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


  • Monday, November 13, 2023 10:52 AM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    The IRS Office of Chief Counsel is the largest tax firm in the country with approximately 1,500 attorneys, and Small Business/Self Employed is the largest Chief Counsel division with attorneys assigned to 47 field offices, including four different offices in Southern California.  At this time, we have an open announcement to fill many GS-12 to GS-14 attorney positions throughout the country, including at our California field offices in Los Angeles, Laguna Niguel, Thousand Oaks, and San Diego.  Please see the link below for the vacancy announcement and note that the deadline to apply is December 29, 2023.  However, application reviews and interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis so we encourage anyone interested to apply as soon as they can.  Please share this announcement with your members and encourage interested members to apply.

    Vacancy Announcement #:

    Open Period: 07/10/2023 to 12/29/2023

    For more information regarding what it’s like to work at Chief Counsel, please follow this link to learn about the many benefit programs and to read different attorney profiles.

  • Monday, October 16, 2023 7:26 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    It’s time for OCWLA’s annual election for ten (10) Director positions. The time commitment for an OCWLA Director (or Officer) is a one (1) year term, and includes:

    1. Attendance at the OCWLA monthly Board meetings (on the fourth Tuesday of the month unless otherwise noticed);
    2. Attendance at the OCWLA monthly lunch or evening programs;
    3. Participation in OCWLA committees; and
    4. Participation in the Board Planning Retreat.

    Collegiality and camaraderie are all integral to the OCWLA Board experience.

    If you are interested in running, please submit a short Candidate's Statement and photo (optional) to us by the close of business on Friday, October 20, 2023, via email: The 2024 Slate of Director candidates will be presented to the membership via e-blast the following week.

    Elections are held online and in-person in November. Online voting will close on November 8. In-person voting will occur during the start of the OCWLA November lunch meeting on November 9 at Avenue of The Arts, Costa Mesa. Election results will be announced at the end of the lunch meeting.

    Installation of the 2024 Board of Officers and Directors takes place at the OCWLA Holiday Reception & Installation Dinner on November 29, 2023.

    We are very excited about your interest in joining the OCWLA Board. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at

  • Friday, October 13, 2023 3:56 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)


    CALCRIM 2023-02

    Title: Criminal Jury Instructions: Revisions Proposed Rules, Forms, Standards, or Statutes Revised Jury Instructions

    Summary: Revisions to user guide and jury instructions reflecting recent developments in the law and user suggestions.

    Deadline: Comments must be submitted by Monday, November 27, 2023 at, 5:00 PM (Pacific Time)

  • Tuesday, October 10, 2023 7:02 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    The National Association of Women Lawyers’ General Counsel Institute (“GCI”) is a multi-day program of networking, education, and inspiration designed for senior in-house women counsel. Sessions with the general counsel of major corporations and other inspirational speakers foster frank, collegial discussions about career advancement. Workshops on key topics with leading experts provide opportunities to refine skills. GCI creates a unique environment to connect with other women counsel, share the highs and lows of in-house life, and build legal and leadership skills. Join NAWL on November 8 – 10 in New York as they focus on “; Extraordinary Times: Leading Through Change and Uncertainty”. Please note that attendance at GCI is limited to in-house counsel and sponsors. As a member of the Orange County Women Lawyers Association, you’ll receive 10% off your registration by using a discount code: please email for your code.

  • Monday, October 02, 2023 8:04 AM | Executive Director (Administrator)



    Title: Technology: Final Findings & Recommendations of Advancing the Hybrid Courtroom

    Summary: The Information Technology Advisory Committee (ITAC) is responsible for making recommendations for improving the administration of justice through the use of technology and for fostering cooperative endeavors to resolve common technological issues with other stakeholders in the justice system. In 2021, the ITAC initiated a workstream to work on a framework for courtrooms that are optimized for proceedings involving any number of physical

    or remote participants. After assessing and reviewing the current implementation of hybrid courtrooms, the workstream now requests your input on the draft of the Final Findings & Recommendations for developing standards for hybrid courtrooms.

    Deadline: Comments must be submitted by Thursday, October 12, 2023 at, 5:00 PM (Pacific Time)

  • Thursday, September 28, 2023 6:22 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    Position Base: Los Angeles (Westwood), California

    Location: UCLA Campus

    Please apply via this link:


    The UCLA Office of the Campus Counsel (OCC) serves as the in-house legal office for the UCLA campus, including its professional schools. In that capacity, the OCC has created this web site to familiarize the UCLA community with our Office and its services. The OCC attorneys provide counsel and legal advice to officers, deans, faculty, and schools and departments of the University requiring legal assistance, and provide coordination and liaison between the campus, the UC Legal Office of the General Counsel in Oakland, and outside counsel engaged on behalf of the University. We hope this web site provides a valuable first resource for legal matters concerning UCLA.


    Under the general direction of the Vice Chancellor, Legal Affairs, serving on the campus legal team in coordination with the University of California Office of General Counsel, this role provides advice on the wide range of legal questions associated with the administration, management and operation of UCLA, including but not limited to academic affairs, student affairs, business affairs, research and compliance, employment (e.g., reviewing and responding to complaints received from regulatory agencies, such as the OCR, DFEH, and EEOC), litigation and risk management, public records, policies and procedures.


    1. Provides general problem solving and advice on a wide range of legal questions associated with the administration, management and operation of UCLA.

    2. Provides legal advice regarding issues relating to staff, academic personnel and employment issues in all segments of UCLA community.

    3. Provides legal advice on student-related matters such as FERPA, constitutional rights such as 1st and 14th Amendment questions, immigration issues, travel abroad, sports and recreation, disability accommodation, student conduct, and policy review.

    4. Provides legal advice on matters of research and compliance, workplace violence prevention, E-discovery, privacy and data protection, public records, EH&S/OSHA compliance, and other matters affecting the campus.

    5. Drafts documentation for wide range of academic, administrative, student and business matters; including review of contracts and MOUs.

    6. Oversees Employment and General Liability litigated matters involving UCLA in concert with the Vice Chancellor of Legal Affairs.

    7. Reviews, evaluates, advises about, and revises proposed UCLA policy and procedures, or revisions to current policy and procedures, obtaining consultation where appropriate.

    8. Coordinates review of and response to complaints received from regulatory agencies, such as the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights, California Civil Rights Department, and U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, as agreed with central campus human resources offices and client departments.

    9. Negotiates special transactions, including settlement agreements.

    10. Reviews/revises waivers, acceptance of (and responses to) subpoenas and interaction with governmental agencies.

    11. Prepares or obtains legal opinions and advice as sought by UCLA administration.

    12. Prepares or directs the preparation of correspondence, documentation, reports and executive summaries as necessary.

    13. Develops strong working relationships with senior management and administrators at UCLA, and with administrators at the UC Office of the President, as needed.

    14. Executes all other duties and responsibilities assigned by the Vice Chancellor of Legal Affairs.

    15. Serves on campuswide committees as requested.



    • J.D. Degree from an ABA accredited institution and active membership in good standing of the State Bar of California (or eligible for immediate membership).
    • Demonstrated effective letter drafting and written communication skills.
    • Demonstrated effective oral communication skills.
    • Demonstrated strategic thinking, analytic, organization, and problem-solving skills.
    • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain effective working relationships with senior administrators and a diverse range of constituents.
    • Demonstrated ability in setting priorities and completing work in a timely manner.
    • A workplace style that emphasizes collaboration, teamwork, and facilitation.
    • Readily and regularly professionally accessible to the Vice Chancellor of Legal Affairs, and campus clients.
    • Ability and willingness to use standard computer software applications, including Word, email programs, Internet browsers, and on-line legal research.


    • Experience in employment law, student affairs, academic personnel and research, federal regulation compliance, complex contracts, international agreements, risk management and litigation processes.
    • Knowledge of University or higher education policies and procedures.
    • Knowledge of legal issues associated with governmental/public entities.
    • Experience in matters relevant to business transactions, state and federal contracts, and intellectual property.
    • Experience with complex organizations and the management of significant legal issues.


    This position requires a hybrid schedule (2 days on site, 3 days remote per week).


    Job Title: Counsel 3

    Job Code: 000202

    Salary Grade: MSP 27

    Payscale: $129,600 - $190,000 annual, with salary placement based on skills, knowledge, and experience.

    Benefits information can be found at:


    Please be prepared to attach a writing sample with a minimum of 10 pages - maximum of 20 pages demonstrating the applicant's analytical/persuasive skills.

    Please apply via this link:

  • Thursday, September 28, 2023 6:22 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    Greetings Potential Candidate:

    The SEC is looking for the next generation of leaders to join our team! Below you will find position information and link(s) to learn more. If you or someone you know is interested in applying, please be sure to apply by the respective deadline. Also, learn more about SEC's outstanding compensation and benefits program

    Position Title: Attorney Adviser
    Location: Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; Los Angeles, CA; San Francisco, CA; or Washington, DC

    Compensation: $130,764 - $259,590 per year

    Learn More & Apply:

    Eligibility: Open to the Public Deadline for Application: 10/06/2023

  • Monday, September 25, 2023 7:01 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    Position Base

    UCOP - Franklin Building


    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


    UC Legal delivers ethical, timely, efficient and high quality legal services to the University of California's ten campuses, five 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.

    This position requires substantial expertise in the labor and employment practice area, providing advice to a diverse client base for the University's 230,000 person workforce, including system-wide and campus human resources, academic personnel, compliance, and risk management staff. Services include handling and negotiating/mediating pre-litigated claims in the University's employment practices liability program; responsibility for traditional labor matters such as advice and counseling during labor negotiations, interpretation of collective bargaining agreements, and handling or overseeing litigation before administrative agencies such as before the Public Employment Relations Board; drafting, reviewing and revising a variety of documents involving the University's interest, such as policies, contracts, position statements, mediation briefs, and advice memoranda; advising clients on a broad range of employment issues; and conducting trainings.

    The position requires substantial knowledge of federal and state labor and employment laws including the Fair Employment and Housing Act, Americans With Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, California Family Rights Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, California public sector labor laws such as the Higher Education Employer-Employee Relations Act or the National Labor Relations Act, as well as privacy, First Amendment, and whistleblower issues. The position involves independently handling a full range of legal matters and projects in the labor and employment area, to include the most complex and that of substantial importance and impact; interpreting complex facts and the law in areas of high ambiguity; and, providing functional advice to clients regarding risk assessment and liability.

    By practicing OGC's established Values for Principles of Community, this position contributes to a workplace that is collaborative, supportive, respectful of differences, and committed to fairness and diversity in all interactions, both within and outside the team. It also supports OGC's commitment to increasing and maintaining diversity in the legal profession.



    • Provides advice and counsel on highly complex legal matters in labor and employment law.
    • Independently handles a full range of legal matters and projects, to include those which hold substantial importance and impact.
    • Represents the University in pre-litigation employment claims including engaging with opposing counsel and participating in alternative dispute resolution.
    • Interprets complex facts and the law in areas of moderate to high ambiguity.
    • Advises and renders opinions to clients with respect to the legal implications of establishing or changing policy.
    • Directly negotiates matters on behalf of The Regents.
    • May act as a liaison with outside counsel, and/or represent the University in administrative or court litigation.
    • Complies with delegations of authority for committing University funds.


    • Delegates work effectively to maximize efficiencies.
    • Provides clear expectations and feedback to help others to meet expected levels of productivity and accuracy.
    • Provides functional advice, training and/or guidance and effectively mentors less-experienced colleagues.
    • 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.


    • 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.


    • Keeps informed on changing legislation and case law developments affecting overall operations of the University as they relate to the area of specialty; i.e., labor and employment law.
    • 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.

    Required Qualifications

    • Minimum of 8 years of employment and/or labor law experience in a law firm, or in-house counsel for an academic institution, corporation or other entity.
    • Thorough understanding of highly complex labor and employment legal issues and ability to foresee implications 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.
    • Advanced written communication skills and ability to create and deliver effective materials and/or presentations appropriate to a particular audience.
    • Effective research skills; ability to readily identify material information in area of specialty; i.e., labor and employment laws and regulations.
    • Proven decision making ability, even when the decision is unpopular, earning credibility and support from colleagues and clients.
    • Excellent abilities in collaboration, facilitation, and strategic and creative thinking with OGC colleagues, clients and outside vendors and agencies.
    • Commitment to the highest ethical standards
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion and tact when handling sensitive or potentially sensitive issues

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Relevant practice experience for public sector or higher education clients.
    • Experience in a university setting.
    • Skills in project management, and facilitating policy review and changes.
    • Experience handling traditional labor matters
    • Experience evaluating, negotiating and resolving employment claims through settlement negotiations and mediations.

    Education: Advanced degree in a related area required


    Required to be a member in good standing of the California Bar. (Out-of-state hire would be afforded time to pass the California Bar within a reasonable period.)

    Travel Requirements


    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.


    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



    Please be prepared to attach a cover letter and resume with your application.


    The first review date for this job is October 13, 2023. The position will be open until filled.


    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

    August 2021 Update:  The University of California has issued a policy requiring employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID -19 before physically accessing the University location or programs. Upon hire into a UCOP position, you will be provided detailed instructions on how to comply with this policy including access to the COVID vaccination at no cost. New hires to UCOP who work onsite or will come onsite for any activities at a UCOP or other UC location must comply with this policy within 8 weeks after their start date. The policy allows for employees to request approval for an exception or deferral. UC COVID-19 Vaccine Policy


    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:

    Please apply through this link: Careers (

  • Monday, September 18, 2023 10:06 AM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    SEC logo

    SEC is Hiring - Division of Investment Management: Virtual Information Session
    When: First Session:09/21/23 @ 4:00 PM EST, Second Session: 9/26/2023 @ 4:00 PM EST
    Where: Virtual Webinar (United States)

    Join us for a virtual information session!

    The Division of Investment Management invites you to this informational session to hear from our staff about the mission critical work of the Division and how you can become part of this dynamic team. 
    In partnership with the SEC’s Human Resource Office, the Division is also excited to share information about our agency’s Chair’s Attorney Honors Program and how to apply via USA
    Please contact the Division’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee IM-DEI@SEC.GOV for any questions regarding the event.

    To register, please click the following link and provide your name and email address.
    Register for the info session on September 21 at 4 p.m. EST (REGISTER HERE)

    Register for the info session on September 26 at 4 p.m. EST (REGISTER HERE)

    For more information on the SEC’s Division of Investment Management, visit their website.

  • Wednesday, September 13, 2023 7:00 AM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    The California Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General has an opening for a Deputy Attorney General Supervisor.  This position is located in the Division of Public Rights, Worker Rights and Fair Labor Section and may be filled in San Francisco, Oakland, Los Angeles, or San Diego.  The salary range is $12,818.00 - $16,470.00 per month.  The job posting is attached and may also be found at CalCareers     Final Filing Date: 10/5/2023 

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