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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.

 

COURT COMMISSIONER - SAN DIEGO SUPERIOR COURT - Updated 1/27/2023

San Diego Superior Court is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Commissioner. The eligible list of candidates resulting from this recruitment will replace the existing list, and may beused to fill current and future Commissioner vacancies as they occur. Commissioners may be assigned to work at any of the San Diego Superior Court locations: Downtown San Diego; Kearny Mesa; North County (Vista); East County (El Cajon); and SouthCounty (Chula Vista). There is currently one vacancy at the North County Courthouse.

JOB SUMMARY
Under general direction of the Presiding Judge, a Commissioner performs various subordinate judicial officer functions, including conducting hearings, making findings and issuing orders. The types of cases and/or hearings that may be assigned include arraignments and dispositions,small claims, family law, child support, juvenile law, traffic, and unlawful detainer matters.

Employees in this at-will position serve at the pleasure of the court, are governed by the San Diego Superior Court Personnel Rules, and must comply with the judicial education requirements applicable to any assignment in which they serve.

Applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 24, 2023. Click here for full details and to apply.

 

ATTORNEY AND LEGAL INTERNSHIP VACANCIES AT THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE - Updated 1/27/2023

As the federal agency whose mission is to ensure the fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans, the Department of Justice is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. To build and retain a workforce that reflects the diverse experiences and perspectives of the American people, we welcome applicants from the many communities, identities, races, ethnicities, backgrounds, abilities, religions, and cultures of the United States who share our commitment to public service. 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. Please visit our website to learn more about Justice and our legal careers.

Assistant United States Attorney - Riverside Branch
Assistant United States Attorney - Criminal Appeals
Assistant United States Attorney - Criminal and National Security
Assistant United States Attorney - Civil Fraud
Assistant United States Attorney - Civil Division
Assistant United States Attorney - Asset Forfeiture and Recovery Section
Attorney Advisor (General)
Trial Attorney

 

DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL VACANCIES - Updated 1/20/2023

The California Department of Justice is seeking to fill numerous attorney positions throughout the State of California. Below is a list of the most current Deputy Attorney General series vacancies. If you are interested in applying, please complete your application on or before the deadline. You can review the job announcements for each vacancy by clicking on the hyperlink. Please feel free to share with anyone that might be interested in these opportunities.

SUPERVISING DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL - Public Rights - Environment - Deadline: 1/20/2023
DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III - Civil - Health, Education & Welfare - Deadline: 1/24/2023
DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III - Civil - Health Quality Enforcement - Deadline: 1/24/2023
DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III - DMFEA - Criminal Prosecutions Unit - Deadline: 1/30/2023
DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III - Civil - Employment and Administrative Mandate - Deadline: 2/3/2023
DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III - Public Rights - Consumer Protection - Deadline: 2/10/2023
DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III - Civil - Correctional Law Section Class-Action - Deadline: Until Filled
DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III - Civil - Correctional Law - Deadline: Until Filled
DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III - Public Rights - Civil Rights Enforcement - Deadline: Until Filled
DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III - Civil - Tort & Condemnation - Deadline: Until Filled

 

ATTORNEY AND LEGAL INTERNSHIP VACANCIES AT THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE - Updated 1/20/2023

As the federal agency whose mission is to ensure the fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans, the Department of Justice is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. To build and retain a workforce that reflects the diverse experiences and perspectives of the American people, we welcome applicants from the many communities, identities, races, ethnicities, backgrounds, abilities, religions, and cultures of the United States who share our commitment to public service. 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. Please visit our website to learn more about Justice and our legal careers.

Law Student Volunteer - Summer
Law Student Volunteer - Summer
Special Assistant U.S. Attorney (Uncompensated)
Special Assistant U.S. Attorney (Uncompensated)
Assistant United States Attorney
Law Student Volunteer, Summer 2023 (Criminal Division - San Jose, CA)
Law Student Volunteer, Fall 2023 (Criminal Division - San Jose, CA)
Assistant United States Attorney
Assistant United States Attorney
Assistant United States Attorney
Assistant United States Attorney
Assistant United States Attorney
Assistant United States Attorney
Assistant United States Attorney
Assistant United States Attorney - Criminal and National Security
Law Student Volunteer - Summer 2023
Law Student Volunteer, Fall 2023 (Civil Division - San Francisco, CA)
Law Student Volunteer, Fall 2023 (Civil Division - San Jose, CA)
Law Student Volunteer, Fall 2023 (Criminal Division - Oakland, CA
Law Student Volunteer, Fall 2023 (Criminal Division - San Fracisco, CA
Assistant United States Attorney

 

ASSISTANT CITY ATTORNEY - PROSECUTION DIVISION - Updated 1/10/2023

The Pasadena City Attorney's Office is seeking an Assistant City Attorney for the Prosecution Division to direct and manage the work of professionals in the prosecution of State and local misdemeanor offenses occurring in the City.

You will be responsible for supervising the day-to-day activities of attorneys in the Prosecution Division. The incumbent ensures the timely processing of misdemeanor cases, will be responsible for the disposition of criminal cases, will conduct and oversee pretrial hearings, motions, court and jury trials, and represents the People of the State of California on all matters related to criminal prosecution.

Click here to read the full description and apply online.

Application Deadline: January 26, 2023

 

REAL ESTATE ATTORNEY - Updated 1/4/2023

OPPORTUNITY TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS. Real estate attorney has too much work. Needs attorney interested in real estate with 2-3 years experience in litigation and transactional work. Offering referrals and contract work. Contact jbaker@bakerlawgroup.com

 

LITIGATION ASSOCIATE - Updated 1/4/2023

The Orange County Office of Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP is seeking a litigation associate with 2 – 4 years of litigation experience to work on a broad range of complex litigation including product liability, mass tort, class action, and some commercial litigation matters. Candidates with previous clerk experience in California State Courts is preferred, but not required, and California state court litigation experience is necessary. Candidates should have excellent writing and research skills and thrive in a collaborative environment. We do complex, cutting-edge work in jurisdictions across the country and have a deep commitment to providing opportunities for associates to gain significant case management and courtroom experience. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply online. Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with applicable law, the annualized salary range for this position is $180,000 - $350,000, depending on the candidate’s overall experience and other job-related factors permitted by law. Discretionary bonuses may also be awarded annually. Shook, Hardy & Bacon provides a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package for attorneys which includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance and disability income protection, transportation allowance, retirement plan, and paid leave programs.

 

DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL VACANCIES - Updated 12/27/2022

The California Department of Justice is seeking to fill numerous attorney positions throughout the State of California. Below is a list of the most current Deputy Attorney General series vacancies. If you are interested in applying, please complete your application on or before the deadline. You can review the job announcements for each vacancy by clicking on the hyperlink. Please feel free to share with anyone that might be interested in these opportunities.


DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL IV - Civil - Business Litigation - Deadline: 1/5/2023
DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III - Public Rights - Natural Resources Law - Deadline: 1/11/2023
DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III - Public Rights - Environment - Deadline: 1/12/2023
DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III - Public Rights - Charitable Trusts - Deadline: 1/17/2023
DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III - Civil - Health, Education & Welfare - Deadline: 1/24/2023
DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III - Civil Rights Enforcement - Deadline: Until Filled
DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III - Civil - Tort & Condemnation - Deadline: Until Filled
DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III - Civil - Tort & Condemnation - Deadline: Until Filled

 

ATTORNEY AND LEGAL INTERNSHIP VACANCIES AT THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE - Updated 12/27/2022

As the federal agency whose mission is to ensure the fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans, the Department of Justice is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. To build and retain a workforce that reflects the diverse experiences and perspectives of the American people, we welcome applicants from the many communities, identities, races, ethnicities, backgrounds, abilities, religions, and cultures of the United States who share our commitment to public service. 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. Please visit our website to learn more about Justice and our legal careers.

Assistant United States Trustee
Assistant United States Trustee
Law Student Volunteer Summer 2023 (Criminal Division - Oakland)

 

ATTORNEY - ADULT CRIMINAL CONFLICT PANEL- Updated 12/21/2022

The Orange County Superior Court is currently accepting applications from attorneys to serve on the Adult Criminal Conflict Attorney Panel. Should you be interested please contact Christina Tran for more details no later than January 6, 2023.

 

LITIGATION ATTORNEY - Updated 12/15/2022

BBG has an immediate opening for a litigation attorney with transactional experience, on a contract basis, with experience in complex litigation. Excellent professional and academic credentials are required. This is a remote position with flexible work hours.

  • 5-8 years of litigation experience
  • Must be admitted to practice law in California
  • Familiar with standard construction-industry form agreements, such as EJCDC, AIA, ConsensusDocs, DBIA, CMAA
  • Experience supporting project contract administration
  • Working knowledge of relevant construction-industry topics such as mechanic’s lien law, including substitution bonds, public contracting generally, insurance applicable to construction projects, and payment and performance bonds

Click here for full details on this position. Please send a resume and cover letter to our recruiting team at careers@bbglaw.com.

 

TRIAL ATTORNEY - Updated 12/14/2022

James T. Shott & Associates, insurance staff counsel for State Farm Insurance companies, seeks a California licensed trial attorney with 3-15 years of civil litigation experience to join their growing team. Competitive candidates will demonstrate an exceptional knowledge of civil procedure along with evidence and trial procedures and possess jury trial experience. The selected candidate will possess outstanding research abilities, written and oral advocacy skills, be well organized, detail oriented, and can independently manage a busy time sensitive actively litigated caseload. Located in Costa Mesa, CA, we enjoy an active and busy civil trial practice in Orange and Los Angeles counties. We provide a congenial, team-oriented, and professional work environment with skilled support staff.

  • Must have a law degree from an A.B.A. accredited law school and excellent academic credentials
  • Must have an active law license to practice in California and a member in good standing with the State Bar of California
  • 3-15 years of experience preferably in civil litigation
  • Prior trial and courtroom experience preferred
  • Strong automation/technological skills including competency in Word and Outlook


**Applicants are required to be eligible to lawfully work in the U.S. immediately; employer will not sponsor applicants for US work authorization for this opportunity

 

Click here for more information and to apply.

 

DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL VACANCIES - Updated 12/12/2022

The California Department of Justice is seeking to fill numerous attorney positions throughout the State of California. Below is a list of the most current Deputy Attorney General series vacancies. If you are interested in applying, please complete your application on or before the deadline. You can review the job announcements for each vacancy by clicking on the hyperlink. Please feel free to share with anyone that might be interested in these opportunities.

DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III - Public Rights - Natural Resources Law - Deadline: 12/14/22
DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III - Public Rights - Natural Resources Law - Deadline: 12/19/22
DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III - Civil - Employment and Administrative Mandate - Deadline: 12/19/22
DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III - Criminal - Special Prosecution Section - Deadline: 12/19/22
DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III - Criminal - Special Prosecution Section - Deadline: 12/19/22
DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III - Public Rights - Antitrust Law - Deadline: 12/28/22
DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL IV - Criminal - Appeals, Writs, and Trials - Deadline: 1/11/23
DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III - Public Rights - Charitable Trusts - Deadline: 1/17/23
DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III - Public Rights - Civil Rights Enforcement - Deadline: Until Filled
DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III - Public Rights - Natural Resource Law - Deadline: Until Filled

 

DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL VACANCIES - Updated 12/05/2022

The California Department of Justice is seeking to fill numerous attorney positions throughout the State of California. Below is a list of the most current Deputy Attorney General series vacancies. If you are interested in applying, please complete your application on or before the deadline. You can review the job announcements for each vacancy by clicking on the hyperlink. Please feel free to share with anyone that might be interested in these opportunities.

DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III - Public Rights - Consumer Protection - Deadline: 12/9/22
DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III - Public Rights - Natural Resources Law - Deadline: 12/14/22
DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III - Public Rights - Natural Resources Law - Deadline: 12/19/22
DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III - Civil - Employment and Administrative Mandate - Deadline: 12/19/22
DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III - Criminal - Special Prosecution Section - Deadline: 12/19/22
DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III - Criminal - Special Prosecution Section - Deadline: 12/19/22
DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III - Public Rights - Antitrust Law - Deadline: 12/28/22
DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL IV - Criminal - Appeals, Writs, and Trials - Deadline: 1/11/23
DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III - Public Rights - Natural Resource Law - Deadline: Until Filled

 

PARALEGAL - Updated 12/01/2022

Mobix Labs is looking for a Seasoned Paralegal with deep experience in M&A, IP, Corporate, Transactional and Contracts Law. Skilled in corporate formation, maintenance, divestiture, and expertise in due diligence. Seasoned collaborator and negotiator with internal business clients, outside legal counsel and third parties. Solid support in contract lifecycle management. Valuable team player, detail-oriented, creative problem solver, driver of best practices, efficient with time.

Click here for full details on this position and to apply.

Inquiries and resumes can be submitted to Nanette Young at nyoung@mobixlabs.com

 

PRINCIPAL COUNSEL, HEALTH REGULATORY FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT - Updated 11/21/2022

UC OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
At the University of California (UC), your contributions make a difference. A world leader producing Nobel and Pulitzer prize recipients with over 150 years of groundbreaking research transforming the world. Choose a career where you can leverage your knowledge, skills and aspirations to inspire and support some of the greatest minds in the world, and those who will follow in their footsteps. Working at the University of California is being part of a unique institution, and a vibrant and diverse community. At the University of California, Office of the President, we propel our mission through impactful work locally, in government centers and Systemwide. We are passionate people, serving the greater good.

The University of California, one of the largest and most acclaimed institutions of higher learning in the world, is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and public service. The University of California Office of the President is the headquarters to the 10 campuses, six academic medical centers and three national laboratories and enrolls premier students from California, the nation and the world. Learn more about the UC Office of the President.

DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW
UC Legal - Office of the General Counsel (UCL) provides legal services to the university, including representation, advice, research and training. We also provide legal opinions to the Board of Regents, administration, faculty, staff and others acting on the university's behalf. We report jointly to the Board of Regents and the president.

POSITION SUMMARY
Reporting to the Managing Counsel, Health Affairs, Privacy & Data Protection Law, the Principal Counsel - Health Regulatory provides primary legal support to the University's medical centers and health sciences schools on complex and high impact healthcare regulatory analysis. Work includes advising and counseling on health care regulatory and policy issues including health care reimbursement, operations, privacy, hospital licensing or accreditation, medical staff, peer review, tax exemption, federally qualified health centers, clinical laboratories, pharmacies, controlled substances, Medicare/Medicaid enrollment, sexual harassment/sexual violence in academic medical centers, graduate medical education, religious liberty/establishment issues, managed care and Veteran’s Affairs facility affiliations. The position also advises UC Health, Office of the President, Faculty Senate, and campus stakeholders on a broad range of healthcare legal issues.

Click here for full details on this position and to apply.

 

ATTORNEY AND LEGAL INTERNSHIP VACANCIES AT THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE - Updated 11/17/2022

As the federal agency whose mission is to ensure the fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans, the Department of Justice is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. To build and retain a workforce that reflects the diverse experiences and perspectives of the American people, we welcome applicants from the many communities, identities, races, ethnicities, backgrounds, abilities, religions, and cultures of the United States who share our commitment to public service. 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. Please visit our website to learn more about Justice and our legal careers.

Assistant United States Attorney - Criminal and National Security
Assistant United States Attorney - Civil Division
Assistant United States Attorney - Criminal Appeals
Assistant United States Attorney - Santa Ana Branch
Assistant United States Attorney - Riverside Branch
Assistant United States Attorney - Asset Forfeiture and Recovery Section
Assistant United States Attorney - Civil Fraud

 

GENERAL COUNSEL - Updated 11/09/2022

The Superior Court of California, Orange County is now accepting applications for General Counsel.

BENEFIT HIGHLIGHTS

Choice of five medical plans
$4500 Optional Benefit Plan (OBP) annually
Defined-benefit retirement/pension plan
Optional deferred compensation program (457 plan)
Vacation and sick leave packages
14 paid holidays per year
Tuition reimbursement

ABOUT THE ORANGE COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT

The Orange County Superior Court is the third largest court of general jurisdiction in California. We have courthouses throughout the county, including locations in Orange, Westminster, Fullerton, Newport Beach, and Santa Ana. We have a staff of about 1,400 and an operating budget of nearly $200 million. The Court's Judges, Commissioners and employees are recognized for their high standards of achievement, integrity, and diversity. The Court is committed to ensuring equal access to court services and enhancing public confidence in the court system. To learn more about the Superior Court of California, County of Orange, visit our homepage at www.occourts.org.

ABOUT THE POSITION

The General Counsel is an at-will, executive management classification responsible for a wide range of complex legal services in representing the Court’s interests and providing legal advice to judicial officers, executives, and management staff. The incumbent provides leadership and management support to attorneys and staff in the Legal Research Division, Judicial Assistance Group, Emergency Protective Order Referees, and the Public Information Office. The General Counsel oversees and consults on the more difficult research assignments, drafts legal documents, and represents the Court in sensitive negotiations; and performs related duties within the area of assignment.

Click here for full details on this position and to apply.

Deadline to apply is Wednesday, November 30, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. PST.

 

ATTORNEY AND LEGAL INTERNSHIP VACANCIES AT THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE - Updated 11/03/2022

As the federal agency whose mission is to ensure the fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans, the Department of Justice is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. To build and retain a workforce that reflects the diverse experiences and perspectives of the American people, we welcome applicants from the many communities, identities, races, ethnicities, backgrounds, abilities, religions, and cultures of the United States who share our commitment to public service. 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. Please visit our website to learn more about Justice and our legal careers.

Special Assistant U.S. Attorney (Uncompensated)
Special Assistant U.S. Attorney (Uncompensated)
Assistant United States Attorney
Assistant United States Attorney