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  • Wednesday, November 15, 2023 4:10 PM | Mimi Ahn (Administrator)

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    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 General Counsel (OGC) delivers ethical, timely, efficient and high quality legal services to the University of California ten campuses, five medical centers, and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, as well as to the Board of Regents, the President, the Chancellors and other officers of the University. Its services include prosecuting and defending litigation, drafting and negotiating agreements, providing advice, counsel and interpretation of laws, regulations and policies, and assisting with the development of effective compliance and risk mitigation strategies to facilitate the University's complex operations.

    POSITION SUMMARY

    Reporting to the Senior Principal Counsel of Trusts & Estates, this position works with substantial independence and handles a full range of legal matters and projects, including those which hold substantial importance and impact to the University in the Trusts and Estates field. This position will perform work that is complex in nature, including advising clients on complex legal issues, performing legal research, and negotiating with attorneys or opposing counsel and other professionals. This position also reviews, analyzes, and/or drafts a variety of legal documents, including, but not limited to wills, trusts, fiduciary accountings, financial documentation, notices of proposed action, agreements, releases, waivers, court pleadings, and settlement documents. On a regular basis, this position communicates and negotiates with opposing counsel and fiduciaries regarding legal positions and issues affecting the University's interest in trust and estate proceedings. This position also acts as a liaison and communicates directly with outside counsel on case strategy in trust and estate litigation. This position may also draft petitions and responsive pleadings and represent the University in contested trust and estate proceedings. Internally, this position provides functional advice, training and/or guidance to paralegals and other staff members in the trust and estate field.

    Responsibilities

    90% Client Service:

    1. Contributes to the success of initiatives by providing practical, effective and timely legal advice and counsel on a variety of issues. Utilizes best practices and research methods, while interpreting complex facts and law in areas of high ambiguity.
    2. Directly negotiates trust and estate matters with fiduciaries, their counsel, and other parties on behalf of The Regents.
    3. Acts as a liaison with outside counsel in trust and estate litigation.
    4. Drafts pleadings and agreements and may represent the University in contested trust and estate proceedings.
    5. Makes recommendations concerning areas of work to perform in-house, at the campuses, versus payment for an outside law firm.
    6. Meets the diverse legal and business needs and interests of various stakeholder groups and creates and fosters an environment to ensure collegiality and information sharing.
    7. Establishes strong working relationships and serves as a trusted strategic partner with the University campuses' gift planning offices and other business units, providing practical advice and alternative approaches and solutions to issues affecting gifts from decedent's trusts and estates.
    8. Represents institutional concerns persuasively to internal and external parties.
    9. 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.
    10. Supports UC Legal's commitment to diversity efforts.

    10% Leadership and Administration

    1. Provides functional advice, training and/or guidance and effectively mentors trust and estate paralegals and other support staff.
    2. Provides clear expectations to meet expected levels of productivity and accuracy.
    3. Delegates work effectively to maximize efficiencies.
    4. Develops objectives and ensures service according to established team and departmental priorities.

    Required Qualifications

    1. Minimum of 5 years of experience in probate and trust administration, including experience in trust and estate litigation.
    2. Relevant practice experience in a law firm, or in-house counsel for an academic institution, corporation or other entity.
    3. Proven abilities in collaboration, facilitation, and strategic and creative thinking.
    4. Trusted partner with senior management and a diverse spectrum of clients.
    5. Thorough understanding of complex legal issues and ability to foresee implications in a University setting, even when ambiguous or hidden.
    6. Strong interpersonal communication skills, including proven ability to actively listen, negotiate, persuade and educate.
    7. Skills to gain trust and build credibility with a broad group of colleagues and clients, to include senior leaders.
    8. Strong written communication skills and ability to create and deliver effective materials and / or presentations appropriate to a particular audience.
    9. In-depth research skills to draft accurate, complete and persuasive legal documents, such as pleadings, legal responses, affidavits, position statements and briefs.
    10. Proven decision making ability, even when unpopular, earning credibility and support from colleagues.
    11. Relied on to represent institutional concerns persuasively to internal and external parties.
    12. Strong coaching and leadership skills to provide clear expectations, guidance and performance feedback to less experienced attorneys and legal support staff.
    13. Proven ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion and tact when handling sensitive or potentially sensitive issues.
    14. Demonstrated commitment to the highest ethical standards.

    Education: Advanced degree in related area required.

    License/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.)

    Travel Requirements
    15% Occasional business Travel may be required.

    SPECIAL CONDITIONS

    This position has been approved for a hybrid work arrangement. A new hire must reside in or be willing to relocate to California and will be required to report to work onsite in Oakland, CA at least 2 days per week (currently Tuesday and Wednesday).

    SALARY AND BENEFITS

    Job Title: Counsel 3
    Job Code: 000202
    Salary Grade: Grade 27
     

    Payscale: $170,000 - $192,000, commensurate with experience
    Full Range: 129,600 - 254,200

    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

    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 December 5, 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

    As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programsas may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

    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

    Please apply through this link: https://careerspub.universityofcalifornia.edu/psp/ucop/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=19&JobOpeningId=61529&PostingSeq=1


  • Monday, November 06, 2023 4:35 PM | Mimi Ahn (Administrator)

    Commercial & Business Litigation Associate (Los Angeles):

    Michelman & Robinson, LLP is seeking a highly motivated and experienced Commercial & Business Litigation Associate to join our esteemed Los Angeles office. With a rich history of providing exceptional legal services, M&R is a leading law firm known for its innovative thinking and collaborative approach. As a Commercial & Business Litigation Associate at M&R, you will have the opportunity to work on challenging and complex legal matters, while contributing to a vibrant and inclusive work environment.

     

    Responsibilities:

    • Provide legal counsel and representation to clients on a wide range of commercial and business litigation matters, including but not limited to contract disputes, false advertising claims, insurance litigation, partnership disputes, products liability, securities & commodities enforcement, shareholder litigation, trade secret & misappropriation litigation, and unfair competition claims.
    • Conduct legal research, draft legal documents, and advise clients on potential risks and litigation strategies.
    • Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams, including attorneys, paralegals, and support staff, to develop innovative and effective legal solutions for complex business disputes.
    • Represent clients in litigation proceedings, negotiations, mediations, arbitrations, and other dispute resolution methods.
    • Stay up-to-date with changes in commercial and business laws and regulations, and proactively advise clients on compliance matters.

     

    Qualifications:

    • Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from a top accredited law school.
    • Admission to the California State Bar or eligibility for reciprocity.
    • 3 to 4 years of relevant experience in commercial and business litigation.
    • Strong knowledge of federal, state, and local business and litigation laws.
    • Excellent research, writing, and analytical skills.
    • Proven ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines.
    • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.

    Working at M&R:

    Inclusion, professional growth, philanthropy, and fun – these are words that perfectly describe M&R’s culture. The firm fosters an inclusive environment where everyone has a voice. This encourages healthy internal debate and innovative, strategic thinking.

    At M&R, teams of attorneys, paralegals, and support staff work collaboratively to find creative legal solutions on behalf of clients that are located from coast-to-coast. Here, everyone plays a pivotal role, and our commitment to a fully engaged workforce is unwavering. So too is the firm’s emphasis on professional development, as well as the importance of giving back to the community. At the same time, we’re dedicated to making M&R the best and most enjoyable place to work. Toward that end, the firm places a premium on event and social engagement. We also take pride in our efforts to foster a diverse and inclusive workplace. That being said, we have been listed in Law360’s “Top 100 Firms for Minority Attorneys.” Additionally, Vault recently awarded M&R with the following accolades: “Top 10 Midsize Law Firms to Work For” and “Best Law Firm for Diversity.”

    Salary and Benefits:

    M&R offers a competitive salary range of $225,000 to $240,000, commensurate with experience, for the position of Commercial & Business Litigation Associate. In addition to the base salary, generous bonuses are provided based on individual and firm performance. Our comprehensive benefits package includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, retirement plans, paid time off, professional development opportunities, and more. If you are a dedicated and dynamic attorney with a passion for commercial and business litigation, we would love to hear from you.

    Note: Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Michelman & Robinson, LLP is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


  • Monday, November 06, 2023 4:34 PM | Mimi Ahn (Administrator)

    Labor & Employment Mid-Level Associate (Los Angeles):

    Michelman & Robinson, LLP is seeking a highly motivated and experienced Labor & Employment Associate to join our esteemed Los Angeles office. With a rich history of providing exceptional legal services, M&R is a leading law firm known for its innovative thinking and collaborative approach. As a Labor & Employment Associate at M&R, you will have the opportunity to work on challenging and complex legal matters, while contributing to a vibrant and inclusive work environment.

    Responsibilities:

    • Provide legal counsel and representation to clients on a wide range of labor and employment matters, including but not limited to, discrimination claims, wage and hour issues, employment contracts, workplace policies, and regulatory compliance.
    • Conduct legal research, draft legal documents, and advise clients on potential risks and strategies.
    • Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams, including attorneys, paralegals, and support staff, to develop innovative and effective legal solutions.
    • Represent clients in administrative proceedings, negotiations, mediations, and arbitrations.
    • Stay up-to-date with changes in labor and employment laws and regulations, and proactively advise clients on compliance matters.

    Qualifications:

    • Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from a top accredited law school.
    • Admission to the California State Bar or eligibility for reciprocity.
    • 5 to 6 years of relevant experience in labor and employment law.
    • Strong knowledge of federal, state, and local labor and employment laws.
    • Excellent research, writing, and analytical skills.
    • Proven ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines.
    • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.

     

    Working at M&R:

    Inclusion, professional growth, philanthropy, and fun – these are words that perfectly describe M&R’s culture. The firm fosters an inclusive environment where everyone has a voice. This encourages healthy internal debate and innovative, strategic thinking.

    At M&R, teams of attorneys, paralegals, and support staff work collaboratively to find creative legal solutions on behalf of clients that are located from coast-to-coast. Here, everyone plays a pivotal role, and our commitment to a fully engaged workforce is unwavering. So too is the firm’s emphasis on professional development, as well as the importance of giving back to the community. At the same time, we’re dedicated to making M&R the best and most enjoyable place to work. Toward that end, the firm places a premium on event and social engagement. We also take pride in our efforts to foster a diverse and inclusive workplace. That being said, we have been listed in Law360’s “Top 100 Firms for Minority Attorneys.” Additionally, Vault recently awarded M&R with the following accolades: “Top 10 Midsize Law Firms to Work For” and “Best Law Firm for Diversity.”

    Salary and Benefits:

    M&R offers a competitive salary range of $265,000 to $275,000, commensurate with experience, for the position of Labor & Employment Associate. In addition to the base salary, generous bonuses are provided based on individual and firm performance. Our comprehensive benefits package includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, retirement plans, paid time off, professional development opportunities, and more. If you are a dedicated and dynamic attorney with a passion for labor and employment law, we would love to hear from you.

    Note: Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Michelman & Robinson, LLP is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


  • Monday, November 06, 2023 4:13 PM | Mimi Ahn (Administrator)

    Family Law Facilitator

    Location (City and State) : San Andreas, CA

    Closing date: Open until filled

    RECRUITMENT FOR:

    Family Law Facilitator

    (Full-Time Position)

     

    Salary Range

    Salary Range: $115,860.43 – 138,239.32 annually, $4,456.17 – $5,316.90 bi-weekly

     

    Opening Date: November 1, 2023                   Closing Date: Open Until Filled

     

     

    THE POSITION

    The family Law Facilitator (FLF) position is a professional level at-will position.

     

    Family Law Facilitator (FLF):

    Under limited direction, this professional level position provides services mandated by Family Code 10000-10012 which includes the development, planning, implementation, and administration of a family law program providing legal services to litigants not represented by counsel. This position facilitates and expedites family law proceedings related to child support, spousal support, and health insurance matters as required by Family Law Facilitator statute and administers self-help services in all other areas of family law, guardianships, and conservatorships.

     

    Eligible candidates must be active members of the California State Bar and have a minimum of five years’ experience in the full-time practice of law. They also must have knowledge of laws related to services to self-represented litigants, as well as the ability to assist, work, and communicate effectively with self-represented litigants and customers in the Self-Help Center, Family Law Facilitator’s Office, and Family Law Clinic.

     

    TYPICAL DUTIES (FLF):

    Provide education materials to parents concerning the process of establishing paternity and establishing modifying and enforcing child and spousal support orders in the courts. Provide direct services to self-represented litigants in a wide range of family-related case types. Attend Family Law Case Management calendar to assist Judicial Officers in the courtroom setting with management of cases involving two self-represented litigants. Distribute necessary court forms and voluntary declarations of paternity. Provide assistance in completing forms. Prepare support schedules based upon statutory guidelines. Provide referral to the Local Child Support Agency, Family Court Services, and other community resources that provide services for parents and children. Meet with litigants to mediate issues of child support, spousal support, and maintenance of health insurance. Draft stipulations to include all issues agreed to by the parties. Review paperwork, examine documents, and prepare support schedules. Prepare formal orders consistent with the court’s announced ruling in cases where both parties are unrepresented. Assists the court with research and any other responsibilities which will enable the court to be responsive to litigants’ needs. Prepare and submit mandatory quarterly reports to the Judicial Council regarding services provided under the AB1058 grant using the Family Law Facilitator Electronic Data system. Develop programs for bar and community outreach that will assist unrepresented and financially disadvantaged litigants in gaining meaningful access to family court. Develop innovative approaches to family law procedures. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with Judicial Officers, court staff and the Local Child Support Agency. Establish and maintain a cooperative relationship and effective referral base with legal and domestic violence resources in the community. Attend staff and other work-related meetings, workshops, seminars, and other continuing education opportunities as requested and required. Serve as a representative of the Court, displaying courtesy, tact, consideration and discretion in all interactions with other members of the Court community and with the public.

     

     

    SUPERVISION EXERCISED AND RECEIVED:

    The selected candidate shall report to the Court Executive Officer or designee.

     

    EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS/TYPICAL QUALIFICATIONS:

    An eligible candidate must be an active member of the California State Bar and have a minimum of five years’ experience in the full-time practice of law. The ideal candidate will possess knowledge and abilities consistent with the highest standards of the legal profession.

     

    Minimum Qualifications:

     

    Education/Experience:

    • ·         Graduation from an accredited law school.
    • ·         Active membership in good standing in the State Bar of California for a minimum of five (5) years prior to appointment, or in any state and California for a combined period of not less than five (5) years, unless inactive membership due to previously holding the position of judge, referee or commissioner.

     

    Licenses:

    • ·         Active member of the California State Bar in good standing.
    • ·         Possession of a valid California driver’s license.

     

    Other Requirements:

    • ·         Citizenship in the United States.
    • ·         Residency in the State of California.
    • ·         Incumbents cannot engage in the active practice of law either for compensation or on a pro bono basis while employed in this position by the Superior Court.
    • ·         Pass pre-employment fingerprint and professional background checks.

     

    Knowledge of:

    • ·         Legal principles, precedents, and applications as applied to judicial procedures.
    • ·         Legal research methods, practices and techniques; California and Federal case law; law and legal principles and practices for the conduct of pre-trial, trial, and appellate proceedings; rules of evidence and rules of court; judicial ethics; case management, processing and calendaring practices within the local courts.
    • ·         Judicial system including, but not limited to, procedures in family (including guardianships), civil, juvenile, criminal, and probate law, codes, and statutes.
    • ·         California Codes such as Family Welfare and Institutions, Vehicle, Penal, Evidence, Civil, Civil Procedure, and Rules of Professional Conduct.
    • ·         California Rules of Court and procedures related to the acceptance of pleas, rulings, sentencing and disposition of criminal cases.
    • ·         Court procedures, protocols, and calendaring practices.
    • ·         Legal research methodology and writing.
    • ·         Trial Court administration.
    • ·         Policy and procedure creation and implementation.
    • ·         Public sector employment law, labor unions, labor negotiations.
    • ·         Contract and procurement law.
    • ·         Computer assisted legal research.

     

    Ability to:

    • ·         Read, understand, and objectively analyze and interpret legal issues, principles and arguments.
    • ·         Communicate orally and in writing in a concise, effective and professional manner.
    • ·         Exercise appropriate temperament and demeanor.
    • ·         Effectively handle pressure in difficult and unexpected situations by responding in a calm and rational manner.
    • ·         Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
    • ·         Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information in the course of work.
    • ·         Assist in developing court policy and procedures.

     

    WORKING RELATIONSHIPS AND CONTACTS:

    Establish and maintain congenial and cooperative working relationships. This position requires excellent interpersonal communication skills in dealing with the public, judicial officers, management, staff, contractors, County personnel, and other agencies.

     

    Physical Requirements:

    Must be able to sit for extended periods; frequently stand and walk; normal manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination; corrected hearing and vision to normal range; verbal communication; ability to push, pull, lift or carry objects weighing up to 25 pounds; ability to work under demanding conditions. The incumbent must be able to actively listen to information and testimony for long periods of time, including occasional periods of heightened mental and emotional stress. The incumbent must be able to occasionally drive to and from meeting and/or training locations.

     

    Nothing contained within this document should be construed as an indication that the court will not engage in the interactive process to provide a reasonable accommodation for any qualified employee or applicant with a disability, in compliance with state and federal law.

     

    COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:

    • ·         The Court offers health, vision, and dental insurance plans for the employee and qualifying family members.  
    • ·         22 days of PTO per year. 
    • ·         Up to 13 Holidays, 2 Float Holidays
    • ·         The court provides a defined benefit retirement plan through California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS).

     

     

     

     

     

     

    HOW TO APPLY:

     

    Applications are available on the web at www.calaveras.courts.ca.gov, or in-person at 400 Government Center Drive, San Andreas, CA, 8:15 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

     

    All applicants must submit a completed Superior Court of California, County of Calaveras employment application, curriculum vitae, cover letter, writing sample, and a completed response in narrative form to the Supplemental Questions listed below. Incomplete application packets will not be accepted for consideration.

     

    Application and materials may be submitted by regular mail or e-mail.

     

    Address:

     

    Calaveras Superior Court

    400 Government Center Drive, San Andreas, CA 95249

    Attn: Atul Bector, Human Resources

    Email: atul.bector@jud.ca.gov

    Telephone: 209-754-6143


    Applications may be obtained from the Court’s website:
    http://www.calaveras.courts.ca.gov/info/employment

     

    The selection process is subject to change. Applicants will be notified if changes are made. A screening panel will select a number of the most highly qualified applicants. Those selected by the panel will be invited to an interview. Position will remain open until filled.

     

    The selected applicant will be subject to a background check, which may include and may not be limited to a Livescan.  Employment is contingent upon a satisfactory background check.  

     

    Equal Opportunity Employer

     

    Calaveras Superior Court is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity to all persons with respect to hiring practices, compensation, benefits, promotional opportunities, and other terms and conditions of employment regardless of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, disability, medical condition, age, marital status, or political affiliation, as required by applicable federal and state laws.

     

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Human Resources at:

    hr@calaveras.courts.ca.gov, or 209-754-6143.

     

    If you require accommodations in the application or interview process, contact Human Resources

    at the number listed above before the deadline posted on the job announcement.

     


     


  • Thursday, October 12, 2023 3:59 PM | Mimi Ahn (Administrator)

     

    JO#6061 Appellate Court Attorney Level A-D

    Organization Name: California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District

    Link to job announcement: Job opening #6061 at https://www.courts.ca.gov/careers.htm

    Location (City and State) : Downtown Los Angeles, CA

    Closing date: October 27, 2023


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  • Tuesday, September 26, 2023 12:34 PM | Mimi Ahn (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 delivers ethical, timely, efficient and high quality legal services to the University of California's ten campuses, five medical centers, and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, as well as to the Board of Regents, the President, the Chancellors and other officers of the University. Its services include prosecuting and defending litigation, drafting and negotiating agreements, providing advice, counsel and interpretation of laws, regulations and policies, and assisting with development of effective compliance and risk mitigation strategies to facilitate the University's complex operations.

    POSITION SUMMARY
    This position requires substantial expertise in the labor and employment practice area, providing advice to a diverse client base for the University's 230,000 person workforce, including system-wide and campus human resources, academic personnel, compliance, and risk management staff. Services include handling and negotiating/mediating pre-litigated claims in the University's employment practices liability program; responsibility for traditional labor matters such as advice and counseling during labor negotiations, interpretation of collective bargaining agreements, and handling or overseeing litigation before administrative agencies such as before the Public Employment Relations Board; drafting, reviewing and revising a variety of documents involving the University's interest, such as policies, contracts, position statements, mediation briefs, and advice memoranda; advising clients on a broad range of employment issues; and conducting trainings.

    The position requires substantial knowledge of federal and state labor and employment laws including the Fair Employment and Housing Act, Americans With Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, California Family Rights Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, California public sector labor laws such as the Higher Education Employer-Employee Relations Act or the National Labor Relations Act, as well as privacy, First Amendment, and whistleblower issues. The position involves independently handling a full range of legal matters and projects in the labor and employment area, to include the most complex and that of substantial importance and impact; interpreting complex facts and the law in areas of high ambiguity; and, providing functional advice to clients regarding risk assessment and liability.

    By practicing OGC's established Values for Principles of Community, this position contributes to a workplace that is collaborative, supportive, respectful of differences, and committed to fairness and diversity in all interactions, both within and outside the team. It also supports OGC's commitment to increasing and maintaining diversity in the legal profession.

    Responsibilities

    65% LEGAL SERVICES:

    1. Provides advice and counsel on highly complex legal matters in labor and employment law.
    2. Independently handles a full range of legal matters and projects, to include those which hold substantial importance and impact.
    3. Represents the University in pre-litigation employment claims including engaging with opposing counsel and participating in alternative dispute resolution.
    4. Interprets complex facts and the law in areas of moderate to high ambiguity.
    5. Advises and renders opinions to clients with respect to the legal implications of establishing or changing policy.
    6. Directly negotiates matters on behalf of The Regents.
    7. May act as a liaison with outside counsel, and/or represent the University in administrative or court litigation.
    8. Complies with delegations of authority for committing University funds.

    15% LEADERSHIP:

    1. Delegates work effectively to maximize efficiencies.
    2. Provides clear expectations and feedback to help others to meet expected levels of productivity and accuracy.
    3. Provides functional advice, training and/or guidance and effectively mentors less-experienced colleagues.
    4. Supports OGC's commitment to diversity efforts - ensures equal opportunity in recruitment process by ensuring diverse representation on search committees and outreach efforts. Promotes equity in advancements and encourages participation in career advising or mentoring programs.

    10% CLIENT RELATIONSHIPS AND STRATEGY:

    1. Establishes effective relationships with key internal and external constituencies.
    2. Recognizes strategic needs of organization and proactively builds relationships with appropriate stakeholders to ensure successful outcomes.
    3. Serves as a trusted strategic partner with University business units, providing practical advice and alternative solutions to business issues.

    10% PROACTIVE ADVICE AND COUNSEL:

    1. Keeps informed on changing legislation and case law developments affecting overall operations of the University as they relate to the area of specialty; i.e., labor and employment law.
    2. Works with colleagues at the Office of the President or campus/medical center locations to develop and modify practices and procedures to conform with changing legal requirements.

    Required Qualifications

    1. Minimum of 8 years of employment and/or labor law experience in a law firm, or in-house counsel for an academic institution, corporation or other entity.
    2. Thorough understanding of highly complex labor and employment legal issues and ability to foresee implications even when ambiguous or hidden.
    3. Strong interpersonal communication skills, including proven ability to actively listen, negotiate, persuade and educate.
    4. Skills to gain trust and build credibility with a broad group of colleagues and clients, to include senior leaders.
    5. Advanced written communication skills and ability to create and deliver effective materials and/or presentations appropriate to a particular audience.
    6. Effective research skills; ability to readily identify material information in area of specialty; i.e., labor and employment laws and regulations.
    7. Proven decision making ability, even when the decision is unpopular, earning credibility and support from colleagues and clients.
    8. Excellent abilities in collaboration, facilitation, and strategic and creative thinking with OGC colleagues, clients and outside vendors and agencies.
    9. Commitment to the highest ethical standards
    10. Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion and tact when handling sensitive or potentially sensitive issues

    Preferred Qualifications

    1. Relevant practice experience for public sector or higher education clients.
    2. Experience in a university setting.
    3. Skills in project management, and facilitating policy review and changes.
    4. Experience handling traditional labor matters
    5. Experience evaluating, negotiating and resolving employment claims through settlement negotiations and mediations.

    Education: Advanced degree in a related area required

    License/Certifications

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

    Travel Requirements
    10%

    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.

    SALARY AND BENEFITS

    Job Title: Counsel 4
    Job Code: 000201
    Salary Grade: Grade 29

    Payscale: $220,000 - $255,000, commensurate with experience

    Full Salary Range: $165,200 - $333,800

    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

    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 October 13, 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.

    Please apply through this link: Careers (universityofcalifornia.edu)


  • Thursday, September 07, 2023 10:21 AM | Mimi Ahn (Administrator)

    Kring & Chung, LLP, an AV rated law firm, seeks an associate attorney for our Irvine office with 5+ years of experience in business litigation. The candidate must be licensed to practice law in California and be in good standing. We are a full-service law firm dedicated to providing quality legal services for businesses and individuals throughout California and Nevada. We are comprised of accomplished and experienced attorneys with diverse backgrounds in both litigation and transactional matters. We offer a friendly atmosphere and competitive compensation package including excellent benefits.

    Responsibilities and Duties

    Qualifications and experience include managing a caseload involving business litigation matters. This will involve conducting legal research, drafting pleadings, motions, discovery, depositions, and other legal documents. You will also attend hearings, trials, and mediations to represent clients and ensure their best possible outcomes. Building and maintaining strong relationships with clients, excellent oral advocacy and written communication skills will be an important part of your duties.

    Benefits

    Medical insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, 401K, life insurance, flexible spending account, paid time off, bonus program, paid bar dues, and cell phone plan.

    Pay Range: $100,000 - $175,000

    To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to mbennett@kringandchung.com.


  • Thursday, September 07, 2023 10:02 AM | Mimi Ahn (Administrator)

    The U.S. Attorney’s Office has one (1) e-Litigation Assistant U.S. Attorney vacancy for our district. The listing is open from today to Tuesday, December 5


    Direct Application Link - https://www.usajobs.gov/job/747517300

     

    This announcement closes: Tuesday, December 5, 2023; 11:59pm EST.

     

    Applicants are encouraged to submit their materials as soon as possible because applications are considered on a rolling basis.


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