Resources & Employment Opportunities for Attorneys in Transition
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Networking & Community Outreach EventsThe OCBA often hosts complimentary events for its members—a great way for attorneys in transition to stay connected to the legal community.
MCLE ProgramsOCBA Section members are able to earn free CLE credits during monthly meetings. For more information on the various OCBA Sections, please click here.
Social MediaMake 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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE - ATTORNEY AND LEGAL INTERNSHIP VACANCIES - Updated 4/16/2020
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. We welcome applications from candidates who are interested in positively contributing to Justice and hope that you will consider joining the dedicated public servants at the Department of Justice. To learn more about Justice and our legal careers, please visit our website here.
PUBLIC LAW CENTER - Updated 3/13/2020
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. To learn more about the positions available, please visit our website here.
HEALTHCARE ASSOCIATE, LOS ANGELES - Updated 3/13/2020
Leading Los Angeles healthcare law firm seeks an associate attorney with 3+ years recent healthcare experience to focus on regulatory compliance work for healthcare and life science providers (hospital, physician groups, behavioral health providers, pharmacies, telehealth and other business entities). Knowledge of healthcare law and regulations is essential. Candidates should have experience drafting advisory memoranda, opinion letters, contracts, healthcare policies and procedures, as well as superior research, writing, communications, and negotiating skills. The ideal candidate will be a team player, eager to learn, have a keen interest in health and life sciences law, and have the ability to think critically, creatively and quickly distill complex information when guiding clients. Major law firm experience is preferred but not required. Corporate transactional experience and experience working on investigations and administrative proceedings are desirable. This is an opportunity to work alongside and be mentored by elite healthcare and life science lawyers. Must be licensed in California. Compensation and benefits will be based upon qualifications and healthcare specific experience. Please submit cover letter and resume in confidence to email@example.com and reference “Regulatory Associate”. Nelson Hardiman is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Candidates of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE - Updated 3/13/2020
Current attorney and legal internship vacancies at the U.S. Department of Justice. 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. We welcome applications from candidates who are interested in positively contributing to Justice and hope that you will consider joining the dedicated public servants at the Department of Justice. To learn more about Justice and our legal careers, please visit our website here.
OCTA CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE - Updated 3/13/2020
The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) Board of Directors is seeking qualified applicants for its Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC). The 34-member CAC is tasked with providing input and advice on transportation projects, studies and outreach activities. CAC members serve twoyear terms. Members are appointed by the Board ofDirectors and must live in Orange County. Click here to apply.
STAFF ATTORNEY - Updated 2/28/2020
VLI seeks a talented full-time Staff Attorney with 0-10 years experience to provide free legal services to help disabled, low-income, and homeless veterans gain access to critical income-support benefits and healthcare by submitting veteran benefits claims and appeals, discharge upgrades and attending legal clinics at various locations. Candidate will also spend time working on a partial combination of family law, expungements, landlord-tenant work including unlawful detainers, estate planning, bankruptcy, civil litigation, and more. The Staff Attorney will lead trainings and provide technical assistance to volunteers and review completed applications for eligibility, legal work, and/or placement with a pro bono attorney. Click here to apply.
LAW CLERK - Updated 2/28/2020
Law clerks will gain a diverse arena of skills including Client interviewing and counseling. Clerks, under the supervision of the managing attorney, will be able to conduct intakes in person, in the office, at clinics and over the phone with potential and retained clients. Clerks will collect facts, draft memos and supporting documents, and discuss each case with the managing attorney. Clerks will also partake in legal research and writing. All law clerks will conduct legal research and writing in a variety of areas including veterans benefits, discharge upgrades, expungements housing, consumer law and more. Clerks will learn to draft memos, motions, pleadings, and other documents. Clerks with have the opportunity to attend legal clinics at the VA Hospital in Long Beach, Starbucks, Saddleback College, Irvine Valley College, and other areas. Clerks will also have the option to attend various events. Click here to apply.
ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY - Updated 2/20/2020
Yoka & Smith, LLP, a successful and established civil litigation firm, is seeking an experienced associate attorney with 5+ years of experience in the defense of products liability, transactional litigation and general tort actions for its Irvine office. Applicants must be prepared to assume an active case load including propounding and responding to discovery, taking and defending depositions, drafting and appearing for law and motion, trial work and client reporting. Exceptional problem solving skills and work ethic required. We provide competitive salary and benefits. Please send resume and professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
PERSONAL INJURY DEFENSE ATTORNEY - Updated 2/20/2020
Insurance defense firm seeks a highly motivated associate with 3-5 years of personal injury experience. Applicant must be detail oriented, have excellent analytical, research, writing and communication skills, as well as experience taking and defending depositions, mediations, and trial prep. Please submit your resume, writing sample and salary requirements to email@example.com for our immediate consideration.
WC DEFENSE ATTORNEY - Updated 2/20/2020
Associate with 0-5 years of WC experience needed for Santa Ana law firm. Candidate must have the ability to assume case management responsibilities with the goal to independently manage a caseload, appear at hearings and depositions, and work closely with other attorneys and the managing partner. Excellent benefits available. Please submit resume to and salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org for our consideration.
SR. COUNSEL, REAL ESTATE - Updated 2/13/2020
The Senior Counsel, Real Estate Legal position is a full-time position primarily responsible for providing legal counsel, strategy and direction on a wide variety of real estate matters associated with new restaurant locations. Leadership responsibilities include, but are not limited to, managing a large number of real estate transactions from LOI through restaurant opening by working closely with internal business partners and outside counsel and providing related legal counsel to Chick-fil-A, Inc. and its affiliated entities as well as outside professionals. This position is based in our California Support Center. Click here to apply.
ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY OPPORTUNITY - Updated 2/13/2020
Small multi-disciplinary law firm seeks a full-time, dedicated and congenial attorney, with a minimum of 5 years of experience in civil litigation. Preference will be given to candidates who also have experience in personal injury, family law, criminal, bankruptcy and/or appellate work.
The ideal candidate should have experience drafting discovery, pleadings, dispositive motions, including motions for summary judgment and trial preparation. Admission to and familiarity with US District Court litigation is helpful. Excellent writing and research skills are required. Training and supervision is provided with room for growth for competitive candidates. This is a great mentoring opportunity.
Duties will include conducting legal research, preparing and responding to motions and pleadings, attending hearings or court appearances, reviewing and summarizing various records, meeting with clients, propounding/responding to written discovery, and taking and defending depositions.
We offer a competitive salary, commensurate with experience. Benefits include health insurance and dental benefits, discretionary bonus potential and paid time off.Please submit cover letter with salary requirements and resume. Include two persuasive writing samples. Email directly to email@example.com.
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WC ATTORNEY - Updated 1/9/2020
Associate with 2-5 years of WC experience needed for Santa Ana law firm. Candidate must have the ability to assume case management responsibilities with the goal to independently manage a caseload, appear at hearings and depositions, and work closely with other attorneys and the managing partner. Excellent benefits available. Please submit resume to and salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org for our consideration.
UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY JUDGE - SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK - Updated 1/9/2020
The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit invites applications from qualified candidates for a 14-year appointment as United States Bankruptcy Judge. There are two vacancies in the Southern District of New York in Manhattan and one vacancy in the Eastern District of New York in Brooklyn. Applicants should identify in their cover letter whether they wish to be considered for a bankruptcy judgeship in the Southern District of New York, the Eastern District of New York, or both. The selection process will be confidential and competitive. Applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or disability. Click here to apply.
UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY JUDGE - EASTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK - Updated 1/9/2020
DISABILITY RIGHTS CALIFORNIA - Updated 1/9/2020
Disability Rights California (DRC) is a statewide, non-profit legal organization dedicated to advancing the rights of Californians with disabilities and their right to live with autonomy, dignity, and respect in a barrier-free, inclusive, and diverse world that values each individual and their voice. Multiple job openings are available.
REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONAL ATTORNEY - Updated 1/9/2020
Join a dynamic and growing real estate investment/property management company in Irvine. You will have 2-5 years’ experience in title and survey review, purchase and sale agreement negotiation, and closing financing, loan assumption, defeasance and sale transactions. You will work with general counsel on numerous sale and refinance transactions annually. Must be organized, focused and a member of the CA State Bar. No billable hours required, just get your projects done on time. Salary, benefits, 401(k). All questions about the position and your resume can be sent to Nancy Dubonnet at email@example.com.