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Employment Opportunities

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Is your firm recruiting new talent? As a service to our members, the OCBA posts attorney job openings on our website at no cost. Simply send your job announcement including details on how to apply to the OCBA at info@ocbar.org.



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 janekim@ambianceapparel.com.



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.



Is your firm recruiting new talent? As a service to our members, the OCBA posts attorney job openings on our website at no cost. Simply send your job announcement including details on how to apply to the OCBA at info@ocbar.org.



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.



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 denise@bdmklaw.com for our consideration.



The Regents of the University of California Office of General Counsel and Office of Risk Services are conducting a review of the panel of law firms providing services for UC Los Angeles Medical Center under the University’s Professional Medical and Hospital Liability Program. ttached you will find a memorandum announcing the panel review and seeking applications from qualified firms. Application materials are available online at http://www.ucop.edu/general-counsel/index.html and also attached. All applications and supporting material must be submitted via email to PL_Defe.svimj5vaqp713tex@u.box.com. As mentioned in the attached memorandum, important considerations for our selection process include a demonstrated commitment to diversity, efficiency and cost–effectiveness. The University of California serves one of the world’s most diverse communities and draws its student body, its faculty, and its employees from a wide array of backgrounds, cultures, and experiences. Providing effective legal representation and advice therefore demands that the University’s legal representatives and staff are capable of understanding and communicating with individuals from many backgrounds. (Please also click here.) Applications will be accepted through January 31, 2019. For questions or assistance regarding the process or application materials, please contact Shari Guzman, Legal Support Specialist Coordinator/Office of the General Counsel at shari.guzman@ucop.edu or (510) 987-9441.


ADJUNCT PROFESSOR - Updated 11/9/2018

Western State College of Law is seeking an Adjunct Professor to teach a practice-oriented Mediation course in the Spring 2019 semester. The Mediation course is designed to teach students the skills and techniques used in mediation of legal disputes in multiple areas of law, including Family Law and Business Law. Students participate in simulated hypothetical situations in order to develop and practice these skills. They also will develop skills in client counseling, facilitation, and problem solving. The course is a two-unit course, which meets on Wednesday evenings for ten weekly three-hour sessions. The course will run from Feb. 13 through April 24, 2019, with no class on March 6 (spring break). Ideal candidates will be Certified Mediators with an active mediation practice, and with experience or a strong interest in training future attorneys. Please contact Associate Dean Susan Keller or 714-459-1141.


Employment Resources


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 at no cost. Simply send your job announcement including details on how to apply to the OCBA at info@ocbar.org.