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The OCBA often hosts complimentary events for its members—a great way for attorneys in transition to stay connected to the legal community.
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GENERAL COUNSEL & SECRETARY - Posted 6/3/2013
The Office of the Chancellor of the California State University System (CSU) seeks a highly skilled and experienced attorney and manager to serve as General Counsel and Secretary (GC). Reporting to the Chancellor, the successful candidate for this position will oversee a team of nearly 40 attorneys, staff members, and legal professionals working at the CSU Headquarters in Long Beach, California, and across twenty-three CSU campuses. The General Counsel will have a unique opportunity to advance a multi-campus legal department that is capable of responding nimbly and effectively to the diverse legal challenges facing the CSU. S/he will lead a department as it continues to develop a progressive model for how an experienced and able legal team can best support the leadership of one of the largest public university systems in the world. For additional information and details on how to apply, please click here.
ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY - Posted 5/24/2013
Growing general liability and insurance coverage law firm is seeking an associate attorney with 1-4 years of experience to join its practice in Fullerton, Calif. The firm practices primarily in insurance defense and insurance coverage. Litigation involves the subject matters of insurance bad faith, personal injury, and construction defect, among others. Candidates with the following skills are preferred:
- Recent litigation experience—preferably insurance defense. Applicant must be experienced and skilled in drafting and responding to written discovery; researching, preparing, and drafting all manner of motions and briefs; drafting all pleadings; and drafting legal memorandum. Experienced in preparing for and taking depositions. Experienced at performing oral argument on all manner of motions and procedure. Skilled legal researcher required. Proficiency on Lexis preferred, but not required. Experience in analyzing medical records a plus. Knowledge and experience in retaining and working with expert witnesses.
- Preference given to those who are licensed to practice in Arizona and Nevada as well as California.
All interested applicants, please submit a resume, references, and writing sample to: email@example.com. New law school graduates please do not apply. No phone calls.
SENIOR DIRECTOR, ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE - Posted 5/6/2013
The State Bar of California currently seeks a highly experienced Senior Director to oversee the Administration of Justice programs and activities. The Senior Director is responsible for overseeing planning, budgeting, personnel management, direction, and administration of the Access to Justice activities of the State Bar, including the two major components of the Office of Legal Services: The Legal Services Trust Fund Program and the Center on Access to Justice, subject to the general oversight of the Executive Director/CEO. The Senior Director supports the State Bar’s Board of Trustees, the California Commission on Access to Justice, and various other committees and commissions on Administration of Justice issues. Candidates should have excellent written and oral communication abilities and good interpersonal skills; demonstrated understanding of advanced principles of program development, evaluation, administration, and management; advanced principles of strategic planning, operations, policy development, and implementation; advanced principles of office management, budgeting, and supervision; advanced principles of problem identification, analysis, and resolution; and a demonstrated understanding of access to justice principles and knowledge of the legal services community. For more information and details on how to apply, please click here. If you have any questions or comments about the job description for the Senior Director Administration of Justice, please feel free to contact Mario J. Ibarra at 213.765.1201.
DIRECTOR OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS - Posted 4/23/2013
University of California, Irvine is recruiting for a Director of International Affairs, who will establish, direct, and be fully accountable for international affairs activities which involve interaction with multiple organizational and functional units on the campus and in the external community, advancing a strong global strategy for the campus. The successful candidate will have a global view, with talents in multicultural relationship management, and will maintain a knowledge base of other institutions’ international affairs activities, monitoring trends and sustaining UCI’s attractiveness to global populations. Strong analytical orientation coupled with the ability to interpret data, identify trends, and convey findings and recommendations to all levels of management required. Juris Doctorate degree preferred. For more information and details on how to apply, please click here.
CITY ATTORNEY - Posted 4/23/2013
The City of Anaheim is currently seeking to fill a position in its City Attorney Office. The ideal candidate will be someone who brings a dynamic set of legal and executive skills that are equal to the opportunities and challenges of this complex and vibrant community. The successful candidate for City Attorney will be a well-rounded and experienced municipal attorney with strong generalist skills complemented by a passion for public service. Requires a Juris Doctorate from an accredited college or university and current membership in the State Bar of California. In addition, at least eight (8) to ten (10) years of increasingly responsible experience in the practice of municipal law in Charter cities, including management of internal and external staff, is required. The ideal candidate will have similar experience working directly with a municipality in California. Candidates from private sector firms with experience in municipal issues are also encouraged to apply. The salary range is $169,463 – $254,194 annually, plus a generous benefits package including CalPERS. Apply by Tuesday, May 21, 2013, via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Electronic submittals are strongly preferred and should include a compelling cover letter, comprehensive resume, salary history, and five (5) professional references. Confidential inquiries welcomed to Dave Morgan at 916.630.4900. Detailed brochure available online at www.ralphandersen.com.
ADMINISTRATIVE—CLIENT SERVICES MANAGER - Posted 6/10/2013
The Orange County Bar Association has a part-time position for a Client Services Manager to assist its Public Services Department. The Client Services Manager assists with managing the public service programs of the Orange County Bar Association including the Mandatory Fee Arbitration (MFA), Client Relations, and pro bono programs in accordance with the California State Bar regulations. Duties include handling busy phones, processing and setting up attorney/client fee arbitrations and mediations and attorney/client complaints, implementation of pro bono programs and outreach, and a variety of clerical duties. Ideal candidate will have minimum 5 years administrative experience. Legal background preferred. Ability to multi-task and prioritize, manage multiple deadlines, and excellent follow through. Position requires a highly organized, deadline driven, and detail oriented candidate with strong customer service and communication skills. Applicants must have excellent computer skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word and Excel). Candidates will be tested on computer proficiency. Successful candidate must pass background check. Freeway convenient office near the Orange County airport. Send cover letter, resume and salary history to email@example.com. NO PHONE CALLS.