Alameda County
Bar Association

ACBA Job Board 6.1.21 
ACBA Job Board


ACBA members get first crack at our job board postings in the ACBA Bi-Weekly e-Newsletter.  

Golden Gate University School of Law – Associate Director for Bar Performance and Assessment: Under the supervision of the Faculty Director of Bar Services, the Associate Director will design and implement a comprehensive communications and monitoring system to annually track student preparation and performance on the bar exam by graduating class in all jurisdictions, and assume primary responsibility for collecting and analyzing a wide range of bar performance data for reporting to the law school faculty, university senior leadership and accrediting agencies. The Associate Director will also oversee the delivery of the law school’s 3L/4L and post-graduation bar exam preparation curriculum and programming, including but not limited to the alumni bar mentoring program, essay feedback program and simulated exams. Learn more

Haapala, Thompson & Abern, LLP, seeks an associate attorney with 3-5 years’ experience in California civil litigation.  We are a mid-sized law firm with offices overlooking Lake Merritt in downtown Oakland.  The firm was founded over 60 years ago and has a good reputation in the local legal community.  The firm is AV-rated and seeks an attorney who shares its professional and ethical values. The firm generally represents private and public clients in the defense of civil litigation, including personal injury, landlord-tenant, and public entity defense.  The firm seeks an attorney with strong writing skills and the ability to handle a caseload of 30 to 40 cases.  Ideally, candidates will have experience drafting discovery, taking depositions, and preparing and arguing motions.  Trial experience of any type would be considered favorably but is not required.  Attorneys are expected to meet monthly billing requirements.  The firm offers flexibility in vacation time as well as the ability to work from home.  Full benefits are also offered. Haapala, Thompson & Abern, LLP is an equal opportunity employer and recognizes the value of diversity in the workplace. Please send your résumé, writing sample, and salary request to

Gibbs Law Group LLP is seeking an attorney with two to three years of experience for our Oakland office.  The ideal candidate will be committed to the plaintiff’s bar and genuinely interested in practicing law in a demanding litigation environment.  A full description of the position can be found online at  To be considered for the position, candidates must send a cover letter, resume and writing sample to

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) – senior leader for CZI’s Legal and Grants Management Team: This person will report to the General Counsel (Erika Rottenberg), be a member of the legal leadership team, and be responsible for overseeing and leading this work. Key responsibilities will include, but not be limited to the following: 1) co-leading CZI’s privacy and security programs with their Head of Infrastructure 2) ensuring the CZI’s products and services are compliant with applicable laws 3) supporting vendor contracts and other issues related to products and 4) leading the intellectual property programs. Learn more

Haynes Boone LLP – senior level corporate and estate planning lawyers (Palo Alto and San Francisco).  Also seeking someone who can step in and service our individual client matters, such as estate planning. Although Haynes & Boone is an AmLaw 100 firm,  we operate quite independently in California. You can read more about us at Email Roger Royse.

Public Interest Law Project – Director: We are looking for an attorney with management experience, expertise in housing and/or public benefits or related public interest field, and an enthusiasm for our mission. The position combines direct involvement in PILP’s legal and policy advocacy with a leadership role in statewide systemic change. Learn more

The Alameda County Public Defender’s Office is recruiting for the Deputy Public Defender position.  We are seeking dedicated and experienced felony attorneys, who are able to handle litigation of all types with the exception of special circumstance homicides.  Felony trial experience is essential.  Filing deadline:  5/17/2021 Salary:  $78.33-$108.40/hour – $162,926.40-$225,472.00/year   Employment Type:  Permanent Full-Time Employment Lean more

Management Information Exchange (MIE) – Resource Development Support Services to the Civil Legal Aid Community: MIE seeks to augment the resource development support services it provides to the civil legal aid community. MIE seeks someone with significant experience in civil legal aid, fundraising, management and training to join MIE in a newly created role to manage MIE’s resource development support activities. Learn more

The CA Department of Fair Employment and housing is recruiting attorneys for multiple levels and positions within the state, including in the Bay Area. 


CHLP – Staff Attorney: CHLP’s signature HIV Policy Resource Bank is a free online database of legal memoranda, research, reports, legal guides, court and agency decisions, pleadings and briefs, policy analyses and recommendations, and other materials on topics of importance to people living with HIV and their advocates. We are looking for an individual who enjoys researching and writing about complex legal and policy issues and working in partnership with members of diverse communities to achieve meaningful legal and policy reform. The Staff Attorney will support the following areas of CHLP’s work with a particular focus on our anti-criminalization work. Learn more

Bailey Glasser LLP, a national law firm engaged in cutting-edge, impact litigation, seeks an experienced Litigation Associate to work in its new office in downtown Oakland.  The ideal candidate will have at least four years of complex civil litigation experience in individual and class action cases in federal and state courts, preferably on the plaintiffs’ side. Top-notch writing, strong legal analysis, and diversity are priorities. Learn more

LSC seeks a passionate senior level attorney to direct our pro bono program of over 100 attorneys from the private sector, including recruitment, coordination, and mentoring. These volunteer attorneys take on cases for full-scope representation in immigration, guardianship, and school expulsion defense matters, working in partnership with LSC social workers and an LSC mentor attorney/advocate.  Learn more

The California Department of Industrial Relations is looking to hire an Attorney III with at least 6 years of experience practicing law and a minimum of  5 years of experience in civil litigation or administrative law.  This attorney will focus on anti-fraud matters.  Location: Oakland, CA.  Please follow the link to apply:

Bay Area Legal Aid Youth Justice Team is hiring a Supervising Attorney with at least five years of practice. BayLegal Youth Justice Supervising Attorney job posting April 2021

FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY NEEDED IN CASTRO VALLEY, CA: All for the Family Legal Clinic, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit legal clinic dedicated to serving low income and middle income families in the Bay Area. There is an opportunity for either a 1099 contractor position or a full time employee position depending on desired candidate’s experience and availability. Attorney will handle family law cases, mostly related to divorce, custody, and restraining orders. Most cases will be in Alameda County; however we do also practice in Contra Costa, San Mateo, Santa Clara, and San Francisco counties.


  • Active California Bar Membership required
  • A minimum of 1 year of experience in Family Law (internships may be considered toward experience). Great entry-level position
  • Self-starter, as you will have the ability to work from home
  • Ability to complete tasks without much guidance and training
  • Ability to come into the office in Castro Valley at least 3 days per week for meetings with clients, to check mail, and to discuss cases as needed (once reopen office after Covid closure)
  • Detail oriented as filings and briefs require extensive attention to detail
  • Ability to do own legal research and writing as needed; Familiarity with family law forms
  • Must be able to get to court hearings as required
  • After attorney builds up a full case load, they should expect to bill between 20-30 hours per week (or 1200+ hours per year)

Send resume and writing sample to Pamela Ross at

CA Office of the Attorney General

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Center for Youth Development through Law ( is hiring two remote, part-time instructors to teach Law to high school students for a few hours per week this summer. CYDL seeks remote instructors for our summer program for youth from first-generation and marginalized backgrounds who are interested in law and social justice.  The paid positions entail teaching online for a few hours per week during regular business hours, between June 14 and August 6.  Using established curriculum materials, instructors will teach either Race & the Constitution or Mock Trials.  Prior teaching experience is not required.  People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.   To apply, please send a brief cover email and resume to Nancy Schiff at

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