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ATTORNEY WANTED
Schools Legal Service is seeking an education law attorney (2 years’ experience) focusing on special education. Great collegial relationships, a challenging legal environment, and wonderful clients. Competitive salary/benefits. Contact Kern County Superintendent of Schools,
661/636-4391 or www.kern.org/hr.
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MAY 20, 2019

SENIOR ASSOCIATE COUNSEL
Schools Legal Service is seeking an education law attorney with five years’ experience (see details at link below). Great collegial relationships, a challenging legal environment, and wonderful clients. Competitive salary/benefits. Contact Kern County Superintendent of Schools,
661/636-4391 or www.kern.org/hr.
APPLICATION DEADLINE IS MAY 30, 2019




UPCOMING EVENTS

May 2019
Date Event  
May 29 
5:30PM - 7:30PM
SCBA Labor & Employment Law Section Mixer
May 30 
5:30PM - 8:30PM
Federal Bar Association & The Eastern District Historical Society
May 31 
11:30AM - 1:00PM
CCTLA Luncheon
June 2019
Date Event  
June 3 
12:00PM - 1:00PM
SCBA Real Property Law Section Luncheon
June 4 
11:45AM - 1:00PM
SCBA Family Law Section MCLE Luncheon
June 5 
12:00PM - 1:00PM
SCBA Environmetal Law Section Luncheon
June 7 
9:30AM - 10:30AM
SCBA Immigration Law Section June Roundtable Series
June 7 
11:45AM - 1:00PM
SCBA Cannabis Law Section MCLE Luncheon
June 7 
1:00PM - 4:30PM
CCTLA Seminar
June 11 
12:00PM - 1:00PM
SCBA Immigration Law Section MCLE Luncheon - PRACTICE MANAGEMENT FOR IMMIGRATION ATTORNEYS
June 13 
11:45AM - 1:00PM
SCBA ADR Law Section MCLE Luncheon
June 13 
5:00PM - 7:00PM
SCBA Public & Environmental Law MIXER
June 17 
11:45AM - 1:00PM
SCBA Bankruptcy & Commercial Law Section MCLE Luncheon
June 18 
11:45AM - 1:00PM
SCBA Probate & Estate Planning Law Section MCLE Luncheon
June 18 
5:30PM - 8:30PM
Retirement Reception for Hon. Joseph Samuel
June 19 
8:30AM - 12:00PM
SCBA Human Trafficking Seminar Part Two
June 19 
11:45AM - 12:00PM
Solo Small Practice Division - June Roundtable Series
June 19 
5:15PM - 6:30PM
SCBA Board Meeting
June 28 
11:45AM - 1:00PM
CCTLA Luncheon
July 2019
Date Event  
July 10 
11:45AM - 1:00PM
SVPA
July 10 
11:45AM - 1:00PM
SVPA Luncheon
July 17 
5:15PM - 6:30PM
SCBA Board Meeting
July 18 
5:30PM - 7:30PM
SCBA Barristers' Division 27th Annual Summer Associates Reception
July 26 
11:45AM - 1:00PM
CCTLA Luncheon
August 2019
Date Event  
August 8 
11:45AM - 1:00PM
SCBA ADR Law Section MCLE Luncheon
August 8 
11:45AM - 1:00PM
SCBA ADR Law Section MCLE Luncheon
August 23 
11:45AM - 1:00PM
CCTLA Luncheon
August 27 
5:00PM - 7:00PM
SCBA Solo/Small Practice Division MCLE
August 27 
5:00PM - 7:00PM
SCBA Solo Small Practice Division Evening MCLE
September 2019
Date Event  
September 4 
11:45AM - 1:00PM
SVPA
September 4 
11:45AM - 1:00PM
SVPA Luncheon
September 5 
8:30AM - 5:30PM
26th Annual ArtFest
September 6 
9:30AM - 10:30AM
SCBA Immigration Law Section Roundtable Series
September 6 
11:45AM - 1:00PM
SCBA Cannabis Law Section MCLE Luncheon
September 7 
3:00PM - 6:00PM
SABA - The 12th Annual Diversity Law Student Reception
September 11 
11:45AM - 1:00PM
SCBA Workers' Compensation Law Section MCLE Luncheon
September 14 
8:00AM - 3:30PM
SCBA Delegation All-Day Meeting
September 17 
8:00AM - 5:00PM
SCBA Probate & Estate Planning Boot Camp
September 18 
5:15PM - 6:30PM
SCBA Board Meeting
September 19 
6:00PM - 9:00PM
SCBA Bench Bar Reception
September 26 
11:45AM - 1:00PM
SCBA ADR MCLE Panel
September 27 
11:45AM - 1:00PM
CCTLA Luncheon
October 2019
Date Event  
October 4 
9:30AM - 10:30AM
SCBA Immigration Law Section Roundtable Series
October 4 
11:45AM - 1:00PM
SCBA Cannabis Law Section MCLE Luncheon
October 16 
5:15PM - 6:30PM
SCBA Board Meeting
October 23 
11:45AM - 1:00PM
SCBA ADR Law Section MCLE Luncheon
October 23 
11:45AM - 1:00PM
SCBA ADR Law Section MCLE Luncheon
October 25 
11:45AM - 1:00PM
CCTLA Luncheon
October 30 
11:45AM - 1:00PM
SCBA Administrative Law Section MCLE Luncheon - "Moral Turpitude: BLACKNESS OF HEART
November 2019
Date Event  
November 1 
8:30AM - 5:30PM
SCBA Immigration Law Section Roundtable Series
November 7 
11:45AM - 1:00PM
SCBA ADR Law Section MCLE Luncheon
November 22 
11:45AM - 1:00PM
CCTLA Luncheon
December 2019
Date Event  
December 2 
11:30AM - 2:00PM
SCBA Annual Meeting
December 6 
9:30AM - 10:30AM
SCBA Immigration Law Section Roundtable Series

CLASSIFIEDS

FREE LAW BOOKS!

Complete and current sets of California Reports and of California Appellate Reports. U.S. Code, Congressional and Administrative News 1944 – 2017. U.S. Code Annotated (2015). Location: South Natomas, Sacramento. Contact Carl at cborden@cfbf.com or (916) 561-5659.


Litigation Associate

The Construction Law Team at Murphy Austin Adams Schoenfeld LLP, located in Sacramento and one of the premier construction litigation practices in California, works on significant and complex contract-based construction litigation matters throughout California. We are looking for an associate attorney to join our team with 3-7 years of civil litigation experience and a proven record of high academic achievement. He or she will also have a strong understanding of client customer service, a commitment to meeting client expectations and deadlines with high-quality work product, and enjoy working in a fast-paced, team environment. Excellent interpersonal skills and outstanding writing and analytical skills are required for this position. The candidate must also have substantial experience drafting pleadings, drafting and responding to discovery, legal research and motion practice. Construction law experience is desired, but not essential. 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 to: Joelle Stone at jstone@murphyaustin.com.

Labor Attorney

AV-rated Sacramento firm Mastagni Holstedt, A.P.C. seeks highly qualified Labor attorney with 3 to 5 years’ experience in Law & Motion and Discovery Practice. Candidate should have strong writing and research skills and able to handle all phases of cases in California and Federal courts and administrative proceedings. Areas of practice include: Labor relations (including negotiations), administrative proceedings (grievances, arbitration, discipline appeal, unfair labor practice, SPB, PERB, NLRB), litigation (wage and hour, writ of mandamus, appeals and labor law enforcement). The majority of the firms’ labor clients are police and fire unions and their members. For over 40 years the firm has represented public safety officers and their unions. The firm offers excellent salary packages, benefits, parking and opportunities for advancement. Serious and qualified candidates should submit cover letter, resume and writing sample to the Hiring Partner, David P. Mastagni at kmastagni@mastagn.com.


Personal Injury Attorney

AV-rated Sacramento firm Mastagni Holstedt, A.P.C. seeks candidate with 3 years’ experience in personal injury, complex torts, Law and Motion, Discovery practice, State and Federal trial work and employment law. Dynamic, fast-paced firm. During our decades of practice, we handle all types of negligence claims involving instances of serious injury or wrongful death arising from everything from dog bites to slip-and-fall accidents to medical malpractice. Full time position. Excellent salaries packages, benefits, parking and opportunities for advancement. Serious and qualified candidates should submit cover letter, resume and writing sample to the Hiring Partner, David P. Mastagni at kmastagni@mastagni.com.


The Superior Court of California, Sacramento County, is currently accepting applications for the following position:

Court Research Attorney I/II/III

For more information, please see attached job bulletin or visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/saccourts


  • Litigation Attorney

    Kronick Moskovitz Tiedemann & Girard is currently seeking an Associate Attorney, with 3-5 years of experience. Must have a strong background in general litigation and, preferably, some labor and employment experience. Candidate must be highly motivated, self-sufficient, and have a high level of dedication and discipline.

    Primary responsibilities involves working regularly with private sector and public agency clients by providing both litigation support and day-to-day guidance on a variety of business and labor and employment matters.

    Litigation in all phases of the firm's business and labor and employment practices, including law and motion practice, written discovery, depositions, drafting pleadings, pretrial preparation, witness and exhibit preparation, trial and appeals, etc.
    Researching and advising clients on personnel and employment related issues

    Qualification Requirements
    3-5 years of experience with general litigation
    Exceptional writing skills and a strong academic background
    Ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex documents
    Ability to effectively work with people, exercise sound judgment, and establish and maintain professional relationships with clients and colleagues
    Ability to multi-task, problem solve, and bring projects to completion

    To Apply

    This position offers a generous benefits package and an opportunity to join a well-established firm in the Sacramento area. To be considered for this opening, please submit: a cover letter; your resume; a research based writing sample (such as a research memo); and a persuasive writing sample to :

    Email: kmtgcareers@kmtg.com

    Kronick Moskovitz Tiedemann & Girard is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment and personnel practices of the basis of race, sex, age, handicap, religion, national origin or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Public Agency Attorney - Lateral 

Well-established downtown Sacramento law firm is seeking an Associate Attorney with 2-5 years of experience in public agency matters, either from a private law firm or working in-house at a city, county or special district. Candidate must be highly motivated, self-sufficient, and have a high level of dedication and discipline. Experience or a desire to do transactional work with some litigation work is a plus. We offer a generous benefits package and the opportunity to develop your skills and grow professionally.

Desired candidate should have significant experience in all of the following areas:

Open government (Brown Act, Conflicts of Interest, Public Records Act).
Drafting ordinances and resolutions.
Drafting and advice on implementation of contracts for professional services and public works.
Strong writing and oral skills.
Demonstrated ability to work autonomously.
Ability to instill confidence in clients.

Experience in some or all of the following areas would be a real plus:
CEQA/NEPA.
Land use and planning
Real property transactions (licenses, easements, purchase and sale agreements)

Please forward your resume, cover letter and writing sample to kmtgcareers@kmtg.com.

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, age, handicap, religion, national origin or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.


Office Space For Rent
Two offices available in Downtown Victorian building. Access to shared conference room and kitchen/break room. Small signage available. One office is 204 square feet and it is $600 per month. The second office is 144 square feet and is $500 per month. Rent one or both. Private telephone line (no receptionist provided). One parking space negotiable.
Please contact: osha@semlawyers.com


Administrative Assistant - Law Office (Sacramento)

Downtown Sacramento environmental law firm looking for a part-time administrative assistant. Opportunity to learn about the practice of law and work with a great team.
Duties:
• Update and maintain calendar; assist with scheduling
• Organize and file documents for cases and administrative files
• Prepare materials for case filings and hearings
• Sort mail; scan and file mail documents; distribute mail documents 
• Assist with invoicing

Minimum Qualifications:
• High School Diploma  • Type at 65 wpm • Valid Driver's License

Knowledge of:
• Principles of correct and accepted grammar, punctuation and spelling
• Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint 


Please send current resume and cover letter of interest to schedule an interview to: osha@semlawyers.com


4825 J. St. Beautiful office space ideal for law professionals. Free Parking.
Kitchen & Conference Room on site. Fully furnished with access to printer, scanner & copier. To inquire please contact Alex Wheeler 916-822-8702.


NATURAL RESOURCES/PUBLIC AGENCY LATERAL ATTORNEY

Kronick seeks a lateral attorney with 3-5 years of experience to help expand a preeminent California water resources and public agency law practice in the state capital. Candidate must be highly motivated, self-sufficient, and have a high level of dedication and discipline.

Primary responsibilities involve working with public agency and private-sector clients on: (1) water rights; (2) state and federal environmental law, including California Environmental Quality Act, National Environmental Policy Act, Endangered Species Act, and Clean Water Act; (3) state and local public agency law, including land-use, Proposition 218, Brown Act, Public Records Act, public agency contracting and public works.

The successful applicant will join a highly accomplished team that works with marquis clients across the state on innovative projects, transactions and litigation involving issues of statewide importance.

Candidate must possess the requisite knowledge, skills and capability to accomplish the essential duties and responsibilities of the position:

  • 3-5 years of relevant experience
  • Strong analytical and writing skills and academic credentials
  • Ability to work effectively as a team member
  • Ability to complete significant transactional or litigation projects to completion with supervision
  • Experience in water resources, environmental or public agency law a plus

Kronick Moskovitz Tiedemann & Girard
400 Capitol Mall | 27th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814

Tamara Watson
Human Resource Generalist
twatson@kmtg.com


LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY

Kronick is currently seeking an Associate Attorney, with 3-5 years of experience. Must have a strong background in general litigation and, preferably, some labor and employment experience. Candidate must be highly motivated, self-sufficient, and have a high level of dedication and discipline.

Primary responsibilities involves working regularly with private sector and public agency clients by providing both litigation support and day-to-day guidance on a variety of business and labor and employment matters.

  • Litigation in all phases of the firm’s business and labor and employment practices, including law and motion practice, written discovery, depositions, drafting pleadings, pretrial preparation, witness and exhibit preparation, trial and appeals, etc.
  • Researching and advising clients on personnel and employment related issues

Qualification Requirements

  • 3-5 years of experience with general litigation
  •  Labor and employment experience
  • Exceptional writing skills and a strong academic background
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex documents
  • Ability to effectively work with people, exercise sound judgment, and establish and maintain professional relationships with clients and colleagues
  • Ability to multi-task, problem solve, and bring projects to completion

Kronick Moskovitz Tiedemann & Girard
400 Capitol Mall | 27th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814

Tamara Watson
Human Resource Generalist
twatson@kmtg.com


Associate Attorney

Growing downtown Sacramento firm seeks a hard-working associate to join our team. Our firm handles business litigation, corporate matters, construction, employment, real estate, contracts, and many other areas of civil practice. We have a diverse and successful client roster, which is continuing to expand. The ideal candidate will possess excellent writing and research skills and be willing to work towards handling cases on their own. At least three years’ experience in California civil litigation is preferred. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who wants to roll up their sleeves, learn a lot, and grow their career, with opportunity for future advancement and compensation based on capabilities and dedication. Applicants should submit their cover-letter, resume, two writing samples, references, and salary requirements to careers@kroghdecker.com.


Boutin Jones Inc.’s Health Care Section seeks to hire a junior to mid-level litigation associate attorney. Prior experience working with health care providers related to managed care litigation/arbitration is preferred but not required. HIPAA, anti-kickback, STARK, and provider contracting experience a plus but not required. Candidates should have a minimum of two years of litigation/arbitration experience.  We seek team players who show long term business development potential to join our firm where there is real opportunity for partnership.

Contact information and other details are available at https://boutinjones.com/careers/associate-attorneys/.


Office Suite For Rent
2623 24th Street, Sacramento, CA
Separate Entrance with private bathroom
Plus/Minus 800 square feet
To inquire please call Linda Dankman: 916-442-1155


Law Office of Alexandria Goff, PC is now hiring for a full-time associate attorney. 5 years or more of estate planning experience (business formation experience a plus). Contact info@gofflegal.com for a full copy of the job posting an how to apply.


ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY. Small AV-rated land use/real estate firm in Lake Tahoe seeking attorney with 3+ years experience to assist with land use, business, real estate, and litigation matters. Excellent research and writing skills required. Please send letter and resume to julie@fmttahoe.com


Civil Litigation Attorney Position at Curtis Legal Group, A Prof. Law Corp.

Personal injury law firm seeks licensed California attorney to handle personal injury cases. Attorney will be responsible for handling personal injury cases from the initial meetings with clients through trial, including but not limited to preparing pleadings, preparing law and motion papers, appearing at court hearings and preparing for and attending trials. The attorney candidate will also assist other litigation attorneys. Good writing and people skills are important. Bilingual in Spanish/English, both in speaking and writing, is a plus.

2+ years legal experience preferred.
Courtroom and arbitration experience is helpful.
Competitive salary, benefits and bonus opportunities.
Resume, cover letter and writing sample are required.

Contact for the job : Office Manager Tracy Thomas - tthomas@curtislegalgroup.com


BEAUTIFUL MIDTOWN VICTORIAN OFFICE SPACE -- 1903 21ST Street
Three offices varying in size in a completely restored, impressive, 120 year old Victorian. Ideal for a small law office. Sunny, offices with large common conference room and break room/kitchen. Parking, H-cap access, nearby Lightrail, DSL, Sprinklers, Alarm, Windows that open, 24 hour access, phone with voice mail, janitorial, utilities paid, all in a friendly, family setting that impresses your clients and puts them at ease. A great place to come to work. Ready now. Drive by, stop in, or call Jack at 441-4441.


Introduction:    
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.

Education/Admission:
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 qqcw@yahoo.com


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 ranga.pathak@norcalgold.com


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.


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 @ cbennett@kringandchung.com 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) 607-8493.


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 
spopp@schankfamilylaw.com
Family Law Operations Manager- Family Law Paralegal
Law Offices of Christian Schank and Associates


Please contact Danielle Laughter 916.564.3780 or dlaughter@sacbar.org for advertising opportunities.



SACRAMENTO COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION
425 University Ave., Suite 120, Sacramento, CA 95825
Elizabeth Bacon – Executive Director • Phone: (916) 564-3780 x210 • Email: elizabeth.bacon@sacbar.org

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