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OCBA Employment Opportunities


 


ADMINISTRATOR, CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS - Updated 6/12/2018


The Education Administrator is a professional position within the Orange County Bar Association, providing oversight of the continuing education programs and seminars produced, ensuring that all educational programs are consistent with the State Bar of California’s Continuing Legal Education requirements. The Administrator is responsible for planning, organizing and promoting myriad programs that involve member volunteers, sponsors, professional speakers, non-profit organizations, academia, vendors, and others. Primary areas of responsibility include planning, management and marketing of continuing education programs.


The ideal candidate must be highly-motivated, detail-oriented, and well-organized, and have an ability to guide and support professionals involved in the OCBA educational programs. Ideal candidate will have minimum 5-7 years administrative and supervisory experience, preferably in the legal field.


Experience with volunteer management is a plus. Ability to develop and maintain ongoing working relationships with committee members, speakers and vendors.


The Orange County Bar Association is located in Newport Beach, California, near the Orange County Airport.


Qualifications - Education & Experience


  • Bachelor's degree

  • Non-profit management and/or legal industry experience

  • Previous experience in a supervisory role

  • Proficient computer skills with a strong aptitude in MS Office

  • Strong written and oral communications and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to initiate tasks and assume responsibility, and to work with minimal supervision

  • Ability to prioritize tasks, to handle multiple tasks concurrently and completely, with responsible follow-through

  • Meticulous attention to detail

  • Ability to attend occasional evening and weekend programs in Orange County


Salary & Benefits


  • Salary commensurate with experience along with an excellent benefits package


To Apply: Send a letter of interest, your resume and salary expectations to hr@ocbar.org. NO PHONE CALLS.


 


Employment Opportunities


 


ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY - Updated 7/19/2018


Yoka & Smith LLP seeks an associate attorney with at least 5 years of civil litigation experience in the defense of products liability, transactional litigation and general tort actions for its downtown Los Angeles or Irvine office. Applicants should have litigation experience and must be prepared to assume an active case load including propounding and responding to discovery, taking and defending depositions, drafting and appearing for law and motion and client reporting. The qualified candidate may get trial experience. We are seeking attorneys who are good problem solvers and willing to work hard. We provide competitive salary and benefits. Please provide a full resume, writing sample, and professional references to jrobertson@yokasmith.com.


 


ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY - Updated 7/19/2018


Small firm in the Irvine Spectrum area seeks a full-time associate attorney with 3-5 years of general litigation, insurance defense and/or insurance coverage experience. The applicant must have excellent analytical, research and writing skills, a J.D. degree from an ABA-approved law school and be an active member in good standing with the California State Bar. We provide competitive salaries and benefits. Please submit your resume, writing sample and salary requirements for our consideration via email to: irvineassociateposition@gmail.com.


 


IN-HOUSE LEGAL COUNSEL - Updated 7/19/2018


Los Angeles Superior Court seeks an experienced attorney to join its in-house team of lawyers and address the complex and diverse legal issues the Court encounters. Click here for more information.


 


ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY - Updated 7/19/2018


The Irvine, California Office of London Fischer LLP, an Insurance Defense and Insurance Coverage law firm is seeking an experienced Associate. Minimum 5 years of experience in construction defect; professional liability; transportation liability; premises, product & general liability matters. Must have strong ability to analyze legal matters and demonstrated written and verbal communication skills. Trial Experience a plus. Competitive salary and benefits. Submit Resume & writing sample to mdavis@LondonFischer.com. No third parties please.


 


CONTRACT ATTORNEY - TRANSACTIONAL / REAL ESTATE - Updated 7/19/2018


Transactional/Real Estate Attorney sought to act as an independent contractor for Philadelphia-based law firm. Engagement will include handling commercial real estate acquisitions, handling business acquisitions, reviewing and negotiating commercial office leases and reviewing and negotiating employment agreements. Applicant should have 5 + years of relevant experience and must be an active member of the California Bar. Compensation commensurate with experience. To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Kimberly@RMontgomery-law.com .


 


RETIREMENT GENERAL COUNSEL - Updated 7/19/2018


The San Diego County Employees Retirement Association (SDCERA) is seeking a highly motivated individual with exceptional leadership and organizational skills for the position of Retirement General Counsel. This unclassified management position reports directly to the Retirement Executive Officer and provides, supervises, and assists with the delivery of legal services to the Board of Retirement, Board committees, SDCERA management and staff. Click here for more information.


 


SENIOR POLICY ANALYST - Updated 7/19/2018


The Ethics Commission is responsible for administering and enforcing City laws related to governmental ethics, conflicts of interests, campaign financing, and lobbying. The Ethics Commission seeks an impartial and knowledgeable professional to serve as a Senior Policy Analyst. The position reports to the Director of Strategic Communications and is responsible for creating and overseeing an effective policy and legislative program. The position analyzes City, state, and federal legislation; researches and analyzes policy issues affecting the Ethics Commission; leads staff studies; makes legislative recommendations to the members of the Ethics Commission; and shepherds approved recommendations through the City Council’s legislative process. The position reviews the recusals of City commissioners, provides advice to persons subject to the Ethics Commission’s laws, helps produce publications and educational materials, and makes written and verbal presentations at public meetings. Click here for more information.


 


DEPUTY CITY ATTORNEY II - Updated 7/19/2018


The City of Anaheim seeks a dynamic and dedicated Deputy City Attorney II for the City Attorney's Office Criminal Prosecution section. The Deputy City Attorney performs a wide variety of professional legal duties and provides staff assistance to a Senior City Attorney and/or Assistant City Attorney with legal activities involving criminal law and represents the City in criminal law matters. Click here for more information.


 


ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY - 0-2 YEARS - Updated 7/19/2018


Established boutique law firm specializing in health care law. Practice areas include civil litigation, white-collar criminal defense, and administrative law. For more information about the firm, please visit www.khourilaw.com. Click here for more information.


 


DEPUTY GENERAL COUNSEL - Updated 7/19/2018


The Orange County Employees Retirement System (OCERS) is now accepting on-line applications. Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis until the needs of OCERS have been met. Click here for more information.


 


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - Updated 6/29/2018


The California Lawyers Association (CLA) is soliciting applications for the position of its inaugural Executive Director. The CLA, came into existence in January 2018; emerging from enabling legislation as the second largest voluntary bar association in the country, second only to the American Bar Association. Initially the CLA consists of all of the 16 Sections (about 50,000 members) and the California Young Lawyers Association (almost 50,000 members), which were formerly part of the State Bar of California. More information about the CLA can be found on its website, at https://calawyers.org. The immediate task of the Executive Director will be to work with CLA leadership to mold CLA infrastructure and staff to create a foundation for a superior member-focused voluntary bar association. Click here for more information.


 


ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF LAW LIBRARY SERVICES - Updated 6/25/2018


Chapman University is hiring for the position of Associate Director for Law Library Services at the Fowler School of Law. The position is primarily responsible for supervising the public service points; managing and enhancing library services, including the faculty services program and legal research instruction; and participating in strategic planning for the Law Library. Click here for more information.


 


DIRECTOR OF ENFORCEMENT - Updated 6/25/2018


The Los Angeles City Ethics Commission is responsible for administering and enforcing City laws relating to governmental ethics, campaign financing, and lobbying. The Ethics Commission seeks an impartial and knowledgeable professional to serve as its Director of Enforcement. Click here for more information.


 


COMMISSIONER - Updated 6/21/2018


San Diego Superior Court is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Commissioner. The eligible list of candidates resulting from this recruitment may be used to fill current and future Commissioner vacancies as they occur. Commissioners may be assigned to work in any of the San Diego Superior Court locations: Downtown San Diego; Kearny Mesa; North County (Vista); East County (El Cajon); and South County (Chula Vista). There is currently one opening in North County. For more information, click here.


 


DIRECTOR / STAFF ATTORNEY - Updated 6/20/2018


The University of California, Irvine School of Law invites applications for a Director/Staff Attorney in its Center for Land, Environment, and Natural Resources (CLEANR). The Director/Staff Attorney will, in consultation with the Center's Faculty Director, advisors, and affiliates, conceive, develop, and substantively manage the Center's programming. This primarily includes a workshop roundtable series, convening leading policymakers, practitioners, activists, and researchers from government agencies, industry, and non-governmental organizations to produce action-oriented policy papers, propose legislation, and advance important academic research. For the Center's workshop roundtable series, the Director/Staff Attorney will be responsible for conducting research and analysis to identify knowledge gaps and opportunities for generative discourse in areas of environmental law, land use law, and associated fields of policy and scholarship. In developing the workshop roundtables, the Director/Staff Attorney will help faculty identify key experts and stakeholders, perform outreach and interviews, help facilitate roundtable dialogues, and collaborate in the authorship of resulting documents and publications. Additionally, the Director/Staff Attorney will assist in the planning and organization of the Center's other public and student programs, such as semi-annual practitioner-focused conferences, periodic academic symposia and speakers, a student-led literature and film series, and an international interdisciplinary summer institute for future sustainability leaders. Desired start date is open to negotiation, but a start date on or before July 15, 2018 is preferred. This is a contract position. For more information, click here.


 


CIVIL LITIGATION DEFENSE ATTORNEY - Updated 6/20/2018


Santa Ana insurance defense firm seeks highly motivated associate with minimum of two years personal injury experience. Applicant must be detailed oriented, and have excellent analytical, research and writing skills, as well as experience with taking and defending depositions, mediations and trial prep experience. Please submit your resume, writing sample and salary requirements to lisa.mcmains@bdmklaw.com for our immediate consideration.


 


LITIGATION ATTORNEY - Updated 6/15/2018


Mid-Size full-service law firm seeking a full time experienced Commercial Litigation and Creditors Rights Attorney (10+ years) to practice in the area of business and default litigation within the firm’s Irvine, California offices. We are looking for candidates with a strong academic background, and experience in business and creditors rights litigation including bench and jury trials. 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 and grow in a mid-size firm environment.


Minimum Required Experience:



  • 10+ years’ experience in Commercial Litigation and Creditors’ Rights;

  • Strong leadership skills, solid business instincts, and impeccable written and verbal communication skills;

  • CA State Bar Admittance in good standing


If interested, please submit your resume along with salary requirements to sstangel@plutossama.com. Thank you.


 


ATTORNEY - Updated 6/8/2018


Ditch the billable hours! Are you an experienced attorney looking for work-life balance? We are hiring looking for attorneys to join our team! State Compensation Insurance Fund’s Corporate Legal Department is recruiting for an Employment Attorney IV in our Santa Ana office. We seek a self-motivated, seasoned employment litigator to prepare and conduct the more complex actions and proceedings before State and Federal courts and administrative bodies, such as the State Personnel Board, Department of Fair Employment and Housing, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. We also may consider experienced litigators in the areas of insurance bad faith, workers’ compensation claims mishandling, tort, breach of contract, business litigation, fraud, and RICO. For additional information or to be considered for this position, please see JC-111393 on www.jobs. ca.gov or send resumes to talentaquisition@scif.com.


 


LEGAL ASSISTANT - Updated 6/8/2018


Litigation and insurance defense firm seeks Legal Assistant for its Irvine, CA Office. The ideal candidate is detail oriented, organized, and efficient. Must be able to prioritize tasks, work independently and communicate professionally with clients, opposing counsel, courts, and coworkers. Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Adobe required. Experience with e-document management program (Worldox), and time entry software (tabs), and excel a plus. This position is full time at 35/hrs week. Benefits & 401k. Email resumes to mdavis@londonfischer.com. Must be proficient with the following:



  • Proofreading Reporting, Pleadings, & Discovery for cohesion, spelling, & grammar

  • Drafting legal documents including standard pleadings

  • Drafting discovery shells and standard objections

  • Calculating legal deadlines and assisting with office wide calendar management

  • Preparing tables of contents & authorities

  • Preparing hard copy & electronic filings in accordance with local rules and filing requirements in both State and District Courts

  • A minimum of 3 years of experience as a Paralegal/Legal Assistant is required


 


LABOR & EMPLOYMENT LITIGATION ASSOCIATE - Updated 5/25/2018


Friedman Stroffe & Gerard, a full-service law firm with broad/exciting client base, including surf/ski/athletic companies, seeks polished Labor & Employment litigation associate. Applicant must have 3+ years of relevant experience and be an articulate, organized, detail-oriented, self-starting, team player. A degree from a top law school and large firm experience a plus. Competitive Salary & Benefits. Email resumes in confidence with salary requirements to humanresources@fsglawyers.com.


 


MID-LEVEL OR SENIOR ASSOCIATE - Updated 5/25/2018


The Orange County office of Ogletree Deakins has an opportunity for a mid-level or senior associate to join the firm’s thriving practice and assume a significant role in employment litigation with extensive contact with client representatives and opposing counsel. Our firm can provide multiple writing, publishing and speaking opportunities. Ogletree Deakins is one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management in all types of employment-related legal matters. The firm has 850 lawyers located in 52 offices across the United States, Canada, Europe and Mexico. Ogletree Deakins is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are fully committed to the importance of diversity within the legal profession, as well as all workplace environments. We offer a robust suite of benefits for our attorneys. Click here for more information and to apply online. If you have any questions about this opportunity or want to follow up on your application, please reach out to Anastasia Bohonos at ana.bohonos@ogletree.com with “Orange County Associate” in the subject line.



  • Juris Doctor. Qualified candidates must be and remain licensed to practice law and in good standing in California. During employment, must meet requirements for continuing licensure for law practice.

  • 5-10 years of litigation experience, significant labor and employment law experience

  • Excellent analytical and writing skills

  • Outstanding academic credentials


 


SENIOR FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY - Updated 5/25/2018


A multi-practice litigation firm is seeking a Senior Family Law Attorney with a minimum of 5 years of experience for our Orange County office located in Irvine, CA. Knowledge of civil procedure is a plus. Candidates should be familiar with research methods and have knowledge of code and case law. Candidates should be organized, team players, exhibit an ability to have compassion for the client while being assertive in court, and have a desire to grow with the firm. Previous court experience is a must. Please provide cover letter, resume and salary requirements to: mf@boydlawapc.com. All applications are confidential.


 


PUBLIC LAW CENTER - Updated 5/11/2018


There are currently five open job opportunities at Public Law Center.



 


PARALEGAL - Updated 5/9/2018


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@buncherlaw.com. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.


 


LITIGATION ATTORNEY - Updated 5/8/2018


Santa Ana Insurance defense firm seeks highly motivated associate with minimum of two years personal injury experience. Applicant must be detailed oriented, and have excellent analytical, research and writing skills, as well as experience with taking and defending depositions, mediations and trial prep experience. Please submit your resume, writing sample and salary requirements to Lisa.McMains@bdmklaw.com for our immediate consideration.


 


LITIGATION ASSOCIATE - Updated 4/25/2018


Friedman Stroffe & Gerard seeks litigation associate with 2-3 years’ experience with top law firm predominately in business and real estate litigation. Must be energetic, aggressive, organized & articulate team player. Must have law review and/or equivalent academic qualifications. We offer significant case responsibility, direct client contact, diverse, interesting practice & competitive salary/bonus/benefits. Please send your resume, cover letter and references to humanresources@fsglawyers.com.


 


PROSECUTION ASSOCIATE - Updated 4/13/2018


The Orange County office of Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP is seeking a patent preparation and prosecution associate to join their Intellectual Property Section. USPTO registration and California Bar are required. An electrical engineering or computer science background is preferred. Candidates should have a strong academic background from a nationally respected law school and an equally impressive undergraduate degree. No third party submissions please. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply. Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


 


DEFENSE LAW FIRM ASSOCIATE (SAN DIEGO and LOS ANGELES) - Updated 4/13/2018


At Tyson & Mendes, we believe it is our responsibility to protect what our clients have built. Our firm began as two attorneys in the trenches, working to give our clients the best defense and the best service of any firm in the industry. With a set of unique defense methodologies and an unparalleled trial track-record, our civil litigation firm has set itself apart as a leader on keeping down damages. Today, we are an AV rated litigation firm with over 100 lawyers committed to providing our clients with exceptional service and results across the nation. The firm offers a collaborative and supportive learning environment, complete with internal education and leadership development programs. A flexible team-oriented structure allows for growth and advancement opportunities with clearly defined partnership criteria. Tyson & Mendes' leaders are open and accessible - and allow our attorneys to chart their own growth. Our meritocratic system features a transparent bonus structure as well as reasonable billable hours with an emphasis on quality and success. If all this appeals to you - and you believe "justice for all" applies to all citizens - then join the firm the plaintiffs' bar loves to hate. Click here for more information.


 


UC IRVINE, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF CAREER DEVELOPMENT, PUBLIC SECTOR - Updated 4/13/2018


Reporting to the Assistant Dean for Career Development, the Assistant Director of Career Development, Public Sector, is responsible for employment counseling and career education of law students and alumni. Monitors, develops, and coordinates employment opportunities for students and alumni in public interest organizations, foundations, and offices across the country. Develops and delivers educational programming for students on general job search strategies, job search resources, and application materials, as well as programming on post-graduate fellowship programs, and application processes for positions in the public sector, broadly (including criminal law and government positions). Builds relationships with the public sector legal employment community. Teaches, advises, and counsels law students in their career development and all phases of the job search process. Develops career planning and placement brochures and handouts. Reviews and provides feedback on student and alumni application materials, including resumes and cover letters. Contributes to overall office goals, maintains up to date records on student employment, and maintains steady communication with the Assistant Dean. Extends all facets of career services to assist recent alumni. Develops and publicizes job opportunities for students and alumni with a particular emphasis on public interest employment. Click here for more information.


 


LITIGATION ASSOCIATE - Updated 4/6/2018


Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP is seeking a highly qualified associate with 2-3 years of experience to join our high-profile litigation practice in Orange County. Manatt’s Orange County litigation group maintains a diverse practice with an emphasis on complex commercial litigation, white collar, and healthcare litigation. Ideal candidates will have solid litigation experience at a top law firm. Candidates should have general civil litigation experience, such as drafting and responding to discovery and brief writing. Excellent legal writing and research skills are a must.



  • 2-3 years of experience at a top law firm or judicial clerkship

  • Clerkship/Law Review preferred

  • Outstanding academic credentials

  • Excellent research and writing skills

  • California Bar Membership in good standing


 



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