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Is your firm recruiting new talent? As a service to our members, the OCBA posts attorney job openings on our website at no cost. Simply send your job announcement including details on how to apply to the OCBA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
RESEARCH/INSTRUCTION LIBRARIAN - PART-TIME TEMPORARY - Updated 10/7/2019
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 other activities to fulfill the Law Library’s role in supporting the research and educational needs of the Law School community. This position requires a strong commitment to teaching legal research skills essential to the practice of law, a deep understanding of the Law School’s curriculum, faculty research interests, library operations, legal information resources, and research methodologies in all formats. This is a temporary, non-exempt staff position scheduled to work up to 19 hours per week, for a duration of up to 900 hours in total. The expected duration of this position is up to ten months, with the discretion of the University to extend or shorten the duration of the assignment. Click here to apply.
FEDERAL PUBLIC DEFENDER - Updated 10/3/2019
The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit invites applications from all qualified persons for the position of Federal Public Defender (FPD) for the Central District of California. This position will be available on or after October 1, 2019. The FPD Office is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, and maintains fully-staffed branch offices in Riverside and Santa Ana, CA. The appointee will manage an annual budget of approximately $40 million and an office of approximately 225 employees, which include attorneys, paralegals, investigators, and administrative personnel. The term of appointment is four years, renewable upon demonstration of highly satisfactory performance in office. The current authorized annual salary is $166,500. The Office of the Federal Public Defender provides federal criminal defense services to individuals unable to afford counsel. An applicant must satisfy the following conditions: (1) be admitted to practice before the highest court of at least one state; (2) be a member in good standing of every state Bar of which he/she is a member; (3) have a minimum of 5 years of criminal practice, preferably with significant federal criminal trial experience; (4) possess administrative expertise; (5) have a reputation for integrity; and (6) be committed to the representation of those unable to afford counsel. Click here to apply.
ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY - Updated 9/30/2019
Associate Attorney wanted for Newport Beach law office with 5 to 10 years of civil litigation experience. Candidates must be prepared to take and defend depositions, make court appearances (e.g. Case Management Conferences, Law and Motion, etc.) and appear at and conduct trials (depending on experience).Candidates must be a member of the California State Bar, who can work independently, and as part of a team. Candidates must also be organized and familiar with all aspects of the litigation process, including court rules, procedures, and deadlines, demonstrate effective planning, problem-solving, and analytical skills, exercise sound judgment, have the ability to prioritize workload and assignments, and possess excellent oral and written communication skills. Please submit resume and writing sample with salary requirements to email@example.com.
DIRECTOR OF LAW CAREER SERVICES - Updated 9/30/2019
Director of Law Career Services at Chapman Fowler School of Law has opened up. If interested, you can learn more about the position here. All questions about the position can be forwarded to Dean Susie Park at firstname.lastname@example.org.
STAFF ATTORNEY 1 - Updated 9/25/2019
Disability Rights California (DRC) is a statewide, non-profit legal organization dedicated to advancing the rights of Californians with disabilities. DRC works to achieve fairness and justice for people with disabilities through individual and impact litigation, state and federal policy and regulatory advocacy, and community education and training. We are a diverse, statewide team of attorneys fighting against the discrimination and segregation of Californians with I/DD. Our team uses a combination of impact litigation, legal representation and public policy to help people with I/DD. In representing people with I/DD, our current goals include: challenging discrimination by public entities; combating the use of segregated employment and sub-minimum wages; avoiding institutionalization and criminalization; ensuring access to public benefits and community based services; and addressing the intersectional needs of our clients. Click here to apply.
COMMUNITY JUSTICE FELLOWSHIP - Updated 9/25/2019
Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada announces the creation of the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada Community Justice Fellowship, sponsored by Paul Padda Law. Legal Aid Center will award a one-year Community Justice Fellowship to a law student graduate, outgoing judicial law clerk, or an attorney with less than 3 years of postgraduate legal experience who wants to work in a public interest law firm and learn how the top legal aid in Nevada assists over 125,000 individuals a year. Click here to apply.
ATTORNEY - Updated 9/25/2019
Very busy South Orange County litigation defense firm is seeking an attorney with 3-7 years litigation experience. Experience in insurance defense, employment, and business litigation is desired but exceptions can be made for the right candidate with other litigation background. We are looking for someone who wants to be a litigation and trial lawyer, is comfortable in the courtroom, is experienced in taking depositions, has excellent law and motions and civil litigation skills, and enjoys client contact. ABA law school, ability to work well with others, and excellent writing skills are required. The firm provides benefits including 401k with matching, very generous vacation policy, mentoring by highly experienced trial attorneys, and a hardworking but congenial environment (previously voted as one of the best places to work in Orange County). Salary commensurate with experience. Please email your resume with a writing sample to JDaugherty@WZLLP.COM.
ASSOCIATE ATTORNEYS - Updated 9/23/2019
Newport Beach office of Los Angeles based law firm seeks two associate attorneys: (1) one with 0-3 years' experience to assist automotive industry clients in regulatory and litigation matters, and (2) one with 2-4 years' commercial litigation experience. Graduation from accredited law school is required. Class action and product liability experience a plus. Competitive salary and benefits. Please submit resume and recent writing sample to email@example.com.
MID-LEVEL ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY - Updated 9/23/2019
Carlson & Jayakumar LLP is a growing Southern California health care and employment firm with a focus on representation of heath care professionals, hospitals systems, medical groups, and skilled nursing/assisted living facilities. C&J is a small, family friendly, boutique law firm offering a supportive environment where an associate can develop professionally yet maintain a healthy work/life balance. We are seeking to hire an excellent attorney with at least three to five years of litigation and/or administrative experience who is also interested in developing a general healthcare practice. Experience in a healthcare setting and familiarity with one or more of the following: health care regulations, health care-related business transactions, physician employment matters, licensing board actions, Stark and Anti-Kickback laws, and/or health-care related litigation strongly preferred. Excellent references and academics required. If you are qualified and interested in this opportunity, please submit your resume, cover letter and salary requirements to Jehan Jayakumar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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DEPUTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY I, II, III - Updated 9/19/2019
The mission of the Office of the Orange County District Attorney 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 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.
FULL-TIME STAFF ATTORNEY – IMMIGRATION UNIT - Updated 9/19/2019
The Public Law Center (PLC), Orange County's pro bono law firm, is committed to providing access to justice for low-income residents. Through volunteers and staff, PLC provides free civil legal services, including counseling, individual representation, community education, and strategic litigation and advocacy to challenge societal injustices. Now in its 38th year of service, PLC works with more than 1,500 volunteer lawyers, paralegals and law students from throughout the county who volunteer their time and expertise. PLC is seeking a staff attorney to join its dynamic Immigration Unit, to provide services to low-income residents in the areas of U visa, T visa, asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, DACA, naturalization, and deportation defense. Click here to view the full job description.
FULL-TIME PARALEGAL – HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESS PREVENTION UNIT - Updated 9/19/2019
The Public Law Center (PLC), Orange County's pro bono law firm, is committed to providing access to justice for low-income residents. Through volunteers and staff, PLC provides free civil legal services, including counseling, individual representation, community education, and strategic litigation and advocacy to challenge societal injustices. Now in its 38th year of service, PLC works with more than 1,500 volunteer lawyers, paralegals and law students from throughout the county who volunteer their time and expertise. PLC is seeking a paralegal to work with its Housing and Homelessness prevention unit as it expands the services provided to low-income and underserved tenants throughout Orange County. Click here to view the full job description.
FULL-TIME STAFF ATTORNEY – HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESS PREVENTION UNIT - Updated 9/19/2019
The Public Law Center (PLC), Orange County's pro bono law firm, is committed to providing access to justice for low-income residents. Through volunteers and staff, PLC provides free civil legal services, including counseling, individual representation, community education, and strategic litigation and advocacy to challenge societal injustices. Now in its 38th year of service, PLC works with more than 1,400 volunteer lawyers, paralegals and law students from throughout the county who volunteer their time and expertise. PLC is seeking a staff attorney to expand and increase services in its Housing and Homelessness Prevention unit, through a mix of individual representation, impact litigation and local and state advocacy. Click here to view the full job description.
FULL-TIME SOCIAL WORKER – CONSUMER LAW UNIT - Updated 9/19/2019
The Public Law Center (PLC), Orange County's pro bono law firm, is committed to providing access to justice for low-income residents. Through volunteers and staff, PLC provides free civil legal services, including counseling, individual representation, community education, and strategic litigation and advocacy to challenge societal injustices. Now in its 38th year of service, PLC works with more than 1,500 volunteer lawyers, paralegals and law students from throughout the county who volunteer their time and expertise. Click here to view the full job description.
WORKERS’ COMPENSATION ASSOCIATE - Updated 9/17/2019
Goldberg Segalla LLP, a dynamic and rapidly growing law firm with a national and international practice, seeks a Workers’ Compensation associate in its Orange County office. This position offers a very competitive salary, bonuses, and a full benefits package. Send resume with salary requirements via email to email@example.com.
Goldberg Segalla is one of the largest and fastest-growing law firms headquartered in the United States, with a footprint that reaches from Los Angeles to London. Our nearly 400 attorneys serve regional, national, and international clients from over 20 offices, with teams based in New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Miami, St. Louis, and other major business and economic centers across 10 states. We look to hire only those people who are excellent at what they do and are dedicated to the pursuit of client service and quality representation within a Best Practices framework. We value team spiritedness, collegiality, and interpersonal harmony within our working community. We are a firm that believes in diversity in the workplace and we offer a professional and positive work environment to each and every member of our team.
ATTORNEYS, SPECIAL ASSISTANT INSPECTOR GENERAL - Updated 9/16/2019
Positions exist in Sacramento, Bakersfield, and Rancho Cucamonga - OIG attorneys monitor CDCR administrative and criminal investigations and employee disciplinary cases. Annual salary: $122,076–$156,792 plus outstanding benefits. Must be an active member of the CA State Bar and have 8+ years of full-time experience in the practice of law. For info, visit https://www.oig.ca.gov/pages/employment.php or call the Office of the Inspector General at (916) 255-1129.
APPELLATE DEPUTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY III - Updated 9/12/2019
As an appellate prosecutor you would be charged with preparing and arguing appeals in the Appellate Division of the Superior Court, the 4th District Court of Appeal, and the California Supreme Court, responding to petitions for writs of habeas corpus and conducting evidentiary hearings in civil courts countywide, writing and responding to original writs of mandate and prohibition, responding to trial attorney questions with appropriate legal authority in a timed setting, arguing complex legal motions in trial cases, reviewing potential prosecution witness misconduct to make credibility and ethical disclosure recommendations, including Brady litigation and disclosures. Click here to apply.
JUDICIAL STAFF ATTORNEY - Updated 9/3/2019
This recruitment will fill a current vacancy in our Family Law division, in addition to establishing a hiring list for future vacancies. Under direction, researches legal issues and recommends judicial action on matters pending before the Court. Employees perform professional level, criminal and/or civil legal work in support of law & motion and trial calendars. Attorneys may also advise the Court on legal aspects of administrative and operational issues. Click here to apply.
CONTRACTS ATTORNEY - Updated 9/3/2019
Niagara Bottling’s legal department will be moving its headquarters to Diamond Bar and looking to hire a few in-house attorneys for a Contracts Attorney role. This person would handle all types of contracts/transactional matters across all subject matters and will work very closely with the internal business units at the company. Looking for someone with anywhere from 5-8+ years’ experience, but we’re open/flexible for the right fit. To apply, email Chris Seide at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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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.