Career Opportunities

Clerkship Opportunities: Judge Rita Lin (U.S.D.C., N.D. Cal.)

Judge Rita F. Lin of the Northern District of California, San Francisco courthouse, is currently accepting applications for term clerk positions to begin November 1, 2023 and to continue through August 2024. Judge Lin is also accepting applications for 12-month term clerk positions to begin in August 2024. Chambers will begin reviewing applications as received, and interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis. Early application is to your advantage. Applicants should possess a strong academic record; excellent research, writing, and communications skills; the ability to work both independently and with a team in a fast-paced environment while exhibiting kindness and integrity at all times; a strong work ethic; and dedication to the fair and equal administration of justice. Applicants with at least a year of prior experience in litigation practice and/or a federal clerkship are preferred. Please submit applications via OSCAR (

University of California Office of the President: Principal Counsel, Labor and Employment

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.

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Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office: Deputy District Attorney I

The Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office is committed to seeking justice and enhancing public safety for all our residents.  To achieve this, we work tirelessly to determine the best outcome for all parties in the criminal justice system by ethically and responsibly considering each case.  

The District Attorney’s Office is currently seeking qualified individuals to fill nine (9) Deputy District Attorney I vacancies.

Candidates who took the July 2023 California Bar Examination and are awaiting their results are encouraged to apply. Proof of California Bar admission will be required prior to your hire date.

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California Public Defenders Association (CPDA): Deputy Director / Executive Director

The California Public Defenders Association (CPDA) is currently accepting applications for a new Deputy Director / Executive Director. For approximately six months to one year, the Deputy Director will report to the current Executive Director to assist in providing the leadership, vision, and strategic planning necessary to carry out the goals of CPDA. The intent is for the Deputy Director to transition to the position of Executive Director of CPDA where they will oversee the growth and evolution of the organization. 

Please share with your peers and through your outlets to encourage all qualified applicants to apply. All materials should be submitted electronically to  by 5:00 p.m. on October 13, 2023.

Here is the link to the job posting:

Applications for the Positions of U.S. Circuit Court Judges, U.S. District Court Judge, U.S. Attorney, and U.S. Marshal

Senator Feinstein has established a Judicial Advisory Committee in each federal district to review candidates for the position of U.S. District Court Judge. If you know of a candidate you believe would serve with distinction as a district judge, please encourage him or her to submit application. There are continued openings to serve as an Article III Judge on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. If you have submitted application since January 2021, feel free to update it. If you have not previously submitted application and are interested, applications and directions are available at this link: <> .

Although applications will be considered on a rolling basis, the Committee will be working to provide candidates to the Senator as soon as possible. Therefore, please encourage any candidate to submit his or her application by October 6, 2023.

If you or a potential candidate would like more information about the process, please contact me at (619) 238-1811 or Louise Renne at (415) 678-3805.

Santa Clara University: Semester Adjunct Lecturer – School of Law

As one of the most diverse law schools in our nation, the School of Law has a longstanding commitment to the diversity of its faculty and its student body and an inclusive learning environment that is welcoming for all. Ideal candidates will possess excellent communication skills, a solid commitment to engaging and innovative teaching methods, a desire to serve our students, and the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity, equity, and inclusion goals of the School of Law.

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Leonard Carder, LLP: Associate Counsel – ERISA/Employee Benefits

Leonard Carder, LLP, based in Oakland, California, is looking for attorneys with 3-5+ years of experience/interest in employee benefits law and a demonstrated commitment to the goals of workers’ rights and the labor movement. Ideal candidates should have ERISA experience and familiarity with multiemployer-defined benefit pension plans, defined contribution plans, and welfare benefit plans. Other specific experience with governmental plans, QDROs, subrogation, and trust fund collections will be considered. In addition, strong research, writing, and analytical skills, as well as the ability to work effectively with unions, multiemployer trust funds, and plan participants are essential.

The salary range for associate attorneys with at least three years of experience in employee benefits work is between $101,500 and $138,000 annually, depending on bar passage and experience. Associate attorneys are also eligible for loan repayment up to $4,000 per year and annual bonuses.

To apply, submit a letter of interest, a resume, references, and writing sample(s) to Ms. J. Jenkins by email to:

Root & Rebound: Multiple Positions

California Supreme Court (SF): Supreme Court Attorney, level A – D or Senior Supreme Court Attorney, on the Civil Central Staff

The California Supreme Court, located in San Francisco, is accepting applications for the position of Supreme Court Attorney, level A – D or Senior Supreme Court Attorney, on the Civil Central Staff. The Civil Central Staff is composed of 16 attorneys and serves the court in preparing conference memoranda analyzing petitions for review, writ petitions, proposed amendments to the Rules of Court, and other civil and State Bar of California matters filed in the Supreme Court. The Court seeks an experienced attorney to join the staff. The position will be staffed at a level commensurate with the qualifications of the selected individual.

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Centro Legal de la Raza: Multiple Positions

City of Santa Rosa: Assistant City Attorney

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced and skilled attorney to play a key role in providing important services for our City. 

Be part of a dynamic, diverse, and knowledgeable organization committed to excellence in serving a thriving community! The City is committed to building a workforce reflective of our community and establishing a lasting culture of equity and belonging within our organization. Our collective talents and expertise contribute to high-quality public services that support a vibrant, resilient, inclusive City for our community and visitors. We celebrate a diverse workforce and welcome all qualified candidates to apply.

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Berkeley Law Clinical Professor for New Clinic Focused on Racial Justice

Berkeley Law is embarking on an ambitious expansion of its Clinical Program over the next several years. We are thrilled to announce that we are hiring a full-time clinical professor to direct our newest in-house clinic. It is an open search to start and direct a new in-house clinic that centers racial justice (in the context of any subject-matter or skill-focused area).

This is an open rank search for an entry-level or lateral hire. The finalist may be appointed as Assistant Clinical Professor of Law or Clinical Professor of Law. This faculty position entails membership in the Academic Senate with rights and responsibilities that are comparable to the standard professorial track, but with an emphasis on clinical teaching, professional competence and activity, research and creative work, and University and public service.

The full job posting is here:

The first review period for applicants will be September 21. Interested applicants are encouraged to submit their applications by that date. Please circulate this posting widely. If you have any questions, please contact Ty Alper, chair of the hiring committee, at

National Employment Law Project, Berkeley: Multiple Openings

San Francisco Office of the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights: General Attorney

The San Francisco office of the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) (located in San Francisco, CA) is collecting application materials from individuals interested in General Attorney positions at the GS-0905-11 level (with promotion potential to a GS-13). OCR is an agency within the U.S. Department of Education that is responsible for enforcing civil rights laws prohibiting discrimination on the bases of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, and age in educational institutions that are recipients of federal financial assistance from the Department and, with respect to disability, in certain public entities such as public school districts. More information about OCR is available on our website:

Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume via email as soon as possible to: with a cc to:

Alameda County Bar Association and Legal Access Alameda: Chief Executive Officer

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) advises and assists the Boards of Directors of the Alameda County Bar Association (ACBA) and Legal Access Alameda (Legal Access) in the development, implementation, and administration of their respective organizational policies and programs. The CEO is responsible to the Boards of Directors for the effective operation and overall management of the ACBA’s and Legal Access’s daily activities. Additionally, the CEO must also: supervise ACBA and Legal Access staff, adhere to sound business principles, effectively manage fiscal obligations, and fully comply with the statutory and contractual duties for the various programs administered by the ACBA and Legal Access.

Please submit: resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information for three professional references to, using the subject line “CEO application.”

More information here

Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County: Multiple Openings

View the career page here to apply.

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights, SF Bay Area – Multiple Positions

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University of California, Office of the President: Multiple Positions

Hoge Fenton: Multiple Positions

  • Employment Associate – Silicon Valley, Tri-Valley, or Peninsula
  • Business Litigation Associate – Silicon Valley, Tri-Valley, or Peninsula
  • Senior Corporate Law Associate/Of Counsel/Small Corporate Law Group – Silicon Valley, Tri-Valley, or Peninsula
  • Senior Family Law Associate/Of Counsel/Small Family Law Group – Silicon Valley or Tri-Valley
  • Employment Law Of Counsel – Silicon Valley, Tri-Valley, or Peninsula

View Openings Here

California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) is hiring!

To apply click blow or view the detailed recruitment brochure.

For more information contact: Michael Morrison CPS HR Consulting

Disability Rights California – Multiple Positions

The following position(s) are posted and open to all that wish to apply:

  • Senior Attorney – Civil Rights
  • Senior Attorney – Mental Health
  • Attorney 2 or Senior – Civil Rights
  • Senior Attorney – HCBS
  • Staff Attorney 1 and 2 – Civil Rights

Open Positions Here

BayLegal is Hiring! Current Job Openings

Below is a list of our current openings. Click on any job to view more details and share.

East Bay Community Law Center

EBCLC has a talented and diverse staff who are deeply committed to EBCLC’s dual mission of training the next generation of social justice lawyers while increasing access to justice and ending poverty. 

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