State of California OAG Opportunities
The Office of the Attorney General is seeking to fill attorney positions throughout the State of California. Click the link below for a PDF listing of the most current Deputy Attorney General series vacancies. If you are interested in applying, postmark your application on or before the deadline. You can review the job announcements for each vacancy by clicking on the hyperlinks under the "Link" column. Click here (Posted 9/21/18)
Chief Counsel at the California Coastal Commission
The California Coastal Commission is currently recruiting for the position of Chief Counsel. The Chief Counsel serves as attorney to the California Coastal Commission (Commission) and the Executive Director, and manages and directs the work of the Legal Division, which is comprised of attorneys, legal analysts, a legal assistant and a legal secretary. The Chief Counsel advises the Commission and Executive Director and all senior management on all legal issues arising from the Commission's Implementation of the California Coastal Act and California's Coastal Management Program. More info
Contra Costa County Seeks Deputy District Attorney (Fixed Term)
Contra Costa County has an excellent opportunity for interested individuals to gain up to three (3) years of trial experience as a public prosecutor in the District Attorney's Office. Deadline is September 24 at 11:59 pm.
Open Positions at Inner City Law Center
Inner City Law Center (ICLC) is a nonprofit law firm on Skid Row looking for extraordinary people to help end homelessness in Los Angeles. Founded on the fundamental principle that every person should always be treated with dignity and respect, ICLC fights for justice for low-income tenants, working-poor families, people who are disabled or homeless, people living with HIV/AIDS, and homeless veterans. The following attorney positions are available (applications will be accepted until the positions are filled):
Benefits Advocacy Hearings Staff Attorney
Benefits Advocacy Staff Attorney
Homeless Veterans Project Staff Attorney
Preventing and Ending Homelessness Project Staff Attorney
Preventing and Ending Homelessness Project Supervising Attorney
Slum Housing Litigation Staff Attorney
Tenant Defense Project Staff Attorney
OCSC Commissioner Position
The Orange County Superior Court announces the opening of our Superior Court Commissioner position. 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. Applicants must submit an Orange County Superior Court Commissioner Personal Data Questionnaire and professional resume by 5:00 p.m. PST on Monday, October 15, 2018.
Temporary Judges' Recruitment New Three-year Cycle Opens
The Orange County Superior Court announces a recruitment process for Temporary Judges, covering the next three-year cycle to begin fiscal year 2019-2020. If you are interested in becoming a Temporary Judge, please read the Application Letter and complete the Temporary Judge Application. The Application Letter describes the minimum qualifications and selection criteria, which will be used in this application process. Attorneys who are not currently active in the Orange County Superior Court Temporary Judge Program and who would like to be considered must complete the full application process. Those in the program currently must complete a renewal application.The Court will require those who successfully pass the application process to attend two mandatory three-hour training sessions in late spring/early summer 2019. Additional training will be required for specialty areas. Applications must be received by December 31, 2018. Late applications will not be accepted. News Release | More Info
Oakland City Attorney's Office Seeks Deputy City Attorney II (Affirmative Litigation)
The Oakland City Attorney is seeking candidates for the position of Deputy City Attorney II in the Affirmative Litigation, Innovation & Enforcement Division. This position involves handling a civil caseload which includes, but is not limited to, case evaluation, propounding and responding to discovery, taking and defending depositions, preparing for and representing the City in judicial hearings including settlement conferences, trials and in appellate courts. Among other duties, this position will focus on proactive lawsuits and other actions to protect and advance the rights and interests of Oakland residents with the goals of addressing discrimination and securing economic, environmental and social justice.
For more information and a full job application, go to: http://www.oaklandcityattorney.org/AboutUs/job_ops.html
PLC Pro Bono Case List
The Public Law Center (PLC) has an ongoing (as of September 13, 2018) case list for individuals in need of pro bono representation. The PLC staff can answer any questions you may have related to your case to support you in your pro bono representation; locate a mentor to help you; supply you with samples and manuals (some case types excluded); provide translation support in Spanish and Vietnamese; and arrange for office space for you to meet with your client at PLC. For questions contact: Leigh Ferrin 714.541.1010, extension 290. Visit the PLC website Volunteer page.
Department of Justice Attorney Vacancies
Click the link below for an updated list of current attorney vacancies at the United States Department of Justice. All interested applicants are encouraged to apply; however, please note that due to temporary funding restrictions the DOJ may not be able to fill all of the currently advertised positions.
To learn more about Justice and legal careers available, please visit the DOJ website at www.justice.gov/careers/legal/.
In addition, every year over 1,800 volunteer legal interns serve in DOJ components and U.S. Attorneys' Offices throughout the country. If you are a law student or know any law students who may be interested in a DOJ volunteer internship, please review the many opportunities featured at