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Welcome, alumni and students to our exclusive job posting page tailored just for you! Discover the exciting career opportunities available to our graduates. Your journey doesn't end with graduation – discover job openings that align with your legal education and expertise.
 
We're thrilled to connect grads with these excellent job opportunities! Please keep in mind that it's up to you to double-check availability with the employer. 
 
Do you have an enployment opportunity for our alumni and students? Please send all announcements to info@montereylaw.edu for consideration. All announcements are reviewed before posting. 

Posted: 7/3/24

APPLY: Please send your resume to emcintyre@mulfil.com

 

About Mullen & Filippi:

Mullen & Filippi provides comprehensive legal services to California employers on issues arising from workplace injuries and other employment related concerns. We are an established and reputable law firm with fifteen (15) offices in California.

Mullen & Filippi is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to making diversity, equity, and inclusion part of everything that we do.

  • We are certified by Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)
  • We are recognized as a leader in the pursuit and implementation of DEI Initiatives. Mullen & Filippi has been recognized by the California State Bar as a law firm that has taken significant steps to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in our organization. The State Bar DEI Leadership Seal program in its inaugural year has awarded us the highest level of Gold Seal certification for our commitment to the pursuit and implementation of research driven Leadership Seal Action Items that foster a healthy, fair, and inclusive workplace for all.

Perks:

  • Competitive salary!
  • Generous billing bonuses and signing bonus!
  • Reasonable billing requirements!
  • Legal secretary and assistant support. At Mullen & Filippi, we have great offices with terrific, supportive staff essential to the success of each attorney in the office!
  • Opportunity for growth, including partnership!

Requirements:

  • MUST be a lawyer in the state of California and be in good standing with the California State Bar (required).
  • 1-3 years workers' compensation experience required.

Salary:  $100,000.00 - $200,000.00+ per year, *depending on experience and billable hours

 

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Unlimited paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • Flexible schedule

License/Certification:

  • California State Bar license (Required)

Work Location: Can be an in-person, hybrid, or remote position

 

Please send your resume to emcintyre@mulfil.com

 

Posted: 7/1/24

APPLY: https://www.kerncounty.com/da-jobs

Kern County DA job flyer

The Kern County District Attorney's Office offers law clerks multiple opportunities to present evidence at contested hearings, including felony preliminary hearings and even misdemeanor jury trials, under supervision of an experienced Deputy District Attorney. 

Post-Bar Law Clerk: Graduation in 2024 and sitting for first available bar exam; eligibility for Practical Training of Law Students Program (see below). 

Summer Law Clerk: Currently enrollment in law school; 

Preference is given to students who meet the eligibility requirements for California's Practical Training of Law Students Program, which includes: 1. Completion of first year of law school OR passage of first year law students' exam. AND 2. Completion of, or current enrollment in courses in Evidence and Civil Procedure. For post-bar graduates, the program requires sitting for the first available bar exam after graduation, and eligibility extends until bar exam results are released. [see California Rules of Court 9.42 regarding PTLS program for 'Certified Law Students"]

Post-Bar Law Clerk Description:

Post-Bar Law clerks are eligible as "Certified Law Students" under the State Bar's program for Practical Training of Law Students. This program allows students who have graduated and sat for the first available bar exam to conduct evidentiary hearings, and even trials under the supervision of an experienced attorney. Kern County offers post-bar law clerks ample opportunities to present evidence and argument in court on both felony preliminary hearings and even misdemeanor jury trials. Much more than a legal research position, post-bar law clerks at the Kern County District Attorney's Office are given criminal cases to handle at multiple phases of the process, and regularly appear in court to present testimony and evidence at contested hearings. 

Post-bar law clerks typically join the Kern County District Attorney's Office within a few weeks after taking the bar exam and are permitted opportunities to learn trial and hearing practice, present evidence, and learn the various facets of criminal prosecution. When bar exam results are released, post-bar law clerks that have passed the bar exam are immediately and strongly considered for appointment as a Deputy District Attorney, with law clerk experience considered for elevated starting salary as a Deputy District Attorney.

To apply for appointment as a Law School Graduate Clerk, submit a resume and cover letter to the District Attorney's Office at DAHiring@kernda.org

 

Summer Law Clerk Description:

Summer Law Clerks at the Kern County District Attorney's Office have typically completed their 2L year in law school and have either successfully completed or are currently enrolled in courses on Evidence and Civil Procedure. This qualifies clerks to participate in the "Certified Law Student" program of the state bar. As a certified law student, summer law clerks are permitted to appear in court under the supervision of an experienced attorney and present evidence and argument in contested criminal cases. Summer law clerks are regularly tasked with appearances and presenting evidence in felony preliminary hearings and even misdemeanor jury trials. Much more than a legal research position, post-bar law clerks at the Kern County District Attorney's Office are given criminal cases to handle at multiple phases of the process, and regularly appear in court to present testimony and evidence at contested hearings. 

Law clerks that can qualify as "certified law students" are offered paid positions and a 40-hour workweek. Students who do not yet meet the criteria as a certified law student may still be considered for a law clerk position, but on a volunteer basis, with more flexibility in scheduling. Students who are not eligible to become a certified law student will be afforded opportunities to observe trials, hearings, and assist in preparing criminal cases for court by completing factual and charge summaries, engaging in reviewing and providing discovery in criminal cases, and drafting motions.

To apply for appointment as a Law School Graduate Clerk, submit a resume and cover letter to the District Attorney's Office at DAHiring@kernda.org

 

Pay Range: 

$3,366.07 – 4,022.76 Monthly

 

Deputy District Attorney I Description:

*$15,000 Sign On Bonus - More information below*

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This is the entrance level in the Deputy District Attorney flexible classification series. This classification is distinguished from Deputy District Attorney II by requiring the performance of basic legal tasks under close supervision; Deputy District Attorney II requires handling legal tasks of average difficulty with less supervision. Promotion to Deputy District Attorney II is considered on a merit basis subject to recommendation by the District Attorney and approval by the Director of Personnel.

  • Researches and prepares cases of average difficulty for prosecution.
  • Negotiates with defense attorneys regarding the disposition or modification of charges in misdemeanor cases.
  • Makes recommendations for dispositions of felony cases of average difficulty.
  • Interviews witnesses in preparation for court proceedings.

Other Functions:

  • Assists Deputy District Attorney I or Law Clerks in preparation and presentation of basic legal tasks.
  • Files, prepares, and presents cases against minors in juvenile court as assigned.
  • Assists higher level attorneys in preparation and presentation of more difficult cases as required.
  • Performs related work as required.

Employment Standards:

Level I: Licensed by the California State Bar and the ability to travel to locations outside of the regular office to perform necessary legal services; Basic knowledge of the principles of law and their application, trial procedure and the rules of evidence; legal research methods; Basic ability to present statements of fact, law and argument clearly and logically.

 

Salary:
Level I: $6,469.58 - $7,731.75 Monthly

*Recruitment Bonus: The County will provide all employees hired on or after April 22,2023 in a permanent capacity as a Deputy District Attorney or a Child Support Attorney a $15,000 non-pensionable recruitment bonus. The bonus shall be payable in full upon appointment by the District Attorney of Director of Child Support Services subject to completion of a five-year term of service with the hiring department. 

To view other Deputy District Attorney classifications, visit: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/kernco 

Applicants who already are licensed to practice in California can submit a resume and cover letter directly to the DA's office at DAHiring@kernda.org. From there, we can assist applicants in further managing the County applications process. Linking up with the DA’s office directly via this route will only help ensure that applications are acted on as promptly and efficiently as possible.



Posted: 7/1/24

APPLY:  If you would like to be considered, please submit your cover letter and resume to admin@whsllp.com

Santa Cruz Law Firm seeking workers’ compensation defense associate. Newly admitted attorneys with an interest in gaining experience are encouraged to apply. All candidates must be in good standing with the California State Bar and have a valid driver’s license. We offer a benefit package that includes competitive salary, paid time off, health insurance and 401k. We offer an opportunity for hybrid remote work for a healthy work-life balance. Candidates must have excellent communication skills.

 

Posted: 6/27/24

APPLY: on Indeed

www.indeed.com/viewjob?jk=8301f2ebbf366961&from=iaBackPress

Job Title: Mediator 

Reports to: Manager of Mediation Services 

Classification: Non Exempt 

Location: Kern County 

Compensation  

Range: $16.50 - $25.00 

Purpose: To provide excellent customer service by responding timely and  professionally to consumers/businesses who contact the BBB requesting information on mediation services, ADR services, and to conduct mediation/services where needed.  

Environment: The Better Business Bureau is a non-profit membership  organization (501C6) and manages a Foundation (501c3) that provides for mediation services. The headquarters are located in Fresno with branch offices in Bakersfield and Visalia, and services customers in 11 counties of Central California by providing business reviews on companies and charities, advertising review and dispute resolution through conciliation, mediation, and arbitration. 

The following is a list of major duties and responsibilities for this position, along with  certain supportive duties. It is not all-inclusive. Other duties and responsibilities may be  added as needed, and in addition, management, as appropriate, may modify this job  description. Other duties may include such things, for EXAMPLE, as BBB customer  services, and assisting the BBB in any office needs that arise. This is not a contract for  employment.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  1. Provide mediation services in court in English or Spanish, via Zoom and  telephonically for Small Claims, Unlawful Detainer, Civil Harassment, Family  Law, and all other courts as stipulated in contracts and or by immediate  supervisor. 
  2. Ensure mediations are managed in a timely and professional manner under BBB  Mediation Guidelines. 
  3. Answer requests for information via telephone, fax, mail, or email within a timely  and professional manner. 
  4. Accurately respond to inquirers regarding information on mediation and how to  file or pursue mediation. 
  5. Provide information or referrals to inquirers in follow up to discussion and correspondence.  
  6. Consistently meet objectives for quality and productivity as defined by the  manager and the BBB (strong attention to detail is required).
  7. Write (type) clear, concise, and professional settlement agreements for parties to  sign and for submission to the court. 
  8. Provide surveys to parties after mediation. 
  9. Log all cases in the BLUE database in a timely, accurate and efficient manner. 10. Contribute to overall office efficiency by processing mail, email, filing, copying,  faxing, scanning, inputting data, etc. 
  10. Assist the Manager of Mediation Services in promoting, gathering information, and coordination of programs.  
  11. Contribute to or participate in mediation or other training as needed. 13. Support or collaborate with other mediators, BBB staff, or Small Claims Advisors as needed to meet overall BBB objectives.  

Education/Experience 

  1. Minimum 3 years of college; or equivalent in education and experience. 2. Experience in customer service, problem-solving or dispute resolution/grievances. 3. 40 Hour Basic Mediation Training Certificate desirable. Training may be  provided as necessary.  

Behavioral Skills 

  1. Professional demeanor: Able to conduct self in a professional, competent,  efficient manner; personable without being overly friendly and talkative; focused. 2. Communication skills: Clearly and transparently present information verbally and in writing; influence or persuade others through oral and written presentation  in positive or negative circumstances; listen well; read and interpret information. 3. Assertiveness: Able to express opinion maturely in spite of disagreement;  accurately communicate with others regardless of their status or position. 4. Policy and Procedures: Relate to routine operations in a manner that is consistent  with existing solutions; conform to established policies and procedures;  accurately document work. 
  2. Team Building: Able to work with people in a manner to build high morale and  group commitments to goals and objectives. 
  3. Leadership: Able to influence the actions and opinions of others in the desired  direction; to exhibit judgment in leading others to achieve goals. 
  4. Decision Making and Problem Solving: Able to take action in solving problems  while exhibiting judgment and a realistic understanding of issues; able to use  reason, even when dealing with emotional topics. 
  5. Perceptivity: Interpret verbal and non-verbal behavior; develop accurate  perception and understanding of others’ feelings, needs, values, and opinions; to  be sensitive to and aware of personality differences and conflicts. 
  6. Organization and Planning: Organize and schedule people and tasks; develop  realistic action plans while being sensitive to time and resource constraints. 10. Confidentiality: Handle all confidential issues appropriately; do not share with  others who do not need to know. 
  7. Integrity: Must have integrity in the workplace. Must have upstanding character  traits and work ethics including sound judgment, honesty, dependability, and loyalty. Integrity is doing the right thing (through your words, actions and beliefs)  when no one is watching. 
  1. Detailed – In every form and answer, be as clear, honest, ethically, and detailed as  possible. 

Qualifications 

  1. CA drivers license and reliable transportation. 
  2. Computer literate MS Office products (Excel and Word) and Google Suite. 3. Basic writing skills. 
  3. Type 50 wpm. 
  4. Pass a BBB background check 

Physical Requirements 

Must be able to drive, stand for short periods of time, and be able to listen to parties by phone or in person. The candidate shall have the skills to read documents  electronically or in hard copy, then analyze and respond professionally, recommending a resolution to consumers or businesses. Must be able to personally  observe and listen to consumers and businesses and ensure that responses are  professional in addition to providing timely, accurate information. Able to track  statistics and develop written reports; communicate by phone, email and in person.  Must be able to enter data, write reports, type settlement agreements and have strong  attention to detail. Some lifting, bending, stooping, stretching, and reaching as  needed to move supplies, files, and materials. 

Posted: 6/26/24

APPLY: Please forward your resume, cover letter with the subject line “Associate Attorney Position." Send Resume to BCB@Brereton.law

Santa Cruz Law Firm seeks litigation associate to cover case of load of attorney on three month family leave, with possibility of continued employment at end of that period. 

Associate Attorney compensation: $100,000 to $140,000 annualized salary, depending on experience level. 

About the Firm – Brereton, Mohamed & Terrazas LLP is a nine attorney civil litigation, probate and business firm located in downtown Santa Cruz. 

We are seeking an attorney to cover for a three month period in which one of our junior associates in  civil litigation goes out on family leave.     This position is both to cover that three month period of family leave, but also for purposes of a probationary period for a possible long term position.  Must maintain the highest ethical standards and be willing to carry on the Firm's tradition of excellence.  We provide a supportive work environment designed to provide the highest quality work to our clients while maintaining a healthy work/life balance.  

Job Requirements:

A qualified candidate must be admitted to the State Bar of California

Active California State Bar membership in good standing

At least one full year of litigation experience is required, and longer term experience is preferred. 

Job duties include:  Create litigation plans,  draft pleadings, conduct discovery and attend deposition and court hearings. 

This position requires the employee to be on site, although attorneys with substantial experience could be considered for hybrid remote work. 

Please forward your resume, cover letter with the subject line “Associate Attorney Position." Send Resume to BCB@Brereton.Law

 

Posted: 6/11/24

APPLY: Joslynn Betty jbetty@kirksimas.com

Kirk and Simas Job Flyer

Posted: 6/11/24

APPLY:  Please forward your resume, cover letter with the subject line “HGW Associate Attorney." 

Send Resume to info@hgwlawfirm.com

 

Associate Attorney compensation: $100,000 to $180,000 depending on experience level. We will train. 

About the Firm – Hermanson, Guzman & Wang, A P.C., is an expanding and well- respected 50 year statewide Workers’ Compensation Defense Firm. HGW Law Firm is a leader in the Workers' Compensation industry with offices in San Diego, Santa Ana, Riverside, San Francisco/San Jose Bay Area, Oxnard, Sacramento, Salinas and Los Angeles. 

We are seeking multiple attorneys for our offices around the state. Must maintain the highest ethical standards and be willing to carry on the Firm's tradition of excellence.  We provide a supportive work environment designed to provide the highest quality work to our clients while maintaining a healthy work/life balance.  HGW also provides excellent benefits and the opportunity for long term growth within the Firm.

Job Requirements:

A qualified candidate must be admitted to the State Bar of California

Active California State Bar membership in good standing

Exceptional communication skills required

Create litigation plans, litigation budgets, conduct discovery and attend court appearances, primarily by telephone.  

Remote work and hybrid options available

Attorneys will be provided with hands on mentorship and supervision in case work designed to develop attorneys for long term success within the Firm.

Benefits:

We offer a salary package including medical, dental, vision, long term disability, Life insurance and matching 401(k).  Please forward your resume, cover letter with the subject line “HGW Associate Attorney." Send Resume to info@hgwlawfirm.com 

Posted: 6/11/24

APPLY: Send resume and cover letter to jobs@LozanoSmith.com

 

Lozano Smith Job Posting

Posted: 6/4/24

APPLY: 661-326-3774 

www.bakersfieldcity.us

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 

Graduation from high school or attainment of a satisfactory score on a G.E.D. test, AND; 

Two (2) years experience handling legal secretarial duties in a law office OR; An equivalent combination and training and experience which provides comparable time in a high- volume administrative environment AND; Must be able to pass a background check; 

Typing certificate certifying 60 net words per minute. 

SALARY 

$23.72 - $28.82/Hour 

Please note: An additional salary increase of 5% will be effective 7/1/24 

LEARN MORE!

661-326-3774 

www.bakersfieldcity.us

Posted: 6/4/24

APPLY: on their website here

Qualified applicants may submit a completed application and resume to: Marsha Koop, Executive Assistant  MKoop@fresnocountyca.gov

 

Defense Attorney Annual Salaries Defense Attorney I:: $75,218 - $91,468 Annually Defense Attorney II: $87,802 - $106,704 Annually Defense Attorney III: $105,326 - $128,050 Annually Defense Attorney IV: $123,292 - $149,838 Annually 

 

The Fresno County Public Defender's Office is offering rewarding and challenging career opportunities to experienced legal professionals as a Defense Attorney I/II/III/IV. The Public Defender's Office is dedicated to the full and fair representation of all persons in the community who cannot afford legal counsel and are in danger of being deprived of a liberty interest due to a criminal accusation or other statutorily defined state action. It is the goal of the Public Defender's Office to protect every client's constitutional rights, to defend against discriminatory treatment and disproportionate punishment, and to ensure that no one who is innocent is ever wrongfully convicted. The Public Defender's Office provides all mandated legal services in an efficient and cost-effective manner while holding themselves to the highest professional and ethical standards. 

 

Defense Attorney positions are in Medical Group | Light Physical Activity (Personnel Rule 8). This group includes positions which require only light physical effort and may include lifting of small, light objects and some bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, and reaching. Considerable walking or standing may be involved. 

Eligible candidates must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation. 

 

Samples of Duties 

Defense Attorney I: 

  • Receives orientation to the operations, processes and procedures of the Public Defender's Office. 
  • Performs legal research and investigation in the preparation of cases for court. Prepares briefs. 
  • May present a full range of misdemeanor cases in court upon assignment. Performs other work as required. 

 

Defense Attorney II: 

  • Acts as defense counsel in criminal cases of average difficulty. 
  • Interviews and advises defendants and witnesses. 
  • Studies, interprets and applies laws, court decisions and other legal authorities in the preparation of cases and briefs. 
  • Prepares pleadings and other papers in connection with suits, trials, hearings and other legal proceedings. 

 

Defense Attorney III: 

  • Acts as defense counsel in major criminal cases. 
  • Interviews and advises clients and witnesses. 
  • Studies, interprets, and applies laws, court decisions, and other legal authorities in the preparation of cases and 

briefs. 

  • Prepares pleadings and other papers in connection with suits, trials, hearings, and other legal proceedings. 

May occasionally assign, review, and coordinate the professional legal work of lower level attorneys. 

 

Defense Attorney IV: 

  • Acts as defense counsel in complex and sensitive criminal cases. 
  • Interviews and advises clients and witnesses. 
  • Studies, interprets, and applies laws, court decisions, and other legal authorities in the preparation of cases and briefs. 

Prepares pleadings and other papers in connection with suits, trials, hearings, and other legal proceedings. 

  • Assigns, reviews, and coordinates the professional legal work of lower level attorneys. 
  • Does advanced legal research under only policy guidance. 

 

Minimum Qualifications 

Defense Attorney I: 

Membership in the State Bar of California. 

License: Possession of a valid California Driver's License. 

 

Defense Attorney II: 

Membership in the State Bar of California. 

Experience: One year of experience in professional legal work or full-time law clerk experience. The latter must be 

experience which is acceptable to the Public Defender. 

License: Possession of a valid California Driver's License. 

 

Defense Attorney III: 

Membership in the State Bar of California. 

Experience: Two years of experience in professional legal work, including one year with primary emphasis as a trial attorney 

in criminal law, or full-time law clerk experience. The latter must be experience which is acceptable to the Public Defender. 

License: Possession of a valid California Driver's License. 

 

Defense Attorney IV: 

Membership in the State Bar of California. 

Experience: Three years of professional legal work, including two years with primary emphasis as a trial attorney in criminal 

law, or full-time law clerk experience. The latter must be experience which is acceptable to the Public Defender. 

License: Possession of a valid California Driver's License. 

 

HOW TO APPLY: 

Qualified applicants may submit a completed application and resume to: 

Marsha Koop, Executive Assistant 

MKoop@fresnocountyca.gov 

Public Defender's Office 

2135 Fresno Street, Suite 100 

Fresno, CA 93721 

 

Apply immediately; application materials will be reviewed until positions are filled. 

The Public Defender's Office hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., excluding holidays. For additional  information, please call (559) 600-1581. 

SPECIALIZATION INCENTIVE 

A Defense Attorney who completes certification through the California Bar as a Criminal Law Specialist shall receive $274 per pay period in addition to their normal pay. 

PERFORMANCE ALLOWANCE – DEFENSE ATTORNEY II/III/IV/SENIOR 

Defense Attorney II/III/IV/Seniors who are demonstrating exemplary performance in a "specialized" assignment may receive 

an allowance as detailed below as determined by the Public Defender: 

  • Death Penalty Unit - $400.00 per pay period 

Major Crimes Unit (Homicide & Sexual Assault) - $300.00 per pay period 

  • Domestic Violence and Felony Unit - $150.00 per pay period 

The County of Fresno is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of Fresno County to provide employment opportunity for all qualified persons. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, or denial of medical and family care leave, or any other non-job-related factor. 

For the safety of our employees, the County of Fresno complies with all Federal, State and Local Orders related to COVID- 19, including Cal OSHA Emergency Temporary Standards. 

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS: 

The County of Fresno is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to applicants as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). Qualified individuals with disabilities who need reasonable accommodation during the application or selection process may contact the Public Defender's Office at (559) 600-1581. 

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER 

Posted: 5/30/24

APPLY: on their website here

Job Summary

Under the direction of a licensed attorney, the Law Clerk will work closely with experienced attorneys and contribute to the success of our organization with the sole focus of providing legal and collective bargaining services to California public education agencies.

 

Experience:

Minimum of one (1) year of paid or volunteer administrative or clerical experience, preferably in a law office or legal environment.

Education:

A Juris Doctor degree from an accredited school of law.

The following additional documents must be uploaded via EDJOIN by the filing deadline in order to be considered in the hiring process (pertains to current employees also):

  • Proof of Education (i.e. college transcripts, copy of college diploma).
  • Resume
  • Writing Sample

 

A scanner to upload required documents is available in the Human Resources office located at 1330 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93301.

  • The documents will be scanned and emailed to the candidate.  It is the candidate’s responsibility to attach all documents to the EDJOIN application by the filing deadline.

 

Required Documents:

  • Copy of Transcript (Proof of Education)
  • Other (Writing Sample)
  • Resume

 

Comments and Other Information

IMPORTANT COMMENTS:

  • All candidates will be notified by email throughout the hiring process.
  • Each candidate’s application papers and answers to the essay questions contained within the application will be thoroughly evaluated and ranked by a screening committee appointed by the Kern County Superintendent of Schools. Candidates achieving a rating of 70% or better will qualify to continue in the eligibility screening process.

 

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

Some positions may require proof of privately owned automobile insurance and possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle operator's license which must be maintained for the duration of the assignment. Fingerprint clearance by both the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the California Department of Justice is a condition of appointment after all other required job conditions have been met. Must present verification of completion of Child Abuse Mandated Reporter training or obtain verification within six (6) weeks of hire and annually thereafter, as required by the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act. This position has a probationary period of six months or 130 days, whichever is longer.

 

“The Kern County Superintendent of Schools Office prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital or parental status or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics”.



Posted: 5/29/24

APPLY: Please email resumes to info@fbcl-visa.com

S.F. boutique immigration law firm seeks a Legal Assistant to provide support to attorneys and
legal team. Full-time position.

Qualified candidate must have demonstrated interest in the field of immigration law, be detail-oriented, well organized, able to multi-task, have excellent English writing and communication skills, able and willing to learn computer skills. Must be people-oriented, pleasant, and professional.

Salary is negotiable depending on experience. Benefits included. The position is 100% on-site.

Posted: 5/29/24

APPLY: To apply, please email your cover letter, resume, and references to our Office Manager, Sandra Acosta, at sandra@dilleslaw.com

The law firm of Dilles Law Group, PC, specializing in the representation of injured workers before the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board, is seeking an attorney to join our Salinas office.

As an applicant’s attorney, you will have the opportunity to learn and develop as part of a successful claimant-side workers’ compensation practice. We will provide support and training, ensuring you are fully prepared to represent your clients from the outset through the resolution of each case.

In addition to being a member in good standing of the California State Bar, we are seeking individuals who are dedicated, dependable, and who have a genuine desire to aid injured workers through the complexities of the California workers’ compensation system.

Compensation and responsibilities will be commensurate with experience, with opportunities for advancement within our firm.

 

Posted: 5/29/24

APPLY: on their website-

Deputy District Attorney I

Deputy District Attorney II

Deputy District Attorney III

The current vacancies are in Ukiah and Fort Bragg, CA.  The list developed from this recruitment will be used for a limited period to fill open and promotional, regular full-time, and part-time positions, should they occur. Pursuant to current bargaining unit agreement, employees regularly assigned to the coastal region including Fort Bragg, Mendocino, or in Point Arena, shall receive a 5% assignment premium. This premium shall also apply to employees temporarily assigned to these locations for one full pay period or a longer period of time.     

Under direct supervision, the Deputy District Attorney II performs a variety of professional legal work involving the preparation, filing and prosecution of criminal misdemeanor cases as assigned and provides assistance to department staff.
 
Bilingual English/Spanish encouraged to apply. Se buscan personas bilingües en inglés y español. Para recibir una solicitud en español, llame a Recursos Humanos al 234-6600.    

 

Job Requirements and Minimum Qualifications

 

Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Interview victims and witnesses related to crimes; discuss cases with associated parties, such as investigators, police officers, probation officers and other attorneys; prepare victims and witnesses for court appearance and testimony.
  • Review police reports, defendant files, probation reports, witness statements, evidence, crime scenes and/or other sources to obtain relevant information for cases.
  • Issue subpoenas.
  • Negotiate resolution of cases with defense attorneys and judges.
  • Appear and present in court at various stages of cases, including arraignments, preliminary hearings, pre-trial conferences and/or trials.
  • Research, formulate, draft and file motions, briefs and/or other legal documents.
  • Argue motions in court; present evidence and witness testimony.
  • Prepare cases for presentation at jury trials; coordinate with appropriate relevant parties.
  • Conduct legal research on criminal law issues.
  • Review appropriate documentation to file criminal charges.
  • Review comprehensive investigative and/or other reports.
  • Review current relevant legislation and litigation.
  • May act as a representative for the District Attorney's Office.
  • Maintain and upgrade professional knowledge, skills, and development by attending seminars and training programs and reading trade and professional journals and publications.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

Education and Experience:

Current membership with the State Bar of California and one (1) year experience as a practicing attorney equivalent to that of the Deputy District Attorney I level; or any combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Licenses and Certifications:

Licensed to practice law in the State of California

Valid Drivers License

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

 

Knowledge in:

  • Principles, procedures and practices regarding the practice of law in the State of California.
  • Applicable state, federal and local ordinances, laws, rules and regulations.
  • Record keeping, report preparation, filing methods and records management techniques.
  • Methods and techniques of research, statistical analysis and report presentation.
  • Ethical and professional standards of conduct.
  • Computer applications and hardware related to performance of the essential functions of the job.

Skill in:

  • Preparing clear and concise reports, correspondence and other written materials.
  • Using tact, discretion, initiative and independent judgment within established guidelines.
  • Organizing work, setting priorities, meeting critical deadlines, and following up on assignments with a minimum of direction.
  • Applying logical thinking to solve problems or accomplish tasks; to understand, interpret and communicate complicated policies, procedures and protocols.
  • Communicating clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.

Mental and Physical Ability to:

  • Analyze situations effectively, interpret and apply laws and regulations and recommend effective courses of action.
  • Read, analyze and interpret professional periodicals and journals, technical procedures and government regulations.
  • Write reports, motions, briefs and/or other legal documents.
  • Speak effectively before groups and respond to questions.
  • Argue clearly, logically and persuasively in written and oral form.
  • Maintain confidentiality and objectivity.
  • Understand and accept differences in human behavior, cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of individuals.
  • Prepare and present cases in court; negotiate settlements.
  • While performing the essential functions of this job the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, and speak and hear.
  • While performing the essential functions of this job the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk and lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

 

Selection Procedure & Other Important Information

 

Important Application Information:

  • It is your responsibility to demonstrate through your application materials how you meet the minimum qualifications of the position/s for which you apply. 
  • You must complete all sections of the application.  A résumé or other information you feel will help us evaluate your qualifications may be attached to your completed application, but will not be accepted in lieu of completing any part of the application.  Blank applications that contain only a résumé or those that reference “see résumé” will be rejected as incomplete.
  • Check your application before submitting to ensure it is complete and correct; no new or additional information will be accepted after the closing date.
  • Inquiry will be made of your former and current employers; please provide the names and telephone numbers of supervisors on your application. 
  • You must provide the names and contact information of at least three (3) references (not relatives) that have knowledge of your job skills, experience, ability and/or character. 
  • Application materials are the property of Mendocino County and will not be returned.
  • It is your responsibility to keep your NEOGOV profile updated, including any changes to your telephone number or address. Failure to do so may result in missed notification of exams or interviews.
  • The exam process listed on this flyer is tentative. Mendocino County reserves the right to make necessary modifications to the examination plan. Such revisions will be in accordance with approved personnel standards. Should a change be made, applicants will be notified.
  • The provisions of this job bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract.

 

Examination Process: All complete applications will be reviewed with those judged most qualified progressing further in the selection process. Based on the number of qualified candidates, an oral examination (weight 100) or an unassembled exam, consisting of an evaluation of education and experience as stated on the application form, will be administered. The examination process will test the knowledge and abilities described above. A minimum score of 70 must be attained for placement on the employment list. 

 

Special Testing: If you require special testing arrangements to accommodate a disability or religious conviction you must contact Human Resources at 707.234.6600 prior to the test date to make your requirements known.  You must provide enough advance notice to allow Human Resources to properly review and evaluate your request.

 

Special Requirements: Employment in some County departments or positions may require the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background, which may include fingerprinting, and/or a medical examination, which may include drug screening.

 

This announcement is a synopsis of duties and requirements of this job. To review the complete classification specification and benefits, please see the HR website. Applications must be submitted to the Human Resources Department by the final filing date.   

Posted: 5/29/24

APPLY: Please email MCBA Executive Director, Laura Elkington, your cover letter and resume to laura@montereycountybar.org

  1. Job Details
  • 20-30 or 10-15 hours weekly, depending on availability
  • $17/ per hour *compensation will be reviewed after 6 months* Must be bilingual/fluent in written and spoken Spanish
  • Remote position
  1. I Job Description

The LRS Program Coordinator’s duties include a variety of tasks and  responsibilities related to the ongoing operations of the Lawyer Referral Service,  including but not limited to the following: 

  • Answer LRS calls, return LRS-related voicemails. 
  • Conduct intakes of prospective clients, and explain how the service works. 
  • Gather sufficient information to determine the type of attorney to refer based on the area of the law that the person needs help in. 
  • Process $50.00 payment or if the person is of modest means determine whether they qualify for a fee waiver. 
  • Determine based on a rotating system what panelist to refer next. 
  • Provide caller with contact information (i.e., name, phone number and address) of LRS panelist referred. 
  • Email LRS panelist or panelist’s staff member listed on panelist’s application the contact information of the caller referred to their firm. 
  • Train LRS staff and interns. Provide direct supervision to LRS staff and interns in coordination with the Executive Director. 
  • If applicable, refer callers to other appropriate services, agencies and institutions. 
  • Maintain good working relationships with attorney panel members and their staff.
  • Maintain record of each referral on excel. 
  • Email evaluation forms to each LRS client to determine their level of satisfaction with the service and attorney panel member. 
  • Maintain electronic attorney files for each panel member, which includes membership application, errors and omission insurance, correspondence, evaluation forms, complaints, etc. 
  • Send out and processes the annual membership renewal packet. File intake forms and keep record of all incoming LRS calls and referrals. 
  • Responds to complaint from LRS clients, and when necessary, refer complaints to Executive Director for resolution. 
  • Handle in a timely manner all matters relating to collection of fees due to LRS; including notices to attorneys for status reports on specific accounts and follow-up collection for all referral and percentage fees. Invoice reconciliation reports will generally take place twice a year at the end of June and at the end of December. 
  • Processes $50 referral payments, LRS referral fees and LRS percentage fees. Prepare payment processing documentation for bookkeeper and Executive Director. 
  • Provide monthly finance reports (e.g. $50 referrals, panelist membership and panel fees, and 10% panelist fees for LRS referrals) to LRS Chair and Executive Director before monthly MCBA Board meetings. 
  • Maintain records of LRS attorney insurance and sends out reminders to maintain records of current insurance to all LRS attorneys. 
  • Manage annual LRS membership drive. 
  • Manage annual distribution of LRS flyers to local attorneys, community groups, courts, non-profit organizations and responds to requests for additional flyers throughout the year. 
  • Assist Executive Director in LRS marketing and outreach programs. Maintain office supplies and printed materials. 
  • Help Executive Director and Committee Chair complete all annual certifications and reports for (State Bar of Calif., ABA, Lawyers’ Mutual Insurance). 
  • Prepare all LRS monthly reports for the Board of Directors and in-house recordkeeping. 
  • Participate in LRS Committee meetings, acting as Secretary and providing

input regarding day to day operations of LRS. 

  • Participate in LRS informational and recognition activities. 
  • Assist Executive Director in other areas of MCBA such as events, CLEs, and administration as needed. 

III. About LRS 

The LRS has been sponsored in Monterey County for over 23 years. The purpose of  LRS is to serve Monterey County residents, regardless of income, and improve the  quality and affordability of legal services. Our vision for LRS is to increase access to  justice by providing a single access point for referrals to legal services. 

LRS is a public service to those who are in need of legal representation and require assistance with selecting the right lawyer. When a potential client calls LRS, the  Program Coordinator, bilingual in English and Spanish, conducts an intake. Based on the legal issue described, the caller is referred to one of our qualified panelists with  experience in that practice area. If our panelists are unable to assist a caller, we  provide appropriate referrals to other services and agencies in our legal community  that can assist in their matter. 

Callers pay a nominal fee of $50 to LRS when referred to one of our panelists. The  caller then contacts the panelist for a thirty-minute consultation to discuss the case.  LRS panelists may contract with an LRS referred client for services to be rendered  beyond the thirty-minute consultation at the panelist’s regular fee schedule. LRS  panelists will then forward to LRS ten (10%) percent of fees collected. 

  1. Code of Conduct

All employees of the Bar Association and Lawyer Referral Service are expected to: Work agreed-upon hours. If overtime is necessary to complete hard deadlines, please obtainapproval from your supervisor first. 

  • Show up to work on time. 
  • Notify supervisor in advance of planned and unplanned absences by calling the office. 
  • Perform all job duties to the best of your ability. 
  • Perform all job duties in a timely manner. 
  • Take direction from Executive Director and Board of Directors. The main supervisor is the Executive Director. 
  • Treat clients, coworkers, and colleagues with respect. It is not unusual to have dealings with LRS clients who may be agitated, angry, frightened or possibly mentally ill. It is important to maintain composure in these situations, which can have a positive impact and may de-escalate a situation. If you find yourself unable to help a client or frustrated by their demeanor,

you can place them on hold and ask a supervisor to take the call. If a client is  verbally abusive, you may also tell that individual that you are not able to  help them and hang up. 

  • Maintain a professional working environment. 
  • Follow uniform processes for all clients regardless of status, nationality or ability to pay. 
  • Maintain strict confidentiality of client information at all times, including and especially outside the office. 
  • Take initiative. 
  • Have fun! 
  1. To Apply

Please email MCBA Executive Director, Laura Elkington, your cover letter and resume to laura@montereycountybar.org

 

Posted: 5/16/24

APPLY: afocil@FocilLaw.com

Focil Law Firm

Posted: 5/16/24

APPLY: Email or mail a cover letter, writing sample, resume, and three professional references to: HR@gbla.org or Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance, Inc., 615 California Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93304

Social Security Attorney

 

Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance, Inc. (GBLA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is “to promote social change and justice by providing high-quality legal services to the low-income community.”  GBLA’s service area is Kern County, California. 

 

GBLA seeks an attorney to join GBLA’s social security team. Under the direct supervision of the Director of Litigation (Division A), the attorney will represent clients in all stages of the application process for obtaining and appealing social security benefits. This is a full-time position designed to expand the capacity of our social security team. The ideal candidate will possess extensive knowledge and experience in SSI, SSDI, and early retirement applications, filing requests for reconsideration following an initial denial, filing appeals on claim denials, representation at ALJ hearings if reconsideration has been denied, drafting pre-hearing and post-hearing motions, challenging vocational experts, the consultative examination process, Program Operations Manual System research, and appellate experience beyond the ALJ stage. This position offers the opportunity for remote work (except for in-person appearances as required for hearings) within the state of California, providing flexibility and accessibility for qualified candidates.

 

The candidate must be an active member of the State Bar of California or eligible for the State Bar of California’s Multijurisdictional Practice Program (MJP). MJP requirements, among others, are:

 

  • residence in California;
  • admission in a U.S. state, jurisdiction, possession, territory, or dependency as an active licensee in good standing;
  • acceptable moral character according to the State Bar of California’s requirements; and
  • compliance with all annual requirements of the State Bar of California.

 

The candidate must demonstrate exceptional analytical, organizational, and writing skills, as well as strong oral and written communication abilities. A firm commitment to public interest advocacy and a proactive approach to collaborative work are essential qualities. Additionally, the ideal candidate will exhibit leadership capabilities, providing guidance and direction to colleagues as needed. Bilingual proficiency in Spanish is strongly preferred.

Compensation

The salary range for this full-time exempt role is $90,000 - $104,000 annually, with a final offer dependent on experience, job-related skills, and qualifications.    

 

Benefits

Coverage is effective on the first day of the month following thirty (30) days of employment unless otherwise noted.

 

  • Flexible / Hybrid Work Location

 

  • Medical
  • No cost medical coverage plan for all full-time employees
  • Optional dependent coverage through a Sec. 125 plan (paid by the employee)

 

  • Dental and Vision (no cost for employee, spouse/domestic partner, and dependents)

 

  • Life Insurance
  • No cost coverage for employee (3x the annual wage)
  • No cost coverage for spouse ($10,000)
  • No cost coverage for dependents ($5,000)

 

  • Long & Short-Term Disability (employee only)

 

  • Retirement 403(b) plan (no waiting period, employee-only contributions)

 

  • Holidays (14 - 16 paid days)

 

  • Sick Leave (accrual begins on the first day of employment, at 3.46 each pay period)

 

  • Vacation (accrual begins on the first day of employment)
  • 0 to 2 years:   2 weeks / 10 days / 6.25 hours monthly
  • 2 to 4 years:   3 weeks / 15 days / 9.375 hours monthly
  • 4 to 8 years:   4 weeks / 20 days / 12.5 hours monthly
  • 8+ years:        5 weeks / 25 days / 14.42 hours monthly

 

  • Wellbeing benefits

 

  • Employee Discount Program

 

To Apply

Email or mail a cover letter, writing sample, resume, and three professional references to: HR@gbla.org or Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance, Inc., 615 California Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93304.

Posted: 5/16/24

APPLY: on their website here

Description

Under limited direction this professional level position provides Family Law Facilitator services mandated by Family Law Facilitator Act 10000-10015, provides daily oversight the Self-Help Center for un-represented litigants, and performs legal research activities as assigned by the court.  
 
This single position management class works with considerable independence managing the Self-Help Unit of the Court and serving as Family Law Facilitator.  It is distinguished from the class of Chief Operations Officer in that the latter is responsible for county-wide administration and management of the court.

Examples of Duties

Positions in this class may perform any or all the below listed duties.  These should be interpreted as examples of the work and are not necessarily all-inclusive.
 

  1. Develop, plan, implement and administer a Family Law Facilitator Program pursuant to Family Code Section 10000 et seq.
  2. Mediation of complex family matters such as paternity, temporary or permanent child/spousal support and parentage proceedings.
  3. Draft stipulations to include all agreed upon issues related to family support, health insurance and paternity issues.
  4. Prepare child support and spousal support calculations and schedules using required computer software.
  5. Provide information to litigants not represented by counsel on matters of process and procedure.
  6. Provide educational materials to the public and respond to public inquiries.
  7. Provide information on process and procedural matters to litigants through the delivery of programs.
  8. Design contents of, and conduct clinics for, litigants unrepresented by counsel in family law.
  9. Develop, plan, implement and administer self-help grant programs.
  10. Distribute necessary court forms and provide assistance in completing forms.
  11. Provide legal assistance to litigants un-represented by counsel to facilitate and expedite family law proceedings related to child support, spousal support and health insurance matters.
  12. Provide information and direction to customers and assist with any other responsibilities to enable the court to be responsive to the litigants’ needs and to assist them in obtaining meaningful access to services.
  13. Meet with court officials, state and county departments, community organizations and others to assess the need for and identify services that will assist the court in resolving child and spousal support disputes and improve access to the Family Court for financially disadvantaged litigants or other litigants not represented by counsel.
  14. Assist the court with performing legal analysis and research.
  15. Research and respond to judicial officer and court executive inquiries on procedural and substantive issues.
  16. Prepare reports, opinions and proposed decisions.
  17. Attend and assist at trials and hearing, conducting a review of documents as requested by a judicial officer.

 

Minimum Qualifications & Examples of Experience and Training

The knowledge and skills listed above may be acquired through various types of experience, education, or training, typically:

Education
Graduation from an accredited college or university or equivalent institution, with a bachelor’s degree in administration of justice, the behavioral sciences, criminology, public or business administration or a closely related field; and with a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree.
 
Experience
1. Five years of experience practicing law including a minimum of three years of mediation or litigation experience in the areas of family law, probate, civil law, small claims, and unlawful detainers as a licensed attorney practicing law in the State of California;
2. Experience as a legal services program coordinator and/or in the direct provision of legal services to underserved communities;
3. Experience working with self-represented litigants.

Other Information

The physical and sensory abilities required for this classification include:
 

  1. Ability to communicate effectively in an office and courtroom environment; 
  2. Ability to read standard text in order to assist the public; 
  3. Finger and manual dexterity in order to operate a computer keyboard;
  4. Ability to sit at a desk or computer for extended periods of time up to 7 hours a day.

Posted: 5/15/24

APPLY:

To apply for an internship or clerkship, email us at PDO@santacruzcountyca.gov with the following information:

1. Resume
2. Brief cover letter stating interest and availability
3. Writing sample (about 5 pages, on any topic)

Link to this job posting on their website

 

Santa Cruz Public Defender Job Flyer

The Office of the Santa Cruz County Public Defender is seeking professionals, undergraduate students, and law students to join our defense teams!

Our office is on a mission to elevate public defense one client at a time by courageously defending the accused, demanding equal justice for all, and by empowering our clients with inspired advocacy in the courtroom and in our community.  Our defenders are compassionate, collaborative, client-focused, creative, and culturally responsive. 

We are committed to equitable recruitment and have provided information about professional and volunteer opportunities below.  You can also learn more about our office by visiting our website at Santa Cruz County Office of the Public Defender (santacruzdefenders.us).

Professionals

Santa Cruz County offers competitive pay and excellent benefits in one of the most beautiful places in the world. Visit the Santa Cruz County Job Board for openings for attorneys, investigators, social workers, paralegals, advocates, and core staff.

Interns & Clerks

We also offer internship and clerkship opportunities for undergraduates, law students, and post-Bar law clerks.

Internships for Undergraduates

We offer summer and school-year internships for undergraduate students interested in learning more about public defense.  Our undergraduate internship programs are based in the Collateral Consequences & Reentry Unit and Investigations Divisions. Interns get hands-on experience with investigating cases and assisting with record clearance cases. 

Clerkships for Law Students

We offer school year and summer law clerkships to law students who want to get meaningful experience in public defense. Our student law clerks are assigned to our Law & Motions Team. Law clerks get the opportunity to research, draft, and, when possible, argue original motions, under the supervision of an experienced attorney. Law clerks also attend and observe hearings, such as arraignments, preliminary hearings, suppression hearings, and trials. Law student clerkships provide law students with meaningful training to prepare them for work as public defenders. 

Post-Bar Clerkships

We offer an intensive post-bar clerkship experience that starts around August 1st and ends around November 30th.  Our Post-Bar Law Clerks get intensive in-house training before being cross assigned to our Law & Motions and Misdemeanor teams. Post-Bar Law Clerks get meaningful legal research and writing experience and the opportunity to shadow attorneys in our misdemeanor and felony units. Under attorney supervision, Post-Bar Law Clerks may represent clients at arraignments and assist with cross-examining witnesses during suppression hearings, preliminary hearings, or misdemeanor trials. We make every effort to provide our Post-Bar Law Clerks with substantive courtroom experience. Our post-bar law clerkships are designed to provide clerks with meaningful training and substantive experience to prepare them for work as public defenders. 

The Santa Cruz Volunteer Center coordinates our internships and lists openings.  Our internships and clerkships are unpaid and do not include a promise of future employment. All volunteers commit to working at least 16 hours a week. School year volunteer opportunities typically require a 9-month commitment. To apply for an internship or clerkship, email us at PDO@santacruzcountyca.gov with the following information:

  1. Resume
    2.  Brief cover letter stating interest and availability
    3.  Writing sample (about 5 pages, on any topic)

Posted: 5/7/24

Pierce King Job Listing

Posted: 5/7/24

APPLY: Email cover letter (required), resume and professional references, in PDF format, to
SLOLAF Human Resources at hr@slolaf.org

Brand new BAR passers encouraged to apply! 

STAFF ATTORNEY, FAMILY LAW SERVICES

Position Summary:
San Luis Obispo Legal Assistance Foundation (SLOLAF) is seeking a full-time Staff Attorney for its Family Law Services program (“FLS Staff Attorney”). The FLS Staff Attorney will manage their own caseload under the supervision of the Legal Director of Family Law Services and with the support of a bilingual intake coordinator and bilingual legal advocate.
The FLS Staff Attorney provides trauma-informed legal services ranging from advice and referrals to full representation depending on the circumstances. The FLS Staff Attorney
assists the Legal Director of Family Law Services in determining the level of services to be provided factoring in SLOLAF’s mission, funding, and capacity. The Family Law Services
program is currently serving only survivors of intimate partner violence, sexual assault and stalking due to our sources of funding, but SLOLAF plans to expand the program’s scope
as other funding becomes available. The position is based in our office in San Luis Obispo with some remote work opportunity and will require travel throughout the County for court
appearances, meetings, and community outreach.
SLOLAF is a non-profit legal aid organization with a mission to provide legal services and resources to people in need. SLOLAF has served thousands of those in our community in
the greatest need, including low-income residents, seniors, veterans, disabled adults, and other vulnerable populations, regardless of immigration status. Areas served include
housing, eviction defense & tenants’ rights, elder abuse prevention and restraining orders, planning for incapacity for seniors, government benefits appeals, conservatorships and
guardianships of the person, consumer finance and debt issues and family law services. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, SLOLAF is considered a qualifying employer for
purposes of higher education loan forgiveness programs. Please visit https://studentaid.gov/manage-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service for more information including the requirements for qualification.

In furtherance of our commitment to supporting a healthy work-life balance for our employees while providing high quality legal services to our diverse clientele, SLOLAF is proud to offer our employees a generous array of benefits. We encourage our team to nurture their mental and physical health to serve clients most effectively. We value community involvement and allow our staff time in their workday for approved professional development. SLOLAF recently achieved Platinum status with the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce’s Family Friendly Workplace program.

SLOLAF prioritizes diversity and inclusivity, and maintains an equitable workplace where all clients, employees and volunteers feel valued and respected, regardless of their gender,
race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation or identity, religion, political affiliation, education or disability. We are committed to a nondiscriminatory approach and provide
equal opportunity for employment and advancement in all our departments and programs.

Core Responsibilities:
• Interview prospective clients
• Provide trauma-informed legal advice and help evaluate level of services to offer
ranging from advice only to full representation
• Represent clients in all phases of court litigation, including research, drafting
pleadings and briefs, trial, and on appeal
• Attend community meetings, community education events and community
workshops
• Develop positive relationships with clients, co-workers, and community partners
• Handle an increasingly complex caseload
• Participate in relevant and required legal training in family law legal matters and
trauma-informed services on an ongoing basis
• Assist in the training and supervision of advocates, law students and volunteers as
appropriate
• Develop creative methods, litigious and non-litigious for dealing with recurring client
problems
• Use appropriate software in the performance of professional legal work including
Clio, Westlaw, LawYaw and Microsoft Office
• Comply with all program and grant requirements
• Participate in weekly meetings with Legal Director of Family Law

Services
• Participate in weekly legal team meetings
• Participate in biweekly staff meetings
• Other functions as deemed necessary or as directed by the Legal Director of Family
Law Services
Qualifications/Skills:
• Licensed to practice law in the State of California
• Family Law experience desired but not required
• Bilingual Spanish/English (preferred but not required), knowledge of American Sign
Language or the Mixteco dialect a plus
• Excellent problem-solving skills and critical thinking
• Ability to meet deadlines and perform multiple tasks while maintaining attention to
detail
• Excellent public speaking skills and ability to convey what SLOLAF does to the
general public
• Excellent oral and written advocacy, legal analysis, and legal research skills
• Good understanding of non-profit organizational structure

Characteristics:
• Passion for SLOLAF’s mission & serving those in need
• Ability to work with clients of all ages and backgrounds who are experiencing difficult
circumstances and trauma
• Demonstrated cultural competency and awareness in dealing and communicating
with diverse populations
• Ability to handle sensitive issues with discretion and confidentiality
• Compassionate, empathetic, non-judgmental
• Must work well with others and have a good sense of humor
Requirements:
• Complete a 65-hour training on trauma-informed services (conducted by Lumina
Alliance) at the beginning of employment and prior to seeing clients
• Current California Driver’s License, automobile registration and vehicle insurance
(required); must have reliable transportation to travel to court, meetings, and
outreach events
• Willingness to travel to various locations around SLO County as needed

Salary and Benefits:
Salary starts at $80,500-$94,875 annually, depending on experience (exempt)
Benefits included with this position include:
• Fourteen (14) paid holidays
• Paid vacation (starting at two weeks per year)
• Paid Sick Leave: Eighty (80) hours annually (prorated if starting mid-year)
• Insurance Coverage (employee-only coverage, but employees are welcome to add
dependents to their medical, dental and vision plans at their own expense):
o Medical insurance: SLOLAF currently pays $750 toward an Anthem Blue
Cross medical insurance policy of your choice from the plans available to
SLOLAF
o Dental insurance paid 100% by SLOLAF
o Vision insurance paid 100% by SLOLAF
o Life insurance ($50,000 benefit) paid 100% by SLOLAF (employee only)
o Long-term Disability Insurance paid 100% by SLOLAF (employee only)
o Professional liability insurance paid 100% by SLOLAF
• Simple IRA retirement plan with a guaranteed 2% of gross pay contributed by
SLOLAF each payperiod and capacity to make additional pre-tax deductions from
your paycheck
• California State Bar annual dues paid 100% by SLOLAF
• San Luis Obispo County Bar Association annual dues paid 100% by SLOLAF
• Cell phone allowance of $25 per month
• Relevant and necessary continuing legal education fees for online or in-person
training and/or conferences that are pre-approved by management.

To apply:
• No calls please
• Email cover letter (required), resume and professional references, in PDF format, to
SLOLAF Human Resources at hr@slolaf.org
Position is available immediately and posting will remain open until filled.

Posted: 5/2/24

APPLY: on their website here

Open Until Filled

Priority Screening Date: Sunday, April 28, 2024

Exam #: 24/39B23/04JL

Deputy County Counsel III ($10,084 - $13,773 Monthly)

Deputy County Counsel IV ($12,608 - $17,220 Monthly)

All application materials must be received by the priority screening date for a guaranteed review. Applications received after this date will be considered on an as needed basis until the position is filled.

 

The Office of the County Counsel serves as the in-house legal counsel for the County of Monterey, the Board of Supervisors (BOS), and all County officers, departments, agencies, boards, and commissions, as well as liaison and support to the Civil Grand Jury. In addition to providing legal advice, the Office also represents the County in civil and special litigation in state and federal courts, various administrative proceedings, and coordinates the services of outside legal counsel. The County Counsel's Office consists of four divisions: General Government, Litigation, Land Use and Risk Management.

 

The Monterey County Office of the County Counsel seeks a highly motivated Deputy County Counsel III and/or Deputy County Counsel IV professional with a desire to defend and advise the County in a variety of complex legal matters. The Deputy County Counsel III, under direction, conducts litigation and performs varied complex civil legal work involved in the provision of legal counsel for County officials, agents, departments, and special districts; and performs responsible professional and administrative legal advisory work for various County government officials, department heads and employees. The Deputy County Counsel IV, under general direction, conducts litigation and performs even more complex legal work involved in the provision of legal counsel for County officials, agents, departments, and special districts, and in the defense of the County; and performs highly responsible professional and administrative legal work and act as a principal legal advisor to large County departments and/or special districts in specialized areas of business.

 

This classification is part of a flexible series. Incumbents appointed at the lower level of the career series may be promoted up to the higher level of the career series subject to their meeting the employment standards for the higher class and a recommendation for their promotion by the appointing authority.

 

The Eligible List established by this recruitment may be used to fill current and future vacancies on a regular full-time, part-time, or temporary basis.

Examples of Duties

Deputy County Counsel III

  • Conducts discovery, examines and interprets evidence and prosecutes on behalf of or defends the County, its officers and employees in the more complex and important civil cases.
  • Confers and advises district officers, department heads and employees on complex legal questions pertaining to their respective powers, jurisdictions, functions, procedures and operations.
  • Prepares legal briefs; drafts contracts, deeds, leases, ordinances, resolutions, and other legal instruments.
  • Handles pretrial and settlement conferences; prepares briefs and pleadings in both trial court and appellate matters; dictates legal briefs and correspondence.
  • Attends meetings of boards and commissions as requested and gives both oral and written legal advice and counsel. 
  • Studies and interprets laws, court decisions, and other legal authorities.

 

Deputy County Counsel IV

  • Study and interpret laws, court decisions, and other legal authorities.
  • Conduct discovery, examine and interpret evidence; and prosecute on behalf of or defend the County, its officers and employees in the most complex and important civil cases.
  • Develop and give legal advice regarding resolution of problems that may have far-reaching implications on County operations and programs.
  • Prepare legal briefs; drafts contracts, deeds, leases, ordinances, resolutions, and other legal instruments.
  • Prepare briefs and pleadings in both trial court and appellate matters; dictate legal briefs and correspondence. 
  • Acts as legal advisor to a large County department or special district, supervising and participating in the resolution of difficult legal questions regarding powers, duties, procedures and operations.
  • Attend meetings of boards and commissions as requested and give both oral and written legal advice and counsel.
  • Handle pretrial and settlement conferences.
  • Perform related work as assigned.

 

To view the complete classification description, please visit the County of Monterey website or click on the following links: Deputy County Counsel III (Download PDF reader) – Deputy County Counsel IV (Download PDF reader)

 

THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE

Will have a proven track record demonstrating the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

 

Deputy County Counsel III

 

Thorough knowledge of:

  • Principles of civil, constitutional and administrative law and of California and federal civil procedure and litigation, particularly as it relates to County government, and other public agency law.
  • Principles, methods and materials of legal research.

Working Knowledge of: 

  • The rules of evidence, discovery practice and appellate practice.
  • Laws directly affecting public entities and their operation, and public officials and employees and their rights, duties and responsibilities. 

Some knowledge of several of the following subject matter areas: 

  • Federal and California labor, employment and equal employment opportunity law.
  • State and federal laws relating to environmental quality control, land use planning, zoning, LAFCO and redevelopment. 
  • Public contract preparation and administration, including construction contracts.
  • County operations and practices, including the Sheriff’s department, the County hospital, Health department, Social Services, and the Registrar of Voters (Elections Department). 

 

Deputy County Counsel IV

 

Thorough knowledge of:

  • Principles of civil, constitutional and administrative law and of California and federal civil procedure and litigation, particularly as it relates to County government, and other public agency law.
  • Principles, methods and materials of legal research.
  • The rules of evidence, discovery practice and appellate practice.
  • Those areas of law directly affecting public entities and their operation, and public officials and employees and their rights, duties and responsibilities.

 

Deputy County Counsel III and IV

 

Skill and Ability to: 

  • Draft legal instruments such as ordinances, resolutions, Board Orders and contracts.
  • Analyze, appraise and organize facts, evidence and precedents, and present such materials clearly and concisely, either in oral or in written legal form.
  • Analyze and appraise a variety of legal documents and instruments and give sound legal advise or devise appropriate plan of action based thereon; defend the County in litigation. 
  • Establish and maintain confidential relationships with County department heads and members of the Board of Supervisors.
  • Develop and maintain cooperative work relationships both within the County Counsel’s Office and with those contacted within the course and scope of work.

Examples of Experience/Education/Training

Deputy County Counsel III



Experience: 

 

One year of experience as a County of Monterey Deputy County Counsel II. 

 

OR 

 

Three years of full-time general experience equivalent to a Deputy County Counsel II in a county counsel, private practice, city attorney or other civil public law office.

 

OR 

 

A combination of both.

 

Deputy County Counsel IV




Experience: 

 

Two years of experience as Deputy County Counsel III with the County of Monterey; or three years of increasingly responsible experience with a public agency or private law firm in the appropriate legal specialty at a level comparable to a Deputy County Counsel III in the County of Monterey. 

 

OR 

 

Five years of increasingly responsible experience in a county counsel’s office, city attorney, private law firm, or other civil public law office.

 

OR 

 

A combination thereof.

Additional Information

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

The required conditions of employment include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Possess an active membership in the State Bar of California.
  • Possess a valid California Class C driver license at the time of appointment and possess and maintain a satisfactory driving record or provide evidence of suitable transportation which is approved by the appointing authority.
  • Be available to work a flexible schedule, including evenings, weekends, holidays, and during times of disaster and/or emergency; travel out of County to attend meetings.

 

BENEFITS:

The County of Monterey offers an excellent benefits package. Please visit our website to view the Unit G Benefit Summary Sheet. This information is not legally binding, nor does it serve as a contract. The benefits listed in the Monterey County Personnel Policies and Practices Resolution or Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) prevail over this listing.

 

NOTES:

  • As a condition of employment, prospective employees may be required to submit to a background review which may include a review of information concerning present and/or prior employment, driving record, and record of any criminal convictions. 
  • Employment is contingent upon acceptable documentation verifying identity and authorization for employment in the U.S.; a list of acceptable documents is available on the USCIS Form I-9. 
  • If you are hired into this classification in a temporary position, your rate of pay will be hourly, and you will not be eligible for the benefits listed in the summary. 



Application and Selection Procedures

Apply On-Line at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/montereycounty

 

OR



Hard copy applications may be obtained from and submitted during normal business hours

Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM by contacting:

Human Resources Department

Attn: Stephanie Ahumada

168 W. Alisal St., 3rd Floor

Salinas, CA 93901

Email: AhumadaS@co.monterey.ca.us | Phone: (831) 755-5238

 

The selection process is tentative, and applicants will be notified if changes are made. To assess applicants' possession of required qualifications, the examination process may include an oral examination, pre-examination exercises, performance examination, and/or written examination. The competitive examination process includes submittal of required application materials. A complete application package will include:

 

  • A completed County of Monterey Employment Application
  • Responses to the Supplemental Questions

 

All application materials must be received by the priority screen date for a guaranteed review. Resumes, cover letters, letters of interest, and other correspondence will not be accepted as a substitute for required application materials. All required application materials will be competitively evaluated. Those applicants that are determined to be the most appropriately qualified will be invited to participate further in the selection process.

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION

Monterey County is a drug-free workplace and an equal opportunity employer. The County seeks candidates who can make contributions in an environment of cultural and ethnic diversity. Monterey County is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, contact Stephanie Ahumada, Associate Personnel Analyst, at  AhumadaS@co.monterey.ca.us or (831) 755-5238.  

 

Posted: 5/2/24

APPLY: Email a cover letter, writing sample, resume, and three professional references to: HR@gbla.org
Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance website

Hybrid Job Announcement
Family Law/Immigration Attorney
Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance, Inc. “GBLA” is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is “to promote social change and justice by providing high-quality legal services to the low-income community.” GBLA’s service area is Kern County, California. It is the state’s third-largest county in land area.

At GBLA, we are committed to delivering exceptional legal services across a range of practice areas. With a reputation for excellence and innovation, our firm is dedicated to providing comprehensive solutions tailored to our client's needs. As we continue to grow, we are seeking a talented attorney to join our team and work collaboratively across two units within GBLA: our Family Law and Immigration units under the direct supervision of the Director of Litigation, Division A.
* Family Law Unit
The attorney will focus on domestic violence (DV) and guardianship cases and various legal
issues related to family dynamics and provide trauma-informed legal services ranging from
advice and referrals to full representation in court proceedings, depending on the circumstances.
* Immigration Unit
The Attorney helps Kern County residents apply for immigration benefits, specifically under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and Special Immigrant Juveniles (subject to LSC
restrictions). GBLA’s immigration unit works closely with GBLA’s domestic violence prevention and guardianship units to provide invaluable support for individuals navigating the
complexities of immigration processes. With legal representation, individuals access crucial resources and guidance to address their immigration concerns effectively. By offering stability,
protection, and a pathway to legal status, immigration law services play a crucial role in ensuring the well-being and security of immigrants and their families. This is a full-time position designed to expand the capacity of GBLA’s immigration unit.
The candidate must be an active member of the State Bar of California or eligible for the State Bar of California’s Multijurisdictional Practice Program (MJP). The MJP Program’s
requirements, among others, are:
• admission in a U.S. state, jurisdiction, possession, territory or dependency as an active licensee
in good standing;
• production of an original certificate of good standing from all U.S. jurisdiction(s) of admission;
• Residence in California;
• Meet State Bar requirements for an acceptable moral character; and

  • Compliance with all annual requirements.
    The ideal candidate for this position will possess extensive knowledge and experience in
    immigration law. The candidate must demonstrate exceptional analytical, organizational, and
    writing skills, as well as strong oral and written communication abilities. A firm commitment to
    public interest advocacy and a proactive approach to collaborative work are essential qualities.
    Additionally, the ideal candidate will exhibit leadership capabilities, providing guidance and
    direction to colleagues as needed. Bilingual proficiency in Spanish is strongly preferred. This
    position offers the opportunity for a hybrid work environment within the State of California,
    providing flexibility and accessibility for qualified candidates.

Compensation:
The anticipated salary range for this full-time exempt role is $90,000-$104,000 per year, with a final offer dependent on experience, job-related skills, and qualifications.

Benefits
Coverage is effective on the first day of the month following thirty (30) days of employment
unless otherwise noted.

  • Medical Insurance
    • Employer-paid premium for all full-time employees
    • HMO plan with Kaiser Permanente
    • Optional spouse/domestic partner/dependent coverage (employee paid)
    • Coverage becomes effective on the 1st day of the month after 30 days of employment
    • Section 125 Plan allows pre-tax payment for optional coverage
    • Dental Insurance
    • Employer-paid premium for all full-time employees, spouse, and dependents
    • Delta Dental 1500 Plan
    • Coverage becomes effective on the 1st day of the month after 30 days of employment
    • Vision Insurance
    • Employer-paid premium for all full-time employees, spouse, and dependents
    • VSP Plan
    • Coverage becomes effective on the 1st day of the month after 30 days of employment
    • Life Insurance
  • Employer-paid premium for all full-time employees
    • Employee coverage (3x annual salary, max $500k)
    • Spouse coverage ($10,000)
    • Dependent coverage ($5,000)
    • Coverage becomes effective on the 1st day of the month after 30 days of employment
    • GBLA maintains a Long & Short-Term Disability plan for all full-time employees
    • Retirement 403(b) plan: no waiting period, employee-only contributions
    • GBLA observes all judicial holidays observed by the Superior Court of California,
    County of Kern
    • Vacation (accrual begins on the first day of employment)
    • 0 to < 2 years: 2 weeks / 12 days / 7.5 hours monthly
    • 2 to < 4 years: 3 weeks / 18 days / 11.25 hours monthly
    • 4 to < 8 years: 4 weeks / 24 days / 15 hours monthly
    • 8+ years: 5 weeks / 30 days / 18.75 hours monthly
    • Wellness benefits: GBLA pays a portion of a discounted group membership to a local
    gym and employees have access to Kaiser’s mental health app “Headspace”
    • Professional Development:
    • GBLA pays all annual fees required by the State Bar of California for GBLA attorneys
    • GBLA pays for travel, admission, and lodging related to NITA training
    • GBLA pays all Kern County Bar Association membership costs
    • GBLA is a qualified employer for PSLF according to the U.S. Department of Education’s
    website.

Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Posted: 5/2/24

APPLY: Email a cover letter, writing sample, resume, and three professional references to: HR@gbla.org
Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance website

Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance, Inc. (GBLA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is “to promote social change and justice by providing high-quality legal services to the low-income community.” GBLA’s service area is Kern County, California.

GBLA seeks an attorney to join GBLA’s consumer protection unit. Under the direct supervision of the Director of Litigation-Division C, the attorney helps Kern County residents by defending debt defense cases in which abusive debt collection practices are raised, recovering financial losses for consumers who have been the victims of scams, and providing consumer education on
how to avoid being scammed through robocalls or texts. Consumer law defense offers critical support for individuals facing the threat of abusive and intimidating collection practices. With
legal representation, debtors gain protection, advocacy, and access to resources to navigate complex litigation proceedings. The attorney ensures debtors’ rights are upheld, provides
guidance on legal options, and attempts settlement to reduce or defend against illegal debts. By offering stability and peace of mind, the attorney protects individuals and families from unlawful
and abusive collection practices. This is a full-time position designed to expand the capacity of GBLA’s housing team. This position offers a hybrid work location.

The candidate must be an active member of the State Bar of California or eligible for the State Bar of California’s Multijurisdictional Practice Program (MJP). The MJP Program’s
requirements, among others, are:

  • admission in a U.S. state, jurisdiction, possession, territory or dependency as an active
    licensee in good standing;
    • production of an original certificate of good standing from all U.S. jurisdiction(s) of
    admission;
    • Residence in California;
    • Meet State Bar requirements for an acceptable moral character; and
    • Compliance with all annual requirements.

The ideal candidate for this position will possess extensive knowledge and experience in federal and state consumer law such as the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), the Rosenthal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (Civil Code §§ 1788 to 1788.33), the California Consumer

Privacy Act, etc. The candidate must possess exceptional analytical, organizational, and writing skills, and strong oral and written communication abilities. A firm commitment to public interest advocacy and a proactive approach to collaborative work are essential qualities. Additionally, the ideal candidate will exhibit leadership capabilities, providing guidance and direction to
colleagues as needed. Bilingual proficiency in Spanish is strongly preferred. This position offers the opportunity for remote work within California.

To Apply
Email a cover letter, writing sample, resume, and three professional references to: HR@gbla.org
or mail to Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance, Inc., 615 California Ave., Bakersfield, CA
93304.

Compensation
The salary range for this full-time exempt role is $90,000 - $104,000 annually, with a final offer
dependent on experience, job-related skills, and qualifications.

Benefits
Coverage is effective on the first day of the month following thirty (30) days of employment
unless otherwise noted.

  • Medical Insurance
    • Employer-paid premium for all full-time employees
    • HMO plan with Kaiser Permanente
    • Optional spouse/domestic partner/dependent coverage (employee paid)
    • Coverage becomes effective on the 1st day of the month after 30 days of employment
    • Section 125 Plan allows pre-tax payment for optional coverage
    • Dental Insurance
    • Employer-paid premium for all full-time employees, spouse, and dependents
    • Delta Dental 1500 Plan
    • Coverage becomes effective on the 1st day of the month after 30 days of employment
    • Vision Insurance
  • Employer-paid premium for all full-time employees, spouse, and dependents
    • VSP Plan
    • Coverage becomes effective on the 1st day of the month after 30 days of employment
    • Life Insurance
    • Employer-paid premium for all full-time employees
    • Employee coverage (3x annual salary, max $500k)
    • Spouse coverage ($10,000)
    • Dependent coverage ($5,000)
    • Coverage becomes effective on the 1st day of the month after 30 days of employment
    • GBLA maintains a Long & Short-Term Disability plan for all full-time employees
    • Retirement 403(b) plan: no waiting period, employee-only contributions
    • GBLA observes all judicial holidays observed by the Superior Court of California,
    County of Kern
    • Vacation (accrual begins on the first day of employment)
    • 0 to < 2 years: 2 weeks / 12 days / 7.5 hours monthly
    • 2 to < 4 years: 3 weeks / 18 days / 11.25 hours monthly
    • 4 to < 8 years: 4 weeks / 24 days / 15 hours monthly
    • 8+ years: 5 weeks / 30 days / 18.75 hours monthly
    • Wellness benefits: GBLA pays a portion of a discounted group membership to a local
    gym and employees have access to Kaiser’s mental health app “Headspace”
    • Professional Development:
    • GBLA pays all annual fees required by the State Bar of California for GBLA attorneys
    • GBLA pays for travel, admission, and lodging related to NITA training
    • GBLA pays all Kern County Bar Association membership costs
    • GBLA is a qualified employer for PSLF according to the U.S. Department of Education’s
    website.

Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Posted: 5/2/24

APPLY: Email a cover letter, writing sample, resume, and three professional references to: HR@gbla.org
Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance website

Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance, Inc. (GBLA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is “to promote social change and justice by providing high-quality legal services to the
low-income community.” GBLA’s service area is Kern County, California.

GBLA is committed to delivering exceptional legal services across a range of practice areas. With a reputation for excellence and innovation, our firm provides comprehensive solutions
tailored to client needs. As we continue to grow, we seek a talented attorney to join our team and work collaboratively in the Domestic Violence Reduction Project under the direct supervision of the Director of Litigation, Division A. The attorney provides legal assistance to protect children, prenatal to five, from further exposure to domestic violence, child abuse and/or neglect. This
project assists clients by preparing and filing legal protective orders (commonly known as a restraining order), obtaining child custody and visitation orders (where applicable), representing
clients in court, and making referrals to other services when necessary. Therefore, the attorney provides trauma-informed legal services ranging from advice and counsel to extended services in the Superior Court of California, County of Kern. This position offers a hybrid work location.

The candidate must be an active member of the State Bar of California or eligible for the State Bar of California’s Multijurisdictional Practice Program (MJP). The MJP Program’s
requirements, among others, are:

  • admission in a U.S. state, jurisdiction, possession, territory or dependency as an active licensee in good standing;
    • production of an original certificate of good standing from all U.S. jurisdiction(s) of admission;
    • Residence in California;
    • Meet State Bar requirements for an acceptable moral character; and
    • Compliance with all annual requirements.

The ideal candidate for this position possesses extensive knowledge and experience with domestic violence protection law such as California’s Domestic Violence Protection Act (Family
Code § 6300 et seq.). The candidate must possess exceptional analytical, organizational, and writing skills, and strong oral and written communication abilities. A firm commitment to public interest advocacy and a proactive approach to collaborative work are essential qualities.
Additionally, the ideal candidate will exhibit leadership capabilities by providing guidance and direction to colleagues as needed. Bilingual proficiency in Spanish is strongly preferred. This
position offers the opportunity for remote work within California.

To Apply
Email a cover letter, writing sample, resume, and three professional references to: HR@gbla.org
or mail to Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance, Inc., 615 California Ave., Bakersfield, CA
93304.

Compensation
The salary range for this full-time exempt role is $90,000 - $104,000 annually, with a final offer
dependent on experience, job-related skills, and qualifications.

Benefits
Coverage is effective on the first day of the month following thirty (30) days of employment
unless otherwise noted.

  • Medical Insurance
    • Employer-paid premium for all full-time employees
    • HMO plan with Kaiser Permanente
    • Optional spouse/domestic partner/dependent coverage (employee paid)
    • Coverage becomes effective on the 1st day of the month after 30 days of employment
    • Section 125 Plan allows pre-tax payment for optional coverage
    • Dental Insurance
    • Employer-paid premium for all full-time employees, spouse, and dependents
    • Delta Dental 1500 Plan
    • Coverage becomes effective on the 1st day of the month after 30 days of employment
    • Vision Insurance
    • Employer-paid premium for all full-time employees, spouse, and dependents
    • VSP Plan
  • Coverage becomes effective on the 1st day of the month after 30 days of employment
    • Life Insurance
    • Employer-paid premium for all full-time employees
    • Employee coverage (3x annual salary, max $500k)
    • Spouse coverage ($10,000)
    • Dependent coverage ($5,000)
    • Coverage becomes effective on the 1st day of the month after 30 days of employment
    • GBLA maintains a Long & Short-Term Disability plan for all full-time employees
    • Retirement 403(b) plan: no waiting period, employee-only contributions
    • GBLA observes all judicial holidays observed by the Superior Court of California,
    County of Kern
    • Vacation (accrual begins on the first day of employment)
    • 0 to < 2 years: 2 weeks / 12 days / 7.5 hours monthly
    • 2 to < 4 years: 3 weeks / 18 days / 11.25 hours monthly
    • 4 to < 8 years: 4 weeks / 24 days / 15 hours monthly
    • 8+ years: 5 weeks / 30 days / 18.75 hours monthly
    • Wellness benefits: GBLA pays a portion of a discounted group membership to a local
    gym and employees have access to Kaiser’s mental health app “Headspace”
    • Professional Development:
    • GBLA pays all annual fees required by the State Bar of California for GBLA attorneys
    • GBLA pays for travel, admission, and lodging related to NITA training
    • GBLA pays all Kern County Bar Association membership costs
    • GBLA is a qualified employer for PSLF according to the U.S. Department of Education’s
    website.

Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Posted: 5/1/24

APPLY: on their website here

General Recruitment Information:

This recruitment will establish a list of candidates to be used in filling the vacancy as well as an eligibility list that may be used for future vacancies or temporary help for up to one (1) year.

Job Opportunity:

Only online applications are accepted. It is the responsibility of each applicant to review the full job description and requirements. Resumes are encouraged, but will not be accepted in lieu of required application materials. Applications which are incomplete as of the final date to apply will be eliminated from consideration. Candidates who meet all the minimum qualifications may be invited to an oral interview. 

Description

Bi-weekly Salary:

Deputy County Counsel I: $2,795.38 - $3,070.44

Deputy County Counsel II: $3,218.36 - $3,536.78

Deputy County Counsel III: $3,536.78 - $3,887.82

 

The Del Norte County, County Counsel Department, is seeking a qualified candidate to fill one (1) vacancy for the position of Deputy County Counsel I/II/III. This position is classified as Full-Time. 


These position are a series in a classification of Deputy County Counsel performing professional legal work relative to providing legal advice and guidance that requires legal knowledge, skills and abilities.  This is a confidential position.

Under general to indirect supervision by the County Counsel performs legal research to provide opinions and advice on a variety of routine to complex matters to the Board of Supervisors county departments, committees and commissions; and to provide representation of the Department of Health and Social Services in juvenile dependency proceedings.   Employees in these classifications receive direct to limited supervision within a framework of policies and procedures.  Errors in work or judgment could result in unnecessary expenditures, poor contracts, deprivation of civil rights and/or poor community relations.

Deputy County Counsel I is the first working level in this professional class and is assigned legal work and tasks that may be routine to complex with a high level of responsibility for outcome.  With additional experience and abilities incumbents may be eligible for advancement in this series.

Deputy County Counsel II is the second level and is assigned complex and technical work and tasks under minimal supervision.  Incumbents advanced to this level in this series have demonstrated the ability and skills to adequately fulfill the responsibilities and requirements through experience and continuing education. This work consists of complex and varied professional duties at an entry through journey level of classification. 

Deputy County Counsel III is the third level and is assigned a wide variety of professional legal work of greater complexity and level of difficulty than that assigned to the County Counsel II. Employees in this classification perform professional work and exercise discretion and independent judgment in representing their assigned clients and may be assigned complex cases as special projects. Incumbents are expected to handle litigation from trial through appellate hearings.

 

Detailed Work Activities

Essential job duties may include any of the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics.  The list that follows is not intended as a comprehensive list; it is intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities.   Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed, and may be required to perform additional, position-specific tasks.

  • Serves as legal representative for the County, providing representation for areas of responsibility at administrative hearings before various public agencies and appeal boards as assigned.
  • Reviews contracts, responds to subpoenas providing general legal counsel, researches and writes legal opinions the Board of Supervisors and county departments, committees and commissions as requested.
  • Attends regular and special meetings of the Board of Supervisors, committees and commissions to provide guidance and legal advice on matters that arise during the course of business meetings.
  • Conducts litigation, including preparation of legal pleadings and memoranda of law, negotiation and settlement of legal proceedings, conduct of trials, legal arguments on motions and writs and prosecution and/or defense of appeals in all California and federal trial and appellate courts as needed.
  • Advises and represents the Department of Health and Social Services in Juvenile Dependency proceedings at trial court and appellate court levels.
  • Prepares draft and final resolutions and ordinances for the board of Supervisors and various boards and commissions.
  • Prepares and monitors annual budget expenditures and revenues, authorizing expenditures.
  • Reviews proposed and changed legislation and court decisions related to county and/or public sector law and activities.
  • May evaluate legal claims filed against the county.
  • Prepares a variety of periodic and special reports.
  • Assists in the administration of the County Counsel’s office that includes supervision of office support staff.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Level III Duties:

  • Renders legal advice and confers with County and district offices, departments, special districts, commissions, and County boards regarding a variety of civil matters and legal questions affecting County government.
  • Prepares memoranda and opinions to advise the Board of Supervisors, department heads and/or other local governmental individuals.
  • Confers with department heads, their designees, the County Board of Supervisors, department heads and/or other local governmental individuals.
  • Prepares, reviews and determines feasibility of legal contracts, briefs, memoranda, opinions, resolutions, leases, conveyances, bylaws and other legal documents.
  • Assists in drafting ordinances, resolutions, contracts and other legal documents as directed.
  • Prepares pleadings and other papers in connection with lawsuits, trials, hearings, discovery, appeals and other legal proceedings in which the County is involved.
  • Appears in Court and before administrative bodies, examines and cross-examines witnesses; prepares oral arguments.
  • Appears as legal counsel for Boards and Commissions at Board and Commission hearings.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

 

Minimum Qualifications

Required:
Current membership of the California State Bar Association with an active license to practice law.

In addition to the above;
To obtain a II level, two (2) years experience in the practice of law in a county counsel or equivalent department.

To obtain a III level, must possess a Juris Doctor Degree and have three (3) years progressively responsible experience in the practice of civil or governmental law.
 
Special Requirements: Must possess and maintain a valid Driver’s license.
All County of Del Norte employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through State law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the County of Del Norte requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect.  Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Work related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Requires:

Knowledge of:

  • Legal principles and their applications.
  • Principles, methods and practices of legal research and investigation.
  • Scope and character of California statutory law and provisions of the California Constitution.
  • Principles of administrative and constitutional law.
  • Rules of evidence and conduct of proceedings in trial courts in California.

Ability to:

  • Analyze difficult and complex legal problems and perform research.
  • Apply legal principles and precedents to particular sets of facts.
  • Present statements of fact, laws and argument clearly and logically in written or oral form.
  • Analyze proposed legislation measures.
  • Follow oral and written direction.
  • Prepare, present and handle legal matters.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Level II Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of:

  • Legal principles and their application.
  • Principles, methods, and practices of legal research and investigation, including computerized research techniques.
  • Scope and character of California statutory law and provisions of the California Constitution.
  • Principles of administrative and constitutional law.
  • Rules of evidence and conduct of proceedings in trial courts in California.

Skills and Ability to:

  • Analyze difficult and complex legal problems and perform research.
  • Apply legal principles and precedents to particular sets of facts.
  • Present statements of fact, laws, and argument clearly and logically in written or oral form.
  • Analyze proposed legislation measures.
  • Follow oral and written direction.
  • Prepare, present, and handle legal matters.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Selection Process:

The County of Del Norte does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, sexual preference, or disability in any of its programs, activities, or hiring practices.  All applications will be reviewed and those individuals with backgrounds most closely meeting the needs of the county will be selected for further review.  In the event of a large number of qualifying applicants, a written examination may be given to determine which applicants will be invited to attend an oral interview.  An eligibility list will be established upon completion of the oral interviews.  Expenses (i.e. travel, food, lodging) incurred in connection with the interview shall be the burden of the applicant.  In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if special accommodations are necessary at any stage of the selection process, please contact the Human Resources Office prior to the interview/examination so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Condition of Employment:

In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act, Del Norte County is required to verify, within three days of employment of any person, that he/she is: 1) a citizen or national of the United States; 2) an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence or authorized by the Immigration and Naturalization Service to work in the United States.

Disaster Service Workers: All County of Del Norte employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through State law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the County of Del Norte requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect.  Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Work related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

Equal Opportunity Statement:

Del Norte County is an equal opportunity employer hiring employment eligible applicants. Disabled applicants who require special testing arrangements should contact the Human Resources Department prior to the filing deadline. In accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act, applicants must provide acceptable proof of identity or authorization to work in the United States. A thorough background investigation will be conducted prior to employment.  The investigation may include reference checks, fingerprinting, credit check, driver history and inquiry to local, state and federal files to obtain criminal history information.  All applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the selection process. Selection processes may include, but are not limited to, one or more of the following:  application review, competitive screening, written examination, performance examination, and/or oral examination. This bulletin is solely for the purpose of announcing a job opening.  It does not constitute a contract, expressed or implied, and any provisions contained herein may be modified or revised without notice.

Posted: 5/1/24

APPLY: on their website here

Description

If you require an accommodation due to a disability to complete this application OR you are experiencing issues submitting your application and accompanying materials, please e-mail: talent@disabilityrightsca.org . Please note resume and cover letter are required. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

 

Make a difference! We fight for the rights of people that have disabilities.... JOIN US!

 

We encourage those who are D/deaf or Disabled to apply.

LOCATION:

Sacramento - Hybrid

EMPLOYMENT STATUS:

Non-exempt; Regular; Full time (37.5 hrs).

SALARY RANGE:

$25.64/hr. - $36.59/hr.

We base salary and position offers on experience and an internal equity analysis.

 

EXCELLENT BENEFITS

Including 8% 401k Match, a language differential up to $250/mo. Health (HMO and PPO options), dental, vision, basic life insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance and flexible spending accounts (medical, dependent care and commuter).  Additionally, we offer ample vacation, sick/self care leave and eighteen paid holidays (including the last week in December) and more…..  We are a Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) - eligible employer. 

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

Open until filled. Applications should be received by May 17th, 2024 to be considered for the first round of interviews. Resume and cover letter are required. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

 

WHO WE ARE

Disability Rights California (DRC) defends, advances, and strengthens the rights and opportunities of people with disabilities.

 

DRC works for a world where all disabled people have power and are treated with dignity and respect. In this world, people with disabilities are supported, valued, included in their communities, afforded the same opportunities as people without disabilities, and make their own decisions.

 

DRC values all forms of human diversity. We are committed to a culture of belonging where all people are welcome. In order to be effective advocates for all people with disabilities, we must address discrimination in all its forms, including the unique challenges faced by people who experience the intersection of multiple systems of discrimination.  

 

YOUTH PRACTICE GROUP (YPG)

We are a statewide team of passionate attorneys who enforce and expand the rights of children and youth with disabilities, through litigation, direct services, and movement lawyering. Our work aims to ensure equal access to education, dismantle the school to prison pipeline, eliminate the use of restraint, seclusion and segregated placements, reform the juvenile justice system and advance community-based mental health and behavioral services. We work to ensure that services are provided in a manner that is trauma-informed and culturally congruent, and to address the intersectional needs of children and youth with disabilities and their families.

  

The YPG works collaboratively on lawsuits and advocacy projects on behalf of all youth with disabilities. Much of our current work includes advocating on behalf of students with disabilities facing exclusionary discipline, youth with mental illness, foster youth, undocumented youth, Tribal youth, students of color and equity seeking communities. We also work to improve access to education support and services, through our legislative and policy work with coalition partners. 

 

Guided by disability justice principles, we prioritize geographically equity seeking populations subject to intersectional harm caused by racism and ableism. Our direct services work prioritizes representing youth experiencing intersectional harm on account of their race or nationality and disability while our systemic litigation and advocacy docket focuses on challenging the school-to-prison pipeline. 

 

PURPOSE OF THE JOB

Legal Support 2 serves as the primary support to a senior attorney to enhance the effectiveness of the staff by providing administrative, legal secretarial, technical, and reasonable accommodations support. 

 

This position provides high-level legal support to an attorney and cases. A Legal Support 2 assists attorneys in preparing for Due process hearings with the Office of Administrative Hearings Special Education Division and manages projects as assigned by attorneys; assist with production or creation of various legal forms and pleadings, correspondence, and other case related documents. 

 

This position requires flexibility, as it requires working in the office in order to complete tasks. 

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

Legal Support 2 essential functions include:

Attorney support: – 30%

  • Schedule/calendar court appearances, mediations, client meetings, conference calls, and maintain calendar and due dates for attorney as required.
  • Manage various administrative processes. 
  • Open and close cases. 
  • Communicate with clients, professionals, and others, and direct telephone calls.
  • Case file maintenance, both paper and e-files.
  • Assemble, serve, and file legal documents with administrative agencies. 
  • Maintain a tickler system for court and administrative calendaring. 
  • Provide secretarial support as it relates to the preparation of administrative and court filings, forms including, proofs of service, cover sheets, and following all local rule requirements.
  • Create and complete documents, correspondence, and forms.

Administrative/technical support – 70%

  • Convert a variety of documents for screen reader accessibility.
  • Coordinate logistics and provide off-site assistance at outreach events. 
  • Provide reasonable accommodation assistance to staff with disabilities.
  • Coordinate, assemble, and serve multi-document filings in Administrative Agencies. Familiarity with E-filing is a must.
  • Ensures that all correspondence or other legal documentation is formatted, proofread, accessible, and dispatched in a timely manner.
  • Assists with printing, scanning, organizing exhibit binders and preparing for service. 
  • Generate and prepare attorney’s fees and expense reports.
  • Establishes and maintains filing and records, electronic formats.
  • Create and maintain legal templates and forms including preparing subpoenas.
  • Prepare and Assemble materials for outreach and training presentations including accessibility, formatting, and proofing.
  • Copy, fax, and process mail, including Docu-Sign. 
  • Establish and maintain filing systems.

Other Duties 

  • Participate in outreach activities to minority and underserved communities.
  • Stay up to date with current accessibility standards.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Communicate with other Practice Groups, Departments, and Units.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

(Applicants MUST meet EACH of the minimum qualifications to be considered for an interview.)

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED).
  • Five (5) years of law office experience.
  • One (1) year legal secretarial experience; or two years of other administrative experience including word processing.
  • Two (2) years of experience successfully leading, developing, mentoring and training other legal support staff.
  • Proficient using Microsoft Office 365 (Teams, Word, Excel, SharePoint), and knowledge using case management and calendaring software and applications.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

  • Ability to efficiently and timely convert PDF and other print documents into accessible format for use by screen reader software.
  • Knowledge of assistive technology software (screen readers).
  • Knowledge and familiarity in both existing and emerging software applications.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, communication skills, and the ability to collaborate well in a team. 
  • Strong ability to maintain high standards, use good judgment and seek out ways to contribute and anticipate needs.
  • Strong attention to detail, organizational skills, and ability to manage time effectively. 
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

(Applicants DO NOT have to meet any of the Desirable Qualifications to be considered for an interview.)

  • Paralegal Certificate 
  • Proficient in using Best Authority, Everlaw, and Law Tool Box software.
  • Experience using Westlaw or other tools in researching local court rules. 
  • Experience working in a virtual environment.

BILINGUAL ABILITY

No additional language is required.

 

LICENSES / CERTIFICATES

This job has no licenses or certificates requirements.

 

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

Ability to travel infrequently for activities such as practice group and support staff meetings, training, or outreach activities up to 10% of the time.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS

The following describes general working conditions and requirements of the job, which can be performed with or without disability related reasonable accommodations. Duties will be performed in an office environment and remotely/virtually. Duties require regular communications over online platforms.

Posted: 4/30/24

APPLY: on their website here

 

Examples of Duties

Desirable: Litigation or dependency experience

Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
 

  • Serves as legal counsel and attends meetings of boards and commissions.
     
  • May act as legal advisor to County offices and departments.
     
  • Prepares formal legislative measures, ordinances, resolutions, deeds, contracts, leases, and other legal instruments.
     
  • Prosecutes and defends civil actions on behalf of the County and special districts in federal and state court, appellate courts, and various administrative bodies.

  • Confers with and advises officers of County departments and representatives of special districts on questions pertaining to their respective powers, duties, functions, and obligations.
     
  • May provide lead direction and act as a legal resource to other professional staff.
     
  • Assists the County Counsel, Assistant County Counsel, and Chief Deputy County Counsels as needed.

 

Minimum Qualifications

 

Experience:

Level I

None

Level II

One (1) year of experience in the practice of civil or criminal law.

Level III

Two (2) years of increasingly responsible experience in the practice of civil law.

Level IV

One (1) year of experience as a Deputy County Counsel III with Merced County. OR Four (4) years of experience in the practice of civil law.

License:

Active membership in the State Bar of California at time of appointment.

 

Essential Functions

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
 

  • Communicate effectively with others in person and over the telephone.
     
  • Analyze data, interpret policies, procedures and regulations; develop appropriate conclusions.
     
  • Meet deadlines under stressful conditions; complete multiple projects with conflicting deadlines.
     
  • Resolve conflicts and respond appropriately to complaints.
     
  • Maintain confidential information according to legal standards and/or County regulations.
     
  • Establish, implement and achieve goals and objectives.
     
  • Frequent use of depth perception, peripheral vision and color perception.
     
  • Frequently lift, carry, reach, push, pull, twist and manipulate large and small objects.
     
  • Frequent use of hand-eye coordination; normal dexterity, frequent holding and grasping.
     
  • Frequent use of data entry device including repetitive hand and arm motion.
     
  • Occasionally lift and carry up to 40 pounds.

  • Regular attendance is an essential function.


Knowledge of: 

  • The Government Code and other California statutes, and their application to governmental subdivisions.
     
  • The principle of civil, constitutional, and administrative laws.
     
  • Legal research methods.
     
  • Principle of staff training and project coordination.


Ability to: 

  • Perform difficult legal research.
     
  • Analyze and apply legal principles and precedents to specific local government problems.
     
  • Develop legal issues and present clear and logical arguments and statements of fact and law.
     
  • Draft ordinances, contracts, and legal instruments.
     
  • Train subordinate staff.

 

Posted on: 4/29/24

APPLY: on their website here

Deputy District Attorney I-IV

The District Attorney’s Office enhances public safety and seeks justice for all community members through ethical criminal prosecution, education, rehabilitation, and crime prevention efforts. All members of the District Attorney’s Office work together in a supportive, fast-paced, professional team environment. Together we fairly and justly hold offenders accountable, assist crime victims, and uphold the law.


What You'll Do:

  • Advocate on behalf of the People of the State of California on a variety of criminal cases at various stages of the proceedings including arraignment, OR/Bail hearings, trial and sentencing.
  • Protect the rights of victims and the accused.
  • Engage in collaborative efforts with law enforcement agencies, NGO’s, crime victim advocates, attorneys, and court staff to achieve a fair and just outcome for all.
  • Handle every stage of trial from jury selection to closing argument, with the assistance and guidance of supportive fellow prosecutors and investigators.  
  • Evaluate crime investigation reports and evidence, interview witnesses and victims, make crime charging decisions, negotiate and reach fair dispositions based upon law and fact.  
  • Research, prepare and submit legal pleadings on a variety of issues, including the latest changes in the law.


Where You'll Do It:
Humboldt County District Attorney's Office
825 5th Street, 4th Floor Eureka, CA 95501

*Deadline Extended* Deputy District Attorney I-IV description image

More About Humboldt County:
Humboldt County is located on the Northern California Coast - 280 miles north of the San Francisco Bay Area. We enjoy a slower pace of life, friendly community, temperate climate, and exquisite natural beauty. 

*Deadline Extended* Deputy District Attorney I-IV description imageDEFINITION

 
Under general supervision, performs legal work of a routine to complex nature in representing the County in prosecuting criminal and civil offenders; performs related work as assigned.
 
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS
 
This is a multi-level class in which incumbents may be assigned to any of four levels, depending upon experience, proficiency gained, and the complexity and sensitivity of assigned cases. The work may be related to prosecuting cases in any of a number of legal specialty areas. Involvement in formal litigation, discretionary powers, and direction of the work of other professional staff increase as incumbents progress through the various levels. Deputy District Attorney IV is considered to be the highest level non-supervisory class, fully capable of working independently in any number of complex areas and providing direction and training to less experienced staff. While expertise may be gained in a specialized area, incumbents may direct or assist with the prosecution of cases from pretrial through appeal stages. These classes are distinguished from Assistant District Attorney in that the latter is a full supervisory class with responsibility for major areas of County prosecution activities and may act as the District Attorney on a relief basis.

 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

 

  •  Evaluates incoming complaints involving juvenile and adult offenders, family support issues, etc; recommends cases to prosecution, negotiate or dismiss.
  •  Interviews witnesses and victims of civil and criminal activities; reviews and analyzes evidence, police and other agency reports and other materials related to pending cases.
  • Provides direction to law enforcement and investigative personnel related to investigation of criminal offenses; provides advice as to applicable laws, court decisions and legal authorities.
  • Negotiates with defense counsel at pretrial hearings regarding case disposition or modification.
  •  Reviews, analyzes and researches allegations; makes determination as to appropriate charges following receipt of agency reports; files criminal charges; keeps victims and witnesses informed of the status of legal proceedings.
  •  Assists and advises District Attorney investigators and law enforcement agencies regarding investigations in process.
  •  Researches law and precedents to obtain information needed to prosecute and/or mediate pending cases; maintains current knowledge of changing case law.
  •  Manages court calendars to ensure that cases are resolved quickly; prepares for weekly settlement conferences; conducts in-chambers discussions with court and defense attorneys to facilitate case settlement.
  •  Performs trial work including jury selection, examination and cross-examination and argument of the prosecution case.
  •  Maintains accurate records and files and compiles reports of work performed.
  • Monitors legal developments, including proposed legislation and court decisions; evaluates their impact on the prosecution of civil and criminal cases and recommends appropriate action.
  •  Directs the work of professional and support staff as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

NOTE: The level and scope of the knowledge and skills listed below are related to experience, proficiency and complexity of assigned cases as specified under Distinguishing Characteristics.

 

Knowledge of:

  • Civil and criminal law and procedures.
  • Pleading and practices and effective techniques in presentation of court cases.
  • Judicial procedures and rules of evidence.
  • Principles, methods and techniques of legal research and investigation.
  • Responsibilities and obligations of public officials and administrative agencies.
  • State and federal laws and constitutional provisions affecting the prosecution of alleged criminals.

 

Skill in:

  • Defining issues, performing legal research, analyzing problems, evaluating alternatives and making appropriate recommendations.
  • Presenting statements of fact, law and argument clearly and logically.
  • Exercising sound, independent judgment within the general policy guidelines and legal parameters.
  • Interpreting state and federal laws and constitutional provisions affecting County operations.
  • Representing the County effectively in hearings, courts of law and meetings with others.
  • Preparing clear, concise and legally sufficient resolutions, ordinances, contracts, leases, permits, reports, correspondence and other written materials.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.

 

Other Requirements:

Must possess a valid California driver's license. Must be a current member of the California State Bar Association.

 

Desirable Education and Experience:

A typical way to obtain the knowledge and skills outlined above is:

 

Deputy District Attorney I: Equivalent to graduation from a four year college or university, plus an appropriate law degree.

 

Deputy District Attorney II: In addition to the above, one year of experience as an attorney engaged in the practice of law in the State of California, preferably in the area of criminal prosecution.

 

Deputy District Attorney III: In addition to the above, two additional years of experience (for a total of three years) as an attorney engaged in the practice of law in the State of California, preferably in the area of criminal prosecution.

 

Deputy District Attorney IV: In addition to the above, two additional years of experience (for a total of five years) as an attorney engaged in the practice of law in the State of California, preferably in the area of criminal prosecution. Demonstrated increased ability to prosecute complex and high penalty cases with a minimum of supervision is required for advancement to the level of Deputy District Attorney IV.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS & ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

EMPLOYEE PERKS

For more information about County benefits, visit our benefits webpage: https://humboldtgov.org/2492/Employee-Benefits

For more details about employee perks, see our Employee Perks flyer: https://humboldtgov.org/DocumentCenter/View/115226/Employee-Perks-Flyer-


 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How long does it take to fill out the application?

  • You should allow 30 – 45 minutes to fill out your application.

 

Can I change my application after submitting it?

  • You may only submit one application per day. 
  • You may submit an edited application after waiting at least one day from your initial submission.
  • Only the most recent application submitted will be considered. All other applications will be archived.

 

How long until I hear back from you?

  • You can expect to hear back from Human Resources about 3 – 4 weeks after the closing date listed on the job posting.

 

How can I check for updates on my application?

  • You can log into your Government Jobs account and review current information regarding any application you have submitted.

 

Will I be informed if I am not selected for an interview?

  • Yes, you will be informed if you are not selected for an interview.

 

The County of Humboldt’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Research indicates that individuals in protected classes can be less likely to submit a job application. The County of Humboldt is dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace where our employees are free to bring their full selves to work each day in an environment that allows them to reach their full potential. The County Board of Supervisors has made organizational commitments to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) and the County is working to ensure that these commitments are reflected in all we do. The County recognizes that certain populations (BIPOC, Disabled Persons, Veterans, LGBTQIA+ community members, etc.) face systemic and structural challenges which may inhibit their ability to satisfy every requirement of the position. In recognition of these structural and systemic factors, the Human Resources Department understands that experience can be gained in many ways – oftentimes, outside of formal institutions – and strives to take a holistic approach to in assessing an applicant’s qualifications for a position. 

If you’re excited about this role but your past work experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we strongly encourage you to apply.

 

HOW TO APPLY

A complete, original application must be filed for each position you are interested in applying for. Applications must be submitted online through the County’s automated application system at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/humboldtcountyca no later than the final filing date listed on the job flyer. All applications are screened by both Human Resources staff and may be screened by additional subject matter experts. The most qualified candidates may then be invited for further testing.  

It is important that your application shows all the relevant experience and education you possess. Human Resources staff does not consider or review resumes or attachments.

Please read the job requirements section of the announcement.  Be sure you meet these requirements since they will be carefully evaluated during the selection process.  Your performance in any employment examinations will be compared with the performance of others who take the tests. All candidates who pass will be ranked according to their scores.  The examination results will be emailed to you as quickly as possible. 

CalPERS RETIREMENT PROGRAM

Employees fall into one of the following tiers based on the date you first start working for the County or any other employer that uses CalPERS for retirement.

  • Tier I - Prior to 7/5/2012: 2.7% @ 55
  • Tier II - Post 7/6/2012: 2% @ 55
  • Tier III - Post 1/1/2013: 2% @ 62

If this is your first job with a CalPERS employer, you’d be in Tier III.

  • 2.0 means that for every year you work for the County, you will receive 2% of your maximum annual pay rate for every year that you work for us (or other CalPERS employers) if you work the required minimum number of years (that’s called vesting) and retire after the age following the @.
  • If you work 20 years and retire at 62 years of age, you will receive 20 x 2% or 40% of your maximum annual pay rate every year in retirement payments.

SELECTION PROCEDURE

The County runs its hiring on a set of rules to ensure that it is fair.  Hiring and promotion are based on performance and having the best qualifications for the job. “Examination” doesn’t always mean taking a test, sometimes it just means how we compare your application to others who have applied, and an “oral examination” means a scored and structured interview.

POLICY OF NONDISCRIMINATION

The County of Humboldt does not discriminate based on mental or physical disability in the admission or access to, treatment or employment in, its programs or activities. The Human Resources Department is located in the Humboldt County Courthouse, which has an accessible entrance on 4th Street. Accessible parking is available adjacent to the 4th Street entrance and on the 4th Street side of the K Street lot. Special testing arrangements may be made to accommodate disabilities or religious convictions. Contact the Human Resources Department at (707) 476-2349 well in advance of the examination to request an accommodation.

The County is an equal opportunity employer. We enthusiastically accept our responsibility to make employment decisions without regard to race, religion or religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, marital status, medical condition, mental or physical disability, military service, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local laws or ordinances. 

MEDICAL EXAMINATION

A pre-employment medical examination provided by the County may be required upon offer of employment.

OTHER EXAMINATIONS

Some positions also require psychological evaluation and/or extensive background investigation.

LICENSES

Some classifications require possession of valid professional and/or technical licenses. Some classifications may require the possession of a valid California driver’s license.

PROBATIONARY PERIOD

Persons appointed to regular County positions serve a probationary period. This is normally six (6) months but could be up to one (1) year. All designated safety employees serve a one-year probationary period.

EMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY

It is the County’s intention to hire only those workers who are authorized to work in the United States, pursuant to the Immigration Act of 1990. If you are offered employment, you will be required to verify your eligibility to work in the United States.  For law enforcement positions you will be required to verify your U.S. citizenship or legalized status.

DISASTER SERVICE WORKERS

All County of Humboldt employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

THE PROVISIONS OF THIS BULLETIN DO NOT CONSTITUTE AN EXPRESS OR IMPLIED CONTRACT.  THE COUNTY OF HUMBOLDT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MAKE NECESSARY MODIFICATIONS TO THE EXAMINATION PLAN IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE HUMBOLDT COUNTY MERIT SYSTEM RULES.

 

Posted on: 4/29/24

APPLY: Please email your resume and cover letter to jonathan@sdap.org

Job Posting on their webiste here 

The Sixth District Appellate Program is looking to hire two new staff attorneys with start dates in July. SDAP contracts with the state to provide administrative services to the Sixth District Court of Appeal and to assist court-appointed counsel in felony, delinquency, dependency, and mental health appeals.

Duties of a staff attorney include directly representing clients in appeals, assisting panel attorneys, and training appellate and trial attorneys. The staff attorney also evaluates the work of panel attorneys and reviews their claims for compensation in appointed cases. Minimum qualification includes active California Bar membership and experience in criminal or appellate practice.

Please email your resume and cover letter to jonathan@sdap.org. For attorneys not currently on the SDAP panel, please also send a writing sample that includes a brief filed by the opposition. Salary will depend on experience but generally ranges from $80k to $140k, including health insurance as part of a generous benefits package.

Posted on: 4/29/24

APPLY: LANCASTER on their website here

MONTEREY PARK on their website here

Description:

**Please be sure to include a resume and cover letter for consideration. Thank you for your interest.

Children’s Law Center of California (CLC) is an employee-focused organization looking to add passionate, skilled, and client-focused attorneys to join our Monterey Park team. We are a dynamic, non-profit organization that is consistently evolving and improving to ensure the well-being and future success of our clients through a multi-disciplinary, independent, and informed approach to advocacy. CLC attorneys provides high-quality legal representation and advocacy to children and youth impacted by abuse and neglect. With over 600 employees and serving approximately 25,000 children and youth in the Los Angeles, Sacramento, and Placer County foster care systems at any given time, CLC is the largest children’s legal service organization in the nation.

Requirements

EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS

The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications and characteristics:

  • Juris Doctor degree and a member in good standing of the State Bar of California.
  • Prior experience in dependency law or trial experience helpful but not required.
  • Ability to effectively and respectfully communicate with children, teens, their families and caregivers.
  • Maintain professional and effective relationships with court personnel, coworkers, and other CLC attorneys

BENEFITS & COMPENSATION The pay range for this position is $88,510 to $137,889, based on relevant experience as determined by CLC. CLC offers an excellent benefits package including 15 PTO days and 12 sick days in the first year, an up to 6% employer-matched retirement plan, and generous Family and Medical Leave and health care plans.A detailed cover letter indicating why you are interested in and qualified for this position is required. Resumes submitted without a cover letter will not be considered. 

CLC values diversity, equity, inclusion, and respect for all individuals in the workplace. We recognize the importance of a culturally diverse workforce across all job classifications, and encourage candidates with diverse backgrounds, lived experiences, and perspectives to apply. CLC is committed to inclusive practices in recruitment, hiring, promotion, and retention. 

A valid California driver’s license, reliable automobile, and auto insurance required while working for Children’s Law Center.

Salary Description
$88,510 to $137,889