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  • Wednesday, February 01, 2023 6:34 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    A new proposal (CACI23-01) has been posted to the California Courts website, at http://www.courts.ca.gov/policyadmin-invitationstocomment.htm.

    The Advisory Committee on Civil Jury Instructions has approved for posting for public comment proposed revisions and new instructions. 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.

    The deadline for receiving comments is Tuesday, March 14, at 5:00 p.m.

    All comments will be reviewed by the advisory committee, which will make recommendations to the Judicial Council's Rules 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. Adrienne M. Grover, Chair

  • Tuesday, January 31, 2023 11:41 AM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    Office of Minority & Women Inclusion (OMWI)

     Diversity Network: Job Opportunities  

    Greetings Potential Candidates -

    The SEC is looking for the next generation of leaders to join our team! Below you will find position information below and link(s) to learn more.  If you or someone you know is interested in applying, please be sure to apply by the respective deadline. Also learn more about SEC's outstanding compensation and benefits program

    Position Title:  ATTORNEY-ADVISER Location: Chicago, IL, New York, NY, or Washington, DC.

    Compensation: $150,637 - $261,400 per year

    Learn More & Apply: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/703080000

    Eligibility: Open to the Public Deadline for Application: 2/13/2023

    If you have any questions about the role or the application process please feel free to reach out to HR Specialist, listed in the job announcement!  

    Thank you for your interest - Good Luck!  


  • Tuesday, January 31, 2023 7:59 AM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    The direct link to apply is: https://KutakRock-Careers.viglobalcloud.com/viRecruitSelfApply/RecDefault.aspx?FilterREID=3&FilterJobCategoryID=4&FilterJobID=43 

    JOB SUMMARY

    Kutak Rock is seeking a Senior Litigation Associate with 4-5 years of experience to join its Los Angeles office. The successful candidate will have substantial experience in commercial, environmental, toxic tort, and product liability litigation.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • Law degree (JD) from a fully accredited law school
    • Substantial experience in commercial, environmental, toxic tort, and product liability litigation

    Position Details

    • Salary Range: $145,000 – $165,000 plus a discretionary bonus
    • Position Status: Exempt

    Benefits

    Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Dependent Life, Disability, and Accidental Death & Dismemberment insurance. Flexible Spending Plan. Health Savings Account. Fertility coverage assistance. Profit-Sharing and 401(k) Retirement benefits. Discretionary bonuses. Nine Paid Holidays per calendar year. Nine hours of paid time off accrued each month. Bereavement, jury duty, military leave. Employee Assistance Program. Tuition Reimbursement. Employee referral program. Back-Up Care. Domestic Partner Benefits. Commuting Benefits. Some of the foregoing benefits include Employer/Employee cost sharing.

    Additional Information

    Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

    Kutak Rock requires all prospective employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to a state or local exemption procedure, or a reasonable accommodation for a bona fide medical reason or a sincerely held religious belief if accommodation does not cause Kutak Rock an undue hardship or pose a direct threat to the health and safety of others in the workplace and/or to the candidate who requested the accommodation.

    About the Firm

    Kutak Rock was formed in 1965 with a commitment to exceptional client service delivered with a collaborative, team-focused approach. Our founding charter commits the firm to “allow and encourage each individual within it to be a full person,” and we strive to offer an exceptional professional environment, intellectually challenging and engaging work in multiple disciplines, competitive compensation and benefits, opportunities for training and career development. We are a leading national law firm with locations in 19 cities united by our common commitment to our core values of client service; integrity and fairness; innovation; and inclusiveness and diversity.

    We are dedicated to the maintenance of a respectful, collegial, communicative, and equal opportunity workplace that encourages and rewards innovation and entrepreneurship. We measure our success not just on the basis of our revenues or our profits, but by the satisfaction we deliver for our clients and the health, engagement and loyalty of our people.

     

    Kutak Rock LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to sustaining a culturally and ethnically diverse working environment and to principles that promote inclusive practices. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, domestic partner status, pregnancy, caregiver status, gender stereotyping, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, AIDS/HIV status, handicap or disability, or status as a Vietnam era or special disabled veteran, or any other legally protected category. The firm will provide reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Applicants requiring accommodation in the job application process should contact the Human Resources Department at 402-231-8899 or by emailing recruiting@kutakrock.com.


  • Tuesday, January 24, 2023 7:55 AM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    Apply at Outten & Golden|Careers (https://www.outtengolden.com/careers)

    Outten & Golden is accepting applications for mid-level associate attorneys to work in our San Francisco, CA office. The associates will represent individual employees in all areas of employment law, including cases involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation, whistleblowing, leaves of absence, layoffs and executive compensation. The positions will entail extensive client contact, exposure to the firm’s counseling, negotiation and litigation practices, individualized training and feedback, and the opportunity to learn and grow with one of the nation’s best and fastest-growing employee-side employment law firms.

    Requirements:

    Candidates should have 3-4 years of experience in employment law, and current or pending CA Bar admission. The ideal candidate will have strong analytical, writing, research, litigation and case management skills, and a commitment to protecting individual employment rights.

    Compensation will range between $133,350 and $140,700 based on class year, with an opportunity for a discretionary year-bonus based on attorney and practice group contributions.

    Excellent benefits, including medical insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, short- and long-term disability insurance, 401K plan, and eTrac commuter benefit are available to all full-time employees. All employees must be up to date with COVID vaccinations.

    O&G is an employee-side employment law firm that focuses on representing employees, executives and partners. From representing senior executives in contract negotiations to combating worker exploitation and systemic discrimination in individual, class action or impact litigation, O&G is a recognized leader in the field of employment law. The firm currently has 55+ attorneys and nine practice groups covering a wide range of issues. O&G is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity among its lawyers and staff.

  • Thursday, January 19, 2023 6:47 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    Comments Sought:

    This is just a gentle reminder the deadline to submit comments on the currently posted proposals is Friday, January 20, 2023 at 5:00 PM.

    Link: http://www.courts.ca.gov/policyadmin-invitationstocomment.htm


  • Wednesday, January 18, 2023 11:29 AM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    UC OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT

    At the University of California (UC), your contributions make a difference. A world leader producing Nobel and Pulitzer prize recipients with over 150 years of groundbreaking research transforming the world. Choose a career where you can leverage your knowledge, skills and aspirations to inspire and support some of the greatest minds in the world, and those who will follow in their footsteps. Working at the University of California is being part of a unique institution, and a vibrant and diverse community. At the University of California, Office of the President, we propel our mission through impactful work locally, in government centers and systemwide. We are passionate people, serving the greater good.

    The University of California, one of the largest and most acclaimed institutions of higher learning in the world, is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and public service. The University of California Office of the President is the headquarters to the 10 campuses, six academic medical centers and three national laboratories and enrolls premier students from California, the nation and the world. Learn more about the UC Office of the President

    DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW

    UC Legal - Office of General Counsel (UCL - OGC) delivers ethical, timely, efficient and high quality legal services to the University of California ten campuses, six medical centers, and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, as well as to the Board of Regents, the President, the Chancellors and other officers of the University. Its services include prosecuting and defending litigation, drafting and negotiating agreements, providing advice, counsel and interpretation of laws, regulations and policies, and assisting with development of effective compliance and risk mitigation strategies to facilitate the University's complex operations. The Business, Transactions, and Innovation (BTI) practice group handles a broad range of business transactions including, but not limited to, transactions involving innovative research, joint ventures, collaborations, international activities, public finance, real estate, land use, construction, investments, intellectual property, laboratory affairs, energy, tax-exempt organizations, charitable giving, trusts and estates, and institutional advancement.

    POSITION SUMMARY

    This position provides substantial expertise in the area of nonprofit organizations and charitable giving matters, including: tax-exempt org, nonprofit corporate and charitable trust law compliance and reporting; entity structuring and transactions (i.e., forming and managing subsidiaries and related organizations, establishing relationships with affiliates, structuring joint ventures, and exploring and carrying out mergers and acquisitions); political intervention and lobbying; nonprofit corporate governance; unrelated business income; and endowments and complex charitable gifts. Some experience with planned giving desired but not required.

    Responsibilities require substantial knowledge of laws, regulations and policies applicable to tax-exempt, nonprofit and charitable organizations, as well as Regents bylaws, policies, and guidelines. Drafts, reviews, and revises a variety of legal instruments involving the University's interests.

    All team members are expected to actively participate in initiatives to promote diversity, equity, and/or inclusion, whether at UC or in the community.

    Responsibilities

    80%

    Client Services:

     • Provides substantial high-quality, timely, and solution-oriented expertise within the University in the nonprofit organizations and charitable giving specialty practice area and independently handles a full range of legal matters and projects, including those of the highest complexity and significant importance and impact to the University.

     • Interprets complex facts and the law in areas of moderate to high ambiguity.

     • Establishes effective relationships with key internal and external constituencies.

     • Recognizes strategic needs of organization and proactively builds relationships with appropriate stakeholders to ensure successful outcomes.

     • Serves as a trusted strategic partner with University business units, providing practical advice and alternative solutions to business issues.

     • Advises and renders opinions to clients with respect to the legal implications of establishing or changing policy.

     • Works with colleagues at the Office of the President or campus/medical center locations to develop and modify practices and procedures to conform with changing legal requirements.

     • Directly negotiates matters on behalf of The Regents.

     • May act as a liaison with outside counsel, and/or represent the University in administrative or court litigation.

     • Keeps informed on changing legislation and case law developments affecting overall operations of the University as they relate to the area of specialty.

     • Demonstrates and promotes appropriate risk tolerance.

     • Prioritizes objectives and ensures service according to those priorities.

    10%

    Leadership:

    • Delegates work effectively to maximize efficiencies.

    • Provides clear expectations and feedback to help others to meet expected levels of productivity and accuracy.

    • Provides functional advice, training and/or guidance and effectively mentors less-experienced colleagues.

    • Creates and fosters an environment that ensures collegiality and information sharing, while recognizing the need for timely decision-making.

    • Actively participates in initiatives to promote diversity, equity, and/or inclusion, whether at UC or in the community.

    10%

     • Complies with delegations of authority for receiving and committing University funds.

     • Complies with all policies and standards.

    Required Qualifications 

    ·     Minimum 8 years of relevant experience in a law firm, or in-house counsel for an academic institution, corporation, or other entity.

    ·     Experience in nonprofit (tax-exempt) organizations and charitable giving.

    ·     Deep understanding of laws and regulations applicable to nonprofit and charitable organizations and their practical application.

    ·     Strong interpersonal communication skills, including proven ability to actively listen, negotiate, persuade and educate.

    ·     Skills to gain trust and build credibility with a broad group of colleagues and clients, including senior leaders.

    ·     Judgment, tact and diplomacy to partner with senior teams to help them achieve their strategic objectives.

    ·     Outstanding customer service skills.

    ·     Effective research skills; ability to readily identify material information in area of specialty.

    ·     Proven decision-making ability, even when the decision is unpopular, earning credibility and support from colleagues and clients.

    ·     Ability to lead by influence and consensus.

    ·     Excellent abilities in collaboration, facilitation, and strategic and creative thinking with UC Legal colleagues, clients and outside vendors and agencies.

    ·     Commitment to the highest ethical standards.

    ·     Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion and tact when handling sensitive or potentially sensitive issues.

    ·     Outstanding presentation skills, including the ability to communicate clearly, logically, and persuasively during interactions and utilize active listening skills.

    ·     Outstanding written skills as defined by the ability to compose a variety of concise, informative written materials appropriate to a particular audience, including persuasive legal documents and transactional documents.

    ·     Ability to represent institutional concerns persuasively to internal and external parties.

    ·     Demonstrated ability to act as a team player in all circumstances, as defined by contributing to the successful outcome of initiatives, accountabilities, and operations of others.

    Preferred Qualifications

    ·     Demonstrated understanding of ethical issues in a University setting.

    ·     Previous experience in UC or other University or public agency as in-house or outside legal counsel.

    Education: Advanced degree in related area required.

    License/Certifications: Must be a member in good standing of the California Bar. (Out-of-state hire would be afforded time to pass the Bar within a reasonable period.)

    SPECIAL CONDITIONS

    This position is eligible for a remote work arrangement, within the state of California, until April 2023. At that time, the employee may be required to report to work onsite in Oakland, CA on a regular schedule.

    SALARY AND BENEFITS

    Salary: $207,000 - 245,000 annual salary, commensurate with experience

    Benefits: For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit: Benefits of Belonging

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    Career Tracks Title, Title Code, & Grade: Counsel 4 (000201), 29

    HOW TO APPLY

    Please be prepared to attach a cover letter and resume with your application.

    APPLICATION REVIEW DATE

    The first review date for this job is January 31, 2023The position will be open until filled.

    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

    Background Check Process: Successful completion of a background check is required for this critical position. Background check process at UCOP

    Smoke Free Work Environment: The University of California, Office of the President, is smoke & tobacco-free as of January 1, 2014. UC Smoke & Tobacco Free Policy

    August 2021 Update:  The University of California has issued a policy requiring employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID -19 before physically accessing the University location or programs. Upon hire into a UCOP position, you will be provided detailed instructions on how to comply with this policy including access to the COVID vaccination at no cost. New hires to UCOP who work onsite or will come onsite for any activities at a UCOP or other UC location must comply with this policy within 8 weeks after their start date. The policy allows for employees to request approval for an exception or deferral. UC COVID-19 Vaccine Policy

    EEO STATEMENT

    The University of California, Office of the President, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. EEO/AA Employer UC Nondiscrimination Policy

    The University of California, Office of the President, strives to make this job board accessible to any and all users. If you have comments regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact us at: Accessibility or email the Human Resource Department at: epost@ucop.edu

     

     

    Link for more information and to apply: https://careerspub.universityofcalifornia.edu/psp/ucop/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=19&JobOpeningId=47451&PostingSeq=1


  • Wednesday, January 18, 2023 11:22 AM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    The SEC is looking for the next generation of leaders to join our team! Below you will find position information below and link(s) to learn more.  If you or someone you know is interested in applying, please be sure to apply by the respective deadline. Also learn more about SEC's outstanding compensation and benefits program

     

    Position Title:  SENIOR OFFICER-ASSOCIATE REGIONAL DIRECTOR Location: Atlanta, GA; Miami, FL

    Compensation: $190,564 - $275,867 per year

    Learn More & Apply: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/700016800

    Eligibility: Open to the Public Deadline for Application: 1/30/2023

     

    Position Title:  SENIOR OFFICER-ASSOCIATE REGIONAL DIRECTOR Location: Atlanta, GA; Miami, FL
    Compensation: $190,564 - $275,867 per year Learn More & Apply: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/700016300
    Eligibility: Open to the Public Deadline for Application: 1/30/2023

     

    Position Title:  SENIOR OFFICER-ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR (DISCLOSURE OPERATIONS) Location: Washington, DC

    Compensation: $190,564 - $275,867 per year

    Learn More & Apply: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/700004200

    Eligibility: Open to the Public Deadline for Application: 1/27/2023


  • Wednesday, January 18, 2023 8:23 AM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    Staff Attorney - Homeless Veterans Project

    ICLC seeks a talented full-time Staff Attorney with 0-8 years of experience to provide free legal services to help unhoused veterans with disabilities gain access to critical income-support benefits. The attorney will practice in three areas designed to remove barriers to housing stability: VA benefits, discharge upgrades, and traffic tickets. To see the full job announcement or if you are interested in applying, please submit your resume and cover letter HERE.

  • Sunday, January 15, 2023 10:05 AM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    Fisher Phillips LLP has an opening in our Irvine office for an Employment Litigation Associate position. The job description can be found below. Applicants should submit their resume, transcript, and cover letter, and complete the application at the following link: Fisher Phillips Career Opportunities.

    Description:

    The Irvine office of Fisher Phillips seeks an employment litigation associate with 4-7 years of experience. The ideal candidate will have wage and hour litigation experience, including class/collective action experience. Qualified candidates will be comfortable drafting and responding to discovery and initial pleadings, drafting, and arguing motions, as well as taking and defending depositions. Candidate must have excellent academic credentials, strong writing and analytical skills, and the ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment. Successful candidate will be a self-starter with the ability to work independently and as part of a team.

    Although we would prefer that you have some experience in employment law, we are also interested in working with developing talented attorneys who come to us with excellent skills in any litigation arena. If you have substantive litigation experience and a demonstrated interest in labor and employment law, we invite you to apply. Must be admitted in California.

    We are accepting resumes from search firms for this position.

    Benefits: Fisher Phillips offers a comprehensive benefits package for employees that includes medical, dental, and vision benefits, generous paid time off, paid parental leave, 401(k) and carve out election, profit sharing, life insurance, long-term disability, and an employee assistance program. We also offer optional benefits such as critical care, accident and hospital indemnity insurance, a student loan refinancing program, life insurance for dependents, and pet insurance.

    The yearly salary range for this position is $210,000 – $240,000. Actual base pay within this range will be determined by several components, including but not limited to, relevant experience, internal equity, skills, qualifications, and other job-related factors permitted by law.


  • Wednesday, December 28, 2022 9:40 AM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    Associate - Individual Practice Area

    Outten & Golden is accepting applications for mid-level associate attorneys to work in our San Francisco, CA office. The associates will represent individual employees in all areas of employment law, including cases involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation, whistleblowing, leaves of absence, layoffs and executive compensation. The positions will entail extensive client contact, exposure to the firm’s counseling, negotiation and litigation practices, individualized training and feedback, and the opportunity to learn and grow with one of the nation’s best and fastest-growing employee-side employment law firms.  

    https://www.outtengolden.com/careers

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