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  • Thursday, July 11, 2024 1:40 PM | Anonymous

    JOB SUMMARY

    Kutak Rock LLP seeks a Senior Litigation Attorney in its Irvine office. The ideal candidate will have at least eight years of complex litigation experience and experience as first chair in five or more jury trials. Experience in insurance litigation, municipal/public entity litigation, and construction matters is beneficial, but not required. This dynamic role is able to sit in either the Irvine or Los Angeles office and offers an opportunity to work in Kutak Rock’s expanding litigation practice and collegial and collaborative environment. 

    Interested individuals may apply here:https://www.kutakrock.com/general-content/careers


    QUALIFICATIONS: Skills and Abilities

    ·        Ability to handle all aspects of complex civil litigation matters, including client communications, motions, discovery response, court appearances, and negotiating settlements

    ·        Proficient in taking and defending depositions as well as drafting disposition motions 

    ·        Excellent oral and written communication skills

    ·        Ability to be strategic and analytical

    ·        Exceptional research, writing, and analytical skills

    ·        Self-motivated with a strong work ethic and drive to help shape and expand a growing practice

    ·        Ability and confidence to work independently while thriving in a collaborative, team environment

    ·        Ability to be mentored and taught remotely by attorneys in other offices

    ·        Commitment to achieving the goals of firm clients

     

    QUALIFICATIONS: Education and Experience

    ·        Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from an ABA accredited law school in the United States is required

    ·        Currently admitted to practice in California with an active bar license in good standing required

    ·        8+ years of experience in complex civil litigation with first chair experience in 5+ jury trials

     

    Position Information

    Status: Exempt

    Salary Range: $175,000-$225,000 base, commensurate with experience

    Work Arrangement: Hybrid

     

    Benefits

    Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Dependent Life, Disability, and Accidental Death & Dismemberment insurance. Flexible Spending Plan. Health Savings Account. Fertility coverage assistance. Adoption and surrogacy financial assistance. Nine Paid Holidays per calendar year. Flexible Time Off Plan. Paid parental leave. Bereavement, jury duty, military leave. Profit-Sharing and 401(k) Retirement benefits. Discretionary bonuses. Employee Assistance Program. Back-Up Care. Domestic Partner Benefits. Commuting Benefits. Technology Allowance. 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. Qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance (FCIHO).


    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.

  • Tuesday, July 09, 2024 3:00 PM | Anonymous

    MENTORING PROGRAM SURVEY

    Thank you for your organization's valuable contributions to our California legal profession through your mentoring program.

    The State Bar is committed to supporting and enhancing these efforts across our community. We recognize your program as a crucial resource and are compiling a directory of the diverse mentoring opportunities available in our state. This initiative aims not only to facilitate professional growth but also to foster a more interconnected legal community.

    We greatly appreciate your participation in this survey, which seeks to capture the essence and impact of your program. Responses will be kept confidential and used only for the stated purposes of supporting and enhancing mentoring programs.

    Please complete the State Bar Mentoring Program survey to help us compile a directory of the diverse mentoring opportunities available in our state.

  • Wednesday, July 03, 2024 1:27 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    ​​​​​​​­­­­­­­­­­­­­­DEPUTY DIRECTOR: ROLE SUMMARY
    The Opportunity:

    The Deputy Director will hold a key leadership role within CWLC and collaborate with local, state, and federal partners to achieve advocacy goals and work to secure a more just and equitable society. In partnership with the Executive Director, the Deputy Director will drive the strategy to advance CWLC’s mission to break down barriers and grow the potential of women and girls through transformative litigation, policy advocacy, and education.

    Candidate Profile:
    The ideal candidate for Deputy Director must have a J.D. with a minimum of 7 years of litigation experience and  a minimum of 5 years of management experience of attorneys and staff. Successful candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to to issues affecting women and families, civil liberties, public interest work, and the mission of CWLC; and a broad knowledge of constitutional, civil rights, and human rights law, including those relating to gender discrimination, Title IX, violence against women, pay equity and economic security, and women’s health.

    ​​​​​​​Salary range:
    The target salary range for this role is $160 - $195K. The role is based in Los Angeles, CA.

    More information: https://npag.com/cwlc-depdir

  • Tuesday, July 02, 2024 11:59 AM | Anonymous

    The Orange County District Attorney’s Office is excited to announce the recruitment for Deputy District Attorney IVs is now open!

    Qualified  candidates are encouraged to apply soon: Apply Here - DDA IV - OC

    Salary:

    Hourly:               $64.55 – 89.31

    Biweekly:          $5,164.00 - $7,144.80

    Monthly:            $11,188.67 - $15,480.40

    Annually:          $134,264.00 - $185,764.80

    https://hrs.ocgov.com/benefits-prospective

  • Monday, July 01, 2024 3:45 PM | Anonymous

    Please see the attached Notice from the Clerk about maintaining accurate contact information in CM/ECF.

    The notice is also available on the Court’s website at http://www.cacd.uscourts.gov/news/reminder-requirement-maintain-updated-contact-information-cmecf

  • Monday, July 01, 2024 3:41 PM | Anonymous

    Civil and Small Claims

    SP24-08

    Title: Civil Practice and Procedure: Implementation of Assembly Bill 1119 in Small Claims Cases

    Summary: Assembly Bill 1119 (Stats. 2023, ch. 562), enacted October 8, 2023, requires the Judicial Council to adopt and revise forms as necessary to implement a new procedure for debtor’s

    examinations used to enforce judgments concerning consumer debts. To implement AB 1119 in small claims cases, the Civil and Small Claims Advisory Committee proposes adopting two

    mandatory Small Claims forms and revising four forms. The committee also proposes revisions to the general civil judgment form to reflect the new law. Another proposal revising Judicial

    Council Enforcement of Judgment forms to implement AB 1119 has already circulated for public comment.

    Deadline: Comments must be submitted by Wednesday, July 31, 2024, at 5:00 PM (Pacific Time)

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

  • Friday, June 21, 2024 3:42 PM | Anonymous

    JOB SUMMARY

    Kutak Rock LLP seeks a Litigation Attorney to join its Los Angeles office. Qualified candidates have at least six years of complex civil litigation experience. Experience in asbestos, toxic tort, product liability, and personal injury defense preferred, but not required.  This dynamic role affords the opportunity to work in Kutak Rock’s expanding regional and national Litigation practice.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS: Skills and Abilities

    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Ability to be strategic and analytical
    • Exceptional research, writing, and analytical skills
    • Ability to address sophisticated legal issues in complex litigation, ranging from state and federal court motions to dismiss, summary judgment motions, and appeals
    • Self-motivated with a strong work ethic and drive to help shape and expand a growing practice
    • Ability and confidence to work independently while thriving in a collaborative, team environment
    • Ability to be mentored and taught remotely by attorneys in other offices
    • Commitment to achieving the goals of Firm clients

     

    QUALIFICATIONS: Education and Experience

    • Juris Doctor (J.D.) from an ABA accredited law school required. Preference will be given to those with strong academic credentials, a judicial clerkship, or law review experience
    • Currently admitted to practice in California with an active bar license in good standing required
    • Minimum six years of experience in complex civil litigation with courtroom and trial experience required. Preference given to those with asbestos, toxic tort, product liability, and personal injury litigation experience

     

    Position Information

    Salary Range: $170,000-$190,000 per year (commensurate with experience)

    Status: Exempt

    Work Location: Hybrid 3:2

     

     Benefits

     Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Dependent Life, Disability, and Accidental Death & Dismemberment insurance. Flexible Spending Plan. Health Savings Account. Fertility coverage assistance. Adoption and surrogacy financial assistance. Nine Paid Holidays per calendar year. Flexible Time Off Plan. Paid parental leave. Bereavement, jury duty, military leave. Profit-Sharing and 401(k) Retirement benefits. Discretionary bonuses. Employee Assistance Program. Back-Up Care. Domestic Partner Benefits. Commuting Benefits. Technology Allowance. 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.

     Qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance (FCIHO).

     

     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.

    Apply Here: https://www.kutakrock.com/general-content/careers

  • Tuesday, June 18, 2024 3:31 PM | Anonymous

    Kring & Chung, LLP, an AV rated law firm, seeks an associate attorney for our Irvine location with 2-5 years of experience in employment law, including litigation, mediation, arbitration, and employment-related transactions. The candidate must be licensed to practice law in California.

    Responsibilities and Duties:

    Qualifications and experience include wage and hour disputes, wrongful termination, harassment and discrimination litigation, FEHA, EEOC, ADA, wage orders, and leaves of absence. The candidate must have skills in client interaction, research and analyzing information, drafting employment documents including employee handbooks and employment agreements, preparation of written correspondence, pleadings, discovery, law and motion, pre-trial motion/submittals and taking and defending depositions. Professional marketing and presentation skills experience and/or interest in business development, marketing, speaking engagements and writing articles are a significant plus. Salary range: $100,000 to $150,000. 

    Benefits:

    •              401(k)

    •              Dental insurance

    •              Flexible spending account

    •              Health insurance

    •              Life insurance

    •              Paid time off

    •              Vision insurance

    We are a full-service law firm dedicated to providing quality legal services for businesses and individuals throughout California and Nevada. We are comprised of accomplished and experienced attorneys with diverse backgrounds in both litigation and transactional matters. We offer a friendly atmosphere and competitive compensation package including excellent benefits. Please email your resume in a Microsoft Word or PDF format, along with salary requirements to Michelle Bennett at mbennett@kringandchung.com.

  • Monday, June 17, 2024 2:58 PM | Anonymous

    The United States District Court, Central District of California, is currently accepting applications from qualified individuals interested in serving as Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference Lawyer Representatives.  The selected Lawyer Representatives will be representative of the entire district and reflect the diversity of lawyers practicing before the Court.

    For more information, please see the attached Notice from the Clerk

    2024-06-17 Notice - Lawyer Reps (deadline extented).pdf

  • Monday, June 17, 2024 2:55 PM | Anonymous

    For UCOP internal applicants, please login to the internal candidate gateway at: Jobs at UCOP  

    Position Base: Oakland

    Location: UCOP - Franklin Building

    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 (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.

    POSITION SUMMARY

    The position deploys substantial civil litigation expertise managing a wide variety of litigation within the general liability program; working closely with outside counsel in developing case strategy consistent with University policy and protocols; independently handling a full range of legal matters and projects, including matters based on tort, contract and statutory principles. The program includes matters that are complex and involve matters of substantial importance and impact to the University. The position requires interpretation of complex facts, application of the law in areas of high ambiguity; providing functional advice to senior managers and campus stakeholders 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 general liability program encompasses a wide variety of claims, including personal injury, auto, third party ADA claims, police practices, cyber, and other matters asserting a mix of tort, contract and statutory claims, as well as first party property and subrogation claims. This position will also evaluate the applicability of self-insurance, and commercial insurance and reinsurance, identify and pursue opportunities for indemnification from third parties, as well as advise on risk-related issues such as waivers, assumption of risk, and insurance and indemnification provisions in a myriad of contracts and grants.

    By practicing UC Legal's established Values for Principles of Community, all team members are expected to promote and maintain a workforce that is collaborative, supportive, respectful of differences, and committed to fairness and diversity in all interactions, both within and outside the team.

    Responsibilities

    85% Legal

    • 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 senior leaders 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.
    • Provides substantial expertise, advice, and counsel on highly complex legal matters in civil litigation.
    • Functions as a lead and technical resource within the area of practice.
    • Directly negotiates matters on behalf of The Regents.
    • May act as a liaison with outside counsel, and/or represent the University in complex litigation.
    • Develops objectives and ensures service according to established priorities.
    • Independently handles full range of legal matters and projects, to include those which hold substantial importance and impact.

    10% Supervision and Leadership

    • Delegates work effectively to maximize efficiencies.
    • Provides clear expectations and mentors legal support staff to meet expected levels of productivity and accuracy.
    • Practices OGC's established Values for Principles of Community: collaborative, supportive, respectful of differences, and committed to fairness and diversity in all interactions, both within and outside the team.
    • Supports OGC's commitment to diversity efforts - ensures equal opportunity in recruitment process by ensuring diverse representation on search committees and outreach efforts.
    • Promotes equity in advancements and encourages participation in career advising or mentoring programs.
    • Provides functional advice, training and/or guidance and effectively mentors less-experienced attorneys.
    • Understand that safety and environmental issues are essential elements of ensuring the continued success of UC and its employees, and maintain a safe, healthy and environmentally sound workplace.

    5% Other

    • Makes recommendations concerning areas of work to perform in-house, versus payment for an outside firm.
    • Ensures accurate record keeping in compliance with OGC data quality protocols.
    • Complies with delegations of authority for committing University funds.

    Experience

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

    Required Qualifications

    • Proven abilities in collaboration, facilitation, and strategic and creative thinking.
    • Thorough understanding of complex legal issues and ability to foresee implications in a University setting, even when ambiguous or hidden.
    • 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, to include senior leaders.
    • Strong written communication skills and ability to create and deliver effective materials and/or presentations appropriate to a particular audience.
    • In-depth research skills to draft accurate, complete and persuasive legal documents, such as pleadings, legal responses, affidavits, position statements and briefs.
    • Proven decision making ability, even when unpopular, earning credibility and support from colleagues.
    • Relied on to represent institutional concerns persuasively to internal and external parties.
    • Strong coaching and leadership skills to provide clear expectations, guidance and performance feedback to less experienced attorneys and legal support staff.
    • Proven ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion and tact when handling sensitive or potentially sensitive issues. 
    • Demonstrated commitment to the highest ethical standards.
    • Advanced skills in project management, and facilitating policy review and changes.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Minimum of 5 years of experience handling general liability cases, complex litigation, or tort defense work.
    • In-house or public sector work is a plus.
    • Litigation experience beyond traditional general liability cases.

    Education

    Advanced degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training required

    Licenses and Certifications

    Must be a member in good standing with the State Bar of California

    Travel Requirements

    25% Occasional business travel.

    SPECIAL CONDITIONS

    The person hired will be required to reside within California and report to work on-site at UC’s Office of the President (UCOP) located in Oakland, CA on a regular basis.  Current policy requires that a new employee work on-site at least two days a week on Tuesdays and Wednesdays (“anchor days”). In exceptional circumstances, approved by the General Counsel, candidates residing in or willing to relocate to California may be considered for a fully remote work arrangement.

    SALARY AND BENEFITS

    Job Title: Counsel 4

    Job Code: 000201

    Salary Grade: Grade 29

    Payscale: $220,000 - $255,000, commensurate with experience

    Full Salary Range: $165,200 - $333,800

    The University of California, Office of the President, is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience. The full salary range shows the growth potential for this position and the pay scale is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position.

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

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    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 June 24, 2024. The 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

    As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs, as may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

    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.

    Please apply through this link: 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=65234&PostingSeq=1

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