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Networking & Community Outreach EventsThe OCBA often hosts complimentary events for its members—a great way for attorneys in transition to stay connected to the legal community.
MCLE ProgramsOCBA Section members are able to earn free CLE credits during monthly meetings. For more information on the various OCBA Sections, please click here.
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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.
STAFF ATTORNEY (ASSOCIATE GENERAL COUNSEL) - Updated 1/6/2021
Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc., a world leader in diagnostic imaging, is in search of qualified candidates to fill our open positions. The Associate General Counsel will report Directly to the VP General Counsel and will act as a trusted counselor and attorney providing support to CMSU and CMRU on all legal and compliance matters. Canon Medical Systems offers a competitive salary and benefits package, we support a diverse workplace and are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability. We invite you to join and become part of our Canon family. Click here to apply.
COUNTY COUNSEL FOR VENTURA COUNTY CALIFORNIA - Updated 1/6/2021
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 email@example.com - 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.
FULL-TIME STAFF ATTORNEY - HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESS PREVENTION UNIT - Updated 12/16/2020
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.
FULL-TIME STAFF ATTORNEY - CONSUMER LAW UNIT - Updated 12/16/2020
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.
FULL-TIME STAFF ATTORNEY - HEALTH LAW UNIT - Updated 12/16/2020
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.
CORPORATE COUNSEL - COMMERCIAL CONTRACTS - Updated 12/11/2020
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.
SENIOR COUNSEL LITIGATION - Updated 11/23/2020
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.
ASSOCIATE-PRODUCT LIABILITY LITIGATION - Updated 11/13/2020
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.
FULL-TIME STAFF ATTORNEY - Updated 11/13/2020
ELDR seeks a full-time attorney with a demonstrated commitment to social justice and interest in the representation of people who could not otherwise access attorneys. The attorney will work primarily for people experiencing homelessness or who are at risk of homelessness. Duties will include citation defense, traffic related defense, advocacy, oversight and enforcement of a settlement with Orange County (focused on standards of care at shelter sites), and investigating access to benefits. Attorney will participate in ongoing litigation. ELDR takes a trauma-informed approach to representation and all team members work collaboratively. Willingness to meet clients where they are will be required. PPE will be provided. Email resume, cover letter, references (no more than 3), and writing sample (optional) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY - CIVIL LITIGATION DEFENSE - Updated 11/13/2020
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 email@example.com for consideration.
LITIGATOR - SCHEER LAW GROUP LLP - Updated 11/9/2020
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.
DEPUTY CITY ATTORNEY II OR III - GENERAL PUBLIC SAFETY, RENT, & CODE ENFORCEMENT - Updated 11/3/2020
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.
DEPUTY CITY ATTORNEY II OR III - LABOR & EMPLOYMENT - Updated 11/3/2020
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.
DEPUTY CITY ATTORNEY II OR III - GENERAL & COMPLEX LITIGATION - Updated 11/3/2020
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.
NEIGHBORHOOD LAW CORPS ATTORNEY - Updated 11/3/2020
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.
SUPERVISING CLIENTS' RIGHTS ADVOCATE - Updated 10/29/2020
The Supervising Client’s Rights Advocate is a member of the management team that provides ongoing supervision, consultation and technical assistance to Clients’ Rights Advocates in their duties to assist and/or directly represent persons with developmental disabilities in pursuing administrative and legal remedies. The job involves extensive travel throughout California including remote locations. Click here to apply.
CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION ATTORNEYS - Updated 10/23/2020
The California Energy Commission is looking to fill seven attorney positions in the Chief Counsel’s Office. 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. How to Apply: To be considered for the positions, please follow the steps and instructions provided in the links.
STAFF ATTORNEY - Updated 10/20/2020
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: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, and firstname.lastname@example.org.
FULL-TIME STAFF ATTORNEY – HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESS PREVENTION UNIT - Updated 10/20/2020
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. The Public Law Center (PLC), Orange County's pro bono law firm, is committed to providing access to justice for low-income residents. Through volunteers and staff, PLC provides free civil legal services, including counseling, individual representation, community education, and strategic litigation and advocacy to challenge societal injustices. Now in its 38th year of service, PLC works with more than 1,400 volunteer lawyers, paralegals and law students from throughout the county who volunteer their time and expertise. Click here for more information.
SENIOR DEPUTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY - ORANGE COUNTY, CA - Updated 10/08/2020
Accepting applications beginning Wednesday, October 7, 2020 for a minimum of five (5) business days, until the needs of the department are met. Click here for more information.
DEPUTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY IV - ORANGE COUNTY, CA - Updated 10/08/2020
DEPUTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY I, II, III - ORANGE COUNTY, CA - Updated 10/08/2020
Advertising for this recruitment will began today Wednesday, October 7, 2020; however we will accept on-line applications beginning on Tuesday, October 13, 2020, on a continuous basis until 11:59 p.m. (PST) on the day the county’s needs are met. Click here for more information.
SENIOR LEVEL ASSOCIATE - LOS ANGELES, CA - Updated 10/05/2020
Nixon Peabody’s Corporate Practice Group is seeking to hire a mid to senior level associate to join our Los Angeles office. The ideal candidate will have more than four years of experience working on complex corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, emerging growth/venture capital, private equity, joint ventures, commercial agreements and other business transactions. Click here for more information.
BANKRUPTCY JUDGESHIP VACANCY - Updated 10/05/2020
The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit invites applications from qualified candidates for a 14-year appointment as United States Bankruptcy Judge in the Northern District of New York (Syracuse). If you applied earlier, there’s no need to re-submit your application. For announcement and application click here.
MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT ASSOCIATE – LOS ANGELES, CA - Updated 9/29/2020
The Los Angeles office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP seeks to hire a junior associate to join its nationally recognized media & entertainment practice. We work with production companies, studios, networks, streaming services, and other content creators and distributors to get their content made and protect that content from claims - ensuring they can exercise their free expression without undue restraint. Click here for more information.
EMPLOYMENT ASSOCIATE OR COUNSEL – LOS ANGELES OR SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Updated 9/29/2020
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP seeks to hire a senior associate or counsel with a minimum of six years’ experience to join its California and national employment law practice. Click here for more information.
CORPORATE ASSOCIATE – SACRAMENTO, CA - Updated 9/29/2020
Delfino Madden is seeking an associate attorney with two to four years of corporate or transactional experience to join our Corporate practice group. Delfino Madden’s Corporate practice group provides outside general counsel services for nonprofit organizations and for-profit companies, and also acts as transaction counsel in all types of financing and joint venture transactions, including mergers and acquisitions. Strong research and document drafting skills required. Click here for more information.
CONTRACTS COUNSEL – COSTA MESA, CA - Updated 9/24/2020
Experian is seeking an experienced attorney with several years of experience working with complex agreements for sophisticated clients in a variety of industries, including telecom, financial services, public sector, fintech, and technology. The position will provide you the opportunity to negotiate contracts directly with Experian’s business clients, requiring in-depth work with and understanding of agreements for a variety of products and services, including credit and marketing data services, SaaS, licensed software, consulting, professional services, and analytics, as well as NDAs, evaluation agreements, teaming agreements, standard terms and conditions, service level agreements, and master services agreements. Click here for more information.
OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL – CALIFORNIA - Updated 9/24/2020
Click here for more information of various deputy attorney general positions available with the Office of Attorney General.
ANTITRUST PROFESSIONAL TRACK ASSOCIATE – IRVINE, CA - Updated 9/24/2020
Crowell & Moring LLP seeks a highly qualified Associate to join its Antitrust practice group, working from its Orange County, CA office. Candidates must have a minimum of 6 years of experience practicing law (in any field). This is a full-time, professional track position which provides work flexibility. Click here for more information.
PROBATE ATTORNEY – ORLANDO, FL - Updated 9/11/2020
The Probate Pro (www.TheProbatePro.com), is an award-winning and growing probate, estate planning law firm seeking an attorney in Orlando. We are a dynamic law firm. We work hard and play hard. We were named by Crain’s Detroit as a Cool Place to Work in 2018. In 2019 and 2020, we were honored by Law Firm 500 as one of the fastest growing firms in the country. Click here for more information.
ASSOCIATE COUNSEL III IN SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - Updated 9/8/2020
Providence is calling an Associate Counsel III to our location in Seattle, WA or CA. We are seeking an Associate Counsel III to be responsible, under the guidance of the Senior Managing Corporate Counsel, for providing general legal services and assigned specific projects for the Providence St. Joseph Health (“PSJH”) ministries. The Associate Counsel provides legal advice, consultation, and policy analysis and interpretations of numerous areas of law and policy and conducts research and analysis to provide policy recommendations. Responsibilities also include preparing written opinions and guidance for the executive management teams and other internal clients and drafts and reviewing contracts for the organization, with emphasis on physician and vendor agreements. The Associate Counsel keeps informed of opinions, orders, decisions and developments relating to hospital and physician legal requirements, and other matters of interest, and strives to carry out the essential position accountabilities in a timely manner in response to client needs. The ability to work in a team setting is essential. Click here to apply.
LABOR & EMPLOYMENT LITIGATION - ASSOCIATE (3-5 yrs) - Updated 9/4/2020
Focused on labor and employment law since 1958, Jackson Lewis P.C.’s 950+ attorneys located in major cities nationwide consistently identify and respond to new ways workplace law intersects business. We help employers develop proactive strategies, strong policies and business-oriented solutions to cultivate high-functioning workforces that are engaged, stable and diverse, and share our clients' goals to emphasize inclusivity and respect for the contribution of every employee. The Firm is ranked in the First Tier nationally in the category of Labor and Employment Litigation, as well as in both Employment Law and Labor Law on behalf of Management, in the U.S. News - Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”. Jackson Lewis is seeking a Labor & Employment Litigation – Associate for the Irvine, California office. Click here for more information.
INSURANCE DEFENSE ATTORNEY, BODILY INJURY - Updated 8/18/2020
As an insurance defense attorney within our bodily injury (BI) unit, you’ll be a part of our motor vehicle insurance defense litigation team, providing legal representation to Progressive insureds and/or to the Progressive Insurance Companies before courts and arbitration panels in all aspects of litigation. Handling cases from beginning to end, you’ll also prepare legal pleadings, motions, statements, trial briefs and be involved in negotiating settlements. Additionally, you’ll work closely with clients and claims partners to prepare timely reports on litigation, ensuring all appropriate defenses are leveraged to reach positive outcomes. Other tasks will include analyzing written discovery, depositions, medical records and assessing the value of claims to determine risk exposure. Click here to apply.