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  • 29 May 2024 7:11 AM | OCHBA Administrator (Administrator)

    The California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division Two, located in Riverside, decides cases at the forefront of California’s civil and criminal jurisprudence. The Court is currently recruiting talented lawyers with a love for the law and writing, a strong work ethic and a dedication to excellence to serve in the Presiding Justice’s chambers. The Court values diversity and inclusion in our workplace. Working as a chamber’s attorney offers a unique opportunity to think and write about developing issues in the law. Your work at the court would include drafting proposed opinions in all areas of appellate law including criminal, civil, and juvenile. Litigation experience or a prior judicial clerkship are desirable, but a proven interest in legal writing and analysis, and a desire to contribute to the judicial branch are a must. The Court offers a generous compensation and benefits package, including opportunities for remote work and flexible scheduling, subject to the Justice’s approval.

    The position is being recruited at levels D to Senior and will be staffed at a level commensurate with the qualifications of the selected individuals

    To ensure consideration of your application for the earliest round of interviews, please apply by 5:00 p.m. on June 7, 2024. The position will remain open until filled.

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  • 02 Sep 2023 12:48 PM | OCHBA Administrator (Administrator)

    Click here for Job Posting:  Appellate Court Attorney, Level D - Senior

    Job ID: 6020

    The application deadline is September 20, 2023

    The Fourth Appellate District, Division Three located in Santa Ana is now accepting applications for central staff attorney positions. The positions are being recruited at levels D to Senior and will be staffed at a level commensurate with the qualifications of the selected individuals.

    Duties of the attorneys include assisting in the drafting of bench memoranda and opinions in assigned cases and reviewing memoranda and proposed opinions.  These responsibilities require that the attorney carefully and accurately review appellate briefs, trial records, and other documents; thoroughly research and analyze existing law; draft clear, concise, and well-organized memoranda and proposed opinions; and make recommendations regarding the resolution of legal issues before the court.  Attorneys perform legal duties and read, review, and analyze case records; conduct research of legal issues; draft memoranda and opinion proposals; edit and revise memoranda and opinions; and perform other related work as required.

    The ability to discuss issues thoroughly and work independently while welcoming supervision and editing of one’s work is required.  Excellent analytical, writing, and research skills are mandatory. The attorneys in these positions will review both criminal and civil cases. These are in-person positions with some flexible scheduling.


    Applicants must have at least the following:
    Active membership in the State Bar of California and:

    Level D: Equivalent of four years of post-bar legal experience in a legal setting such as a private law practice, corporation, government agency, law school, court, or legal publishing company; OR One year of experience as an appellate attorney, Level C, with the judicial branch.

    Senior Level: Equivalent of six years of post-bar legal experience, including substantial appellate experience, in a legal setting such as a private law practice, corporation, government agency, law school, court, or legal publishing company; OR Two years of experience as an appellate attorney, Level D, with the judicial branch.

    Please Note: Work experience as a law clerk to a federal judge after passing a state bar but prior to formal state bar admission will be considered equivalent to post-bar legal experience.

    Desirable qualifications:
    Additional experience in excess of the minimum qualifications in the practice of law, with experience as a judicial staff attorney, appellate practitioner, or comparable position emphasizing legal writing and analysis, and experience in exercising adjudicatory (as opposed to solely advocacy) skills. Broad and practical knowledge of the law; familiarity with appellate practice; familiarity with writ practice and procedures; mature and sound judgment; and ability to work both independently and cooperatively with other members of the court staff.

    How To Apply

    To ensure consideration of your application for the earliest round of interviews, please apply by 5:00 PM on September 5, 2023. The deadline to apply is September 20, 2023. 

    To complete an online application, please click the Apply for Job button.

    The Fourth District Court of Appeal provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities who request such accommodation. Reasonable accommodation needs should be requested through Human Resources at (415) 865-4260. Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (415) 865-4272.

  • 06 Jun 2023 3:49 PM | OCHBA Administrator (Administrator)

    NACOPRW-SoCal will award two one-time scholarships of $1000 each. Eligible students, NACOPRW-SoCal members and past applicants may apply. Former NACOPRW-SoCal scholarship recipients are not eligible.

    Click on Link below to access application:

    NACOPRW-SoCal Scholarship Application_2023_FORM.pdf

  • 19 Mar 2021 11:54 AM | OCHBA Administrator (Administrator)

    In 1972, a group of Puerto Rican women founded the Washington, D.C. chapter of the National Conference of Puerto Rican Women (NACOPRW) to support the rights of women. This historic moment marked the birth of the NACOPRW, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization seeking to promote the full participation of Puerto Rican and other Latina women in the social, economic and political life in the United States. Through the years, NACOPRW has been recognized for its involvement in the community and its support of women’s rights. Almost 50 years later, chapters have been chartered in Chicago IL, Indiana, Miami FL, Milwaukee WI, New York NY, Northern Illinois, Philadelphia PA, and Southern California. The NACOPRW-SoCal chapter was chartered in October 1998 by the National Board. It was later approved as a 501c3 in the State of California in 2019 and is the only chapter in the West Coast. We annually award scholarships to Boricua/Latina students to support their higher education.


    To continue promoting leadership and the educational development of Puerto Rican women, NACOPRW-SoCal awards two one-time scholarships of $500 each. Please share this information with eligible students who may be interested (NACOPRW-SoCal eligible members may apply; past NACOPRW-SoCal scholarship recipients are not eligible). Minimum eligibility criteria:

    ● Female students enrolled in at least 6 semester units (8 quarter units) or more at an accredited college or


    ● Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale) in 12 semester/16 quarter units or more at an accredited


    ● Puerto Rican or of Latina heritage

    ● Southern California resident (San Diego, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino or Los Angeles Counties).

    Please complete the process as described below. Do not attach resumes or documents other than those requested. The top five finalists will be asked to attend an interview with the Scholarship Committee. The top two scholarship recipients will be invited and sponsored to become active members of the NACOPRW-So- Cal Chapter. They will also have the opportunity to participate in various events including chapter and national events. All five top finalists will have the opportunity to elect to participate from a mentorship program with senior members of the SoCal chapter. Specific information for the upcoming events and programs will be provided upon selection.


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