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  • 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

  • Friday, July 24, 2015 9:40 AM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    Apply at http://bit.ly/hma3381

    Req Id 3381 - Posted 06/29/2015 - Fountain Valley, California (NHQ) - Legal
     
    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 legal representation and advice to HMA departments and executives in the primary areas of contractual matters, BlueLink/Connected Car, Office of Customer Management, data sharing, privacy, antitrust, compliance, policy development and risk management, plus ancillary training of employees related to the foregoing areas.

    Major Responsibilities:
    ~ Internal legal work pertaining to all HMA contracting terms, privacy and data sharing policies, supplier and employee compliance issues, antitrust inquiries and new product development.
    ~ Review and negotiate documentation, draft such documents as the particular deal may require, including corporate resolutions, legal opinions, and all required agreements.
    ~ Advise and review procedures for compliance with governing law, including but not limited to, state and federal privacy laws, licensing requirements, antitrust matters, DMV compliance, and applicable disclosure and reporting requirements. Maintain current knowledge of recent developments in case law and changes to statutes and regulations.
    ~ Negotiate, draft, and/or review of HMA supplier and inter-company contracts with a value or potential liability of $100,000 or higher. Train, advise and assist the Purchasing Department staff with review and negotiation of HMA contracts with a value or potential liability under $100,000.
    ~ Assist the Associate General Counsel, Risk Management with risk management issues, special projects and task force assignments, as needed.
    ~ Provide legal advice concerning insurance and risk management matters affecting HMA privacy and network security.
    ~ Provide legal advice and oversight in litigation matters related to assigned HMA clients.
    ~ As needed, draft corporate minutes, respond to state and federal government inquiries, and assist with policy development matters.
    ~ Continual training and education of employees and management in changing areas of legal requirements.
    ~ Assist corporate affiliates with legal matters upon request.

    Authority:
    ~ Authority to negotiate all contractual language for the company.
    ~ Authority to provide legal advice to HMA clients and determine compliance with applicable laws and policies.

    Education:
    ~ Bachelor's degree required.
    ~ Juris Doctor Degree.
    ~ Admission to California Bar.

    Related Experience:
    ~ Eight to twelve years legal experience including law firm and/or in-house position(s) preferred.
    ~ Strong contract, corporate and risk management experience.
    ~ Five to seven years of supervisory experience desired.

    Skill / Knowledge:
    ~ High level of writing and negotiating skills.
    ~ Knowledge of broad spectrum of business and legal issues and specific knowledge of auto distributor related issues.
    ~ Privacy law knowledge highly preferred, but will train.
    ~ Ability to interact effectively with individuals of varied backgrounds and skill levels.
    ~ Ability to research in a thorough and effective manner.
    ~ Effective time management and work ethic.
    ~ Ability to work independently and willingness to undertake substantial and diverse job responsibilities.

    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, June 08, 2015 11:11 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.

    Purpose:

    • Manage all administrative tasks for the Division.
    • Coordinate the daily affairs for the Division Head to meet the diverse requirements of HMC, HMA Regions, and direct reports under Division Head’s supervision.
    • Coordinate the Division Head’s calendar, travel, meetings, conference calls, written communications, correspondence, and other project-oriented roles.
    • Work independently, innovatively and efficiently in a high pace environment handling multiple responsibilities and meeting multiple deadlines.
    • Maintain helpful, willing and responsive attitude with all divisional interactions.

    Major Responsibilities:

    • Provide administrative support and front-line customer service to assist in administering specific programs, follow-ups, and coordinate with procedures/processes for divisional projects.
    • Assist Division Head and staff with expense report submission.
    • Coordinate travel arrangements with HMA’s corporate travel agency.
    • Proactively monitor and analyze division budget spending and assist division with accruals and budget schedules.
    • Process invoices for payment for Legal Department in Casetrack, obtain approval(s) and export batch data into SAP.
    • Generate monthly Product Liability/Class Action/Project E Reimbursement reports for internal management as well as HMC.
    • Generate monthly Warranty Reimbursement reports.
    • Create monthly accrual list for Finance Department, indicate pending invoice settlements and (SAP inquiry) and invoices not posted at month end.
    • Assist with casting, finalizing and monitoring of the Legal Department budgets. Utilize SAP software to create check request/purchase requests.
    • Work with the Division Head’s direct reports to ensure goal setting and year-end evaluations are completed in a timely manner.
    • Maintain and update Outlook contact and/or email groups.
    • Review files/materials for accuracy and consistency.
    • Prepare and/or assist in preparation of reports and presentations as required by management.
    • Coordinate and schedule meetings internally and/or with clients and vendors.
    • Provide assistance in researching and analyzing division related information, if, and when, necessary.
    • Maintain and update division specific system/software.
    • Provide administrative support for division managers and employees, if, and when, necessary.
    • Manage internal/external correspondence, handling highly confidential issues.
    • Provide office administration including, but not limited to, SAP, Casetrack software, financial program, filing, meeting arrangements, report preparation and editing, HMA record management, ad hoc reports, and telephone screening.
    • Any other tasks and responsibilities, not limited to above, as assigned by the Division Head. 

    Authority:

    This position stands alone as the Executive Assistant wears many different hats and has to organize and coordinate all aspects of the work environment. Though decisions are not critical to the running of the division or company, each decision is based on knowledge and understanding of what needs to be done to bring a project to closure in a professional, collaborative and timely manner.

    Education:

    • ~ Must be a high school graduate.
    • ~ Bachelor’s degree preferred.

    Related Experience:

    Two to four years of administrative work experience in a professional office environment, preferably two plus years working at higher management level.

    Skill / Knowledge:

    • ~ Proficient in the use of Microsoft Word/Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
    • ~ Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • ~ Working knowledge of SAP.
    • ~ Organized and detail oriented.
    • ~ Ability to work with a variety of personalities.

    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.

    To apply go to https://www.hyundaiusa.com/about-hyundai/careers/

  • Thursday, May 21, 2015 1:51 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    Two new proposals to amend the California Rules of Court have been posted to the California Courts web site, at

     
    http://www.courts.ca.gov/policyadmin-invitationstocomment.htm.
     
    SP15-03: Judicial Administration: Rule for Advisory Committee on Financial Accountability and Efficiency for the Judicial Branch
    The Executive and Planning Committee (E&P) recommends that rule 10.63 of the California Rules of Court, which concerns the Advisory Committee on Financial Accountability and Efficiency for the Judicial Branch, be amended to expand the committee’s charge by modifying the description of its duties, to provide more specificity to the membership criteria, to add a membership category, and to make technical changes.
    The deadline for comment is Friday, June 5, 2015.
     
    SP15-04: Judicial Administration: Implementation of Court Technology Governance and Strategic Plan
    This proposal would amend rules 10.16 and 10.53 of the California Rules of Court to implement the Court Technology Governance and Strategic Plan, recommended by the Technology Planning Task Force and adopted by the Judicial Council. Among the task force’s recommendations was revising the roles and responsibilities of the Judicial Council Technology Committee (JCTC) and the Court Technology Advisory Committee (CTAC). The task force also recommended changing CTAC’s name to the Information Technology Advisory Committee to reflect its broader role and responsibilities as sponsor of branchwide technology initiatives.
    The deadline for comment is Friday, June 19, 2015.
     
    If you have any questions, please contact Camilla Kieliger, at
     
    camilla.kieliger@jud.ca.gov, or at 415-865-7681.

  • 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

     
    vfarrell@kringandchung.com.

  • 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 http://www.courts.ca.gov/policyadmin-invitationstocomment.htm.  The deadline for comment is 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 30, 2015.
     
    If you have any questions, please contact Camilla Kieliger, at

     
    camilla.kieliger@jud.ca.gov, 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

     
    www.cacd.uscourts.gov

  • 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 http://www.courts.ca.gov/policyadmin-invitationstocomment.htm.
     
    The deadline for comment is 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 17, 2015.
     
    If you have any questions, please contact Camilla Kieliger, at camilla.kieliger@jud.ca.gov, 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.


    TERRY NAFISI
    DISTRICT COURT EXECUTIVE

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