Job Placement

The Law School does not currently have a formal Placement Office. However, all job listings received by the Law School are posted on the Student Bulletin Boards and on this site for a period of 60 days. In addition, students receive placement counseling and advisement from the Dean and Faculty.  If you would like to submit a job posting please send with expiration date to Career Services.

Current Opportunities

Externship and Internship Opportunities - OCPD - posted 8/16/2017

Volunteer Law Student Program – Externship and Internship Opportunities Available

 

The Orange County Public Defender’s Office is seeking law students who are interested in an externship or internship with their office. Theyhave a 73 year history of defending the poor and disenfranchised in Orange County. Please contact Irene Pai for more information or if interested in applying:

irene.pai@pubdef.ocgov.com; (714) 568-6382

 

Law clerk, Full or Part-Time - Sacramento - posted 8/8/2017
Workers' Compensation Defense Attorney - posted 8/4/2017

Workers’ Compensation Defense Attorney

 

A small, collegial workers’ compensation defense law firm seeks an experienced full time attorney with proven skills to handle all phases of litigation and trial work. Three to five years’ experience in this area of law is important. We seek a candidate with exceptional writing, communication, legal research, and analytical skills. An independent, self-motivated individual with a strong work ethic and sound judgment is desired. Creative problem resolution, attention to detail, and timeliness in reporting to clients are traits we value.

This is a great opportunity for an ambitious attorney. Our people are friendly, diligent and hardworking in an atmosphere that is responsive and committed to our clients. The office is located near BART in downtown Oakland with convenient adjacent parking.

A competitive salary and medical benefits will be offered. Employment is to start as soon as possible. California Bar membership is required. Please send your resume and writing sample with cover letter to info@schmitlaw.com.

Thank you for your interest.

The U.S. DOJ Attorney General’s Honors Program and Summer Law Intern Program - posted 8/4/2017

The U.S. Department of Justice Attorney General’s Honors Program and Summer Law Intern Program

 

As a reminder, the online application for the Attorney General’s Honors Program (HP) and Summer Law Intern Program (SLIP) opened on July 31, 2017. The HP is the largest and most prestigious federal entry-level attorney hiring program of its kind and the SLIP is the Department’s competitive recruitment program for compensated summer internships.

The deadline for law students and eligible graduates to apply to these programs is Tuesday, September 5, 2017.  

The online application is accessible via:  https://www.avuedigitalservices.com/casting/aiportal/control/mainmenu?agency=dojoarm. The application tips and checklist  is a helpful tool for applicants before starting the online application.   In addition, please see the links below for specific information about participating offices, number of available positions, eligibility information, and answers to frequently asked questions.

HP:   https://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/entry-level-attorneys

SLIP:  https://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/summer-law-intern-program

Last week, the Office of Recruitment and Management hosted a webinars discussing the HP and SLIP.  The link to a recording of one of webinars is available at: http://ecs.acms.com/p9scdgysz9r/In addition, attached to this email please find a copy of the presentation.  Please share the link and presentation with your students.

More information on all of the DOJ’s legal hiring programs is online at https://www.justice.gov/legal-careers.

Thank you for your continued support and spreading the word to law students and graduates!

 

2017 Legal Hiring Programs
Deputy County Counsel - posted 8/2/2017

Deputy County Counsel – Exempt Position

 

Contra Costa County is seeking highly motivated, career-oriented attorneys, with strong academic credentials and excellent research and writing skills, to fill two Deputy County Counsel – Exempt positions in the General Law Division. This is a great opportunity to work in the beautiful Bay Area and join a collegial team of attorneys and staff committed to public service and quality of life. Attorneys selected to work in the General Law Division are expected to handle all aspects of advising and representing a public agency and its departments, boards, and commissions. They may be asked to prepare formal legal opinions, ordinances and other documents, analyze and draft contracts, prepare pleadings, serve as counsel to hearing bodies, handle civil trials, civil writ matters, and other litigation, and participate in mediations, negotiations, and administrative hearings. Attorneys applying for a position in this division should highlight their training and experience in one or more of the following areas: business transactions, including contract preparation, land use, employment law, employment litigation or general civil litigation, including civil writ matters (excluding tort litigation).

The work of the County Counsel’s Office is diverse, fast paced, and high-profile, and requires the desire and ability to assume responsibility and build long-term client relationships. The ideal candidates for the positions will be articulate and energetic, with exceptional analytical skills and judgment. Successful applicants must be able to relate well to colleagues, clients, and the courts, have the ability to think strategically and creatively, and have the ability to foster collaborative work relationships among stakeholders involved in negotiations.

In recognition of the possibility of conflict of interest, Deputy County Counsels – Exempt are required to refrain from private law practice.  Attorneys are required to furnish personal transportation and may seek mileage reimbursement for work-related travel in accordance with County policy.

The County Counsel’s Office currently has a staff of 34 attorneys.  The positions may be filled at any level step appropriate to qualifications and experience.  Promotional opportunities exist within the Deputy County Counsel-Exempt from Basic Level ($8,314.05-9,882.80) through Standard Level ($10,134.79-12,047.08) to Advanced Level ($12,354.26-14,685.34).  Provisions exist for up to two steps of salary increase for outstanding performance. Deputy County Counsels – Exempt, are excluded from the County Merit System and are appointed by the County Counsel.
Typical Tasks

  • Advises and defends the County and districts and their officers and employees in civil legal matters
  • Confers with and advises County and district offices and employees on legal questions pertaining to their respective powers, duties, functions, programs, and potential liability exposure
  • Attends meetings of boards and commissions, as requested
  • Prepares formal written legal opinions
  • Drafts ordinances, resolutions, regulations, and other legislative measures
  • Assists County departments in formulating policies and procedures
  • Reviews and drafts contracts, leases, conveyances, and other legal documents
  • Studies, interprets and applies laws, court decisions and other legal authorities in the preparation of cases, opinions, and trial and appellate briefs
  • Formulates recommendations concerning the advisability of prosecuting, defending, compromising or dismissing civil litigation and administrative proceedings
  • Provides advice, assistance and review in the County’s risk management program
  • Prepares pleadings and conducts condemnation, damage, and other civil actions in all State and Federal courts
  • Prepares appellate briefs
  • Assembles and evaluates evidence, conducts discovery, and secures and interviews witnesses
  • Represents the County and its officers and employees in administrative hearings and arbitrations
  • Establishes and maintains effective relationships with County departments and other County Counsel clients
  • Conducts proceedings involving dependent children, termination of parental rights, guardianship, conservatorship, and probate
  • Performs a wide variety of legal research
  • May be called upon to supervise, train, or assist other deputies
  • Keeps informed of current developments in the civil law
  • Prepares correspondence and reports

Minimum Qualifications – 

California State Bar License: Active membership in the California State Bar and admission to practice before all State courts.

Minimum Experience:  Applicants must have the following minimum experience to qualify for each position level.

Basic Level: Two (2) years of full-time (or the equivalent) experience as a practicing attorney or one (1) year of full-time (or the equivalent position level) experience as an attorney practicing law for a public agency.

Standard Level: Four (4) years of full-time (or the equivalent) experience as a practicing attorney.

Advanced Level: Five (5) years of full-time (or the equivalent) experience as a practicing attorney

Please click on link for more information: Country Costa County Government Jobs

Student Internship Position - posted 8/1/2017

Legal Student Assistant Position

 

The State Compensation Insurance Fund is interested in recruiting students attending Lincoln Law School of San Jose for paid internships! Here is a quick synopsis of what State Compensation Insurance Fund (State Fund) is all about. They contract with University Enterprises, Inc. (UEI) to obtain the best Legal Student Assistants throughout California. They are flexible with student work hours because they believe that school should be the first priority; offering part time work, Monday through Friday! They offer a generous pay scale so that students can focus less on financial matters, and more on appropriating their time to studies and attaining new job skills and techniques! In their efforts to go the extra mile, they have recently launched a Graduate Legal Assistant (GLA) Program, which is an actual civil-service classification for new graduates who have passed the BAR, expanding  opportunities to all grade levels!

Below is the direct link to their Legal Student position in San Jose, Ca:

  • Legal Student Assistant – Current Law Students ONLY (San Jose, CA)

https://ueijobs.peopleadmin.com/hr/postings/7306

For more information about State Fund, please visit their website at www.statefundca.com/

Contact Info: Casandra Solomon

Workforce Solutions Analyst, Student Assistant, State Compensation Insurance Fund, Office: 916 -924-6810

 

 

LawCrossing Job Bank - posted 7/28/17

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Are you searching for jobs, great articles, and career advice? Make sure to check out LawCrossing FREE for current law school students until April 30, 2017.

How To Get Started

 

  1. Go to https://www.lawcrossing.com/lcoffer.php.
  2. Your 2017-2018 promotion code is lincolnlawsj.edu_2017
  3. Scroll down and enter your law school e-mail address (the one ending in “.edu”) and the Promotion Code Password in the box.
  4. You will then receive an e-mail at your law school e-mail address from LawCrossing with an address to copy and paste in your browser to activate your account—just follow the instructions there concerning choosing your user name and password.
  5. At that point you will be signed-up and able to use all the features of the site. If you do not receive that e-mail with the link, you may have to check your security settings and make sure that the e-mail is not being treated as SPAM. If you have difficulty signing up or viewing jobs, contact LawCrossing Customer Service by phone at 800-973-1177, M-F between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm PST.
Civil Litigation & Criminal Defense Attorney - Rooney Law Firm - posted 7/27/17

Civil Litigation & Criminal Defense Attorney – 7/27/2017

LITIGATION ATTORNEY, CRIMINAL DEFENSE – Responsible for all case aspects, including and dependent on hiring level for: court appearances, pleading/motion research, drafting and cogent presentation, opposing counsel and client consultations, and responsible for a variety of hearings and/or trials.
This full-service position, representing DUI’s (with APS hearings), misdemeanors, and felony matters requires the ability to obtain great results and client satisfaction during representation. The ideal candidate will be responsible for, or assist in the preparation of, legal work where the nature of the work involves any or all the following activities:
Analyze and organize information, research, prepare, write, and litigate pre-trial motions, discuss case preparation and settlement with clients, provide input and assistance in determining how cases should be prepared, negotiated, and tried.
Direct investigation or supervision of investigation of the case facts and ensure that all relevant information is considered. Identify appropriate laws, judicial decisions, legal articles, and other materials that are relevant to assigned cases.
Draft legal arguments, pleadings, and motions, for filing, service, and timely negotiations or contested hearings as needed. Create affidavits, assist attorneys during trials, and conduct court and jury trials. Preparation and planning of caseload necessary to achieve beneficial settlements and successful contested hearings and trials.
Supervise and lead paralegal, investigator, and support staff to execute case plans. Assist staff as needed to track, files of all important case documents and make them available and easily accessible to all firm attorneys, paralegals, and investigators.
QUALIFICATIONS:
Typical office machine and internet skills with computers and technical knowledge are essential to use software packages, internet research, CD-ROM’s, and computer databases to search for legal literature. Litigation mandates excellent organization aptitude with electronic documents and the ability to retrieve, organize, and index various materials as required. Current California State Bar Membership required. The Firm handles civil litigation where the chosen candidate will assist other attorneys from time to time and will have other duties as assigned.
Only open until filled. Apply at: chicojobs11@yahoo.com
Please no telephone calls, facsimile transmissions, or personal contacts unless invited.

Transactional Real Estate Associate – updated 3/14/17

Transactional Real Estate Associate – updated 3/14/17

Berliner Cohen, a mid-sized firm based in San Jose, has an immediate opening for a mid-level associate in its transactional real estate group. The successful candidate will have 4-6 years’ experience in sophisticated transactional real estate matters, including demonstrated experience in drafting and negotiating contracts in the areas of property acquisition/disposition, leasing and financing.  Excellent academic credentials, analytical, writing and communication skills are required.

Berliner Cohen is noted for its congenial work environment and provides an excellent compensation and benefit package.

If you are interested in joining our team, please submit a cover letter and resume to lisa.karr@berliner.com.

Qualified applicants will be contacted

Patent Coordinator (Patent Practice Group) Carr & Ferrell LLP – posted 3/14/17

Patent Coordinator (Patent Practice Group) Carr & Ferrell LLP – posted 3/14/17

Carr & Ferrell’s Patent Coordinators work with attorneys, legal staff and clients to organize legal documents, process client materials, and assist in the management of the client relationship. Patent Coordinators are expected to utilize effective communication skills, exemplify a proactive attitude and maintain a focus on details. The ideal candidate will have the following:

Patent Coordinator requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree and Juris Doctor (JD) degree
  • Proficiency in MS Office Software products (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint)
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and complete tasks by deadline dates
  • Interpersonal and communications skills required to interact with clients, lawyers and staff
  • 2+ years of experience in a legal setting
  • Prior knowledge of patent prosecution a plus

Patent Coordinator functions include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting with management of the client relationship;
  • Drafting, editing and proofreading documents;
  • Contacting U.S. Patent and Trademark Office representatives;
  • Docketing;
  • Tracking billable hours;
  • Filing and general administrative tasks, as necessary;
  • Working with accounting department to monitor clients’ account status;
  • Preparing documents for filing with the USPTO and for filing PCT applications;
  • Creating and updating patent status reports;
  • Setting up and preparing materials for meetings with clients and attorneys;
  • Investigating prosecution-related issues in PAIR  and other patent document management systems

This is a full-time position 8am-5pm, paid hourly and eligible for our benefits package. To apply please send cover letter, resume, writing sample and a copy of official transcripts to the contact provided below.

Contact
Laura DeMartini
recruiting@carrferrell.com

www.carrferrell.com

San Jose General Practice law firm Seeking Intern - updated 3/14/17

San Jose General Practice law firm Seeking Intern Law Clerk/3L or Recent Grads without bar preferred/2Ls will be considered -updated 3/14/17

Practice Areas

  • General Law Practice
  • Business Law, Contracts
  • Divorce, Family Law, Restraining Orders, Custody
  • Personal Injury, Auto Accidents

Location

The firm is located in an office plaza area off Saratoga Avenue, San Jose. Some preference will be given to local applicants who have a demonstrable interest in remaining in the San Jose area long-term. However, candidates seeking short-term work placements may also be considered. Our office is intending to expand into the East Bay Area with multiple offices in Pleasanton/Hayward area and San Jose. Currently San Jose is the hub and center of our activity and the applicant is expected to be physically present at our San Jose location, pending Rad Law Group’s expansion. We primarily cover Santa Clara, Alameda and Contra Costa County cases.

POSITION: INTERN LAW CLERK

We are seeking a law clerk who is attending or graduated from law school and can work immediately. Though we have not currently budgeted for a paid position, the opportunity is there for the right candidate. The law clerk will conduct client intake, draft letters, draft law and motion papers, and review deposition transcripts and other Court hearing records.

This is an excellent opportunity for real world legal experience and to learn more about various aspects of the law. As an intern law clerk, you will assist the attorneys in, among other things, legal research, preparing motions, and discovery.

Candidates must have reliable transportation, positive professional attitude with capable multi-tasking ability under stressful conditions, strong time management skills, excellent research, writing, and organizational skills. Flexibility to change directions depending on office priorities and a good sense of humor also are welcome qualities in the right candidate.

His/her duties include:

* drafting law and motion under attorney direction or civil and family law (in particular and, other area of law as necessary)
* calendaring
* word processing
* contacting clients via telephone/email
* preparing simple client letters and pleadings
* simple online researching via Westlaw/Lexis Nexis
* scanning
* copying
* faxing
* helping with client billing
* helping with civil and family court filings (Santa Clara, Alameda and Contra Costa counties primarily)

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, transcript, and time availability via e-mail.

Contact Us

charles@radlawgroup.com 

Phone: 408-241-5300

Fax: 408-241-5301

Trademark Attorney – posted 3/14/17

Trademark Attorney – posted 3/14/17

Arent Fox LLP is seeking a senior level attorney with 6+ years of experience for its trademark practice group in our Los Angeles, CA, San Francisco, CA or Washington, DC office.  The ideal candidate must have substantial knowledge of trademark law, experience in managing and supervising others and a volume workflow, the ability to handle significant client contact in a fast paced environment, and be self-motivated and driven to provide excellent work product. The position mandates a thorough knowledge of the law, strong organizational skills, and excellent writing and analytical capabilities. Significant experience drafting full trademark opinion letters and advising clients regarding the use of marks is required. Experience with patent opinions, trademark enforcement, and licensing are a plus. Please submit a resume, law school transcript, and a writing sample. Arent Fox LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

If you are interested in joining our team, please submit your resume to michelle.fowle@arentfox.com

Michelle Fowle
Attorney Recruitment Specialist
Legal Secretary, Cunneen Law, San Jose (updated 3/8/17)

Legal Secretary, Cunneen Law, San Jose (updated 3/8/17)

Boutique  Estate Planning Law Firm is looking for a bright, motivated Legal Secretary with advancement opportunities. You will be an integral part of the team and responsible for administrative assistance to our firm.

Job duties include but are not limited to: answer phones; greet visitors; order supplies; and provide administrative support (faxing, scanning, filing, photocopying, mail distribution, and organizing/preparing shipments). Additionally, assist with administrative work including but not limited to organizing files, calendaring, typing documents and letters, emailing clients, and similar support services.

Ideal candidate is a self-starter with the ability to multi-task, attend to details, prioritize tasks in view of deadlines, has excellent verbal and written communication skills, and possesses strong knowledge of Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel and Adobe Acrobat. Knowledge of court filings for probate, and experience with estate planning documents and real estate deeds a plus. Candidate is expected to be personable, punctual, energetic, reliable, and demonstrate good judgment, professional etiquette and confidentiality.  Ideal candidate will have 1 or more years working experience with a reputable law firm or paralegal training experience. Our office is collegial and professional.

Please forward resume and cover letter (with salary requirements and days/times available) for consideration topatty@cunneenlaw.com

Job Type: Legal Secretary or Legal Secretary/Legal Assistant

Hours:  Flexible (Part-Time or Full-Time)

Salary:  Depending on Experience

Local candidates only:  San Jose, CA

Part-time, Internship, Dionne Legal, San Jose as of 3/8/17

Part-time, Internship, Dionne Legal, San Jose as of 3/8/17

Our office is a immigration based law firm. As a legal intern, you will work directly with our Principal Attorney and operations manager on building cases for our clients through research, legal writing, and personal involvement with our clients. We are seeking a Legal Intern who is ambitious and optimistic and is ready to learn about the legal practice while working on life-changing cases for our clients. You are looking to take the lead on projects in order to improve your analytical skills and to understand what it is like to work towards resolving complex legal cases and issues in the law. Our firm handles a wide variety of immigration cases including Asylum, U Visa, Family-based Immigration, and Naturalization :

  • Conduct legal research and draft client declarations
  • Perform other special projects and assignments with the Principal Attorney
  • Assist in court
  • Work with highly-confidential and sensitive immigration information
  • Interact directly with clients, conduct client interviews

Requirements:

  • Bi-lingual in English and Spanish: Must be fluent in speaking and writing
  • Current law student
  • Strong aptitude for legal research and strong writing skills
  • Self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit who possess a strong work ethic
  • Effective communication skills (both written and verbal, in English and Spanish)
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Extremely organized with a keen eye for detail
  • Desire to learn and adapt quickly
  • Comfortable with a fast-paced, dynamic environment

Please send to DionneLegal@gmail.com a cover letter with your experience, expected hours of availability, and interest in this position. This position is unpaid.

Law Clerking Position at established immigration firm – updated 2/28/17

Law Clerking Position at established immigration firm – updated 2/28/17

 Job requirements:

  1. Legal Research and writing
  2. Communicating with governmental agencies
  3. Administrative Courts
  4. Federal Courts
  5. Exposure to all aspects of immigration law practice

Please Contact Tom Thomatos @ 408-627-9248.

La Raza Summer Clerkship and Grant Opportunity- updated 2/28/17

La Raza Summer Clerkship and Grant Opportunity- updated 2/28/17

The La Raza Lawyers of Santa Clara County Charitable Foundation is proud to announce a summer clerkship with Judge Edward Davila of the Northern District of California for a deserving 1L law student who is from or who has a history of serving the Bay Area Latino/a community.  The Charitable Foundation will provide a grant of $7,500 to the student selected by Judge Davila.

Judge Davila has asked that any interested law student email him directly (Edward_Davila@cand.uscourts.gov) as soon as possible with a cover letter and any information the student thinks would be helpful (resume, writing sample, transcripts, etc.).  Judge Davila has purposely left the list of supporting documents open, as he believes the preparation of a persuasive application package will be good preparation for the position.

Please distribute this notice to your students, in particular to any minority law student organizations.  If you or your students have any questions, they may feel free to contact me, the Charitable Foundation’s President and Chair, Carlos Orellana, at this email (scclarazafoundation@gmail.com) or at 408-705-7580.

Thanks and best regards,

Carlos Orellana
President and Chair