Orange County Women
 Lawyers Association
For Women Lawyers and Those Who Support Their Advancement


  • Friday, January 29, 2016 8:26 AM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    Deadline is Tuesday February 16, 5pm.  Any diverse 3L who plans to practice public interest law in California, and who plans to take the July 2016 California Bar Exam, is eligible. Winners receive a free Barbri bar prep course along with a living stipend. Application can be found here:
    And for the first time, the Foundation is thrilled to offer co-sponsored 3L Diversity scholarships with the following five affinity bar associations throughout California:
    Asian American Bar Association Law Foundation
    Orange County Asian American Bar Association
    East Bay La Raza Lawyers
    Black Women Lawyers Foundation
    The Charles Houston Bar Association
    In partnering with these groups, we are connecting with even more diverse law students throughout California. Specific criteria for these special co-sponsored scholarships are available on the application registration page.

  • Wednesday, January 27, 2016 1:00 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    The WLALA Foundation of the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles is pleased to announce that it is currently accepting applications for its Fran Kandel Public Interest Grant program for current law students.  Grant applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 10, 2016.  Additional information and application materials are available at

    The Fran Kandel Public Interest Grant will fund one or two projects to be completed during the summer of 2016.  Grants are awarded to law students for projects that make governmental and social service agencies more accessible and responsive to individuals or groups whose needs are not adequately met. The maximum amount of the Grant is $5,000. The Grant may be received in addition to school-based or other summer public interest funding, but may not be used to duplicate a project that would otherwise already be covered by existing funding.

    The WLALA Foundation is specifically interested in proposals that will produce some tangible materials or other "product," such as information booklets, brochures, educational curricula, and videos. Projects must benefit residents of the greater Los Angeles area. Strong preference is given to applicants who have the support of a sponsoring organization, but the Grant is not intended to fund a summer clerkship or externship at an organization. It is advantageous, however, for an applicant to have arranged in advance for an organization or suitable individual to supervise and guide his or her work on a project.

    Questions about the WLALA Fran Kandel Public Interest Grant should be directed to the Co-Chairs of WLALA's Grant Committee:

    Ruth Pinkel
    Phone: (213) 894-6077

    Meehan Rasch
    Phone: (213) 830-7317

  • Wednesday, January 27, 2016 12:09 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    The Advisory Committee on Civil Jury Instructions has approved and posted its 28th release of proposed revisions and additions to the civil instructions (CACI) for public comment. This release includes proposed new and revised instructions and verdict forms in response to developments in the law over the last six months. We are very interested in your input.
    The proposed changes and additions are available for viewing on the internet at ( 
    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 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 or fax 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
    Fax:     415-865-7664
    The deadline for receiving comments is Friday, March 4, 2016 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
    Camilla Kieliger, Analyst
    Legal Services | Leadership Services Division
    Judicial Council of California
    455 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102-3688
    415-865-7681 | |

  • Wednesday, January 27, 2016 9:47 AM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    For additional information, please Contact Jordon P. Steinberg at JORDON@KAUFMANSTEINBERG.COM or Brian Gurwitz at BRIAN@GURWITZLAW.COM. Please RSVP at

  • Friday, January 15, 2016 5:00 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    Classification Level: JSP 11/01 – JSP 14/10
    Salary Range: $66,137 - $144,811
    Location: Los Angeles, California
    Opening Date: January 15, 2016
    Closing Date: Open Until Filled
    Estimated Start Date: August or September, 2016
    Number of Positions: 2
    Vacancy Number: 16-05

    The United States District Court, Central District of California, invites applications for the position of Law Clerk to a United States Magistrate Judge located in Los Angeles. The Law Clerk appointment shall begin on or about August, 2016 for one position and September, 2016 for the other position. The September position is a one-year term and the August position is a two-year term. Both positions include the possibility for extension, and one position may be extended into a career position.
    Principal duties of the position include administrative work and traditional law clerk responsibilities such as researching substantive issues of federal and state law, drafting legal memoranda, opinions and orders, and attending court proceedings. Additional duties include overseeing the daily operation of the Judge’s chambers, interacting with chambers staff, court personnel, litigants and/or the public, and generally providing trusted legal support to the Judge. The successful candidate must exhibit the highest standards of excellence and integrity, and display, at all times and to all persons, a courteous, professional and cooperative attitude.

    Excellent academic credentials from an ABA-accredited law school, superior analytical ability, research and writing skills are required. Strong computer and word processing skills are desirable. Bar membership, clerkship experience and/or some post-law school work is preferred.
    The successful candidate must also be a U.S. citizen or a lawful permanent resident of the United States currently seeking citizenship or intending to become a citizen upon meeting the eligibility requirements.

    Compensation will be set based on the experience and qualifications of the successful candidate subject to the policies and guidelines set forth in the Judicial Salary Plan. Law Clerks qualify for federal employees’ group health insurance, flexible spending accounts, vision, dental and life insurance, and Career Law Clerks qualify for retirement benefits. Federal employees observe ten paid holidays per year.

    Due to the volume of applications received, the Court will only be able to communicate with those individuals who will be interviewed. Please do not call or email to inquire about the status of an application.
    The Court requires employees to adhere to a Code of Ethics and Conduct which is available to applicants for review upon request. The Court is not authorized to reimburse candidates for travel or relocation expenses. The selected candidates will be provisionally hired subject to successful completion of a background investigation by law enforcement agencies.

    Interested persons should apply through OSCAR (
    In the alternative, please submit the completed application packets to: Incomplete applications may not be considered. E-mail documents must be in Word or PDF format. Zip files and faxes will not be accepted. Refer to: Vacancy number 16-05 – Law Clerk in Los Angeles.
    Visit the court’s web site at to download the job application. Applicants must email the following documents to be considered: Application for Federal Branch Employment, a resume or curriculum vitae, two recent writing samples, unofficial law school transcripts, and at least three references (preferably current or former employers).
    Please indicate if you are interested in the one-year or longer Term Law Clerk position (with a maximum of four years) or the two-year position that may evolve into a career position.
    The Federal Judiciary is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

  • Tuesday, January 12, 2016 1:17 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    Why and How to Clerk in a Federal Court

    Thursday, January 28, 2016

    5:30-7:00 p.m.

    Free and Open to All Law Students and Young Lawyers

    Food and Soft Drinks to be Provided

    The Honorable Jay C. Gandhi, United States Magistrate

    Judge, Central District of California

    Daniel Ahn, Assistant United States Attorney, U.S. Attorney’s

    Office, Central District of California, former Ninth Circuit Law

    Clerk, and former District Court Law Clerk

    Samrah Mahmoud, Crowell & Moring Associate and former

    District Court Law Clerk

    Hosted with UCI School of Law’s

    South Asian Law Student Assocation

    Multipurpose Academic and Administrative Building (MPAA)

    Room 430, 401 East Peltason Drive, Irvine, CA 92697

    RSVP by Friday, January 22 to

    Please park at the Social Sciences structure next to the MPAA Building.


  • Monday, December 14, 2015 8:10 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    Comments sought:
    Sixteen (16) new proposals to amend the California Rules of Court and Judicial Council forms have been posted to the California Courts web site, at
    The attached list provides a summary of the proposals and contains direct links to each individual proposal. You are welcome to distribute this to any other interested parties. The deadline for comment is 5:00 p.m., Friday, January 22, 2016.
    If you have any questions, please contact Camilla Kieliger, at, or at 415-865-7681.

  • Monday, December 07, 2015 9:13 AM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    ERISA / Employee Benefits Associate   
    The Irvine office of Fisher & Phillips LLP seeks an ERISA / Employee Benefits associate/of counsel with 5+ years of experience. The ideal candidate will have experience with qualified & non-qualified retirement plans, health and welfare benefit plans, the Affordable Care Act, employment tax work and executive compensation. Candidate must be detail oriented and have superior research, writing and communication skills. Successful candidate will be a self-starter with the ability to work independently and as part of a team. Ideal candidate will enjoy public speaking, meeting with clients and developing new business opportunities.
    Labor & Employment Associate              
    The Irvine office of Fisher & Phillips LLP seeks an associate with 4+ years of labor and employment law experience. Ideal candidate will have significant employment litigation and traditional labor experience. Excellent academic credentials as well as strong research, writing, and analytical skills are required. Must be admitted in California.
    To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume online.
    Fisher & Phillips is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to providing equal opportunity in all of our employment practices, including but not limited to selection, hiring, assignment, re-assignment, promotion, transfer, and compensation. Equal Employment Opportunity principles also apply to discipline and termination. Our Firm prohibits discrimination, harassment, or retaliation in employment based on race; color; religion; national origin; sex (including pregnancy); sexual orientation; gender identity and/or expression; age; disability; genetic information; citizenship status; military service obligations; or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

  • Tuesday, November 24, 2015 9:35 AM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    The Orange County Superior Court, seeks well-qualified attorneys who possess unquestionable personal integrity, patience, and good judgment to fill the position of Court Commissioner.  Court Commissioners conduct hearings, make findings and issue orders in a variety of case types, which may include criminal arraignments and dispositions, small claims, family, juvenile, traffic and unlawful detainer matters.  Court Commissioners serve at the pleasure of the Court and may be assigned to any Court facility. 
    Candidates must be active members in good standing with the State Bar of California and admitted to practice law in the State of California for at least ten (10) years. Appointments are subject to successful completion of background investigations. Once appointed, Court Commissioners may not engage in the private practice of law.
    Applicants must submit an Orange County Superior Court Commissioner Personal Data Questionnaire and professional resume by 5:00 PM PST on Thursday, January 7, 2016. Application materials may be obtained by visiting the Orange County Superior Court website at: If you have questions, please contact Ernest Montoya, Orange County Superior Court Human Resources Department, at

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