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Employment Opportunities

 

IN-HOUSE LEGAL COUNSEL - Updated 6/22/2017

The Los Angeles Superior Court is accepting applications to fill this position. Filing Type: Open Competitive Opportunity; Filing Period: 6/15/17 – Continuous; Salary: $12,470.14 – $18,874.56 Monthly. To apply, click here.

 

PROBATE LITIGATION ATTORNEY - Updated 6/21/2017

Boutique Newport Beach law firm seeking probate litigation attorney with minimum 2-4 years’ experience. Applicant must be experienced in both drafting and responding to discovery, and some Court experience is necessary. Compensation commensurate with experience; competitive salary and benefits. Principals only - no recruiter or solicitors. Reply to hrtwlf@gmail.com with resume, cover letter, and references.

 

PART-TIME FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING LECTURER - Updated 6/21/2017

Chapman University seeks applications for a Part-Time Lecturer of Financial Accounting within Fowler School of Law, Spring 2018. For more information or to apply, click here.

 

PART-TIME TRIAL PRACTICE LECTURER - Updated 6/21/2017

Chapman University seeks applications for a Part-Time Lecturer of Trial Practice within Fowler School of Law, effective Spring 2018. For more information or to apply, click here.

 

PART-TIME PATENT LAW LECTURER - Updated 6/21/2017

Chapman University seeks applications for a part-time Lecturer of Patent Law within Fowler School of Law, effective Spring 2018. For more information or to apply, click here.

 

SENIOR STATE CONTENT EDITOR, TRUSTS & ESTATES (CA) - Updated 6/21/2017

Practical Law, a Thomson Reuters business, is looking for a Senior Legal Editor to work on state-specific resources, focusing on content for the Trusts & Estates group.

The Editor will:

  • Take on a leadership role for the Practical Law Trusts & Estates service in California, driving content planning and development of new resources for California attorneys.
  • Develop, write and edit a wide variety of know-how and current awareness resources on trusts and estates matters (including practice guidance notes, standard documents, checklists, and legal updates) for practicing attorney-subscribers, with a focus on California-specific resources.
  • Collaborate with other Practical Law editors on content planning and priorities to meet the practice needs of California-based trusts and estates lawyers, and to identify and develop new high-value national resources.
  • Help us develop and maintain national trusts and estates resources to serve all markets.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with external California-based trusts and estates lawyers to find content contributors and to ensure that the trusts and estates content is topical and meets their needs.
  • Stay informed of current developments and issues in trusts and estates in California and nationally, to ensure timely updates of existing content and development of new content.

Please note that candidates selected for a second interview will be required to undertake writing and editing samples. This is a remote position and may be located in a home office. To view job qualifications and apply, please visit our Career Site via the following link: Sr. State Content Editor, Trusts & Estates (California).

 

LITIGATION ASSOCIATE - Updated 6/16/2017

Orange County AV-rated boutique employment, consumer, and business litigation firm seeking litigation associate with 3+ years of experience. You will assist with state and federal court litigation, including class actions, and will assist with pleadings, discovery, client interaction, and law and motion practice, among other duties. Candidates should have strong legal research experience and effective writing skills. Salary commensurate with experience. Please forward resume and writing sample to sstafford@ssbfirm.com.

 

PUBLIC LAW ATTORNEY - Updated 6/13/2017

Kidman Law is a boutique law firm that specializes in the areas of water, environment, and government. We seek an attorney to join our team with experience, and potential for growth, in local government law. The applicant must have a minimum of 3 years of experience, but more is preferable, representing local government. Water law experience is preferred, but not required. Salary will commensurate with experience.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Provide advice on construction contract preparation and bidding of public contracts.
  • Provide advice re Brown Act and the Public Records Act.
  • Attend Board of Directors’ meeting.
  • Prepare and/or review all ordinances, resolutions, contracts and other agreements.
  • Prepare research memos.

Please send a cover letter, with salary requirements, and resume to agagen@kidmanlaw.com.

 

TRUSTS & ESTATES PLANNING ATTORNEY - Updated 6/13/2017

Boutique estate planning law firm located in Newport Beach seeks to add a Trusts and Estates attorney to our dynamic team. We are looking for an attorney with 3-5 years of experience in Trusts and Estates; more importantly, an attorney with significant experience conducting client meetings, quoting fees, and making proposals to clients. If you have these qualifications and are smart, confident, articulate and detail oriented... then please contact us. This is a Full Time position *however* a Part Time candidate with stellar experience and credentials will be considered. Please send your resume and a cover letter describing why you are a fit to: MorganLawGroupAPC@gmail.com.

 

CORPORATE COUNSEL - Updated 6/8/2017

A golden opportunity to work in-house at one of the world’s leading amusement park companies, in an industry that’s all about family fun! This position offers incredible potential for professional development, but will be extremely demanding. The right candidate must be able to handle a high-stress, rapid-pace workload—always with a humble, diplomatic, positive, team-oriented attitude, and with the highest professional and ethical standards. Reports to GC. This position will primarily be responsible for the majority of contracts and real estate matters, but may also be called upon to assist in a wide range of legal matters, such as M&A, insurance, animal law, and litigation.

Required: 7-10+ years of experience as an attorney, in myriad areas of law--contracts of all varieties (marketing, IT, entertainment, food & beverage/franchise, etc.), complex real estate, finance, corporate administration, marketing, litigation, etc. J.D. from ABA accredited school, licensed in good standing in California. References/recommendations. B.g. check. No telecommuting, relocation is not available.

Palace Entertainment owns an exciting array of amusement parks including three Raging Waters in California, Sea Life in Hawaii (swim with dolphins!), some of America’s most historic parks (Kennywood in Pittsburgh – 1897, Lake Compounce in CT, 1846), America’s largest water park - Noah’s Ark in Wisconsin, Dutch Wonderland, and the iconic Miami Seaquarium on Virginia Key, FL (home to our killer whale, penguins and manatees). We are an equal opportunity employer.

Contact: Michael Baroni - General Counsel @ CorpCounsel@palaceentertainment.com.

 

EXECUTIVE / DIRECTOR-CHIEF COUNSEL - Updated 6/5/2017

The California Commission on Judicial Performance is accepting applications for Director-Chief Counsel. The commission is the independent state agency responsible for investigating complaints of judicial misconduct and for disciplining judges. Under executive direction from the Commission on Judicial Performance, to implement commission actions in the investigation and discipline of California judicial officers and other activities related to the commission's constitutional mandate; to direct and manage staff and operations; to provide high level legal expertise to the commission; and to perform related duties as assigned. For more information or to apply, click here.

 

PLAINTIFFS PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION ASSOCIATES - Updated 6/2/2017

Orange County firm seeking a litigation associates. Must be able to perform full range of litigation duties thru trial involving plaintiffs personal injury cases. Salary DOE; Benefits: vacation, sick, holiday and 401K. Please submit resume including your salary requirements to oclaw07@yahoo.com.

 

CORPORATE COUNSEL - OPERATIONS - Updated 5/31/2017

The DaVita in-house legal team is known as the “Justice League.” The Justice League is comprised of over 200 attorneys, paralegals, and professionals in countries around the globe. The Justice League values diversity, support and respect for each other, analytical rigor, commitment to professional development, and a passion for excellence. Primary role of the Corporate Counsel is to serve as a supporting lawyer to assist in all aspects of the operations of key operating groups and regions of DaVita’s dialysis operations. The Corporate Counsel will provide advice, guidance and strategic counsel to management and the field on a wide variety of legal issues which arise from the day-to-day operations of a growing, complex organization operating in a heavily-regulated environment. Click here for more details or to apply.

 

CIVIL LITIGATION ATTORNEY - Updated 5/26/2017

Firm in Irvine has an immediate opening for a Civil Litigation Attorney. Seeking 3-5 years of litigation experience that includes insurance defense, catastrophic injury and fatality cases. We offer competitive salary and benefit package. Please email resume and salary history to: resumes@knchlaw.com.

 

EMPLOYMENT LITIGATION ASSOCIATE - Updated 5/19/2017

The Irvine office of Fisher Phillips seeks a mid-level employment litigation associate with 4-5 years of experience. Prior experience in labor and employment law is preferred, but candidates with general litigation experience and a demonstrated interest in labor and employment law will be considered. Candidate must have excellent academic credentials, strong writing and analytical skills, and ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment. Successful candidate will be a self-starter with the ability to work independently and as part of a team. Must be admitted in California. To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume online. Fisher Phillips is an Equal Opportunity Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, military service obligations or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

 

JUNIOR EMPLOYMENT LITIGATION ASSOCIATE - Updated 5/19/2017

The Irvine office of Fisher Phillips seeks a junior employment litigation associate with 1-2 years of experience. Prior experience in labor and employment law is preferred, but candidates with general litigation experience and a demonstrated interest in labor and employment law will be considered. Candidate must have excellent academic credentials, strong writing and analytical skills, and ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment. Successful candidate will be a self-starter with the ability to work independently and as part of a team. Must be admitted in California. To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume online. Fisher Phillips is an Equal Opportunity Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, military service obligations or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

 

ASSOCIATES - Updated 5/5/2017

The Orange County office of Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP is seeking associates with 2-4 years of litigation experience. Eligible candidates must be licensed in California and judicial clerkship experience is a plus. Candidates should have excellent writing skills with a strong academic record from a nationally respected law school and an equally impressive undergraduate degree. No third party submissions. Shook, Hardy & Bacon is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply via the following link.

 

ATTORNEY - Updated 5/5/2017

Seeking 4+ Year Attorney in Newport Beach Trust and Probate Litigation Firm - Vibrant and growing Estate Planning, Administration and Litigation firm looking for bright attorney looking to join our office family. Must have minimum of 3 years of experience specifically in litigation with strong math skills and a desire to learn about trusts/estates/probate/incapacity. Ideal candidate will come from firm with experience in discovery, motions, court appearances, mediation and trial. Must have strong work ethic, ability to think on his or her feet, compassion for our clients and desire for long term growth. Knowledge of wills and trusts and court accountings are a plus. Competitive salary commensurate with experience. Please email resumes to john@aglawpc.com.

 

PART-TIME LECTURER - Updated 5/2/2017

Chapman University seeks applications for a Part-Time Lecturer of Advanced Topics – Preliminary Hearings. Chapman University, located in the heart of Orange County, California, offers traditional undergraduate programs in the arts and sciences and select pre-professional and graduate programs. Ranked in the top tier of western universities by U.S. News and World Report, Chapman has gained national recognition with its commitment to excellence through research and innovative teaching. Click here for the complete job description or to apply.

 

PARALEGAL/LEGAL ASSISTANT - Updated 5/2/2017

If interested, please send your resume and cover letter to info@michel-rhyne.com.

Qualifications:

  • Small family law specialist firm seeks an experienced paralegal/legal assistant to support a firm partner. Candidates should possess excellent writing, communication, and organizational skills.
  • A minimum of three years’ experience with family law and related domestic cases, with emphasis in litigation support and civil discovery methods is preferred.
  • Salary to be determined based upon experience and relevant skills. Eligibility for benefits may include: healthcare insurance, retirement/pension plan participation, and paid vacation.
  • Candidates should be self-motivated, have good time management skills, attention to detail, ability to multi-task, and possess the ability to work in a busy team-oriented environment.
  • Candidates should have strong family law practice support skills, and be familiar with common word processing and spreadsheet programs, legal form software, law practice management software, and family law-specific software.
  • Candidates should be dedicated, personable and friendly, willing to work closely with clients, the firms attorneys and other legal assistants, and to interface with court personnel.
  • Please send your resume along with a cover letter summarizing your family law experience, relevant family law knowledge and administrative skills, and a statement of why you would be a great fit with our hard-working team.

 

TRIAL ATTORNEY - Updated 5/2/2017

Think that working in the insurance field can’t be exciting, rewarding and challenging? Think again. You’ll help us reinvent protection and retirement to improve customers’ lives. We’ll help you make an impact with our training and mentoring offerings. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to expand and apply your skills in ways you never thought possible. And you’ll have fun doing it. Join a company of individuals with hopes, plans and passions, all using and developing our talents for good, at work and in life. Click here for the complete job description.

 

ASSOCIATES - Updated 4/28/2017

Job Location: Long Beach; Job Description: Lanzone Morgan, LLP is a law firm that is primarily focused on litigating elder abuse and nursing home abuse cases on behalf of elderly victims and their families. Lanzone Morgan, LLP is currently seeking attorneys who want to litigate elder abuse cases and hold abusers accountable for their actions. Applicants should want to litigate and try cases. Desired Skills & Experience: Must be willing to perform all aspects of litigation from sign-up through trial. Must have California bar license. Compensation: Negotiable; Additional Document: Writing Sample; Potential candidates can email resumes and writing samples to Selene Ramirez.

 

ALTERNATIVE DEFENSE DELINQUENCY PANEL - Updated 4/26/2017

The Court is accepting applications for qualified attorneys to represent indigent minors in delinquency matters on the Alternate Defense Delinquency Panel. All relevant documents, including the application, are located at the following link. The Court will hold an optional conference on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 12:15pm. Dial: 657-622-5151, Passcode: 3992285 to attend the conference. Interested parties must submit their application and resume/CV via email to dcoel@occourts.org by May 10, 2017 at 12:00pm PST.

 

INSURANCE COVERAGE - ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY - Updated 4/13/2017

The Irvine, California Office of London Fischer LLP, an Insurance defense and insurance coverage law firm, is seeking a Insurance Coverage associate attorney. Minimum 5 years of experience in Insurance Coverage matters (CGL, E&O, ELP, D&O, Builders Risk). Trial Experience a plus. Must have strong ability to analyze legal matters and demonstrated written and verbal communication skills. Competitive salary and benefits. Writing sample & Resume required for consideration. Please Email to: mdavis@londonfischer.com.

 

SPECIAL COUNSEL/DEPUTY CITY ATTORNEY V  - Updated 4/13/2017

The Oakland City Attorney’s Office is seeking a well-qualified, highly motivated attorney to serve as Special Counsel or Deputy City Attorney V for real estate and economic development matters and rent-related advice and counsel. We are interested in recruiting from the broadest and most diverse pool of candidates, and ask that you make this announcement available to your members. For more information and the full application, go to job description.

 

SUPERVISING RESEARCH ATTORNEY - Updated 4/13/2017

Los Angeles Superior Court is accepting applications. Filing Period: 4/11/2017 - 05/02/2017 at 11:59 pm; Salary: $7,738.55 - $10,428.36 Monthly. For a listing of current vacancies, please visit Los Angeles Superior Court website at job description.

 

ASSOCIATE GENERAL COUNSEL - Updated 4/12/2017

Candidate must have a law degree (Juris Doctor), be a member of the California bar; 7-12 years of combined private practice/ in-house experience and at least some exposure in the following areas of practice: contract/corporate law, intellectual property, litigation management and support, risk management, data security and privacy, employment law, and securities; Must be based in Southern California, with an expectation that the person will have the flexibility to spend considerable time in both the Costa Mesa and Westlake Village offices of J.D. Power. For more information or to apply, view the full job description.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE HEARING OFFICER - Updated 4/12/2017

The City of Anaheim is seeking proposals from qualified attorneys to provide professional services as an administrative hearing officer. The City Hearing Officer will conduct hearings, receive evidence, and in specified circumstances, make final determinations on behalf of the City. The City Hearing Officer hears appeals of transit occupancy tax assessments, nuisance determinations, revocations of permits to operate sexually oriented businesses and denials of hardship extensions to short term rental permit holders whose use is being amortized by the City. The RFP may be obtained from the Anaheim City Attorney's Office, 200 S. Anaheim Blvd., 3rd Floor, Anaheim CA 92805, or by written request to Indhira Gagnon, Anaheim City Attorney's Office, igagnon@anaheim.net. Request for Proposal (RFP) requirements and submission details may also be found on the City of Anaheim's website in the City's Vendor Portal. Registration as a vendor will allow interested parties to access the proposal request documents, addenda, and questions posed. Proposals are due by April 24, 2017 no later than 5pm.

 

INSURANCE DEFENSE LITIGATION PARALEGAL - Updated 4/10/2017

Wilson Elser's Orlando office currently seeks an Insurance Defense Litigation Paralegal who possesses the below

Qualifications:

  • Must have a bachelor's degree in Paralegal Studies or a Paralegal Certificate
  • 5+ years experience with insurance defense; experience with auto liability and personal injury cases preferred
  • Experience with preparing records, assembling exhibits, pleadings, reviewing and summarizing records, discovery, and trial preparation required
  • Strong computer skills with proficiency in MS Office Suite and document management systems
  • Attention to detail and organizational skills are critical
  • Clear and effective communication skills both orally and in writing
  • Must be able to multitask and successfully manage a variety of demands daily
  • Must be able to work independently and be proactive

If your background and experience align with these qualifications and you want to advance your career with one of the nation's leading law firms, please apply. Our professional staff plays an important role in the firm's continued growth and success. We offer competitive compensation, outstanding benefits, student loan refinancing programs, opportunities for advancement, and a collaborative, friendly firm environment. Wilson Elser, a full-service and leading defense litigation law firm (www.wilsonelser.com), serves its clients with nearly 800 attorneys in 31 offices in the United States and one in London. Founded in 1978, it ranks among the top 200 law firms identified by The American Lawyer and is included in the top 50 of The National Law Journal's survey of the nation's largest law firms. Wilson Elser serves a growing, loyal base of clients with innovative thinking and an in-depth understanding of their respective businesses. We are committed to cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity as a fundamental value. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, Minorities and Women are encouraged to apply online at www.wilsonelser.com/careers.

 

WORKERS' COMPENSATION APPLICANT ATTORNEY - Updated 4/6/2017

Mid-Size Orange County law firm with 40+ employees is seeking a highly motivated full-time workers’ compensation applicant attorney with 10+ years experience. We require self-motivation, strong organizational and writing skills and a willingness to try cases. The successful applicant must be able to immediately handle own caseload. Fluent in Spanish a plus!

Responsibilities/Job Duties:

  • Conduct discovery and perform legal research;
  • Draft pleadings, findings of fact, motions, briefs, opinions and other legal documents;
  • Represent the interests of the claimant at hearings, trials, depositions, oral arguments, mediations, arbitrations and other proceedings;
  • Litigate cases before a workers’ compensation judge or referee;
  • Remaining current with the developments in the law;
  • Negotiate settlements on behalf of the claimant;
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Skill/Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of experience in workers’ compensation applicant matters;
  • Graduation from an accredited School of Law;
  • A member of the California State Bar in good standing;
  • A valid California Class C driver’s license;
  • Must be able to manage own caseload;

Our Company is offering the right person a career- not just a job. We offer a competitive benefits package which includes health insurance, 15 days of personal time off per year, paid holidays, 401(k), Profit Sharing Plan, plus a variety of other voluntary benefits (such as dental and vision). We also offer a friendly family-oriented environment. Please submit your resume and salary requirements to ahenry-mouzis@damfirm.com.

 

DISCOVERY/LITIGATION SUPPORT ATTORNEY - Updated 4/5/2017

Antonyan Miranda, LLP has an opening for a Discovery Attorney to oversee our Litigation Support Department. The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years of experience as a practicing family law attorney. Additionally the candidate must be detail and deadline oriented, possess strong writing and communication skills, have discovery litigation experience, and be personable. Duties will include quality control, oversight, and strategic planning with the Litigation Support Department and the handling attorneys. We offer a very competitive compensation package, including health insurance and other paid benefits. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Michele H. Berger, Esq., or online www.expertdivorcelaw.com/careers. All submissions are strictly confidential.

 

SENIOR ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY - Updated 4/5/2017

Antonyan Miranda LLP is seeking an experienced family law attorney, preferably CFLS, to join our team. The ideal candidate will have at least 8 years of experience as a practicing family law attorney, and must be detail-oriented with strong writing, communication skills, trial experience, and interpersonal skills. Duties may include quality control, oversight, and strategic planning with other associate attorneys. We offer a very competitive compensation package, including health insurance and other paid benefits. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Michele H. Berger, Esq., or online www.expertdivorcelaw.com/careers. All submissions are strictly confidential.

 

PARALEGAL - Updated 4/5/2017

Antonyan Miranda LLP is seeking an experienced paralegal with the following qualifications:

Responsibilities/Job Duties:

  • Detailed and deadline-oriented.
  • Must be able to multi-task and work well under pressure.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to prioritize workloads with changing priorities.
  • "Can-do" positive attitude.
  • Experience with discovery, calendaring, procedures, and California Rules of Court.
  • Familiarity with the judicial council forms.
  • Maintains good attendance and punctuality.

Please send a cover letter and resume to Michele H. Berger, Esq., or online www.expertdivorcelaw.com/careers. All submissions are strictly confidential.

 

LECTURER OF LAW, FALL 2017 - Updated 4/4/2017

The Dale E. Fowler School of Law at Chapman University seeks applications for a Part-Time Lecturer of Practice Foundations- Transactions starting August 2017. Successful candidates will teach one 3 unit section of the required 200 level course, Practice Foundations – Transactions, under the supervision of a full time faculty member. Practice Foundations are small section courses that emphasize writing and practice skills. Students work on simulated problems and transactions that lawyers might encounter in practice and receive feedback on their work throughout the semester. The course meets weekly and teachers must be committed to attending and providing feedback to students. To apply, click here.

 

WRIT ATTORNEY - Updated 4/4/2017

Division One of the California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District located in Los Angeles, is accepting applications for a Writ Attorney to work directly with the justices. The Writ Attorney will primarily review civil, criminal, and juvenile writ petitions, research the law, evaluate the record, prepare memoranda for presentation to a three-judge panel for review and decision and prepare draft orders. This position requires the ability to work independently and occasionally under tight time constraints. Candidates should possess superior writing skills and the ability to present a statement of facts, law and argument clearly and logically in written form. The Writ Attorney may also be called upon to draft and edit proposed opinions, review motions, and perform other related work as required. Salary is based on qualifications and experience. For more details, click here.

 

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