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  • Monday, June 12, 2023 6:18 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    The Office of the Circuit Executive for the Ninth Circuit (OCE) is currently recruiting for the position of Director of Workplace Relations.  For more information, please see the vacancy announcement posted at the following link:

    https://ca9-employment.breezy.hr/p/2da5f44aa855

    The position will remain open until filled, but priority consideration will be given to applicants who apply by June 23, 2023.  Please feel free to share this job announcement with any qualified and interested parties, and on any relevant job boards or listings.  



    Nicholas Jackson
     
    Deputy Circuit Executive

    Office of the Circuit Executive 
    for the Ninth Circuit 
    njackson@ce9.uscourts.gov 


  • Thursday, June 01, 2023 7:28 AM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    Criminal Jury Instructions (CALCRIM)

    CALCRIM 2023-01


    Criminal Jury Instructions: Revisions and Additions

    Summary: New and revised jury instructions reflecting recent developments in the law and user suggestions.

    Deadline: Comments must be submitted by Friday, June 30, 2023 at, 5:00 PM (Pacific) 

    You are welcome to distribute this within your court and to any other interested parties.

    If you have any questions, please contact Benita Downs, at benita.downs@jud.ca.gov, or at 415-865-7957.


  • Wednesday, May 31, 2023 8:00 AM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is hosting a Virtual Information Session for Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities on Tuesday, June 6, 2023 from 10am-2pm ET. Please register for the event using the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sec-virtual-career-fair-tickets-642076466997

    We are seeking innovative and results-oriented individuals for employment opportunities in our Washington, DC and 11 regional offices. If you desire a challenging and rewarding work environment while supporting a tripart mission to protect investors, maintain orderly and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation, the SEC is the place for you!

    The SEC offers a number of enhanced pay and benefits plus the standard Federal benefits. Please be sure to visit the SEC’s compensation and benefits program pages.

    During the career fair, the SEC will provide an overview of our mission and an introduction to our Divisions and Offices. Participants will be able to speak directly with experts and hiring managers about a day in the life of an SEC employee and upcoming positions. For information about the SEC’s Reasonable Accommodations Program, please
    visit the program page. To request interpretive services; please send an e-mail to SECInterpreter@SEC.GOV.

    Thank you for your interest.

    -SEC Diversity Recruitment Team


  • Wednesday, May 31, 2023 8:00 AM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    The California Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General has an opening for a Deputy Attorney General IV.  This position is located in the Division of Public Rights, Worker Rights and Fair Labor Section and may be filled in Sacramento, San Francisco, Oakland, Los Angeles, or San Diego.  The salary range is $11,296.00 - $14,503.00 per month.  The job posting is attached and may also be found at CalCareers    Final Filing Date: 6/7/2023 

  • Thursday, May 11, 2023 6:07 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    Position Base: Oakland
    Location: UCOP - Franklin Building

    UC OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT

    At the University of California (UC), your contributions make a difference. A world leader producing Nobel and Pulitzer prize recipients with over 150 years of groundbreaking research transforming the world. Choose a career where you can leverage your knowledge, skills and aspirations to inspire and support some of the greatest minds in the world, and those who will follow in their footsteps. Working at the University of California is being part of a unique institution, and a vibrant and diverse community. At the University of California, Office of the President, we propel our mission through impactful work locally, in government centers and systemwide. We are passionate people, serving the greater good.

    The University of California, one of the largest and most acclaimed institutions of higher learning in the world, is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and public service. The University of California Office of the President is the headquarters to the 10 campuses, six academic medical centers and three national laboratories and enrolls premier students from California, the nation and the world. Learn more about the UC Office of the President

    Department Overview
    UC Legal - Office of the General Counsel (UCL - OGC) provides legal services to the Office of the President and other senior University of California administrators over a broad range of legal matters affecting the University's real property interests throughout the University's ten campuses, five medical centers, and additional University owned or managed properties. The incumbent uses their substantial real estate, housing, and development experience, including drafting and negotiating complex leases, purchase and sales agreements, and development agreements, and has experience with public-private partnerships as integrated project delivery methods.

    Position Summary
    Principal Counsel must have sufficient understanding of real property laws that govern transactions for major commercial, mixed-use and residential projects, development, acquisitions, sales, ground leases, space leases, licenses, common interest developments, and financing, as well as significant experience in drafting and negotiating related real estate documents. Experience with public-private partnerships and ground lease development structures is highly preferred. Experience with innovation communities, student and workforce housing, conservation land, incubators, laboratory, and scientific, research, and medical facilities is also highly preferred. Experience with public contracting, prevailing wage laws, condominiums and vertical subdivisions, property taxes and exemptions, anti-kickback and Stark compliance in medical facilities, lease-leaseback arrangements, donor developments, and ground leases is also highly preferred. A working knowledge of public finance transactions, particularly revenue bond financings, and some experience with other forms of debt and hedging instruments is desirable. Familiarity with renewable energy, decarbonization, energy efficiency and sustainability concepts is also desired.

    Key Responsibilities

    • 45% Provides substantial high-quality, timely and solution-oriented expertise on real estate matters and independently handles a full range of legal issues and projects, including the highest complexity and that of significant importance and impact to the University. Interprets laws and policies in complex areas of moderate to high ambiguity. Recognizes strategic needs of the organization and proactively builds relationships with appropriate stakeholders to ensure successful outcomes. Serves as a trusted strategic partner with University business units, providing practical advice and alternative solutions to legal and business issues. Establishes legal and compliance policies and procedures that meet applicable regulatory requirements, and tests the operative effectiveness of those policies and procedures. Advises and renders opinions to the General Counsel, the Deputy General Counsel, and other senior leaders concerning the legal implications of establishing or changing policy. Advises officers and senior managers of corporate governance and legal responsibilities. Works with colleagues at the Office of the President or campus/medical center locations to develop and modify practices and procedures to conform with legal and internal policy requirements.
    • 45% Provides legal counsel for complex real estate transactions and development projects. Independently advises, negotiates, and drafts agreements on various real estate transactions, including complex leases, purchase and sales agreements, development agreements, licenses, easements, and other ancillary agreements. Coordinates with individual UC campuses on student housing, incubator or other research-related projects, office and commercial leases, and campus infrastructure projects. Conducts training as needed. Plans and assists with due diligence and title investigations and manages deal processes and execution. May act as liaison with outside counsel on significant, long-term matters.
    • 5% Delegates work effectively to maximize efficiencies. Provides clear expectations and mentors legal support staff to establish a strong commitment to teamwork and meet expected productivity and accuracy levels. Ensures accurate record-keeping in compliance with data quality protocols. Complies with delegations of authority for committing University funds.
    • 5% Practices UC Legal's established Values for Principles of Community: collaborative, supportive, respectful of differences, and committed to fairness and diversity in all interactions, both within and outside the team. Supports UC Legal's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Actively participates in UC Legal's mission-driven initiatives.

    Experience

    • Minimum of 8 years of relevant experience in a law firm and/or as in-house counsel required.

    Skills and Abilities
    Required Qualifications

    • Must have proven transactional experience.
    • Significant experience with legal aspects of real estate, housing, and development transactions, including drafting and negotiating complex leases, purchase and sales agreements, and development agreements.
    • Proven team player skills with a positive attitude and advanced interpersonal communication skills, including a proven ability to actively listen, negotiate, persuade, and educate.
    • A trusted partner with senior management and a diverse spectrum of clients.
    • In-depth understanding of highly complex legal issues and ability to foresee implications in specialty areas even when ambiguous or hidden.
    • Proven ability to identify, explain and balance business and legal risks.
    • Excellent judgment, drafting, negotiating, written communication skills and ability to create and deliver effective materials and/or presentations appropriate to a particular audience.
    • Proven skills in gaining trust and build credibility with a broad group of colleagues and clients.
    • Proven ability to understand the client’s business needs and environment to facilitate creative and strategic solutions is a critical skill for this position.
    • Advanced research skills; ability to readily identify critical legislative changes in the area of specialty.
    • In-depth decision-making ability, even when unpopular, earning credibility and support from colleagues.
    • Proven ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion and tact when handling sensitive or potentially sensitive issues.
    • Advanced skills in project management and facilitating policy review and changes.
    • Demonstrated interest in learning new legal disciplines, and the legal and business talent to deploy new knowledge areas accurately and efficiently.
    • Keeps informed on changing legislation and case law developments affecting overall operations of the University as they relate to the area of specialty.
    • Strong coaching and leadership skills to provide clear expectations, guidance, and performance to legal support staff.
    • Demonstrated commitment to the highest ethical standards.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience with public-private partnerships and ground lease development structures is highly preferred.
    • Experience with innovation communities, student and workforce housing, conservation land, incubators, laboratory, scientific, research, and medical facilities is also highly preferred.
    • Experience with public contracting, prevailing wage laws, condominiums and vertical subdivisions, property taxes and exemptions, anti-kickback and Stark compliance in medical facilities, lease-leaseback arrangements, donor developments, and ground leases is also highly preferred. A working knowledge of public finance transactions, particularly revenue bond financings, and some experience with other forms of debt and hedging instruments, is desirable.
    • Familiarity with renewable energy, decarbonization, energy efficiency and sustainability concepts is also desired.
    • Previous experience advising public agencies and/or experience with regulatory, administrative, or policy-making bodies is also desirable.

    Education

    • Advanced degree in a related area required.
    • J.D. from an accredited law school preferred.

    Licenses and Certifications

    • Must be a member in good standing of the California Bar. (Out-of-state hire would be afforded time to pass the Bar within a reasonable period.)


    Job Title: Counsel 4
    Job Code: 000201
    Salary Grade: Grade 29
    Payscale: $211,000 - $247,000
    Full Salary Range: $158,400 - $320,200

    The University of California, Office of the President, is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience. The full salary range shows the growth potential for this position and the pay scale is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position.

    Benefits: For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit: Benefits of Belonging

    SPECIAL CONDITIONS

    The person hired will be required to reside within California and report to work on-site at UC’s Office of the President (UCOP) located in Oakland, CA on a regular basis.  Current policy requires that a new employee work on-site at least two days a week on Tuesdays and Wednesdays (“anchor days”). In exceptional circumstances, approved by the General Counsel, candidates residing in or willing to relocate to California may be considered for a fully remote work arrangement.

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    HOW TO APPLY

    Please be prepared to attach a cover letter and resume with your application.

    APPLICATION REVIEW DATE

    The first review date for this job is May 31, 2023.  The position will be open until filled.

    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

    Background Check Process: Successful completion of a background check is required for this critical position. Background check process at UCOP

    Smoke Free Work Environment: The University of California, Office of the President, is smoke & tobacco-free as of January 1, 2014. UC Smoke & Tobacco Free Policy

    August 2021 Update:  The University of California has issued a policy requiring employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID -19 before physically accessing the University location or programs. Upon hire into a UCOP position, you will be provided detailed instructions on how to comply with this policy including access to the COVID vaccination at no cost. New hires to UCOP who work onsite or will come onsite for any activities at a UCOP or other UC location must comply with this policy within 8 weeks after their start date. The policy allows for employees to request approval for an exception or deferral. UC COVID-19 Vaccine Policy

    EEO STATEMENT

    The University of California, Office of the President, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. EEO/AA Employer UC Nondiscrimination Policy

    The University of California, Office of the President, strives to make this job board accessible to any and all users. If you have comments regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact us at: Accessibility or email the Human Resource Department at: epost@ucop.edu.

     Apply Here:https://careerspub.universityofcalifornia.edu/psc/ucop/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=19&JobOpeningId=52929&PostingSeq=1&


  • Thursday, May 11, 2023 6:05 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    The online application is now available HERE. The deadline is June 5, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. PST.

    Past recipients: 

    • 2022: Corina Yetter
    • 2021: Amelia Andrews-Jubelt
    • 2020: Mariah Cooks
    • 2019: Janani Ramachandran
    • 2018: Edrina Nazaradeh
    • 2017: Jenna Klein

    The eligibility requirements and application details are below:

    To be eligible, students must meet the following requirements:

    • Current membership in CWL
    • Be currently enrolled in a law school accredited by the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State of California; Be in the top fifty percent of their law school class currently;
    • Demonstrate financial need; and
    • Demonstrate a commitment to issues affecting women and/or children in the community.

    To apply, please submit the following materials:

    • A personal statement addressing your commitment to issues affecting women and/or children. Be sure to address how your commitment will continue after law school graduation.
    • Current resume listing at least two references;
    • Completed online application;
    • Law school transcript;
    • Letter of good standing from current law school; and
    • Minimum of one letter of recommendation (maximum of three letters). At least one letter of recommendation must be from someone with personal knowledge of the applicant’s dedication to issues affecting women and/or children in the community.

    APPLY HERE

    To be considered for a Scholarship this year, all application materials must be submitted electronically by June 5, 2023.

    QUESTIONS?


  • Thursday, May 04, 2023 8:30 AM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    JOB SUMMARY

    Kutak Rock’s Irvine office has an immediate need for an associate to join its Litigation Department. The ideal candidate will have at least 2 years of experience, with a focus in civil litigation, municipal/public entity litigation, insurance litigation, real estate, and general liability matters.

     The direct link to apply is: https://KutakRock-Careers.viglobalcloud.com/viRecruitSelfApply/RecDefault.aspx?FilterREID=3&FilterJobCategoryID=4&FilterJobID=62.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    - Law degree (JD) from a fully accredited law school

    - Strong academic credentials

    - Excellent writing skills

    - Experience taking and defending depositions

    - Experience drafting dispositive motions

    - Experience handling matters independently

    - 2+ years of experience in civil litigation, insurance litigation, municipal/public entity litigation, real estate, and construction matters

     

    Additional Information

    Salary Range: $135,000 – $165,000, based on experience plus a discretionary bonus

    Position Status: Exempt

    Required Documents: Resume and cover letter

     

    Benefits

    Benefits offered include: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Dependent Life, Disability, and Accidental Death & Dismemberment insurance. Flexible Spending Plan. Health Savings Account. Profit-Sharing and 401(k) Retirement benefits. Paid Holidays and Paid-Time Off Plan. Employee Assistance Program. Back-Up Care. Domestic Partner Benefits. Commuting Benefits. Some of the foregoing benefits include Employer/Employee cost sharing.

     

    Additional Information

    Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

    Kutak Rock requires all prospective employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to a state or local exemption procedure, or a reasonable accommodation for a bona fide medical reason or a sincerely held religious belief if accommodation does not cause Kutak Rock an undue hardship or pose a direct threat to the health and safety of others in the workplace and/or to the candidate who requested the accommodation.

     

    About the Firm

    Kutak Rock was formed in 1965 with a commitment to exceptional client service delivered with a collaborative, team-focused approach. Our founding charter commits the firm to “allow and encourage each individual within it to be a full person,” and we strive to offer an exceptional professional environment, intellectually challenging and engaging work in multiple disciplines, competitive compensation and benefits, opportunities for training and career development. We are a leading national law firm with locations in 19 cities united by our common commitment to our core values of client service; integrity and fairness; innovation; and inclusiveness and diversity.

    We are dedicated to the maintenance of a respectful, collegial, communicative, and equal opportunity workplace that encourages and rewards innovation and entrepreneurship. We measure our success not just on the basis of our revenues or our profits, but by the satisfaction we deliver for our clients and the health, engagement and loyalty of our people.

    Kutak Rock LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to sustaining a culturally and ethnically diverse working environment and to principles that promote inclusive practices. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, domestic partner status, pregnancy, caregiver status, gender stereotyping, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, AIDS/HIV status, handicap or disability, or status as a Vietnam era or special disabled veteran, or any other legally protected category.


  • Thursday, May 04, 2023 8:29 AM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    Please see the attached Notice from the Clerk regarding the new and amended local rules available on the Court’s website at http://www.cacd.uscourts.gov/news/new-and-amended-local-rules-effective-june-1-2023.


  • Wednesday, May 03, 2023 7:24 AM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    The Superior Court of California, County of Orange is now accepting applications for:
      
     SUPERIOR COURT COMMISSIONER
      
     Salary:   Approximately $16,374.82 monthly
       
     Deadline to apply is Friday, June 9, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. PST.

    The Orange County Superior Court is the third largest court of general jurisdiction in California. We have courthouses throughout the county, including locations in Orange, Westminster, Fullerton, Newport Beach, and Santa Ana. We have a staff of about 1,500 and an operating budget of nearly $250 million. The Court's Judges, Commissioners and employees are recognized for their high standards of achievement, integrity, and diversity.   The Court is committed to ensuring equal access to court services and enhancing public confidence in the court system.

    To learn more about the Superior Court of California, County of Orange, visit our homepage at www.occourts.org.

    Examples of Duties

    Superior Court Commissioners perform subordinate judicial duties as authorized by law, including conducting hearings, making findings, and issuing orders in Civil, Criminal, Family, Child Support, Juvenile, Small Claims, and Traffic matters.  Upon agreement of the parties, Superior Court Commissioners may serve as Temporary Judges. Superior Court Commissioners may be assigned to any Orange County Superior Court location. Calendar assignments may include:  

    • Traffic: conduct arraignments and trials.
    • Small claims and other civil matters, including unlawful detainers: hear motions and conduct trials.
    • Criminal: conduct arraignments, handle a pre-trial calendar, and preside over misdemeanor or infraction trials.
    • Family Law: conduct child support calendars, including OSC’s and contempt.
    • Juvenile Delinquency: conduct detention hearings, pre-trials, jurisdictional hearings, and probation violation hearings.
    • Juvenile Dependency: conduct initial detention hearings, ex parties, law and motion, dispositional hearings, and permanency planning for long-term foster care, guardianship, and adoption.
    Minimum Qualifications

    Candidates must be active members in good standing with the State Bar of California and must have been admitted to practice law in California for at least ten (10) years. Persons seeking appointment as a Superior Court Commissioner must demonstrate relevant legal experience as deemed sufficient by the judges of the Court. Superior Court Commissioners may not engage in the private practice of law.

    Additional Information

    APPLICATION PROCESS
    An online application, along with the supplemental questions serving as the Orange County Superior Court Commissioner Personal Data Questionnaire and a professional resume must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. PST on Friday, June 9, 2023.  The application and supplemental questionnaire may be completed online and found by visiting our website at http://www.occourts.org/employment.  No paper applications will be accepted, only online applications will only be accepted.
     
    SELECTION PROCESS
    Judges serving on the Court’s Executive Committee will evaluate the applications. The most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in interviews with Judges of the Orange County Superior Court. Final selection will be made by a majority of the Judges of the Orange County Superior Court.

    Factors that may be considered in evaluating candidates include knowledge of legal principles, statutes, and case law; analytical and oral/written communication skills; integrity; and temperament.

    BACKGROUND CHECK
    A thorough background check will be conducted, including but not limited to work experience, education, driving record, criminal record, involvement in civil or other litigation, and financial/credit information.
     
    ELIGIBLE LIST
    This recruitment will be used to establish an eligible list for current and future needs. The eligible list will remain active until the list is exhausted or a new recruitment opens.
      
    STATUS NOTIFICATIONS
    You will be notified by email during the process of this recruitment through governmentjobs.com. Please check your email spam/junk folders and accept emails ending with governmentjobs.com and occourts.org. If your contact information changes, please update your profile at www.governmentjobs.com.
      
    E-VERIFY
    Superior Court of California, County of Orange participates in the e-Verify program.
      
    QUESTIONS?
    Any questions may be directed to Ernest Montoya by emailing HRStaffing@occourts.org.

     

    An Equal Opportunity Employer


  • Tuesday, May 02, 2023 7:27 AM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    Office of Minority & Women Inclusion (OMWI)

     Diversity Network: Job Opportunities  

    Greetings Potential Candidate:

    The SEC is looking for the next generation of leaders to join our team! Below you will find position information and link(s) to learn more.  If you or someone you know is interested in applying, please be sure to apply by the respective deadline. Also, learn more about SEC's outstanding compensation and benefits program

    Position Title: Attorney-Adviser
    Location: Nationwide

    Compensation: $80,631 - $179,584 per year

    Learn More & Apply: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/722669300

    Eligibility: Open to the Public Deadline for Application: 05/12/2023

     

    Position Title: Attorney-Adviser
    Location: Nationwide

    Compensation: $114,919 - $213,547 per year

    Learn More & Apply: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/722669500

    Eligibility: Open to the Public Deadline for Application: 05/12/2023

    If you have any questions about the role or the application process, please feel free to reach out to the Human Resources Specialist listed on the job announcement.

    Thank you for your interest. Good Luck!  

    -SEC Diversity Recruitment Team


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