Alameda County
Bar Association

ACBA Job Board 8.21.23 
ACBA Job Board


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

Alameda County Bar Association and Legal Access Alameda – CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER: The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) advises and assists the Boards of Directors of the Alameda County Bar Association (ACBA) and Legal Access Alameda (Legal Access) in the development, implementation, and administration of their respective organizational policies and programs. The CEO is responsible to the Boards of Directors for the effective operation and overall management of the ACBA’s and Legal Access’s daily activities. Additionally, the CEO must also: supervise ACBA and Legal Access staff, adhere to sound business principles, effectively manage fiscal obligations, and fully comply with the statutory and contractual duties for the various programs administered by the ACBA and Legal Access. Learn more and apply

Government Openings

The Office of the Oakland City Attorney: multiple openings

State Bar of California – Attorney and other positions

Rocklin, CA – City Attorney: The City of Rocklin City Council is seeking an engaging, forward-thinking attorney that wants to contribute to an organization in a meaningful way and be part of the City’s management team as a long-term contributor.  Learn more

City of Tracy – Assistant City Attorney: This position requires a person with strong analytical, legal research, and customer service skills who is dedicated to providing clients with high-quality legal services. This position reports to the City Attorney, who is the department head with overall responsibility for the City Attorney’s Office. The ideal candidate for this position is a motivated attorney that is seeking to contribute their legal skills to a fast-paced legal office and is committed to providing sound, ethical, and thoughtful legal advice. The most qualified applicants will have a proven track record of exercising good judgment, creative problem-solving, and handling complex projects. Learn more

Nevada County – Attorney I – Criminal – Public Defender: The Public Defender’s Office is a dynamic and innovative team that is seeking someone to join us on our Constitutionally mandated mission! We are hiring an Attorney I to defend individuals charged with crimes. Confidentiality and integrity to our clients are critical to this job. Every day will be different and will provide an opportunity to do good for our community. Learn more

Governor’s Office of Planning and Research


Organization Name: Judicial Council of California
Job Title: Attorney II (JO#5990)
Location: San Francisco or Sacramento, CA
Closing Date: Open Until Filled. August 28th

Oakland City Attorney’s Office – Affirmative Litigation, Innovation and Enforcement Division: Oakland City Attorney seeks a well-qualified individual for a Deputy City Attorney II or II position in the Affirmative Litigation, Innovation and Enforcement Division.  The position is available in the Community Lawyering and Civil Rights Unit or the Housing Justice Initiative of the Office of the City Attorney. Litigation experience is required for this position.For more information and application instructions, please go to:

Alameda County Public Defender’s Office is now hiring for Assistant Public Defender positions. Applicants must be licensed to practice law in the state of California.  This is a full-time salaried position with a full benefits package. Please see the attached job description detailing the position and hiring requirements. Interested candidates should apply by going to this website .
Our office is committed to a diversity, equity, and inclusion. The application deadline is September 5, 2023.

San Mateo County Attorney’s Office is now accepting applications for the Michael P. Murphy Public Law Fellowship. In 2014, the County of San Mateo established a two-year Fellowship position in honor of former San Mateo County Counsel Michael P. Murphy. Mr. Murphy served in the County Counsel’s office from 1982 to 2011, the last four years as County Counsel. Vacancies in Bay Area county counsel offices typically attract hundreds of qualified applicants and new attorneys are generally not considered for these positions. This Fellowship provides an opportunity for new attorneys to receive training and experience in advising and litigating on behalf of government agencies as they begin their legal careers. Learn more

The University of California Office of the President is conducting a Request For Proposals (“RFP”) to select a limited number of preferred law firms to provide defense of health system and healthcare employees in response to claims arising out of patient care for the University’s Professional Medical and Hospital Liability Program. The purpose is to secure high–quality, cost–effective legal services from qualified law firms and attorneys who would be available for retention and assignment for individual claims and legal actions, licensing board investigations, and other matters arising out of the UC Medical Centers in Northern California. Please see the attached RFP document for full details. Interested law firms may apply by using the application available at deadline for submission of the completed application is November 1, 2023.

EPA – Attorney: Office of the Regional Administrator, Region 9, Office of Regional Counsel, Hazardous Waste Branch. Learn More


Family Law/Trusts & Estates

Candelaria PC – Associate Attorney – Trusts and Estates Litigation: You are a hard-working, efficient, proactive and knowledgeable person who has practiced trusts and estates law for 2-5 years, although we are open to hearing from you about your experience if it is nontraditional. Learn more


Bonjour, Thorman, Burns & Dahm – Criminal Defense Attorney: Bonjour, Thorman, Burns & Dahm, a boutique plaintiff personal injury and criminal defense law firm, seeks a criminal defense associate for their misdemeanor practice. Our three female partners have a combined 40+ years of criminal law experience as trial lawyers and are open to working with a junior attorney with 1-3 years of experience or mentoring a new attorney who is eager to learn. In order to successfully collaborate, we are asking that applicants be prepared to work full time, onsite in our Pleasanton office as this is where our attorneys and support staff currently work onsite.

The Nieves Law Firm is currently and actively hiring for all legal and sales roles. We are looking for an someone who is eager to handle or assist with criminal defense, post-conviction relief, restraining order, and contempt cases throughout the Bay Area. If you are interested or know of a candidate that we should consider, please contact us at or visit


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

Centro Legal is hiring. The link to our careers page is:

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the SF Bay Area is hiring for two attorney positions: Senior Staff Attorney, Racial Justice and Senior Staff Attorney, Immigrant Justice – Litigation.

Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law is seeking a well-rounded Executive Director to lead the organization in continuing to deliver free family legal services to underrepresented communities in Los Angeles. This individual will support the sustainability and growth of this highly respected and vitally important organization as it meets the ever-increasing demand for its services. This position requires exceptional management skills to ensure the Center’s financial stability, purposeful infrastructure growth, program effectiveness, and overall success. The anticipated annual salary range is $150,000-$165,000. The position description is linked for your reference and also available on our website.


Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck LLP – US-CA-San Francisco


Non-Attorney Positions

The National Center for Youth Law – Law and Policy Research Manager, Education: NCLYL seeks an individual with a background in both education law and data analysis. The role requires 5 years of experience in education equity policy research, including quantitative analysis of large data sets. This person will need to be skilled at and interested in quantitative data analyses using large data sets, including the Civil Rights Data Collection and numerous state databases.

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