KCNF seeks to add an attorney with litigation experience and a demonstrated commitment to civil rights.
The practice group represents employees and unions in a wide range of labor and employment issues, with a focus on class, collective, and multi-plaintiff litigation. In particular, the group routinely handles matters involving wage theft; sexual harassment; discrimination and retaliation; employee discipline; whistleblower retaliation; and union-related contract violations. Notable cases include:
- Tarovisky et al. v. United States, a collective action on behalf of more than 41,000 federal employees challenging the government’s failure to pay employees during the 2018-2019 government shutdown, in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
- Braswell et al. v. United States, a class action seeking hazard pay on behalf of federal employees who were exposed to the coronavirus while performing their official duties.
- White et al. v. Sessions, a class action on behalf of nearly 550 female employees of the Federal Bureau of Prisons in Coleman, Florida, alleging that the government failed to take steps to prevent inmates from egregiously sexually harassing them. The case settled for $20 million, and a long list of negotiated changes designed to eradicate the sexual harassment, which the judge described as “impressive by any standard.”
Responsibilities will include all aspects of litigation, including investigating claims; filing cases; discovery; mediation and/or settlement negotiations; arbitration, hearing, and/or trial; and appeals. The attorney will work directly with clients and other attorneys in the firm often in a team environment. The position involves travel.
Candidates must be motivated and possess the ability to work well on a team, but also be energetic self-starters with initiative. The position requires outstanding research and writing skills, the ability to communicate effectively, a creative approach to litigation, and a commitment to social justice. NO telephone calls, please.
All employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19, unless there is a legally authorized exemption.
To apply: Please submit a cover letter, résumé, references, transcript, and independent writing sample to: email@example.com.
Intake Coordinator Position
KCNF is seeking an Intake Coordinator to conduct potential client intakes. This position is critical to KCNF’s mission of delivering an exceptional and personal client experience. Because the Intake Coordinator is the first point of contact for potential clients, they are responsible for making a great first impression, which requires extraordinary courtesy and empathy. At the same time, the Intake Coordinator will need expert interview skills and the ability to analyze disparate facts for their relevance to various employment and other laws.
If you are looking for a fast-paced and exciting opportunity, submit a cover letter, resume, and references, to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the firm visit kcnfdc.com. No phone calls, please.
- Serve as the primary point of contact for all potential clients;
- Follow firm protocol for processing all potential clients;
- Respond to every potential client promptly and with courtesy;
- Carefully interview each potential client with genuine empathy and compassion;
- Document potential client information and concerns accurately and fully in Centerbase (our client management system), upload documents, and provide notes for the record, as needed;
- Perform accurate, thorough conflict checks and document any potential conflicts;
- Work closely with the intake attorney to investigate possible conflicts and other issues relating to potential clients;
- Assist all attorneys with administrative tasks related to arranging consultations with potential clients or opening new cases;
- Maintain, update, and disseminate intake reports;
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Ability to relate to individuals from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds;
- Excellent people skills: patient, courteous, and empathetic;
- Ability to interview people who are upset, distressed, or angry, and elicit all necessary information;
- Strong time and work management skills with proven ability to multi-task and self-direct;
- Extremely organized, attentive to detail, and able to meet concrete deadlines;
- Able to work collaboratively with attorneys and staff;
- Resourceful and motivated to solve issues as they arise;
- Centerbase and Net Documents experience a major plus.