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Networking & Community Outreach Events
The OCBA often hosts complimentary events for its members—a great way for attorneys in transition to stay connected to the legal community. 

MCLE Programs
OCBA Section members are able to earn free CLE credits during monthly meetings. For more information on the various OCBA Sections, please click here.

Social Media
Make the most of your professional network through virtual networking. The OCBA offers a variety of ways for you to join the conversation and make your voice heard:

  • Like our Facebook page, and you'll be able to respond to posts from other members and create new posts of your own
  • Join our LinkedIn Group, where you can participate in ongoing discussions or start a new one relevant to your practice area, your transition, or anything else that sparks your interest
  • Follow us on Twitter for easily digestible tips and announcements on the go

 

 

 

Employment Opportunities

Post Your Jobs with the OCBA

Is your firm recruiting new talent? As a service to our members, the OCBA posts attorney job openings on our website. Simply send your job announcement including details on how to apply to the OCBA at info@ocbar.org.

 

CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION ATTORNEYS - Updated 10/23/2020

The California Energy Commission is looking to fill seven attorney positions in the Chief Counsel’s Office. You are encouraged to apply and become part of a diverse team that plays a critical role in creating the energy system of the future - one that is clean, is modern, and ensures the fifth largest economy in the world continues to thrive. How to Apply: To be considered for the positions, please follow the steps and instructions provided in the links.

 

STAFF ATTORNEY - Updated 10/20/2020

The Newport Beach office of Lee Hong Degerman Kang & Waimey is looking for graduates of accredited law schools with 1-4 years of legal experience who are interested in developing expertise in the automotive industry and its litigation and regulatory challenges. LHDKW is a minority owned international law firm offering a unique opportunity in an informal, multi-cultural, environment for detail-oriented individuals to work directly with auto manufacturers. Interest or experience in product liability and class action litigation are a plus. We offer a competitive salary, medical benefits, and a 401k. Please email resumes and recent writing samples directly to: jessica.avery@lhlaw.com, dsmith@lhlaw.com, and yvonne.dalton@lhlaw.com.

 

FULL-TIME STAFF ATTORNEY – HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESS PREVENTION UNIT - Updated 10/20/2020

PLC is seeking a staff attorney to expand and increase services in its Housing and Homelessness Prevention unit, through a mix of individual representation, impact litigation and local and state advocacy. The Public Law Center (PLC), Orange County's pro bono law firm, is committed to providing access to justice for low-income residents. Through volunteers and staff, PLC provides free civil legal services, including counseling, individual representation, community education, and strategic litigation and advocacy to challenge societal injustices. Now in its 38th year of service, PLC works with more than 1,400 volunteer lawyers, paralegals and law students from throughout the county who volunteer their time and expertise. Click here for more information. 

 

SENIOR DEPUTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY - ORANGE COUNTY, CA - Updated 10/08/2020

Accepting applications beginning Wednesday, October 7, 2020 for a minimum of five (5) business days, until the needs of the department are met. Click here for more information. 

 

DEPUTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY IV - ORANGE COUNTY, CA - Updated 10/08/2020

Accepting applications beginning Wednesday, October 7, 2020 for a minimum of five (5) business days, until the needs of the department are met. Click here for more information. 

 

DEPUTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY I, II, III - ORANGE COUNTY, CA - Updated 10/08/2020

Advertising for this recruitment will began today Wednesday, October 7, 2020; however we will accept on-line applications beginning on Tuesday, October 13, 2020, on a continuous basis until 11:59 p.m. (PST) on the day the county’s needs are met. Click here for more information. 

 

SENIOR LEVEL ASSOCIATE - LOS ANGELES, CA - Updated 10/05/2020

Nixon Peabody’s Corporate Practice Group is seeking to hire a mid to senior level associate to join our Los Angeles office. The ideal candidate will have more than four years of experience working on complex corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, emerging growth/venture capital, private equity, joint ventures, commercial agreements and other business transactions. Click here for more information. 

 

BANKRUPTCY JUDGESHIP VACANCY - Updated 10/05/2020

The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit invites applications from qualified candidates for a 14-year appointment as United States Bankruptcy Judge in the Northern District of New York (Syracuse). If you applied earlier, there’s no need to re-submit your application. For announcement and application click here.

 

MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT ASSOCIATE – LOS ANGELES, CA - Updated 9/29/2020

The Los Angeles office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP seeks to hire a junior associate to join its nationally recognized media & entertainment practice. We work with production companies, studios, networks, streaming services, and other content creators and distributors to get their content made and protect that content from claims - ensuring they can exercise their free expression without undue restraint. Click here for more information.

 

EMPLOYMENT ASSOCIATE OR COUNSEL – LOS ANGELES OR SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Updated 9/29/2020

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP seeks to hire a senior associate or counsel with a minimum of six years’ experience to join its California and national employment law practice. Click here for more information.

 

CORPORATE ASSOCIATE – SACRAMENTO, CA - Updated 9/29/2020

Delfino Madden is seeking an associate attorney with two to four years of corporate or transactional experience to join our Corporate practice group. Delfino Madden’s Corporate practice group provides outside general counsel services for nonprofit organizations and for-profit companies, and also acts as transaction counsel in all types of financing and joint venture transactions, including mergers and acquisitions. Strong research and document drafting skills required. Click here for more information.

 

CONTRACTS COUNSEL – COSTA MESA, CA - Updated 9/24/2020

Experian is seeking an experienced attorney with several years of experience working with complex agreements for sophisticated clients in a variety of industries, including telecom, financial services, public sector, fintech, and technology. The position will provide you the opportunity to negotiate contracts directly with Experian’s business clients, requiring in-depth work with and understanding of agreements for a variety of products and services, including credit and marketing data services, SaaS, licensed software, consulting, professional services, and analytics, as well as NDAs, evaluation agreements, teaming agreements, standard terms and conditions, service level agreements, and master services agreements. Click here for more information.

 

OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL – CALIFORNIA - Updated 9/24/2020

Click here for more information of various deputy attorney general positions available with the Office of Attorney General.

 

ANTITRUST PROFESSIONAL TRACK ASSOCIATE – IRVINE, CA - Updated 9/24/2020

Crowell & Moring LLP seeks a highly qualified Associate to join its Antitrust practice group, working from its Orange County, CA office. Candidates must have a minimum of 6 years of experience practicing law (in any field).  This is a full-time, professional track position which provides work flexibility. Click here for more information.

 

PROBATE ATTORNEY – ORLANDO, FL - Updated 9/11/2020

The Probate Pro (www.TheProbatePro.com), is an award-winning and growing probate, estate planning law firm seeking an attorney in Orlando. We are a dynamic law firm. We work hard and play hard. We were named by Crain’s Detroit as a Cool Place to Work in 2018. In 2019 and 2020, we were honored by Law Firm 500 as one of the fastest growing firms in the country. Click here for more information.

 

ASSOCIATE COUNSEL III IN SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - Updated 9/8/2020

Providence is calling an Associate Counsel III to our location in Seattle, WA or CA. We are seeking an Associate Counsel III to be responsible, under the guidance of the Senior Managing Corporate Counsel, for providing general legal services and assigned specific projects for the Providence St. Joseph Health (“PSJH”) ministries. The Associate Counsel provides legal advice, consultation, and policy analysis and interpretations of numerous areas of law and policy and conducts research and analysis to provide policy recommendations. Responsibilities also include preparing written opinions and guidance for the executive management teams and other internal clients and drafts and reviewing contracts for the organization, with emphasis on physician and vendor agreements. The Associate Counsel keeps informed of opinions, orders, decisions and developments relating to hospital and physician legal requirements, and other matters of interest, and strives to carry out the essential position accountabilities in a timely manner in response to client needs. The ability to work in a team setting is essential. Click here to apply.

 

LABOR & EMPLOYMENT LITIGATION - ASSOCIATE (3-5 yrs) - Updated 9/4/2020

Focused on labor and employment law since 1958, Jackson Lewis P.C.’s 950+ attorneys located in major cities nationwide consistently identify and respond to new ways workplace law intersects business. We help employers develop proactive strategies, strong policies and business-oriented solutions to cultivate high-functioning workforces that are engaged, stable and diverse, and share our clients' goals to emphasize inclusivity and respect for the contribution of every employee. The Firm is ranked in the First Tier nationally in the category of Labor and Employment Litigation, as well as in both Employment Law and Labor Law on behalf of Management, in the U.S. News - Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”. Jackson Lewis is seeking a Labor & Employment Litigation – Associate for the Irvine, California office. Click here for more information.

 

CORPORATE COUNSEL – COMMERCIAL CONTRACTS - Updated 8/27/2020

The Corporate Counsel – Commercial Contracts is responsible for drafting, preparing, examining, analyzing, negotiating (in person, over conference calls and via email) and revising legal documents (including, without limitation, master agreements, addendums, amendments, letters and other related documents, both as vendor and customer). This position works cross departmentally, and aims to reduce Niagara’s risk through contracting and document review. This is a full-time exempt position. Days and hours of work are generally Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; however, evening and weekends will be required as job duties demand. Click here to apply.

 

INSURANCE DEFENSE ATTORNEY, BODILY INJURY - Updated 8/18/2020

As an insurance defense attorney within our bodily injury (BI) unit, you’ll be a part of our motor vehicle insurance defense litigation team, providing legal representation to Progressive insureds and/or to the Progressive Insurance Companies before courts and arbitration panels in all aspects of litigation. Handling cases from beginning to end, you’ll also prepare legal pleadings, motions, statements, trial briefs and be involved in negotiating settlements. Additionally, you’ll work closely with clients and claims partners to prepare timely reports on litigation, ensuring all appropriate defenses are leveraged to reach positive outcomes. Other tasks will include analyzing written discovery, depositions, medical records and assessing the value of claims to determine risk exposure. Click here to apply.

 

SENIOR COUNSEL, LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT - Updated 7/28/2020

This position in the labor and employment practice area provides advice to a diverse client base concerning the University's 200,000-plus workforce. This position works with systemwide and campus human resources, academic personnel, compliance, and risk management staff. 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, advice memoranda, and agency submissions. Conducts client trainings and prepares legal updates. Provides functional advice, training and/or guidance to less-experienced attorneys and legal support staff. May act as a liaison with outside counsel, and/or represent the University in regulatory proceedings, including administrative hearings before labor and employment agencies and employment-related government audits and investigations. Click here to apply.

 

ATTORNEY - Updated 7/27/2020

The Newport Beach office of Lee Hong Degerman Kang & Waimey is looking for graduates of accredited law schools with 1-4 years of legal experience who are interested in developing expertise in the automotive industry and its litigation and regulatory challenges. LHDKW is a minority owned international law firm offering a unique opportunity in an informal, multi-cultural, environment for detail-oriented individuals to work directly with auto manufacturers. Interest or experience in product liability and class action litigation are a plus. We offer a competitive salary, medical benefits, and a 401k. Please email resumes and recent writing samples directly to: jessica.avery@lhlaw.com, dsmith@lhlaw.com, and yvonne.dalton@lhlaw.com.

 

VP, SENIOR CORPORATE COUNSEL - LITIGATION - Updated 7/21/2020

We are seeking a senior litigator with significant experience, to oversee complex litigation matters that arise from all segments of the PSJH, exercising strategic judgment, oversight of outside counsel and interaction with senior leaders and individual business units. At the direction of the Chief Legal Officer, the lawyer will work with our team of regional and specialty leads to manage litigation activities across our ministries and regions. This candidate may work from the Department of Legal Affairs’ (DLA) offices in Seattle, WA, or Irvine, CA. As a member of the legal team, the candidate will provide legal guidance and counselling, both strategic and tactical, to all areas of the organization relating to litigation and regulatory inquiries. Potential candidates would ideally have 15+ years’ experience of working on complex litigations from inception to conclusion. Click here to apply.

 

FULL-TIME STAFF ATTORNEY–OPERATION VETERANS RE-ENTRY - Updated 7/21/2020

The Public Law Center (PLC)’s Operation Veterans Re-Entry is seeking an energetic, passionate advocate to join our team in fighting for justice for Orange County’s veterans and military families through innovative, collaborative, community-centered lawyering.

PLC’s Operation Veterans Re-Entry provides compassionate direct legal representation, in addition to coordinating and supervising pro bono representation in the following areas: veterans’ benefits, discharge upgrades, other government benefits, landlord/tenant disputes, disability discrimination, re-entry issues, predatory lending, and other legal issues that impact low-income veterans and military families in and near Orange County. Click here to view the full job description.

 

FULL-TIME STAFF ATTORNEY–HEALTH LAW UNIT - Updated 7/21/2020

The Public Law Center (PLC)’s Health Law Unit is seeking an energetic, passionate advocate to join our team in fighting for justice for Orange County’s low-income individuals through innovative, collaborative, community-centered lawyering.

PLC’s Health Law Unit provides compassionate direct legal representation, in addition to coordinating and supervising pro bono representation in the following areas: public benefits, insurance coverage, medical billing disputes, conservatorships, end-of-life planning and other related issues for low-income families dealing with health-related issues in and near Orange County. The Unit also operates PLC’s AIDS Legal Assistance Project, providing civil legal assistance for people living with HIV/AIDS. Click here to view the full job description.

 

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