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ACBA Job Board 5.30.22 
ACBA Job Board


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

Government Openings

The Office of the Oakland City Attorney: multiple openings

San Francisco City Attorney’s Office: multiple openings

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

State Bar of California – Attorney and other positions

SEC’s San Francisco Regional Office, Division of Enforcement, is hiring!  You can find more information about the staff attorney position and apply at USAJobs:  

The City of Emeryville/Management of Emeryville Services Authority (MESA) is looking for a qualified and motivated Assistant City Attorney.  This full-time position has a 35 hour per week work schedule and provides a competitive compensation and benefits package.  Please click here to get additional information and to apply for this fantastic position. 

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit The Office of Staff Attorneys (OSA) is looking for dedicated, detail-oriented attorneys to support the federal Judiciary’s mission of ensuring equal justice under the law. We are excited to welcome team members who exercise excellent judgment, demonstrate a high level of personal integrity, are open to feedback, thrive on independent work, and adapt easily to new work assignments and legal developments. Learn more

Civil Litigation

McDowell Hetherington LLP, a commercial litigation firm with a nationwide practice, is seeking candidates for an associate attorney position in its Oakland, California office. Candidates must possess the following qualifications: 

  • a current license to practice law in California;
  • 2 to 8 years of experience
  • excellent academic credentials;
  • strong legal research, writing, and advocacy skills;
  • the ability to multitask, think proactively and run commercial litigation matters (without micromanaging supervision);
  • a desire to have contact with clients and build his or her own practice; and
  • fearlessness and a sense of humor. 

The strongest candidates will have had a judicial clerkship, law review, moot trial or moot court experience and a law license in addition to California. Compensation is competitive but dependent upon each candidate’s experience and background. 

MH has offices in Houston, Dallas/Fort Worth, Northern California, and South Florida; and lawyers licensed to practice in seventeen states. Since the firm’s founding in 2009, MH lawyers have appeared as lead counsel in forty-nine of the fifty states and have handled appellate matters in almost every federal judicial circuit. We dress casually (when not in court or with clients) but take our work very seriously. MH provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, MH complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. MH also participates in E Verify. Link or email address to apply: Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, (and optional references) to and or Attorney Openings – McDowell Hetherington LLP (

The Oakland A’s are on the search for a Legal Counsel! As Legal Counsel for the Oakland Athletics, the successful candidate will be part of a small in-house legal team that is tackling some of the most exciting issues in baseball. They will work on large and small matters that require impeccable judgment, smarts, a can-do attitude, and the ability and desire to collaborate cross-functionally. Come join our team!

Edelson seeks litigation associates in our San Francisco office interested in working on complex, high-stakes plaintiffs’ class, mass, and government enforcement actions.  The cases we have worked on have resulted in settlements and verdicts totaling over $20 billion, and we hold the largest jury verdict in a privacy case ($925m), the largest consumer privacy settlement ($650m), and the largest TCPA settlement ($76m).  Responsibilities include briefing complex issues of first impression, advanced legal research, and general litigation matters, including court appearances, case management, the negotiation/drafting of settlements, and discovery.  Qualifications include an excellent academic record from a top law school, 1-6 years of litigation experience, court experience, intellectual creativity and ability to navigate issues of first impression, and superior research and writing skills.  Clerkship experience is preferred.  For more information, please visit  

Sher Edling – Associate Attorney: The team at Sher Edling is at the forefront of litigation to hold polluters accountable for damages inflicted on communities. Learn more


Legal Aid

BayLegal’s employment opportunities, please visit our career page and application portal located at: :

Disability Rights CaliforniaMultiple openings at various locations:

Open Opportunities at Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County

EBCLO – Dependency Attorney: We are looking for a full-time attorney to join our dynamic team working in a fast-paced client driven environment. The Attorney will represent children at all stages of juvenile dependency proceedings. Learn more

Inner City Law Center – Director of Litigation Slum Housing Litigation (Full-Time Position) (Los Angeles) Learn more

Open Opportunities at Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County

Human Rights Watch is looking to hire a Director for our US Program — a regional division within HRW that, along with our thematic divisions, works to advance human rights-respecting policy in the United States. More detailed information about the role, including salary range, is included in the Job Description attached, pasted in below, and online here

Start Small Think Big – Bay Area Staff Attorney: The Staff Attorney, reporting directly to the Director of Legal Programs, will be responsible for managing a caseload of clients, collaborating with the Director to create and refine the processes and tools needed to deliver legal services nationally, building and maintaining relationships with key Pro Bono, Corporate, and Community partners, and creating and delivering critical content to support clients transactional needs.

Equal Justice Society – President: Equal Justice Society is seeking an experienced, thoughtful, and visionary leader to oversee all facets of the organization’s work and to guide it into its next stage of impact. Learn more



NTEU – assistant counsel/ national field representative. The Oakland field office represents NTEU chapters on the West Coast. The work is varied and includes litigation, negotiation, administrative and arbitration hearing work, and providing day-to-day advice and guidance to chapters. Learn more

Bartko Zankel Bunzel and Miller: We are seeking a senior attorney to join our dynamic Labor & Employment Practice Group who has strong experience in employment litigation, wage and hour litigation and class actions, administrative charges, investigations, and advice and counseling. Learn more

California School Employees Association located near Milpitas BART seeks a Legal Referral Attorney to answer members’ queries about common legal problems outside employment law (such as landlord-tenant, consumer rights and criminal investigations). Refer them to private attorneys in the community on our panel. No timesheets; very rare to work evenings or weekends. Find out more here:


Housing/Real Estate

Open Opportunities at Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County

Job Openings at Public Advocates

Bartko Zankel Bunzel and Miller seeks experienced Real Estate Litigation Attorney: An exceptional litigator who has five to fifteen years’ experience in litigating complex commercial disputes through trial.  This litigator will join our real estate litigation practice group, which represents national retail tenants against shopping center owners and other landlords.  Currently much of this litigation is related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more

Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto is looking for a Directing Attorney to oversee our housing program. Learn more

Legal Assistance to the Elderly is hiring a managing attorney to lead our housing team. Learn more

Non Attorney Positions

The Critical Race Studies Program (CRS) at UCLA Law seeks a Program Coordinator to provide programmatic support to the program. For more information, including job qualifications and application instructions, please see here:

Inner City Law Center seeks a talented, dynamic, and creative Chief Program Officer to lead our efforts to end homelessness in Los Angeles. Learn more


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