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Date Posted: April 3, 2014
Asian Law Alliance Volunteer Coordinator for Citizenship Workshop
Asian Law Alliance (ALA) is a non-profit community law office that provides legal services, community education, and advocacy services to the Asian and Pacific Islander communities in Santa Clara County. Priority areas are immigration/citizenship, housing, domestic violence, public benefits and civil rights.
They are seeking to fill a temporary position to serve as Volunteer Coordinator for a citizenship workshop on April 26, 2014. The workshop is part of ALA’s New Americans Campaign project, which seeks to modernize and streamline access to naturalization services so that greater numbers of legally qualified permanent residents take the critical step towards becoming American citizens. ALA is part of this national network of legal-service providers and the Volunteer Coordinator will be working with the New Americans Campaign collaborative based in Santa Clara County. Duties include recruiting volunteers, providing at least two volunteer trainings, attending the citizenship orientation on April 12 and the follow-up group processing day on April 26, and participating in planning meetings as needed. The coordinator will work under the supervision of an ALA staff attorney and in close coordination with our partner agencies.
A stipend of $1,500 will be given. This position will end at the conclusion of the NAC Citizenship workshop on April 26 and submission of the final report. For more info or to apply, email cover letter and resume to Bea Pangilinan, Staff Attorney at Asian Law Alliance (991 West Hedding Street, Suite 202, San Jose, CA 95126) at email@example.com. The position will be open until filled.
Assistant Federal Public Defender for the Northern District of California
The Federal Public Defender for the Northern District of California is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Federal Public Defender in its San Jose office. The Defender’s office provides defense services in federal criminal cases and related matters.
Duties include trial, appellate and ancillary matters under the direction of the Federal Defender. The position requires travel for training, investigation and litigation. The successful applicant will have demonstrated an aptitude for excellence in trial and appellate practice, a commitment to the representation of indigent accused persons, and a reputation for personal integrity. Appointment is subject to a satisfactory background investigation. Applications will only be accepted online, and must be submitted at: https://www.123contactform.com/form-904046/San-Jose-AFPD-Application-Form-2014. Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on April 18, and the position will remain open until filled by the Federal Public Defender.
Staff Attorney for the California Appellate Project (CAP)
The California Appellate Project (CAP) seeks to fill the position of either Staff Attorney or Senior Staff Attorney on its Appellate team. CAP is a nonprofit legal resource center funded by the Judicial Council of California to implement the constitutional right to counsel for indigent death row inmates challenging their convictions and sentences on direct appeal and through habeas corpus proceedings.
The person hired to fill this position will be responsible for assisting and monitoring case progress of appointed counsel by setting and meeting target dates; reviewing draft pleadings and providing helpful feedback and editing; completing other projects with counsel in a timely and competent manner; and demonstrating skill and diplomacy in assisting appointed counsel in providing high quality representation. This person may also supervise investigators and law students to ensure assignments are completed on a timely basis. Depending on qualifications, the applicant may be considered for a Senior Staff Attorney position. Senior Staff Attorneys are expected to show a high level of leadership capability and expertise in working collaboratively at all levels of the organization. To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and list of three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org. The application deadline is April 18, 2014.
Seeking Women and Minority Arbitrators for Kaiser Permanente Panel
The Office of the Independent Administrator (OIA) is seeking qualified individuals who want to join its pool of possible arbitrators. There is no fee to do so and the OIA receives no money from the neutral arbitrators.
The OIA administers the arbitration system between Kaiser Permanente Health Plan, Inc., and its six million members in California. It administers about 650 cases a year and has approximately 275 neutral arbitrators on the panel. The panels are divided by region; Northern California, Southern California, and San Diego. The parties select their neutral arbitrator by striking and ranking 12 randomly generated names supplied by the OIA, or by jointly selecting any neutral arbitrator upon whom they can agree. Neutrals set their own fees and are paid by the parties.
Among other requirements, neutral arbitrators must either be lawyers with either ten years of substantial litigation and/or arbitration experience; retired state or federal judges; or lawyers with specifically designed arbitration training. Medical malpractice experience is not required. You must agree to follow the OIA Rules and ensure that the deadlines set forth in the Rules are met. If interested, please go to the OIA at www.oia-kaiserarb.com. You may also obtain copies by emailing email@example.com or by calling 213-637-9847.
Senior Counsel, Client Service Leader for Dignity Health
Dignity Health is looking for a senior counsel, client service leader in San Francisco. For more information, please go to http://jb.dignityhealthcareers.org/job.php?id=7283. Date Posted: March 12, 2014 ALA is looking for a Volunteer Coordinator to help with Citizenship Day in April. The compensation is $1,500. Please read the job description here. Applications can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Litigation Associate, Patent Litigation Associate, and Product Liability Associate Positions at Schiff Hardin
Schiff Hardin is seeking an associate with 2 to 4 years of experience (2009 to 2010 J.D.) for its General Litigation practice in San Francisco. The ideal candidate would have significant experience drafting pleadings, discovery, and routine and complex filings plus some deposition experience and/or courtroom experience (handling routine court appearances, arguing motions, and/or presenting witnesses). Strong academic record and strong research, writing, and oral communication skills are required. California Bar admission is preferred.
It is also seeking a patent litigation associate for its growing Intellectual Property practice in the San Francisco office. The ideal candidate will have 2 to 3 years of experience with some knowledge of patent prosecution and the desire to take on significant responsibility on small litigation teams. A degree in electrical engineering or computer science is preferred.
They are also looking for an associate with 1 to 3 years of experience (2010 to 2012 J.D.) for their Product Liability practice group in San Francisco. Experience in mass tort, class action, catastrophic injury and asbestos litigation is preferred but not mandatory. Strong writing skills and academics are required and California Bar admission is preferred.
For more info on these positions, go to http://www.schiffhardin.com/. All inquiries will be held in strictest confidence. No phone calls please. Send writing sample, cover letter, resume, and transcript to Angela Roditis, Schiff Hardin LLP, 233 South Wacker Drive Suite 6600, Chicago, IL 60606. FAX: 312-258-5600, email@example.com
Date Posted: February 24, 2014
The United States Attorney's Office for the Central District of California, which is responsible for representing the federal government in virtually all litigation involving the United States in the Central District of California, is hiring for AUSA positions in its Criminal, Civil, and Tax Divisions. AUSAs in the Criminal Division prosecute federal criminal cases in the Central District of California. AUSAs in the Criminal Division advise federal law enforcement agents on criminal investigations, present criminal cases to the grand jury, try criminal cases before the United States District Court, and represent the United States in criminal appeals before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. AUSAs in the Civil Division are responsible for representing the federal government and its agencies and employees in civil litigation in the District. Two primary areas of practice are tort cases, including medical malpractice and a variety of personal injury cases, and Title VII cases alleging discrimination in hiring and employment practices by agencies of the United States. Other areas of practice include immigration, bankruptcy, debts owed the United States or its agencies, breach of contract, judicial review of administrative findings, and injunctive proceedings. AUSAs in the Civil Division are active at both the trial and appellate levels, taking depositions, preparing and answering interrogatories, negotiating for settlement, engaging in motions practice, trying cases, and writing and arguing appeals. Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), and have at least 1 year post-J.D. experience. If not already an active member of the California bar, any applicant hired will be required to take and pass the California bar exam and become an active member of the California bar as quickly as possible after entry on duty. These and other attorney vacancy announcements can be found at http://www.justice.gov/careers/legal/attvacancies.html.
Date Posted: February 3, 2014
San Francisco ERISA Firm Looking for Attorney Well established congenial downtown San Francisco ERISA firm, specializing in Taft Hartley and governmental plans, is seeking an attorney with a minimum of 5 -7 years compliance experience. The candidate must have a solid understanding of the laws governing defined benefit and defined contribution plans, tax background a plus. Additionally, the candidate should have strong analytical, research and writing skills. Specific areas of experience required/preferred are: Knowledge of ERISA and the Internal Revenue Code as they relate to employee benefit plans Knowledge of the Affordable Care Act and its regulations Knowledge of the Pension Protection Act as it relates to multi-employer plans Ability to research DOL regulations and opinion letters Ability to research IRS regulations and other guidance Ability to write complete and concise legal memoranda Ability to interact with clients and other service providers Experience in reviewing SPDs, notices, policies and forms Experience in drafting Plan Documents and amendments Experience in seeking pension plan determination letters Experience in reviewing investment contracts and other service provider agreements Experience in reviewing QDROs Knowledge of traditional labor law and employment law a plus! If interested, please send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org, using "Compliance" in the subject line. Human Rights Attorney Position in the Philippines through VOICE The Vietnamese Overseas Initiative for Conscience Empowerment (VOICE) is seeking a lawyer who is passionate about human rights and social justice to volunteer in its office in Manila. This is a 12-monht position where you would (a) coordinate VOICE’s Civil Society Development internship program, (b) draft briefs and reports regarding human rights abuses to be submitted to a variety of international bodies, (c) assist with social justice projects (such as grant applications and liaising with NGOs and INGOs), and (d) draft and collate refugee resettlement applications for stateless Vietnamese refugees in the Philippines, Thailand and Cambodia. You must have a law degree and a minimum of two years of work experience in the relevant field. Food, accommodation, work-related expenses and local salary will be provided. For more information, please go towww.vietnamevoice.org or send resume to Hoi Trinh (Executive Director) email@example.com.