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BUSINESS ATTORNEY - Updated 3/5/2021

Law Office of Yue & Associates, a boutique corporate and securities law firm based in both California and New York is seeking a long-term part-time California licensed attorney with 5-8 years’ experience to work as counsel to the firm on an hourly basis. The firm needs the counsel to provide strategic advice and work on startup and business transactions, venture capital transactions, and merger and acquisitions for local businesses in California. A team player, detail-oriented, client focused, passionate and willing to learn. Part-time and remote work location with a flexible working schedule. If you need more information with regards to pay and benefits, please submit your resume to ycao@yueuslaw.com.



Pleiss Sitar McGrath Hunter & Hallack is looking to add 2 to 3 energetic, driven attorneys with 3+ years of experience to its full-service law practice in Orange County. Expertise or proficiency in the areas of tort liability litigation, medical negligence, health and human service providers and public entities is ideal. We are looking for a team player with proven litigation and case management skills, superb legal analysis and writing abilities, the ability to direct a case team and manage trial preparation. We offer excellent salary and benefits, a collaborative work environment and the support of a highly experienced staff. If you fit this bill and have the drive to grow and succeed with us, we want to hear from you. To be considered for this opportunity, please direct your resume to us via-email to Susan Boyko at sboyko@pleisslaw.com.



The intake attorney reviews and evaluates incoming complaints against California judges and performs legal and factual research, as necessary. Duties include interviewing complainants and other potential witnesses; obtaining and reviewing court filings and documents; preparing evaluative reports on judicial misconduct complaints; drafting correspondence; and handling telephone inquiries regarding complaints. Click here to apply.


CHIEF COUNSEL - Updated 2/17/2021

The California Energy Commission is looking to fill the Chief Counsel position that will be responsible for planning, organizing, directing, and coordinating legal work. The position serves as the Energy Commission's chief attorney and is responsible for providing advice directly to the Commissioners and the Executive Director on all legal matters and issues that may arise in the scope of the Commission carrying out its responsibilities. A law degree and active membership in the California State Bar is required for this position. This position is open to interested applicants both within state service and not in state service. 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. Click here to apply.



The Superior Court of California, County of Orange is currently accepting applications for the Court’s Juvenile Dependency Attorney Panel. Should you be interested please contact Christina Tran via email at c2tran@occourts.org.



The California Supreme Court, located in San Francisco, is accepting applications for the position of Supreme Court Attorney, Civil Central Staff (Level A through D). The Civil Central Staff is composed of 16 attorneys and serves the court in preparing conference memoranda analyzing petitions for review, writ petitions, proposed amendments to the Rules of Court, and other civil and State Bar of California matters filed in the Supreme Court. The Court seeks an experienced attorney to join the staff. The position will be staffed at a level commensurate with the qualifications of the selected individual. Click here for more information.



The Supreme Court of California, located in San Francisco, is accepting applications for the position of Supreme Court Attorney on the Criminal Central Staff. The positions are one-year clerkships, with the possibility of renewal for a second year. At least two positions are available immediately, and others may become available in the course of the year. The main role of the Criminal Central Staff is in the case selection process. Staff attorneys prepare clear and concise memoranda on petitions for review in criminal cases that evaluate the merits of the issues presented, analyze the law, and offer recommendations to the court for the proper disposition of the requests for discretionary review. Click here for more information.



Division One of the California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District is accepting applications for an appellate attorney position. The attorney’s duties will include reviewing appellate briefs and trial records, researching and analyzing legal issues, drafting memoranda and proposed opinions, making recommendations regarding the resolution of issues before the court, and other tasks as assigned by the justice. Excellent analytical, writing, and research skills are mandatory. Familiarity with appellate practice and/or prior judicial clerkship experience is preferred. Salary is based on qualifications and experience. Click here to apply.



The University of California Office of General Counsel (OGC), Health Affairs & Technology Law (HATL) Group, offers a one-year full-time fellowship to a recent graduate of an accredited law school who is interested in exploring a career in the areas of health affairs, research or technology law. In particular, we welcome law school graduates who have a strong academic record, excellent verbal and written communication skills, demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion, and the ability to think creatively. We also prefer that the Fellow has shown interest and/or prior experience in the areas of health affairs, research or technology law such as through coursework or prior work experience. Under the supervision of OGC HATL attorneys, the Fellow will conduct legal research; draft documents; attend client meetings, hearings, and negotiations, as appropriate and possible; and participate in other activities intended to expose the Fellow to the practice of law and substance of OGC HATL's specialties. Within the specialty of health affairs law, the Fellow would focus on issues ranging from health care transactions, reimbursement and regulation, fraud and abuse and internal investigations, and privacy. The Fellow would have the opportunity to work both at OGC and with attorneys at the campuses and medical centers. Click here to apply.



Gokal Law Group, Inc. is seeking for an Associate Litigation Attorney with Trust and Probate Litigation experience of 5-10 years or more. Someone who has experience in various drafting and proofreading of Motions, Petitions and Discovery as well as court appearances and trial. A team player, team leader, detail-oriented, client focused, passionate and willing to learn. Can start part-time then transition to full-time. If you need more information with regards to pay and benefits and to submit your resume to mary@gokallaw.com.


ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY - Updated 1/21/2021

The Gostanian Law Group, PC, is looking for an experienced Associate Attorney to join our office family. Must have minimum of 2 years of experience in litigation with strong writing and math skills, and a desire to learn about trusts/estates/probate/conservatorship. Ideal candidate will come from firm with experience in discovery, motions, court appearances, and trial. Must have strong work ethic, ability to think on his or her feet, compassion for our clients and desire for long term growth. Knowledge of wills and trusts are a plus. Competitive salary commensurate with experience.

The Gostanian Law Group, PC, specializes in estate and probate litigation, as well as estate planning, guardianships, and conservatorships. Amy has been practicing in this area for 15 years and is a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law with the State Bar of California. Our law firm is home to two exceptional senior attorneys, three paralegals, a legal assistant, and an office manager. We pride ourselves on helping our clients to the best of our ability by providing them with expert legal services and the highest quality of customer service. We expect our new Associate Attorney to always put the client first and treat them with respect and care, as we do. Our office is in Newport Beach close to John Wayne Airport.

Job Type: Full-time
Pay: From $80,000.00 per year
Applications can be sent to john@gostanianlaw.com.


CORPORATE COUNSEL - Updated 1/15/2021

WNC & Associates, Inc. is a leading provider of affordable housing investment, asset management and development services to the nation’s largest corporations and financial institutions. The candidate for Corporate Counsel will have a comprehensive real estate transactional background that includes IRC Section 42 Affordable Housing Tax Credits, private equity offerings, and securities experience working with FINRA and the SEC. Corporate Counsel will report to and work with the Executive Vice President to provide legal and related matters for the Company, including but not limited to, preparing and negotiating partnership agreements, purchase and sale agreements, subscription agreements, proxy statements and loan documents. The position also requires knowledge and experience in due diligence investigation for real estate transactions, and property work-out and restructuring experience for under-performing properties. WNC also has a broker/dealer firm and an investment advisor company so experience with broker/dealer KYC, OSJ and AML compliance with FINRA, and investment advisor services through the SEC is important. Click here to apply.



Salary: $280,906. Professional experience should include at least five (5) years of experience in the field of public law pertaining to county government, with extensive administrative and organizational responsibility. Graduation from an accredited law school and active membership in the California State Bar are requirements of this position. Submit your resume, cover letter, and six work-related references (two supervisors, two direct reports and two colleagues) to https://executivesearch.cpshr.us/JobDetail?ID=1711 For additional information contact: Pam Derby - CPS HR Consulting (916) 471-3126 pderby@cpshr.us - Online brochure: executivesearch.cpshr.us - Ventura County: www.ventura.org EOE


SENIOR COUNSEL - Updated 12/23/2020

Reporting to the Chief UCLA Health Sciences Counsel, the Health Sciences Senior Counsel provides a broad range of health care legal services, with an emphasis on providing transaction and regulatory advice, and advice on legal issues affecting hospital operations, for the UCLA Health Sciences enterprise, which includes, but is not limited to, three hospitals (Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital); the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA (DGSOM); and the Faculty Practice Group ambulatory clinics located throughout Southern California. In this role, you will work closely with leadership and management of the many departments within UCLA’s clinical enterprise and with Health Sciences administration, including the President of the UCLA Health System; the Chief Executive Officer of the Faculty Practice Group; the Dean and Department Chairs of the DGSOM; and the Vice Chancellor of the UCLA Health Sciences. You will interact with other attorneys within the University of California’s Office of General Counsel, and with leadership in non-legal departments within the University of California’s Office of the President. Click here to apply.



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. Click here for more information.


2021 SUMMER LAW CLERK - Updated 12/16/2020

The Public Law Center, Orange County's pro bono law firm, is committed to providing access to justice for low income residents. Through volunteers and staff, the Public Law Center provides free civil legal services, including counseling, individual representation, community education, and strategic litigation and advocacy to challenge societal injustices. We will accept at least one summer extern per project. Click here for more information.



PLC’s Consumer Law Unit provides high quality direct legal representation, in addition to coordinating and supervising pro bono representation in the following areas: debt collection defense, student loans, identity theft, bankruptcy, predatory lending, and home equity scams. The Unit conducts courthouse based legal clinics (virtually during the pandemic) in the U.S. District and Bankruptcy Courts. The Consumer Unit also operates PLC’s Elder Justice project, working with older adults in Orange County to prevent and recover from elder financial abuse. Click here for more information.



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 for more information.



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.



The Senior Counsel, Litigation oversees outside counsel and directly handles various types of litigation and adversarial proceedings involving the University. The emphasis will be on direct handling of internal administrative hearings and writ petitions challenging those decisions. The position will also handle proceedings under the California Public Records Act, commercial disputes, and consumer class actions. The attorney will be involved in all phases of litigation, including trial, appeal, and representation of University witnesses in depositions. The position involves providing advice on legal issues affecting all campuses, medical centers, the Office of the President and the University at-large, including assisting with the development of effective compliance and risk mitigation strategies to facilitate the University's complex operations. This position does not handle matters that are covered by the University's employment, general liability, and medical malpractice insurance programs. The position requires the ability to handle the most complex and challenging legal matters, litigation and projects. The position demands that the successful candidate be able to provide actionable and practical advice based on sophisticated interpretation of facts and law in an atmosphere of ambiguity. The position may require the provision of functional advice, training, and/or guidance to less-experienced attorneys, and participation in the review, revision and establishment of University-wide policies and procedures. The position will require management and oversight of outside counsel. The successful candidate will need to be able to work independently with minimal supervision. Click here to apply.



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. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply online here. Please, no third party submissions. Shook, Hardy & Bacon is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


ATTORNEY II - Updated 11/13/2020

Legal Services is currently searching for an attorney to join its dynamic law office made up of a highly skilled workforce that provides legal support to judicial branch clients on challenging, varied, and significant legal issues. This attorney will support the two main functions of the office, house counsel and rules and projects, by providing primary support to the Rules and Project Unit. The Rules and Project Unit attorney supports the Judicial Council in increasing access to justice through work on rules of court, jury instructions, judicial administration standards, Judicial Council forms, and Judicial Council-sponsored legislation. The attorney will also work with the Legal Opinion Unit conducting legal research and providing legal advice on court and judicial branch administration and governance. The attorney will independently manage a workload in a collegial and collaborative environment. Click here to apply.



Wesierski & Zurek needs an associate attorney with 2-5 years’ experience in civil litigation defense. The ideal candidate will have experience in working in civil litigation defense managing litigation cases, writing law and motion, settling claims and advocating for clients in court. This individual will build a client relationship and provide an excellent experience for clients. Our firm has a great reputation handling all types of trials. The right candidate will receive valuable experience in Civil Litigation Defense representing companies and municipalities. Please submit writing sample and resume to jdaugherty@wzllp.com for consideration.



Scheer Law Group, LLP (“SLG”) is an AV Rated firm with offices in the San Francisco Bay Area and Orange County. SLG represents secured creditors and property owners. We have a diverse and wide ranging client base from credit unions, banks and investors to commercial and consumer landlords. We have an excellent reputation and are well known in our industry. We are seeking an experienced litigator who can handle eviction, landlord-tenant and lender defense cases from start to finish. Click here to apply.



The City Attorney’s Office seeks a well-qualified individual with knowledge and expertise in municipal law to work in practice areas including code enforcement, public nuisance, administrative hearings, rent regulation, and other practice areas that may include, but not be limited to, affirmative litigation, constitutional issues (due process, equal protection, privileges & immunities) and providing advice on a wide range of issues. Click here to apply.



The Oakland City Attorney’s Office seeks a well-qualified individual with expertise in labor and employment law to work on a wide range of personnel matters across a variety of City’s departments, including an ongoing opportunity to work on matters directly impacting police accountability and public-safety reform. Click here to apply.



The Office of the City Attorney seeks a well-qualified individual for a Deputy City Attorney II or Deputy City Attorney III position in the General and Complex Litigation Division of the Office of the City Attorney. Significant litigation experience including writ and appellate experience is desirable for the position of Deputy City Attorney II or Deputy City Attorney III with placement depending on experience. Click here to apply.


FELLOWSHIP HOST - Updated 11/3/2020

The Oakland City Attorney’s Office is accepting applications for third-year law students and lawyers completing judicial clerkships or other fellowships who are able to secure funding (e.g., through their law school or a foundation) to work with its Community Lawyering and Civil Rights Unit and/or its Neighborhood Law Corps (“NLC”) starting in 2021. The City cannot provide independent funding to fellows, but will host and rely on fellows as full members of the team. Click here to apply.



The Neighborhood Law Corps (NLC) is a unique, innovative, and award-winning community law program that focuses on proactive, neighborhood-based, and community-directed lawyering. NLC attorneys focus on combating blight, human trafficking, public safety, tenant protection, and other important community concerns and quality of life issues by performing litigation, policy work, and other actions. This is a 2-year at-will position, California Bar required. Click here to apply.


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