Sacramento County Bar Association

Upcoming Events

Environmental Law Section Luncheon - 12 :00 PM - 01:00 PM

SCBA Barristers' Division 27th Annual Summer Associates Reception - 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM

Health Care Law Section July Mixer -5:00PM - 7:00PM

State of Insurance Markets - New information pertaining to your practice -11:30AM - 1:30PM

SCBA Solo Small Practice Division Evening MCLE -5:00PM - 7:00PM

You are invited to the 27 th Annual Sacramento County Bar Association
Summer Associates Reception! 
Presented by the SCBA Barristers’ Club of Sacramento

Editor’s Message

It’s Time for Summer
by Ellen Arabian-Lee

In reviewing my prior “Editor’s Messages,” I noticed that I wrote about “time” twice: “It’s Never Too Late” (March/April 2016) and “It’s Time to Give Back” (March/April 2017). This was not intentional, but it made me think. Judge  David Brown  in his “Timing Is Everything” article on page 16 tries to make our professional lives a little easier by reminding us about important timing rules relating to motions. The fact that he felt the need to write such an article suggests that attorneys are having real problems juggling all of their deadlines.  Sean McCoy ’s article on page 6 similarly recognizes that “It’s Not Too Late to Become Involved in the SCBA This Year!” What’s up with running out of time being on everyone’s mind?
More than most other professionals, attorneys’ daily lives are dictated by deadlines and dates – and it all seems to go by way too fast. With technological advancements, calendaring programs, electronic alerts, and cell phones, attorneys should never miss a deadline for anything – but it happens and many of us constantly feel as though time is running out. Some of us use multiple electronic calendaring systems as well as an “old fashioned” Month-at-Glance calendar with handwritten scribbles to stay on top of things – still, most of us feel behind most of the time. 
It’s summer and it’s finally hot outside. Hopefully we can all take some time to review our calendars, get our work done, and get away from the office and breathe. We enjoy seeing and publishing SCBA members’ photos from their summer vacations. Please forward your summertime photos (with captions) to  editor@sacbar.org .
SCBA PROGRAMS

SCBA Lawyer and Referral Service Program is experiencing increase in lawyer requests, we are in need of attorneys in all areas of law. Please contact Marlon Turner at 916-564-3787 or by email at referral@sacbar.org to get more information on how to join SCBA LRIS Panel.

SCBA IDP program is currently accepting new applications for all levels, CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.
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$1 sign-up special for Sacramento County Bar Association employees!
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Classifieds

Below is a list of current attorney and legal internship vacancies at the U.S. Department of Justice. The Department of Justice office places a high value on diversity of experiences and perspectives and encourages applications from all qualified men and women from all ethnic and racial backgrounds, veterans, LGBT individuals, and persons with disabilities. We welcome applications from candidates who are interested in positively contributing to Justice and hope that you will consider joining the dedicated public servants at the Department of Justice. To learn more about Justice and our legal careers, please visit our website at https://www.justice.gov/legal-careers .

SACRAMENTO COUNTY PUBLIC LAW LIBRARY
CIVIL SELF HELP CENTER ATTORNEY

Seeking attorney with civil litigation experience to assist and advise self-represented litigants in limited general civil litigation matters and probate guardianships. Candidate should be comfortable speaking with a diverse cross-section of the community and possess a gift for explaining difficult legal concepts in plain English to those representing themselves in the justice system. Assistance provided is highly practical, so the ideal candidate should be well versed in basic civil procedure, extremely comfortable with pleadings using Judicial Council and other forms, law and motion practice, and local court rules. 

The attorney provides education to the public about their rights and responsibilities under the law both on an individual basis and in workshops.  The attorney supervises and trains one to two paralegals, who also provide legal support assistance to customers of the Civil Self Help Center. The Civil Self Help Center is located in the Sacramento County Public Law Library, and the attorney is a member of the Law Library staff reporting to the Law Library Director. 

Education and experience —Active membership with the State Bar of California; a minimum of three years of practice/experience in general civil litigation.  Experience in working in a legal aid capacity and supervising a paralegal are desirable.  JD either from an ABA accredited law school or from a law school accredited by the California State Bar’s Committee of Bar Examiners.  Excellent computer skills required with knowledge of and capability with standard Office software products a must.

Salary and benefits - A competitive salary commensurate with experience, CalPERS health and pension benefits, plus PTO and sick leave. Regular work hours.

For more information, please see the Announcements section at  https://www.saclaw.org
Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter plus references to  jobs@saclaw.org

Sacramento County Public Law Library is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment and personnel practices based on race, sex, age, handicap, religion, national origin or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.
Transactional Associate

Boutin Jones Inc. is seeking a transactional associate to join its Real Estate Practice Group. The Real Estate Practice Group works closely as a team in a collaborative environment. An associate attorney who joins our group can expect to practice closely with the group's shareholders on large and complex real estate transactions, including acquisitions and sales, leasing, land development and merchant builder transactions, construction and finance. For examples of some of the projects that we have worked on, see the Boutin Jones Real Estate Portfolio.

The firm provides professional development opportunities for associate attorneys interested in becoming shareholders of the firm. Candidates should have at least two years of significant commercial real estate transactional experience. This is an excellent opportunity for a hardworking, smart individual who enjoys private, transactional practice and is committed to serving clients’ needs.

We are proud of the work environment we have created and the high level of service we provide to our clients. Our firm offers a progressive and competitive benefits package, a challenging and engaging work environment, a leadership team that makes smart business decisions, and a collection of dedicated, smart attorneys committed to serving our clients. At Boutin Jones, you will find the perfect balance of professional growth opportunities, challenging work, and friendly colleagues. If you currently reside outside the Sacramento area, we think you will find that Sacramento is an affordable and great place to live.

Benefits

Boutin Jones offers a competitive compensation and benefits package which includes a generous 401(k) plan, a wide variety of health plans, a bonus program which rewards performance on both objective and subjective bases, and more.

Requirements

At least two years of transactional real estate "deal" experience
Excellent analytical, research and writing skills
Excellent academic credentials
Strong work ethic and client focus
Attention to detail
Team oriented
Licensed to practice law in California

Interested candidates should submit their resumes, writing samples, and law school transcripts with a cover letter to Iain Mickle at recruiting@boutinjones.com. Boutin Jones prefers direct application candidates as opposed to candidates utilizing outside recruiters.
ASSISTANT UNITED STATES TRUSTEE
The United States Trustee Program (Program) is seeking experienced attorney applicants for the position of Assistant United States Trustee for the Las Vegas, NV. 
The Program is a litigating component of the U.S. Department of Justice responsible for overseeing nearly all bankruptcy cases filed in federal bankruptcy courts across the United States - including chapter 7 and 13 cases filed by consumer debtors, chapter 12 cases filed by family farmers or fishermen, and complex chapter 11 reorganization proceedings. The Program's mission is to promote the integrity and efficiency of the nation's bankruptcy system for the benefit of all stakeholders - debtors, creditors, and the American public. The Program was established by Congress more than 30 years ago to act as the "watchdog" of the bankruptcy system, with a headquarters in Washington, DC, led by a Director; 21 Regions managed by United States Trustees; and 90 field offices in 44 states each, managed by an Assistant United States Trustee.

Litigation Associate

Boutin Jones Inc. is seeking a litigation associate to join its Employment Law Practice Group. The Employment Law Practice Group works closely as a team in a collaborative environment. An associate attorney who joins our group can expect to practice at the highest levels of the legal profession, focusing exclusively on labor and employment law. The firm provides professional development opportunities for associate attorneys interested in becoming shareholders of the firm. Candidates should have at least two years of significant experience in employment litigation. This is an excellent opportunity for a hardworking, smart individual who enjoys private practice and is committed to serving clients’ needs. 

We are proud of the work environment we have created and the high level of service we provide to our clients. Our firm offers a progressive and competitive benefits package, a challenging and engaging work environment, a leadership team that makes smart business decisions, and a collection of dedicated, smart attorneys committed to serving our clients. At Boutin Jones, you will find the perfect balance of professional growth opportunities, challenging work, and good friends. If you currently reside outside the Sacramento area, we think you will find that Sacramento is an affordable and great place to live.

Benefits

Boutin Jones offers a competitive compensation and benefits package which includes a generous 401(k) plan, a wide variety of health plans, a bonus program which rewards performance on both objective and subjective bases, and more.

Requirements

At least two years of employment litigation experience
Excellent analytical, research and writing skills
Excellent academic credentials
Strong work ethic and client focus
Licensed to practice law in California

Interested candidates should submit their resumes, writing samples, and law school transcripts with a cover letter to Iain Mickle at recruiting@boutinjones.com. Boutin Jones prefers direct application candidates as opposed to candidates utilizing outside recruiters.
The Office of the Attorney General is seeking to fill attorney positions throughout the State of California. In the link below is a list of the most current Deputy Attorney General series vacancies. If you are interested in applying, please postmark your application on or before the deadline. CLICK HERE to review the job announcements for each vacancy.
Senior Litigation Associate

Delfino Madden O'Malley Coyle & Koewler LLP, a corporate, business, employment, and family law firm located in downtown Sacramento, is seeking a litigation attorney to join its growing sixteen-attorney office. We are seeking a litigation attorney with six or more years of litigation experience to join our firm. Case management and deposition experience required, trial experience is a plus. Strong research and writing skills, and law and motion practice required. Employment litigation experience preferred, but not required.

The firm offers an excellent compensation and benefit package and a collegial, friendly working environment. Please submit resumes online to info@delfinomadden.com. Equal Opportunity Employer.
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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.
Sacramento Office condominiums for sale, perfect for law office, easy access to courts, immediately off Highway 50/Bradshaw Road. 1,103 sf for $ 199,000 and 2,401 sf for $405,000.
Fully improved. May be purchased separately or together. 
Contact Ranga Pathak; BRE Lic. 01364897; Broker, RE/MAX Gold,
(916)201-9247 or ranga.pathak@norcalgold.com