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


  • Wednesday, May 20, 2015 7:33 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    Irvine law firm, Kring & Chung LLP, seeks a F/T Legal Secretary or Assistant for our Business/Corporate Dept. Must be bilingual in Korean/English with a professional demeanor and a high proficiency in reading, writing, speaking, interpreting and translating both the Korean and English language. Must be a team player with excellent communication and organizational skills.

    Duties include: Heavy Korean/English speaking client contact, Korean/English interpretation and translation, trial preparation, project assistance, preparing documents for court filing, transcribing, proofreading, calendaring and appointment setting. Background and experience in processing incorporations and estate planning is a PLUS. If you are bilingual (Korean/English) and possess legal secretarial or assistant experience, we encourage you to apply and will provide training,

    We offer a positive work environment, competitive compensation and a full benefits package.

    Please submit resume as a Word attachment along with salary expectations to Valerie Farrell at

  • Wednesday, May 20, 2015 7:32 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    A proposal to revise the California Criminal Jury Instructions (CALCRIM) has been posted to the California Courts web site, at  The deadline for comment is 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 30, 2015.
    If you have any questions, please contact Camilla Kieliger, at

, or at 415-865-7681.

  • Monday, May 11, 2015 11:47 AM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    Amended Local Rules Effective June 1, 2015

    The amended Local Civil Rules listed below will become effective June 1, 2015. Redlined versions of these rules, as well as a complete copy of the Local Civil Rules that will be effective June 1, 2015, are available on the Court’s website and accompany the electronic version of this notice.

    Amended Local Civil Rules:

    • 5-4.2(b)(1) [(Documents Excluded from Electronic Filing) Non-paper or Other Unusual Exhibits]
    • 5-4.2(b)(4) [(Documents Excluded from Electronic Filing) Records for Bankruptcy Appeals and Administrative Review Cases]
    • 5-4.3.1 [(Format of Electronically Filed Documents) Technical Requirements (File Format and Size Limitations)]
    • 83-17.3 [(Special Requirements for Habeas Corpus Petitions Involving the Death Penalty) Initial Filings and Petitions]
    • 83-17.7 [(Special Requirements for Habeas Corpus Petitions Involving the Death Penalty) Procedures for Considering the Petition]

    All proceedings in cases commenced on or after June 1, 2015, and, insofar as just and practicable, all proceedings then pending will be governed by these new and amended rules.

    All posted notices are also available on the Court’s public website at

  • Monday, April 20, 2015 9:19 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    Comments sought:
    Thirty-six (36) new proposals to amend the California Rules of Court, Judicial Council forms and legislation have been posted to the California Courts web site, at
    The deadline for comment is 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 17, 2015.
    If you have any questions, please contact Camilla Kieliger, at, or at 415-865-7681.

  • Monday, April 13, 2015 8:29 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    The United States District Court for the Central District of California announces the appointment of Gail J. Standish as United States Magistrate Judge. Judge Standish, who was sworn in on April 13, 2015, will sit in Los Angeles in the Court’s Western Division.
    Before her selection as a Magistrate Judge, Judge Standish was a partner at Winston & Strawn LLP, where she concentrated her practice in patent litigation and other complex business disputes. She began her career at Irell & Manella LLP and also practiced at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP. She was selected several times as one of California’s Top Intellectual Property Litigators and Top Women Litigators by the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journals. She has been named an Angelino To Know In Intellectual Property Law by the L.A. Business Journal and ranked in the IAM Patent 1000 “World’s Leading Patent Practitioners.” Judge Standish served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Central District of California, and as a law clerk for the late Judge William J. Rea. From her long career in government and private practice, she has extensive experience handling both civil and criminal trials.

    In 1993, Judge Standish graduated from UCLA Law School, where she served as an Articles Editor of the UCLA Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif upon graduation. Before attending law school, Judge Standish was an engineer, having graduated with Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She served as an Air Force officer and Flight Test Engineer for the F-16 Falcon aircraft in the 1980s, and later worked on life sciences experiments that flew on the Space Shuttle.
    Including the position now occupied by Judge Standish, the Central District of California has 24 authorized full-time and one part-time Magistrate Judge positions.

    The Central District of California is comprised of the counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo. It serves approximately 19.6 million people – nearly half the population of the state of California.


  • Monday, April 13, 2015 8:28 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    The Los Angeles Superior Court is recruiting for Temporary Judges. If any of your members are looking to enhance their legal skills and to support the administration of justice in Los Angeles County, becoming a Temporary Judge is for them.   The Los Angeles Superior Court will be conducting a mandatory Bench Conduct and Demeanor training on June 5, 2015.  MCLE credit is provided for this training and pre-paid reservations should be received no later than May 29, 2015.  The attached flyer provides detailed information regarding this training.  Application information can be found on our web page at  
    Should you have any questions or require additional information, please feel free to contact: Catheryn Lavender Glenn, Manager,Temporary Judges Program
    Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles
    111 North Hill Street Rm 620
    Los Angeles, CA 90012
    (213) 633-1018

  • Wednesday, April 08, 2015 8:00 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)



    FRESNO: June 3, 2015, 3:00 p.m.

    Brad R. Hill Jury Assembly Room, 1st floor

    B.F. Sisk Court House

    Fresno Superior Court

    1130 “O’’ Street

    Fresno, CA 93721

    LOS ANGELES: June 4, 2015, 10:00 a.m.

    The Pasadena Convention Center

    Ballroom C

    300 East Green Street

    Pasadena, CA 91101

    OAKLAND: June 2, 2015, 10:30 a.m.

    Oakland Convention Center

    East Hall

    1001 Broadway Street

    Oakland, CA 94607

    ORANGE COUNTY: June 2, 2015, 10:00 a.m.

    Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel

    Kensington East/West

    900 South Disneyland Drive

    Anaheim, CA 92802

    RIVERSIDE: June 4, 2015, 10:00 a.m.

    Riverside Superior Court

    Historic Courthouse

    Ceremonial Courtroom

    4050 Main Street, Dept. 1

    Riverside, CA 92501

    SACRAMENTO: June 4, 2015, 10:00 a.m.

    Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel

    Magnolia Room

    1230 “J” Street

    Sacramento, CA 95814

    SAN DIEGO: June 4, 2015, 10:00 a.m.

    Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

    Marina Ballroom

    333 W. Harbor Drive

    San Diego, CA 92101

    VENTURA: June 9, 2015, 4:00 p.m.

    Hall of Justice, Courtroom 22

    800 South Victoria Avenue

    Ventura, CA 93009

  • Thursday, April 02, 2015 10:36 AM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    The United States Judicial Conference has authorized the appointment of full-time United States Magistrate Judges for the Central District of California, beginning in November, 2015. The United States District Court for the Central District of California is authorized to hold court in Los Angeles, Riverside and Santa Ana. The District Court may assign a Magistrate Judge to hold court in any of these locations and may reassign a Magistrate Judge from one location in the District to another as workload may require.

    A Merit Selection Panel, comprised of attorneys and other members of the community, will review all applications and recommend to the Judges, in confidence, those persons it considers best qualified. All applications are kept confidential, unless the applicant consents to disclosure, and all applications are examined only by members of the Merit Selection Panel and Judges of the Court. The Panel’s deliberations remain confidential. Appointments are subject to District Court review and approval of FBI full-field investigation and IRS tax checks.

    A full range of benefits is offered including, but not limited to, the Judicial Retirement System and health, life, disability, and long-term care insurance. The term of office is eight years. Magistrate Judges may be reappointed to subsequent eight-year terms.
    Duties of the position are demanding and wide-ranging. Magistrate Judges conduct pretrial proceedings in civil and criminal cases, including law and motion matters, settlement conferences, initial appearances, and bail hearings. Magistrate Judges also preside over jury and court trials in civil cases with the consent of the parties, as well as trials and dispositions of misdemeanor cases. These duties are more fully set forth in Central District General Orders 05-07 and 06-01, available on the Court’s website at: Basic jurisdiction of United States Magistrate Judges is specified in 28 U.S.C. § 636.

    More Information

  • Friday, March 27, 2015 10:15 AM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    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.


    ~ Assist in forensic technical investigations.

    ~ Provide assistance in preparation of document productions and discovery in class action, intellectual property, product liability, and general commercial litigation.

    ~ Provide assistance to engineers in connection with document and data searches for NHTSA and other regulatory inquiries and investigations.

    ~ Handle and/or provide assistance in management of defense of class action, intellectual property, product liability, and/or warranty cases nationwide.

    ~ Conduct legal research as needed.

    Major Responsibilities:

    ~ Provide assistance in connection with the defensible electronic forensic investigation of company documents in class action, intellectual property, product liability, and general commercial litigation.

    ~ Prepare documents for discovery production in litigated matters.

    ~ Help implement and develop HMA’s legal hold policies and procedures.

    ~ Assist in the preparation of detailed draft responses to discovery requests including interrogatories, requests for production of documents and requests for admissions.

    ~ Assist with Document Management System.

    ~ Ensure compliance with Records Management Program policies.

    ~ Conduct legal and investigative research as required.

    ~ Negotiate special rates from outside vendors. Select/terminate and manage vendors in conjunction with Purchasing Department.

    ~ Collaborate with Records Management program and eDiscovery to ensure compliance with federal and state laws and regulations.


    ~ Manage vendors including vendors outside law firms (define scope and ensure deliver of goods/services, monitor and drive performance, work to raise level of program effectiveness) Select/terminate and manage vendors in conjunction with Purchasing department.

    ~ Support various HMA departments through obtaining feedback and suggestions for program improvements, and considering what changes are feasible and appropriate.

    ~ Position may be involved with interviewing/evaluation of new hires.


    ~ Must be a high school graduate

    ~ Bachelor’s degree

    Related Experience:

    ~ Four to five years of in-house or law firm litigation experience.

    Skill / Knowledge:

    ~ Strong drafting and negotiating skills.

    ~ Computer literate.

    ~ Careful attention to detail; capacity to handle multiple matters simultaneously.

    ~ Familiarity with EnCase eDiscovery systems and Acrobat Professional a plus.

    Certification Required:

    ~ Paralegal Certificate required

    To apply go to or click here to go directly to the position listed.

    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, February 02, 2015 10:17 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    IRVINE, CA, JANUARY 27, 2015 --- Jennifer Keller and Kay Rackauckas, nationally prominent attorneys at Keller Rackauckas LLP in Irvine, have been named in several categories of the 2015 “Southern California Super Lawyers.”  Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from a wide range of practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.  The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.
    Jennifer Keller was named to the 2015 Top 50 Orange County Lawyers, Top 50 Women Lawyers, and to the Business Litigation list.  Kay Rackauckas was named a Super Lawyer in White Collar Criminal Defense.

    Jennifer Keller is one of California’s premier trial lawyers. She has tried over 150 cases to jury verdict, ranging from complex civil matters — including business and intellectual property cases — to white collar to murder. She has received innumerable awards for excellence as a trial lawyer and excels at “bet the company” litigation.  Ms. Keller is listed annually in “The Best Lawyers in America®” and is among the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America.  She appears routinely in the Los Angeles Daily Journal as one of California’s Top 100 Lawyers.  Ms. Keller is a fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, an invitation-only organization limited to the top one-half of one percent of the nation’s attorneys.  Ms. Keller is also active in the community.  She is the former President of the Orange County Bar Association and serves as a Trustee of Chapman University.  She counts as present and former clients a number of judges, public officials, law enforcement officers, CEOs, CFOs, lawyers, physicians, professional athletes, venture capitalists and entrepreneurs.
    With over two decades of experience and nearly 100 cases to jury verdict, Kay Rackauckas has earned a reputation as a leading trial attorney.   Ms. Rackauckas began her legal career 23 years ago in the Orange County District Attorney’s Office where she spent 12 years prosecuting criminal cases.  In 2004 Ms. Rackauckas entered private practice as a criminal defense attorney, bringing with her an unparalleled perspective on criminal prosecutions.  Ms. Rackauckas is listed in the elite “The Best Lawyers in America®” in both white collar and non-white collar criminal defense.  She has also received honors and awards from: California Lawyer Magazine, 2012 Lawyers of the Year, Honorable Mention (Litigation); OC Metro Magazine, Orange County’s Top Lawyers for 2013 (criminal defense); and Martindale-Hubbell “AV” rated, Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.  She is a member of the National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers in California (2011-2014).  She is active in numerous professional and community volunteer activities, including Chapman University, Dale Fowler School of Law, Dean's Advisory Board.
    We’re the go-to firm for high stakes business litigation, with a record second to none, and local, statewide and national recognition of our success.  Keller Rackauckas attorneys have won over $680 million in judgments in just the last five years, and successfully defended many other clients.  The name partners of Keller Rackauckas LLP have tried over 250 jury trials between them, with an unparalleled record of success.  We handle cases involving class actions, intellectual property, breach of contract, trade secrets, bad faith, white collar criminal defense, real estate, business torts and the entire gamut of commercial litigation.

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