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  • Wednesday, August 16, 2017 12:36 PM | Amelia Montgomery (Administrator)

    Senior Counsel – Real Estate 

    Senior Counsel – Finance

    We hope to be able to review applications/resumes by 9/1/2017.  

  • Wednesday, August 16, 2017 12:34 PM | Amelia Montgomery (Administrator)

    The United States District Court, Central District of California, is currently accepting applications from qualified attorneys interested in serving on the Central District’s Merit Selection Panel.  Please refer to the link below for more information. 

    http://www.cacd.uscourts.gov/news/seeking-applications-merit-selection-panel-members

  • Thursday, August 10, 2017 10:12 AM | Amelia Montgomery (Administrator)

    I am the State Chair of Senator Dianne Feinstein’s judicial advisory committee.  As you may know, there is a California vacancy on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
     
    To assist the Senator in fulfilling her responsibility to ensure this vacancy is promptly filled, we are interested in interviewing candidates who would serve with distinction as a Federal Appeals court judge.
     
    If you are interested in applying, please go to the Senator’s website at http://feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/applications-jud and fill out the information for the judicial application.  If you know a highly-qualified candidate who might be interested in applying, please have that candidate visit the Senator’s website and fill out the application.  In addition, anyone applying for the opening should also contact me directly at (619) 238-1811 or email me at dcasey@cglaw.com.  Applications should be filled out and sent to me no later than Friday, September 8, 2017.
     
    Finally, please feel free to forward this e-mail to other leaders in the legal community who you think would be or could identify outstanding candidates for this position.
     
    Thank you for your consideration.
     
    David S. Casey, Jr.

  • Friday, August 04, 2017 10:44 AM | Amelia Montgomery (Administrator)

    One Year Term Beginning ASAP.

    Organization Description

    The Public Law Center (PLC), Orange County's pro bonolaw firm, is committed to providing access to justice for low-income residents. Now in its 36th year of service,

    PLC works with over 1,400 volunteer lawyers, paralegals and law students to provide free civil legal services, including counseling, individual representation, community education, and strategic litigation and advocacy to challenge societal injustices.

    Qualifications 

    • Admission to California Bar or awaiting Bar exam results
    • Excellent writing and public speaking skills required
    • Experience or in representing low-income people in civil litigation or
    • administrative proceedings a strong plus
    • Knowledge of elder and consumer legal issues preferred
    • Commitment to working with volunteer lawyers and law students
    • Ability to work effectively as part of a team
    • Must have own transportation, valid CA Driver’s license, and good driving record
    • Applicant must qualify for service under the AmeriCorps program, including mandated criminal background checks

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Provide quality legal services to low-income Orange County individuals over the age of 60 in collaboration with an established team of attorneys
    • Provide consumer legal services to clients over the age of 60. Assist elderly clients with unraveling the consequences of elder financial abuse, including working with law enforcement, Adult Protective Services, doctors, banks and concerned family members to counteract the abuse. Defend elderly clients from predatory consumer transactions where elderly clients may be taken advantage of, including automobile transactions and payday loans.
    • Oversee case referrals and provide support to pro bono attorneys.
    • Conduct community education presentations to elder clients and related community organizations
    • Represent PLC at legal networking and community outreach events
    • Occasional evening and weekend work required
    • Other duties as assigned

    Salary & Benefits

    • Annual living allowance, as well as financial support for housing, student loan repayment, and other permissible reimbursable living expenses.
    • Benefits: Education award; Health, dental, vision and life insurance; State and local bar dues paid.
    • Interested applicants should contact PLC with any follow up questions

    Please submit Resume, Cover Letter and Writing Sample (10 pages or less) to: lferrin@publiclawcenter.org

    APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled

    Public Law Center is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race,

    color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or veteran status.

     
  • Thursday, August 03, 2017 9:11 PM | Amelia Montgomery (Administrator)

    Comments sought:
     
    The Advisory Committee on Civil Jury Instructions has approved and posted for public comment its 31st release of proposed revisions and additions to the civil instructions (CACI). This release includes proposed new and revised instructions and verdict forms, including one revocation and some renumbering, in response to developments in the law over the last six months. The committee is very interested in your input.
     
    The proposed changes and additions are available for viewing on the internet at http://www.courts.ca.gov/policyadmin-invitationstocomment.htm. Only these currently proposed changes and additions are being submitted for comment at this time. We will gladly accept other comments, but the committee will not be able to consider them until the next release cycle.
     
    Our preferred way of receiving your comments is in a Word file attached to an e-mail sent to civiljuryinstructions@jud.ca.gov. However, you may also respond online.  And we have also posted a comment form that you may use to comment on individual instruction or groups of instructions. Please do not comment by Reply All to this e-mail.
     
    Comments by letter should be sent to:
     
    Mr. Bruce Greenlee, Attorney
    Judicial Council of California
    Advisory Committee on Civil Jury Instructions
    455 Golden Gate Avenue
    San Francisco, CA 94102

    The deadline for receiving comments is Friday, September 1, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

    All comments will be reviewed by the advisory committee, which will make recommendations to the Judicial Council's Rules and Projects Committee and then to the full council. Comments received will become part of the public record of the council's action.
     
    When submitting comments, please:
    Indicate whether you agree with the proposal, would agree with the proposal if it is modified, or do not agree with the proposal.
    Clearly identify the specific language in the instruction that you are commenting on.
    Suggest alternative language, if appropriate.
    Provide any applicable authority for your position.
     
    We encourage your comments and critique because they help us refine both the particular instructions and the more global choices about format and approach.  We appreciate your participation in this effort.
     
    On behalf of the Advisory Committee on Civil Jury Instructions
    Hon. Martin J. Tangeman, Chair

  • Monday, July 24, 2017 11:01 PM | Amelia Montgomery (Administrator)

    SP17-04 Traffic and Criminal Procedure: Forms and rule on ability to pay in traffic and other infraction cases (approve forms TR-321/CR-320 and TR-321/CR-321; adopt Cal. Rules of Court, rule 4.336)
     
    The deadline for comment is 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 15, 2017.

  • Thursday, July 06, 2017 9:43 PM | Amelia Montgomery (Administrator)


  • Monday, July 03, 2017 1:15 PM | Amelia Montgomery (Administrator)

    The Office of the Attorney General is seeking to fill 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 postmark your application on or before the deadline.

    LICENSING SECTION DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL III Los Angeles

    Charitable Trusts Section Los Angeles

    For Deputy Attorney General III positions, please ensure you complete the online training and experience questionnaire in order to establish eligibility before applying. You can access the questionnaire HERE. For Deputy Attorney General positions, you can access the exam bulletin HERE.
     
    If you have any questions in regards to the application process, please do not hesitate to reach out to me.
     
    Thank you,
     
    DOJ Recruitment Unit
    Office of Human Resources
    Office of the Attorney General
    California Department of Justice
    Careers@doj.ca.gov

  • Wednesday, June 28, 2017 12:26 PM | Amelia Montgomery (Administrator)

    Comments sought:
     
    A new proposal to revise the California Criminal Jury Instructions (CALCRIM) has been posted to the California Courts web site, at http://www.courts.ca.gov/policyadmin-invitationstocomment.htm.
     
    You are welcome to distribute this to any other interested parties. The deadline for comment is 5:00 p.m., Friday, July 21, 2017.
     
    If you have any questions, please contact Robin Seeley, staff to the Criminal Jury Instructions Advisory Committee, at robin.seeley@jud.ca.gov.

  • Monday, June 19, 2017 11:35 AM | Amelia Montgomery (Administrator)


    The two primary first responders to a victim of human trafficking are law enforcement and CPS (Community Service Programs). When a CSP Advocate receives a call, they immediately go to assist the victim. They bring a bag including various necessities to meet the victim wherever he or she is. The victim’s clothing may be taken for evidence or they may have barely any clothing on at all. Oftentimes they need the necessities of life, like shelter, food and toiletries. Your donation will go directly to these victims.

    Collect and donate to the Necessities Drive.

    Drop off will be throughout the month of July at the OCBA headquarters.

    All items must be new/clothing must have tags.

    Here is a list of the most needed items:

    • Target, food, and clothing gift cards.*
    • Clothes/shoes (new w/tags) in sizes S-XXL.
    • Backpacks/duffel bags.
    • Soap, shampoo, conditioner, face wash.
    • Non-perishable snacks.
    • Socks/sports bras (new w/tags).
    • Cash donations may be made directly to CSP at www.cspinc.org and donors will receive a letter certifying that their donation is tax deductible.

    *Donations to www.cspinc.org and gift cards will be used by victim advocates to best help victims with necessities and as deemed appropriate by the advocate.

    Donations can be dropped off at the OCBA Office, 4101 Westerly Place, Newport Beach, CA 92660 during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 9a.m. to 5p.m.

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