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ACBA Job Board 12.27.21 
ACBA Job Board

ACBA JOB BOARD

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

The Office of the Oakland City Attorney: multiple openings

  • DEPUTY CITY ATTORNEY II or III General and Complex Litigation Division / Community Lawyering and Civil Rights Unit
  • Deputy City Attorney III / IV Real Estate, Housing, Economic Development, and Redevelopment
  • Legal Administrative Assistant
  • Neighborhood Law Corps Attorney
  • Deputy City Attorney III / IV General and Complex Litigation
  • Summer Law Clerks – 2022
  • Affirmative Litigation Fellow Program – 2021

San Francisco City Attorney’s Office: multiple openings

  • Deputy City Attorney, Complex and Affirmative Litigation Team
  • Legal Secretary, Complex and Affirmative Litigation Team
  • Paralegal, Complex and Affirmative Litigation Team
  • Deputy City Attorney, Labor Team
  • Paralegal, Labor Team
  • Legal Assistant, Labor Team
  • Legal Secretary, Labor Team
  • Legal Secretary, Litigation Team
  • Deputy City Attorney, Public Utilities Team
  • Deputy City Attorney, Real Estate/Finance Team
  • Deputy City Attorney, Retirement Team (Disability Cases)
  • Deputy City Attorney, Retirement Team (Investment)
  • Deputy City Attorney, Transportation Team

Deputy Public Defender I – Sonoma County: Start or advance your legal career and show your passion for public service by becoming a Deputy Public Defender I. English/Spanish Bilingual skills are highly desired! Starting salary up to $132,031/year, a cash allowance of $600/month, and a competitive total compensation package!* Learn more

City Attorney – San Pablo, California: With the current City Attorney announcing her retirement, the San Pablo City Council seeks an exceptional, experienced attorney with demonstrated expertise in municipal law, particularly in the areas of land use and economic development, conflict of interest law, Brown Act compliance, drafting and review of contracts, public works, employment law, and code enforcement. San Pablo City Attorney Ad 11-20-21

The Superior Court of California, County of Alameda is currently recruiting for a Legal Research Attorney. You can find the official job posting here.

Externship Opportunity, Alameda Superior Court Complex Department. Judge Brad Seligman, supervising judge of the Alameda Superior Court civil and complex departments, seeks a summer extern.  The complex departments, all located in Oakland, handle class action, environmental, employment, construction defect, mass tort and other cases at all stages of the case including discovery, class certification, law and motion and trial. The extern must have strong legal research and writing skills and an interest in complex litigation. To apply, send a resume, writing sample, transcript and references to Dept.23@alameda.courts.ca.gov.  or by mail to Judge Brad Seligman, Alameda Superior Court Department  23, Administration Building, 1221 Oak St., Oakland, CA 94612. Please submit applications no later than January 14, 2022.

State Bar of California Office of General Counsel.   

CA DMV is looking for a ATTORNEY IV to join our Legal Affairs Division. This individual will perform legal analysis and advice on the most complex litigation, policy and sensitive legal issues with broad discretion. Apply by 12/20: bit.ly/31KtkEo

UC Office of the President: We are currently accepting applications for the following positions:

UC Berkeley’s Student Legal Services will be hiring an additional attorney for the first time in 50+ years! This is a fantastic opportunity to work with a diverse population of graduate and undergraduate students in an advice-only legal counsel setting.  The role is a contract position at 80% FTE for 18 months, with the hope of creating a permanent position thereafter.  The job can be partly (eventually up to ~50%) remote. Job Posting: Counseling Attorney – Student Legal Services, UC Berkeley

Berkeley Law is hiring an Associate Director for our Academic Skills Program. I would greatly appreciate your assistance in sharing this posting with your membership. We are looking for outstanding candidates who are prepared to contribute to our goals of diversity and inclusion in higher education. UC Berkeley is committed to equity and inclusion through its leadership and promotion of a positive campus climate for all constituents. Here is the link to apply: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF03141

Solano County law firm seeks experienced full-time associate attorney for family law, estate planning, and elder abuse matters. This position includes the unique opportunity to participate in structuring the scope of matters handled by the associate. We offer a congenial and family-supportive atmosphere, competitive salary, and excellent benefits. Learn more

Open Door Legal is hiring for a Housing Attorney to grow our affirmative housing practice. This attorney will assist us in: pursuing affirmative civil cases against negligent or malicious landlords, defending subsidies through advocacy and at hearings, sealing records regarding prior Unlawful Detainer judgments, and advocating for other tenant’s rights in local and federal forums.
The full job posting is located on our website: https://open-door-legal.breezy.hr/p/1813dfabadb5

Steven Adair MacDonald & Partners, P.C., a San Francisco real estate law firm that continues to grow, is hiring an experienced, full-time litigation attorney. Learn more

First Amendment Coalition (FAC) is hiring two positions — a Senior Staff Attorney/Legal Director and a 2022-23 Legal Fellow. 

  1. Senior Staff Attorney/Legal Director
  2. 2022-23 Legal Fellow

National Center for Youth Law (NCYL) – NCYL seeks a Senior Director of Child Welfare to lead our work to improve the experiences of children and youth impacted by the child welfare system. Learn more

Cal/OSHA Attorney – Help make a positive difference in the lives of California workers.  Cal/OSHA’s Legal Unit seeks Attorneys for administrative litigation/ public-agency practice to improve safety & health in California workplaces.  The work is varied, interesting, and fast paced. Learn more about the positions here: How to become a Cal/OSHA Attorney Applications are due November 3, 2020. Salary: Attorney III: $9,976 – $12,798 a month. Great benefits, including telework. Bilingual and multilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. Have questions?  Contact Mary Ann David at mdavid@dir.ca.gov or (510) 286-7348.

Earthjustice is looking for an Associate Attorney in their Clean Energy Program.  The opportunity is geared toward early career attorneys.  More information available here:  https://jobs.jobvite.com/earthjustice/job/oC41gfwH

School & College Legal Services of California has an immediate opening in Santa Rosa, CA for a school law attorney with experience providing legal services for TK-12 and/or community college districts. SCLS is a joint powers of authority public education law firm with a competitive salary schedule, flexible billable hour requirements, a collaborative work environment, and generous paid time off (vacation, holidays, and other leaves). Our employees are eligible for retirement through PERS. Learn more

Public Interest Law Project (PILP) seeks an experienced attorney to join one of California’s premier legal services support centers. Our experienced team engages in systemic, anti-racist advocacy with local and regional legal services offices to advance racial and economic justice and equity.  Learn more and apply here: http://www.pilpca.org/2021/11/02/hiring-for-staff-attorney/

Eviction Defense Center is hiring a litigation staff attorney.   https://evictiondefense.org/edc-is-hiring-a-litigation-staff-attorney-3/

The California Office of Tax Appeals (OTA) is currently seeking administrative law judges for it its Sacramento and Los Angeles County offices: OTA is an independent and impartial appeals agency that hears appeals from actions of the California Franchise Tax Board and the Department of Tax and Fee Administration.  OTA strives to have the most talented and diverse workforce possible so we want to reach out to people who may not have previously considered working for OTA or the state.  If someone is interested in doing worthwhile work, maintaining work/life balance, and having the ability to work remotely part of the time, they should consider working at OTA.  In general, the currently posted positions require either one year of experience in the conduct of judicial or quasi- judicial hearings in the capacity of presiding officer or five years of experience in the practice of law*, which shall have included at least two years’ experience in the presentation of evidence and the examination of witnesses before a trial court or quasi-judicial administrative body (see https://www.calhr.ca.gov/state-hr-professionals/Pages/6071.aspx).  Potentially interested applicants may contact the Hiring Unit Contact Lorena.ramirez@OTA.ca.gov ((916) 926-3909) or, for general information about working at OTA, ACBA member Grant Thompson at grant.thompson@ota.ca.gov or (916) 926-2490. Both these positions are open until filled. 

Law Offices of Jason W. Estavillo is seeking an Associate Attorney with Foreclosure and/or Real Estate Litigation experience. Please email resume to suzanne@estavillolaw.com. More information about the position can be found on LinkedIn.

Immigrant Justice Staff Attorney –  Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area (LCCRSF) is looking for a collaborative, creative and bilingual immigration attorney who is deeply committed to immigrants’ rights. Visit our website for a detailed job description: https://lccrsf.org/careers/immigrantjustice-staff-attorney/
 
Temporary Economic Justice Attorney – Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area (LCCRSF) is looking for an attorney who wants to help close the racial wealth gap, through supporting small business owners of color in Bay Area communities. The pandemic has disproportionately impacted Black and Latinx small businesses that are key to our communities’ resilience, and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area (LCCRSF) is expanding our Economic Justice team to rise to this challenge. Visit our website for a detailed job description: https://lccrsf.org/careers/temporary-staff-attorney-legal-services-for-entrepreneurs-lse/
 
Executive Assistant – Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area (LCCRSF) is looking for an organized, thoughtful person with excellent administrative skills who wants to join a civil rights organization. Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area (LCCRSF) is hiring an Executive Assistant to support our Executive Director and Legal Director and provide key support for special organization-wide initiatives. Visit our website for a detailed job description https://lccrsf.org/careers/executiveassistant/

Public Advocates has an opening for a Staff Attorney to work on systemic advocacy promoting housing justice, renters’ rights, and equitable land use.  We are open to attorneys based out of either our San Francisco or Sacramento offices (we are currently working remotely until at least March of 2022).  More details about the position and how to apply are available on our website

The Law Foundation of SV (in San Jose, CA) is hiring for several Staff Attorney positions.  Our job description is attached.  While I understand everyone is hiring, the LF is a great place to work!  We are a non-LSC funded organizations, and our attorneys do a combination of direct representation in eviction cases, and policy advocacy and litigation.  We are working towards a race-conscious legal practice and are committed to an ever-evolving community lawyering practice. Learn more

Bay Area legal Aid – Managing Attorney – San Francisco: BayLegal seeks an attorney with a demonstrated commitment to public interest and social justice to become the Managing Attorney (MA) of our San Francisco Regional Office. As a member of BayLegal’s senior management team, you will report to the Director of Program and Advocacy and work in collaboration with BayLegal’s Executive Director, Directors, Managing Attorneys and Regional Counsels, and staff throughout the firm. Learn more

CRLA, Inc. is hiring a Supervising Litigation Attorney for our Tenant Justice Project:  Fighting UDs in conservative rural CA is perfect for someone up for a challenge! CRLA’s Tenant Justice Project offers the benefits of fully remote work (except for going to court, of course).  We have two litigation teams with a SoCal supervisor already hired, and a number of great staff attorneys, community workers, and support staff. The NorCal Supervising Litigation Attorney will supervise CRLA’s eviction defense and access to justice housing work in Stanislaus, San Joaquin, Sutter, Yuba, and Colusa counties.  You can find the job description here. Contact Aurora Thome (athome@crla.org) if you would like more info.

Open Opportunities at Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles Countyhttps://nlsla.org/get-involved/careers/

Centro Legal de la Raza is hiring for multiple positions within our Immigrants’ Rights program. We’re currently seeking motivated, passionate folks to fill the positions of:

  • Supervising Attorney and Legal Advocate/Paralegal for our “Securing Safety for Youth and Families” team (working primarily with nondetained unaccompanied youth and family units in removal proceedings); 
  • Supervising Attorney and Senior Staff Attorney for our “Keeping Communities Together” team (working primarily with adults and families in removal proceedings, as well as affirmative filings and naturalization with USCIS); and 
  • Supervising Attorney for our “Abolishing Immigration Detention” team (representing individuals in immigration detention throughout the Bay Area). 

Rosen Bien Galvan & Grunfeld (RBGG) is hiring attorneys. RBGG has a broad and exciting practice, including both public interest and private sector litigation.  Key practice areas include prison litigation, disability rights, employment counseling and litigation, civil rights, business and commercial litigation, white collar and government investigation, and First Amendment. Learn more

The Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law seeks a knowledgeable, organized, and personable Staff Attorney / Volunteer Program Manager who loves lawyering and working with people. In addition to handling family law cases, this individual manages the Center’s dedicated pro bono lawyers and law students providing free services to domestic violence survivors and others.

Family Violence Appellate Project is hiring a Philanthropy Officer to join their team in the new year! To learn more and apply, visit the their job posting here.

Root & Rebound – Tribal Regions Staff Attorney: Root & Rebound seeks an attorney looking to support tribal communities. Learn more

Public Law Center – We are recruiting for positions in our Affordable Housing and Homelessness Prevention Unit at the Public Law Center. We have openings for a Senior Staff Attorney and Staff Attorney. You may find the job postings here, along with other openings at PLC, including new job postings for our mobilehome practice!  https://link.edgepilot.com/s/23c49c40/tR87sHJot0iFXpiY-94qUg?u=https://www.publiclawcenter.org/about/work-with-us/

Stanford University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage 
individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.

Environmental attorney opening to join the state’s bullet train legal team – deadline extended to Dec. 14th. Sharing this environmental attorney opening to join the California High Speed Rail Authority legal team, the team that supports the development of the state’s 100% electric bullet train connecting SF to LA! Telework from SoCal possible.  The environmental work for the state’s green train is very rewarding. https://www.linkedin.com/posts/california-high-speed-rail-authority_buildhsr-highspeedrail-legal-activity-6874039806444355585-oaV

Outten & Golden seeks associates with 1-2 years of experience to work in the class action practice group beginning fall 2022 in our New York, San Francisco, and Washington DC offices. The associates will work primarily on class, collective, and representative actions challenging wage theft, misclassification of workers, and systemic discrimination in employment and other areas.  The associates may also work on individual representation and litigation.  The associates will play a very active role on cases, including working closely with clients and potential clients, investigating new cases, handling discovery, taking and defending depositions, writing and arguing motions, participating in negotiations and mediations, and representing workers in arbitrations.  https://www.outtengolden.com/careers

Tycko & Zavareei – Oakland – Associate: Opening for Associate in the Oakland office: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/2799576604/?refId=As6LP73oSNOi3xdckAZrAg%3D%3D

Legal Services for Children in San Francisco 

ZACKS, FREEDMAN & PATTERSON, P.C. – Litigation Attorney: Well-established boutique real estate law firm has an immediate opening for litigation associates with 2 to 6 years of experience. The firm’s practice includes a variety of real estate subjects, such as landlord-tenant, construction, land use, HOA/TIC and purchase and sale transactions. Excellent research and writing skills, and a strong attention to detail are required. Experience with law and motion, discovery, trial support, writs and appeals are each preferred. This is a great place to hone your civil litigation skills at a fast pace, with seasoned mentorship. We also provide regular opportunities for client interface, court appearances and trial work. We offer a competitive salary, generous bonus structure and benefit package (including a 401k profit sharing plan). We believe in life-work balance, but also appreciate and reward going the extra mile. Please submit a resume, cover letter and recent writing sample to debra@zfplaw.com. Availability in San Francisco Financial District and Downtown Oakland offices. 

Multiple openings at Disability Rights California, various locations: https://jobs.lever.co/disabilityrightsca

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