-SEIU Local 1989, a progressive, statewide union representing 12,000 public and private sector employees, is seeking to hire a General Counsel.  Representative duties of the General Counsel include: participating in general management of the union; co-directing the union’s Representational Services Department; supervising assigned staff; providing legal advice, either directly or with assistance from other attorneys, to union officers, members and staff on matters relating to the union's activities, including organizing, collective bargaining, contract administration and matters of union administration and governance; representing the union in arbitration, administrative and court proceedings; providing training to union leaders, stewards, and staff on legal matters; recruiting, supervising, or working with other attorneys hired to perform legal work for the union. To be qualified a candidate must: be licensed to practice law in Maine (or licensed to practice law in at least one other state and committed to apply either for admission to the Maine Bar by waiver or to take the next Maine Bar exam); have experience representing organized labor; have general knowledge of the labor movement; and have excellent oral and written communication skills.  MSEA-SEIU is an equal opportunity employer.  To apply, by September 15, 2014, send a cover letter and resume to: Ginette Rivard, President MSEA-SEIU Local 1989, 65 State Street, P.O. Box 1072, Augusta, ME 04330-1072. Or electronically to: Ginette.rivard@mseaseiu.org.

MASSACHUSETTS

Sandulli Grace, P.C., a progressive Boston law firm representing labor unions and employees, seeks to hire an associate attorney with one (1) to three "(3) years’ experience practicing before arbitrators and labor and employment agencies, and/or negotiating collective bargaining agreements.  We seek a candidate with strong advocacy, research and writing skills, and a dedication to the labor movement.  Please e-mail resume in confidence to Leigh A. Panettiere at LPanettiere@sandulligrace.com, and in the subject line of the email please type "Boston - Sandulli Grace, P.C. application".


MINNESOTA


The Minnesota Nurses Association ("MNA") is seeking a Labor Counsel.  This person will provide a variety of legal services to protect and advance the rights of MNA and its members; actively supports the Association’s programs, policies, and initiatives to strengthen the organization’s power through member engagement and organizing; and represents the Association and its members in proceedings in various venues, including before arbitrators, administrative agencies, and state and federal courts. Click
here for the full job description. To apply for this position, please send your resume to Julie Kinsel at Julie.Kinsel@mnnurses.org.

NEW JERSEY

AV rated firm seeks an associate attorney with a minimum of three (3) to five (5) years experience in labor law litigation and arbitration, New Jersey admission required, New York admission preferred. Please send resume, writing sample, referrals and salary requirements to: O'Brien, Belland & Bushinsky, 1526 Berlin Road, Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08003, Attn: Kevin D. Jarvis or kjarvis@obbblaw.com.

NEW YORK

New York City firm representing progressive unions, plaintiffs, and employee benefit funds seeks an associate with zero (0) to five (5) years of experience. Experience in labor, employment discrimination and/or wage and hour litigation would be especially valuable. Excellent research and writing skills required. The position offers opportunities for significant case-handling responsibilities and direct client interaction, as well as competitive salary and excellent benefits. Spanish language skills are a plus. Minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Please send a cover letter, resume and unedited writing sample to: Richard Levy, rlevy@levyratner.com.

New York City firm representing progressive unions, plaintiffs and employee benefit funds seeks an experienced ERISA attorney with a background in multi-employer fund representation. Familiarity with the tax code and ERISA compliance issues would be valuable. Excellent writing and analytical skills required. The position offers opportunities for significant case handling responsibilities and direct client interaction, as well as competitive salary and excellent benefits. Minorities strongly encouraged to apply. Please send a cover letter, resume and unedited writing sample to: Richard Levy, rlevy@levyratner.com.

New York City firm representing progressive unions, plaintiffs and employee benefit funds seeks an associate with four (4) or more years of civil litigation experience, preferably in federal court, to work primarily in the firm's bankruptcy practice. Experience in bankruptcy and labor, as well as actual trial work, would be valuable. Excellent writing and analytical skills required. The position offers opportunities for significant case handling responsibilities and direct client interaction, as well as competitive salary and excellent benefits. Minorities strongly encouraged to apply. Please send a cover letter, resume and unedited writing sample to: Richard Levy, rlevy@levyratner.com.

The New York State Public Employees Federation, AFL-CIO, a union representing 54,000 white collar NYS employees, seeks an Associate Counsel in Albany, New York. The Associate Counsel will litigate in court on a wide variety of employment-related matters in the areas of labor law, civil service law and civil rights on behalf of the union and individual members; will handle proceedings before administrative agencies; will defend individual members in contractual disciplinary arbitrations; and will provide legal advice on a broad spectrum of government and employment matters. Qualifications: Minimum five or more (5+) years litigation experience preferred; admission in good standing to practice before New York and federal courts; experience in public sector setting preferred. Competitive salary to be determined by experience with excellent employer paid benefits. This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement. Send letter of application and resume to: Office of Human Resources, NYS Public Employees Federation, AFL-CIO, 1168-70 Troy-Schenectady Road, P.O. Box 12414, Albany, New York 12212-2414, or e-mail to HR@PEF.org.

PENNSYLVANIA

Jubelirer, Pass & Intrieri, P.C., a union-side labor law firm with offices in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, seeks a labor attorney with ERISA employee benefit experience. Applicants should have one (1) to three (3) years of experience, must be detail-oriented and possess exemplary research, writing and analytical skills. On the ERISA side, duties include Taft-Hartley Fund representation, plan drafting and review, compliance, working with and advising plan professionals, and providing legal advice to Trust Fund personnel and Trustees. On the union side, duties include representing clients in arbitration, state and federal administrative proceedings, and state and federal court litigation, and providing advice and counsel to union staff. This position offers opportunities for significant case-handling responsibilities and direct client interaction, as well as a competitive salary and benefits. Admission to the Pennsylvania bar is required. Jubelirer, Pass & Intrieri, P.C. 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: Joseph J. Pass, Esquire, Jubelirer, Pass & Intrieri, P.C., 219 Fort Pitt Boulevard, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222, e-mail: jjp@jpilaw.com.

WASHINGTON

Robblee Detwiler & Black PLLP, a union-side labor law firm in Seattle, is seeking a labor attorney with one (1) to three (3) years of traditional labor law experience. The candidate must have a demonstrated commitment to representing labor unions as well as strong research, writing, and presentation skills in all aspects of litigation - arbitration, NLRB, administrative proceedings and state/federal court. The firm represents every segment of organized labor across the state, both private and public sector, and offers challenging and diverse work within a collegial and friendly work environment. Exceptionally well qualified candidates with no experience will be considered. Please send resume and two (2) writing samples c/o Kristina Detwiler at Robblee Detwiler & Black, 2101 4th Avenue, Suite 1000, Seattle, Washington 98121 or by e-mail to kdetwiler@unionattorneysnw.com.

FELLOWSHIP AND LAW CLERK OPPORTUNITIES

CALIFORNIA

Bush Gottlieb is a union-side labor firm in the Los Angeles area representing private and public-sector labor unions and multi-employer trust funds in various industries. We are currently seeking applications for our 2015 summer law clerk program. Candidates should have a superior academic background and excellent communication, research, writing and leadership skills. Equally important is an applicant's commitment to the labor movement, workers' rights and the practice of union-side labor law. Our practice is challenging and diverse, and provides an ideal balance between representing unions in the private and public sector. We prefer applicants in their second year of law school, who have taken a course or will have completed a course, in basic labor law and/or employee benefits. However, we will consider first year students with a background working with labor unions. If you are interested and would like us to consider your application, please forward a cover letter, resume, transcript and writing sample to Erica Deutsch, edeutsch@bushgottlieb.com. For more information on the firm and our practice areas, please visit our website at www.bushgottlieb.com. We are an equal opportunity employer and seek a diverse pool of candidates.

Weinberg, Roger & Rosenfeld is one of the nation's leading firms representing unions and working people in all aspects of labor and employment law. We represent unions, employee benefit plans, and individual employees in federal and state courts, in arbitration, and before administrative agencies throughout the country. In serving unions and benefit plans, our practice ranges far beyond labor law to civil rights, environmental compliance, real estate, bankruptcy, campaign finance, catastrophic torts, and many other areas of the law that impact our clients. Our clerks are assigned a variety of legal research and writing projects addressing both "traditional" labor and benefit plan issues and emerging practice areas. In addition, our clerks accompany attorneys into the field to meet clients, observe arbitrations and hearings, and participate in our in-house education program. Our clerks are paid $25 an hour and are based out of our Alameda, California office. Interested applicants should contact Jannah Manansala at jmanasala@unioncounsel.net and provide a cover letter, resume and writing sample. People of color, women, veterans, LGBTQ and candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

The Legal Department of the AFL-CIO annually sponsors a one-year, full-time legal fellowship open to graduating 3Ls, clerks and recent law school graduates. The fellowship offers an excellent opportunity for recent law school graduates to work with experienced union-side lawyers on a variety of issues. The fellow assists experienced lawyers working on cases and regulatory matters that affect the labor movement and the rights of workers. To apply for this position go to http://aflcio.hirecentric.com/jobs/71861.html.  For a link to the full job description, click here.

The Communications Workers of America, AFL-CIO, is seeking qualified candidates for a one-year Legal Fellowship beginning in September, 2015. Recent law graduates and third-year law students with a demonstrated interest in working on union-side legal issues involving organizing, collective bargaining, contract enforcement and related matters are encouraged to apply. CWA represents workers in both the public and private sectors throughout the United States and Canada. Our members work in a variety of industries, including telecommunications, airline, manufacturing, and media. The Fellow will provide legal assistance and support to CWA officers, Districts and Sectors on projects and/or special assignments, including organizing campaigns, legislative projects and corporate campaigns. The Fellow may assist with arbitration and litigation involving CWA-represented workers, as well as NLRB or other administrative agency proceedings. The Fellow will work under the direction of the CWA General Counsel and other CWA attorneys. The position will be based in the Legal Department at CWA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. but the Fellow may be asked to travel to other CWA District offices for short-term projects. This is a confidential, non-bargaining unit position. Salary range: $55,000-65,000, depending on experience and qualifications. Benefits are included. Candidates must have excellent legal research and writing skills and a demonstrated commitment to union-side labor law and worker’s rights. Successful completion of labor and human rights law courses and related academic work is a plus, as is practical worker’s rights experience. CWA is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from diverse candidates. APPLICATION PROCESS: Please send a letter of introduction, current resume, writing sample, academic transcript and a letter of reference and an additional list of at least two (2) references to CWA General Counsel, CWA Legal Department ATTN: CWA Legal Fellowship, 501 Third Street, N.W., Suite 800, Washington, D.C. 20001. Early application is encouraged. Please do not call.

Murphy Anderson PLLC, a Washington, DC-based law firm practicing labor, employment and whistleblower law, is accepting applications for the 2015 George R. Murphy Public Interest Fellowship. The fellowship offers recent law school graduates or judicial clerks the opportunity to litigate important public-interest cases at Murphy Anderson PLLC. The fellowship is a one-year position with a start date of September 1, 2015. The fellowship is named after firm partner George R. Murphy, who after fifty years of practice continues to train public interest lawyers to be creative, zealous and ethical advocates for their clients and to advance the law to protect workers and promote social justice. Recent law graduates and judicial clerks are eligible to apply. Applicants for the George R. Murphy Fellowship must have a demonstrated commitment to the public interest, including the rights of workers and their unions. Strong academic credentials and writing skills are essential.  Spanish proficiency is favored.  Minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Applications should be received no later than January 20, 2015.  To apply for the fellowship position, please send a cover letter, resume, reference list and law school transcript to Mark Hanna, mhanna@murphypllc.com.

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is now accepting applications for the 2015 Honors Program. Placement in the 2015 Honors Program is limited to applicants who currently are third-year law students, full-time graduate law students, judicial law clerks, or attorneys who are serving in a full-time labor law fellowship begun immediately following graduation from law school or completion of a judicial clerkship. The Honors Program is highly competitive and candidates are selected on the basis of merit. Selection is based on the consideration of many factors including academic achievement (G.P.A. of 3.2 or greater); law journal or other relevant writing experience; relevant labor relations and/or law courses; moot court competition, legal aid, and legal clinic experience; and summer and/or part-time employment, particularly experience dealing with labor and employment matters. Some Regional offices have special needs where specific skills, such as bilingual skills, may be a factor in selecting the candidate. If your GPA falls below that necessary to qualify for consideration under the requirements of the NLRB Honors Program, you may nevertheless still qualify outside the Honors Program for a position in a Headquarters or Field Office. Please note that the National Labor Relations Board maintains three completely separate Honors Programs, one for offices on the General Counsel side, one for offices on the Board side, and one for specific Regional Offices. Application to and acceptance by or rejection from any one of the three programs has no reflection on consideration by the other two programs. Consequently, on the application form individuals must indicate to which program or programs he or she is applying. Application deadline is October 15. Click here for full job descriptions and the link to submit an application.

NEW YORK

We are a six-attorney firm in Times Square with an active labor and employment law practice focusing on the representation of unions and their benefit funds.  We are currently seeking a third-year law student to work as a clerk for this fall and coming spring.  Strong research and writing skills are essential. Please send resumes and cover letters to jchun@friedmananspach.com. Additional information about our firm can be found at www.friedmananspach.com.  


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