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Employment Opportunities

The U.S. District Court, Santa Ana Division is seeking an individual to provide daily support to the Clerk's Office and Chambers in the following areas: IT (including PC and telecommunications), space and facilities, mail, fiscal, and procurement. This position reports to the Santa Ana Dupty-in-Charge and may require travel to Los Angeles and Riverside courthouses. Salary range $47,005 to $76,455. For more information and details on how to apply, please click here.

Small but growing practice in Newport Beach seeks an associate/contract attorney with 5 to 12 years' experience in litigation, preferably in the area of construction defects and claims, professional liability defense (construction related), and general business litigation. Candidate must have desire to develop and grow practice areas. Compensation will be commensurate with skill and experience. Please send resume to:

The United States District Court, Central District of California, is recruiting for Official Court Reporters who are Certified Realtime Reporters. Candidate must possess at least four years of court reporting experience as a freelance reporter or court reporter, or a combination thereof, and must have passed the Registered Professional Reporter (RPR) Examination administered by the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) or an equivalent qualifying examination. For more information and details on how to apply, please click here.

Florida Coastal School of Law (Coastal Law), an ABA-accredited law school, is seeking a dean and chief academic officer. Strong academic background, including a Juris Doctorate, required. Must be able to provide direction and lead change that will enable the institution to establish itself as a benchmark for legal education in the 21st century, understand the regulatory and market challenges confronting legal education, lead the process of redesigning the predominant law school model, build high-performing teams of faculty and staff, and establish and maintain a culture grounded in high levels of personal openness and trust. To apply, please contact Heather Carter at or 239.325.3113.

PROGRAM DIRECTOR - Posted 9/3/2014
The California Bar Foundation is currently recruiting for a Program Director. Under the general direction of the Executive Director, the Program Director would develop, implement, and administer a wide variety of initiatives focused currently on bolstering the diversity pipeline in the legal profession. Additionally the Program Director would help leverage the Foundation’s resources by partnering with bar associations, nonprofits, governmental entities, and other philanthropic organizations to further the Foundation’s mission. The Program Director would create new programs and systems to address currently unmet needs, and evaluate and improve existing initiatives. For a complete job description, including application instructions, please click here. Please contact California Bar Foundation Executive Director Sonia Gonzales at with any questions about the position. Visit for more about the California Bar Foundation.

FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY - Posted 8/21/2014
Holstrom Sissung & Block is looking for an experienced family law attorney to join the firm. This position is expected to be able to research and develop case information, evidence, and settlement options; track cases; handle trial preparations with senior attorney; and work with paralegals/legal assistants. Undergraduate & J.D. Required—Certified Family Law Specialist a plus. 4+ years’ experience in family law required. Must be currently active with the California State Bar Association without disciplinary actions. Please submit cover letter and resume to For more information, please click here.

Ferruzzo & Ferruzzo, LLP is currently recruiting for an Associate Corporate/Tax Attorney to support our mergers and acquisitions, business formation and restructuring, and estate planning practice groups. The ideal Associate candidate will have a minimum of five (5) to ten (10) years of experience in all aspects of business transactional and tax law, including the forming and drafting of documents associated with entity formation, executive compensation, mergers and acquisitions, shareholder agreements, etc., including the ability to review tax structure, form opinions, and analyze the tax aspects of transactions. For additional information, please click here. If you are interested in an opportunity to become a valued team member, please contact

The U.S. Fund for UNICEF’s fast growing Planned Giving department is looking to add a new team member who will share its existing passion for UNICEF’s work and commitment to advancing legacy giving in the state of California. Reporting to the Managing Director of Planned Giving, the Planned Giving Officer is responsible for the cultivation and stewardship of loyal, annual donors, ages 50 and older, who are not currently assigned to a major gift officer, and who reside in the state of California (with possible further expansion into neighboring states). The Planned Giving Officer will be responsible for identifying legacy intentions and promoting legacy giving while also stewarding donors who have already included USF in their estate plans. • Bachelor’s degree is required; advanced degree (MA or JD) preferred. To apply online, please click here.

McGlinchey Stafford law firm, a nationally-recognized business and financial services law firm, is seeking a litigation staff associate for its office in Irvine, CA. The ideal candidate will have two to four years’ experience in mortgage and contested foreclosure litigation, real estate litigation, and/or consumer finance litigation matters including significant experience making state and federal court appearances, attending hearings, and arguing motions.  Candidates must be currently licensed in California. Strong brief writing skills are required and a legal writing sample should be submitted along with your resume.  This is a unique opportunity to join an active and growing national law firm with eleven offices nationwide. Interested candidates who meet the above qualifications should apply online.  If you have questions regarding the position, please contact Christina Fritchie, the Lateral Recruiting Coordinator, at  The position is available immediately.  

Black Knight Financial Services is seeking both a Senior and a Mid-Level Attorney to support their growing Data & Analytics division.  This position will be located in either our Data & Analytics’ principal office in Irvine California or at the Black Knight Financial Services headquarters in Jacksonville, Florida depending on the geographic location of the selected applicant.  Each attorney will be responsible for reviewing, preparing and negotiating complex documentation for data, information and technology services contracts and software licenses to financial institutions and other customers and advising business colleagues on legal issues relating to product development and compliance, and client relationships relating to various company products and services. Applicants must have a college degree and a Juris Doctor from an accredited US law school and be licensed to practice law in at least one US jurisdiction.  Qualified applicants should also possess the following: A minimum of 10 years for the senior attorney position and five years for the mid-level attorney position of applicable experience; Considerable knowledge of and experience with the principles involved in drafting information and technology services agreements, software license agreements, and general commercial contracts; Knowledge of privacy and information security laws and regulations for the banking industry. For more information, please visit To apply to this position, please send resume to

RISK MANAGER - Posted 7/14/2014
Experienced attorney or paralegal needed for corporate Risk Manager position in Orange County. Knowledge of design and construction law, particularly indemnity requirements and public agency requirements mandatory. Excellent working conditions at large, progressive design firm. Please send resume detailing risk management and litigation experience, as well as salary history and requirements in the body of the email to: No cover letter is necessary.

ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY - Posted 7/14/2014

Blakeley & Blakeley LLP is an expanding boutique Orange County creditors’ rights firm that assists its clients in all areas of bankruptcy and state court commercial litigation, workouts and assignments for the benefit of creditors, with a special expertise in the representation of unsecured creditors’ committees in chapter 11 bankruptcy cases. We are seeking a full-time associate attorney with 3 to 5 years of experience in corporate bankruptcy and commercial litigation. Candidate must possess excellent oral and written communication skills. California Bar license required. Membership to Nevada, New York, New Jersey and/or additional state bars valued. Qualified candidates provide a cover letter, resume, writing sample and salary requirements via email to:

OF COUNSEL POSITION - Posted 7/14/2014
Blakeley & Blakeley LLP, an expanding boutique corporate bankruptcy and creditors’ rights firm with offices in Irvine, New York and Delaware, is seeking an of counsel for its Irvine office. Candidate must have 6+ years of experience in bankruptcy and creditors’ rights with knowledge of federal, state and local laws. Strong oral and written communication skills are required. Membership to other state bars valued and trial experience is a plus. Primary responsibilities include: preparation of complaints and other pleadings; law and motion practice; preparation and response to discovery; court appearances. Qualified candidates only send resume and cover letter to:

FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY - Posted 7/3/2014
Holstrom Sissung & Block is looking for an experienced family law attorney to join their firm. This position is expected to be able to research and develop case information, evidence, and settlement options; track cases; handle trial preparations with senior attorney and work with paralegals/legal assistants. Primary responsibilities: Keeps cases on track by keeping organized files; meeting deadlines; documenting actions; researching case law; inputting information into file database and case management software; confirming case status with support staff and communicating regularly with clients. Position requires strong organization and communication skills. Attention to detail is extremely important. Reporting, research, legal administration, litigation knowledge, client relations, organization, planning, attention to detail, confidentiality, and dependability are all a must. Attorneys are also required to attend business development and networking functions with firm leadership and solo. 4+ years’ experience in family law required. Must be currently active with the California State Bar Association without any disciplinary actions. Please submit cover letter and resume to HSB has offices in Irvine and Corona. To learn more please visit

A/V rated law firm with offices in Irvine, Sacramento, San Diego, and Las Vegas seeks Construction Litigation associate with approximately 2-7 years’ experience in construction claims, mechanic liens, and construction litigation for our Irvine office. Some personal book of business is a significant plus. We are seeking applicants that are familiar with the construction industry, construction claims, and defect litigation and have some experience in preparing and analyzing basic construction contracts. Experience with both public and private construction law is expected. Ability and desire to be involved in business development, marketing, speaking, and writing opportunities is a must. We are a full-service law firm dedicated to providing quality legal services to individuals and businesses throughout California and Nevada. We are comprised of accomplished and experienced attorneys with diverse backgrounds in both litigation and transactional matters. We offer a friendly atmosphere and a competitive compensation package including excellent benefits. Please submit your resume as a Word attachment along with salary expectations to


Kring and Chung LLP, a mid-sized A/V rated regional law firm with offices in Irvine, San Diego, Sacramento, and Las Vegas, seeks a full-time Family Law Attorney for our Irvine, CA office. We are looking for someone who is interested in working with us to develop and grow a strong practice group in the Family Law field. We provide administrative and billing support, so you can focus on practicing Family Law and growing your Family Law business. The ideal candidate must have a minimum of 3-7 years of experience in Family Law and a book of business. Strong academic credentials from an ABA-accredited school required. A Certified Family Law Specialist is a plus. The candidate must have considerable experience handling all aspects of Family Law work including trials. We provide a competitive salary and excellent benefits package as well as exceptional growth potential. For consideration, please submit your resume as a Word attachment along with salary requirements and a general description of your book of business to To learn more about our firm or to apply online, please visit


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