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  • Friday, October 07, 2022 11:54 AM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    NLSLA staff members are dedicated, passionate advocates for justice, committed to lifting up the most vulnerable residents of Los Angeles. The NLSLA family is comprised of lawyers, paralegals, and other nonprofit professionals who come to work each day eager to make a difference in the lives of our neighbors.

    Staff Attorney – Shriver Housing Project

    Staff Attorney – Family Law

    Staff Attorney – Education

    Staff Attorney – Stay Housed LA

    Staff Attorney – Pasadena Continuum of Services

    Housing Staff Attorney


  • Friday, October 07, 2022 11:53 AM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    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: General Attorney Location: New York, NY

    Compensation: $120,103 - $203,479 per year

    Learn More & Apply: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/681832300

    Eligibility: Open to the Public Deadline for Application: 10/21/2022


  • Tuesday, October 04, 2022 4:40 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    Principal Counsel, Labor & Employment for the University of California, Office of the President in Oakland, CA

    Principal Counsel, Labor & Employment

    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

    The Office of General Counsel (OGC) delivers ethical, timely, efficient and high quality legal services to the University of California ten campuses, five 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.

    POSITION SUMMARY

    This position requires substantial expertise in the labor and employment practice area, providing advice to a diverse client base for the University's 230,000 person workforce, including system-wide and campus human resources, academic personnel, compliance, and risk management staff.  Services include significant responsibility for traditional labor matters such as advice and counseling during labor negotiations, interpretation of collective bargaining agreements, and handling litigation before administrative agencies such as before the Public Employment Relations Board; handling and negotiating pre-litigated employment disputes ; drafting, reviewing and revising a variety of documents involving the University's interest, such as policies, contracts, position statements, and advice memoranda; advising clients on a broad range of issues; and conducting trainings.

    The position requires substantial knowledge of federal and state labor and employment laws including California public sector labor laws such as the Higher Education Employer-Employee Relations Act, or the National Labor Relations Act, the Fair Employment and Housing Act, Americans With Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, California Family Rights Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, as well as privacy, First Amendment, and whistleblower issues.  The position involves independently handling a full range of legal matters and projects in the labor and employment area, to include the most complex and that of substantial importance and impact; interpreting complex facts and the law in areas of high ambiguity; and, providing functional advice to clients regarding risk assessment and liability.

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

    For more information and to apply online:  https://careerspub.universityofcalifornia.edu/psp/ucop/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&JobOpeningId=42910&PostingSeq=1&SiteId=19&languageCd=ENG&FOCUS=Applicant


  • Monday, October 03, 2022 10:31 AM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    The closing date is Friday, October 21, 2022.

    USAJOBS link: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/680888100

  • Thursday, September 29, 2022 5:05 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    Please see the latest job announcement for the Supervising Attorney – Lawyers Preventing and Ending Homelessness Project

    Supervising Attorney

    ICLC seeks a talented full-time Supervising Attorney to serve our clients who are experiencing homelessness or at imminent risk of homelessness and people living with HIV. Working in partnership with homeless service providers, the Supervising Attorney will provide holistic legal services to tackle barriers to our clients becoming and staying housed.”

    Learn More

  • Wednesday, September 28, 2022 2:26 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    Principal Counsel, Construction

    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, five 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 construction and development legal matters and projects. Reporting to the Managing Counsel – Business, Transactions and Innovation, this position independently handles a full range of legal matters and projects in the construction practice area, to include the most complex and that of substantial importance and impact. The Principal Counsel interprets complex facts and the law and advises on complex matters in an atmosphere of substantial ambiguity. The Principal Counsel also provides functional advice, training and/or guidance to clients and to less-experienced attorneys, and may act as a liaison with outside counsel, and/or represent the University in certain complex litigation.

    Responsibilities require substantial knowledge of laws, regulations and policies applicable to a broad range of construction and land use issues including, but not limited to, the Public Contracting Code, and Regents bylaws and policies. Drafts, reviews and revises a variety of instruments involving the University's interest such as policies and contracts.  Manages and advises on construction litigation matters.

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

    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&JobOpeningId=42556&PostingSeq=1&SiteId=19&languageCd=ENG&FOCUS=Applicant

     

     

    Principal Counsel, Employment Practices Liability (EPL) Litigation

    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 delivers ethical, timely, efficient and high quality legal services to the University of California's 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.

    POSITION SUMMARY

    Reporting to the Managing Counsel, Litigation, the Principal Counsel, Litigation is a litigator who primarily oversees outside counsel in employment practices liability litigation. Responsibilities require substantial expertise in litigation strategy, trial work, civil procedure, and federal and state labor and employment laws (including relevant whistleblower statutes, the Fair Employment and Housing Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, California Family Rights Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, Higher Education Employer-Employee Relations Act, and National Labor Relations Act), as well as privacy and First Amendment issues.

    The position works closely with outside counsel in developing case strategy consistent with University policy and protocols; Manages a full range of legal matters and projects, including the most complex and those of substantial importance and impact to the University; interprets complex facts and the law in areas of high ambiguity; provides functional advice to senior managers, stakeholders, and leadership concerning risk assessment, liability, and damages; acting as a liaison among outside counsel, campus counsel, campus risk managers, and other campus constituents; and drafting, reviewing, and revising discovery documents, pleadings, and briefs.

    The University is a consensus-based organization, and the Principal Counsel, Litigation plays a key role in helping the relevant decision makers to reach consensus regarding litigation-related decisions.

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

    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&JobOpeningId=38310&PostingSeq=1&SiteId=19&languageCd=ENG&FOCUS=Applicant


  • Wednesday, September 28, 2022 9:38 AM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    Six “Special Cycle” proposals have been posted to the California Courts web site, at http://www.courts.ca.gov/policyadmin-invitationstocomment.htm

     

    CIVIL AND SMALL CLAIMS AND PROTECTIVE ORDERS

    SP22-09

    Protective Orders: Civil Protective Order Forms Implementing Assembly Bill 1621

    Summary: The Civil and Small Claims Advisory Committee is proposing revisions to 30 Judicial Council civil restraining orders forms. Many of the forms in this proposal were circulated for comment between April and May 2022 to update the information on the forms related to interpreters, disability and court accommodations, and the priority of enforcement among protective orders. After the comment period closed, the Legislature enacted Assembly Bill 1621 (Stats. 2022, ch. 76), which took effect immediately on June 30, 2022. The new legislation prohibits persons restrained under these restraining orders from possessing firearm parts (in addition to the already prohibited firearms). This proposal recommends additional revisions to 12 previously circulated forms and recommends revisions to 18 forms that were not previously circulated to reflect the new law.

    Deadline: Comments must be submitted by Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at, 5:00 PM (Pacific Time)

     

    SP22-10

    Protective Orders: Elder Abuse Forms Implementing Assembly Bill 1621

    Summary: The Civil and Small Claims Advisory Committee is proposing revisions to nine Judicial Council elder or dependent adult restraining orders forms. Most of the forms in this proposal were circulated for comment between April and May 2022 to implement the statutory changes in Assembly Bill 1243 (Stats. 2021, ch. 273) and to make other updates. After the comment period closed, the Legislature enacted Assembly Bill 1621 (Stats. 2022, ch. 76), which took effect immediately on June 30, 2022. The new legislation prohibits persons restrained under elder or dependent adult restraining orders from possessing firearm parts (in addition to the already prohibited firearms). This proposal recommends additional revisions to seven previously

    circulated forms and recommends revisions to two forms that were not previously circulated to reflect the new law.

    Deadline: Comments must be submitted by Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at, 5:00 PM (Pacific Time)

     

    CRIMINAL AND PROTECTIVE ORDERS

     

    SP22-11

    Criminal Procedure: Criminal Protective Orders and Firearm Relinquishment Orders

    Summary: The Criminal Law Advisory Committee recommends revisions to two mandatory Judicial Council criminal protective orders to (1) reflect statutory changes to the definition of firearm in Penal Code section 16520(b), with an impact on Penal Code section 136.2 and Code of Civil Procedure section 527.9; (2) reflect statutory changes adding “reproductive coercion” as an example of “coercive control” in Family Code section 6320; (3) be consistent with similar provisions in the civil protective orders; and (4) improve the forms’ useability and accuracy. The committee circulated proposed revisions to the two mandatory criminal protective orders from April to May 2022 and is now proposing further revisions to those forms in light of the recent statutory changes. The committee also recommends revisions to a mandatory Judicial Council order to surrender firearms in domestic violence criminal cases to reflect statutory changes to the definition of firearms as described above and to be consistent with previously circulated proposed revisions to the criminal protective orders.

    Deadline: Comments must be submitted by Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at, 5:00 PM (Pacific Time)

     

    CRIMINAL

     

    SP22-12

    Criminal Law: Definition of Firearm

    Summary: The Criminal Law Advisory Committee recommends revisions to two optional Judicial Council plea forms and the optional Judicial Council firearm relinquishment findings form to reflect statutory changes to the definition of firearm in Penal Code section 16520(b). The committee also recommends additional revisions to one of the plea forms to reflect accurate mandatory minimum probation terms and make minor, nonsubstantive technical changes.

    Deadline: Comments must be submitted by Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at, 5:00 PM (Pacific Time)

     

    SP22-13

    Criminal Procedure: Request for Dismissal of Conviction for Violation of Penal Code

    Summary: The Criminal Law Advisory Committee recommends two optional forms relating to resentencing, dismissal, and sealing of Penal Code section 653.22 convictions. Senate Bill 357 (Weiner; Stats. 2022, ch. 86), effective January 1, 2023, repeals Penal Code section 653.22 (loitering with the intent to commit prostitution) and adds Penal Code section 653.29, which

    outlines the process for resentencing, dismissal, and sealing of section 653.22 convictions. Penal Code section 653.29(f) specifically instructs the Judicial Council to “promulgate and make available all necessary forms to enable the filing of petitions and applications provided in this section.” The proposal includes a request for relief and a court order granting or denying relief.

    Deadline: Comments must be submitted by Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at, 5:00 PM (Pacific Time)

    FAMILY AND JUVENILE

     

    SP22-14

    Juvenile Law: Secure Youth Treatment Facility Offense-Based Classification Matrix

    Summary: The Family and Juvenile Law Advisory Committee proposes that the Judicial Council adopt a rule of court to implement Welfare and Institutions Code section 875(h), which requires the council to develop and adopt a matrix of offense-based classifications to be used by all juvenile courts when setting baseline terms for youth whose disposition is a commitment to a Secure Youth Treatment Facility (SYTF). The statute calls for the matrix to assign a baseline term of years to each offense for which a youth can be committed to an SYTF. The offenses are to be grouped into offense categories that are linked to a standard baseline term of years for each offense category. The statute was recently amended to allow the standard term to be a range of years as designated by the council. The proposed matrix in the rule would include four total offense categories, and each category is assigned a range of years as the standard baseline term. To assist the court in determining a baseline term for each youth within the range, the rule sets forth criteria for the court to weigh in making its decision.

    Deadline: Comments must be submitted by Friday, November 4, 2022 at, 5:00 PM (Pacific Time)


    If you have any questions, please contact Benita Downs, at benita.downs@jud.ca.gov, or at 415-865-7957.

     


  • Friday, August 26, 2022 12:25 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    It’s time for OCWLA’s annual election for ten (10) Director positions. The time commitment for an OCWLA Director (or Officer) is a one (1) year term, and includes:

    1. Attendance at the OCWLA monthly Board meetings (on the fourth Tuesday of the month unless otherwise noticed);
    2. Attendance at the OCWLA monthly lunch or evening programs;
    3. Participation in OCWLA committees; and
    4. Participation in the Board Planning Retreat.

    Collegiality and camaraderie are all integral to the OCWLA Board experience.

    If you are interested in running, please submit a short Candidate's Statement and photo (optional) to us by the close of business on Monday, October 10, 2022, via email: info@ocwla.org. The 2023 Slate of Director candidates will be presented to the membership via e-blast the following week.

    Elections are held in November and will close and be tallied at the OCWLA monthly lunch meeting at Avenue of The Arts on Thursday, November 10, 2022. Election results will be announced at the end of the lunch meeting. Installation of the 2023 Board of Officers and Directors takes place at the OCWLA Holiday Reception and Installation Dinner.

    We are very excited about your interest in joining the OCWLA Board. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at info@ocwla.org.


  • Monday, August 22, 2022 12:45 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    This e-mail is to inform you a “Special Cycle” proposal has been posted to the California Courts web site, at http://www.courts.ca.gov/policyadmin-invitationstocomment.htm

    Civil and Small Claims

    SP22-08

    Rules and Forms: Name and Gender Change Forms for Minors to Implement Assembly Bill 218 and Assembly Bill 421

    Summary: The Civil and Small Claims Advisory Committee is proposing revisions and additions to Judicial Council forms and the revocation of one form used to request recognition of a change of gender and change of name. Proposed forms implementing statutory changes in Assembly Bill 218 (Stats. 2021, ch. 577) were circulated for comment between April and May 2022. Among other things, AB 218 made significant changes to requirements for petitions for recognition of gender change for minors (removing the requirement for consent by, or notice to, a minor’s parents) and added a new category of petitioners who may make such petitions on behalf of minors, placing certain requirements on them.

    Shortly after comment on the proposed forms closed, the Legislature enacted Assembly Bill 421 (Stats. 2022, ch. 40), urgency legislation that modifies AB 218’s provisions in significant ways. Because AB 421’s amendments immediately went into effect upon signing by the Governor, they need to be incorporated in the proposed forms before the forms go into effect in January 2023. The proposed forms for minors’ petitions have all been further revised to reflect these statutory changes, and have been reorganized to make them clearer.

    Deadline: Comments must be submitted by Monday, September 19, 2022 at, 5:00 PM (Pacific Time)


    Judicial Council of California

    455 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102-3688

    415-865-7957, Fax 415-865-4391, benita.downs@jud.ca.gov 

    www.courts.ca.gov


  • Monday, August 22, 2022 12:41 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    OCWLA is proud to be a member of the newly established Unity Bar! We are thrilled to be working with our fellow bar organizations to work together to achieve diversity in the legal profession. Join us to celebrate this new group at the Inaugural Orange County Unity Bar Mixer, on September 8, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

    Registration Herehttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/inaugural-orange-county-unity-bar-mixer-tickets-396705064527

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