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  • Tuesday, May 02, 2023 7:27 AM | 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: Attorney-Adviser
    Location: Nationwide

    Compensation: $80,631 - $179,584 per year

    Learn More & Apply: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/722669300

    Eligibility: Open to the Public Deadline for Application: 05/12/2023

     

    Position Title: Attorney-Adviser
    Location: Nationwide

    Compensation: $114,919 - $213,547 per year

    Learn More & Apply: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/722669500

    Eligibility: Open to the Public Deadline for Application: 05/12/2023

    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


  • Sunday, April 16, 2023 6:51 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    UC OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT

    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 General Counsel is located in Oakland, California, and is staffed with system-wide legal experts who provide an extraordinary range of legal services to the University of California (UC) and its Office of the President, its 10 campuses and 5 medical centers, as well as its reserves and field stations. For more information, visit https://www.ucop.edu/uc-legal/.

    POSITION SUMMARY

    The Principal Counsel, Core Litigation oversees outside counsel and directly handles various types of litigation and adversarial proceedings involving the University. Core Litigation may involve some or all of the following areas of law: direct handling of internal administrative hearings and writ petitions challenging those decisions; proceedings under the California Public Records Act; commercial disputes; consumer class actions; bankruptcy; collections and pursuit of affirmative recoveries; trusts and estates; and third-party subpoenas. The attorney will be involved in all phases of litigation, including trial, appeal, and representation of University witnesses in depositions. The position involves providing advice on legal issues affecting all campuses, medical centers, the Office of the President and the University at-large, including assisting with the development of effective compliance and risk mitigation strategies to facilitate the University's complex operations.

    This position does not handle matters that are covered by the University's employment, general liability, and medical malpractice insurance programs. The position requires the ability to handle complex and challenging legal matters, litigation and projects.

    The position demands that the successful candidate be able to provide actionable and practical advice based on sophisticated interpretation of facts and law in an atmosphere of ambiguity. The position may require the provision of functional advice, training, and/or guidance to less-experienced attorneys, and participation in the review, revision and establishment of University-wide policies and procedures. The position will require management and oversight of outside counsel. The successful candidate will need to be able to work independently with minimal supervision. All team members are expected to actively participate in initiatives to promote diversity, equity, and/or inclusion, whether at UC or in the community.

    Responsibilities

    80% Core Legal Services

    ·     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.

    ·     Advises and renders opinions to senior leaders with respect to the legal implications of establishing or changing policy.

    ·     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.

    ·     Provides substantial expertise, advice, and counsel on highly complex legal matters in civil litigation.

    ·     Directly negotiates matters on behalf of The Regents.

    ·     Manages and oversees outside counsel, and/or directly represent the University in complex litigation.

    ·     Develops objectives and ensures service according to established priorities.

    ·     Independently handles full range of legal matters and projects, to include those which hold substantial importance and impact. Represents institutional concerns persuasively to internal and external parties.

    15% Compliance & Resource Management

    ·     Delegates work effectively to maximize efficiencies.

    ·     Makes recommendations concerning areas of work to perform in-house, versus payment for an outside firm.

    ·     Ensures accurate record keeping in compliance with OGC data quality protocols.

    ·     Complies with delegations of authority for committing University funds.

    5% Leadership

    ·     Provides functional advice, training and/or guidance and effectively mentors less-experienced attorneys.

    ·     Provides clear expectations and mentors legal support staff to meet expected levels of productivity and accuracy.

    Required Qualifications

    ·     Minimum of 8 years of Litigation experience in a law firm, or in-house counsel for an academic institution, corporation or other entity.

    ·     Proven abilities in collaboration, facilitation, and strategic and creative thinking.

    ·     Thorough understanding of complex legal issues.

    ·     Strong interpersonal communication skills, including proven ability to actively listen, negotiate, persuade and educate.

    ·     Able to build credibility with a broad group of colleagues and clients, to include senior leaders.

    ·     Strong written communication skills and ability to create and deliver effective materials and/or presentations appropriate to a particular audience.

    ·     In-depth research skills to draft accurate, complete and persuasive legal documents, such as pleadings, legal responses, affidavits, position statements and briefs.

    ·     Proven decision making ability, even when unpopular, earning credibility and support from colleagues.

    ·     Strong coaching and leadership skills to provide clear expectations and guidance to less experienced attorneys and legal support staff.

    ·     Proven ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion and tact when handling sensitive or potentially sensitive issues.

    ·     Demonstrated commitment to the highest ethical standards.

    ·     Advanced skills in project management, and facilitating policy review and changes.

    Preferred Qualifications

    ·     Ability to foresee implications in a University setting, even when ambiguous or hidden.

    Education: Required - Advanced degree in related area

    License/Certifications: Required - Must be a member in good standing of the California Bar.

    SPECIAL CONDITIONS

    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.

    SALARY AND BENEFITS

    Job Title: Counsel 4

    Job Code: 000201

    Salary Grade: Grade 29

    Payscale: $211,000 - $247,000, commensurate with experience

    Full Salary Range: $158,400 - $320,200

    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

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    HOW TO APPLY

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

    APPLICATION REVIEW DATE

    The first review date for this job is May 3, 2023. The position will be open until filled.

    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

    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

    EEO STATEMENT

    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: epost@ucop.edu.

    APPLY HERE: https://careerspub.universityofcalifornia.edu/psc/ucop/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=19&JobOpeningId=51611&PostingSeq=1


  • Sunday, April 16, 2023 6:51 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    UC OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT

    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 General Counsel is located in Oakland, California, and is staffed with system-wide legal experts who provide an extraordinary range of legal services to the University of California (UC) and its Office of the President, its 10 campuses and 5 medical centers, as well as its reserves and field stations. For more information, visit ucop.edu/uc-legal.

    POSITION SUMMARY

    The UC Legal - Office of General Counsel (OGC), in partnership with Berkeley Law, offers a one-year full-time fellowship, commencing on or about September 2023, to a recent Berkeley Law graduate interested in exploring a career in public service. The Christopher M. Patti Legal Fellowship is named for Berkeley's esteemed former Chief Campus Counsel, Christopher M. Patti. Chris was a member of OGC for more than 27 years, and served as Berkeley's Chief Campus Counsel for the last seven years of his life. He was a constitutional law expert, known for his integrity and keen insights in the face of complex legal challenges. Chris was deeply committed to issues of equity and diversity, including access to higher education for all underrepresented minorities and the advancement of LGBTQ rights. He was a problem-solver and exceptional counselor - his colleagues and people across the University prized Chris's perceptive and pragmatic advice. In August 2017, Chris tragically passed away in an accident during one of his beloved biking excursions. The Christopher M. Patti Legal Fellowship Program provides a unique opportunity for a new lawyer to gain experience in the broad spectrum of issues facing public and non-profit entities. UC, as a constitutionally created public institution, employs over 100 attorneys systemwide who provide services from compliance counseling to litigation. Specific areas of practice include affirmative action, constitutional law, contracts, employment, free speech, governance, intellectual property, international research affiliations, public-private partnerships, public and private research collaborations, real estate developments, sexual violence and sexual harassment, student/faculty/staff affairs, and UC's unique status as a constitutionally protected public corporation. Under the supervision of OGC attorneys, the Fellow will conduct legal research; draft documents; attend client meetings, hearings, and negotiations, as appropriate and possible; and participate in other activities intended to expose the Fellow to the practice of law and substance of OGC's specialties. The Fellow would have the opportunity to work both at OGC and at the UC Berkeley Office of Legal Affairs.

    Responsibilities

    90% Client Service

    • Under the supervision of OGC attorney(s), learns collaborative and consultative practices to begin establishing relationships with key internal (local and system-wide) and external constituencies (e.g., the public, government agencies, outside counsel, et cetera).
    • Becomes skilled at providing counsel to UC clients on standard to moderately complex matters.
    • Utilizes best practice research methods and effectively communicates advice- both in writing and verbally.
    • Learns to assess and manage priorities effectively.
    • Effectively consults with supervisor regarding development and presentation of alternative approaches for addressing an issue, to include risk analysis.
    • Ensures accurate record keeping in compliance with OGC data quality protocols.
    • Complies with delegations of authority for committing University funds.

    10% Leadership

    • Practices OGC's established Values for Principles of Community: collaborative, supportive, respectful of differences, and committed to fairness and diversity in all interactions, both within and outside the team.
    • Learns to provide clear expectations and mentors legal support staff to meet expected levels of productivity and accuracy.
    • Supports OGC's commitment to diversity efforts - participates in events and complies with University efforts such as diversity awareness training.

    Required Qualifications

    • Interest in pursuing a career with public or non-profit entities, possibly in the field of higher education. Interest in promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion, and California public policy. Excellent academic credentials. Keen analytical skills
    • Ability to gain skills in collaboration and creative thinking to effectively partner with other attorneys and a diverse spectrum of clients. Ability to work collegially and cooperatively with others in a team-oriented, fast-paced work environment.
    • Basic understanding of legal issues in a University counsel setting.
    • Demonstrated interpersonal communication skills, including strong ability to actively listen to understand and differentiate critical aspects of issue, prior to offering counsel. Aptitude for communicating persuasively verbally and in writing. Demonstrated written communication skills and ability to create and deliver effective materials and/or presentations appropriate to a particular audience.
    • With mentoring in this Fellowship, the capacity to develop into the kind of exceptional counselor and lawyer that Chris Patti exemplified.
    • Ability to acquire skills to draft accurate and complete legal documents, such as pleadings, legal responses, affidavits, position statements and briefs.
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion and tact when handling sensitive or potentially sensitive issues.
    • Demonstrated commitment to the highest ethical standards.

    Education: Required - Must have received a J.D. from Berkeley Law within the past 3 years, including 2023 (2021 to 2023).

    License/Certifications: Required - Current member in good standing of the California Bar Association or anticipated to sit for the exam in July 2023 or later, with the prior approval of OGC.

    SPECIAL CONDITIONS

    This position has been approved for a hybrid work arrangement. The person hired must reside in California and will be required to report to work on-site at UC's Office of the President located in Oakland, CA at least two days per week.

    SALARY AND BENEFITS

    Job Title: Counsel 1

    Job Code:005948

    Salary Grade: Grade 23

    Payscale: $105,000 annual

    Benefits: For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit: Benefits of Belonging

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    HOW TO APPLY

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

    APPLICATION REVIEW DATE

    The first review date for this job is April 26, 2023. The position will be open until filled.

    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

    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

    EEO STATEMENT

    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: epost@ucop.edu.

     

    APPLY HERE: https://careerspub.universityofcalifornia.edu/psp/ucop/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&JobOpeningId=51558&PostingSeq=1&SiteId=19&languageCd=ENG&FOCUS=Applicant


  • Wednesday, April 12, 2023 10:53 AM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    Dear Colleague:

    Applications are now open to serve on State Bar committees.

    We seek nonlawyer public members, lawyers, and current and former judicial officers interested in serving on a State Bar committee. Nonlawyer public members receive a small paid stipend for their time. Apply online by Monday, May 1, 2023.

    Volunteers who are selected will play an essential role in guiding the work of the State Bar in its efforts in support of its core mission of protecting the public through the licensing, regulation and discipline of attorneys and by working to increase the diversity of the legal profession and increase access to legal services. 

    In support of our continuing efforts to increase diversity in the legal profession and throughout the work of the State Bar, this recruitment is intended to ensure a broad and diverse pool of applicants.

    Current appointment opportunities:

    For more information, please visit the appointments webpage.

    Please feel free to share these opportunities with your network or any other channels available to you.

    Thank you in advance for your support. The State Bar's many accomplishments are made possible through the generosity and hard work of its volunteers. We hope that you can join us in ensuring that the legal profession in California is a model for all.

    For questions, please contact appointments@calbar.ca.gov.

  • Tuesday, April 11, 2023 11:25 AM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    Centro Legal de la Raza Is Hiring!

    Please view the current open position here: https://www.centrolegal.org/careers/

  • Thursday, March 30, 2023 9:28 AM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    Job Opportunities:

    The SEC is launching the SEC Scholars Program in the Fall 2023. The program targets currently enrolled students to participate in a paid ten-week internship. The SEC Scholars Program will tentatively begin on August 28, 2023 and conclude on November 3, 2023.

    Additional information can be found by accessing the links below:

    Student Trainee (Program Support) based in Washington, DC - https://www.usajobs.gov/job/711606900

    Student Trainee (Program Support) based in Regional Offices - https://www.usajobs.gov/job/711606800

    Student Trainee (Law) based in Washington, DC - https://www.usajobs.gov/job/711607100

    Student Trainee (Law) based in Regional Offices - https://www.usajobs.gov/job/711607300

    The announcements close on Monday, April 3, 2023 at 11:59pm ET.

    Locations: Atlanta, GA; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Denver, CO; Fort Worth, TX; Los Angeles, CA; Miami, FL; New York, NY; Philadelphia, PA; Salt Lake City, UT; San Francisco, CA; Washington, DC


  • Monday, March 27, 2023 7:00 AM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    Office of Minority & Women Inclusion (OMWI)

     Diversity Network: Job Opportunities  

    Greetings Potential Candidates:

    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: Trial Attorney
    Location: San Francisco, CA

    Compensation: $166,449 - $261,400 per year

    Learn More & Apply: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/714166700

    Eligibility: Open to the Public Deadline for Application: 04/06/2023

    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


  • Friday, March 24, 2023 7:55 AM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    The Content Attorney is responsible for partnering with subject matter experts and conducting legal research and analysis in order to develop engaging legal content in multiple formats. Working in creative Practice Area teams, the Content Attorney will develop ideas and create new content in multiple formats, repurpose existing content for multiple formats, recruit contributors and speakers, participate in social networking and bar association activities, and assist with the development of Marketing copy. Additionally, this position will have the opportunity to focus on one or more specific areas: Publications, Learning, Team Leadership, Reporter Editors-In-Chief, New Content Development, Bar Association Outreach, and Current Awareness/Legal Developments Response.

    https://www.ceb.com/about/careers/content-attorney-trust-estates/

  • Tuesday, March 14, 2023 7:43 AM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is looking for the next generation of leaders to join our team! Below you will find position information below 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.

    Job Opportunities:

    The SEC is launching the SEC Scholars Program in the Fall 2023. The program targets currently enrolled students to participate in a paid ten-week internship. The SEC Scholars Program will tentatively begin on August 28, 2023 and conclude on November 3, 2023.

    Additional information can be found by accessing the links below:

    Student Trainee (Program Support) based in Washington, DC - https://www.usajobs.gov/job/711606900

    Student Trainee (Program Support) based in Regional Offices - https://www.usajobs.gov/job/711606800

    Student Trainee (Law) based in Washington, DC - https://www.usajobs.gov/job/711607100

    Student Trainee (Law) based in Regional Offices - https://www.usajobs.gov/job/711607300

    The application period is March 8, 2023 to April 3, 2023.

    Information Sessions (Online):

    Thursday, March 16, 2023; 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm EST - Register Here

    Wednesday, March 22, 2023; 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EST - Register Here

    Tuesday, March 28, 2023; 4:00pm – 5:00 PM EST - Register Here


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