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STAFF ATTORNEY - Updated 4/18/2019
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. Click here for full details or to apply.
ATTORNEY PANEL - Updated 4/18/2019
Attorneys who serve on the CJA Trial Attorney Panel must be members in good standing of the State Bar of California and of the federal bar of this district and have demonstrated experience in, and knowledge of, the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, the Federal Rules of Evidence, the Sentencing Guidelines and the Local Rules of Court. Qualifications for membership on the CJA Trial Attorney Panel are determined by the Court. Generally, the Court considers the amount and substantive area of state court experience (strong criminal law experience required), and state and federal court trial experience (five federal trials preferred). Click here for full details or to apply.
ATTORNEYS - Updated 4/16/2019
Special Assistant Inspector General, positions exist in Sacramento, Bakersfield, and Rancho Cucamonga. OIG attorneys monitor CDCR administrative and criminal investigations and employee disciplinary cases. Annual salary: $122,076–$156,792 plus outstanding benefits. Must be an active member of the CA State Bar and have 8+ years of full-time experience in the practice of law. For info, click here or call the Office of the Inspector General at (916) 255-1129.
LITIGATION SECRETARY - Updated 4/16/2019
Do you want to be a part of a team environment? Merhab Robinson, Jackson & Clarkson, APC, a friendly Santa Ana law firm, is seeking a business Litigation Secretary with a friendly, positive can do attitude. Minimum five years experience, to work closely with its litigation partner and associate. Click here to view the job description.
SENIOR COUNSEL – LABOR & EMPLOYMENT - Updated 4/12/2019
The Office of the General Counsel at the University of California is recruiting for a Senior Counsel, Labor and Employment position. This position provides substantial expertise in the labor and employment practice area, providing advice to a diverse client base for the University's 190,000 person workforce, including system-wide and campus human resources, academic personnel, compliance, and risk management staff. Services include handling and negotiating/mediating pre-litigated claims in the University's employment practices liability program; drafting, reviewing and revising a variety of documents involving the University's interest, such as policies, contracts, position statements, and advice memoranda; advising clients on a broad range of issues; conducting training; and overseeing administrative litigation, such as before the Public Employment Relations Board. Click here for the job description and instructions on how to apply.
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR - Updated 4/11/2019
We are a Plaintiff’s boutique law firm in search of a Business Development Director. This position is responsible for all aspects of business development and marketing within the firm and supports all business development initiatives within the firm. This management will occur either through direct activities, direct reports, or delegation to staff. The ideal Business Development Director will have 5 to 10 years of applicable experience in sales and/or marketing. Familiarity with the creative side of marketing and design is important. Priority will be given to those with an MBA degree. Click here for the job description and instructions on how to apply.
EMPLOYMENT LAW ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY - Updated 4/11/2019
We are a successful boutique law firm in search of an experienced Employment Law Associate Attorney in our Orange County office. This position is available immediately for the right individual. The ideal candidate will have 2-5 years of experience in employment law, including litigation, mediation, arbitration, and employment related transactions. This attorney will focus on providing representation to clients in all phases and types of employment litigation and counseling. This attorney must have exceptional writing skills, thorough knowledge of employment law practices, and an entrepreneurial spirit. Click here for the job description and instructions on how to apply.
FAMILY LAW ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY - Updated 4/11/2019
We are a successful boutique law firm in search of an experienced Family Law Associate Attorney in our Orange County office. This position is available immediately for the right individual. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3 years of family law litigation experience as an attorney. Over 5 years of experience is preferred. This attorney will focus on providing boutique quality legal representation to divorce and family law clients. This attorney must have exceptional writing skills, thorough knowledge of family law practices, and an entrepreneurial spirit. Click here for the job description and instructions on how to apply.
UNITED STATES TRUSTEE PROGRAM – SAN JOSE - Updated 4/9/2019
The Program is seeking experienced attorney applicants for the position of Assistant United States Trustee to lead and manage the San Jose, California, field office that oversees bankruptcy cases filed in the San Jose Division of the Northern District of California (Monterey, San Benito, Santa Clara, and Santa Cruz counties). Click here to apply.
UNITED STATES TRUSTEE PROGRAM – SACRAMENTO - Updated 4/9/2019
The Program is seeking experienced attorney applicants for the position of Assistant United States Trustee to lead and manage the Sacramento, California, field office that oversees bankruptcy cases filed in the Sacramento and Modesto Divisions of the Eastern District of California (Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, El Dorado, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Mono, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sierra, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Shasta, Siskiyou, Solano, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tuolumne, Yolo, and Yuba counties). Click here to apply.
SUPERVISING ATTORNEY AND ADJUNCT PROFESSOR - Updated 4/9/2019
The Supervising Attorney and Adjunct Professor (“Supervising Attorney”) will teach and supervise students practicing in the Pepperdine Disaster Recovery Clinic (“DRC”). In the DRC, law students learn and train through law practice under the supervision of the Supervising Attorney. The DRC provides pro bono legal services to clients recovering from recent California wildfires. The Supervising Attorney position is a one-year, grant funded appointment to direct the Disaster Recovery Clinic. Click here to apply.
ASSOCIATE WORKERS’ COMPENSATION TRIAL ATTORNEY - Updated 4/8/2019
One Beacon Insurance Group currently has an opportunity available for an Associate Workers' Compensation Trial Attorney to join the Staff Counsel office located in Anaheim, CA. This position provides legal representation and defense counsel for insureds before courts, arbitration panels, or other bodies and advises OneBeacon claim employees in their handling of litigated claim matters. Under close supervision, responsible for completion of caseload and trial work of minimal complexity, whether by settlement, trial or appeal. This Associate Trial Attorney works to develop the skills necessary to litigate defense files independently. Click here to apply.
ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY - Updated 4/5/2019
Yoka & Smith, LLP, a successful and established civil litigation firm, is seeking an experienced associate attorney with 2 to 5 years of experience in the defense of products liability, transactional litigation and general tort actions for its downtown Los Angeles 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.
STAFF ATTORNEY – CONSUMER LAW UNIT - Updated 4/4/2019
Now in its 38th year of service, PLC works with more than 1,600 volunteer lawyers, paralegals and law students from throughout the county who volunteer their time and expertise. The Consumer Law Unit provides assistance in the following areas: debt collection defense, creditor harassment, bankruptcy, student loans, federal court litigation, predatory lending and home equity scams, identity theft and wage garnishment. The Staff Attorney would be expected to provide assistance in these areas through direct representation to clients, general pro per assistance at clinics, and providing technical assistance to our pro bono volunteers. Click here to view the full job description.
DIRECTING ATTORNEY – CONSUMER LAW UNIT - Updated 4/4/2019
Now in its 38th year of service, PLC works with more than 1,600 volunteer lawyers, paralegals and law students from throughout the county who volunteer their time and expertise. The Consumer Law Unit provides assistance in the following areas: debt collection defense, creditor harassment, bankruptcy, student loans, federal court litigation, predatory lending and home equity scams, identity theft and wage garnishment. The Directing Attorney would be expected to provide assistance in these areas through direct representation to clients, general pro per assistance at clinics, guiding and mentoring lesser experienced staff attorneys and providing technical assistance to our pro bono volunteers. Click here to view the full job description.
SENIOR ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY - Updated 4/2/2019
Top Orange County plaintiff personal injury practice is seeking a seasoned, motivated, and dedicated Senior Associate Attorney. Qualified candidates will have a minimum of 7 years recent plaintiff personal injury experience with an emphasis on litigation and staff management OR 7+ years heavy defense litigation experience with daily staff management obligations. The Senior Associate works under a name Partner managing the litigation caseload and supervising a team of Case Managers and Associates. Exemplary litigation, strong case prioritization, and staff organization skills are essential. The firm is looking for a proven team builder who inspires by example and is highly motivated to advocate passionately for its clients. It offers competitive salary and excellent benefits. Please apply with a resume, writing sample, and references to the Office Administrator Tony Mannara.
ASSISTANT DEAN FOR STUDENTS - Updated 3/26/2019
The Assistant Dean for Students provides leadership and vision in the area of student affairs with a focus on ensuring students have a personalized, supportive educational experience; fostering a sense of inclusion and community; and supporting the Law School’s objective to graduate practice-ready attorneys. The Assistant Dean leads the Office of Student Affairs and provides outreach and direct services to law students. This position oversees law school student organizations and organizes a variety of events, including orientation, graduation, and bar admission ceremonies. The Assistant Dean must be able to work effectively with a diverse student body and be invested in our students’ success. This position reports to the Associate Dean for Administration and works collaboratively with faculty and staff to ensure high-quality student support. **The projected start date for this position is July 15, 2019. Click here to apply.
FAMILY LAW LITIGATION ATTORNEY - Updated 3/22/2019
The Law Office of Michael L. Fell is looking to hire a full-time Family Law Litigation Attorney with 5 or more years of family law experience. The firm currently has two family law lawyers and a family law paralegal, but would like to add another attorney to our firm. Please include a resume and a cover page and email to email@example.com if interested.
ENTRY-LEVEL ATTORNEY - Updated 3/20/2019
Kim & Min is a boutique law firm specializing in immigration law and corporate law. Kim & Min is seeking a recent law school graduate or an entry-level attorney. The candidate must be fluent in Korean. Email Raymond Kim to apply.
CHIEF COMPLIANCE AND PRIVACY OFFICER - Updated 3/20/2019
UC Irvine Health Sciences based in Orange, California has retained Witt/Kieffer to assist in the recruitment of candidates for the Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer. This is an exciting opportunity to join a leading academic medical center and work closely with senior leadership in realizing its overall goals and objectives centered on innovative healthcare delivery. Click here to apply.
LEGAL SKILLS PROFESSOR - Updated 3/8/2019
California Western School of Law is currently seeking applications for a Visiting Full-time Legal Skills Professor to start in the Fall 2019 trimester. California Western School of Law (CWSL) is seeking applications for a visiting full-time Legal Skills Professor.
The appointment will be for one year. Responsibilities include teaching two sections of Legal Skills I (objective analysis, writing, and research) in the fall and two sections of Legal Skills II (persuasive writing and oral advocacy) in the spring. CWSL encourages applications from individuals who would contribute to the diversity of our faculty.
Applicants must have strong academic credentials, a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school, and proficiency in legal writing and research. Law-practice experience, which may include judicial clerkships, is required and teaching experience is preferred.
A substantial percentage of CWSL students come from diverse cultural, racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. We are particularly interested in candidates who are committed to teaching a diverse student body. While not required, all candidates are encouraged to submit a statement addressing their commitment to diversity and how they can contribute to the educational experience of our students.
CWSL is an ABA accredited and AALS member, non-profit law school located in downtown San Diego, California. We have the distinction of being San Diego’s oldest law school and are known for our commitment to preparing students to be practice-ready lawyers. CWSL is the recipient of numerous community service awards, including the State Bar of California President’s Pro Bono Service Award, and the federal President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. We are also home to numerous outstanding programs, including the California Innocence Project, the Community Law Project, and the New Media Rights Program. Members of the faculty have national and international reputations for their scholarly contributions. The faculty is also dedicated to teaching and community service.
Please email application materials (including cover letter, CV, law-school transcript, writing sample, and diversity statement) to the Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, Donald Smythe, at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will begin considering applications immediately. The position will commence August 1, 2019.
STAFF ATTORNEY - RIVERSIDE - Updated 3/8/2019
The Immigrant Defenders Law Center (“ImmDef”) is a next-generation, social justice law firm that provides high-quality representation and legal services to immigrants in Southern California. ImmDef was founded with the belief that no immigrant should be forced to go into court alone, and our universal representation programs for children and adults are a first step towards that goal. Learn more about us at www.immdef.org.
In response to the current crisis of family separation, detention and need for legal representation, ImmDef is now hiring additional legal and administrative staff. ImmDef seeks a full-time Staff Attorney to provide fearless and zealous advocacy to clients in immigration removal proceedings. The Staff Attorney will work under the direct supervision of a Managing Attorney and in collaboration with their fellow attorneys. Our attorneys receive support from paralegals, administrative assistants and case managers. This is a rewarding and exciting position where the successful applicant will be engaged in cutting edge immigration litigation. Click here to apply.
ATTORNEY - Updated 3/8/2019
Koeller, Nebeker, Carlson & Haluck, LLP is seeking an attorney with three to four years of experience to practice in the areas of general liability and construction defect litigation defense in Irvine, CA. KNCH handles construction defect, personal injury, and property damage claims arising from both residential and commercial projects. Please submit your resume and a writing sample to email@example.com.
ATTORNEY-INSTRUCTOR - Updated 3/8/2019
U.S. Customs & Border Protection, the nation’s largest federal law enforcement agency, is seeking qualified attorneys for the Office of Chief Counsel-Training, which is co-located at the U.S. Border Patrol Academy in Artesia, NM. The successful candidate will spend their time instructing new agents about constitutional, criminal, customs, and immigration laws relevant to their duties as well as acting as agency counsel for CBP as part of Chief Counsel’s Enforcement and Operations division. The announcement for the position closes on April 4, 2019. For details, click here.
ASSISTANT OR ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF LAW CAREER SERVICES - Updated 3/5/2019
The position entails career and professional development coaching and counseling; developing relationships with employers; communicating comprehensive career information to students and alumni through multiple platforms; fostering partnerships with faculty, alumni, students, and employers; creating job search and networking strategies; and managing career-related programs. Participate in overseeing Career Services Office (CSO) administration responsibilities. Perform other duties as assigned. Click here to apply.
DIRECTOR OF ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT - Updated 3/5/2019
The Director of Academic Achievement will have the responsibility of working with the Executive Director of Bar Preparation and Academic Achievement (“Executive Director”) to provide a holistic, comprehensive program of academic support and bar preparation that encompasses law students’ entire academic experience at the Law School, from Orientation through the Bar Exam. This is a full-time, year-round (12 month) administrative position. Click here to apply.
MORGAN LEWIS LABOR & EMPLOYMENT ASSOCIATE - Updated 2/25/2019
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, one of the world’s leading international law firms, seeks to hire a highly qualified mid-level associate to join the Labor & Employment Practice in the Orange County office. The ideal candidate will have employment litigation experience in single-plaintiff and class action lawsuits, particularly in wage-hour class actions. Candidates must possess excellent academic credentials and strong organization, research, writing and analytical skills. We value collegiality and diversity among our lawyers and seek to make the practice both professionally and personally rewarding. California bar membership is required. To apply: Please visit the Morgan Lewis website and submit your cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and a writing sample. Morgan Lewis is not accepting resumes or referrals from search firms for this position. Qualified candidates only. All inquiries will be kept confidential. Morgan Lewis is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Pursuant to applicable state and municipal Fair Chance Laws and Ordinances, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
CIVIL LITIGATION ATTORNEY - Updated 2/25/2019
Santa Ana insurance defense firm seeks highly motivated associate with minimum of three years personal injury experience. Applicant must be detailed oriented, and have excellent analytical, research and writing skills, as well as experience with taking and defending depositions, mediations and trial prep experience. Please submit your resume, writing sample and salary requirements to Lisa.McMains@bdmklaw.com for our immediate consideration.
ENERGY PROJECT DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE - Updated 2/25/2019
Stoel Rives LLP is seeking an associate with 4 to 6 years of experience to join its nationally-recognized energy development practice group in San Diego, California. The ideal candidate has experience in energy transactions, including project development (site control, power purchase agreements, engineering, procurement and construction agreements, supply agreements and/or operations and maintenance agreements), M&A and finance transactions. Qualified candidates will have strong academic credentials, writing skills, interpersonal skills and be a self-starter with a commitment to excellence and have the ability to thrive in a fast-paced collaborative environment. Membership in the California bar is required. Principals only. No recruiters, please. Stoel Rives LLP enjoys an over-100-year tradition of excellence as a leader among U.S. law firms. We offer a multi-office platform and world-class clients together with focused, individual training and professional development for all our attorneys. With nearly 400 lawyers firmwide, we are proud to provide a full suite of transactional and litigation solutions for U.S. and international clients at all stages of growth, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. To apply, click here.
VISITING PROFESSOR OF LAW - Updated 2/14/2019
Chapman University's Dale E. Fowler School of Law seeks applications for a Visiting Professor of Law for the 2019-2020 academic year, beginning in August 2019. The successful candidate will teach one section each of Civil Procedure I and California Civil Procedure in Fall 2019, and one section each of Civil Procedure II and California Civil Procedure in Spring 2020. To apply, click here.
LITIGATION ASSOCIATE - Updated 2/12/2019
The Orange County office of Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP is seeking associates with 2 plus years of litigation experience. Eligible candidates must be licensed in California and judicial clerkship experience is a plus. Candidates should have excellent writing skills with a strong academic record from a nationally respected law school and an equally impressive undergraduate degree. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply online at www.shb.com. No third party submissions please. Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
IN-HOUSE COUNSEL - Updated 2/12/2019
Ambiance Apparel located in Downtown LA is looking for an in-house attorney. Ambiance is a leading manufacturer, importer and wholesaler of casual basic apparel for women & juniors. Please see below for more information. To apply, please email Jane Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ASSISTANT GENERAL COUNSEL, SOCAL GAS - Updated 2/12/2019
SoCalGas is seeking an experienced litigation attorney to lead the Litigation Section of the Company’s Law Department and to represent the Company and manage outside counsel in litigation matters. The position is based in Downtown Los Angeles. Must apply at www.socalgas.com/careers, #18-40261. Any inquiries, please email SoCalGas Legal Department Office Manager, Marivel Munoz, at MMunoz@semprautilities.com.
ASSISTANT U.S. ATTORNEY - Updated 2/12/2019
This office is interviewing for three AUSAs in the Santa Ana Branch Office, Criminal Division. AUSAs in the Criminal Division advise federal law enforcement agents on criminal investigations, present criminal cases to the grand jury, and try criminal cases before the United States District Court. Applications are being accepted until July 31 on a rolling basis. For more information, please visit the job listing for more information.
HOW TO BECOME AN ASSISTANT UNITED STATES ATTORNEY - Updated 2/12/2019
COUNSEL, CUSTOMER SERVICE SPECIALIST - Updated 2/12/2019
The Counsel, Customer Service Specialist will have primary responsibility for managing the third party vendor customer service specialist program. This vendor’s role is to mediate customers’ requests for a repurchase or expedited replacement of vehicles in compliance with applicable HMA policies and state and federal laws. The position also serves as the main point of contact for the Consumer Litigation department. This position is responsible for creating vendor strategy and supervising customer service specialists’ handling of customer lemon law demands including investigation, legal analysis, and resolution. The position will require collaborating with various company departments to establish consistency with policies and procedures, and monitor trends in alleged vehicle defects. A time-efficient approach to resolving a customer’s lemon law demand in a cost-effective manner will be required. Click here for more information.
PROGRAM COORDINATOR - Updated 2/12/2019
Los Angeles Superior Court seeks dynamic, well-qualified, and highly-motivated individuals to work as a Program Coordinator I. Program Coordinator I performs complex and important work in planning, implementing, operating, and evaluating small or highly focused programs, or assisting in administering larger, more complex programs. Examples of such programs include the Courts' JusticeCorps program, and various community outreach programs. Click here for more information.
JUDICIAL EXTERN - Updated 2/12/2019
The Court is now accepting applications for Spring 2019 Judicial Externship positions. The Court offers externships in the following areas of law: civil, criminal, probate, family, mental health, and dependency/juvenile. Externs' duties vary but may include interacting with their assigned judicial officers, participating in the drafting of bench memoranda, as well as participating in the handling of special court-related projects. Externs also have the opportunity to observe trials and hearings. Click here for more information.
APPELLATE COURT ATTORNEY D / SENIOR APPELLATE ATTORNEY - Updated 1/16/2019
The Fourth Appellate District, Division Three located in Santa Ana is now accepting applications for two Central Staff Attorneys to work under the general supervision of the Presiding Justice and the direct supervision of the Managing Attorney. The positions are being recruited at levels D to Senior and will be staffed at a level commensurate with the qualifications of the selected individuals. The duties of these Central Staff attorneys will include reviewing appellate briefs and trial records, researching and analyzing the law, assisting with the preparation of draft opinions, reviewing and proofreading opinions by the Justices, and performing other tasks as assigned by the Justices and Managing Attorney. These Central Staff attorneys will work directly with the authoring Justice on opinions. The ability to discuss issues thoroughly and work independently while welcoming supervision and editing of one’s work is required. Excellent analytical, writing, and research skills are mandatory. The attorneys in this position will review both criminal and civil cases. Click here for more information and search under job # 4897.
WC DEFENSE ATTORNEY - Updated 1/16/2019
Entry level Workers' Compensation associate needed. Candidate must possess exceptional oral and written communication skills, have sound judgment and analytical abilities, be self-motivated and a team player. Our work product is important to us, and we take the time to fully train our associates. Full benefits available. Please submit resume and salary requirements to email@example.com for our consideration.