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Sacramento Lawyer Magazine - March/April 2014
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November 2017
Date Event  
November 30 
5:00PM - 7:00PM
SCBA Real Property, Tax Law, Business Law Section Holiday Reception
December 2017
Date Event  
December 4 
10:30AM - 1:30PM
SCBA Annual Meeting
December 5 
11:45AM - 1:00PM
Environmental Law Section
December 5 
11:45AM - 1:15PM
Public Law Section Luncheon
December 5 
4:45PM - 7:00PM
Solo Small Practice Division MCLE
December 6 
11:45AM - 1:00PM
Probate & Estate Planning and SacLEGAL MCLE
December 6 
11:45AM - 1:00PM
Business Law Section Luncheon
December 6 
5:30PM - 9:00PM
Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section Annual Holiday Party
December 7 
12:00PM - 12:15PM
MCLE Committee Meeting
December 12 
12:00PM - 1:30PM
SCBA Family Law Section Holiday Luncheon
December 13 
5:00PM - 8:00PM
IDP Holiday Party
December 14 
5:00PM - 7:30PM
SCBA Holiday Party, Awards, and Delegation Friend Raiser
January 2018
Date Event  
January 10 
12:00PM - 1:00PM
SVPA Luncheon
January 16 
11:45AM - 1:00PM
Probate Luncheon
January 18 
11:45AM - 1:00PM
ADR Luncheon
January 20 
8:30AM - 2:00PM
January Board Retreat
January 23 
5:00PM - 7:00PM
Solo Small Practice Division MCLE
January 24 
4:30PM - 6:30PM
SCBA Leadership Institute
January 26 
11:45AM - 1:00PM
SCBA Judges Series
February 2018
Date Event  
February 1 
5:00PM - 7:00PM
DCA Wine & Cheese
February 7 
12:00PM - 1:00PM
SVPA Luncheon
March 2018
Date Event  
March 1 
11:45AM - 1:00PM
SCBA ADR Law Section Luncheon
March 6 
5:00PM - 7:00PM
Solo Small Practice Division MCLE
March 7 
12:00PM - 1:00PM
SVPA Luncheon


The Monterey County District Attorney's Office seeks a seasoned leader to assist in the administration and management of legal units in the District Attorney’s Office.  This management level position reports to the Assistant District Attorney and/or the Chief Assistant District Attorney.

Incumbents in this position will direct the activities of designated prosecutorial units and is responsible for selecting, training, supervising, evaluating and disciplining subordinate staff or recommending such action for their designated unit, as well as handling court calendars and jury trials as necessary.


The Judicial Council is seeking a Legislative Advocate to advocate on judicial branch fiscal issues, select policy issues and prepare fiscal analyses on legislation impacting the judiciary. Salary range $6,992 – $10,488/mo. Apply at, reference job 4548.

Fast-growing company seeks attorney with 5-7 years’ experience for associate real estate counsel position.

Company Description:
We are Quick Quack Car Wash, an established, Sacramento-area car wash chain that operates over 35 locations in four states, and have been recognized as one of the fastest growing regional companies by Inc. Magazine and the Sacramento Business Journal. Our Team Members take pride in being regularly recognized as “The Best” or “The Favorite” express car wash in every community where our facilities are located. We have also been recognized as a leader as an environmentally-friendly and sustainable business. The company has established a culture of exceptionally talented people in a great work atmosphere.

Position Description:
We are seeking an experienced attorney to serve as real estate counsel. The position will focus almost exclusively on real estate matters. The ideal candidate has approximately 5 – 7 years of commercial real estate experience at a top-tier law firm or corporate legal department. The experience will include in-depth knowledge of all aspects of commercial property acquisition and development, including buy/sell contract drafting and negotiation, land use, title review, due diligence, construction, ground leasing, SPE formation and project financing. The company’s aggressive growth strategy requires that the candidate also have exceptional organizational skills, outstanding business judgment, a proven track record of working independently with minimal supervision, and the ability to execute on several ongoing projects, oversee support staff and effectively manage outside counsel. The real estate counsel will advise Senior Management and other stakeholders on the status of ongoing projects. The company’s offices are in Roseville, California.

The candidate must have an excellent academic record, have received his or her J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school, and be admitted to a US State Bar, preferably California.

Submit resume to

Office buildings for sale/lease; Easy access to courts;
5959 Greenback Lane, Citrus Heights, CA; 6,440 sf office building for sale, about half leased to credit tenant, with remaining space available for owner-user/investor; $ 1,250,000.00
9700 Business Park Drive, Sacramento, CA; NEWLY RENOVATED :1,200 sf office condominium lease/sale; Lease $1.25 per sf/Sale $ 195,000 (price reduced!)
3089 Del Paso Boulevard, Sacramento, CA: 2,409 sf Existing Law Office and Residence for $ 250,000; Two adjacent land parcels for $ 55,000 and $ 40,000.
Other office opportunities also available in Sacramento and Placer counties.
Contact Ranga Pathak; BRE Lic. 01364897; Broker, RE/MAX Gold, (916)201-9247 or

Porter Law Group, Inc. seeks an ambitious, career-minded litigation associate to assist with busy practice.  Duties include drafting and reviewing documents and pleadings, discovery, legal research, trials, managing own caseload, etc.  Prefer a candidate with 1-2 years experience in construction law, real property, insurance and/or employment law.  Will consider recently admitted candidates.  Salary commensurate with experience.  Excellent benefits.  To be considered for this opening, please submit a cover letter, resume, and a writing sample to:
Brittany Rupley Haefele
Porter Law Group, Inc.
7801 Folsom Blvd., Ste. 101
Sacramento, California 95826


Job Opportunity – Employment Attorney / Workplace Investigator
Ellis Buehler Makus LLP seeks a creative and detail-oriented attorney with a minimum of four years of experience practicing employment law to join its workplace investigations team as an Attorney Investigator. The Attorney Investigator is responsible for conducting impartial investigations for public and private employer clients throughout California. This includes investigations into complaints of a wide array of issues, including workplace harassment, fraud and compliance, and whistleblower complaints.  
About the Firm
The Firm’s practice is almost exclusively focused on conducting workplace investigations for public and private employers throughout California. The Firm has three partners, with extensive experience practicing employment law, including litigation, advice and counsel and workplace investigations. More information about the Firm can be found on its website at
Minimum qualifications:

  • Member of the California State Bar in good standing
  • Minimum four years of experience practicing employment law,
  • Experience conducting workplace investigations
  • Excellent legal writing and analytical skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills
  • Ability to travel within California
  • Ability to work remotely
  • Strong work ethic and excellent attention to detail and follow through
  • Ability to work independently and exercise excellent judgment
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and competing deadlines

Desired qualifications:

  • Experience counseling clients on employment law matters, whether employees or employers
  • Strong interviewing skills
  • Familiarity with state and federal EEO laws
  • Formal training in workplace investigations a plus


  • Conduct impartial and thorough investigations for clients
  • Write detailed, accurate, and substantiated reports, including complex legal analyses
  • Edit and proofread investigation reports
  • Conduct legal research and counsel clients on employment law issues
  • Prepare and present training materials
  • Research and prepare responses to requests for proposals
  • Perform administrative duties
  • Engage in business development activities

To apply, please submit resume, cover letter and writing sample to Lisa Stewart at

Transactional Real Estate Associate

The Real Estate Team at Murphy Austin Adams Schoenfeld LLP, located in Sacramento and one of the premier Real Estate practices in California, works on significant and complex commercial real estate and business transactions throughout California. We are looking for an associate attorney to join our group. The successful candidate will have 1 - 4 years of transactional legal experience in real estate or business and a proven record of high academic achievement. He or she will also have a strong understanding of client customer service and commitment to meeting client expectations and deadlines with high-quality work product. This person will have the skills to determine the steps necessary to complete a project, and follow through on completing those steps. This person will move quickly and efficiently between multiple projects, and enjoy working in a team environment. Excellent interpersonal skills and outstanding writing and analytical skills are required for this position.

Murphy Austin offers a competitive salary and benefits package, an associate bonus package, a professional development program, and a mentoring program. We request that exceptionally well-qualified candidates send a resume, a law school transcript, and writing sample(s) that demonstrate your writing from a transaction, not to exceed 5 pages each (suggested writing samples: a contract, letter, email, client-advisory, or a redline showing the changes made to a contract provision) to:

An AmLaw 200 firm, Gordon & Rees Scully Mansukhani (“GRSM”) is recognized as one of the five fastest-growing firms in the country. Currently with over 700 attorneys in 43 locations, GRSM is seeking employment litigation attorneys (and lateral partner candidates with a portable book of business) for its Sacramento office. Candidates must have a minimum of five years of litigation experience or three years of employment litigation experience. Candidates must be able to work independently on pleadings, discovery, case management, research and trial preparation. Attention to detail and excellent writing skills required.

GRSM is actively growing its Sacramento office and you can be part of an exciting time in the office, and at the firm. We offer a friendly, business casual environment with the salary and benefit packages of a large national law firm. Please submit cover letter and resume by email to Mark Posard at

GRSM is an equal opportunity employer.

Legal Secretary
Location: Sacramento, CA
Beach Cowdrey Owen is a fast-paced civil litigation defense firm specializing in elder/healthcare defense is seeking an experienced legal secretary. An ideal applicant will have five years civil litigation and trial experience along with excellent calendaring, grammar and proofreading skills. Must be able to work independently. Knowledge of Word and Abacus helpful. We have a great team environment and offer excellent benefits.

Litigation Attorney
Beach | Cowdrey | Owen, LLP, a Ventura County-based statewide civil litigation firm, seeks an experienced litigation attorney with a focus on defending healthcare and human services providers. Applicants must have case-handling experience from start to finish, substantial experience taking and defending depositions, handling document-intensive discovery, dispositive motions, and trial preparation. Excellent legal analysis and writing skills are required to succeed. Opportunity exists for trial experience. E-mail résumé/writing sample to

Furnished window offices across the street from the Family Law courthouse. Amenities available: receptionist, conference room, free parking, kitchen, wi-fi, etc. Bring your own computer and go to work. Referral work possible. Call Chris at 916-454-4900 or come in at Help-U-File, 3600 Power Inn Road, Sacramento.

Office Space for Rent with one or two private offices including space for paralegal with Shared conference room, kitchen and reception area.
Great quiet convenient central location in a well maintained building. Family Law Center, 1722 Professional Drive, Sacramento 95825 (off Arden Near Watt Avenue) or contact Carol Delzer 916.488.5088 carol@FamilyLawCenter.US.


2620 J. Street- Sacramento, CA 95816
CHARMING OFFICES in a Victorian home style building available on "J" Street in mid-town Sacramento. Located less than a mile away from the State Capitol in a growing area surrounded by convenient amenities such as eclectic shops, unique restaurants, banking/medical institutions and other professional and government buildings.

We have two offices available on the 1st floor and includes a restroom, waiting room & kitchenette. Immediately available! IDEAL FOR LAW/CPA PROFESSIONALS.

- Office "E"-110 sqft, $385/month
- Office "D"- 158 sqft, $550/month

Email/call Cindy Bennett @ or 949.261.7700 ext. 240.

Capitol Mall Office Space for Lease.
Enjoy working in the newest building on Capitol Mall with sweeping views of the Downtown Arena and Sacramento River. Watch and be part of the Downtown Core revitalization as it happens. Relish all the amenities a Class A building has to offer -onsite dining (Morton's Steak House & Ambrosia), gym, high security, and chauffeured town car on demand, utilities and wi-fi included. Well-appointed space with high-end finishes, custom art and lighting, all self-contained in a generously sized suite worthy of any high caliber professional. Monthly lease rate negotiable. Call Tim at (916)

Roseville Firm seeks estate planning/business attorney to work directly with clients for estate planning, probate, transactional business, tax planning and asset protection. Must be willing to participate or lead seminars and be a team player. Please send your resume and cover letter to: Jessica Smith

Experienced Family Law Associate (Sacramento)
Compensation: Inquire within
Well established law firm is seeking an experienced Family Law Attorney to join its professional team.

Position requires the following MINIMUM qualifications:
- 5 years of experience as an attorney practicing California family law
- Extensive law and motion practice experience
- Trial (including evidentiary hearing) experience
- Extremely proficient with the use of technology
- Professionalism & a positive attitude

Sandra K. Popp
Family Law Operations Manager- Family Law Paralegal
Law Offices of Christian Schank and Associates

Please contact Deb Roberts at 916.564.3780 or for advertising opportunities.

425 University Ave., Suite 120, Sacramento, CA 95825
Mary J. Burroughs – Executive Director • Phone: (916) 564-3780 x210 • Email:

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