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Employment Opportunities

Deadline: Wednesday, May 7, 2014
The South Coast Air Quality Management District requests proposals from qualified law firms or solo practitioners for representation in possible future litigation and/or to provide legal analysis and advice on environmental law matters. Strong experience in air quality law, CEQA, constitutional law, the Clean Air Act, and administrative law desired. For more information, please download the RFP.

Experienced Staff Counsel sought to handle Workers' Compensation matters in the Orange County area. Responsibilities include reviewing files and providing analysis of legal issues to claims; creating litigation strategy and directing workers’ compensation cases to resolution; preparing, attending, and reporting on administrative and trial proceedings; providing educational seminars and roundtables to the Claims Department as needed; drafting pleadings, petitions, correspondence, and documents; performing legal research; and communication with coworkers, members of the legal community, judges, and court personnel. If interested, please forward a copy of your current resume/CV and state your salary requirements to Alternatively, please click here for a complete job description or to apply online.

The County of San Bernardino anticipates releasing during April 2014 a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Juvenile Court delinquency conflict-level appointed representation services. The RFP will be posted on the San Bernardino County Purchasing Department website, under the heading “Request for Proposals.” Information about the status of release of the RFP may be obtained by calling 909.708.8779.

The Riverside County Superior Court seeks a full-time Administrative Attorney. The successful candidate will prepare research memoranda; provide advice and/or opinions to Court Executive Officer, Presiding Judge, and Executive Management on difficult legal issues and court policies; review and draft local rules, operating procedures, and court policy memoranda; work with the Legal Services Office of the Administrative Office of the Courts in San Francisco in coordinating responses to policy questions, litigation, and risk assessment; and perform research on special projects as requested by the Court Executive Officer, Presiding Judge, or Executive Management. Salary range $3,221.60 - $4,323.20 biweekly. For more information and details on how to apply, please click here.

REAL ESTATE ATTORNEY - Posted 3/18/2014
Large International Law Firm seeking experienced Real Estate Attorney on a temp basis with possibility of perm IMMEDIATELY. Referrals are greatly appreciated and generously rewarded. Qualifications: At least three years experience at a large or middle market law firm in real estate lending transactions. The ideal candidate would have experience making loans for a CMBS conduit lending platform. Strong law school background preferred. Responsibilities: Assist in developing electronic loan document generation system for single family rental (SFR) conduit loans. Prepare transaction documents for SFR conduit loans (typical loan size $5M to $20M). Oversee and close SFR conduit loans. Prepare post-closing summaries of SFR conduit loans. CA Bar required. Email resumes to

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: New law school graduates please do not apply. Please, no phone calls.

The Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit invites applications from highly qualified candidates for the positions of Bankruptcy Judge for the Central District of California (Application Deadline: Thursday, May 22, 2014), Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern District of California (Application Deadline: Thursday, May 15, 2014), Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Oregon (Application Deadline: Thursday, May 29, 2014). The term of office for each position is 14 years with a possible renewal appointment subject to reappointment procedures. The current annual salary for each position is $183,172 (relocation expenses are not reimbursable). Basic qualifications for consideration in clude admission to practice before the highest court of at least one state, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; membership in good standing in every bar where membership is held; and at least five years of legal experience. Please click here for instructions on how to apply. To access the application, please click here.

The Oakland City Attorney's Office seeks well-qualifed individuals to serve as Deputy City Attorney III or IV (Real Estate, Housing, Economic Development, & Redevelopment), Deputy CIty Attorney V (Litigation), and Special Counsel. For more information and details on how to apply, please click here.

FAMILY LAW ASSOCIATE - Posted 2/27/2014
Mid-size law firm seeks associate with 3-5 years of family law experience for its Newport Beach office. Please submit resumes with salary expectations to

Universal Electronics Inc. (“UEI”) seeks a superb attorney to join our corporate legal department and support our growing global business lines. This role will report directly to the VP & Associate General Counsel and will work with other members of the UEI Legal Department to provide advice, guidance, and counsel on a variety of legal issues to key sales and business executives throughout the company, but principally those in APAC, and Latin and South Americas. Primary responsibilities include the following: draft, review and negotiate a large variety of confidentiality, sales, and product and/or software development, licensing and manufacturing agreements; advise executives and other business personnel on deal structures, licensing issues, risk management mitigation, regulatory matters, and pertinent legal issues. For additional details or to apply, click here.

PUBLIC LAW CENTER LEGAL FELLOW – FAMILY LAW (One-Year Time Limited Fellowship)- Posted 1/23/2014
The Public Law Center (PLC), Orange County's pro bono law firm, is recruiting for a Legal Fellow. The Fellow would provide direct legal services to low income clients in collaboration with an established team of attorneys. Fellow would also organize and staff self-help courthouse-based dissolution, domestic violence, and guardianship clinics. For more information, click here.

FAMILY LAW ASSOCIATE - Posted 1/16/2014
Huntington Beach office is in need of a Family Law Associate with 1-3 years' experience to serve the Orange and Los Angeles County territories. Interested candidates, please forward a resume and salary history/requirements by email to or by fax to 714.372.2220.

COURT COMMISSIONER - Posted 1/13/2014
The Los Angeles Superior Court is currently recruiting for a Court Commissioner. Court Commissioners conduct hearings on various legal matters including Child Support, Civil, Criminal, Family Law, Juvenile, Probate, Small Claims and Traffic. Court Commissioners hear testimony from witnesses and, upon agreement of the parties, sit as a Judge Pro Tempore. Initial vacancies to be filled are in Child Support Courts. For detailed job description click here. Candidates should be active members in good standing with the California State Bar, with a minimum period of ten (10) years’ experience practicing law -AND- California residency -AND- United States Citizenship. Experience in Child Support Courts is desirable. For additional information or to apply, click here.

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