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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

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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. Simply send your job announcement including details on how to apply to the OCBA at info@ocbar.org.

 

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.

 

EMINENT DOMAIN ATTORNEY - Updated 10/12/2021

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 Monica Sweet at careers@wss-law.com

 

PUBLIC LAW ATTORNEY - Updated 10/12/2021

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 Monica Sweet at careers@wss-law.com

 

LITIGATION ATTORNEY - Updated 10/8/2021

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

 

JUDICIAL STAFF ATTORNEY - Updated 9/30/2021

Ideal candidates will possess current membership in the State Bar of California and at least three years of experience in the practice of civil and/or criminal law. Opening available within Riverside County. Apply Now! www.courtjobs.com

CLOSING DATE:: October 18, 2021

 

SENIOR TRIAL COUNSEL - Updated 9/29/2021

In Huntington Beach, we believe passionately that the key to becoming the best beach City in the world starts and ends with finding the right people to join our team. At this time, we have an outstanding career opportunity available, as we're looking for the "right person" to serve as Senior Trial Counsel.

The Ideal Candidate possesses significant civil trial experience, either in prosecuting civil cases or defending them. Having represented other government or public agencies at trial is a significant plus. A Juris Doctorate degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association, active membership in the State Bar of California, at least five years of increasingly responsible experience in litigation and trying of cases in the State of California with a minimum of taking lead role in five jury and three bench trials to verdict in Superior Court, and admission to practice in the State and Federal Courts, required. Click here to apply online. Download the PDF application.

CLOSING DATE:: October 15, 2021

 

SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES - CAREER OPPORTUNITIES - Updated 9/29/2021

Los Angeles Superior Court is the largest unified trial court in the United States. Its 580 judges and commissioners work in one of the 40 facilities within the Court's 12 judicial districts and are supported by more than 4,500 full-time Court employees. The Court has an annual budget of more than $855 million. Located in Southern California, Los Angeles County is geographically one of the nation's largest counties, covering 4,084 square miles and, with over 10,400,000 residents, is also one of its most populous counties.

 

TRIAL ATTORNEY - Updated 9/23/2021

Represents insureds and the Company in the defense of bodily injury and property damage lawsuits, subrogation, and Allstate Financial cases. Prepares for and conducts hearings, trials, arbitrations, mediations, and depositions. Prepares and argues pre and post-trial motions. Assists colleagues in the resolution of calendar conflicts, Provides counsel to business clients on day to day issues. Monitors and reviews new laws, regulations, and case law; identifies and summarizes relevant issues; collaborates with other areas of L&R department; proactively provides advice and counsel to business unit on the impact of new laws on business; monitors counsel.

Key Responsibilities

  • Review new file assignments and approve initial pleadings, propounds discovery, and develop strategy
  • Contact clients to discuss the case and answer any questions and maintain contact at a minimum of 90 days
  • Contact claims (initial litigation plan, recurring minimum 90-day contact, strategy conferences, etc.)
  • Review all documentary evidence
  • Prepares witnesses and clients for depositions, arbitrations, mediations and trials including expert witnesses
  • Conduct depositions and examinations under oath and prepares summary documents
  • Prepare and conduct court appearances (matter management conferences, hearings, status conferences, etc.)
  • Conduct settlement/dispositive proceedings (e.g. mediations, arbitrations, etc.)
  • Try and/or arbitrate cases
  • Prepare motions in liminie and summary documents
  • Draft post-trial motions
  • Prepare for and participate in appeals
  • Provide legal opinions to claims clients

Click here to full job listing. Please apply directly at: https://career8.successfactors.com/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=532024&company=Allstate.

 

SENIOR CLAIMS COUNSEL  - Updated 9/23/2021

If you are an independent and self-motivated worker who appreciates the opportunity to engage in complex legal analysis and craft creative solutions to difficult problems in a supportive team-oriented environment, then the Senior Claims Counsel position with First American Title Insurance Company provides an excellent opportunity for you. Senior Claims Counsel manage their own caseload, oversee outside litigation counsel, and engage in high-level problem solving, negotiation and legal analysis in a stimulating and collegial environment with an opportunity for long-term growth and advancement.

Among the responsibilities of Senior Claims Counsel are the following:

  • Investigate the facts and issues of complex, high-exposure claims, determine whether coverage exists, evaluate loss under the title policy, assess defenses for the insured and/or the company, determine need to retain outside counsel, develop and carry out creative solutions and plans to address the claim, and manage the claim and/or litigation through to final resolution
  • Negotiate settlements and resolutions with claimant / opposing counsel / third parties with minimal oversight
  • Appear as company representative in court proceedings, mediations and settlement conferences  Manage claim budget, review and approve outside counsel invoices and other expenses and determine settlement and expense reserves  Develop, and direct outside counsel on, litigation strategy through the course of claim administration and litigation
  • Provide guidance and mentorship to other team members and Claims professionals
  • Identify and pursue sources for recovery

To view the job qualifications and full job listing, click here.
Applicants can apply via the following link: https://firstam.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/firstamericancareers/job/USA-California-Santa-Ana/Senior-Claims-Counsel_R027170.

Or submit resumes to: Blangstaff@firstam.com.

 

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION DEFENSE ATTORNEY - Updated 9/22/2021

Job Type: Full-Time

Workers’ Compensation Defense Firm seeking licensed Attorney. Firm covers all boards. Looking for a min. 2 year experience in the Workers’ Compensation field with exceptional communication skills, client relations, self-motivated, organized, and have the ability to make decisions. Position includes handling a full caseload, working the files from start to finish, making appearances, ensure files move towards resolution, and client contact. Salary is based on experience. We offer a bonus structure, full benefits, and 401k. If interested, please submit your resumes to Lisa Shimoda at lshimoda@sltlaw.com or fax resume to 714-935-0301.

 

LABOR & EMPLOYMENT ASSOCIATE, IRVINE - Updated 9/22/2021

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.

 

ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY - Updated 9/22/21

Koeller Nebeker Carlson Haluck LLP, office in Irvine, is seeking an Associate Attorney with 2-5 years of legal experience, particularly in the areas of complex civil litigation, construction, and personal injury matters. If you are an experienced, self-motivated individual who can communicate effortlessly with clients, counsel and courts, then we want you.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Case evaluation, recommendation, and support
  • Communicate with client and counsel
  • Propound and respond to discovery
  • Perform legal research and draft memoranda
  • Draft complaints, motions, and other pleadings and documents
  • Prepare for, take, and defend depositions
  • Prepare for and attend court hearings
  • Prepare for and attend mediation
  • Provide excellent service to all clients

Koeller Nebeker Carlson Haluck, LLP is committed to equal opportunity employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, transgender status, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, disability or genetic information. To view the complete job listing and to apply online click here.

We welcome talented individuals with diverse areas of expertise and points of view to join our team. KNCH is dedicated to fostering an environment that embraces differences, promotes equality, and engenders mutual respect, thereby creating a culture of inclusion where everyone has the opportunity to excel.

We are not accepting resumes from placement agencies.
Please provide references.

 

OFFICE OF THE CITY ATTORNEY/CITY PROSECUTOR - Updated 9/17/21

The City of Pasadena is seeking a capable, energetic and strategic attorney with sound independent judgment to join our team of dynamic legal professionals. There is currently one Deputy City Attorney vacancy in the Civil Division of the City Attorney/City Prosecutor's Department. The ideal candidate will have experience in general municipal civil litigation, which is strongly preferred. Experience in advisory and transactional land use and housing laws is also desirable.

The major responsibilities of this position are listed below. For more detailed information, please review the job description.

  • Participates in all phases of trial and appellate levels of civil litigation in state and federal court, and before administrative bodies.
  • Performs a wide range of legal services in one or more areas of municipal law on behalf of City officials, departments, advisory bodies and commissions.
  • Confers with and advises City departments, advisory boards and administrative commissions concerning their respective duties, powers, functions and obligations.
  • Attends meetings of the City Council, advisory boards or commissions as needed.
  • Drafts, reviews and amends various legal documents including ordinances, resolutions, contracts, leases, opinion letters, legal memoranda, ordinance fact sheets and agenda reports.
  • Completes varied assignments within a narrow timeframe.

Click here to apply online.

Application Deadline: October 7, 2021

 

PRINCIPAL COUNSEL, DISABILITY AND EDUCATION AFFAIRS - Updated 9/14/21

The primary responsibility for this position is to advise campuses and the Office of the President on a broad range of issues related to disability and accessibility (with the exception of issues related to disability in the employment context, which are handled by other lawyers). This position will advise on issues related to programmatic access and accommodations for students (dining, recreation, housing, academic, etc.), online and electronic accessibility, physical accessibility, communications access (including ASL and captioning services), transportation access, and emergency planning. The role will include working with clients across all of UC’s locations to advise both on specific matters/questions as well as broader policy-based concerns in the areas above, with a focus not only on complying with applicable laws and regulations but also promoting and enhancing a culture of accessibility. The role will also include coordinating the response to disability-related investigations by regulators such as the Department of Justice and the Department of Education Office for Civil Rights.

While disability and accessibility issues will be the primary portfolio for this position, responsibilities can also include advising on a range of general education affairs issues including, but not limited to, free speech, academic freedom, admissions, financial aid, student conduct, FERPA, Title IX, Clery Act, etc.

Reporting to the Managing Counsel - Education Affairs & Governance, this position independently handles a range of legal matters and projects in the Education Affairs practice area, to include the most complex and that of substantial importance and impact. This position interprets complex facts and the law in areas of high ambiguity. This position also provides functional advice, training and/or guidance to clients and to less experienced attorneys. This position drafts, reviews and revises a variety of instruments involving the University's interest such as advice memoranda, policies and contracts.

To view the complete job listing and submit an application, click here.

 

SUPERIOR COURT COMMISSIONER - Updated 9/7/21

Superior Court Commissioners perform subordinate judicial duties as authorized by law, including conducting hearings, making findings, and issuing orders in Civil, Criminal, Family, Child Support, Juvenile, Small Claims, and Traffic matters. Upon agreement of the parties, Superior Court Commissioners may serve as Temporary Judges. Superior Court Commissioners may be assigned to any Orange County Superior Court location. Calendar assignments may include:

  • Traffic: conduct arraignments and trials.
  • Small claims and other civil matters, including unlawful detainers: hear motions and conduct trials.
  • Criminal: conduct arraignments, handle a pre-trial calendar, and preside over misdemeanor or infraction trials.
  • Family Law: conduct child support calendars, including OSC’s and contempt. - 12pm
  • Juvenile Delinquency: conduct detention hearings, pre-trials, jurisdictional hearings, and probation violation hearings.
  • Juvenile Dependency: conduct initial detention hearings, ex parties, law and motion, dispositional hearings, and permanency planning for long-term foster care, guardianship, and adoption.

An online application, along with the supplemental questions serving as the Orange County Superior Court Commissioner Personal Data Questionnaire and a professional resume must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. PST on Friday, October 1, 2021.

The application and supplemental questionnaire may be completed online and found by visiting our website at http://www.occourts.org/employment. No paper applications will be accepted, only online applications will only be accepted.

 

SENIOR STAFF ATTORNEY – HOUSING UNIT - Updated 9/3/21

The Public Law Center (PLC)’s Housing and Homelessness Prevention Unit seeks an energetic, passionate advocate to join our team in fighting for justice for low-income tenants and self-represented litigants in Orange County through innovative, collaborative, community-centered lawyering to address inequities and pursue access to affordable housing.

Duties and Responsibilities inlcude:

  • Handle a diverse caseload on behalf of low-income tenants, including eviction defense, discrimination, habitability, subsidized housing cases (including Section 8), and other issues arising in landlord/tenant relationships
  • Supervise staff attorneys, paralegals, and administrative staff to ensure high-quality legal services are provided to PLC’s clients
  • Oversee volunteers through CLE training, technical support and general supervision at clinics and in casework
  • Investigate clients’ cases, including inspection of housing units and obtaining and reviewing documents and records from government agencies
  • Represent PLC at networking and community outreach events (when possible)
  • Full time position with occasional evening and weekend work required
  • Other duties as assigned

To view the complete job listing click here.

Please submit resume, cover letter and writing sample (5 pages or less) to Grace Landa at: glanda@publiclawcenter.org.

 

STAFF ATTORNEY – HOUSING UNIT - Updated 9/3/21

The Public Law Center (PLC)’s Housing and Homelessness Prevention Unit seeks an energetic, passionate advocate to join our team in fighting for justice for low-income tenants and self-represented litigants in Orange County through innovative, collaborative, community-centered lawyering to address inequities and pursue access to affordable housing.

Duties and Responsibilities inlcude:

  • Handle a diverse caseload on behalf of low-income tenants, including eviction defense, discrimination, habitability, subsidized housing cases (including Section 8), and other issues arising in landlord/tenant relationships
  • Coordinate referrals to other PLC units to provide comprehensive legal services
  • Investigate clients’ cases, including inspection of housing units and obtaining and reviewing documents and records from government agencies
  • Represent PLC at networking and community outreach events (when possible)
  • Full time position with occasional evening and weekend work required
  • Other duties as assigned

To view the complete job listing click here.

Please submit resume, cover letter and writing sample (5 pages or less) to Grace Landa at: glanda@publiclawcenter.org.

 

PARALEGAL/ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT – CONSUMER AND COLAP UNITS - Updated 9/3/21

The Public Law Center (PLC)’s Consumer Law and Community Economic Development Projects seeks an energetic, passionate advocate to join our team in fighting for justice for low-income and self-represented litigants and entrepreneurs in Orange County through innovative, collaborative, community-centered lawyering to address inequities and support community economic development.

Duties and Responsibilities inlcude:

  • Conduct initial client intakes, including legal issue-spotting, conflict check and eligibility determination
  • Perform general case management, including correspondence, preparation of documents and legal forms, legal research and hearing preparation, in individual and impact cases
  • Provide administrative and organizational support in community education efforts
  • Under attorney supervision, convey legal information and approved legal advice
  • Assist with interpretation and translation for staff and volunteer attorneys as needed
  • Provide general administrative support to the office, filling in where needed
  • Other duties as assigned

To view the complete job listing click here.

Please submit resume, cover letter and writing sample (5 pages or less) to Grace Landa at: glanda@publiclawcenter.org.

 

DEPUTY CITY PROSECUTOR - Updated 9/3/21

The City of Pasadena's Office of the City Attorney/Prosecutor is seeking Deputy City Prosecutors to represent the People of California and Pasadena in Municipal and Appellate Courts. The ideal candidate will prosecute in jury and non-jury trials and represent the People in misdemeanor cases without court room supervision.

The major responsibilities of this position are listed below. For more detailed information, please review the job description.

  • Reviews law enforcement reports and cases to determine whether to file, reject, or to refer for an office hearing or mediation in order to gain compliance with state and municipal laws by settling disputes out of court.
  • Implements office policies and procedures relating to the disposition of cases.
  • Reviews criminal misdemeanor cases; researches, reviews and draft appellate briefs.
  • Interviews victims and witnesses; represents the People in arraignments and pretrial conferences.
  • Conducts court hearings, trials, motions and restitution hearings.
  • Responds to inquiries from criminal defendants, witnesses, police and other attorneys.
  • Researches legal issues and provides legal opinions and advice to law enforcement personnel.
  • Trains law enforcement personnel on developments and effective prosecution techniques.
  • Assists other prosecutors in all phases of legal work on the more complex cases; attends meetings where prosecution matters are discussed.
  • Prepares a variety of reports and studies related to current trends.

Click here to apply online.

Application Deadline: September 23, 2021

 

ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY - Updated 9/2/21

Kasdan Turner Thomson Booth LLP is seeking an Associate Attorney with 5+ years of litigation experience for their Irvine, California office. The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Active member of the California State Bar in good standing
  • Significant experience drafting pleadings, motions, discovery requests/responses
  • Strong legal research skills
  • Ability to undertake responsibility for files with Partner oversight
  • Construction defect experience is preferred

We are looking for a motivated and sharp attorney with strong analytical skills and sound judgment. The ideal candidate will work well in a collaborative team and on individual case assignments, be organized, and be able to independently prioritize tasks within their assigned cases.

We offer a rewarding opportunity for an attorney seeking to further their litigation experience in a dynamic and collaborative environment, plus a competitive salary and benefits package. To view the complete job listing click here. Please send resume to me, phaas@kasdancdlaw.com.

 

LITIGATION ATTORNEY - Updated 8/31/21

We are looking for litigators with demonstrated academic success, and three to seven years’ experience working on all aspects of litigation including written discovery, depositions, motion practice and trial work, to join our growing practice in the federal and state courts throughout California. Experience in labor and employment law, public sector law and appeals is a plus.

If you join us, you can expect to take on major case responsibility including direct client contact, investigations, depositions, court and administrative hearings and trial. A Senior Associate who joined us in 2019 had three trials in his first year. In the coming year, we have an exciting line up of cases. We are looking for an associate who can hit the ground running and who will take ownership of assignments to move matters forward.

Our cases often present thorny and novel legal issues. Many involve challenging questions of state and federal constitutional and statutory law. Below is a sample of matters:

  • On behalf of a county, we recently defended an industry challenge to a citizen initiative that presented questions of void for vagueness, federal preemption and other issues.
  • On behalf of a hospital dedicated to care for the indigent, we are suing a retirement system for systematically overcharging to the detriment of the hospital’s mission in violation of state constitutional duties.
  • On behalf of a public skilled nursing facility, we defended claims in state court of whistleblower retaliation arising out of the facility’s efforts to improve services to its residents and obtained a complete defense verdict.
  • On behalf of various public entities, we are litigating cutting edge issues regarding application of the state and federal contracts clauses, including a case pending in the California Supreme Court.
  • We have joined with other attorneys to sue opioid manufacturers and large technology companies over their corporate practices.

If our practice is of interest, we would like to hear from you. Applicants should submit a cover letter describing their education, career goals, and relevant experience, along with their resume, and a writing sample to resumes@publiclawgroup.com. To view the complete job description, click here.

 

SENIOR ASSOCIATE - Updated 8/31/21

Client services in this RPLG practice area include public sector labor negotiations; negotiation of community benefits agreements, and related land use policy development; negotiation of project labor agreements, advancing equity in hiring and contracting in public construction projects; affordable housing labor, policy, and development issues; general counsel role for public entities and nonprofits; and public safety innovation and reform initiatives.

Recent client engagements in this practice area include:

  • Negotiation of public sector labor agreements for over a dozen California jurisdictions in 2021, resolving terms and conditions of employment for thousands of valued public sector employees;
  • Legal and strategic advice and representation to associations of affordable housing developers regarding affordable housing production legislation and labor agreements;
  • Representing the State of California Department of Environmental Protection in negotiation of a project labor agreement for large environmental cleanup project, including local and disadvantaged hiring requirements;
  • Retention by City of Richmond to develop a Community Benefits Policy for the City’s land use and economic development projects;
  • Assisting several large California cities in efforts to reimagine public safety and promote police accountability, exploring alternatives to traditional policing as well as improvements to existing systems;
  • Serving as general counsel to public, quasi-public, and nonprofit entities, ensuring sound organizational legal approaches to enable clients to advance their policy goals and serve the public.

The attorney in this position may also have the opportunity to work on RPLG’s extensive public sector litigation practice. For details regarding RPLG’s litigation portfolio, please see our other current job posting.

Highly desirable qualifications include experience negotiating and drafting contracts; lobbying experience and/or legislative drafting; and litigation experience. Experience regarding employment law, labor law, or affordable housing/land use development is a plus.

If you are interested in this position, we would like to hear from you. Applicants should submit a cover letter describing education, career goals, and relevant experience, along with resumé, a writing sample, and three references, to resumes@publiclawgroup.com. To view the complete job description, click here.

 

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF LAW CAREER SERVICES - Updated 8/30/21

Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law seeks an Assistant Director of Law Career Services. The Assistant Director of Law Career Services serves as an integral part 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. The Assistant Director will develop and implement strategies for career advising, employer outreach, and programming services for law students and alumni. Candidates eager to join a dedicated CSO team and provide personalized guidance to our students are encouraged to apply. https://chapman.peopleadmin.com/postings/25327.

 

PRINCIPAL COUNSEL, LITIGATION - Updated 8/24/21

The position deploys substantial civil litigation expertise managing a wide variety of litigation within the general liability program; working closely with outside counsel in developing case strategy consistent with University policy and protocols; independently handling a full range of legal matters and projects, including matters based on tort, contract and statutory principles. The program includes matters that are complex and involve matters of substantial importance and impact to the University. The position requires interpretation of complex facts, application of the law in areas of high ambiguity; providing functional advice to senior managers and campus stakeholders concerning risk assessment, liability, and damages; acting as a liaison among outside counsel, campus counsel, campus risk managers, and other campus constituents; and drafting, reviewing, and revising discovery documents, pleadings, and briefs. The general liability program encompasses a wide variety of claims, including personal injury, auto, third party ADA claims, police practices, cyber, and other matters asserting a mix of tort, contract and statutory claims, as well as first party property and subrogation claims. This position will also evaluate the applicability of self-insurance, and commercial insurance and reinsurance, identify and pursue opportunities for indemnification from third parties, as well as advise on risk-related issues such as waivers, assumption of risk, and insurance and indemnification provisions in a myriad of contracts and grants. To view the full job listing (duties, responsibilities and requirements) and apply, click here.

 

LITIGATION ASSOCIATE - Updated 8/24/21

Hall Griffin is looking for an experienced litigator to join our dynamic Orange County office! Our growing civil litigation firm is seeking an attorney licensed in California with 1-10 years’ experience to handle insurance defense matters throughout the state, including defense of bodily injury, premises liability, construction defect, auto/trucking collisions, wrongful death, and/or catastrophic injury. Bar licenses in additional jurisdictions are a plus and the ideal candidate will have jury trial experience (first or second chair). Job duties include:
* Handling litigation matters from inception through trial with minimal supervision, including discovery, issue analysis, depositions, expert retention, expert discovery and settlement.
* Independent handling of court appearances, depositions and hearings.
* Periodic reporting to insurance carriers.
* Working collaboratively with a team to accomplish other client and firm objectives.

Please send resumes to sstringer@hallgriffin.com.

 

EMPLOYMENT LITIGATION ASSOCIATE - Updated 8/18/21

Jackson Lewis P.C. is looking for an Employment Litigation Associate for the firm’s Orange County, CA office. The successful candidate will have excellent academic credentials, a strong interest in a labor and employment litigation practice, experience litigating class actions, excellent courtroom demeanor, a strong client service aptitude and a willingness to accept constructive feedback. The ideal candidate will also be detail oriented, have superior interpersonal, analytical and writing skills. Commitment to client service is critical as is the ability to handle a fast-paced environment. Successful candidates will project professional presence and demonstrate flexibility in work situations. To view the full job listing (duties, responsibilities and requirements) click here. Please send resumes to paul.danielson@jacksonlewis.com.

 

CIVIL RIGHTS OFFICE HEALTH INVESTIGATOR - Updated 8/13/21

Seeking Under the general oversight of the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Civil Rights, and in coordination with the Staff Diversity and EEO Compliance Director, Title IX Director, and Discrimination Prevention Office Director, the incumbent is responsible for the investigation and resolution of complaints of sexual harassment, sexual violence, and discrimination and harassment based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, gender transition status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics), genetic information (including family medical history), ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, or service in the uniformed services, including protected veterans (brought by employees, students, patients or others) in the UCLA Health System and in the David Geffen School of Medicine ("DGSOM"). The incumbent will be located in the Civil Rights Office's Health Investigation Unit. The incumbent's job responsibilities will include: receiving reports and complaints; conducting initial assessment, intake and preliminary investigation; determining the appropriate process used in response to complaints (including alternative resolution and formal investigation); conducting prompt, equitable and impartial administrative investigations; making findings of fact and applying relevant policies in individual cases. The incumbent will draft and revise investigation reports. The incumbent will assist in maintaining database and records related to responses and investigations. The incumbent will assist in identifying, developing and integrating best practices and procedures into the complaint response and resolution process. The incumbent will also train UCLA Health System, and DGSOM, and UCLA employees and students regarding the interpretation of Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, the ADA, and the University's non- discrimination policies, as well as the University's obligations under these policies. The incumbent is a Campus Security Authority under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and a Responsible Employee under the UC Policy on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment and the UC Non Discrimination Policy. Apply/view the job description: https://hr.mycareer.ucla.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1628893302127.

 

BWB&O’S NEWPORT BEACH OFFICE - Updated 8/10/21

Seeking a Family Law Attorney with at least 4 years of relevant experience. Our firm offers career development, work life balance, 401k, health insurance and more. Apply/view the job description: https://www.ziprecruiter.com/job/a5eea157.

 

SENIOR COUNSEL - Updated 8/6/21

As our Senior Counsel, you will facilitate the objectives of UCLA Health Sciences by providing timely and effective legal support while minimizing potential legal exposure and legal risk. You will provide a broad range of health care legal services, with an emphasis on regulatory analysis and transaction advice. This role involves working closely with clinical department leadership and management as well as C-level executives. You will also regularly interact with other attorneys within the Office of General Counsel. Click here to apply.

 

EMPLOYMENT-LITIGATION ATTORNEY - Updated 7/23/21

FedEx Express is hiring mid-level employment-litigation attorney to join its litigation team in Irvine, California. FedEx Express’ litigation team in Irvine 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 judges, and handling issues on appeal. FedEx needs a mid-level attorney with at least six years of California employment litigation experience, subject matter knowledge, and an active California bar license. This position should post on July 30 and those interested should apply at https://careers.fedex.com/express/jobs/POSTING-3-272878?lang=en-US.

 

PRODUCT LIABILITY LITIGATION ASSOCIATE - Updated 7/23/21

The Orange County Office of Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP is seeking an associate with 2 – 4 years of litigation experience for the Product Liability Litigation practice group. Candidates with previous clerk experience in California State Courts is strongly preferred, and California state court litigation experience is necessary. Please, no third party submissions. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply online at https://www.shb.com/careers/legal-recruiting. Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

DEPUTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY I, II, III - Updated 7/9/21

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 the various locations or units within the Legal Division and will have the opportunity to perform the following work, among other tasks: Initiate criminal proceedings, author and litigate motions, conduct pre-trial hearings, perform trials, and execute other professional legal work connected with enforcement of criminal law; Research, interpret and apply statutes, ordinances, court decisions and other legal authorities in the preparation of cases, memoranda and points and authorities; Negotiate and confer with judges and defense attorneys regarding the appropriate disposition of cases; Interview and examine witnesses and enforce the rights of victims consistent with the just pursuit of criminal prosecutions in the interest of the People. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.  For more information and to apply, click here.

 

FAMILY LAW ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY - Updated 7/6/2021

Bremer Whyte Brown & O'Meara's Newport Beach office is seeking a Family Law Associate Attorney with at least 4 years of experience in 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 multi-state firm. Candidates should have experience analyzing, researching, and drafting briefs and other pleadings addressing sophisticated legal issues in complex family law matters. Experience with litigation and litigation preparation, preparing for and attending depositions, briefing and arguing dispositive and discovery motions, interfacing with clients and opposing counsel, and attendance at hearings is 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. We are focused on career development, along with, providing our attorneys 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. To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to kabremer@bremerwhyte.com.

 

ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY - Updated 7/6/2021

Bremer Whyte Brown & O'Meara is currently seeking an Associate Attorney to join our firm in our Real Estate and Construction practice group in the Newport Beach office. An ideal candidate must have a minimum of 2 years of litigation experience as an attorney. The candidate must be motivated, reliable and able to work independently for a professional firm. This opportunity is ideal for a person ready to take their career to the next level with a highly reputable and multi-state firm. Candidates should have experience researching and drafting legal briefs, working on and arguing various law and motion matters in court, as well as trial preparation. Discovery experience, including both taking and defending depositions is also required. BWB&O is committed to inclusion and diversity. We are focused on career development, along with, providing our attorneys 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. To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to kabremer@bremerwhyte.com.

 

SUPREME COURT CHAMBERS ATTORNEY, SAN FRANCISCO - Updated 7/6/2021

The Supreme Court of California in San Francisco is accepting applications for a position as a Supreme Court Chambers Attorney to serve on the staff of Associate Justice Leondra R. Kruger. The position will become open on September 7, 2021. Duties include assisting Justice Kruger in assessing petitions for review, drafting memoranda and opinions in cases assigned to her (including civil, criminal, and death penalty matters), and reviewing and critiquing memoranda and proposed opinions in cases assigned to other justices of the Supreme Court. These duties involve carefully and accurately reviewing appellate briefs, trial records, and other documents; thoroughly researching and analyzing existing law, and drafting clear and well-organized memoranda and opinions. Minimum qualifications are active California bar membership and the equivalent of two years of post-bar legal experience. Candidates should have strong academic backgrounds, excellent writing and analytical skills, and the ability to work well with others. Experience as a judicial staff attorney, law clerk, or appellate practitioner, emphasizing legal writing and analysis, is highly desirable. Background in criminal law and trial court litigation experience will also be considered. Send your application to attorneyrecruitment.kruger@jud.ca.gov.  Applications should include a resume, a cover letter describing the candidate’s interest in and qualifications for the position, and a writing sample. Applications should be received by July 21, 2021. For more information, click here and search for Job ID 5362 or for more detailed information, contact Beverly Gong at (415) 865-7102.

 

APPELLATE COURT ATTORNEY, FRESNO - Updated 7/6/2021

The California Court of Appeal, Fifth Appellate District, located in the city of Fresno, is looking for attorneys with exceptional research, analytical, and writing skills to do meaningful legal work and contribute to our system of justice. The attorney’s duties include drafting motions, research memoranda, and proposed opinions in criminal and civil appeals, as well as original proceedings. To carry out these duties, the attorney will review appellate briefs, records, and other filings, and research and analyze the applicable law. The level of appointment and starting salary will be commensurate with experience. This job opportunity will remain open until the position is filled but applicants are encouraged to apply by August 2, 2021 for earliest consideration. For more information on this job opportunity, click here. To apply directly, click here and search for job number 5356.

 

LABOR & EMPLOYMENT ASSOCIATE, IRVINE - Updated 7/6/2021

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. Littler Mendelson PC offers a generous benefits package to all full-time employees. Benefits include comprehensive health, dental and vision plan for you and your dependents or domestic partners. In addition, there is a superior 401(k) plan, ample time off programs, generous paid parental leave, life insurance, disability insurance, a wellness program, flexible spending accounts, pretax commuter programs and an employee referral bonus program. To view this job listing in its entirety, click here. To apply directly, click here.

 

PART TIME DEPUTY CITY ATTORNEY I  - Updated 7/2/2021

The City of Anaheim seeks a dynamic and dedicated Part Time Deputy City Attorney I for the City Attorney's Office Criminal Prosecution section to support Municipal Code Enforcement operations. The Deputy City Attorney performs a wide variety of professional legal duties and will advise Code Enforcement on all legal issues related to the enforcement of the Anaheim Municipal code and legal procedure. The Deputy City Attorney must be a dynamic problem-solver by bringing property owners into compliance while ensuring efficient prosecution for non-compliance. Candidates that possess responsible legal experience in the field of municipal code enforcement or criminal law is desirable. Experience with digital case management system is highly desired. Pay Range: $50.32 to $69.20 hourly. Recruitment is continuous until filled – first review on Friday, July 16, 2021 at 5:00pm. For more information or to apply directly, click here.

 

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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