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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.

 

WC ATTORNEY - Updated 1/9/2020

Associate with 2-5 years of WC experience needed for Santa Ana law firm. Candidate must have the ability to assume case management responsibilities with the goal to independently manage a caseload, appear at hearings and depositions, and work closely with other attorneys and the managing partner. Excellent benefits available. Please submit resume to and salary requirements to denise@bdmklaw.com for our consideration.

 

UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY JUDGE - SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK - Updated 1/9/2020

The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit invites applications from qualified candidates for a 14-year appointment as United States Bankruptcy Judge. There are two vacancies in the Southern District of New York in Manhattan and one vacancy in the Eastern District of New York in Brooklyn. Applicants should identify in their cover letter whether they wish to be considered for a bankruptcy judgeship in the Southern District of New York, the Eastern District of New York, or both. The selection process will be confidential and competitive. Applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or disability. Click here to apply.

 

UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY JUDGE - EASTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK - Updated 1/9/2020

The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit invites applications from qualified candidates for a 14-year appointment as United States Bankruptcy Judge. There are two vacancies in the Southern District of New York in Manhattan and one vacancy in the Eastern District of New York in Brooklyn. Applicants should identify in their cover letter whether they wish to be considered for a bankruptcy judgeship in the Southern District of New York, the Eastern District of New York, or both. The selection process will be confidential and competitive. Applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or disability. Click here to apply.

 

DISABILITY RIGHTS CALIFORNIA - Updated 1/9/2020

Disability Rights California (DRC) is a statewide, non-profit legal organization dedicated to advancing the rights of Californians with disabilities and their right to live with autonomy, dignity, and respect in a barrier-free, inclusive, and diverse world that values each individual and their voice. Multiple job openings are available.

 

REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONAL ATTORNEY - Updated 1/9/2020

Join a dynamic and growing real estate investment/property management company in Irvine. You will have 2-5 years’ experience in title and survey review, purchase and sale agreement negotiation, and closing financing, loan assumption, defeasance and sale transactions. You will work with general counsel on numerous sale and refinance transactions annually. Must be organized, focused and a member of the CA State Bar. No billable hours required, just get your projects done on time. Salary, benefits, 401(k). All questions about the position and your resume can be sent to Nancy Dubonnet at nancy@nmapc.com.

 

SENIOR DEPUTY CITY ATTORNEY / DEPUTY CITY ATTORNEY III - Updated 12/17/2019

The Ideal Candidate has been practicing law in California for approximately 3-5 years, with some civil trial experience, either in prosecuting or defending lawsuits. The Ideal Candidate also has VERY STRONG legal research and writing experience, with extensive experience preparing written discovery, dispositive motions, and trial preparation documents and experience in briefing writs and appeals. Having represented other government or public agencies at trial, including personal injury, City versus State law dispute, government and municipal law, and police use of force is a significant plus. A Juris Doctorate degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association and active membership in the State Bar of California is required. Click here to apply.

 

FAMILY LAW ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY - Updated 12/17/2019

IRWIN & IRWIN, LLP (Fullerton, CA.) is considering applications for the position of Family Law Associate Attorney. We are seeking an attorney with preferably at least one year 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.

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. 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.

Due to the anticipated volume of responses, we will only be able to contact qualified applicants who submit their resumes in the format requested. Salary & benefits commensurate with experience. Qualified applicants will be contacted within two weeks of submission. IRWIN & IRWIN, LLP is an equal opportunity employer. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and a current resume or curriculum vitae to: Mark@IrwinIrwin.com .

 

ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY (LITIGATION) - LOS ANGELES - Updated 12/2/2019

Kutak Rock LLP, a national law firm, is looking for a litigation associate with 1-3 years' experience respectively for its Los Angeles office 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.

 

JUDICIAL STAFF ATTORNEY - Updated 11/22/2019

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.

 

BILINGUAL SPECIAL EDUCATION ATTORNEY - Updated 11/22/2019

We are seeking a Bilingual Attorney to advise and represent children with disabilities. Attorney will be responsible for: assisting with consultations and intakes with clients; communicating with parents; reviewing student files such as cumulative records, assessment reports and Individual Education Plans (IEP); attend school meetings including IEP meetings/Information Dispute Resolutions; draft compliance complaints and/or due process complaints; attend Mediation and/or Due Process Hearings on behalf of the clients; and other tasks as presented. Click here to view the full job description.

 

TRIAL ATTORNEY - SACRAMENTO - Updated 11/15/2019

The United States Trustee Program (Program) is seeking an attorney experienced in litigation practice and bankruptcy law to oversee bankruptcy cases filed in the federal judicial districts covered by the Region and/or field office, litigate enforcement matters on behalf of the Program, oversee private trustees, handle appellate matters, and refer criminal conduct identified in connection with bankruptcy case oversight. The Program seeks to hire and cultivate talented trial attorneys and provides them with frequent and meaningful court experience on a variety of issues arising in bankruptcy cases. Click here to apply.

 

LEGAL SECRETARY/RECEPTIONIST - Updated 11/15/2019

Small OC law firm is looking for a self-motivated receptionist/legal assistant to ensure smooth running of the office and effective case management. They will provide a broad spectrum of legal services under the supervision of an attorney. Job details can be found below: Click here to apply.

 

EMPLOYMENT LITIGATION ATTORNEY - Updated 11/15/2019

FedEx Express has a litigation team in Irvine that handles all aspects of employment litigation defense for the company in California, including filing responsive pleadings, engaging in discovery and law and motion practice, trying cases to verdict before juries, and handling issues on appeal. FedEx is beginning the process of hiring a mid-level attorney with employment litigation experience and subject matter knowledge. We anticipate this position will post on 11/22/19 at https://careers.fedex.com/fedex. Interested candidates should send their resume to cjyost@fedex.com.

 

LITIGATION ASSOCIATE - Updated 11/1/2019

Kutak Rock LLP, a national law firm, has an immediate opening for a 3 to 5-year litigation associate in its Irvine office. Candidates must have strong communication and writing skills, be self-motivated, and have the ability and confidence to work independently. Experience in business and commercial litigation preferred. All candidates must be currently admitted in California. Please submit a writing sample when applying. Kutak Rock offers a collegial working environment with a competitive benefits package. Click here to apply.

 

SUBCHAPTER V TRUSTEES - Updated 11/1/2019

The United States Department of Justice, Office of the United States Trustee, seeks resumes from persons wishing to be considered for inclusion in a pool of trustees who may be appointed on a case-by-case basis to administer cases filed under the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 (Subchapter V), which amended chapter 11 of title 11 of the United States Code (Bankruptcy Code). The cases are filed in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the locations listed below. Subchapter V trustees receive compensation and reimbursement for expenses, in each case in which they serve, pursuant to court order under section 330 of the Bankruptcy Code. Click here to apply.

 

TRIAL ATTORNEY - LOS ANGELES - Updated 10/24/2019

The United States Trustee Program (Program) is seeking an attorney experienced in litigation practice and bankruptcy law to oversee bankruptcy cases filed in the federal judicial districts covered by the Region and/or field office, litigate enforcement matters on behalf of the Program, oversee private trustees, handle appellate matters, and refer criminal conduct identified in connection with bankruptcy case oversight. The Program seeks to hire and cultivate talented trial attorneys and provides them with frequent and meaningful court experience on a variety of issues arising in bankruptcy cases. Click here to apply.

 

TRIAL ATTORNEY - SACRAMENTO - Updated 10/24/2019

The United States Trustee Program (Program) is seeking an attorney experienced in litigation practice and bankruptcy law to oversee bankruptcy cases filed in the federal judicial districts covered by the Region and/or field office, litigate enforcement matters on behalf of the Program, oversee private trustees, handle appellate matters, and refer criminal conduct identified in connection with bankruptcy case oversight. The Program seeks to hire and cultivate talented trial attorneys and provides them with frequent and meaningful court experience on a variety of issues arising in bankruptcy cases. Click here to apply.

 

DEPUTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY I/II/III - Updated 10/24/2019

DEPUTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY I ($65,144.35 - $97,667.86 Annually). This is the entry level class in the Deputy District Attorney series. Incumbents are employed in the Office of the District Attorney and are considered deputies to the District Attorney. Incumbents are given supervision and guidance by higher level attorneys on initial assignments through formal and informal work review. Promotion to the next higher level of Deputy District Attorney II is based upon demonstrated ability and satisfaction of the experience requirement.

DEPUTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY II ($79,002.77 - $118,410.45 Annually). This is the second level class in the Deputy District Attorney series. Incumbents are employed in the Office of the District Attorney and are considered deputies to the District Attorney. Positions in this class are distinguished from positions in the lower class of Deputy District Attorney I by assignments which require more specific legal experience and are performed with less supervision and review.

DEPUTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY III ($98,182.45 - $146,689.92 Annually). This is the journey level class in the Deputy District Attorney series. Positions in the class are distinguished from Deputy District Attorney II by assignments which require demonstrated ability to effectively perform the complete range of legal work in the field of prosecution. The class differs from Deputy District Attorney IV in that positions of the latter class prosecute the more difficult and complex cases involving multiple defendants, multiple charges, and serious consequences of error, and/or function as lead supervisors over journey level attorneys.

Click here to apply.

 

DISABILITY RIGHTS CALIFORNIA - Updated 10/24/2019

Disability Rights California (DRC) is a statewide, non-profit legal organization dedicated to advancing the rights of Californians with disabilities and their right to live with autonomy, dignity, and respect in a barrier-free, inclusive, and diverse world that values each individual and their voice. Multiple job openings are available.

 

FAMILY LAW ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY - Updated 10/24/2019

Bremer Whyte’s Newport Beach office is seeking a Family Law Associate Attorney with at least 4 years' of experience in high net worth Family Law Litigation. An ideal candidate must be motivated, reliable, and able to work independently for a professional firm. This opening is ideal for an attorney, ready to take their career to the next level with a highly reputable and international based firm. This opportunity will task the chosen candidate with the ability to work alongside a partner who is a Certified Family Law Specialist. Candidates should have experience analyzing, researching and drafting briefs, 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 of hearings are preferred. Must be able to work well in a team environment, hold exceptional interpersonal communication skills, and have a strong desire to develop and advance their legal career. BWB&O is committed to inclusion and diversity in the work place. We are heavily focused on career development, along with, providing employees with a healthy work-life balance. BWB&O offers a competitive market-based compensation package based on experience, an aggressive bonus program, dental, medical and vision insurance, paid time off, paid holidays, and 401k. Please submit cover letter, resume, and writing sample of a Memorandum of Points & Authorities to tlenahan@bremerwhyte.com .

 

WESTERN STATE DIRECTOR OF CAREER SERVICES - Updated 10/16/2019

Work closely with Assistant Dean to develop and implement strategies for career counseling, outreach, and programming services to law students and alumni, including both traditional and alternative careers and professional development. Meet with and counsel individual law students. Participate in employer outreach and career services administration responsibilities, including data collection and job postings. Perform other duties as assigned. Click here to view the full job description. Applicants can send their resume and cover letter to dekelly@wsulaw.edu to apply.

 

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.

 

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