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Employment Opportunities


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: RMApplicant2014@gmail.com. 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: ksherwood@blakeleyllp.com.

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: ksherwood@blakeleyllp.com.

VETERANS LEGAL CORPS FELLOW - Posted 7/3/2014
The Public Law Center (PLC), Orange County's pro bono law firm, has an opening for a Veterans Legal Corps Fellow  for a one year term beginning August 2014. May Be Renewed for a Second Year.  For a description of the duties, responsibilities, and necessary qualifications click here. Please submit Resume, Cover Letter and Writing Sample (10 pages or less) to: abalta@publiclawcenter.org.

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 mdelaney@hsbfamilylaw.com. HSB has offices in Irvine and Corona. To learn more please visit www.hsbfamilylaw.com.

CONSTRUCTION LITIGATION ATTORNEY - Posted 7/2/2014
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 vfarrell@kringandchung.com.
  

IRVINE FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY - Posted 6/23/2014
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 vfarrell@kringandchung.com. To learn more about our firm or to apply online, please visit www.kringandchung.com.

ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY / LITIGATION & TRANSACTIONAL - Posted 5/21/2014
Established Palm Desert AV-rated law firm emphasizing community association law is seeking an associate with 3 – 5 years strong civil litigation or community association law experience. Applicant should possess excellent oral and written communication skills. Strong academics required. Email resume to the attention of Janet Rossman at jrossman@fiorelaw.com or fax to 949.727.3311.

VP - LEGAL CORPORATE COUNSEL - Posted 5/20/2014
Career opportunity for a Legal Corporate Counsel to join a fully integrated real estate investment trust (REIT) company in Irvine. This is an excellent organization that has been in business since 1985. Under the direction of, and in collaboration with the Senior Vice President, Legal and Human Resources, the Vice President, Legal Corporate Counsel will be responsible for providing a broad range of legal services and regulatory matters including, but not limited to: SEC Compliance; Corporate Governance; Securities; Transactions; Investor Relations; General Matters. Juris Doctor from ABA accredited law school and admission in good standing to a State Bar (California preferred); at least ten (10) years of relevant in-house experience, along with securities experience supporting public companies at a major Am Law 100 law firm (NYSE preferred); and at least five (5) years directly supporting a public company board of directors on governance and compliance matters required. For consideration, email your resume to beatriz.camacho@dawsondawsoninc.com. You may also connect with Beatriz Camacho on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/beatrizcamacho/.

LITIGATION ASSOCIATE - Posted 5/1/2014
General liability and insurance coverage law firm is seeking an associate attorney with at 3+ years of experience in general liability matters to join its Orange County office. The firm’s primary practice areas include insurance defense, construction litigation (accident and defect), products liability, motor vehicle, premises liability, and insurance coverage. Candidate should have strong oral and written communication skills and litigation experience including law and motion practice, written discovery, preparing for and taking depositions, and conducting all aspects of final pretrial preparation. Trial experience is a plus. Please submit a resume, references, writing sample, and salary requirement to: xdiaz@londonfischer.com. New law school graduates please do not apply. Please, no phone calls.

LOCAL HEARING ASSIGNMENTS: ATTORNEYS WANTED - Posted 4/29/2014
Local Counsel Collective is a nationwide network of attorneys that covers short procedural hearings across the country. We are currently looking to expand our network with attorneys willing to accept local hearing assignments. We have cases throughout the State of California, and welcome new attorneys! If you're interested in supplementing your small or solo firm income, please register online. When registering, please mention you saw this ad in the Orange County Bar Association job listings! If you have any questions, call 800.910.1492 ext. 2 or email attorneyservices@localcounselcollective.com.

DEPUTY CITY ATTORNEY - Posted 4/28/2014
The Riverside City Attorney's Office is recruiting for a Deputy City Attorney. This position will prosecute misdemeanor violations of the Riverside Municipal Code. Typical duties include, but are not limited to, performing legal research and preparing written and oral opinions on various legal problems for the City Council, City Departments, and various Boards and Commissions; conferring with and rendering assistance to Department heads in establishing policies by applying legal point and procedures; preparing, drafting, and reviewing ordinances, resolutions, contracts, deeds, leases, and other legal documents, agreements, and instruments; assisting in or preparing cases for hearings, trials, and other judicial proceedings; and representing the City in such proceedings. Salary range $6,260 - $10,331 per month. For more information and details on how to apply, please click here.

TERM LAW CLERK TO U.S. DISTRICT JUDGES PARTICIPATING IN THE PATENT PILOT PROGRAM - Posted 4/22/2014
The United States DIstrict Court, Central District of California invites applications for the position of Term Law Clerk to the United States District Court Judges participating in the Patent Pilot Program (current Judges Guilford, Selna, Otero, Wright, Wu, Kronstadt, and O'Connell. Salary range $64,585 - $141,406. For more information and details on how to apply, please click here.

LAW CLERK TO U.S. MAGISTRATE JUDGE - Posted 4/22/2014
The United States District Court, Central District of California, invites applications for the position of Law Clerk to a United States Magistrate Judge in Los Angeles. While the law clerk's duties will include overseeing the daily operation of the Judge's chambers, with attention to the efficient organization of files and record keeping, ensuring quality control in the processing of orders, and similar administrative tasks, the vast majority of the duties will include those of a traditional "elbow" law clerk, including legal research and analysis and the drafting of legal memoranda and orders. Salary range $64,585 - $141,406. For more information and details on how to apply, please click here.


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