Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Associate Director

Cornucopia COO

The Cornucopia Institute is seeking a full-time employee to join our team.  The Associate Director will assist with the overall management of Cornucopia’s operations in support of its mission.
The Associate Director will oversee the organization’s financial management and development activities (including supervising staff involved with proposal writing and grants administration, fundraising mailings, occasional fundraising events, etc.).  This person will also be involved with overseeing communications (publishing research reports, electronic and print newsletters, and web and social media, etc.) and related staff supervision in addition to overall HR management.  The Associate Director will report to and work closely with Cornucopia’s Director to carry out organizational activities.
A heartfelt passion for protecting the environment, the good food movement, human health, humane livestock husbandry, and social/economic justice for family farmers is essential. 
The Cornucopia Institute has become one of the most preeminent and effective public interest groups, focusing on regulatory and market-based implications of agroecology in the United States.  The organization acts as an organic industry watchdog protecting organics and alternative marketing mechanisms, allowing farmers and consumers to connect.  We seek to defend the integrity of the organic food label from governmental regulatory indifference as well as from agribusiness profiteering due to the use of unethical, illegal or questionable food and agricultural practices.
Strong candidates will have practical experience and/or a strong academic background in a number of key areas of responsibility:
  • Experience working in a non-profit organization, including employee supervision and hiring
  • Understanding of and experience in fundraising, including grants, direct mail, online giving, major gifts, and donor solicitations
  • Overseeing communications functions in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to strategize and engage with other key staff in the successful planning and execution of policy and research initiatives
  • Experience (or strong academic credentials) in double entry accounting systems/nonprofit financial management
  • Understanding of (and preferably involvement with) organic farming and food issues (understanding of production agriculture is especially beneficial)
  • Understanding and/or past experience of overseeing involvement in a number of popular social media platforms and a strong web presence
  • Other general business management responsibilities
The ideal candidate would possess the following qualifications and skills:
  • Commitment to the mission of The Cornucopia Institute
  • Self-starter and ability to work independently
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent writing/editing skills applicable to print and electronic newsletters, research reports, press releases, web content, and other communication vehicles
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects thriving in an exciting and fast-paced environment
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
  • Ability to interact effectively with co-workers, members, and the general public
  • Superior work ethic and careful attention to detail
  • Highest degree of personal and professional ethics
  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in the humanities, business or a scientific field and/or a directly applicable professional resume. An MBA, MPA (preferably with an emphasis on nonprofit management) or other graduate-level degree, or a track record of increasing managerial responsibility, would be an asset.
Compensation:
  • Salary is commensurate with experience
  • Medical insurance with 80% employer contribution is available in most, but not all, states (where unavailable, a compensation adjustment is made)
  • Long-term and short-term disability insurance
  • Retirement contribution
  • Two weeks paid vacation during first year, escalating based on length of employment

Application information is here.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

EarthJustice: Summer Clerkship

International Law Clerkship: Summer 2018


Earthjustice’s International program is seeking fall clerks who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment.
Earthjustice’s International program works in international tribunals, domestic courts, and international institutions to defend the right to a healthy environment around the world.  International program staff represent and collaborate with organizations and communities to establish, strengthen, and enforce national and international legal protections for the environment and public health.  Core focus areas include combating climate change, including by supporting worldwide efforts to stop coal mining and consumption, and promoting clean energy; protecting the international Arctic; building marine resilience to ocean warming and acidification; and strengthening the ability of citizens around the world to participate in environmental protection.  At the heart of our work is the principle—which we were the first organization to advocate internationally—that all people have a right to a healthy and sustainable environment. 
Clerks play an important role in the development and implementation of international legal strategies to combat some of the most pressing threats to the environment around the world.  Under the supervision of an attorney, clerks’ primary responsibilities are to conduct legal and policy research, and draft legal documents.  Depending on our docket, clerks might draft submissions to US courts or international tribunals, petition international environmental or human rights bodies, write memos or briefs in support of litigation in foreign domestic courts, research issues related to international environmental and human rights law, and/or develop public outreach materials, such as press releases and blog posts. 
Although not required, the ideal candidate will have: 
  • A demonstrated commitment to or interest in international and/or environmental issues. 
  • Experience working in cross-cultural settings.
  • Coursework or job-related experience in international or international environmental law.

TO APPLY Interested applicants are requested to submit the following materials:
  • Cover letter. The best cover letters are one page, address why the applicant wants to work for the International program, and provide information about the applicant that is not apparent or fully explained in the resume.
  • Resume.
  • Recent writing sample, preferably a legal brief or memorandum of no more than ten pages, that has not been edited by another person.
  • Unofficial transcript. If your transcript does not include the classes you are registered for or intend to take, please provide a list.
  • List of three references.
Law students who have approximately ten consecutive weeks to commit are eligible to apply.  
Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you’re having technical difficulties submitting your application, please contact jobs@earthjustice.org

EarthJustice: Sustainable Food and Farming

Staff Attorney

We are now accepting applications for a Staff Attorney to work with the Sustainable Food and Farming Program to be based in Earthjustice’s Washington, DC, New York, or San Francisco office.  We seek an experienced and skilled attorney to join our growing team to develop and deploy legal strategies to reform the industrial food system, ensure safe food, promote sustainable agriculture, and reduce agriculture’s climate, environmental, and social impacts.   
Earthjustice is expanding its work on sustainable food and farming, building on its vast experience litigating to protect the environment and public health, and its successes reducing pesticide use, toxic food additives, and water pollution.  Agriculture and food issues represent the next frontier for more sustainable production to satisfy human needs while minimizing environmental, worker and consumer harm.  We represent environmental organizations and consumer watchdogs as well as farmworkers and sustainable producers, grassroots organizations and environmental justice communities.  We focus on three areas: safer food -- protecting people from toxic chemicals in foods and minimizing diet-related disease; sustainable farming -- limiting reliance on agricultural chemicals, reducing agricultural pollution, and fostering responsible methods of crop and animal production; and climate-friendly farming -- reducing the food system’s contribution to climate change and increasing farms’ resilience to climate shocks.  The Staff Attorney will work closely with the rest of the sustainable food and farming team based in NYC to develop and deploy new strategies in all these areas.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop cases and legal advocacy strategies to support program goals.
  • Litigate cases from beginning to end, performing all aspects of litigation.
  • Conduct administrative and legislative advocacy, including comments, testimony, petitions, media, and coalition building.
  • Supervise the work of Associate Attorneys.
  • Collaborate with colleagues and coalition partners.
  • Manage relationships with co-counsel, clients, and coalition partners.
  • Serve as spokesperson for client partners and for Earthjustice.
  • Work effectively with other departments within Earthjustice, including Communications, Development, and Policy and Legislation.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Juris Doctor (JD) degree.
  • A minimum of 8 years of litigation experience.
  • Licensed to practice law in New York, Washington DC, California, or willingness to apply for admission in that jurisdiction within one year of employment. 
  • Excellent litigation skills, including top-notch legal research, writing and oral advocacy skills, with a strong preference for affirmative litigation experience.
  • Initiative, good judgment, and a strong work ethic.
  • Knowledge and experience in environmental law are strongly preferred; experience in food and agriculture law also preferred.
  • Proficient at working with technical experts.
  • Ability to work independently and in collaboration with client partners and staff.
  • Ability and willingness to travel as needed for case work, court appearances and presentations (approximately 10% of the time).
  • Commitment to serving the public interest.
  • Demonstrated awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds and orientations.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the creation of a diverse, equitable and inclusive workforce and culture that encourages and celebrates differences.
We offer a mission- and employee-focused work environment and a competitive compensation package, including excellent benefits.  Earthjustice is an equal opportunity employer and highly values diversity.

TO APPLY

Interested applicants should submit a:
  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Writing sample (please indicate the extent to which others had input)
  • List of 3 references
Please reach out to jobs@earthjustice.org if you are having technical difficulties submitting your application.
No phone calls, drop-ins, or hard copies.

EarthJustice Staff Attorney

Staff Attorney: International Coal

Earthjustice is now accepting applications for a Staff Attorney to work with the Coal Program on our growing body of work with partners in South Asia.  This work seeks to speed the global transition from coal to clean energy.  This position will ideally be housed in our Philadelphia or San Francisco offices.  However, for the right candidate, we would consider housing the position in other Earthjustice regional offices. Our headquarters are in San Francisco with thirteen offices across the U.S. We seek an experienced and skilled attorney to join our team of lawyers and advocates who are working to end our dependence on coal-fired power and to ensure that coal’s toxic legacy is cleaned up.  The position will entail ten consecutive days to two weeks of travel every quarter.
The Staff Attorney will join Earthjustice’s Coal Program, which uses hard-hitting litigation and administrative advocacy to work to end reliance on dirty, expensive, and outdated coal-fired power, and to transform the energy sector into one that is clean, renewable, and modern.  Our docket includes litigation to secure and strengthen stringent environmental standards for coal plants, lawsuits challenging government or industry failure to implement such standards, and challenges to utility proposals to spend hundreds of millions of dollars or more on aging coal plants rather than investing in clean energy.  For more information about the Coal Program, please visit http://earthjustice.org/about/offices/coal.
RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Work with international partners and other Earthjustice attorneys to develop cases and advance legal advocacy strategies to support program goals
  • Represent and collaborate with organizations and communities both domestically and in other countries to establish, strengthen, and enforce national and international legal protections for the environment and public health
  • Develop and strengthen relationships with colleagues internationally
  • Support and participate in administrative and legislative advocacy, including comments, testimony, and petitions
  • Help develop and execute effective media strategies
  • Help create and lead effective coalitions to achieve lasting change
  • Supervise the work of Associate Attorneys
  • Manage relationships with co-counsel, clients, coalition partners, and funders
  • Serve as spokesperson for client partners and for Earthjustice
  • Work effectively with other departments within Earthjustice, including Communications and Development
Qualifications and Application Info

POST-GRAD LEGAL FELLOWSHIP, COAL PROGRAM

EarthJustice Fellowship

Earthjustice’s Coal Program, which uses litigation and advocacy to challenge the coal industry’s harmful impacts on people and the environment and to speed our nation’s transition to clean energy, is now accepting applications for candidates interested in seeking post-graduate legal fellowships funded through the Equal Justice Works or Skadden programs, a law school, or other sources to commence in the fall of 2018. The position would be based in our Philadelphia, PA or Washington, DC offices, or in Chicago, IL.  Qualifying applications will be for a one- or two-year project, to commence in the fall of 2018, with a preference for projects focusing on environmental issues affecting communities of color, low-income people, and other vulnerable populations.
Our Work: The fellowship attorney will work closely with experienced Earthjustice attorneys in challenging our nation’s reliance on aging coal-fired power plants, and to speed the transition to clean energy resources. A core part of that work has been seeking to ensure that communities are not left with the toxic legacy of unsafe coal ash disposal that threatens public health and water supplies at nearly 1,400 sites in the U.S.  We also work to require the promulgation of stringent environmental standards to reduce pollution from coal plants, defend those standards after they are issued, and bring permitting and enforcement actions to ensure that environmental standards are faithfully implemented. In addition, we litigate in state public utility commissions to halt proposed investments in aging and uneconomic coal plants and to shift such investments to clean energy resources. The Fellow will work closely with staff attorneys and clients to develop and implement litigation and advocacy strategies, and will participate in the full range of tasks involved, such as factual investigation, legal research, discovery, briefing, witness preparation, and oral advocacy.
Who We Are Looking For: Earthjustice seeks highly qualified candidates who possess outstanding legal research and writing skills and are interested in working as a fellow for at least one year. Applicants should be third-year law students, judicial clerks, or other recent law school graduates who are eligible for post-graduate fellowships. Applicants should have a strong academic record, strong work ethic and sense of initiative, strong interest in working on environmental issues in a social justice context, sound and creative judgment, an ability to work well in a collegial setting, and a demonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and orientations.

Legal Intern: Clean Meat Regulation Abroad

Internship with Good Food Institute


Duration: 10-20 hours per week for 8-10 weeks

Start date: Rolling

Purpose: The purpose of this internship is to support the work of GFI’s Policy Department to promote a healthy, humane, and sustainable food supply through regulatory and legislative reform. Specifically, we are looking for legal help (from interns or fellows) to conduct research into regulatory pathways for clean meat in countries outside of the United States.

Activities: The main activities of this internship are: 1) legal research into food regulation in a specific jurisdiction outside of the United States; and 2) analysis of how clean meat could be brought to market under the regulatory framework that currently exists in that jurisdiction.

Deliverables: The end result of this internship will be a legal research memorandum addressing the specific steps that producers should take to get approval to bring clean meat to market. Where the law is unclear or multiple regulatory pathways are available to clean meat producers, the memorandum should provide a compelling analysis of what the best pathway forward would be.

Learning Objectives: The primary learning objective is for the intern or fellow to develop expertise in researching how food is regulated in a country outside of the United States and analyzing a novel question of law.

Compensation: This position is unpaid.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Associate Attorney in Alaska

The Alaska office of Earthjustice is seeking applications for an Associate Attorney position. 
The core issues for the Alaska office include protection of the Alaska coastal rain forest, safeguarding of America’s Arctic, action to combat climate change and limit its effects, wildlife conservation, protection of lands and waters from mining activities, conservation of the Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska marine ecosystem, air and water quality enforcement, and national park and other public lands management.  Our clients include national, regional and local conservation organizations, Alaska Native tribal organizations, and community groups, as well as other organizations concerned about enforcing the laws to protect the environment.
The Alaska office has locations in Juneau and Anchorage. 
The term for this position is three years.
Learn more here.

FOOD PROJECT FELLOW

PUBLIC JUSTICE FOUNDATION
http://www.publicjustice.net
Date Posted: 08/31/2017
Job Type: Legal: Project-Based (e.g., Skadden)
Schedule: Long-term & full-time
Experience: Entry Level 0-3 years
Bar membership required: Awaiting Results
Practice Areas: Animal Rights, Consumer Protection/Debt, Employment/Labor, Environmental, First Amendment, Food and Drug, Litigation, Water Resources

Job Description

Public Justice is a nonprofit organization dedicated to pursuing high impact lawsuits nationwide to preserve the integrity of our society and the planet we call home. It seeks to host recent law graduates with outside fellowship funding, including fellowships through Equal Justice Works, Skadden, and law schools, as part of its Food Project.
Public Justice’s Food Project works to address the fact that our current industrialized factory farm system allows a few corporate actors to exercise extraordinary legal, legislative, electoral, communications, and market power, to the detriment of independent farmers, animals, the land, water, consumers, and the public. Our vision is part of the good food movement’s vision for a food and animal agriculture system that is just, sustainable and accountable. To attain our vision, Public Justice’s Food Project uses cutting-edge litigation that is coordinated with the larger good food movement to redress the structural and institutional inequities on which the current system relies. Our work falls under the following tactical umbrellas: (1) forcing the industrialized factory farm model to internalize impacts on farmed animals, neighboring communities, food chain workers, and the environment; (2) challenging misleading narratives, including consumer product information, and industry-sponsored laws that block transparency or seek to disguise the true nature of industrial production; (3) combating corporate consolidation and dominance of markets on behalf of independent producers; and (4) aligning ourselves with independent farmers and rural communities against an administration that purports to speak for these constituencies, but instead perpetuates corporate power.
The fellow would work with Food Project attorneys and other staff attorneys to develop and implement new legal strategies in one or more of these areas, expanding the Project’s tactics and docket. For example, we would be interested in speaking with candidates about ways to use environmental litigation to protect agricultural workers and their families, develop and implement a campaign to challenge laws that limit factory farms’ liability, or expand our efforts to obtain and publicize records that document the harms caused by industrial agriculture. Public Justice’s two Food Project Attorneys will enthusiastically collaborate with candidates on their fellowship proposals. The fellow could work in either Public Justice’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. or its Oakland, California office.

Environmental Working Group in DC

Environmental Working Group (EWG) is one of the nation’s top environmental health advocacy organizations, with an online community of more than two million engaged citizens.
EWG’s work in environmental health focuses on six major program areas: 1) toxics; 2) food; 3) agriculture; 4) children’s health; 5) energy and 6) water. Our original research and use of technology make complex environmental issues personal and urgent. EWG’s consumer tools – the Shoppers Guide to Pesticides in Produce TM, the Skin Deep® Cosmetics database, the EWG Guide to Healthy Cleaning and others – reach millions. These valuable resources put the power of information in the hands of the consumer, influence markets to support cleaner, greener products and drive the movement to reform underlying laws and policies and protect human health.
ATTORNEY:  EWG seeks an attorney with a commitment to the environment and a desire to thrive in the non-profit space.
More details here.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Associate Attorney - International Program

Earthjustice is now accepting applications for an associate attorney to join our International Program, located in San Francisco, CA. The International Program works with public interest and community groups around the world to establish, strengthen, and enforce national and international legal protections for the environment and public health. Core focus areas of Earthjustice’s international efforts include combating climate change, reducing the world’s dependence on coal-fired power and promoting clean energy in its stead, building marine resilience to ocean acidification, and promoting citizen participation in environmental protection. At the heart of our work is the principle—which we were the first organization to advocate internationally—that all people have a right to a healthy and sustainable environment.
The Associate Attorney program comprises a two-year position with a possible extension for a third year. This program is designed to help attorneys develop into thoughtful, professional, and effective advocates skilled in the various phases of public interest litigation. Many associates have gone on to other positions within Earthjustice or with other public interest organizations.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Associate Attorney will generally work collaboratively with senior Earthjustice attorneys, but is expected to work more independently over time. Associate attorneys perform a range of litigation and advocacy-related tasks that can include:
  • Conducting factual investigations and legal research, and preparing memoranda on issues relating to ongoing or potential new cases.
  • Drafting motions, briefs, and other pleadings.
  • Participating in proceedings before federal and international courts and tribunals.
  • Working with clients and experts, and learning how to handle press work. 
  • Hiring and supervising law students who work at Earthjustice as interns or clerks.
https://earthjustice.org/about/jobs/35557/associate-attorney-international-program

EARTHJUSTICE CLINICAL PROFESSOR AT ENRLC, VERMONT LAW SCHOOL

LOCATION: 
Nationwide
DEPARTMENT:  Litigation
The Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic (ENRLC) at Vermont Law School and Earthjustice are partnering to expand our environmental justice capacity through the creation of a new environmental justice initiative.  We are hiring an attorney professor who will be located at the ENRLC and will work with Earthjustice's Healthy Communities program and as part of the ENRLC's growing environmental justice program area. Cases and projects will include Vermont and New England-based initiatives as well as efforts at the national level and in other areas of the United States.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Earthjustice Clinical Professor will be a full-time attorney housed within the Clinic. This position will be dedicated to working on environmental justice issues, with cases and projects chosen in collaboration between Earthjustice and the Clinic. Specific responsibilities and qualifications here.

Part-time Internship with MN Farmer's Union

Minnesota Farmers Union is a progressive, grassroots membership organization that supports family farmers and rural communities. Drawing on the base values of education, cooperation and legislation, MFU works with individuals at the county, state, national and international level to create strategic partnerships; support new farmers; further agricultural education; increase consumer awareness; and ensure that the voice of family farmers is heard by policy makers.

The internship will provide opportunities to work with all facets of the organization, including Government Relations, Membership, Education and Public Relations. MFU has a small, dedicated office staff of eight, with a field staff of five in greater Minnesota. 
Primary Responsibilities:

  • Support event preparation including the 76th Annual MFU State Convention in November
  • Process monthly membership mailings, file memberships and other administrative work
  • Maintain membership database information and update political districting
  • Attend meetings with senior staff and represent the organization publicly at events
  • Advocate for MFU’s grassroots policy through government relations and policy work 
Details here: http://www.minnesotanonprofits.org/job-details?id=140708 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Sustainable Food Policy Advocate

Overview

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is one of the nation's most effective environmental action organizations. We use law, science and the support of 2.4 million members and online activists to protect human health as well as the planet's wildlife and wild places. Our staff of close to 500 lawyers, scientists and policy experts work out of offices in New York, Washington, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Beijing. NRDC’s Food and Agriculture Program is committed to making healthy, sustainably produced food accessible to all of us. We currently focus on curbing overuse of antibiotics in the livestock industry, reducing food waste, challenging unsafe pesticide use and promoting organics, advancing sustainable soil-friendly farming systems, promoting a more plant-based diet, and improving school food. Our team uses litigation, policy change, collaboration with business leaders, consumer campaigns and public outreach to make change.

NRDC seeks a Sustainable Food Policy Advocate to join the Food and Agriculture Program. The primary focus of this position will be to work with NRDC’s multi-disciplinary team to end the misuse of livestock antibiotics – a practice that now contributes to rising rates of antibiotic resistance and threatens the future efficacy of these life-saving medicines for people. Depending on project need and skills and interests of the candidate, the position may also support other Food and Agriculture Program initiatives.

Responsibilities

Work with our team to develop and improve strategies for winning policy change and shifting corporate practices.
Advocate for local, state and federal policy reform, including direct lobbying, providing testimony, watchdogging agency actions, and authoring written comments.
Provide outreach to major food companies, expand NRDC’s network of business leaders and advocate for corporate commitments to change purchasing or production practices.
Expand NRDC’s coalition of opinion leaders, technical experts, public interest organizations, business leaders and producers; help NRDC increase the geographic, racial, cultural, and socioeconomic diversity within its networks.
Provide research, analysis, blogs, reports, and social media content in support the Food and Agriculture Program’s initiatives.
Serve as a spokesperson for NRDC.

Qualifications

Five or more years of experience as an advocate advancing related campaigns.
Demonstrated ability for strategic campaigning and advocacy.
An advanced degree in a related science or law is strongly preferred.
Excellent written and verbal communications skills are essential.
Expert familiarity with one or more Food and Agriculture Program issues listed above.
Demonstrated sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds and orientations.

NRDC is committed to workplace diversity and inclusion. We are equal opportunity employers and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a pleasant working environment. Salary is based on a nonprofit scale and commensurate with experience. 

No phone calls or faxes please. Please reference where you saw this posting. NRDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

For further information about NRDC, please visit Our Home Page and Environment and Health Page.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Corporate Counsel - Canadian Lawyer


      

Corporate Counsel (R-4488)



Viterra has a unique and diverse business environment - ideal for someone who is looking to develop and advance their career in the field of commercial legal services.  Reporting to the General Counsel/Vice President of Legal Services, this position is accountable for the effective, timely and efficient provision of commercial legal services proactively supporting North American business strategy and operations that cover a broad range of legal matters. 

As a lawyer at Viterra, you will focus on the following areas:

  • Contract review, development and implementation including negotiation with third parties. 
  • Provision of expertise, strategic input, advice and legal education to the business across a broad range of legal and operational matters that may include trends and best practices in the areas of corporate and commercial law, compliance and regulatory matters, litigation, M&A activity and other areas.
  • Participation in and opportunity to lead the legal aspect of projects including M&A activities.
  • Manage, develop and implement diligence procedures and appropriate contracting for project work.
  • Manage, develop, implement and support compliance and regulatory frameworks applicable to the business.
  • Collaborate with corporate offices and senior management within Viterra’s structure ensuring compliance with internal policies and procedures.
  • Provide litigation and conflict resolution support as required.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Thrives in a high performing, team environment;
  • Takes the initiative and is self motivated to drive projects and day to day work to successful completion;
  • Has superior communication and organizational skills;
  • Has a proven ability to develop and maintain effective relationships internally and externally;
  • Requires strong business acumen with a demonstrated ability to provide creative business focused solutions;
  • A bachelor of laws (L.L.B) or juris doctorate (J.D.) degree from a Canadian accredited law school;
  • Qualification to practice law in Saskatchewan;
  • A minimum of 3 years of corporate/commercial legal experience;
  • Previous experience in agri-business or rural background would be an asset.

Tracking number: R-4488

Viterra offers a competitive salary and benefits plan.

If you believe these opportunities and skills are a fit, please apply at Viterra.com.

Viterra is Canada's grain industry leader, supported by the expertise of its people, a superior network of assets, and unrivalled connections to world markets. Headquartered in Regina, Saskatchewan, our commitment to agriculture goes back over 100 years, partnering with farmers to market and move their crops to areas of need around the world.


Guided by our values of integrity, trust and respect, our goal is to achieve a workforce as diverse as the people we serve. We encourage aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, women, visible minorities and others to join our team.

Legal Consultant - Karachi, Pakistan



Legal Consultant - 1701181



Description
About Syngenta:
 
Syngenta is a leading agriculture company helping to improve global food security by enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources. Through world class science and innovative crop solutions, our 28,000 people in over 90 countries are working to transform how crops are grown. We are committed to rescuing land from degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalizing rural communities.
 
About This Job:
The job holder will be responsible for following activities:

  • Assists in drafting, reviewing, vetting of customer contracts and other corporate agreements.
  • Follow up with the Advocates regarding status of cases.
  • Sending Legal Notices
  • Maintains a database summarizing key terms of contracts and other documents
  • Prepares, organizes, and maintains board minutes, resolutions.
  • Prepares legal documents, which include, contracts, appeals, closings, etc.
  • Prepares annual or quarterly reports.
  • Appearances in the court trials with the lawyer.
  • Handling of criminal litigations
  • Follow - up with the law firms regarding Trade Mark search, filing of applications if any.
  • Co-ordinate with verticals within the office regarding Labour License and Contract Labour license renewals.
  • Ensure all the agreements are updated and are in safe custody.
  • Should be able to handle secretarial functions which will include holding the board meetings, preparation of the agenda and subsequently board minutes, compliance under Companies Ordinance of Pakistan.
 
Qualifications
Essential Knowledge & Experience:
  • Bar at Law
  • 6-8 years of experience of working in a manufacturing organization, preferably in an MNC environment
     
Qualifications:
  • Must have degree in law from reputed institution, the degree of Company Secretary will be an added advantage.
  • Thorough understanding of country's laws and regulation.
  • Experience of handling criminal litigations
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Strong communication skills
     
 
Additional information:
  • Full time role - Consultant (Contract)
  • Should be able to travel within Pakistan
  • Location: Karachi, Pakistan
 
Primary Location: PAK-Karachi-Karachi
Work Locations: PK7
S.I.T.E. Hawksbay Road, S-50Karachi 75730
 

Attorney Advisor - Department of Ag

Open & Closing Dates: 09/11/2017 to 09/22/2017

Salary: $79,720 to $123,234 per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 12 – 13

Work schedule: Full-Time - Full Time

Appointment type: Permanent

In this position, the incumbent will perform the following duties:

·       Engage in complex legal and factual issues, which involve the application of legislation, regulations, decisions, expert testimony, opinions, contracts, or other legal instruments to support OALJ adjudications.
·       Interpret and apply statutes, rules, regulations, and program guidance to conservation issues, the agricultural economy including crops and livestock or other animal operations for OALJ adjudications.
·       Draft OALJ decisions or various legal memoranda, opinions, disposition documents for OALJ cases that involve research and the formulation and the development or application of procedures and practices followed as precedent for similar OALJ cases.
·       Provide opinions, advice, and legal strategies that often serve as precedents for subsequent administrative or legal action.
·       Support or engage in OALJ hearings and activities throughout the lifecycle of a case which may involve Rule Making, disciplinary cases, personnel litigation, or debarment actions.

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/479137000 

Natural Resources Attorney

Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.

The Salt Lake City office seeks to expand its Natural Resources practice.  The ideal candidate will have ten or more years of experience in natural resources development, environmental permitting and water rights.  Preferably the candidate will bring some portable work, but will also be expected to service existing needs at the firm. Utah Bar, or the ability to gain access to the Utah Bar is required.

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NRDC Sustainable Food Policy Advocate

NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL (NRDC) - SAN FRANCISCO, CA

San Francisco, California
http://www.nrdc.org
Organization Type: Public Interest Nonprofit (e.g., Community Organizing)
Number of Lawyers: 31-50
Practice Areas: Environmental

Description

NRDC is the nation\'s most effective environmental action organization. We use law, science and the support of more than 1 million members and online activists to protect the planet\'s wildlife and wild places and to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all living things.

Contact Information:

415-875-6100
amartin@nrdc.org
111 Sutter Street
20th Floor
San Francisco, California 94104

USDA Attorney Advisor

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)

Washington, District of Columbia
http://www.usda.gov
Organization Type: Other Government - Federal
Number of Lawyers: 100 +
Practice Areas: Legislative Policy, Regulatory Affairs

Description

In 1862, when President Abraham Lincoln founded the U.S. Department of Agriculture, he called it the "People's Department." In Lincoln's day, 90 percent of the people were farmers who were in need of good seed and information to grow their crops. Today, USDA continues Lincoln's legacy by serving all Americans, the two percent who farm as well as everyone who eats, wears clothes, lives in a house, or visits a rural area or a national forest.
USDA remains committed to assisting America's farmers and ranchers. USDA also:
  • Leads the Federal anti-hunger effort with the Food Stamp, School Lunch, School Breakfast, and the WIC Programs;
  • Stewards our nation's 192 million acres of national forests and rangelands;
  • Encourages voluntary efforts to protect soil, water, and wildlife on the 70 percent of America's lands that are in private hands;
  • Brings housing, modern telecommunications, and safe drinking water to rural America;
  • Monitors the safety of meat, poultry, and egg products;
  • Leads research in everything from human nutrition to new crop technologies that allow us to grow more food and fiber using less water and pesticides;
  • Helps ensure open markets for U.S. agricultural products;
  • Provides food aid to needy people overseas.

Contact Information:

202-720-4861
debbie.vota@usda.gov
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, District of Columbia 20250