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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.

 

FULL-TIME STAFF ATTORNEY - Updated 7/31/2020

Elder Law and Disability Rights Center (ELDR) seeks a full-time staff attorney to join its team. The right person is passionate about closing the justice gap though free and low-cost legal services, excited to join a small but growing organization, and prepared to work both independently and as part of a team.

ELDR seeks a full-time attorney with a demonstrated commitment to social justice and interested in the representation of people who could not otherwise access attorneys. The attorney will work primarily for people experiencing homelessness. Duties will include criminal defense, advocacy, oversight and enforcement of a settlement with Orange County (focused on prevention of criminalization and standards of care at shelter sites), and investigating challenges related to access to benefits. Working will include contact with police, courts, shelters and other service providers, public defenders and district attorneys. Willingness to meet clients where they are will be required.

The schedule is flexible and will include remote days. Salary range is $55,000 - $60,000 depending on experience. There is significant room for growth within the organization and many opportunities to lead.

ELDR is committed to diversity, inclusion and equity in all hiring decisions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Email resume, cover letter, references (no more than 3), and writing sample (optional) to aspencer@eldrcenter.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls please.

 

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.

 

IP PORTFOLIO & COMPLIANCE EXECUTIVE - Updated 6/25/2020

The IP Portfolio & Compliance Executive works within the IP & Market Strategy (IPMS) team to support the IPMS team’s work to manage the commercialization of Innovation Lab's intellectual property portfolio.

The IP Portfolio & Compliance Executive undertakes all aspects of paralegal duties, with a particular focus on the Innovation Lab intellectual property portfolio and the associated commercial agreements and revenue streams. Under direction of the Executive Director, the IP Portfolio & Compliance Executive plays a key role in tracking, monitoring and maintenance of the Innovation Lab IP portfolio to enable efficient and timely prosecution and maintenance of Innovation Lab IP portfolio to support Lab commercialization activities. Furthermore, this individual manages project costs, revenues and compliance with associated commercialization agreements to enable management of revenue distributions to all stakeholders. The IP Portfolio & Compliance Executive liaises and communicates with internal and external stakeholders, including with all Innovation Lab Teams, Innovation Lab Member Systems, innovators and external partners.

Further duties of the IP Portfolio & Compliance Executive include administration of Innovation Lab activities and working with both internal and external stakeholders to support the development and implementation of best practice across Innovation Lab. Anyone who is interested can contact Arie Shen at arieshen1@gmail.com.

 

MID-LEVEL ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY - Updated 6/12/2020

Mid-size law firm in Newport Beach is seeking to hire an attorney with at least three years of California litigation experience to assist in employment defense litigation cases. Qualified candidates must have demonstrated the ability to handle all aspects of the litigation process. Includes competitive salary, health benefits, and 401K.

Requirements:

  • Licensed CA Attorney
  • Billing between 1,500 and 1,800 hours/year (salary dependent on hours billed)
  • Experience in labor and employment law
  • Experience drafting all legal documents necessary for civil litigation

If you are qualified and interested in this opportunity, please submit a resume and cover letter to Jehan Jayakumar at jehan@cjattorneys.com.

 

COMMISSIONER - Updated 6/10/2020

The recruitment for this position closes on July 3, 2020, at 5:00 PM. The eligible list resulting from this recruitment will be used to fill future vacancies throughout the County of San Bernardino. Superior Court Commissioners may be assigned to sit in any one or more court districts throughout San Bernardino County.

Under general direction of the judge(s), this professional level position performs various judicial functions as prescribed by law or conferred by the court. The power and authority of court commissioners is specified by statutes. Commissioners have the same jurisdiction and exercise the same powers and duties as the judges of the courts with respect to the infractions and small claims actions, and in other matters pursuant to stipulation of the parties.

This professional level class performs judicial functions for the courts, assisting the courts in disposing of business connected with the administration of justice, including acting as a temporary judge in certain types of cases. It is distinguished from the position of judge in that it is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the judges and acts only as a temporary judge, presiding over cases as directed, at the stipulation of the parties. It is distinguished from the Hearing Officer class in that the latter acts as a hearing officer only, and does not have the same authority as a judge. Click here to apply.

 

SR GENERAL ATTORNEY - Updated 6/5/2020

The Senior General Attorney serves as a trial attorney for Union Pacific in the state of California and supervises the trial office in the City of Industry, CA. The trial office consists of a team of three trial attorneys, two paralegals and one legal assistant. The Senior General Attorney is primarily responsible for defending the highest exposure employee and third-party personal injury lawsuits that are assigned to the trial office as well as employment law and commercial litigation matters. The successful candidate will also provide legal counseling and advice to an assigned internal business partner. Click here to apply.

 

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.

 

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