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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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com. 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.
ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY - Updated 6/28/2021
Orange County based firm in Brea is seeking an Associate Attorney with a minimum of 1 year of litigation experience within the scope of probate and civil Practice. Position includes case management, Legal research, Preparation of correspondence, Discovery, Pleadings, Conduction of Depositions, and attendance of Mediations, Court hearings. The ideal candidate must be motivated, reliable and able to work independently researching and drafting legal briefs. Must possess excellent analytical abilities and strong oral and written communication skills. Compensation package includes health insurance, 401k, monthly billing and annual bonuses. Must have a licensed (Active Status) by the state bar of California to apply. Please email resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY (EMPLOYMENT, INDIVIDUAL AND CLASS ACTIONS) - Updated 6/25/2021
Schneider Wallace Cottrell Konecky LLP (SWCK) is a national Plaintiff’s law firm handling civil, complex litigation on behalf of individuals, classes and corporate clients. SWCK is currently seeking full-time Associate Attorneys for their Bay Area and Los Angeles, CA offices. The Associates will work primarily on cases within the area of Employment Law, including individuals and class actions. The following California licensed attorneys are encouraged to apply: Junior Associate Attorneys with 2 – 4 years of relevant experience, Mid-level Associate Attorneys with 5 – 7 years of relevant experience and Senior Associate Attorneys with 7+ years of relevant experience. This is a full-time position offering a benefits package, including twelve paid holidays, PTO, medical, dental and vision insurance, and 401(k) with match. Annual salary and EOY bonus calculation is commensurate with experience. Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and two writing samples for consideration to Elana Ummel at email@example.com. For more information on this opportunity, click here.
ASSOCIATE OR COUNSEL ATTORNEY (ANTITRUST) - Updated 6/25/2021
Schneider Wallace Cottrell Konecky LLP (SWCK) is a national Plaintiff’s law firm handling civil, complex litigation on behalf of individuals, classes and corporate clients. SWCK is currently seeking a full-time Associate and/or Counsel attorney for its Bay Area, Los Angeles, or Houston offices. The attorney will work primarily on cases involving unfair competition and antitrust, which includes both class actions and direct or “opt out” litigation on behalf of institutional and corporate clients. Many of these cases involve the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries and the intersection of competition law and intellectual property law. California or Texas licensed attorneys with more than 5 years of relevant experience are invited to apply. This is a full-time position and offers a benefits package, including twelve paid holidays, PTO, medical, dental and vision insurance, and 401(k) with match. Annual salary and bonuses are commensurate with experience. Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and two writing samples for consideration to Elana Ummel at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on this opportunity, click here.
CLASS ACTION AND EMPLOYMENT LITIGATOR - Updated 6/25/2021
Call & Jensen is seeking an attorney experienced in wage-and-hour class action and employment litigation (4-8+ years of experience). Serving Orange County for 40 years, we are an employment and trial litigation boutique firm where seasoned attorneys enjoy flexibility and responsibility on significant cases and clients. Our attorneys have been recognized for their work in this area, and we are looking for motivated litigators to join our knowledgeable employment team. Candidates should have the ability and interest to manage cases and projects, take and defend depositions, be self-starters and work independently, strategize and draft motions, and partner with our clients on California wage-and-hour class action and PAGA suits. Please contact Samantha Fitzgerald at email@example.com.
COMMUNITY PROSECUTOR (DEPUTY CITY ATTORNEY I) - Updated 6/22/2021
The Anaheim City Attorney’s Office is seeking an experienced attorney to serve as a Community Prosecutor (Deputy City Attorney I) assigned to the Prosecution Division. The attorney assigned to this position will investigate, prosecute, or resolve by plea criminal cases on behalf of the citizens of the City of Anaheim and in coordination with the Anaheim Police Department. The attorney will work with City departments and stakeholders to address community concerns and recidivism. Candidates must be in good standing with the State Bar of California, received a Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school, and possess responsible legal experience. Candidates that possess prosecution or related criminal law experience, experience working with law enforcement agencies, and/or jury trial experience is preferred. Experience with digital case management system(s) is highly desired. For more information on this opportunity or to apply directly, click here.
DEPUTY TITLE IX OFFICER/ALTERNATIVE RESOLUTIONS - Updated 6/18/2021
UCI is seeking a Deputy Title IX Officer/Alternative Resolutions. This position supervises the alternative resolutions team and provides assistance to the Title IX Officer in matters pertaining to Title IX and the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), including oversight of SVSH alternative resolution and Case Management Team activities. The incumbent also performs alternative resolution for highly sensitive/complex complaints of discrimination, harassment, sexual violence and retaliation; prepares and submits to the UCI Clery Act Compliance Coordinator any Clery reportable crime(s) that have been reported to the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity (OEOD); conducts extensive research on state and federal laws regarding discrimination and equal opportunity laws and regulations; and develops and implements training programs and workshops designed to educate the University community about sexual violence, discrimination and harassment prevention and response. The incumbent represents OEOD in various university meetings as a subject matter expert. Responsible for the resolution of informal complaints of discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, and retaliation. For more information on this opportunity or to apply directly, click here.
COURT COMMISSIONER, COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE - Updated 6/17/2021
The Superior Court of California, County of Riverside is looking for motivated, fair and detail-oriented individual(s) who will perform various judicial functions as prescribed by law or conferred by the court. The ideal candidate must be an active member in good standing of the California Bar for a period of at least ten (10) years prior to appointment, unless inactive membership due to previously holding the position of judge, referee or commissioner. Applicants with less than ten (10) years membership in the California Bar may request an exemption pursuant to Section 6.660(b) of the California Rules of Court. Persons seeking appointment as a Court Commissioner must demonstrate relevant legal experience as deemed sufficient by the Judges of the Court. All applicants are required to submit a completed online application and supplemental questionnaire. For more information on this opportunity, click here.
IP PROSECUTION ASSOCIATE - Updated 6/16/2021
Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. is seeking an attorney with 2+ years of patent preparation and prosecution experience for our Orange County, CA office. We are seeking candidates who are a member of the USPTO Patent Bar. Candidates with a background in electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, or software experience are preferred. Deep learning/artificial intelligence, graphics rendering, computer hardware, and/or similar experience is recommended. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply online at https://www.shb.com/careers/legal-recruiting.
CHIEF DEPUTY OF ADMINISTRATION, U.S. DISTRICT COURT, NORTHERN CALIFORNIA - Updated 6/14/2021
The Chief Deputy of Administration is a senior executive-level position that reports to the Clerk of Court, has regular interaction with federal judges, high-level officials, court staff, the public, and federal agencies, and is responsible for the management of all court administration functions. The Chief Deputy of Administration is responsible for managing the Clerk’s Office Administration Department, which consists of approximately 20 staff and 5 supervisors and managers, and for the court’s four courthouses. The Administration Department includes budget, finance, procurement, space and facilities, and human resources. In addition, the Chief Deputy of Administration is responsible for strategic planning, performance management, project management, emergency response and COOP planning, and for overseeing the provision of court and facility security. The Chief Deputy of Administration together with the Chief Deputy of Operations is responsible for the overall management of the Clerk’s Office. In the absence of the Clerk, the Chief Deputy of Administration assumes the duties and responsibilities of the Clerk. The Chief Deputy of Administration serves as a member of the Clerk's Office Senior Management Team that includes the Chief Deputy of Operations, the IT Director, and the Clerk of Court. Click here to apply. For more information on this opportunity, click here.
KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT COUNSEL - Updated 6/14/2021
Fisher & Phillips, a national employment and labor law firm, is seeking a Knowledge Management Counsel. This position can sit in any one of Fisher Phillips' offices, however the individual must be licensed in California. The Knowledge Management (KM) Counsel (California-licensed) will assist in the implementation of the firm’s KM and innovation strategies, under the supervision of the firm’s Senior KM and Data Analytics Counsel. His/her/their projects and responsibilities will help ensure and promote the firm’s efficiency, innovative spirit, collaboration, consistency, and quality standards, and will primarily include the creation, curation, and management of the firm’s bank of legal exemplar documents, including templates, forms, policies, surveys, and handbook resources. Secondary responsibilities include supporting the firm’s legal data analytics and data visualization initiatives, legal document automation initiatives, and legal artificial intelligence initiatives. Click here to apply.
EMPLOYMENT LITIGATION ASSOCIATE, IRVINE-Updated 6/3/2021
The Irvine office of Fisher Phillips seeks an associate with 4+ years of employment litigation experience. The ideal candidate will have experience handling California wage-hour class action claims and PAGA cases. Experience with joint employer liability is a plus. Qualified candidates will be comfortable drafting and responding to discovery and initial pleadings, drafting and arguing motions, as well as taking and defending depositions. Candidate must have excellent academic credentials, strong writing and analytical skills, and ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment. Successful candidate will be a self-starter with the ability to work independently and as part of a team. Must be admitted in California. To apply, click here.
ADJUNCT FACULTY POSITIONS AT WESTERN STATE COLLEGE OF LAW - Updated 6/3/2021
Western State College of Law invites applicants for adjunct faculty positions to teach Legal Writing & Research, beginning Fall 2021. Adjunct professors are responsible for on-campus classroom instruction, providing weekly feedback to students, and grading student work. A uniform course syllabus, curriculum, text, and all writing assignments are provided by the Director of Legal Writing & Research; Prior teaching experience preferred, but not required. Email CV & cover letter to Professor Lori A. Roberts firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note whether you would be available to teach an evening class (1x/week for 3 hours) or a day class (2x/week for 1.5 hrs). Founded in 1966, Western State College of Law is the oldest law school in Orange County and is fully ABA approved. Our new Irvine campus is located at 16715 Von Karman Blvd., Irvine, CA 92606
SENIOR COUNSEL, PROCUREMENT - Updated 5/28/2021
This position reports to the Deputy General Counsel, Business, Finance, and Innovation, is responsible for providing expert guidance, knowledge, consulting, and advising to UC Procurement Managers and the UC Legal team on all complex contracts and agreements. Independently handles a full range of legal matters and projects, to include the most complex and that of substantial importance and impact. Interprets complex facts and the law in areas of high ambiguity. Drafts, reviews, and revises a variety of documents, such as policies, contracts, and advice memoranda. Conducts client trainings and prepares legal updates. Provides functional advice and/or guidance through all aspects of the goods/services procurement and contracting process to procurement and contract management personnel and less-experienced attorneys and legal support staff. May act as a liaison with outside counsel, and/or represent the University in proceedings. An expert in the competitive bidding process and constructing, modifying and negotiating complex contracts, with particular expertise with IT cloud, IT software, goods and services agreements. This position requires substantial knowledge of procurement laws and regulations at the federal, state and local level pertaining to higher education institutions and constitutionally created public university systems. The position requires an ability to independently handle a full range of legal matters and projects in the procurement area, deliver functional advice to clients regarding risk assessment and liability, and build and maintain effective and collaborative working relationships with clients and colleagues. For more information on this opportunity or to apply directly, click here.
SENIOR COUNSEL, EMPLOYMENT AT UCLA - Updated 5/28/2021
The Senior Counsel, Employment provides advice and counsel on complex legal matters in labor and employment law including matters of access, constitutional rights, immigration, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, disability, accommodation, and policy and procedure review. The Senior Counsel works closely with leadership and management across UCLA's clinical enterprise. That enterprise includes but is not limited to three hospitals (Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica – UCLA Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital); and the Faculty Practice Group ambulatory clinics located throughout Southern California. To apply for this position submit a resume in Microsoft Word format with a letter describing your interest and relevant skills addressed to Gigi Birchfield at email@example.com and to Margot Jackson at MargotJackson@mlaglobal.com. For more information on this opportunity, click here.
SENIOR TRIAL COUNSEL – CITY OF HUNTINGTON BEACH - Updated 5/28/2021
This position under the direction of the City Attorney, leads the City's trial and litigation efforts in all civil lawsuits, either for prosecution of or in the defense, on behalf of the City of Huntington Beach and works with other attorneys who are litigating cases on behalf of the City. The application deadline is June 25, 2021 at 5:00 PM PST. To complete the application online, click here. For more information on this opportunity, click here.
TRIAL ASSOCIATE – SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (#627) - Updated 5/20/2021
Dorsey & Whitney LLP is seeking a 3rd year (2018 JD) litigation associate to join the Trial Department in our Southern California office located in Costa Mesa. This associate will have the opportunity to work in all phases of business litigation, from pleading through trial and appeal. This position would involve significant responsibility over pending cases, in-court experience and active trial and motion practice. Specifically, this associate will handle the following types of tasks for complex litigation matters: discovery, oral advocacy, brief writing, depositions, research, and trial preparation. Dorsey offers opportunities for advancement within a collaborative and dynamic environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits. To apply directly, click here. For more information on this opportunity, click here.
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ATTORNEY & LEGAL INTERNSHIP POSITIONS - Updated 5/20/2021
The U.S. Department of Justice has the following attorney and legal internship vacancies they are looking to fill. The Department of Justice places a high value on diversity of experiences and perspectives and encourages applications from all qualified individuals from all ethnic and racial backgrounds, veterans, LGBT individuals, and persons with disabilities. For more information on these opportunities and instructions on how to apply, click on the individual links below.
VOLUNTEER LAW CLERK INTERN - SACRAMENTO
ASSISTANT UNITED STATES ATTORNEY – CRIMINAL DIVISION - SACRAMENTO
U.S. DISTRICT COURT - MERIT SELECTION PANEL POSITIONS - Updated 5/17/2021
The United States District Court, Central District of California, is currently accepting applications from qualified attorneys interested in serving on the Central District of California’s Merit Selection Panel (MSP). Successful candidates will serve a three-year term which is renewable for one consecutive reappointment. MSP members play a vital role in supporting the Court’s commitment to maintaining a magistrate judge bench consisting of a competent and diverse cadre of judges of high moral character. The MSP’s primary functions include the following: evaluate and recommend to the District Judges the best qualified applicants for appointment to the position of United States Magistrate Judge and evaluate and recommend to the District Judges whether an incumbent Magistrate Judge whose term is expiring should be reappointed to a new term of office. To complete the application, click here. Resume and completed applications should be emailed to MSP_cacd@cacd.uscourts.gov no later than May 24, 2021. For more information on this opportunity, click here.
FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY POSITION (FULL-TIME) - Updated 5/17/2021
Envision Family Law is seeking an associate attorney full-time with the ambition to provide excellent client service in a team environment. Must be licensed, active and in good standing with the State Bar of California as well as admitted to practice for a minimum of 5 years. To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Lindsay Bertrand at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on this opportunity, click here.
PRINCIPAL COUNSEL, CYBERSECURITY & DATA PROTECTION - Updated 5/14/2021
Reporting to the Managing Counsel, Health Affairs & Technology Law, the Senior Counsel or Principal Counsel advises UC Health, Office of the President, Faculty Senate, and campuses and Office of the President stakeholders on a broad range of cybersecurity and technology matters. Represents the Office of the General Counsel on the University's Cyber Risk Governance Committee; serves as counsel to the Office of the President GERI (General Counsel, Ethics, Compliance, Audit, Privacy, Risk, and Information Technology) Committee; provides primary legal support to the Office of Information Technology Services and the Cybersecurity Audit Team; serves as lead system attorney on major cybersecurity incidents and provides advice as needed to campus- and health-system based researchers, attorneys, compliance officers, research administrators, and other stakeholders on cybersecurity and technology matters; and provides legal support to UC CIOs and CISOs working on systemwide technology initiatives. For more information on this opportunity or to apply, click here.
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE LEGAL INTERNSHIPS - Updated 5/13/2021
The U.S. Department of Justice has the following legal internship vacancies they are looking to fill. The Department of Justice places a high value on diversity of experiences and perspectives and encourages applications from all qualified individuals from all ethnic and racial backgrounds, veterans, LGBT individuals, and persons with disabilities. For more information on these legal internship opportunities and instructions on how to apply, click on the individual internship opportunity links below.
LAW STUDENT VOLUNTEER, FALL 2021, SPRING 2022 & SUMMER 2022 (CIVIL DIVISION- SAN FRANCISCO, CA)
LAW STUDENT VOLUNTEER, FALL 2021, SPRING 2022 & SUMMER 2022 (CRIMINAL DIVISION- SAN JOSE, CA)
LAW STUDENT VOLUNTEER, SUMMER 2022 (CIVIL DIVISION- SAN JOSE, CA)
LAW STUDENT VOLUNTEER, FALL 2021, SPRING 2022 & SUMMER 2022 (CRIMINAL DIVISION- SAN FRANCISCO OR OAKLAND)
RESEARCH/INSTRUCTION LIBRARIAN - Updated 5/12/2021
The Hugh & Hazel Darling Law Library at the Dale E. Fowler School of Law at Chapman University has an opening for a Research/Instruction Librarian. The Research/Instruction Librarian collaborates with other law librarians to develop, expand, and provide library services including reference and research services, teaches in the library’s instructional program, and participates in collection development and other activities to fulfill the Law Library’s role in supporting the research and educational needs of the Law School community. For more information on this opportunity and to apply, click here.
IRVINE LITIGATION ASSOCIATE (CIVIL LITIGATION) - Updated 5/12/2021
Kutak Rock LLP, a Large National Law Firm, has an immediate need for an Associate in its Irvine office with 2 to 3 years’ experience, with a focus in civil litigation, insurance litigation, municipal/public entity litigation, real estate and construction matters. In addition to having strong academic credentials, the ideal candidate will have excellent writing skills as well as significant experience taking and defending depositions, drafting dispositive motions and handling matters independently. Qualified applicants must attach a resume and cover letter to be considered for employment. For more information on this opportunity and to apply, click here.
CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FAIR EMPLOYMENT & HOUSING POSITIONS - Updated 5/11/2021
The CA Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) is recruiting for multiple attorney levels and positions in the Los Angeles, Bay Area, and Sacramento offices. The DFEH is the civil rights enforcement agency for the State of California. DFEH’s mission is to protect all people in California from employment, housing and public accommodation discrimination, human trafficking and hate violence. The DFEH receives, investigates and initiates individual and systemic discrimination complaints in its five offices throughout California. DFEH’s Legal Division ligates individual, class, group and system cases in all California jurisdictions, including state and federal courts. It also leads education and outreach efforts to civil rights stakeholders. DFEH’s Legal Division employs over thirty attorneys and staff throughout California. For more information on these employment opportunities and instructions on how to apply, click on the individual job posting links below.
Assistant Chief Counsel - Under the general direction of the Chief Counsel, the Assistant Chief Counsel supervises the work of attorneys and carries a caseload of the most sensitive and complex legal work including assignments involving cases of the highest degree of difficulty.
Attorney IV - Under the direction of the Chief Counsel or Assistant Chief Counsel, the Attorney IV will perform the most sensitive and complex legal work including assignments involving cases of the highest degree of difficulty in accordance to the Fair Employment and Housing Act, Ralph Civil Rights Act, Unruh Civil Rights Act and the Disabled Persons Act.
Fair Employment and Housing Counsel - Prosecute civil complaints alleging violations of the Fair Employment and Housing Act, Unruh Civil Rights Act, Disabled Persons Act, and Ralph Civil Rights Act, and other statues DFEH enforces. This includes but is not limited to conducting legal research and writing, and analyzing statutory regulatory and case law authority consistent with the prevailing standards of the legal profession; drafting pleadings, briefs, formal discovery; conducting depositions; and representing the Department in oral arguments, settlement conferences, hearings and trials in State and federal courts. Engage in alternative dispute resolution, including mediations and negotiations. Ensure compliance with prior settlement agreements or court ordered injunctive relief.
SENIOR DEPUTY CITY ATTORNEY (HUNTINGTON BEACH) - Updated 5/11/2021
Under general direction from the City Attorney and Chief Assistant City Attorneys, this position performs a wide range of professional legal duties ranging in difficulty from intermediate to specialized and highly complex depending on level of assignment. The ideal candidate has been practicing law in California for at least 5 years and has strong municipal law, government law, and or land use legal experience. They should also have very strong legal research and writing experience and experience in writing legal advisory opinions, 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. Deadline to apply is May 25, 2021 at 5:00 PM PST. For more information on this opportunity and instructions on how to apply, click here.
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ATTORNEY POSITIONS - Updated 5/6/2021
The U.S. Department of Justice has the following attorney vacancies they are looking to fill. The Department of Justice places a high value on diversity of experiences and perspectives and encourages applications from all qualified individuals from all ethnic and racial backgrounds, veterans, LGBT individuals, and persons with disabilities. For more information on these employment opportunities and instructions on how to apply, click on the individual job posting links below.
TRIAL ATTORNEY-TORTS/AVIATION, SPACE & ADMIRALTY - SAN FRANCISCO FIELD OFFICE.
ASSISTANT UNITED STATES ATTORNEY - CIVIL DIVISION - SAN DIEGO OFFICE.
ASSISTANT UNITED STATES ATTORNEY - CRIMINAL DIVISION - SAN DIEGO OFFICE.
ASSISTANT UNITED STATES ATTORNEY - CRIMINAL DIVISION - FRESNO OFFICE.
ASSISTANT UNITED STATES ATTORNEY - CRIMINAL DIVISION - BAKERSFIELD OFFICE.
ASSISTANT UNITED STATES ATTORNEY - CRIMINAL DIVISION - SACRAMENTO OFFICE.
RECRUITMENT FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACT (CJA) TRIAL ATTORNEY PANEL - Updated 5/4/2021
Pursuant to the Criminal Justice Act of 1964 (18 U.S.C. § 3006A), as amended, the United States District Court for the Central District of California, with approval of the Judicial Council of the Ninth Circuit, has placed in operation a plan for furnishing representation for any person financially unable to obtain adequate representation in criminal cases prosecuted in this district. As part of that plan, the Court established the CJA Trial Attorney Panel which is comprised of private attorneys who are eligible and willing to be appointed to provide representation under the CJA. The Court is committed to fostering diversity and cultural inclusion on the CJA Trial Attorney Panel. Private attorneys from the CJA Trial Attorney Panel shall be appointed in cases in which the Office of the Federal Public Defender has a conflict of interest or is otherwise unable to accept appointment. CJA Trial Attorney Panel members may serve in the Western (Downtown Los Angeles), Eastern (Riverside), or Southern (Santa Ana) Divisions. Attorneys who serve on the CJA Trial Attorney Panel must be members in good standing of the State Bar of California and of the federal bar of this district and have demonstrated experience in, and knowledge of, the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, the Federal Rules of Evidence, the Sentencing Guidelines and the Local Rules of Court. Qualifications for membership on the CJA Trial Attorney Panel are determined by the Court. Generally, the Court considers the amount and substantive area of state court experience (strong criminal law experience required), and state and federal court trial experience (five federal trials preferred). For more information on the application process, click here.
LEGAL COUNSELOR I (ATTORNEY - AT WILL) - Updated 4/27/2021
The City of Torrance is seeking a Legal Counselor. Legal Counselors are entry-level attorneys that perform a wide variety of duties involving criminal prosecution (infractions and misdemeanors), civil litigation, and general municipal practice. There is currently one vacancy in the Criminal Prosecution Division. In this assignment area, incumbents file, prepare, and prosecute misdemeanor criminal cases in the City of Torrance by conducting legal research, handling a variety of motions and appeals, and conducting misdemeanor trials. Legal Counselors report to a Deputy City Attorney III that serves as a working supervisor. Typical office hours include a 9/80 compressed work week schedule from Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., closed on alternate Fridays. Staff is also required to work some off Fridays, evenings, weekends, and holidays, as necessary in order to complete various duties. For more information and to apply directly, click here.
LEGAL SECRETARY - Updated 4/26/2021
The CA Department of Fair Employment and Housing is recruiting for Legal Secretaries in its Los Angeles office. The Legal Secretary supports important litigation in employment and housing discrimination, and acts of hate violence under the Fair Employment and Housing Act, the Ralph Civil Rights Act and the Unruh Civil Rights Act. For the complete job posting with salary, duties and instructions on how to apply, please click here.
ATTORNEY/LAW CLERK (FULL-TIME) - Updated 4/23/2021
The Fridley Law Firm, Industry Leading Probate and Trust litigation firm, is looking for a Law Clerk or Associate Attorney. Experience in Probate /Trust law a plus. The ideal candidate will have familiarity with Probate code and Probate court procedure. Strong Legal research and writing are a must. Prior deposition, Mediation and Trial skills are beneficial. Compensation package including health insurance, 401K and Annual bonuses. Pay: $30.00-36.00 per hour depending on experience. The Fridley Law Firm is located at 3 Pointe Dr., Suite 208, Brea, CA 92821. All cover letters with resumes should be emailed to Office Manager, Raquel Cook at email@example.com.
ATTORNEY ADVISOR - Updated 4/23/2021
This position is part of the Los Angeles CLC, a legal team that oversees legal matters in the Central District of California associated with Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) operations, which includes the following correctional institutions: Metropolitan Detention Center at Los Angeles (MDC LA), Federal Correctional Institution at Terminal Island (FCI Terminal Island), Federal Correctional Complex at Lompoc (FCC Lompoc), and the Federal Correctional Complex at Victorville (FCC Victorville). The incumbent would be the sole attorney at FCC Victorville and report to the Supervisory Attorney located at MDC LA, who oversees the Los Angeles CLC. For more information about this job listing and instructions on how to apply, click here.
PARALEGAL/SECRETARY - Updated 4/22/2021
Farzad & Ochoa Family Law Attorneys, LLP is a family law firm with existing offices in Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego, and future offices in Riverside and Sacramento. We seek a paralegal/secretary with family law experience for our Los Angeles office. The duties will include preparation of standard judicial council forms, keeping an updated calendar and tasks, communication with clients, attorneys, and others, and duties common to such a role in a family law firm. The position also includes more substantive tasks such as preparation of declarations, point and authorities, disclosures, etc. The amount of substantive work depends on the new hire's experience and skill. This position does include training of the new employee to our law firm's systems, software we use and structure. The position requires a minimum of 3-5 years of family law experience as a paralegal. We will not consider candidates without this experience. Applicant must work well with others in a busy family law office environment. A minimum typing speed above 60 or more WPM is required. All resumes should be emailed to: Carolyn.firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here for more information.
SENIOR TRIAL COUNSEL - Updated 4/20/2021
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.
JUVENILE JUSTICE COMMISSION SEEKS APPLICANTS - Updated 4/14/2021
The San Diego Superior Court is seeking applicants to fill a vacancy on the San Diego County Juvenile Justice Commission. Details on the position, commission and application process are included in the attached news release. The application deadline is May 3. Additional information can be found online here.
PRO SE LAW CLERK - SAN FRANCISCO - Updated 4/13/2021
The U.S. District Court, Northern CA, is seeking a Pro Se Law Clerk. The Pro Se Law Clerk screens civil rights complaints and habeas corpus petitions filed by prisoners not represented by counsel, conducts legal research and assists the court in preparing orders and opinions in these cases, and performs other legal and administrative duties as assigned. The position is based in San Francisco, CA. The court seeks candidates with a law degree and superior legal research and writing skills. Civil rights, habeas, and/or criminal law experience is strongly preferred. Click here to apply.
VLI STAFF POSITIONS - Updated 4/13/2021
Veterans Legal Institute (VLI) is a 501(c)(3) organization that provides pro bono legal assistance to homeless, at-risk, disabled, mentally ill, and low income current and former service members to eradicate barriers to housing, health care, education and employment and to foster self-sufficiency.
VLI seeks a full-time Staff Attorney to help disabled, low-income, and homeless veterans with housing and primarily in defending and settling unlawful detainer actions to support keeping veterans and their families securely housed.
VLI is also seeking a Veteran Benefits attorney or VA accredited claims representative with 3-15 years experience to provide free legal services to low income veterans in the area of Veteran Benefits. Candidate may attend legal clinics at various locations, work with both emerging and long-term partners, and contribute to building pro bono network so that indigent veterans can access justice and achieve stability.
VLI is also hiring a Managing Attorney with 8+ years experience to lead a team of compassionate, mission-driven attorneys, administrative staff, and volunteers, who provide life changing, free legal services to low income and homeless Veterans.
SENIOR DEPUTY CITY ATTORNEY - Updated 4/13/2021
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 Deputy City Attorney. The Ideal Candidate has been practicing law in California for at least 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. Here in Huntington Beach, we value soft skills such as emotional intelligence and attitude just as much as technical skills and competency. Primary importance to our organization is the identification of individuals that are team-oriented, dedicated, genuine to the organization's values, and confident yet grounded in humility. Successful candidates will understand and value the critical importance that people play in building a successful organization. Click here to apply.
MANAGING COUNSEL - BUSINESS, FINANCE, AND INNOVATION - Updated 4/7/2021
Reporting to the Deputy General Counsel of Business Transactions, Finance, and Innovation (BFI), this Managing Counsel position oversees the expansion of technology assets, investing in and further developing the University’s opportunities, and supporting global partnerships. The Managing Counsel understands that UC is a large, complex organization with many clients. The Managing Counsel will supervise teams of in-house counsel and provide direct client service to carry out UC's organizational philosophy to provide the best possible services in support of its mission: teaching, research and public service. The position serves as a resource to subordinates on highly complex legal matters or problems in the assigned practice areas; advises and renders opinions to senior management with respect to the legal implications of establishing or changing policy; works with representatives of the campus on developing and modifying practices and procedures to conform with legal requirements; and, leads and/or supports administrative or management initiatives within UC Legal. Click here to apply.
LITIGATION ASSOCIATE - Updated 4/5/2021
Cooksey, Toolen, Gage Duffy & Woog is seeking a Litigation Associate with 1-3 years of experience to join our team of litigators. A successful candidate will be defending civil litigation matters, handling depositions and motion work and focusing on insurance defense law. The ideal candidate will be ready to take a step forward in his/her career. Candidate must be licensed in California, have 1-2 years of litigation experience, specifically with litigation support, deposition and case preparation. To apply please email resume to email@example.com.
LEGAL SECRETARY POSITION - Updated 4/2/2021
The nationally recognized law firm of Garcia & Artigliere serves as fearless advocates and groundbreaking leaders in the field of elder abuse and class action litigation, protecting vulnerable senior citizens from physical and emotional harm and financial exploitation. This fast-paced prominent firm is currently seeking a sharp individual to join our team as a Legal Secretary in our New Orleans, LA office. To apply, please have resumes and communications sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here for more information.