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Employment Opportunities

 

LABOR & EMPLOYMENT LEGAL EDITOR - Updated 2/23/2017

Practical Law, a Thomson Reuters business, is looking for a Labor & Employment Legal Editor to work on California law-specific know-how resources focusing on content for the Labor & Employment Service. *This is a remote position and can be located anywhere in California in a home office.* To apply, please email a resume to brian.gross@thomsonreuters.com or apply online here.

The Editor will:

  • Develop, write and edit CA law-specific know-how and current awareness content for practicing attorney-subscribers to be published online for the Labor & Employment Service.
  • Collaborate with other Practical Law editors on content planning and priorities to meet the practice needs of California-based labor and employment attorneys.
  • Produce a wide range of labor and employment resources, including practice guidance notes, standard documents, checklists and other state-specific legal content in Practical Law writing style.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with external California-based law firm and in-house lawyers to find content contributors and to ensure that the labor and employment content is topical and meets their needs.
  • Stay informed of current developments and issues in California labor and employment law and market practice to ensure timely updates of existing content and development of new content.

Qualifications include:

  • At least six (6) years’ experience working as a labor and employment lawyer in a California-based law firm (or branch office) or as in-house counsel with in-depth work experience in labor and employment matters governed by California law.
  • Significant and broad expertise and practice experience in a variety of labor and employment litigation and counseling matters, optimally including:
  • Litigation of California labor and employment matters.
  • Handling California wage and hour matters.
  • Arbitration of California labor and employment cases.
  • Handling leave issues under California law.
  • Actively licensed in California.

 

OUTSIDE COUNSEL - Updated 2/10/2017

The City of Chula Vista is seeking to establish a panel of outside legal counsel to represent the City on a variety of projects on an as-needed basis. The City is currently requesting proposals and qualifications from law firms interested in representing the City. Deadline for Submittals is Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. To receive an information request packet, please email or call: Bart Miesfeld, Senior Assistant City Attorney. 276 Fourth Avenue, Chula Vista, California, 91910. (619) 585-5684. bmiesfeld@chulavistaca.gov.

 

ATTORNEY - Updated 2/10/2017

Manley Deas Kochalski is a top creditors' rights law firm, providing services to the largest financial institutions in the nation. We have recently opened an office in Orlando, Florida and have a need for a fulltime Attorney. This position will be responsible for the management and litigation of a volume case load of default servicing matters related to timeshare foreclosure actions. Will also be responsible for drafting and arguing motions necessary to the successful completion of both routine and contested foreclosure matters, communicate with clients to ensure quality representation and implementation of all client directives, and assist in supervision of paralegal staff and administrative matters. For more information or to apply, click here.

 

SENIOR CORPORATE COUNSEL LEGAL - Updated 2/9/2017

The mission of the Laserfiche Operations department is to proactively manage business, legal, and technical risks, promote business operations efficiency, and grow the organization’s intellectual resources to a higher level of business maturity. The Senior Corporate Counsel will work closely with Laserfiche Counsel on contract review, drafting documents, legal research, drafting policies and procedures, and proofreading. The Senior Corporate Counsel will be organized, flexible, and efficient. He or she will take ownership in delivering quality work on time and follow up with other parties to bring projects to completion. Laserfiche complies with all Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action regulations. Laserfiche makes all employment decisions – such as recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, professional development practices, discipline and termination – without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, sex, pregnancy, age, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristic, marital status, veteran status, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law, except as may be permitted by law. Application method: http://jobs.laserfiche.com/Jobs/Details/oKex3fwi.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Draft, review, and negotiate various types of agreements from standard to complex including sales, nondisclosure agreements, licensing, request for proposals, and other contracts
  • Assist in writing initial drafts of documents, forms, policies, and procedures based on interviews and discussions with relevant parties
  • Provide responsive and effective legal support and guidance to all of Laserfiche’s business units as needed
  • Research statutes, regulations, and cases and write legal analyses
  • Manage department as a business division with guidance from the General Counsel

What You'll Need:

  • JD degree from an accredited law school and a member in good standing of a State Bar who is qualified to practice as in-house counsel in California
  • Minimum of seven (7) years’ experience in transactional law contract negotiation
  • Excellent legal research, analysis, writing, and communication skills
  • General legal foundation knowledge (legal system, contracts, torts)
  • Experience drafting contracts and policies as well as licensing
  • Ability to be flexible, and effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure and rapidly changing environment

 

APPELLATE COURT ATTORNEY - Updated 2/3/2017

Division Three of the California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District is accepting applications for an appellate attorney. The attorney’s duties will include reviewing appellate briefs and trial records, researching and analyzing legal issues, drafting memoranda and proposed opinions, making recommendations regarding the resolution of issues before the court, and other tasks as assigned by the justice. Excellent analytical, writing, and research skills are mandatory. Familiarity with appellate practice and/or prior judicial clerkship experience is preferred. For full details, click here.

 

LITIGATION ASSOCIATE - Updated 2/3/2017

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.

 

LITIGATION ATTORNEY - Updated 2/3/2017

The Irvine, California Office of London Fischer LLP, an Insurance defense and insurance coverage law firm, is seeking a litigation associate attorney. Minimum 5 years of experience in construction, Premises, Product & General liability defense matters. 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.

 

ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY - LITIGATOR - Updated 1/27/2017

Declues, Burkett & Thompson, APC: One of Orange County’s Premier Defense Firms is seeking an experienced lawyer to join our team. Our firm handles catastrophic personal injury and sexual molestation cases for public and private entities. Candidates must possess at least three years of experience. We are looking for an associate attorney who is capable of handling cases from beginning to closure. We expect a successful candidate to be able to write effectively and have excellent communication skills. The candidate should also have an interest in assisting trial counsel in preparing cases for trial. Salary commensurate with experience. Please submit your resume with salary history and references to agreil@dbtlaw.com.

 

DEPUTY CHIEF COUNSEL - Updated 1/23/2017

OCERS provides retirement, death, disability, and cost-of-living benefits to employees of the County of Orange and certain County special districts and agencies. OCERS is governed by a nine member Board that is responsible for managing a $13.1 billion dollar fund.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: One year experience as legal counsel in a California retirement system or similar agency and four years of progressively responsible experience in a comparable legal environment including involvement with litigation and program management. Juris Doctor degree from an accredited American Bar Association approved law school or equivalent qualification, and current membership in the State Bar of California. Open until filled. APPLY AT: www.ocgov/gov.hr or contact Cynthia Hockless, Director of Administrative Services, at chockless@ocers.org.

 

LEGAL ASSISTANT - Updated 1/23/2017

A small law firm located in Irvine is looking for a bilingual (Spanish/English) legal assistant to answer phone calls, create files, fill out forms, assist in the creation and maintenance of monthly client billing, assist with various office tasks as necessary. No experience necessary. Competitive salary. Please send resume and cover letter via email to fay@arghavanilaw.com.

 

APPELLATE COURT ATTORNEY - Updated 1/20/2017

Associate Justice Laurence Rubin of the California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District is accepting applications for an appellate attorney. The attorney’s duties will include reviewing appellate briefs and trial records, researching and analyzing legal issues, drafting memoranda and proposed opinions, making recommendations regarding the resolution of issues before the court, and other tasks as assigned by the justice. Excellent analytical, writing, and research skills are mandatory. Familiarity with appellate practice and/or prior judicial clerkship experience is preferred. For full details, click here.

 

ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY - Updated 1/20/2017

Aitken Campbell Heikaus Weaver, an employment law firm, is seeking a full time Associate Attorney with 1 – 3 yrs experience working in the Anaheim office. Ideal candidate will be goal/growth oriented and licensed to practice law in California. Qualified candidates should have experience in legal research, drafting of pleadings, motions, discovery etc. Qualified candidates will also possess excellent legal writing skills, and the ability to communicate effectively with clients, attorneys, experts, and court personnel is a must. Please submit cover letter, resume, and salary history to kelly@achwlaw.com. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

 

STAFF ATTORNEY - Updated 1/20/2017

Legal Aid Society of Orange County (LASOC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was founded in 1958 for the purpose of providing civil legal services to low income individuals and seniors. It has two offices in Orange County and two offices in Southeast Los Angeles County, where it is known as Community Legal Services (CLS). LASOC/CLS seeks an energetic, motivated, personable and effective Staff Attorney to be part of the Santa Ana Litigation Unit (visit www.legal-aid.com for more information about us). Under the supervision of the Directing Attorney, this position is responsible for handling a full range of civil legal problems including, but not limited to, immigration, family law, housing, consumer, and government benefits. Benefits: $49,065 to $86,593 (minimum of 2 years of experience as an attorney is preferred)| Full-time | salaried | exempt | 401-K | medical | dental | LTD | life insurance | paid holidays | vacation | sick leave; To apply, send resume and cover letter to Karen Harris at kharris@legal-aid.com. Position open until filled.

Key Functions

  • Handles client interviews, negotiation, settlement, trial and appeal of cases in State and Federal Courts;
  • Researches and prepares pleadings and other legal documents in connection with trials, hearings, and other legal proceedings;
  • Directs and supervises clinical law students and paralegals;
  • Conducts community meetings and attends outreach events; and,
  • Participates in activities of community based organizations and Bar Association activities.

What are we looking for

  • Education/License Required: J.D. and active membership in good standing with the State Bar of California.
  • Knowledge of legal principles and their application.
  • Knowledge of rules of evidence and the conduct of court proceedings.
  • Knowledge of legal research methods.
  • Proficiency in Form Builder, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, etc.) and other software programs.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish, preferred.
  • Immigration Experience, preferred.

 

LEGAL ASSISTANT/FILE CLERK - Updated 1/12/2017

Litigation law firm looking for an experienced legal assistant with a solid and stable work history in a litigation environment, 25-30 hours per week, to 1) answer phones and conduct general client intake, 2) organize and maintain files (hard copy and electronic files), 3) assist in preparation of monthly client billing, 4) assist attorneys with preparation of discovery, other legal memorandum, and pre-trial preparations including but not limited to helping to create trial documents, notebooks, exhibit binders and coordinate witnesses, 5) assist with various other office tasks as necessary. Our office engages in general civil litigation including business and partnership disputes, trust litigation, personal injury, and real property. Candidate must be computer-literate and proficient in Outlook, Word, Excel, and Adobe Acrobat Pro. Billing experience and/or paralegal certification is a plus. Competitive salary commensurate with experience. Please send resume and cover letter via email to resumes.sglawoffices@gmail.com.

 

FRANCHISE SPECIALIST - Updated 1/11/2017

Mobilitie Management, LLC is currently seeking a Franchise Specialist to work in the Mobilitie Tech and App Center to join our team in Costa Mesa, CA reporting to the Network Real Estate Manager. The Franchise Specialist will be responsible for assisting the NRE Manager by performing all aspects of right-of-way and real estate related activities necessary to support execution of large scale infrastructure programs. The Franchise Specialist will interact with vendors assisting the process of permitting with representatives of local government and jurisdictions for right-of-way and pole attachment. Assist in developing right-of-way related agreements secured on behalf of the company, including the acquisition, relinquishment and modification of easements, fee land purchases, franchise & permit rights, encroachments resolution and the settlements of damage claims. To apply, please submit your resumes on the Mobilitie Management website.

 

ASSOCIATE GENERAL COUNSEL - Updated 1/6/2017

Allied Professionals Insurance in Orange, CA is seeking a sharp, self-starting attorney to join its in-house legal team. Attorney's duties will include handling the defense of claims from inception through settlement, legal research, reviewing and summarizing demand packages, and working with the in-house legal team to resolve claims as well as handling general legal tasks. Allied Professionals provides professional liability insurance to alternative healthcare providers nationwide. Zero to 5 years of experience.

Skills preferred, but not required:

  • Medical malpractice experience
  • Litigation experience
  • Foreign language skills in Chinese, Korean, or Spanish

Please email resume and cover letter, including salary requirements, to Sara Schroeder at sschroeder@councilservice.com.

 

WRIT ATTORNEY - Updated 1/6/2017

Division Eight 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. For more details, click here.

 

PARALEGAL - Updated 1/5/2017

The Buncher Law Corporation, a boutique Family Law Firm in Irvine, is seeking a full time Family Law Paralegal with 2 – 4 yrs experience. 4yr college degree and/or Paralegal certificate preferred. The ideal candidate will have a full understanding of the California Family Law legal process and should be proficient in drafting family law procedural documents, use of Microsoft Office (particularly Outlook, Word, Excel), Adobe Acrobat, legal case management & billing software (Clio experience a plus) and legal document preparation software. This position requires familiarity with state, county and local court rules and filing procedures. Excellent legal writing skills, and the ability to communicate effectively with clients, attorneys, experts, and court personnel is a must. Any Civil Law experience a plus. Please submit cover letter, resume, and salary history to kmurphy@tblclaw.com. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

 

ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY - Updated 1/5/2017

The Buncher Law Corporation, a boutique Family Law Firm in Irvine, is seeking a full time Associate Attorney with 1 – 3 yrs experience working in Family Law. Ideal candidate will be goal/growth oriented, licensed to practice law in California, and have a good understanding of the California Family Law legal process. Qualified candidates should have experience in legal research, drafting of pleadings, motions, discovery etc., and court appearances. This position requires familiarity with state, county and local court rules and filing procedures. Qualified candidates will also possess excellent legal writing skills, and the ability to communicate effectively with clients, attorneys, experts, and court personnel is a must. Any Civil Law experience a plus. Please submit cover letter, resume, and salary history to kmurphy@tblclaw.com. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

 

ATTORNEY - Updated 1/5/2017

Small southern California law firm is looking for an attorney to assist on probate and real estate litigation matters by handling pleadings and discovery issues. Court appearances a possibility for candidates in Orange County. Projects will be on as-needed basis. Good opportunity for solo practitioner seeking additional work. California Bar required. Experience in probate litigation and/or real estate litigation required. Qualified candidates, please send resume in confidence to Debra M. Vinikour, Esq., Senior Recruiting Attorney, at dvinikour@assignedcounsel.com.

 

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE DEFENSE ASSOCIATE - Updated 1/3/2017

Santa Ana law firm seeks associate attorney with 2-4 years of experience in medical malpractice defense litigation. Applicant must have excellent analytical, research and writing skills, as well as deposition, arbitration and trial prep experience. Although all legal experience will be considered, radiology and emergency medicine is preferred. E-mail resume and salary requirements to denise@bdmklaw.com for our consideration.

 

CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA LAW CLERKS & STAFF ATTORNEY - Updated 12/20/2016

The U.S. District Court for the Central District of California has several vacancies, including a few for law clerks. For more information about a specific role or to apply, click on the links below.

 

DEPUTY CITY ATTORNEY - Updated 12/9/2016

The Oakland City Attorney’s Office is seeking highly qualified, motivated attorneys for five open positions. We are interested in recruiting from the broadest and most diverse pool of candidates, and we ask that you share this announcement with any and all interested and qualified candidates. All positions are open until filled. Please feel free to contact Alex Katz at akatz@oaklandcityattorney.org with any questions.

The positions are as follows:

 

PUBLIC LAW CENTER IS HIRING - Updated 12/9/2016

The Public Law Center, Orange County's non-profit pro bono law firm, is committed to providing access to justice for low-income residents. Now in its 35th year of service, PLC's staff of 30 works with more than 1,400 volunteer lawyers, paralegals and law students to provide free civil legal services, including counseling, individual representation, community education, and strategic litigation and advocacy to challenge societal injustices. We are looking for a few great attorneys and advocates to join our team. Check out the positions below to see if one is right for you!

Available Positions:

 

ESTATE PLANNING PARALEGAL - Updated 12/9/2016

Newport Beach boutique estate planning / probate law firm looking to fill the position that we call the "Assistant Plan Coordinator" who uses our software to draft all estate planning documents, ensures documents are prepared for signing, and gathers missing information from the client. Must have *at least* 2-3 years’ experience in a law office drafting various estate planning documents: wills, trusts, powers of attorney, deeds and client correspondence; experience with probate and conservatorship forms also a plus. MUST be professional, organized, and comfortable with details and computer work. MUST be comfortable interacting with clients and have excellent customer service skills as well as strong oral and written communication. Experience with conducting client signing meetings a BIG plus; being a California notary also a plus but not required. For more details or to apply, click here.

 

DEPUTY PUBLIC DEFENDER I-IV - Updated 12/9/2016

The Imperial County Public Defender’s Office is currently recruiting for a Deputy Public Defender I-IV. The application deadline is January 6, 2017. For more details or to apply, click here.

 

CHIEF HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICER - Updated 12/6/2016

Orange County Superior Court is a forward-thinking, cutting edge organization with a highly supportive and collaborative executive team. Our staff play a critical role in the mission of the Court: serving the public by administering justice and resolving disputes under the law, thereby protecting the rights and liberties guaranteed by the constitutions of California and of the United States. Our work environment is one of open doors, free communication, innovation, and teamwork. For more details or to apply, <a href="http://koffassociates.com/chief-human-resources-officer/" target="_blank>click here</a>.</p> <p> </p> <p><b><span>OPIP EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR at UCLA School of Law</span> -</b> <i>Updated 12/2/2016</i></p> <p>The UCLA School of Law is seeking a creative institution builder with sustained experience in public interest work to lead the School’s Office of Public Interest Programs (OPIP). OPIP is the principal intellectual and information center for public interest at UCLA School of Law. OPIP’s mission is to engage law students, faculty, lawyers, and the broader community in public service, through education, dialogue, and career development. Recruitment Period: Open November 18th, 2016 through January 13th, 2017. <a href=">Click here to apply.

Additional specific information:

  • The Office is anticipated to grow (from a staffing perspective)
  • The position is a year-round, academic, non-tenure track position.
  • The ideal candidate would have at least five years of practice in public interest and/or government work or comparable experience, as well as significant leadership capacity and initiative.
  • Confidential review of applications, nominations and expressions of interest will begin immediately.
  • The deadline to apply is Friday, January 13, 2017, but applications will be considered thereafter until the position is filled.
  • The expected start date is June 1, 2017.

 


OCBA Employment

MEMBER SERVICES COORDINATOR - Posted 7/21/2016
The Orange County Bar Association, a non-profit organization, has a full-time opening for a Member Services Coordinator. The ideal candidate should possess the following skills:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Enjoys interaction with customers via phone and email
  • Excellent computer skills and ability to learn new software
  • Highly organized
  • Superior customer service
  • Positive, energetic disposition

Duties include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Support Membership Department in providing superior customer service to members (including phone support, troubleshooting, handling member issues)
  • Register members for meetings, seminars, events and special programs
  • Assist members with joining the association or renewing dues.
  • Educate potential members on the benefits of membership
Candidates will be tested on computer proficiency. Background check required. Should be versatile, flexible and enjoy working in a team environment.

Excellent benefits package. Please send cover letter and resume to hr@ocbar.org. No phone calls please.

 


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