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  • 14 Jan 2016 8:14 AM | Amelia Montgomery (Administrator)

    Organization Description
    The Public Law Center (PLC), Orange County's non-profit pro bono law firm, is
    committed to providing access to justice for low-income residents. Through
    volunteers and staff, PLC provides free civil legal services, including counseling,
    individual representation, community education, and strategic litigation and advocacy to challenge societal injustices. Now in its 34th year of service, PLC works with more than 1,600 volunteer lawyers, paralegals and law students from throughout the county who volunteer their time and expertise.

    The Immigration Unit provides assistance in the following areas: U visa, T visa,
    asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, DACA, naturalization, and some
    deportation defense. The staff attorney would be expected to provide assistance in these areas through direct representation and providing technical assistance to our pro bono volunteers.

    Qualifications

    • Active membership in the California State Bar
    • Bilingual English/Spanish required
    • 1-3 years demonstrated experience in immigration law, including case preparation,
      legal research, and client representation before USCIS and EOIR
    • Demonstrated commitment to working with immigrant communities
    • Excellent oral/written communication skills
    • Strong public speaking skills and ability to train a variety of audiences, from
      clients to pro bono attorneys
    • Ability to manage multiple tasks and work independently
    • Must have own transportation, valid CA Driver’s license, insurance and good
    • driving record

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Provide direct legal services to low income clients in the areas of: SIJS petitions,
      asylum applications, U visa, T visa, DACA, and naturalization
    • Help organize and coordinate immigration legal services through clinics and
      workshops throughout Orange County
    • Provide training to pro bono attorneys and volunteers as needed
    • Represent PLC at legal networking and community outreach events
    • Full time position; occasional evening and weekend work required
    • Other duties as assigned

    Salary & Benefits

    •  Salary dependent on experience
    • Excellent benefits provided
    • State and local Bar dues paid

    Please submit resume, cover letter and writing sample (10 pages or less) to
    glanda@publiclawcenter.org. Please no phone calls.
    APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled

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  • 13 Jan 2016 9:40 PM | Amelia Montgomery (Administrator)

    Revision #14 to the 2008 Edition of the Local Rules – Superior Court of California, County of Orange became effective January 1, 2016.  An electronic copy of the rules is available on the Court’s website at www.occourts.org or you may view them by clicking here.  Relevant rule changes are identified in the attached filing instructions.

  • 08 Jan 2016 11:39 AM | Amelia Montgomery (Administrator)

    Santa Ana, CA – Hon. Charles Margines, Presiding Judge of the Superior Court of California, County of Orange, has extended the deadline to apply to be on the next Grand Jury to January 29, 2016. Judge Margines said, “The Court empanels a new 19-member Grand Jury each year to serve a one-year term that begins July 1. We are hopeful that by extending the application deadline, additional qualified individuals will apply, especially residents from the cities of Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, Garden Grove, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, La Habra, Placentia, Santa Ana and Westminster.”

    The Grand Jury performs civil oversight of local government by reviewing and evaluating county, city, and other local agencies, including jails, schools, and special districts within Orange County. The Grand Jury writes a final report with its findings and recommendations for improvement. In addition, the Grand Jury considers evidence for possible indictment of individuals in criminal cases and reviews complaints submitted by citizens.

    The current stipend for Grand Jury service is $50 per day, up to five days per week. The panelists receive reimbursement for mileage at the current County of Orange rate and free onsite parking.

    Superior Court judges interview qualified applicants and choose the top candidates. Final selection of the 19-member Grand Jury is accomplished by a random drawing of the 25 to 30 nominees who represent a cross section of the County. Current members of the Grand Jury and their advisors provide training to the panelists.

    The requirements to serve are:
    • At least 18 years old
    • United States citizen
    • Resident of Orange County for at least one year
    • Sufficient knowledge of English
    • In possession of sound judgment and a sense of fairness

    The application form and more information are available online at www.ocgrandjury.org, by calling 657-622-6747, or in person at the Jury Commissioner’s Office, 700 Civic Center Drive West, Santa Ana.

  • 16 Dec 2015 5:35 PM | Amelia Montgomery (Administrator)

    Comments sought:
     
    Sixteen (16) new proposals to amend the California Rules of Court and Judicial Council forms have been posted to the California Courts web site, at http://www.courts.ca.gov/policyadmin-invitationstocomment.htm.
     
    The attached list provides a summary of the proposals and contains direct links to each individual proposal. You are welcome to distribute this to any other interested parties. The deadline for comment is 5:00 p.m., Friday, January 22, 2016.
     
    If you have any questions, please contact Camilla Kieliger, at camilla.kieliger@jud.ca.gov, or at 415-865-7681.

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