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  • 26 Dec 2018 1:02 PM | Anonymous
    Job ID: 4886

    Location: Santa Ana

    Posted Date: 12/11/2018

    Close Date: 01/04/2019

    Admin. Specialist I/II

    Department Overview

    The State of California, Court of Appeal, Division Three of the Fourth Appellate District located in Santa Ana is accepting applications for the position of Administrative Specialist I/II to perform a variety of administrative support duties under the supervision of the Assistant Clerk/Executive Officer. The position is being recruited at level I or II and will be staffed at a level commensurate with the qualifications of the selected individual.

    Responsibilities

    • Organizes, directs, and coordinates various judicial administrative support services for an appellate court such as human resources, budget, business services, security, facility, and janitorial functions.
    • Coordinates the preparation and implementation of the court’s budget; monitors the court’s budget; reviews and approves various vouchers for court expenditures, including travel reimbursement for judges and administrative staff; maintains basic accounting records; deposits court fees; processes court-appointed counsel fee claims; works with the JCC to assure compliance with state and JCC budget directives.
    • Analyzes and reviews requests for and procures equipment and supplies; selects products and vendors, as necessary, through a bidding process; manages inventory; performs routine service on certain office equipment.
    • Assists with performing a variety of facilities management, space management, repair and maintenance, and contract oversight; coordinates facility and space planning; coordinates internal moves; performs related work as assigned. Identifies maintenance and repair needs to the facility.
    • Coordinates and prepares special management reports and studies on a variety of topics; may assist in the analysis and implementation of appellate judicial projects having state-wide impact; initiates ideas and develops proposals relating to court administrative policy.
    • Works with other appellate court administrative personnel, including the assistant clerk/executive officer, court systems administrators, building engineer, librarian and principal attorney to assure operational efficiency.
    • Provides ancillary services for court staff.

    Ability to:

    Develop and implement assigned court administrative programs, policies, and procedures.

    Maintain fiscal, legal, and statistical records and prepare necessary summaries and reports.

    Develop and administer the budget for an appellate court.

    Apply effective administration in the areas of purchasing, human resources, budgeting and accounting, information systems, or other business services related to the operation of the court.

    Use initiative and independent judgment within general policy guidelines.

    Plan, oversee and evaluate the work of contractors, subcontractors, and others.

    Communicate effectively in English, orally and in writing.

    Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.

    Use tact and discretion in dealing with those contacted in the course of the work.

    Lift and move equipment, boxes, furniture, etc. weighing up to 50 pounds.

    Qualifications

    Administrative Specialist I: Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree, preferably with major course work in court, public or business administration, and two years of experience performing administrative work.

    Administrative Specialist II: Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree, preferably with major course work in court, public or business administration, and three years of experience organizing and coordinating administrative programs and/or projects, preferably including one year in the court system.

    Additional directly related experience may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis. Additional directly related college-level education may be substituted for the experience on a year-for-year basis.

    DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:

    Experience within the California Judicial Branch and a focus on Judicial Administration or in Public Administration is preferred.

    How To Apply

    To ensure consideration of your application for the earliest round of interviews, please apply by Jan 4, 2019.   To complete an online application, please click the APPLY NOW button.

    This position requires the submission of our official application.  Please also include a resume and cover letter.

    OR

    The Fourth District Court of Appeal provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities who request such accommodation.  Reasonable accommodation needs should be requested through Fourth District Court of Appeal Human Resources at (619) 744-0760. Telecommunications Device for the Deaf 415-865-4272.

    Pay and Benefits

    Level I          $5,662-$6,880

    Level II         $6,228-$7,569

    Highlights of our benefits package include:

    Health/Dental/Vision benefits program

    13 paid holidays per calendar year

    Choice of Annual Leave or Sick/Vacation Leave

    1 personal holiday per year

    $130 transit pass subsidy per month

    CalPERS Retirement Plan

    401(k) and 457 deferred compensation plans

    Employee Assistance Program

    Basic Life and AD&D Insurance

    FlexElect Program

    Long Term Disability Program (employee paid/optional)

    Group Legal Plan (employee paid/optional)

    Equal Employment Opportunity


  • 13 Nov 2018 11:13 AM | Anonymous

    The Forum is coming to Los Angeles on January 31 – February 1, 2019 for its Midwinter Meeting and CLE program entitled “Public Construction Projects: Not Always a Hollywood Ending” and is pleased to announce the availability of six (6) Diversity Scholarships for the cost of registration for this program to women and minority construction lawyers, construction lawyers with disabilities, and construction lawyers from the LGBT community.  The attached letter describes the scholarships, and the attached brochure describes the program. 

    The deadline for applications is December 14. 

    2019 Midwinter Meeting Brochure.pdf

  • 13 Nov 2018 11:12 AM | Anonymous

    Job Description also posted on our website http://www.justiceinaging.org/staff-attorney-or-senior-staff-attorney-oakland-or-los-angeles-office/
     
    Justice in Aging seeks an attorney with a strong commitment to elder justice and legal services for older adults to join our organization. The successful candidate will strengthen Justice in Aging’s elder justice initiatives to protect the health and economic security of older Americans, with particular focus on older adults of color, women, those with limited English proficiency, and LGBTQ older adults. The attorney will also play a key role in supporting legal services attorneys and the aging and disability network through the National Center on Law and Elder Rights (NCLER), which Justice in Aging administers under a contract with the Administration for Community Living. The location for this position is Oakland or Los Angeles, CA.
    Justice in Aging uses the power of law and our expertise in safety net programs like Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, and SSI to fight senior poverty. Founded as a legal services back-up center in 1972, we have a rich tradition of successful, high-impact, strategic advocacy on behalf of the more than 7 million seniors living in poverty in America. The National Center on Law and Elder Rights (NCLER) is a national resource center for the legal services and aging and disability networks, focused on the legal rights of older adults with the greatest social and economic needs. Providing webinars, trainings, written materials, and case consultations, NCLER is a one-stop resource for professionals serving older adults.
    Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Candidate review will begin on November 15, 2018. Questions about the position can be directed to Katrina Cohens, kcohens@justiceinaging.org.
     
    Responsibilities
    ·         Work with our health, economic security, and NCLER teams to enhance our work on elder justice, including prevention of and remedies for elder abuse, neglect and financial exploitation.
    ·         Develop written materials for both educational and advocacy purposes, including alerts, issue briefs, and training materials.
    ·         Develop training for the legal services, aging and disability networks and respond to technical assistance requests.
    ·         Establish and maintain relationships with members of the legal services, aging and disability networks, including legal services providers, social services providers, state units on aging, area agencies on aging, and others involved in protecting the legal rights of older adults and promoting elder justice.
    ·         Lead or participate in a range of advocacy efforts to promote elder justice.
    ·         Work with other Justice in Aging team members to advance organizational objectives.
    ·         As needed, supervise other attorneys, pro bono attorneys, fellows and law clerks.
    ·         Limited travel will be required.
     
    Requirements
    ·         A J.D.
    ·         Experience providing direct legal services to low-income older adults.
    ·         Capacity to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
    ·         Effective speaking, presentation, and written communication skills.
     
    Desired
    ·         Experience advocating on or representing clients with elder justice issues, including elder abuse, neglect and financial exploitation.
    ·         Familiarity with health and economic security programs for older adults, such as Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and SSI.
    ·         Excellent interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to work as part of a team, build internal and external relationships, and work with partners.
    ·         Experience with or interest in partnering with organizations serving diverse populations, such as communities of color.
    ·         Collegial, collaborative approach.
    ·         Diversity of personal and professional experience.
    ·         Passion for social justice for low-income older adults.
     
    Compensation:
    Salary for this position will range from $64,000 to $94,000, based on a fixed salary scale. Justice in Aging also offers a competitive benefits package, including health, dental and life insurance; flexible reimbursement plan; 403(b) retirement savings plan; paid parental leave, and generous vacation policy.
     
    To Apply:
    Please submit the following to Katrina Cohens, kcohens@justiceinaging.org:
    ·         cover letter that describes your interest in this particular position and how your skill set would be a good fit,
    ·         résumé,
    ·         one writing sample,
    ·         and three professional references.
     
    In your cover letter, please address the following in order for your application to be considered:
    ·         At Justice in Aging we advocate for older adults, particularly those in populations that have traditionally lacked legal protection, such as women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and people with limited English proficiency. To promote social justice and best achieve our mission, Justice in Aging is committed to maintaining a diverse staff and creating an inclusive and respectful workplace in which differences are acknowledged and valued. How do you think your personal and/or professional experience or background has prepared you to contribute to a work environment with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion? Feel free to think broadly about your response to this question, applying various aspects of your life and personal experiences to your response.
     
    Justice in Aging is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to maintaining a diverse staff and we particularly encourage applications from members of racial and ethnic minority groups, women, the LGBTQ community, and others whose background may contribute to more effective representation of low-income people and underserved communities.
     

  • 7 Nov 2018 1:25 PM | Anonymous

    The Mediation course is designed to teach students the skills and techniques used in mediation of legal disputes in multiple areas of law, including Family Law and Business Law. Students participate in simulated hypothetical situations in order to develop and practice these skills.  They also will develop skills in client counseling, facilitation, and problem solving. 

    The course is a two-unit course, which meets on Wednesday evenings for ten weekly three-hour sessions.  The course will run from Feb. 13 through April 24, 2019, with no class on March 6 (spring break). 

    Ideal candidates will be Certified Mediators with an active mediation practice, and with experience or a strong interest in training future attorneys.  Please contact Associate Dean Susan Keller at skeller@wsulaw.edu or 714-459-1141.


  • 22 Oct 2018 2:25 PM | Anonymous

    https://ocjusticefund.org/donate/


  • 17 Oct 2018 9:17 PM | Anonymous

    TMBA is excited to begin the tradition of honoring those whose achievements emulate the standard Judge Karen L. Robinson has set in the years to come. This second-annual award will be presented to a member of the bar who has demonstrated a commitment to excellence in the practice of law, as well as engaged in efforts to promote diversity and the advancement of justice.
    Email Your Nomination to info@thurgoodmarshallbarassociation.org.

  • 17 Oct 2018 9:13 PM | Anonymous

    Please join us in an extraordinary opportunity to serve our
    Orange County Legal Community!

    Board Positions:
    President Elect, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer,
    Parliamentarian, and Board Members at Large

    The deadline for nominations is October 31, 2018.

    Thurgood Marshall Bar Association is a contemporary bar association committed to connect, support, and increase the Black legal community in Orange County. TMBA strives to promote diversity, professional improvement, and the advancement of justice through positive community involvement and excellence in the practice of law for the Black legal community, allies, and the community at large.
     
    Join us and make a difference!
    Email Your Nomination to info@thurgoodmarshallbarassociation.org

  • 10 Oct 2018 11:28 PM | Anonymous

    Why Midterm Elections Matter, Voter Education Public Program on October 17th

    The Eventbrite link to register for the “free” Voter Education Public Program is below. Hope you all can make it out:
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/why-midterm-elections-matter-voter-education-public-program-tickets-50056548484


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