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  • Wednesday, September 30, 2015 10:02 AM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    All,
     
    I am the State Chair of Senator Dianne Feinstein’s judicial advisory committee process.  As you may know, there is an upcoming vacancy on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
     
    To assist the Senator in performing her responsibility to ensure this vacancy is promptly filled, please let me know of any candidate you believe would serve with distinction as a federal appeals court judge.  You may also encourage a candidate to contact me directly.  Interested candidates should contact me by Friday, October 11, 2015.
     
    If you or a potential candidate would like more information about the process, you or the candidate may contact me at (619) 238-1811 or email me at dcasey@cglaw.com.
     
    Finally, please feel free to forward this e-mail to other leaders in the legal community whom you think may be helpful in this process.  It is critical that the Senator have a wide range of qualified candidates to consider.
     
    Thank you,
     
     
    David S. Casey, Jr.

  • Wednesday, September 30, 2015 9:58 AM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    Position: Pro Se Staff Attorney
    Classification Level: JSP 11/01 – JSP 14/10
    Salary Range: $65,231 - $142,825
    Location: Santa Ana, California
    Opening Date: September 29, 2015
    Closing Date: Open Until Filled
    Estimated Start Date: January, 2016
    Number of Positions: 1
    Vacancy Number: 15-38

    POSITION OVERVIEW
    The United States District Court for the Central District of California invites applications for one full-time Pro Se Staff Attorney vacancy. A Pro Se Staff Attorney works under the supervision of United States Magistrate Judges. Duties of the position include drafting legal memoranda, Reports and Recommendations, Decisions and Orders, as well as analyzing statutes and legal issues in state and federal habeas corpus, civil rights and social security disability matters. A Pro Se Attorney may work on cases assigned to all Divisions of the Court. Additional pro se staff attorneys may be hired from this recruitment notice.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
    Strong academic credentials from an ABA-accredited law school, polished writing skills, and superior analytical ability is required. Legal experience in one or more of the following areas will be favorably considered: civil rights; habeas corpus; social security disability; and criminal appellate law. Bar membership is also required. Litigation experience preferred. Applicants must be computer literate.
    The successful candidate must be a U.S. citizen or a lawful permanent resident of the United States currently seeking citizenship or intending to become a citizen after meeting the eligibility requirements.

    COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
    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. Career Law Clerks qualify for federal employees’ group health insurance, retirement benefits, flexible spending accounts, vision, dental and life insurance. Federal employees observe ten paid holidays per year.

    INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS
    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.

    HOW TO APPLY
    Visit the court’s web site at www.cacd.uscourts.gov to download the job application. Applicants must submit 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 submit the completed application packets to: apply_CACD@cacd.uscourts.gov. 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 15-38 - Pro Se Staff Attorney.

    The Federal Judiciary is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

  • Thursday, September 17, 2015 11:32 AM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    The Irvine office of Fisher & Phillips LLP seeks an associate with 5+ years of employment litigation experience.  Ideal candidate will be a case handling attorney with wage and hour 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 at http://www.laborlawyers.com/Open-Positions.
     
    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, September 01, 2015 8:55 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    The Rules and Forms Committee of the Superior Court of California, County of Orange, has proposed revisions to Local Rules.
     
    Attached please find an Invitation to Comment regarding the proposed rule revisions. This proposal is being distributed for public comment in compliance with California Rules of Court, rule 10.613(g). The proposed revisions may be found on the Court’s website at www.occourts.org. Click on “Forms & Filing”, then “Local Rules of Court”; the full text of the revisions is found on the “Invitation to Comment” link.
     
    The deadline to submit comments on the proposed revisions is October 16, 2015.

  • Tuesday, September 01, 2015 8:41 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    The United States District Court-Central District of California, the nation’s largest Federal trial court is accepting applications from qualified persons in our Los Angeles office, for the above-mentioned position.
    To view the full announcement, please visit http://www.cacd.uscourts.gov/employment/staff-attorney

  • Tuesday, September 01, 2015 8:41 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    Comments sought:
     
    One new proposal has been posted for comment:
     
    Criminal and Traffic Procedure: Appearance in Court for Infractions Without Deposit of Bail
    Item Number: SP15-06
    Deadline for Comments: September 7, 2015 5:00 PM
    Submit Comment Online Or, email: invitations@jud.ca.gov

    The Criminal Law and Traffic Advisory Committees propose amending rule 4.105 of the California Rules of Court to apply the rule to non-traffic infractions and require courts to consider the totality of the circumstances of a particular case when making bail determinations before trial. The committees also propose adding an advisory committee comment to clarify the scope of the rule and explain that consideration of the totality of the circumstances includes whether an order setting bail would impose an undue hardship on the defendant. The proposed amendments were developed in response to recent Judicial Council directives to expand the application of the rule and promote access to justice in all infraction cases.

    If you have any questions, please contact Camilla Kieliger, at camilla.kieliger@jud.ca.gov, or at 415-865-7681.

  • Sunday, August 23, 2015 1:21 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    Please click on the link below to view the attached Notice from the Clerk inviting public comment on changes to the local rules that are proposed to become effective December 1, 2015.

    https://www.cacd.uscourts.gov/news/changes-local-rules-proposed-become-effective-december-1-2015

  • Sunday, August 16, 2015 3:32 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    Apply at: http://bit.ly/hma3981

    At Hyundai, we've rethought our business and created cars that combine performance, quality, design and innovation into a complete package.

    It's time you rethink what you expect from an employer.

    At Hyundai, we understand you're not just building a career – you're building a life. We believe in our people and realize that our success is a direct result of our commitment in offering you great opportunities for your career. If you would enjoy working in a dynamic environment and are looking for a chance to become part of a stellar team of professionals, we invite you to apply online today.

    Purpose:

    • Responsible for heading the Privacy Office and serving as primary counsel to the Company and relevant business units to mitigate risk related to privacy issues.
    • Oversees all ongoing activities related to the development, implementation, maintenance of, and adherence to the company's policies and procedures regarding the privacy of, and access to, company-related information. This includes compliance with data privacy regulations in connection with information concerning clients, customers, HAEA and other IT partners, employees, business practices and operations, and enterprise IT systems.

    Major Responsibilities:

    • Responsible for the development, implementation, maintenance, and adherence to the company's privacy strategy and program. Ensure that privacy practices are in place and compliant with applicable laws and industry-specific regulations.
    • Collaborate with key stakeholders (e.g., IT leaders, Office of Customer Management, Human Resources, and Legal) and committees to ensure that the company has and maintains appropriate privacy requirements and applicable information notices and materials reflecting current legal practices and organization requirements.
    • Performs initial and periodic information privacy risk assessments and conducts related ongoing compliance monitoring activities in coordination with the company's other compliance and operation assessment functions.
    • Initiates, facilitates and promotes activities to foster information privacy awareness within the organization and related entities.
    • Reviews all system-related information security plans throughout the company to ensure alignment between security and privacy practices.
    • Works with all company personnel involved with any aspect of release of protected company information to ensure full coordination and cooperation under the policies and legal requirements.
    • Serves as information privacy counsel to the Company for all departments and appropriate entities.
    • Maintain knowledge of privacy practices across the company in order to better understand and isolate the risk of exposure or liabilities, recommend realistic preventive measures, and respond to information security incidents.
    • Support controls and compliance requirements specified by internal and/or external audit.
    • Maintain current knowledge of applicable federal and state privacy legislation and regulations and monitors industry trends and advancements to ensure company adaptation and compliance.
    • Monitor HMA's data usage including vehicle technologies, data usage rights, data ownership with partners, vendors and affiliates, online behavioral advertising, mobile device usage, social media, etc.
    • Collaborate with HAEA as well as relevant vendors and business units to manage data breach incidents, any required breach notifications and any required remediation.
    • Serve as liaison to respond to inquiries from outside parties (e.g., government, NGO's, etc.).
    • Obtain relevant Company privacy certifications and manage any applicable registrations with state and federal authorities.
    • Assist with the retention and coordination of outside counsel, communications counsel, forensics firms, credit monitoring services, experts and investigators and other vendors, as needed.
    • Prepare written reports for review by senior management regarding trends.
    • Manage staff, effectively coach, counsel, and develop staff. Utilize the diverse talents of the staff by efficiently managing staff's time, materials and budget while focusing on the goals and vision of the company.

    Authority:

    • Establish and administer policies and practices as they relate to privacy protection of company information.
    • Authority to direct activities of assigned staff.

    Education:

    • Bachelor's degree required.
    • Master's degree a plus
    • Juris Doctorate required; from a top tier law school a plus.

    Related Experience:

    • Ten plus years of broad privacy and data protection, compliance or legal experience.
    • Three to five years of supervisory experience desired.

    Skill / Knowledge:

    • Strong technology acumen and the ability to assess privacy gaps.
    • Understanding of information security governance frameworks and related controls.
    • Strong project management skills as well as process development background.
    • Ability to analyze and interpret complex data protection and privacy laws and regulations.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Ability to interact effectively with all levels of personnel, outside counsel and vendors.
    • Ability to operate and employ solid decision-making skills.
    • Ability to develop and maintain highly effective relationships externally and internally.
    • Ability to influence professionals of senior management level.
    • Strong analytical skills particularly in regard to assessing the probability and impact of an internal control weakness.
    • Proficiency in various computer programs, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint.

    Certification Required:

    • Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) designation from the International Association of Privacy Professionals is required.
    • Member of California State Bar Association.

    Our Company adheres to the equal employment opportunity guidelines set forth by federal, state and local laws. The information requested on this form is sought in good faith and will not be used to discriminate against the applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable state or federal civil rights laws that is not related to job requirements. Hyundai Motor America is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • Monday, July 27, 2015 3:05 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    The Board of Trustees approved the distribution of the Mentoring Task Force Report and Recommendations for a 45-day public comment period (deadline for comments is September 9, 2015).  If you are interested in the creation of a mentoring program for new lawyers, please see the notice of public comment and draft report at:
     
    http://www.calbar.ca.gov/AboutUs/PublicComment/201514.aspx

  • Friday, July 24, 2015 9:44 AM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    The Advisory Committee on Civil Jury Instructions has approved and posted its 27th release of proposed revisions to the civil instructions (CACI) for public comment. In response to developments in the law over the last six months, this release includes proposed new and revised instructions and verdict forms, and one proposed renumbered verdict form (CACI No. VF-405). We are 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. Comments by letter should be sent to:
     
    Mr. Bruce Greenlee, Attorney
    Judicial Council of California
    Advisory Committee on Civil Jury Instructions
    455 Golden Gate Avenue
    San Francisco, CA 94102
    The deadline for receiving comments is Friday, August 28, 2015 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

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