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ATTORNEY - Updated 8/19/2019
Growing civil litigation law firm in Tustin seeks experienced attorney. The ideal candidate will have 5+ years civil litigation experience. Firm specializing in construction claims and litigation, and related litigation. Clients include not only contractors and subcontractors, but also material suppliers, architects, engineers and owners. Please submit resume, writing sample and salary requirements to email@example.com.
Qualifications and Skills include but may not be limited to:
SUPERVISING ATTORNEY - Updated 8/19/2019
The Youth Practice Group at DRC represents students with special needs in individual and systemic matters. The Supervising Attorney works under the direct supervision of the Managing Attorney and in collaboration with other staff in their legal, advocacy, and outreach efforts. The Supervising Attorney will provide direct representation in administrative due process hearings and state complaints, as well as work closely with Litigation Counsel on systemic litigation and advocacy. Click here to apply.
DIRECTOR, LEGAL SERVICES - Updated 8/15/2019
San Diego Superior Court is seeking qualified applicants for an upcoming vacancy for the executive management position of Director, Legal Services. Under administrative direction of the Court's Executive Officer, the position of Director, Legal Services provides direction and oversight with regard to all legal issues affecting the court, providing guidance and support to judicial officers and management; serves as counsel to the Presiding Judge and the Executive Officer; and performs related duties as required. This single position executive management class is responsible for legal services provided throughout the court, both adjudicative and administrative. Click here to apply.
ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY - Updated 8/14/2019
Manning Gross + Massenburg LLP is currently searching for an Associate Attorney for their Irvine office. This is an excellent opportunity for someone with defense litigation experience in product liability, toxic tort or asbestos who is specifically looking to further their career by taking on an important role as part of a growing office of a national law firm. Manning Gross + Massenburg LLP (MG+M) is a national litigation firm with deep expertise in a wide range of practice areas. We approach litigation as a unified team, integrating our efforts with those of our clients to advance their interests wherever they do business. Our goal is always to deliver optimal results at the best possible value. Click here to apply.
ATTORNEY, PIXAR ANIMATION STUDIOS - Updated 8/12/2019
Pixar Animation Studios is looking for an attorney to fill their Counsel I position in Emeryville, CA. This position executes essential functions of the Legal and Business Affairs Department by working on the film clearance pipeline, drafting and reviewing contacts in the support of the studio's business and filmmaking operations, and providing guidance and direction to productions and studio departments on a variety of legal issues. For more information on this position, please click here.
ASSOCIATE, FISHER PHILLIPS LLP - Updated 8/12/2019
The Irvine office of Fisher Phillips seeks an associate with 2-3 years of experience. The ideal candidate will be comfortable drafting and responding to discovery and initial pleadings, and drafting and arguing motions. Significant experience in employment litigation is preferred, but candidates with substantive litigation experience and a demonstrated interest in labor and employment law will be considered. Candidate must have excellent academic credentials, strong writing and analytical skills, and the ability to manage multiple projects. Successful candidate will be a self-starter with the ability to work independently and as part of a team. Must be admitted in California. For more information and to apply, please click here.
ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY (LITIGATION) - Updated 8/7/2019
Kutak Rock LLP, a national law firm, is looking for a litigation associate with 2-5 years' experience for its Los Angeles and/or Irvine offices with substantial experience in environmental, toxic tort and product liability litigation. Please submit resume and a writing sample when applying. Kutak Rock offers a collegial working environment with a competitive benefits package. Principals only. Recruiters, please do NOT contact us with unsolicited services or offers. Click here to apply.
ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEY - Updated 8/5/2019
The Office of the Orange County District Attorney (OCDA) represents the People of the State of California in criminal and civil proceedings in the Superior Court of California and appellate courts of the state. The mission of the OCDA is to enhance public safety and welfare and to protect and respect crime victims and to create security in the community through the vigorous enforcement of criminal and civil laws in a just, honest, efficient and ethical manner. The OCDA is currently accepting applications for the position of Assistant District Attorney (ADA) of the CIU. The Conviction Integrity Unit (CIU) of the OCDA is responsible for investigating claims of factual innocence presented by defendants who were convicted of serious or violent felonies or other qualifying crimes. The ADA of CIU would be responsible for the supervision and management of the CIU under the direction of senior OCDA management. Click here to apply.
ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY - Updated 7/31/2019
Yoka & Smith, LLP, a successful and established civil litigation firm, is seeking an experienced associate attorney with 7+ years of experience in the defense of products liability, transactional litigation and general tort actions for its downtown Los Angeles office. Applicants 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, trial work and client reporting. Exceptional problem solving skills and work ethic required. We provide competitive salary and benefits. Please send resume and professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
HEALTHCARE LICENSING SPECIALIST - Updated 7/31/2019
Ensign Services, Inc. (“ESI”) seeks an experienced Healthcare Licensing Specialist to work in our San Juan Capistrano corporate office. The chosen candidate will provide licensing and administrative support to the transactional team within the Legal Department. Duties include coordination and completion of all required licensure applications and renewals, interacting and developing relationships with the various state licensing agencies to complete applications and renewals, and act as an internal and external resource for questions regarding licensing issues. The chosen candidate will also function as a liaison between the finance, managed care and operations teams with respect to reimbursement on a state specific basis. A proactive approach to understanding all the opportunities for Medicare, Medicaid and managed care reimbursement rates across multiple state operating environments will be a focus for this position as well. Click here to apply.
SENIOR ATTORNEY EDITOR - Updated 7/23/2019
In this position, you will perform legal research, analysis and writing to support the development and maintenance of The Rutter Group’s premier legal content as reflected in its Practice Guides. Click here to apply.
SENIOR LEGAL EDITOR - REMOTE - Updated 7/23/2019
Practical Law US is looking for a Senior Commercial Editor to work on resources for our Law Firm and Law Department subscribers. This role can be located out of a home office anywhere in the United States if the candidate does not live near a Thomson Reuters office. Click here to apply.
ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY – Aliso Viejo - Updated 7/19/2019
National law firm seeks an Associate for its Aliso Viejo, CA office with 2 to 5 years of insurance coverage experience, preferably in the London market. Please send resumes to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. Due to the anticipated volume of responses, we will only be able to contact qualified applicants who submit their resumes in the format requested. Qualified applicants will be contacted within two weeks of submission.
FAMILY LAW ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY - Updated 7/19/2019
IRWIN & IRWIN, LLP is considering applications for the position of Family Law Associate Attorney. We are seeking an attorney with 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, and discovery/discovery motions, as well as hearing and trial preparation, and court appearances.
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, and attendance at hearings. Candidates must be able to work well in a small team environment, have exceptional interpersonal communication skills, and have a strong desire to develoSp and advance his or her legal career. We offer competitive compensation and benefits.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, writing sample, and a current resume or CV to: Mark@IrwinIrwin.com. Due to the anticipated volume of responses, we will only be able to contact qualified applicants who submit their resumes in the format requested. Qualified applicants will be contacted within two weeks of submission.
SUPERVISING ATTORNEY - Updated 7/15/2019
The Office of Payee Review and Beneficiary Assistance (OPRABA) and the Work Incentives Planning and Assistance (WIPA) program are looking for a self-motivated supervising attorney to take a leading part of two exciting fast-paced programs. The Supervising Attorney provides day-to-day oversight and direction for compliance reviewers and WIPA staff. These responsibilities include conducting high-profile representative payee reviews, workload management, hiring, training, mentoring, and performance evaluations, etc. Click here to apply.
ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY - Updated 7/15/2019
PEDERSEN LAW is seeking a career-minded associate attorney to join our firm. We have over 30 years of experience in successfully representing employees in carefully selected employment related actions ranging from discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims, to wage-and-hour issues to employee privacy and leave issues. We are looking for a person with 3 - 5 years of experience in employment litigation who is interested in building litigation skills in a team-oriented nurturing environment under the supervision and tutelage of our firm’s principal, Neil Pedersen. The right candidate will be responsible for handling their own caseload and managing the litigation of those cases. Salary is negotiable, based on experience. We offer benefits such as a healthy bonus structure, fully paid health insurance; paying State Bar dues; CELA dues and annual conference expenses; OCBA and other organization dues; and paying for CLEs. Please submit resume and cover letter addressing your experience and why you are interested in Plaintiff’s employment law. We look forward to hearing from you. Please send all submissions via email to NPedersen@PedersenLaw.com.
ASSISTANT GENERAL COUNSEL/HR CONSULTANT IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA - Updated 7/11/2019
Innovative, established and fast growing Professional Employer Organization (PEO) seeks an Assistant General Counsel and Human Resources Consultant in Southern California. We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. Click here to view the full job description.
LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT ATTORNEY - Updated 7/9/2019
The Orange County office of Lynberg & Watkins is seeking a 4-6 year labor and employment litigation associate, with current bar license in California, to assist with discovery, legal research, depositions and court appearances on labor and employment defense matters with an emphasis on discrimination, harassment, retaliation and failure to accommodate matters. The right candidate will be a self-starter with excellent attention to detail, strong writing and analytical skills, and be able to work efficiently and independently. Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample to email@example.com.
PUBLIC ENTITY ATTORNEY - Updated 7/9/2019
The Orange County office of Lynberg & Watkins is seeking a 4-5 year litigation associate, with current bar license in California, to assist with discovery, legal research, depositions and court appearances on defense matters with an emphasis on public entity, civil rights and policy liability. The right candidate will be a self-starter with excellent attention to detail, strong writing and analytical skills, and be able to work efficiently and independently. Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org.
UNITED STATES ATTORNEYS - Updated 6/28/2019
The United States Department of Justice is seeking experienced attorney applicants for multiple positions for Assistant United States Attorneys.
ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY – ALISO VIEJO - Updated 6/27/2019
National Law Firm seeks an Associate for its Aliso Viejo, CA office with 2 to 5 years of insurance coverage experience, preferably in the London market. Please send resumes to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
SENIOR TRIAL ATTORNEY - Updated 6/27/2019
We currently have an opportunity available for a Senior Trial Attorney to join our OneBeacon Staff Counsel office within our Anaheim, CA office location. This position independently provides legal representation and defense counsel for insureds before courts, arbitration panels, or other bodies. The Senior Trial Attorney advises OneBeacon Claim employees in their handling of litigated claim matters. This role is responsible for completion of caseload and trial work of moderate complexity, whether by settlement, trial or appeal. Click here to apply.
UNITED STATES TRUSTEE PROGRAM - Updated 6/21/2019
The United States Trustee Program is seeking experienced attorney applicants for the position of Assistant United States Trustee to lead and manage the Las Vegas, NV, field office that oversees bankruptcy cases filed in the Las Vegas, NV. The Program is a litigating component of the U.S. Department of Justice responsible for overseeing nearly all bankruptcy cases filed in federal bankruptcy courts across the United States – including chapter 7 and 13 cases filed by consumer debtors, chapter 12 cases filed by family farmers or fishermen, and complex chapter 11 reorganization proceedings. The Program’s mission is to promote the integrity and efficiency of the nation’s bankruptcy system for the benefit of all stakeholders – debtors, creditors, and the American public. Click here to apply.
PERSONAL INJURY - Updated 6/21/2019
DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo are currently looking to hire two attorneys. Please see below for complete job descriptions.
ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY – TRIAL - Updated 6/11/2019
Dorsey & Whitney LLP is looking for an enthusiastic 2nd-3rd year (2016-2017 JD) litigation associate to join the Trial Department in our Southern California office. This associate will have the opportunity to work in all phases of commercial, securities and financial services, and other litigation, from pleading through trial and appeal. This position would involve significant responsibility over pending cases, in-court experience and active trial and motion work. Dorsey & Whitney LLP is an EEO/AAP/Disabled Vets Employer. For more information and to apply online, please visit www.dorsey.com/attorneyjobs.
CONTRACT ATTORNEY - Updated 6/6/2019
Chavos & Rau is looking for a contract attorney for a civil litigation employment law firm. Minimum 5 years litigation experience required to assist partners in a team oriented and collegiate atmosphere. Must be detail oriented. Must have excellent grammar, spelling and proof reading skills. Apply by contacting email@example.com.
DIRECTOR, LEGAL SERVICES - Updated 6/6/2019
Under administrative direction of the Executive Officer, the Director, Legal Services provides direction and oversight with regard to all legal issues affecting the court, providing guidance and support to judicial officers and management; serves as counsel to the Presiding Judge and the Executive Officer; and performs related duties as required. Click here to apply.
RESEARCH/INSTRUCTION LIBRARIAN - Updated 6/6/2019
Reporting to the Associate Director for Library Services, the Research/Instruction Librarian collaborates with other law librarians to develop, expand, and provide library services including reference and research services; teaches in the library’s instructional program; and participates in collection development and other activities to fulfill the Law Library’s role in supporting the research and educational needs of the Law School community. Click here to apply.
FAMILY LAW ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY - Updated 6/5/2019
IRWIN & IRWIN, LLP is considering applications for the position of Family Law Associate Attorney. We are seeking an attorney, preferably with 3-5 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, and discovery/discovery motions, as well as hearing and trial preparation, and court appearances. 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, and attendance at hearings. 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 his or her legal career. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, writing sample, and a current resume or curriculum vitae to: Mark@IrwinIrwin.com . Due to the anticipated volume of responses, we will only be able to contact qualified applicants who submit their resumes in the format requested. Qualified applicants will be contacted within two weeks of submission.
SOL TRIAL ATTORNEY - Updated 6/4/2019
The U.S. Department of Labor, Office of the Solicitor (SOL) seeks a top-quality, experienced trial attorney to join the San Francisco, CA, Seattle, WA, or Los Angeles, CA sub-Regional office. This is a full time, permanent GS-0905 position in the excepted service. This position has promotion potential to the GS-14 level. The Trial Attorney will handle all phases of litigation before federal courts and administrative bodies under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and other statutes enforced by the Department. Demonstrated interest in public interest law and/or experience with employment laws and/or vulnerable worker populations is desirable. Ability to speak Chinese, Korean or Spanish is not required, but preferred. Must be active member of the California Bar if selected for San Francisco or Los Angeles. Click here to view the full job description.
COURT RESEARCH ATTORNEY - Updated 5/28/2019
Under general direction, the court research attorney performs legal research on behalf of the court by examining, analyzing, and submitting recommendations on judicial actions for criminal and civil legal matters in support of law and motion and trial calendars. Click here to apply.
INSURANCE LITIGATION COUNSEL - LOS ANGELES - Updated 5/23/2019
We are seeking qualified candidates for a counsel position with our Insurance and Reinsurance Dispute Resolution, Coverage and Claims Practice Group. The position will be based in our Los Angeles office. Ideal candidates have at least 3 years of prior associate-level or staff counsel experience in insurance litigation. Click here to view the full job description
The ideal candidate will possess the following:
SPECIAL ASSISTANT INSPECTOR GENERAL - SACRAMENTO - Updated 5/22/2019
Under the general direction of the Senior Assistant Inspector General, the incumbent will assess, review, and report on critical incidents, internal investigations, and the litigation of disciplinary actions that occur within the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) which include matters that are sensitive, complex, or controversial. The incumbent will monitor CDCR’s Employment Advocacy and Prosecution Team (EAPT), the Office of Internal Affairs (OIA), and hiring authorities to ensure the appropriateness of its policies, practices, and disciplinary systems. Click here to apply.
SPECIAL ASSISTANT INSPECTOR GENERAL - SAN BERNARDINO - Updated 5/22/2019
PART-TIME LECTURER OF PRACTICE FOUNDATIONS - Updated 5/22/2019
Chapman University seeks applications for a Part-Time Lecturer of Practice Foundations: Transactions for the Fall 2019 semester. Successful candidates will teach one 3-unit section of the required 2L course, Practice Foundations: Transactions. Practice Foundations: Transactions is a small-section course that introduces students to the practice of transactional law by exploring the role of lawyers in executing business-related transactions. Students acquire a foundation for practice through participation in exercises and simulated transactions. Students also practice communicating with and advising clients, drafting documents, dealing with other attorneys, and handling the intricacies of transactions. Click here to apply.
STAFF ATTORNEY - OCERS - Updated 5/22/2019
The Staff Attorney reports directly to the General Counsel and is expected to uphold the highest standards of accountability, plan sponsor focus, and system efficiency. The incumbent works within general instructions and guidelines, exercising discretion and independent judgment in the performance of duties. Click here to apply.
Under general direction of the General Counsel:
PERSONAL INJURY ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY, CITY OF ORANGE - Updated 5/9/2019
Andal Law Group, APC is an established Plaintiff’s civil litigation firm located in the City of Orange (near the Honda Center) specializing in personal injury, wage‐and‐hour, and business litigation seeking a full‐time Associate Attorney (open to part‐time for right candidate). The individual would be working on plaintiff personal injury matters, both litigation and pre‐litigation case management. Ideal candidate would have at least three (3) years litigation experience, strong case prioritization and organizational skills, be a team player, have attention to detail, and take initiative. To apply, please email your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls.
Tasks include but are not limited to:
STAFF ATTORNEY - LOS ANGELES - Updated 5/9/2019
ImmDef is seeking full-time Staff Attorneys to provide fearless and zealous advocacy to clients in immigration removal proceedings. The Staff Attorney will work under the direct supervision of a Managing Attorney and in collaboration with our entire legal team. Our attorneys receive support from paralegals, administrative assistants and case managers. This is a rewarding and exciting position where the successful applicant will be engaged in cutting edge immigration litigation. Click here to apply.
STAFF ATTORNEY - RIVERSIDE - Updated 5/9/2019
The Immigrant Defenders Law Center (“ImmDef”) is a next-generation, social justice law firm that provides high-quality representation and legal services to immigrants in Southern California. ImmDef was founded with the belief that no immigrant should be forced to go into court alone, and our universal representation programs for children and adults are a first step towards that goal. Learn more about us at www.immdef.org. ImmDef is seeking full-time Staff Attorneys to provide fearless and zealous advocacy to clients in immigration removal proceedings. The Staff Attorney will work under the direct supervision of a Managing Attorney and in collaboration with our entire legal team. Our attorneys receive support from paralegals, administrative assistants and case managers. This is a rewarding and exciting position where the successful applicant will be engaged in cutting edge immigration litigation. Click here to apply.
ENERGY ASSOCIATE - Updated 5/9/2019
Stoel Rives LLP is seeking an associate to join its nationally-recognized energy practice in the San Diego, California office. Our team is experiencing exciting growth and will be moving from Del Mar into a beautiful new office in Downtown San Diego this summer. The ideal candidate will have 4 to 6 years of experience in project finance, tax equity finance, M&A and project development, particularly with an emphasis on energy and infrastructure projects. International experience and Spanish or Mandarin language skills are a plus. Candidates must possess excellent oral and written communication skills, demonstrate initiative and potential for leadership, and have the judgment and confidence to work independently with clients and colleagues. Membership in the California Bar is required. Occasional travel may be required. Stoel Rives LLP enjoys an over-100-year tradition of excellence as a leader among U.S. law firms. We offer a multi-office platform and world-class clients together with focused, individual training and professional development for all our attorneys. With nearly 400 lawyers firmwide, we are proud to provide a full suite of transactional and litigation solutions for U.S. and international clients at all stages of growth, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. To apply, please visit the careers page on our website.
SENIOR ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY - Updated 5/9/2019
Top Orange County plaintiff personal injury practice is seeking a seasoned, motivated, and dedicated Senior Associate Attorney. Qualified candidates will have a minimum of 7 years recent plaintiff personal injury experience with an emphasis on litigation and staff management OR 7+ years heavy defense litigation experience with daily staff management obligations. The Senior Associate works under a name Partner managing the litigation caseload and supervising a team of Case Managers and Associates. Exemplary litigation, strong case prioritization, and staff organization skills are essential. The firm is looking for a proven team builder who inspires by example and is highly motivated to advocate passionately for its clients. It offers competitive salary and excellent benefits. Please apply with a resume, writing sample, and references to the Office Administrator Tony Mannara.
DEPUTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY I, II, III - Updated 5/2/2019
The District Attorney's Office has opportunities for Deputy District Attorney I, II, and IIIs who will be a positive influence in making Orange County a safe place to live by supporting the District Attorney's mission. The selected candidate(s) will be assigned to any of our various locations or units within the Legal Division. Click here to apply.
U.S. TRUSTEE PROGRAM ATTORNEY - Updated 5/2/2019
The United States Trustee Program, which is the bankruptcy litigating component of the United States Department of Justice, is currently advertising for three Trial Attorney positions:– San Jose, California– Fresno, California
USAO NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA LAW STUDENT VOLUNTEER - Updated 5/2/2019
The USAO represents the United States and its departments and agencies in civil proceedings filed in federal court. The Civil Division of the USAO for the Northern District of California prosecutes and defends federal civil cases from Monterey to the Oregon border. The Civil/Environment positions are offered in the San Francisco office only.– Law Student Volunteer, Summer– Law Student Volunteer, Summer (Criminal Division)– Law Student Volunteer, Academic Year (Civil Division in San Francisco)– Law Student Volunteer, Academic Year (Civil Division in San Jose)