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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

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 bgarfield@hgmq.org.  For more information about our firm, visit our website at www.HGMQ.org.

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, 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, is looking for an attorney with up to three (3) years' experience in representing employee benefit funds in subrogation and/or general ERISA matters. Leonard Carder is proud to represent dozens of pension, health, and other employee benefit plans covering workers, retirees, and their families. Our attorneys are committed to serving such plans in all aspects of representation of multi-employer pension and health and welfare plans regarding benefit claim litigation, collections, compliance, fiduciary matters, plan design and subrogation matters. We represent such clients in state and federal courts, arbitration and before administrative agencies including the Department of Labor and the Internal Revenue Service. We also represent international and local labor unions representing workers 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 and workers in class actions and individual lawsuits to enforce wage and hour and other employment laws. Leonard Carder, LLP is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants should be available to travel, 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 work, please visit our website at www.leonardcarder.com. Interested applicants should e-mail a resume, references and writing sample(s) by November 30, 2014 to Lily Gregerson, lgregerson@leonardcarder.com.

SAG-AFTRA seeks a News & Broadcast Labor Counsel. Counsel will represent the interests of SAG-AFTRA and its members by the enforcement of the News and Broadcast collective bargaining agreements and shall be responsible for all matters related to SAG-AFTRA's broadcast jurisdiction including but not limited to serving as lead negotiator, managing grievances and arbitration and representing SAG-AFTRA in matters before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). For a full job description, click here.

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 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 to work on traditional labor and litigation matters. Applicants should have zero (0) to three (3) years of experience, must be detail-oriented and possess exemplary research, writing and analytical skills. Duties include advocating at NLRB and PERB proceedings, union representation at arbitration, and all stages of litigation including writing briefs, drafting motions, engaging in discovery, document collection & review, and preparing for trial. 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 (2) substantive writing samples and a cover letter expressing your interest in the position to: Jennifer Calhoun, Weinberg, Roger & Rosenfeld, 1001 Marina Village Parkway, Suite 200, Alameda, California 94501.

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 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 to work in its Public Works Unit on competitive bidding and fair contracting cases, and public works and prevailing wage enforcement. Applicants should have two (2) to five (5) years of experience, and must be detail-oriented and possess exemplary research, writing and analytical skills. Experience in public works is helpful but not required. This position also offers opportunities for significant case-handling responsibilities, direct client interaction, and litigation practice. Competitive salary and excellent benefits. Admission to the California bar is required. 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, Weinberg, Roger & Rosenfeld, 1001 Marina Village Parkway, Suite 200, Alameda, California 94501.

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 (2) 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.

Wohlner Kaplon Phillips Young & Cutler is looking for an ERISA associate to primarily work on collection cases for Taft-Hartley Trust Funds. The desired candidate will have at least three (3) to five (5) years’ experience working on Trust Fund collections or general litigation. The desired candidate will possess the ability to work independently interacting directly with clients on their collection cases. Candidate must possess litigation experience in both Federal and State court and have experience filing Mechanic Liens, Stop Notices and Payment Bond claims. Candidate must be a member of the California Bar. Benefits include competitive salary, fully paid health insurance including dental, vision, and prescription drugs, 401K, and a collegial working environment. Terms, including working hours, are flexible. Check us out at WKPYC.com. Please send resume, including references, to Jeffrey Cutler at jcutler@wkpyc.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.

KANSAS

Blake & Uhlig P.A., a nineteen attorney Kansas City law firm representing multiemployer employee benefit plans and labor unions seeks lateral ERISA associate with four (4) to ten (10)+ years of experience in the area of employee benefits. The firm will consider offering immediate partnership to the right candidate. The ideal candidate will have experience representing  qualified retirement plans and  health and welfare benefit plans, including but not limited to, experience advising clients on all matters relating to  compliance with the Internal Revenue Code, ERISA, COBRA, the ACA and HIPAA and experience drafting retirement and health and welfare plan documents. The ideal candidate must have a strong academic record, strong interpersonal skills, the ability to effectively handle multiple projects, and the ability to draft plan documents.  Blake & Uhlig offers a competitive salary and outstanding benefits package, including a profit sharing plan, a 401(k) with matching contributions, HRA, and fully paid for medical and dental insurance. E-mail law school transcript, writing sample and resume to:  hiringpartners@blake-uhlig.com.

Blake & Uhlig P.A., a nineteen attorney Kansas City law firm representing labor unions and benefit plans seeks lateral federal litigation associate with four (4) to ten (10)+ years of relevant experience. The firm will consider offering immediate partnership to the right candidate. Prior experience should involve: federal court litigation, NLRB unfair labor practice/representational proceedings, grievance processing and collective bargaining agreement administration, arbitration, Beck objections, internal union matters and prevailing wage/Davis-Bacon. Candidate should have excellent writing and research skills and a demonstrated interest in labor law and workers’ rights. Blake & Uhlig offers a competitive salary and outstanding benefits package, including a profit sharing plan, a 401(k) with matching contributions, HRA, and fully paid for medical and dental insurance. E-mail law school transcript, writing sample and resume to: hiringpartners@blake-uhlig.com.

Blake & Uhlig P.A., a nineteen attorney Kansas City law firm representing multi-employer 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: hiringpartners@blake-uhlig.com

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.

Chicago firm with a national practice representing  unions and employee benefit funds seeks an associate with two (2) to four (4) years of  experience and a demonstrated commitment to the labor movement for our labor law practice. Strong research and writing skills required.  Competitive salary and excellent benefits. Please send a resume and writing sample to: jon@karmellawfirm.com.

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".

NEW YORK

Labor Law Associate wanted, three (3) + years relevant experience, capable of doing labor arbitration and NLRB work to join a growing, progressive 10 attorney union-side labor and employment law firm with strong ERISA practice located in Herald Square, Manhattan. Some experience with collective bargaining, litigation or ERISA desirable. Competitive salary, good benefits, attractive offices and collegial environment. Please send cover letter, resume, writing sample, two (2) references and law school transcript if practicing less than five (5) years. Don't send transcript if practicing five (5) or more years. Immediate consideration. Apply to Larry Cary at lcary@carykane.com.

Twenty-seven lawyer New York City firm representing  unions and employee benefit funds seeks an associate with two (2) to four (4) years of  experience and a demonstrated commitment to the labor movement for our labor law practice. Strong research and writing skills required.  Competitive salary and excellent benefits.Women and minorities strongly encouraged to apply. Please send a resume and unedited writing sample to: tciantra@cwsny.com.  Please place “2014 Associate Position” in the subject line of your e-mail. 

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 in-house Legal Department of the Transport Workers Union, Local 100, is seeking to hire a New York state licensed attorney to join our full service practice as a Staff Attorney. The candidate is expected to handle a heavy arbitration caseload, along with any assigned court litigation, collective bargaining, and appearances before administrative agencies such as NLRB and PERB. Candidates should have experience or a demonstrated interest in social justice work, labor advocacy, or criminal defense. Women and people with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. We offer a generous benefits package and a competitive salary. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until hire. Please send a resume, letter of interest and writing sample to: Carol Hamilton, Paralegal, TWU Local 100, 195 Montague Street, Third Floor, Brooklyn, New York 11201, or via e-mail chamilton@twulocal100.org. Applicants should also indicate where they found this hiring announcement.

OHIO

Schwarzwald McNair & Fusco LLP, which represents labor unions and their associated employee benefit plans, seeks an associate with zero (0) to three (3) years of experience to work primarily in the firm's employee benefits practice. The successful candidate will possess a strong academic record, excellent writing skills and a demonstrable interest in advocating the interests of labor unions and working people. Please send a resume, law school transcript, list of references and two (2) writing samples to: David M. Fusco, Schwarzwald McNair & Fusco LLP, 616 Penton Media Building, 1300 East Ninth Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44114-1503.

OREGON

Large, diverse public/private sector union in Oregon seeks attorney with zero (0) to three (3) years experience as staff counsel. Work involves arbitrations, State and Federal Labor Board proceedings, LMRDA matters, State and Federal litigation and political related tasks and responsibilities. Applicants must have a full and demonstrated commitment to traditional and innovative strategies and tactics to promote and achieve social justice, workers rights and related progressive objectives. Good writing and critical thinking skills essential; hearing and courtroom skills an appreciated plus. Must be member of Oregon Bar at time of hire or within six (6) months. Atypical backgrounds and work experiences consistent with above criteria welcomed to organization committed to diversity and equal opportunities for all. Please send via e-mail a resume, writing sample (10 page maximum) and meaningful (i.e. boilerplate-lite) cover letter to Mollie May, Paralegal at maym@seiu503.org. Application deadline November 20, 2014. All positions are full-time. Excellent compensation and benefit package. Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities encouraged to apply.

PENNSYLVANIA

We are a diverse, growing 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 a potential opening starting in July, 2015 for an energetic, self-starting attorney with a deep commitment to serving working people. Excellent writing and research skills and a strong academic record are musts. Third year students and judicial clerks are eligible for consideration. Minorities, women and participants of the Peggy Browning Fund, the AFL-CIO Law Student Union Summer (LSUS), and the LCC Minority Outreach Program (MOP), 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, references, law school transcript, and writing sample to Richard Brean, United Steelworkers International Union, Five Gateway Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222-1214 or e-mail to: rbrean@usw.org.

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.

Davis, Cowell & Bowe, LLP in San Francisco is seeking summer law clerks for its San Francisco office. We represent unions and workers in a wide-ranging practice, both in terms of geography and subjects. We have a heavy emphasis on organizing, including representing UNITE HERE throughout the United States in all of its hotel and gaming organizing campaigns. We also represent local unions from Boston to Orlando to San Diego to Seattle to Honolulu, and in between, in addition to many in California and Nevada. Our clients include international and local unions representing hotel workers, grocery workers, firefighters, construction workers, doctors, dentists, and others. We have expanded far beyond traditional labor and employee benefits law in our work for unions, to include First Amendment, corporations and securities, consumer, environmental, election, immigration, antitrust and other areas of the law. We have pioneered the use of card-check neutrality agreements to organize and have negotiated, and continue to negotiate, hundreds of these organizing agreements. We also represent plaintiffs in employment class actions. We are looking for people who are committed to social and economic justice, who are prepared to work hard and with innovation to achieve it and who are not afraid to learn new areas of law. Please send resume, writing sample and transcript to: Paul More, Davis, Cowell & Bowe, 595 Market Street, Suite 1400, San Francisco, California 94105, or by e-mail to: hiringpartner@dcbsf.com.

United Nurses Associations of California/Union of Health Care Professionals ("UNAC/UHCP") is accepting applications for a one (1) year Legal Fellowship beginning in September 2015. The Fellow will be exposed to all aspects and stages of litigation of the Legal Department's work, which may include: interviewing members and witnesses; researching potential causes of action and developing innovative and creative legal theories to expand upon existing worker protections; drafting pleadings and briefs; appearing in court, at arbitrations, or before administrative agencies such as the National Labor Relations Board; trainings for members and staff; advising and counseling staff; attending labor law conferences; and participation in UNAC/UHCP's policy and legislative endeavors or UNAC/UHCP-sponsored meetings or events that promote workers' rights. UNAC/UHCP is seeking applications from third-year law students, recent graduates from accredited law school with a JD degree, or judicial clerks. Admission to the California Bar, or an intention to sit for the California bar exam in the Summer of 2015, is required. Excellent academic credentials, strong legal research and writing skills, and labor and employment coursework or internships during law school are essential. Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to union-side labor law and workers' rights. Although the Fellow will be based at the union's headquarters in San Dimas, travel throughout Southern California may be required. The Fellow will receive an annual salary of $100,000, healthcare insurance coverage for individual and any dependents, and two weeks' vacation. All interested applicants should submit a cover letter indicating career goals, resume, writing sample, law school transcript, and list of at least three (3) references by January 30, 2015 to legal@unacuhcp.org. Interviews will occur on an ongoing basis until the Fellow is selected. UNAC/UHCP is an equal opportunity employer. For a link to the full job description, click here.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

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. 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. For a link to the full job description, click here.

NEW YORK

Cohen, Weiss and Simon LLP seeks Law Clerks for Summer 2015. Cohen, Weiss and Simon LLP 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. 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 mail or e-mail a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and law school transcript to Ms. Marcelle J. Henry, Esq. at: Cohen, Weiss and Simon LLP, 330 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036, mhenry@cwsny.com. No phone calls, please.


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