Job Title: Assistant General Counsel, Natural Resources and Environment Division

Department:Department Of Agriculture

Agency:Office of the General Counsel

Job Announcement Number:DA-OGC-2013-0004

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Job Title: Associate General Counsel, Marketing Regulatory and Food Safety Programs Division

Department:Department Of Agriculture

Agency:Office of the General Counsel

Job Announcement Number:DA-OGC-2013-0001

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Job Title: Associate General Counsel 

Consistent with the Rabobank International Global Legal Framework, and the Global Framework, Roles and Responsibilities, Rabobank Legal, this position is responsible to the General Counsel for provision of legal services to the company including the supervision of various legal issues resulting from the conducting of business with Lender clients and borrower customers, including the general corporate legal support and documentation of credit transactions, securitization of collateral, etc..  This position provides strategic and proactive leadership on legal and regulatory issues affecting the business and will participate in the definition of corporate policies, procedures and programs and provides continuing counsel and guidance on legal matter and legal implications of all matters.  Provides legal support to all departments including Information Technology, Human Resources, Special Asset Management Department and the company’s Crop Insurance departments and providing legal support relating to the extension of short and long term agricultural credit and agricultural real estate credit to customers.  As a member of the Legal Department, and reporting directly to the General Counsel, participates in advising senior management and the Board of Directors on all legal matters and participates in the Corporate Secretary function and ensuring legal risk is managed in accordance with the company’s risk appetite and regulatory framework.  For more information click here.

Job Title: Staff Attorney position, Center for Agriculture and Food Systems, Vermont Law School

Submitted by Laurie Ristino, Director, Center for Agricultural & Food Systems, Vermont Law School

Vermont Law School has a distinguished record of preparing students to serve their clients and the public interest.  As the nation’s leading environmental law and policy program (US News & World Report), we seek to fill the following position:

Transactional Clinical Staff Attorney

This newly created position will work as a lawyer and teacher spearheading the Center for Agriculture and Food Systems (CAFS) work with students, the CAFS LLM Fellow, and other faculty to develop legal tools and resources to support sustainable food systems.  Responsibilities include researching and writing novel legal tools; translating those tools for broad use (through social media, web resources, and in-person trainings); outreach to local, regional and national organizations to create strategic partnerships to amplify our progressive work; and developing funding sources, including grant writing, in collaboration with the Director and Associate Director of CAFS and other staff.  Teaching responsibilities include supervising students on projects & collaborating/assisting the other CAFS faculty in teaching and evaluation.  Requires min 2-3 yrs relevant legal practice exp, demonstrated commitment to sustainable food & agriculture, excellent analytical, research & writing skills, and interest in mentoring students.  This is a one year position, with additional years dependent upon future funding.

For more information on these and other positions, please visit our website under Employment Opportunities.

Send a resume and cover letter with salary requirements to Human Resources, Vermont Law School, P.O. Box 96, South Royalton, VT 05068 or to [email protected].

Vermont Law School is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in our workforce.