Jan
20
to Feb 16

Full time Legal Assistant/Secretary with 3 Years of Civil Litigation Experience.

Additionally, a small dynamic law firm located at Warner Center in Woodland Hills is currently seeking a full time Legal Assistant/Secretary. The successful candidate must have a minimum of 3 years of civil litigation experience. Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to, correspondence drafting, managing attorneys' calendars, maintaining client files, court filings both in state and federal, preparing and responding to discovery, performing legal research, organizing exhibits, and maintaining files and general office duties such as answering phones, copying, faxing and performing miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned. For more information, please see the attached flyer.

Candidate Requirements:
*Must have basic civil litigation skills.
*Must have excellent analytical, research and writing skills.
*Must have excellent communication skills and strong sense of professionalism.
*Must have strong organizational and typing skills and ability to multitask in a high-
pressure environment.
*Must be able to work independently and/or in a team environment.
*Must be dependable, responsible and punctual.
*Must be proficient in Word, and Outlook and knowledge of Abacus is a plus.

To apply, please e-mail your resume to lgareeb@glglegal.com .

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Jan
20
to Feb 2

Clinical Supervising Attorney and Project Director for the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and the Frank G. Wells Environmental Law Clinic

The UCLA School of Law is seeking a highly energetic individual with environmental litigation practice experience to serve as Clinical Supervising Attorney and Project Director for the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and the Frank G. Wells Environmental Law Clinic. The deadline to apply has been extended to Friday, February 2, 2018. For more information, please go to https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF03385 . 

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Dec
20
to Jan 22

Insurance Defense Associate Attorney with at least 3 years experience

A small insurance defense law firm located in San Pedro is seeking an associate attorney with a minimum of 3 years experience in civil litgation defense. The candidate must have excellent analytical, research, and writing skills, as well as the ability to handle his/her own caseload. To apply, please email your resume and writing sample to Danielle@dab-law.com.

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Dec
20
to Jan 19

Civil & Business Litigation Associate Attorney with at least 2 years experience

A small, dynamic law firm located at Warner Center in Woodland Hills is seeking a Civil and Business Litigation associate with a minimum of 2 years experience. The candidate must have excellent analytical, research and writing skills and be able to work independently and/or in a team environment. In addition, the candidate should have strong organizational skills and be able to manage a large caseload. California Bar Membership required. To apply, please email your resume to lgareeb@glglegal.com.

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Sep
27
to Sep 30

United States District Court, Central District Supervising Attorney

The United States District Court, Central District of California, invites applications for the position of Criminal Justice Act ("CJA") Supervising Attorney. The CJA Supervising Attorney is responsible for the oversight and administration of the panel of attorneys qualified for appointment to represent indigent defendants in cases pending before the Court, and must have or develop a thorough knowledge of the Criminal Justice Act and of criminal law and procedure. The CJA Supervising Attorney will work to achieve the dual objectives of high quality representation by panel attorneys and cost containment/accountability for government funds. The CJA Supervising Attorney will work within the Legal Services Unit of the Clerk’s Office, will report to the Managing Attorney of the Legal Services Unit, and will serve as a first-line supervisor to three full-time voucher review clerks/budget analysts. The CJA Supervising Attorney will also work closely with the Court’s CJA Committee and the judges of the Court.

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES

• Review vouchers submitted by court-appointed attorneys, court reporters, interpreters, paralegals, investigators, and other service providers seeking payment pursuant to the CJA for work performed in cases pending before the Court, consulting with the presiding judge, the Court’s CJA Committee, and others as necessary.

• Manage the flow of CJA vouchers through the Clerk’s Office.

• Verify data, computations, and compliance with CJA guidelines and court policies on all CJA vouchers prior to approval, and ensure expeditious review and payment of vouchers.

• Develop uniform guidelines and policies for the accurate and prompt payment of CJA vouchers.

• Provide assistance and advice to panel attorneys and others on CJA processes and procedures, and on the proper completion of CJA forms.

• Assure quality of representation and improve financial efficiency by identifying better means of administering the CJA panel.

• Evaluate CJA panel management procedures to determine new methods for increasing effectiveness and reducing costs.

• Collect and analyze costs and other data and prepare reports regarding CJA voucher payments and procedures and CJA panel management.

• Serve as liaison between the Court’s judges and staff, panel attorneys and other service providers, the Federal Public Defender, the Administrative Office of the United States Courts, judges and staff at the Ninth Circuit, and judges and staff at other district courts with respect to CJA issues.

  • Analyze and interpret federal statutes, regulations, and case law; Administrative Office directives, policies, and procedures; and local court rules, orders, and procedures related to implementation of the CJA and to criminal law and practice.

• Remain current with developments within the circuit and the district court, as well as evolving legislation pertaining to the CJA. Update panel attorneys and judges, as appropriate.

• Provide administrative and technical supervision of CJA Clerks on a day-to-day basis, including planning work assignments and setting priorities and schedules, advising and assisting with work in progress, reviewing completed work, developing or accepting recommendations from subordinates to increase productivity or quality, keeping subordinates informed of the policies and procedures of the organization as a whole, identifying training needs and conducting training, establishing and administering performance standards, hearing and resolving complaints, assisting with problems, and effecting disciplinary actions when required.

• Limited travel and other duties as required. Duties may require working during non-business hours.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates must possess a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school; be a member in good standing of, and eligible to practice before, the bar of any United States Court, or of the highest court of any State, Territory, or Insular Possession of the United States; and have a minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in the practice of law, in legal research, or in legal administration, gained after graduating from law school. Significant experience in the practice of criminal law, with at least two years in the practice of criminal defense law (especially indigent defense), is strongly preferred. Candidates must possess a deep appreciation of the Sixth Amendment right to counsel and an understanding of the fundamental importance of indigent defense to the judicial system of the United States. Qualified applicants must also possess excellent academic credentials; superior analytical, organizational, interpersonal, and oral and written communication skills; computer literacy; and familiarity with federal and local court rules and practices. Candidates must be U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents of the United States currently seeking U.S. citizenship or intending to become a citizen immediately after meeting the eligibility requirements.

COMPENSATION

Compensation will be set based on the experience and qualifications of the successful candidate subject to the policies and guidelines of the federal judiciary.

BENEFITS

• United States District Court employees are entitled to federal benefits such as: a defined benefit pension plan; a retirement savings plan including generous matching contributions; paid vacation and sick leave; eleven paid holidays per year; and choosing from an array of insurance plans including health, life, dental, vision, long term disability, and long term care.

• Mandatory direct deposit.

• Commuter subsidies are available to employees who utilize public transportation to and from work.

• Extensive on-line training options. Travel for in-person training and professional conferences is available, funds permitting.

• Federal court employees can pursue an on-line certificate and degree programs in judicial administration through Michigan State University, partially subsidized, funds permitting.

Applications should be submitted to apply_CACD@cacd.uscourts.gov by the close of business on September 30, 2016. Documents must be in Word, WordPerfect, or PDF format, and the email should reference Vacancy No. 16-33. Complete application packets must include the following:

1. cover letter

2. resume

3. two recent writing samples

4. the names of at least three references, and

5. an application for Federal Branch Employment (visit the court’s website at www.cacd.uscourts.gov to download the job application)

Due to the volume of applications received, the Court will communicate only with those individuals who will be interviewed. Expenses associated with interviews or relocation will not be reimbursed. Applicants scheduled to interview should advise the Human Resources staff if any accommodation will be necessary to interview.

As a condition of employment, the successful candidate will be subject to an FBI background check. The United States District Court requires employees to adhere to a code of conduct which is available on the Court’s web site at www.cacd.uscourts.gov.

The Court reserves the right to modify the conditions of this announcement, commence interviews immediately, withdraw the announcement, or fill the position at any time, any of which actions may occur without notice.

The Federal Judiciary is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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Jun
21
to Jul 29

Seeking Applications: Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference Lawyer Representatives

The United States District Court, Central District of California, is seeking applications from qualified individuals interested in serving as Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference Lawyer Representatives.

The applicant should be someone who practices in federal court and who has an interest in the administration of justice. Representatives would be working with judges to help establish policy and protocol in federal courts. Representatives would be expected to travel for annual meetings held for 9th Circuit judges.

Lawyer Delegate representatives have the chance to get to know the bench in a more informal setting and have the opportunity to impact policy decisions considered by judges in their particular districts.

Applications must be turned in no later than July 29, 2016. Please refer to the link below for more information.
https://www.cacd.uscourts.gov/news/seeking-applications-ninth-circuit-judicial-conference-lawyer-representatives-0

 

 

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Mar
20
to Sep 1

U.S. Attorney's Office - C.D. California - Criminal and National Security Divisions (Los Angeles)

Justice seeks to attract, retain, and promote individuals of exceptional ability and talent from all walks of life. The work environment and atmosphere is open, diverse, collegial, and inclusive. There are active affinity groups for African-American; Asian-American; Hispanic; lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT); and Native American employees, which are open to all DOJ employees regardless of background. Justice fosters a work environment where people of all backgrounds and experiences may reach their full potential.

USAO Central District of California

Attorney

Los Angeles, CA 90012

About the Office: The United States Attorney's Office for the Central District of California (USAO) is responsible for representing the federal government in virtually all litigation involving the United States in the Central District of California. This includes criminal prosecutions for violations of federal law, civil lawsuits by and against the government, and actions to collect judgments and restitution on behalf of victims and taxpayers. With an authorized strength of approximately 280 Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs), the USAO is the second largest in the country. The USAO is divided into four litigating Divisions (Criminal, National Security, Civil, and Tax). The USAO's main offices are in Los Angeles. The USAO's Criminal Division has branch offices in Santa Ana and Riverside.

Job Description:  Hiring is for five AUSA positions in our Criminal and National Security Divisions. As needed, additional positions may be filled using this announcement. Persons with pending applications with the USAO need not reapply.         

AUSAs in these divisions prosecute federal cases in the Central District of California and advise federal law enforcement agents oninvestigations, present cases to the grand jury, try cases before the United States District Court, and represent the United States in criminal appeals before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
All initial attorney appointments to the Department of Justice are made on a 14 month (temporary) basis pending favorable adjudication of a background investigation.

Qualifications: 

Required qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), and have at least 3 years post-J.D. experience. If not already an active member of the California bar, any applicant hired will be required to take (prior to their entry on duty date) and subsequently pass the California bar exam.  AUSAs must become active members of the California bar and maintain California bar membership.
Preferred qualifications: Hiring for AUSA positions within the USAO is highly competitive. The USAO seeks a diverse complement of lawyers with a wide range of exceptional skills and experience, unified by keen intelligence and sincere commitment to public interest. Litigation experience, superior academic record, excellent writing skills, impeccable character, demonstrated interest in public service, courtroom presence, and the ability to work with and relate to a wide variety of people are all taken into account. Most attorneys hired have several years of experience, although highly qualified recent graduates with some experience in practice or as a judicial clerk are also considered. Ties to the Central District of California will be considered. 

Salary:  AUSA pay is administratively determined based, in part, on the number years of professional attorney experience. The range of basic pay is $45,932 to $121,569 plus locality pay where authorized.

Travel:  Travel may be required between 1-5 nights per month or more depending on the needs of any particular case assignment, both within and outside the district.

Application Process: 

Attorneys seeking a position as an AUSA should complete the PDF application found at https://www.justice.gov/usao-cdca/employment/attorneyslawyers and create a second PDF containing a cover letter to the attention of First Assistant United States Attorney Patrick R. Fitzgerald, resume, law school transcript, and brief writing sample (preferably 10 pages or less). Please include the cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and writing sample in a single pdf in that order. Please be sure to indicate preferred Division(s) and office(s) and all jurisdictions in which admitted to practice law.
The two PDFs should be e-mailed to USACAC.AUSAHiring@usdoj.gov.  This position is open until filled, but applications will be considered on a rolling basis until September 1, 2016.  No telephone calls please.
Initial appointment is conditioned upon a satisfactory pre-employment adjudication. This includes fingerprint, credit and tax checks, and drug testing. In addition, continued employment is subject to a favorable adjudication of a background investigation.           
This and other attorney vacancy announcements can be found at:
http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/cac
http://www.usdoj.gov/oarm

Application Deadline: Thursday, September 1, 2016

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses will not be authorized.

Number of Positions:  5

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