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SENIOR LEVEL ATTORNEY - Updated 12/5/2017
We are a national employee-side employment law firm looking for a senior-level attorney to help launch our Individual Practice in a new office in Los Angeles, CA. This is an exciting opportunity to help grow the firm’s Individual Practice in Southern California. Click here for more information.
LITIGATION ATTORNEY - Updated 11/17/2017
40 year, AV rated, Personal Injury firm seeks a litigation attorney with a passion for representing plaintiff personal injury clients. With a minimum of 5 years experience, successful candidates will handle all aspects of litigation. Candidate must be dynamic, personable and dedicated. Our office is not like other firms. We are a small office that is well established in Newport Beach with a strong book of clients, past and present. We demand excellence from ourselves and each other, and therefore will demand the same of you. This small group of people has dedicated their lives to this service and we seek someone with the same desire to do this work. Please forward your resume and salary history to email@example.com. If this is not your passion, please do not apply.
DIRECTING ATTORNEY - IMMIGRATION UNIT - Updated 11/1/2017
The Public Law Center (PLC), Orange County's non-profit pro bono law firm, is committed to providing access to justice for low-income residents. Through volunteers and staff, PLC provides free civil legal services, including counseling, individual representation, community education, and strategic litigation and advocacy to challenge societal injustices. Now in its 36th year of service, PLC works with more than 1,400 volunteer lawyers, paralegals and law students from throughout the county who volunteer their time and expertise. The Immigration Unit provides assistance in the following areas: “U” visas, “T” visas, Asylum, SIJS, DACA, naturalization, and deportation defense. The Directing Attorney would be expected to provide assistance in these areas through direct representation and providing technical assistance to our pro bono volunteers. Click here for more information.
STAFF ATTORNEY - Updated 11/1/2017
The Immigrant Defenders Law Center (“ImmDef”) is a next-generation, social justice law firm that provides high-quality representation and legal services to immigrants in Southern California. The organization is hiring. Click here for more information.
ASSISTANT GENERAL COUNSEL - PUBLIC EMPLOYEE ASSOCIATION - Updated 11/1/2017
Be part of the next generation of labor leaders in Southern California! A local public employee organization seeks a community-service minded attorney with experience in labor and employment law to become the Assistant General Counsel and Senior Labor Representative. In addition to providing daily counsel and representation to union members, you will work closely with the General Counsel to advise the Board of Directors, General Manager, outreach coordinators and others on strategic initiatives, legislation, collective bargaining and business matters. This is a unique, long term career opportunity for an attorney with 7+ years of relevant legal/life experience who wants to make a real difference for individuals and the region. Contact recruiter Robin Schachter at Gamoran Legal Consulting for more information and application requirements: firstname.lastname@example.org.
CITY ATTORNEY - Updated 10/25/2017
The City of Lincoln City Council is conducting a comprehensive search for the City’s first in-house legal counsel, an important milestone for the City of Lincoln. Top candidates will recognize this exciting time for a high energy and talented legal professional to join a collaborative team, well positioned for the future. Known as a generalist and well versed in municipal law, the City Attorney will work closely with the City Manager and provide advice to the Mayor and City Council as well as City departments on various matters of law pertaining to land use, development and an array of issues for a full-service city including police and fire. Lincoln has an unrivaled capacity to expand its current borders and is poised to significantly invest more than $175 million in capital going toward infrastructure signifying the commitment to growth, great schools, and a superior place to live in Placer County. Click here for more information.
SENIOR CORPORATE ATTORNEY - Updated 10/24/2017
Wilson Keadjian Browndorf, LLP is seeking a full-time Senior Corporate Attorney with 8+ years of experience in handling corporate transactions, such as: M&A, Finance, Capital Markets, Securities, Corporate Governance, Technology, Project Development, Media, Real Estate, and Emerging Areas of Law, among others. The ideal candidate will have a wide breadth of knowledge pertaining to the above areas of practice, impeccable attention to detail, robust leadership to work independently in obtaining desired results, keen ability to work well under pressure, and aptitude to showcase excellent judgment. Our firm is a high performing practice with some of the sharpest minds and top attorneys from AM100 Law Firms throughout the country. Click here for more information. If interested, please submit a cover letter and resume along with salary requirements for consideration to email@example.com.
LITIGATION ATTORNEY - Updated 10/12/2017
Full time position available for experienced (1-3 years) attorney to practice in the area of business litigation. We are looking for candidates with a strong academic background, and experience in business litigation including bench and jury trials. We are a mid-size firm with a broad array of sophisticated work, and the litigation that arises from transactions in the areas corporate transactions, individual, partnership and corporate business transactions, intellectual property, technology and employment relations among other areas. Attorney must have the ability (and desire) to work in this varied spectrum of litigation activity. Both Federal and State Court experience is helpful. A strong interest and experience with technology is a plus. Must be highly motivated, with excellent writing, analytic skills and ability to manage subordinates. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills also required. This is a great opportunity for a lawyer with the required experience to operate in a mid-size firm environment. Book of business preferred but not required. All inquiries are strictly confidential. Compensation commensurate with experience. We provide a comprehensive compensation package which includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, 401(k), discounted gym membership, paid vacation and sick time. Please submit cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ATTORNEY / ASSISTANT FACILITATOR - Updated 10/6/2017
Under general supervision, Attorney/Assistant Facilitators provide legal information to eligible self-represented litigants in Superior Court in accordance with applicable statutes, regulations and court policies. Positions in this class do not establish an attorney-client relationship or represent a party in court. click here.
MANAGING COUNSEL - LITIGATION & CAPITAL STRATEGIES - Updated 10/6/2017
Reporting to the Deputy General Counsel-Litigation and Capital Strategies, the Managing Counsel-Capital Strategies manages construction, land use, and real estate practice areas, as well as providing direct client service. Serves as a resource to subordinates on highly complex legal matters or problems; advises and renders opinions to senior management with respect to the legal implications of establishing or changing policy; works with representatives of the campus on developing and modifying practices and procedures to conform with legal requirements. Acts as liaison with outside legal firms. Represents the organization and oversee outside counsel in certain litigation. Keeps informed on legislation and case law developments affecting overall operations of the University or the construction and land use legal practices. For complete job description and application instructions, click here.
LEGAL SECRETARY - Updated 10/5/2017
OC boutique employment litigation firm seeking exp. legal secretary to assist with state & federal court e-filings, calendaring & other administrative duties. Position is full time and comp. is commensurate w/ exp. Email resume to: email@example.com.
CITY ATTORNEY - OAKLAND - Updated 10/5/2017
The City Attorney’s Office seeks a well-qualified, motivated attorneys. Click here for more info.
STAFF ATTORNEY - Updated 10/2/2017
The Public Law Center (PLC), Orange County's pro bono law firm, is committed to providing access to justice for low-income residents. Through volunteers and staff, PLC provides free civil legal services, including counseling, individual representation, community education, and strategic litigation and advocacy to challenge societal injustices. Now in its 36th year of service, PLC works with more than 1,400 volunteer lawyers, paralegals and law students from throughout the county who volunteer their time and expertise. Click here for more info.
ATTORNEY - UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA - Updated 9/26/2017
The University of California has posted an outstanding opportunity for an experienced attorney (at the Counsel 2 level) to join the Educational Affairs, Public Accountability & Governance (EAPAG) group in the Office of General Counsel. This is a new position within a practice group that advises University of California leadership and administrators at both the University’s system-wide Office of the President (UCOP) and at UC’s ten campuses, five medical centers, and one National Laboratory on a broad range of legal matters in support of the University’s core academic mission. Issue areas on which this person may be asked to provide legal research, support, advice and advocacy include conflicts of interest, free speech and academic freedom, the University’s constitutional autonomy, governance practices, student affairs and discipline (including student sexual harassment and sexual violence cases), student residency, faculty issues including privilege and tenure, immigration, campus safety, privacy, open meetings, public records, research compliance, and more. This position offers an experienced attorney the opportunity to work on a diverse portfolio of interesting issues that are central to the University’s teaching, research and public service mission. We are seeking an attorney with a minimum of three years of relevant practice experience, including substantial higher education and/or public agency experience. For more information about the position, and the required qualifications, please review the full position description, which is posted here.
ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY - Updated 9/26/2017
Roquemore, Pringle & Moore, Inc., a boutique law firm just outside of Downtown Los Angeles, in the City of Commerce, has been in business for over 41 years. We are looking for an attorney who has experience in trust and estates and is looking to be a party of a great team. Please submit your cover letter, resume and a sample of your writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III - Updated 9/26/2017
Deputies assigned to the Employment and Administrative Mandate Section (EAM) handle a broad range of civil litigation involving cutting-edge legal issues with a focus on employment litigation defense and advice. The section has approximately 100 attorneys and paralegals practicing in offices throughout California. EAM's employment litigation practice regularly involves jury trials, evidentiary hearings, and appellate arguments in state and federal courts. EAM provides representation to over 100 state agencies in connection with lawsuits alleging claims of discrimination, harassment and whistleblower retaliation, among others. Click here for additional information and to submit your resume.
ASSOCIATE - Updated 9/26/2017
Dorsey & Whitney LLP is seeking a 3 to 5 year Associate to join the Labor & Employment department in our Southern California office located in Costa Mesa. This attorney will work on a wide variety of employment litigation matters, including wage and hour class actions, single plaintiff cases, and advice matters. Dorsey offers opportunities for advancement within a collegial work environment, in which you will be encouraged to develop relationships with clients, will be afforded opportunities to take on a meaningful role in the litigation and strategy, and will have latitude to engage in marketing efforts. Associates are expected to achieve 1850 billable hours per year (which is the true target; no unspoken expected minimum billable hour requirement). Competitive salary and excellent benefits.
Qualified candidates will have:
California state bar admission is required. Dorsey & Whitney LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. View more information and apply online at Click here to apply.
LEGAL AFFAIRS DIRECTOR - Updated 9/26/2017
In-house legal counsel in a US subsidiary company of a foreign headquartered corporation, overseeing all legal matters pertaining to the organization, including drafting and negotiation of contracts, support business transactions, export and other compliance matters, patent and intellectual property matters and the coordination of any legal matters handled by outside counsel. Click here for additional information and to submit your resume.
PART-TIME LECTURER OF PRACTICE FOUNDATIONS - Updated 9/26/2017
Chapman University seeks applications for a Part-Time Lecturer of Practice Foundations: Transactions for the Spring 2018 semester. Successful candidates will teach one 3-unit section of the required 2L course, Practice Foundations: Transactions. Practice Foundations: Transactions is a small-section course that introduces students to the practice of transactional law by exploring the role of lawyers in executing business-related transactions. Click here for additional information and to submit your resume.
ATTORNEY - Updated 9/19/2017
FedEx Express has a litigation team in Irvine that handles all aspects of employment litigation defense for the company in California, including filing responsive pleadings, engaging in discovery and law and motion practice, trying cases to verdict before juries, and handling issues on appeal. FedEx is beginning the process of hiring a mid-level attorney with employment litigation experience and subject matter knowledge. Interested candidates should send their resume to email@example.com.
LABOR & EMPLOYMENT - MID-LEVEL ASSOCIATES - ORANGE COUNTY - Updated 9/12/2017
The Orange County office of Morgan Lewis, an international law firm with nearly 2,000 attorneys, seeks a highly qualified mid-level associates to join the Labor & Employment Practice Group. The ideal candidates will have employment litigation experience in single-plaintiff and class-action lawsuits. Candidates must possess excellent academic credentials and strong organization, research, writing and analytical skills. We value collegiality and diversity among our lawyers and seek to make the practice both professionally and personally rewarding. California bar membership is required. Please note: Morgan Lewis is not accepting resumes or referrals from search firms for this position. If you are a search firm, employment agency, or representative of either, you will not be compensated in any way for your referral of a candidate, even if Morgan Lewis hires said candidate. Morgan Lewis is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Morgan Lewis will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring - To apply: Please apply through our website at our website.
CORPORATE & BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS ASSOCIATE - LOS ANGELES - Updated 9/12/2017
The Los Angeles office of Morgan Lewis, an international law firm with nearly 2,000 attorneys, seeks to hire a highly qualified junior to mid-level associate, with at least two full years of comparable law firm experience to join our Corporate & Business Transactions Practice Group. Experience representing private equity firms and strategic buyers in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and other corporate transactions is required, and additional experience representing public companies and working on venture capital transactions is preferred. The ideal candidate will have transactional and general corporate experience, preferably in mergers & acquisitions, securities, public and private offerings, and venture capital financings. Candidates must possess excellent academic credentials as well as strong organization, drafting, communication and analytical skills. We value collegiality and diversity among our lawyers and seek to make the practice both professionally and personally rewarding. California bar membership is required. Please note: Morgan Lewis is not accepting resumes or referrals from search firms for this position. If you are a search firm, employment agency, or representative of either, you will not be compensated in any way for your referral of a candidate, even if Morgan Lewis hires said candidate. Morgan Lewis is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Morgan Lewis will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring - To apply: Please apply through our website at our website.
TAX RESEARCH SPECIALIST - Updated 9/12/2017
Researches, analyzes, evaluates, and answers technical tax questions via live chat from do-it-yourself tax clients. Evaluates tax questions received by live chat, email, and other electronic sources to ascertain the exact nature of the issue, researches applicable tax law and regulations, determines best tax treatment for the client while minimizing the Company liability. Prepares accurate response in a timely manner. Conducts research on a variety of tax issues. Works with peers to share best practices and discuss common tax topics being requested through the live chat to ensure consistency in responses. Assists in researching tax issues and providing explanations, analysis, and recommendations as requested. Other duties as assigned. Click here for more information or to apply.
REMOTE TAX RESEARCHER - SEASONAL (NATIONWIDE) - Updated 9/7/2017
*This is a remote, work from home opportunity for candidates outside of the Kansas City Metro area* This seasonal role researches, analyzes, evaluates, and answers individual income tax questions from Tax Professionals and tax client via online and phone communication tools. Click here for more information or to apply.
DEPUTY CITY ATTORNEY II & III - LAND USE - Updated 9/6/2017
The Oakland City Attorney’s Office seeks a well-qualified, motivated attorney with significant land use experience for a Deputy City Attorney II or Deputy City Attorney III position in the Office's Advisory Division. Placement will depend upon experience. The ideal candidate will have substantial California land use experience, either developed in-house (city, county, other governmental organization, or for a private company) or in a law firm with strong municipal land use expertise. The candidate should have knowledge and significant experience, including the ability quickly and effectively to perform at an advanced level, in CEQA/NEPA, the California Planning and Zoning Law and the Subdivision Map Act. A strong working knowledge of municipal law basics, such as the Brown Act, the Political Reform Act and the Public Records Act is desired. Expertise in handling land use writs in both trial and appellate courts and suits seeking declaratory and injunctive relief, as well as considerable Planning Commission experience also are desirable. For more information and the full application, please click here.
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