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  • Thursday, August 03, 2023 7:44 AM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    Seeking Applications: Attorney Merit Selection Panel Members

    The United States District Court, Central District of California, is currently accepting applications from qualified attorneys interested in serving on the Central District’s Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel.  This recruitment seeks to replace seven Panel member positions whose terms will expire at the end of this year.  The successful applicants will join the Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel effective January 1, 2024.  Panel members serve a three-year term which is renewable for one additional three-year term of service.  The Panel’s function is to: (1) evaluate and recommend to the District Judges the best qualified applicants for appointment to the position of United States Magistrate Judge; and (2) evaluate and recommend to the District Judges whether an incumbent Magistrate Judge whose term is expiring should be reappointed to a new term of office.

    Interested persons should complete the application, which can be found on the Court’s website under the Merit Selection Panel Application section located in the “Attorneys” tab of the Court’s homepage. Please email completed applications no later than September 8, 2023, to sends e-mail).

    Kiry K. Gray
    District Court Executive/Clerk of Court

  • Wednesday, August 02, 2023 7:38 AM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    Civil Jury Instructions (CACI)

    CACI 2023-02


    Civil Jury Instructions: Revisions to Judicial Council of California Civil Jury Instructions

    Summary: The Advisory Committee on Civil Jury Instructions seeks public comment on proposed additions and revisions to the Judicial Council of California Civil Jury Instructions (CACI). Under California Rules of Court, rule 10.58, the advisory committee is responsible for regularly reviewing case law and statutes affecting jury instructions and making recommendations to the Judicial Council for updating, revising, and adding topics to the council’s civil jury instructions. On approval by the Judicial Council, all changes will be published in the 2024 edition of the official LexisNexis Matthew Bender CACI publication.

    Deadline: Comments must be submitted by Thursday, September 7, 2023 at, 5:00 PM (Pacific Time)

    If you have any questions, please contact Benita Downs, at, or at 415-865-7957.

  • Thursday, July 20, 2023 11:16 AM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    This hybrid position is located in our Irvine office.

    Interested individuals may apply on our website: 


    Kutak Rock LLP has an immediate need for an associate in its Irvine office with 3+ years of experience. The associate will focus in civil litigation, employment litigation, insurance litigation, municipal/public entity litigation, real estate and construction matters. Qualified applicants must attach a resume and cover letter to be considered for employment. 


    - Strong academic credentials

    - Law Degree (JD) from an ABA accredited law school

    - Excellent writing skills

    - Significant experience taking and defending depositions, drafting dispositive motions, and handling matters independently 

    Position Information

    Salary Range: $115,000 - $155,000

    Position Status: Exempt


    Benefits offered include: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Dependent Life, Disability, and Accidental Death & Dismemberment insurance. Flexible Spending Plan. Health Savings Account. Profit-Sharing and 401(k) Retirement benefits. Nine Paid Holidays and Paid-Time Off Plan. Employee Assistance Program. Back-Up Care. Domestic Partner Benefits. Commuting Benefits. Some of the foregoing benefits include Employer/Employee cost sharing.

    Additional Information

    Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

    About the Firm

    Kutak Rock was formed in 1965 with a commitment to exceptional client service delivered with a collaborative, team-focused approach. Our founding charter commits the firm to “allow and encourage each individual within it to be a full person,” and we strive to offer an exceptional professional environment, intellectually challenging and engaging work in multiple disciplines, competitive compensation and benefits, opportunities for training and career development. We are a leading national law firm with locations in 19 cities united by our common commitment to our core values of client service; integrity and fairness; innovation; and inclusiveness and diversity.

    We are dedicated to the maintenance of a respectful, collegial, communicative, and equal opportunity workplace that encourages and rewards innovation and entrepreneurship. We measure our success not just on the basis of our revenues or our profits, but by the satisfaction we deliver for our clients and the health, engagement and loyalty of our people.

    Kutak Rock LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to sustaining a culturally and ethnically diverse working environment and to principles that promote inclusive practices. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, domestic partner status, pregnancy, caregiver status, gender stereotyping, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, AIDS/HIV status, handicap or disability, or status as a Vietnam era or special disabled veteran, or any other legally protected category. The firm will provide reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Applicants requiring accommodation in the job application process should contact the Human Resources Department at 402-231-8899 or by emailing

  • Saturday, July 15, 2023 5:15 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)

     Inner City Law Center (ICLC) is a nonprofit law firm located in the Skid Row neighborhood of Downtown Los Angeles. We are looking for extraordinary people to help us end homelessness in Los Angeles. 

    Founded on the fundamental principle that every person should always be treated with dignity and respect, ICLC fights for justice for low-income tenants, working-poor families, people who are disabled or homeless, people living with HIV/AIDS, and homeless veterans. 

    Position Description: ICLC is part of the groundbreaking Right to Counsel Coalition and countywide Stay Housed LA initiative that brings together more than 25 legal service providers and community-based organizations to prevent homelessness by defending homes. ICLC seeks a talented, full-time Supervising Attorney to join the Tenant Defense Project (TDP) leadership team, focusing on trial advocacy training and in-court support for our growing attorney team. The Supervising Attorney will have a trial focus, legal case management and supervisory responsibilities. They may have a reduced caseload of eviction defense representation of vulnerable clients. In addition, the Supervising Attorney will: 


    Provide substantive legal supervision, support, and mentorship to a team of attorneys and fellows. 
    Collaborate on a trial skills training program for newly admitted attorneys and prioritize providing in-court support to less experienced attorneys, including regularly second-chairing unlawful detainer jury trials. 
    Lead ICLC’s participation in a trial skills workshop for pro per litigants in partnership with community-based organizations within the Stay Housed LA program. 
    Supervise legal case management, including the maintenance of proper case files and record-keeping. 
    • Provide other legal training and technical assistance to staff and partners as directed. 
    • Represent the organization in meetings with funders and partner agencies as assigned. 
    Participate regularly in community outreach events, including legal clinics, and develop relationships with partners. 
    • Carry a caseload unlawful detainer cases. 
    • Other duties as assigned. 

    Hiring Criteria: Commitment to ICLC’s mission and values. Minimum of three years of eviction defense or housing litigation experience. Admitted to the CA state bar or in another state and eligible to practice as a Registered Legal Aid Attorney under Rule 9.45 of the California Rules of Court. Ability to assume responsibility quickly and independently manage varied responsibilities. Commitment to client-centered advocacy, and ability to build trust and rapport with a wide range of clients and team members in a kind, appropriate, and effective manner. Strong interpersonal skills and able to cultivate relationships with partner organizations. Desire to mentor junior staff, work as part of a team, and collaborate with project staff and partners. Access to reliable transportation. 

    Compensation: Salary ranges from $ $91,000 - $107,000. Excellent benefits. 

    How to Apply: Cover letters and resumes are reviewed upon receipt and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, please upload your resume and cover letter detailing interest in the position directly to our website at 

    Inner City Law Center is committed to having a diverse staff and an equitable and inclusive workplace. To read our full DEI Statement, please click here

    All qualified applicants with criminal histories shall be considered in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring. 

    To keep our staff and clients safe, ICLC requires all staff to be full vaccinated against COVID-19. 

  • Saturday, July 15, 2023 5:09 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    Office of Minority & Women Inclusion (OMWI)

     Diversity Network: Job Opportunities  

    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: Supervisory General Attorney
    Location:  Washington, DC

    Compensation: $170,482 - $272,100 per year

    Learn More & Apply:

    Eligibility: Open to the Public Deadline for Application: 07/27/2023


    If you have any questions about the role or the application process, please feel free to reach out to the Human Resources Specialist listed on the job announcement.

    Thank you for your interest. Good Luck!  

    -SEC Diversity Recruitment Team

  • Monday, July 10, 2023 9:23 AM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    The National Association of Women Lawyers has reimagined its traditional Annual Meeting to bring you more time to connect, new ways to build relationships, and exceptional programming that spotlights their 2023 award recipients. You'll still experience everything you love about NAWL's Annual Meeting, from the people to the program, but in an innovative and intentional way. This is an Annual Meeting you won't want to miss on July 19 – 20 in Chicago! Orange County Women Lawyers Association members receive 10% off by using discount code 2023AMPO at registration.

  • Friday, July 07, 2023 5:28 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    For UCOP internal applicants, please login to the internal candidate gateway at: Jobs at UCOP  

    Position Base: Oakland
    Location: 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

    Department Overview
    UC Legal - Office of the General Counsel (UCL) provides legal services to the university, including representation, advice, research and training. We also provide legal opinions to the Board of Regents, administration, faculty, staff and others acting on the university's behalf. We report jointly to the Board of Regents and the president.

    Position Summary
    The Managing Counsel of Strategic Legal Initiatives (MC-SLI) will report to the Deputy General Counsel, Legal Policy and Operations, and will be a member of the Immediate Office of the General Counsel and Senior Vice President of Legal Affairs (GC/SVP). The MC-SLI will work directly with, and indirectly manage UC Legal staff and outside counsel to provide legal advice to the GC/SVP and the UCL Leadership team. The advice will be in the form of recommendations based on evergreen assessments of our matters (active and closed) to look for trends, best practices, new templates, trainings, staffing and organizational changes intended to reduce legal risk and expense, and to improve client service and internal efficiencies.

    The MC-SLI will have three areas of responsibility:

    • The MC-SLI will design and launch a systemwide UC Legal program to identify opportunities, develop and analyze options, and implement strategies to reduce legal risk, improve workload/workflow management, and provide cost-efficient legal services. This role focuses on execution, not just advisory work, and will drive implementation of initiatives from the idea stage to the development of a project plan, execution, and success measurement. Examples of strategic initiatives could include establishing a UC Legal affirmative litigation program, identifying new legal strategies or services to facilitate client priorities or reduce University risk, and opportunities to improve the provision of legal services through delegations or outsourcing.
    • Strategic Planning. The MC-SLI will oversee the ongoing implementation and annual refresh of UC Legal's Strategic Plan, including driving the completion of cornerstone projects focusing on four main areas - advancing client priorities, optimizing the delivery of legal services, energizing the legal team, and enhancing business processes.
    • Impact Evaluation and Measurement. In collaboration with the General Counsel and Deputy General Counsels, the MC-SLI will lead the process of identifying key performance indicators (KPIs) and the implementation of a system to collect, analyze, and report on these KPIs with the goals of continuous improvement in the quality of legal services and maximum cost savings to our clients. This position requires the ability to synthesize data from our portfolio of legal matters, feedback from our legal team and clients, and knowledge of our practice areas, systems, policies and processes. This role requires a high level of autonomy and self-motivation, strategic thinking and strong analytical skills. The successful candidate must navigate across all levels of the UC organization and have a proven record of consensus building around complex solutions; the ability to deeply listen and collaborate with a diverse group of colleagues and achieve results without direct supervisory authority over teammates. This role also requires an aptitude for identifying meaningful metrics that drive business results for the UC system by developing systems to collect and maintain data and developing regular reporting and analysis to measure key results, including the ability to concisely and persuasively communicate key data to various audiences.

    Key Responsibilities

    • 40% Analyze, track, modify and develop new legal programs and processes to mitigate legal risk and expense to the University; serve as the primary driver of UC Legal’s Strategic Plan; and identify, track and report on key performance indicators designed to provide accountability and transparency and to promote continuous improvement in the delivery of legal services by UC Legal
    • 30% Serves as a strategic advisor to General Counsel and the UC Legal Leadership Team on internal and external trends impacting the risk, cost and efficiency of providing legal services to the University.
    • 10% Provides proactive and consistent contributions and leadership for UC Legal projects and initiatives.
    • 10% Serves as a trusted strategic partner with University business units, providing practical advice and alternative solutions to business issues.
    • 5% Contributes toward the implementation of the outside counsel cost reduction plan.
    • 5% Provides an environment of individual growth and career development, recognizing and utilizing skills of others through clear, specific and timely performance feedback; recruits, mentors and retains employees; provides effective coaching, delegates effectively and rewards superior performance.

    Required Qualifications

    • Minimum 10 years Legal practice experience

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Min 1 year Work experience in UC Legal within the past 3 years
    • Min 1 year Knowledge of UC Legal’s specific systems, organizational structure, policies, delegations, workflow (intake/assignment of work/decision-making processes).

    Skills and Abilities
    Required Qualifications

    • Ability to identify issues and design solutions that can be replicated and scaled.
    • Experience facilitating change management or demonstrated ability to win support for decisions through consensus building and influence.
    • Exceptional organizational skills and ability to produce results with a high level of autonomy and self-motivation/direction.
    • Outstanding interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to develop and maintain relationships with an array of people with diverse backgrounds, interests and objectives.
    • Outstanding verbal and presentation skills, including the ability to communicate clearly, logically, and persuasively during interactions and utilize active listening skills.
    • Outstanding written skills as defined by the ability to compose a variety of concise, informative written materials appropriate to a particular audience, including presentations and reports.
    • Strategic thinker with strong analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Demonstrated ability to act as a team player in all circumstances, as defined by contributing to the successful outcome of initiatives, accountabilities, and operations of others.
    • Demonstrated understanding of the range of highly complex legal issues handled by UC Legal and drivers for legal services.
    • Proven ability to maintain confidentiality with regard to sensitive issues and information and exercise discretion in dealing with sensitive or potentially sensitive topics.
    • Demonstrated commitment to the highest ethical standards.
    • Previous people management/supervisory experience or project/portfolio management experience.
    • Aptitude for evaluating the provision of legal advice/services and the ability to make recommendations for continual improvement to mitigate risk, reduce cost, increase efficiencies, and track and measure progress/success through key performance indicators.
    • Knowledge of UC Legal’s specific systems, organizational structure, policies, delegations, workflow (intake/assignment of work/decisionmaking processes).

    Required Qualifications

    • Advanced degree in law

    Licenses and Certifications
    Required Qualifications

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


    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: Managing Counsel 3
    Job Code: 000203
    Salary Grade: Grade 31

    Payscale: $273,400  - $300,000, commensurate with experience
    Full Salary Range: $202,200 - $420,000

    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 July 25, 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:

  • Monday, June 12, 2023 6:18 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    The Office of the Circuit Executive for the Ninth Circuit (OCE) is currently recruiting for the position of Director of Workplace Relations.  For more information, please see the vacancy announcement posted at the following link:

    The position will remain open until filled, but priority consideration will be given to applicants who apply by June 23, 2023.  Please feel free to share this job announcement with any qualified and interested parties, and on any relevant job boards or listings.  

    Nicholas Jackson
    Deputy Circuit Executive

    Office of the Circuit Executive 
    for the Ninth Circuit 

  • Thursday, June 01, 2023 7:28 AM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    Criminal Jury Instructions (CALCRIM)

    CALCRIM 2023-01

    Criminal Jury Instructions: Revisions and Additions

    Summary: New and revised jury instructions reflecting recent developments in the law and user suggestions.

    Deadline: Comments must be submitted by Friday, June 30, 2023 at, 5:00 PM (Pacific) 

    You are welcome to distribute this within your court and to any other interested parties.

    If you have any questions, please contact Benita Downs, at, or at 415-865-7957.

  • Wednesday, May 31, 2023 8:00 AM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is hosting a Virtual Information Session for Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities on Tuesday, June 6, 2023 from 10am-2pm ET. Please register for the event using the following link:

    We are seeking innovative and results-oriented individuals for employment opportunities in our Washington, DC and 11 regional offices. If you desire a challenging and rewarding work environment while supporting a tripart mission to protect investors, maintain orderly and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation, the SEC is the place for you!

    The SEC offers a number of enhanced pay and benefits plus the standard Federal benefits. Please be sure to visit the SEC’s compensation and benefits program pages.

    During the career fair, the SEC will provide an overview of our mission and an introduction to our Divisions and Offices. Participants will be able to speak directly with experts and hiring managers about a day in the life of an SEC employee and upcoming positions. For information about the SEC’s Reasonable Accommodations Program, please
    visit the program page. To request interpretive services; please send an e-mail to SECInterpreter@SEC.GOV.

    Thank you for your interest.

    -SEC Diversity Recruitment Team

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