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Networking & Community Outreach Events
The OCBA often hosts complimentary events for its members—a great way for attorneys in transition to stay connected to the legal community. 

MCLE Programs
OCBA Section members are able to earn free CLE credits during monthly meetings. For more information on the various OCBA Sections, please click here.

Social Media
Make the most of your professional network through virtual networking. The OCBA offers a variety of ways for you to join the conversation and make your voice heard:

  • Like our Facebook page, and you'll be able to respond to posts from other members and create new posts of your own
  • Join our LinkedIn Group, where you can participate in ongoing discussions or start a new one relevant to your practice area, your transition, or anything else that sparks your interest
  • Follow us on Twitter for easily digestible tips and announcements on the go

 

 

 

Employment Opportunities

Post Your Jobs with the OCBA

Is your firm recruiting new talent? As a service to our members, the OCBA posts attorney job openings on our website. Simply send your job announcement including details on how to apply to the OCBA at info@ocbar.org.

 

EMINENT DOMAIN ATTORNEY - Updated 1/12/2022

Established municipal law firm with 40+ attorneys is seeking an attorney with 1-2 years of experience to join an active eminent domain practice.

Qualifications:

  • 1+ year experience
  • Great attention to detail
  • Exceptional legal research and writing skills
  • Motivated and ability to work independently
  • Real estate transaction experience is a plus
  • Experience representing public entities is a plus

For further inquiries, please submit your resume to: careers@wss-law.com

 

LITIGATION ATTORNEY - Updated 1/12/2022

Established municipal law firm with 40+ attorneys is seeking a litigation attorney with 3-10 years of experience to handle a wide array of civil ligation matters including but not limited to tort liability, catastrophic injury cases, wrongful death and civil rights. The ideal candidate will possess the ability to work both independently and with team on complex cases.

Qualifications:

  • 3+ years experience practicing in the area of civil litigation
  • Experience in taking and defending depositions
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize responsibilities
  • Strong research and writing skills
  • Trial experience is a plus
  • Experience representing public entities a plus

For further inquiries, please submit your resume to Monica Sweet at careers@wss-law.com

 

PUBLIC LAW ATTORNEY - Updated 1/12/2022

Established municipal law firm with 40+ attorneys is seeking a transactional attorney with 5-10 years of experience to join its Public Law Group. The firm serves as general counsel and city attorney to multiple public agencies in Southern California. Attorneys in the Public Law Group advise public agency clients on a wide array of matters, including public governance, municipal law, state and federal procurements, land use and zoning, ethics and open government, constitutional law, elections, and housing, among others. The ideal candidate will be able to advise public agency staff and governing boards on a wide variety of legal matters, work in close relationship with assigned clients, make decisions, and be able to effectively work either cooperatively or independently.

Qualifications:

  • 5-10 years of transactional practice ideally with public law, municipal law, or land use experience
  • Ability to draft transactional documents including contracts, ordinances, and resolutions
  • Strong analytical, writing, and communication skills
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize responsibilities

For further inquiries, please submit your resume to: careers@wss-law.com

 

ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF CAREER SERVICES AND A DIRECTOR OF CAREER SERVICE - Updated 1/12/2022

Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law seeks an Assistant or Associate Director of Career Services and a Director of Career Services. These team members serve as integral members of the Career Services Office (CSO). The CSO is responsible for providing a full suite of personalized services to law students and alumni, helping them create, execute, and meet career goals and objectives. Candidates eager to join a dedicated CSO team and provide personalized guidance to our students are encouraged to apply. Click here and here for the full job descriptions and application instructions.

 

STAFF ATTORNEY - EDUCATION LAW ADVOCACY PROGRAM - Updated 12/20/2021

SDVLP is seeking a full-time Staff Attorney for our Education Law Advocacy Program. The Staff Attorney provides legal advocacy for foster youth in the areas of special education, school discipline, and enrollment. The Staff Attorney will also recruit, train, and mentor attorney volunteers to assist in providing legal services to clients.

Minimum qualifications include: admission to practice law in California, minimum of two years of experience as an attorney, a valid CA driver license, familiarity with the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) and California State laws and regulations governing special education and student rights in school discipline proceedings. Experience in education law and prior work with at-risk and disabled youth, particularly those in the dependency care system, is preferred. Salary range is $75,000 - $80,000 DOE. Medical, dental, vision, 401(K), and sick, annual leave, and holiday pay provided. SDVLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required unless a legal exemption applies. The position will be based at SDVLP’s main office in downtown San Diego and will require occasional travel to attend school meetings in San Diego County.

Please submit a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and three professional references to attyhiring@sdvlp.org. No phone calls please.

 

LITIGATION ASSOCIATE - Updated 12/16/2021

Civil insurance defense firm is seeking a litigation associate with 0-3 years of experience to join our team of litigators. A successful candidate will be defending civil litigation matters, handling depositions and motion work and focusing on insurance defense law. The ideal candidate will be ready to take a step forward in his/her career.

Requirements

  • JD from an ABA approved school
  • Must be licensed in California
  • 0-3 years of litigation experience, specifically with litigation support, deposition and case preparation
  • Ability to manage full case handling responsibilities, including all facets of discovery
  • Experience handling insurance defense matters preferred
  • Ability to think and act independently and with minimal supervision
  • Outstanding listening, verbal and written communication skills
  • Professional appearance and demeanor

To apply, please send your resume to Rebecca Chehade at rchehade@cookseylaw.com.

 

ATTORNEYS OR GRADUATE LAW CLERKS - Updated 12/16/2021

The Law Office of Stephanie F. Dominguez is seeking two highly motivated and detail-oriented attorneys or graduate law clerks for long term employment—preferably with prior experience in handling employment discrimination matters—to handle everything, from helping clients with the initial stages of their legal matters, mediation, discovery (propounding and responding to written discovery), drafting pleadings, taking and defending depositions, and hearings.

Requirements

  • If a law clerk - candidate has a Juris Doctor (JD)
  • If an attorney - candidate has a JD and is admitted to the CA bar.
  • Candidate can work full-time (at least 30 hours a week.)
  • Candidate is proficient in Microsoft Word and Westlaw. (Proficiency in Teams, Zoom, Apple Calendar, Numbers, Adobe Acrobat Pro DC, Outlook, OneDrive, and the EEOC Public Portal is desirable but not required. Only basic knowledge required. However, you must quickly gain proficiency upon hire.)
  • Strong computer skills
  • Very well organized
  • Strong communication skills
  • Great aptitude to learn
  • Works well in a fast-paced environment without in-person supervision

Prospective Start Date

  • January 18, 2022 to March 14, 2022.

To view the full job listing, click here. To apply, please send Resume, Cover Letter, and Writing Sample to Nicole@SFDLawyers.com. Application deadline is January 16, 2022.

This firm is an equal opportunity employer.

 

ATTORNEYS OR GRADUATE LAW CLERKS - Updated 12/16/2021

The Law Office of Stephanie F. Dominguez is seeking two highly motivated and detail-oriented attorneys or graduate law clerks for long term employment—preferably with prior experience in handling employment discrimination matters—to handle everything, from helping clients with the initial stages of their legal matters, mediation, discovery (propounding and responding to written discovery), drafting pleadings, taking and defending depositions, and hearings.

Requirements

  • If a law clerk - candidate has a Juris Doctor (JD)
  • If an attorney - candidate has a JD and is admitted to the CA bar.
  • Candidate can work full-time (at least 30 hours a week.)
  • Candidate is proficient in Microsoft Word and Westlaw. (Proficiency in Teams, Zoom, Apple Calendar, Numbers, Adobe Acrobat Pro DC, Outlook, OneDrive, and the EEOC Public Portal is desirable but not required. Only basic knowledge required. However, you must quickly gain proficiency upon hire.)
  • Strong computer skills
  • Very well organized
  • Strong communication skills
  • Great aptitude to learn
  • Works well in a fast-paced environment without in-person supervision

Prospective Start Date

  • January 18, 2022 to March 14, 2022.

To view the full job listing, click here. To apply, please send Resume, Cover Letter, and Writing Sample to Nicole@SFDLawyers.com. Application deadline is January 16, 2022.

This firm is an equal opportunity employer.

 

ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY - Updated 12/14/2021

Associate attorneys for our Glendale and Orange County offices will handle defense work in all phases of federal and state civil rights litigation, including responsive pleadings to complaints, written and oral discovery, motions for summary judgment, trial preparation and trial and/or trial assistance and appeals. The research-intensive motions practice requires a comprehensive understanding and application of evolving civil rights law, and attorneys must engage in extensive communications with clients, percipient witnesses, and expert witnesses.

Qualifications

  • Minimum 1-5 years’ experience
  • Familiarity with Section 1983 litigation preferred
  • High academic credentials
  • Strong research and writing skills
  • Familiarity with federal and state litigation rules

To view the full job listing, click here. Candidates can apply by email at resume@lbaclaw.com or U.S. Mail at 2677 North Main Street, Suite 370, Santa Ana, CA 92705.

 

DEPUTY TITLE IX OFFICER/UCI HEALTH - Updated 12/3/21

The Deputy Title IX Officer/UCI Health supervises the UCI Health complaint resolutions team and provides assistance to the Title IX Officer in matters pertaining to Title IX and the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), including assistance with oversight of discrimination and SVSH informal and formal cases in health and clinical spaces. The incumbent also performs case resolution (other inquiry and informal resolution) and formal investigations for highly sensitive/complex complaints of discrimination, harassment, sexual violence and retaliation; conducts extensive research on state and federal laws regarding discrimination and equal opportunity laws and regulations, including relevant health related law and external reporting requirements; and develops and implements training programs and workshops designed to educate the University community about sexual violence, discrimination and harassment prevention and response, responsible employee training, and boundaries trainings. The incumbent represents OEOD in various university and clinical meetings as a subject matter expert.

Requirements:

  • Experience investigating discrimination, sexual harassment, or other equivalently sensitive allegations in an empathetic and confidential manner.
  • Experience in supervising and mentoring professional staff who investigate discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual violence allegations.
  • Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
  • Demonstrated ability to recognize an emergency situation and take appropriate action.
  • Demonstrated ability to function as part of a team and to collaborate with colleagues to facilitate the resolution of staff, faculty, student and/or organizational issues.

To view the complete job copy click here.

To view the job description and apply, please use this link: https://careersucirvine.ttcportals.com/jobs/7857844-deputy-title-ix-officer-slash-uci-health .

 

LABOR & EMPLOYMENT ASSOCIATE, IRVINE - Updated 11/22/2021

Littler Mendelson P.C. is seeking an attorney with a minimum of 2 years of labor and employment law experience to join the Irvine office. The candidate should possess excellent academic credentials and their experience should include significant litigation experience. The candidate must be licensed to practice law in California.

Apply online at www.littler.com/careers.

 

LABOR & EMPLOYMENT ASSOCIATE, IRVINE - Updated 11/22/2021

Littler Mendelson P.C. is seeking to hire an attorney with a minimum of 4 years of labor and employment law experience, including substantial wage and hour, PAGA, and class action experience, to join the Irvine office. The ideal candidate will have direct experience in class actions and collective and representative actions with data compilation and analysis, preparing and responding to discovery, drafting and/or opposing substantive motions (including motions for class certification, summary judgment, and early motions to strike or dismiss class allegations), depositions, and preparing cases for mediation. The candidate should possess excellent academic credentials. Outstanding writing skills are required. The candidate must be licensed to practice law in California.. To view this job listing in its entirety, click here. To apply directly, click here.

 

ESTATE PLANNING ATTORNEY - Updated 11/15/2021

This is an exceptional opportunity for an experienced Estate Planning Attorney to join a well-regarded thriving boutique firm supporting the firm's partner on the estate planning side of existing business. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of three to six years of estate planning experience.

Attractive compensation and benefits are offered. For consideration, please submit your resume to dawn@ethoshcs.com.

 

PUBLIC LAW CENTER ATTORNEY POSITIONS - Updated 11/5/2021

Public Law Center is expanding their work force and has these 5 job opportunities currently open.

 

ASSISTANT OR ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT - Updated 11/5/2021

Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law seeks an Assistant or Associate Director Academic Achievement. The Assistant/Associate Director of Academic Achievement will have the responsibility of working with the Director of Academic Achievement and the Executive Director of Academic Achievement and Bar Preparation to implement a holistic, comprehensive program of academic support and bar preparation that encompasses law students’ entire academic experience at the Law School, from Orientation through the Bar Exam. The Academic Achievement Program helps students develop the skills necessary for success in law school, on the bar exam, and ultimately into practice, and consists of teaching courses and workshops, as well as working individually with students. Click here for the full job description and application instructions.

 

FAMILY LAW ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY - Updated 10/29/2021

IRWIN & IRWIN, LLP is expanding and adding to our Family Law team. We are considering applications for the position of Family Law Associate Attorney, and also Certified Paralegal. We are seeking an attorney with a minimum of 2-3 years of Family Law experience, a professional demeanor, excellent writing skills, attention to detail, and the ability to manage the daily assignments that arise in an active caseload. Candidates are expected to be experienced in preparing and responding to family law motions, requests for orders, discovery devices & discovery motions, as well as hearing and trial preparation. <.p>

Candidates should have experience analyzing, researching and drafting briefs, and addressing sophisticated legal issues in complex family law matters. Experience with trials, taking and defending depositions, briefing and arguing dispositive and discovery motions, interfacing with clients and opposing counsel, is all preferred. Candidates must be licensed in good standing with the California Bar. Must be able to work well in a small team environment, have exceptional interpersonal communication skills, and have a strong desire to develop and advance your legal career.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, current resume (or curriculum vitae) and two persuasive writing samples to: Mark@IrwinIrwin.com.

 

CERTIFIED PARALEGAL - Updated 10/29/2021

IRWIN & IRWIN, LLP is expanding and adding to our Family Law team. We are considering applications for the position of Family Law Associate Attorney, and also Certified Paralegal. We are also seeking a Certified Paralegal, preferably with Family Law experience. Primary responsibilities will include: Inventory client assets and obligations, income and expenses; Schedule and interview clients; Draft declarations, financial disclosures, documents, pleadings, deposition notices, subpoenas, motions, and briefs; Secretarial tasks (i.e. proofing documents, correspondence, answering phones, calendaring, and sorting mail); File motions, responses, and other forms; Assist attorney in preparing for hearings and trials; Maintain and organize files; Other tasks as needed. The candidate must have strong interpersonal, communication, organizational, multitasking, computer, writing, and research skills. Office experience and family law experience are preferred but not required. Accounting background would be helpful.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, current resume (or curriculum vitae) and two persuasive writing samples to: Mark@IrwinIrwin.com.

 

TRIAL ATTORNEY - Updated 10/27/2021

James T. Shott & Associates, insurance staff counsel for State Farm insurance companies, seeks a California licensed trial attorney with 3-15 years of civil litigation experience to join their growing team. Competitive candidates will demonstrate an exceptional knowledge of civil procedure along with evidence and trial procedures and possess jury trial experience. The selected candidate will possess outstanding research abilities, written and oral advocacy skills, be well organized, detail oriented, and have the ability to independently manage a busy time sensitive actively litigated caseload.

Located in Costa Mesa, CA, we enjoy an active and busy civil trial practice in Orange and Los Angeles counties. We provide a congenial, team-oriented, and professional work environment with skilled support staff.

To view the full job listing, click here. Apply Here: https://www.click2apply.net/E5AGnkT7YqNlH1OqHXzZO.

 

CAL/OSHA ATTORNEY - Updated 10/27/2021

Help make a positive difference in the lives of California workers. Cal/OSHA’s Legal Unit seeks Attorneys for administrative litigation/ public-agency practice to improve safety & health in California workplaces. The work is varied, interesting, and fast paced.

Learn more about the positions here: How to become a Cal/OSHA Attorney

Applications are due November 3, 2020.

Have questions? Contact Mary Ann David at mdavid@dir.ca.gov or (510) 286-7348.

 

FAMILY LAW ATTORNEYS - Updated 10/27/2021

Marble is a new kind of law firm that believes everyone, everywhere deserves access to remarkable legal care. With a fast-digital onboarding process, a flat fee, upfront price with the option for clients to pay overtime, and we're changing the legal industry. We are searching for full-time, family law attorneys to work remotely and be responsible for their own cases. A minimum of 2 years of experience is required and the salary is competitive. Applicants should send resumes to kathleen@themarbleway.com.

 

EVICTION LITIGATOR - Updated 10/27/2021

Scheer Law Group, LLP (“SLG”) is an AV Rated firm with offices in the San Francisco Bay Area (San Rafael) and Orange County. SLG represents secured creditors and property owners. We have a diverse and wide ranging client base from credit unions, banks and investors to commercial and consumer landlords. We have an excellent reputation and are well known in our industry. We will place a qualified candidate in either our San Rafael or Orange County office.

Who we are looking for. We are seeking an experienced litigator who can handle eviction, landlord-tenant and lender defense cases from start to finish. A successful candidate would need to demonstrate the following:

Three years or more in one or more of the following areas of law:

  • Experience handling eviction and landlord-tenant trials from start through trial.
  • Experience handling lender/creditor defense cases from start through trial, e.g. lender, creditor, or broker liability claims; foreclosure defense. Note: experience trying adversary proceedings for creditors in bankruptcy is helpful.
  • Real estate and business litigation matters from start to finish.

Knowledge and understanding of current state and federal laws governing evictions and lender foreclosures e.g. changes to CA HOBR, Non-judicial foreclosures pursuant to Civ. Code § 2924 et. seq., evictions pursuant to CCP § 1161 etc. as well as local regulations is helpful.

Qualified applicants should email their resume and cover letter to Spencer Scheer at sscheer@scheerlawgroup.com.

 

SUPERVISING ATTORNEY – FAMILY LAW PROGRAM - Updated 10/27/2021

San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program is seeking a Supervising Attorney to lead our Family Law Team of talented and passionate advocates. Minimum qualifications include admission to practice law in California, at least five years of family law experience, a commitment to SDVLP’s mission of connecting poor and vulnerable clients with pro bono attorneys, excellent mentorship skills, and excellent communication skills. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required unless a legal exemption applies. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required unless a legal exemption applies. The position will be performed onsite at SDVLP’s main office in downtown San Diego and will require occasional travel to SDVLP’s other offices in San Diego County.

Job duties include:

  • Working as an integral part of SDVLP’s leadership team to manage the day-to-day activities of our family law programs and court-based domestic violence restraining order clinics;
  • Supervising the work of staff attorneys representing low-income San Diegans on a variety of family law matters;
  • Overseeing the mentoring, training, and work of pro bono attorneys providing representation to SDVLP clients, and working collaboratively within the organization to support efforts to recruit pro bono attorneys;
  • Representing SDVLP and its important work in the community by performing outreach to the legal community and to social service providers;
  • As a member of the leadership team, assisting with grant reporting for our family law programs and with applying for funding to support our work.

To view the full listing, click here. Please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three professional references to attyhiring@sdvlp.org. No phone calls, please.

Additional listing are available at https://sdvlp.org/employment-opportunities/.

 

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION ATTORNEY - Updated 10/19/2021

Mid-Size Orange County law firm with 40+ employees is seeking a highly motivated full-time workers’ compensation applicant attorney with 10+ years experience. We require self-motivation, strong organizational and writing skills and a willingness to try cases. The successful applicant must be able to immediately handle own caseload. Fluent in Spanish a plus!

Click here to full job listing.

Please submit your resume and salary requirements to ahenry-mouzis@damfirm.com.

 

DEPUTY PUBLIC DEFENDER ATTORNEY I, II, III – COUNTY OF ORANGE - Updated 10/19/2021

The Orange County Public Defender is accepting applications for Deputy Public Defender Attorney I, II, III from Friday, October 01, 2021 through Monday, October 25, 2021.

The recruitment is open to active State Bar of California members who are eligible to practice law in the State of California. If you recently sat for the July 2021 California Bar Examination and are awaiting results, you are eligible to apply. An active California State Bar membership and eligibility to practice law in the State of California must be attained by date of appointment and maintained throughout employment.

To view the job posting and apply online, please visit: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/oc/jobs/3245022/deputy-public-defender-attorney-i-ii-iii.

Application deadline: Monday, October 25, 2021.

 

LOS ANGELES CITY ATTORNEYS - Updated 10/15/2021

The Office of the Los Angeles City Attorney is among the top five municipal law offices in the nation. Learn more about our work!
With more than 500 attorneys practicing criminal and civil law throughout LA, the work we do is as diverse and exciting as the people and city we serve. This office is an equal employment opportunity for all qualified candidates. We welcome all applicants.

All positions are open to qualified persons pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act. This office will make reasonable accommodations.

Please visit our careers page for complete details on our positions and how to apply: https://www.lacityattorney.org/careers

  • Deputy City Attorney: Land Use Division - Municipal Law Branch
    The attorney assigned to this position will primarily advise City staff, officials, and consultants on CEQA compliance and provide guidance on the preparation of defensible CEQA documents and findings for land use plans, zoning and other ordinances, building and safety approvals, and development projects, as well as participate in or handle litigation.
  • Deputy City Attorney: DWP Division - Civil Litigation Section
    The primary duties of this position will include the aggressively defending the DWP, its officers, employees, and Board members regarding civil liability (tort) claims and litigation; advising and representing the DWP and its personnel on procedures to reduce claim and litigation exposure, and handling collection matters on behalf of the DWP involving damages to its property and reimbursable expenditures.
  • Deputy City Attorney: Civil Appellate Division, Civil Litigation Branch
    The selected attorney will be responsible for: 1. Handling writs and appeals on behalf of the City and its individual employees in federal and state appellate courts, including all briefs and oral argument; 2. Drafting dispositive law and motion filings and post-trial motions in high-exposure civil litigation matters; and providing procedural and substantive research and input to trial attorneys; 3. Preparing regular written reports and updates on the status of pending matters to the Executive Office; 4. Attending mediations and settlement conferences; 5. Attending City Council hearings related to matters handled by the Division and, 6. Participating in the Office’s risk management efforts.
  • Deputy City Attorney: Workers' Compensation Division, Civil Litigation Branch
    Attorneys in the Workers’ Compensation Division represent the City of Los Angeles in workers’ compensation cases filed by City employees. The responsibilities of these positions require appearances before the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) and on occasion, in the State Appellate Courts. The City also has several Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) programs in operation and some attorneys will be required to handle mediation and arbitration for claims filed by city employees who are covered by ADR Agreements. The WCAB is a state administrative agency with exclusive jurisdiction over disputed employee claims for benefits for injuries arising out of employment. Pre-trial discovery and appellate processes often accompany these cases.
  • Deputy City Attorney: Civil Litigation Branch, Police Litigation Unit
    Attorneys in the Police Litigation Unit defend the City of Los Angeles and individual LAPD Officers in civil lawsuits alleging excessive use of force or other police misconduct. Largely, the cases assigned to the trial attorneys involve allegations of constitutional violations of the 1st, 4th and 14th Amendments, claims of excessive force, false arrest, illegal search and seizure, or other violations of civil rights. In addition to trying cases, trial attorneys are responsible for all pretrial phases of litigation, including law and motion, depositions and discovery, mediation, and frequent interaction with LAPD personnel. Litigation is primarily in the United States District Court and Superior Courts.
  • Deputy City Attorney: Employment Litigation Division, Civil Litigation Branch
    The Employment Litigation Division defends City departments and individual City employees in employment litigation brought by current and former employees. The Division’s practice has a strong focus on public safety employees (Police and Fire); however, the work includes a variety of cases from many City departments. Most of the litigation involves California state law employment theories, especially those arising under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”) and Labor Code § 1102.5 (the whistleblower statute). However, a working knowledge of labor law and theories in federal employment litigation is helpful in analyzing the cases.
  • Deputy City Attorney: General Litigation Division, Civil Litigation Branch
    Attorneys with the General Litigation Division defend the City of Los Angeles and its employees in civil tort litigation, particularly in personal injury and property damage actions. The cases involve allegations of dangerous condition of public property or negligence. The dangerous condition matters include roadway design, sewer backup, traffic engineering principles, trip and falls, and governmental immunities. Substantial knowledge of medical conditions is required since many matters involve catastrophic injuries. The negligence matters primarily involve allegations of negligent driving by City employees that have resulted in traffic collisions. The primary venue for General Litigation is in Superior Courts throughout Los Angeles County as well as surrounding counties, although some Federal Court litigation is involved. The attorneys in this position are responsible for their own case intake, filing initial pleadings, motion work, discovery, settlement conferences, expert discovery and trial. The attorney must be willing and able to conduct trials alone or with co-counsel.

Non-Attorney Positions:

  • Legal Secretary, Various Sections
    This position serves as secretary to attorneys or administrators performing a full range of secretarial duties, including taking and transcribing dictation, taking minutes of meetings, typing and proofreading; maintaining databases, filing systems and appointment calendars; answering inquiries from the public or employees of other agencies over the telephone or in person; and ordering office supplies. Must demonstrate the ability to maintain the status of cases being handled; have knowledge of legal and administrative procedures, and sources of information. In addition, this position will assist with the general office workload and will learn all of the functions of the office and complete other duties as assigned. In addition to these general duties, additional assignment specific responsibilities may apply.
  • Legal Clerk I, Various Sections
    The responsibilities of this position includes general office/clerical tasks such as typing; opening, logging and distributing mail; data entry; assisting in records retention; processing new cases by creating folders and labels; cross-training on other support staff desks; performing full-time receptionist duties by providing assistance at a public counter, answering telephones and greeting visitors; communicating with the public, and other City departments; ordering and organizing supplies; and other duties as assigned.
  • Legal Clerk II, Various Sections
    The responsibilities of this position includes performing routine to moderately difficult legal clerical work; type various documents from plain or corrected copy, rough draft or dictating equipment. Compose and type correspondence of a routine nature by following general instructions as to content or by referring to records of previous correspondence. Sorts, classifies, indexes, cross-references, photocopies and files legal correspondence, memoranda, reports, contracts, complaints, citations, accident reports, claims, statistical and financial tabulations, court calendars, legal opinions and other documents. May act as a receptionist, assisting callers in person or on the telephone by answering questions, receiving and recording requests and complaints, and referring callers to proper sources. Ordering and organizing supplies; and other duties as assigned.

 

OCBA Employment

OCBA ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR - PART TIME Updated 9/3/2021

The Orange County Bar Association has a part-time (approx. 25 hours per week) position for a Program Coordinator to assist with the coordination of meetings, programs and activities for its members.

Under the direction of the department’s administrator, primary duties include scheduling meetings and programs, organizing meeting and program information and working with attorney volunteers. Other duties will include attending meetings and events to coordinate all logistics with caterers and facility management at off-site locations. Position requires a highly organized and detail oriented candidate. Strong customer service and communication skills are essential.

Applicants must have at least 3 years of administrative office experience, with excellent computer skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word and Excel). Position requires ability and aptitude to quickly learn new software programs. Ideal candidate must enjoy working in a deadline-driven, fast-paced work environment.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Requirements
· Advanced proficiency in MS Office
· Excellent written and oral communications
· Possess excellent customer relations and interpersonal skills
· Ability to initiate tasks
· Ability to prioritize tasks, to handle multiple tasks concurrently
· Meticulous attention to detail
· Should be versatile and enjoy working in team environment
- Education & Experience
· Bachelor's degree preferred
· Minimum of 3 years administrative experience

Submit a letter of interest and resume to hr@ocbar.org Candidates will be tested on computer proficiency. Background check required.

 

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