Career Opportunities in Central California

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(September 18, 2023) Personal Injury Paralegal - Part time


Paralegal for personal injury attorney in Danville, CA.

Small downtown Danville firm looking for part-time/as-needed basis paralegal with experience in requesting, tracking, reviewing medical records and medical billing in personal injury cases on. Applicants should submit resumes, cover letter and salary requirements by email only to


(September 13, 2023) Legal Secretary - Litigation (Downtown Sacramento)


Somach Simmons & Dunn, a mid-sized environmental law firm, is currently looking for
an experienced legal secretary with a minimum three years of civil litigation experience,
with water law and public agency experience a plus. Qualified candidates should possess
excellent communication, organizational, and computer skills combined with a strong
work ethic. Candidates must have a thorough working knowledge of Word, Excel, and
possess excellent spelling, grammar, and punctuation skills. Working knowledge of both
federal and state court rules is required. Candidates must be able to work independently,
have the ability to multi-task, be detail-oriented, and be a team player.

Somach Simmons & Dunn offers an excellent work environment with competitive salary
and benefits including paid parking. The current salary range for this position is $65,000
– $80,000. This position is located in our Sacramento office. We currently offer a mix of
in-office and remote work, which is applicable to this position.

Somach Simmons & Dunn is committed to being an equal opportunity employer and in
providing a work environment free of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.
Interested candidates should send their resume with cover letter including salary
requirements to or Somach Simmons & Dunn, Attn: Human
Resources, 500 Capitol Mall, Suite 1000, Sacramento, CA 95814 (no phone calls please).


(August 4, 2023) Litigation Legal Secretary


Diepenbrock Elkin Dauer McCandless LLP is a Sacramento, California law firm whose practice focuses on
construction law, real property law, government contracts law, and complex litigation.

Our Firm seeks a litigation Secretary to provide a high‐quality level of support for our attorneys.
Candidates will be required to handle a variety of administrative and secretarial duties and should be
able to thrive in a fast‐paced environment. In this role, candidates will work directly with the attorneys
and staff, and should have the ability to work well in a team environment. Candidates should have 7‐10
years of experience.

Key Responsibilities Include
 Create, format, edit, proofread, and manage Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, and
PowerPoint presentations. Run tables in Word.
 Draft routine correspondence, forms, etc. under the supervision of an appropriate
 Track, organize, and process reimbursements, invoices, and check requests.
 Run conflict checks, open new client matters, and draft engagement letters.
 Coordinate mailings, deliveries, copying, and courthouse/administrative agency filings.
 Calendar any important client deadlines in our Compulaw calendaring system and Outlook.
 Perform routine filing, photocopying, scanning, compiling, indexing, and distributing of
 Ensure assignments, which may be complex in nature or require high-level production, are
completed in an accurate and timely manner.
 Schedule travel for attorneys, including flights, hotels and/or car rentals.
 Serve discovery requests, file, and serve pleadings, set court appearances, coordinate
depositions, arrange court reporter, order transcripts, obtain approval of invoices.
 Assist paralegals with preparing documents and binders for trial.
 File and record documents with the County Recorder and Secretary of State.
 Answer telephone and route phone calls to appropriate lawyer or staff member.
 Manage daily mail, scan, calendar, and route to attorneys.
 Assist with managing lawyer’s calendar by scheduling appointments, depositions, meetings
(external and internal), hearings, closings, etc.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
 7‐10 years supporting attorneys and paralegals with litigation‐related tasks.
 Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe.
 Superb attention to detail, including grammar.
 Strong communication skills, including with attorneys, vendors, Court personnel, and clients.
 Knowledge of calendaring. Compulaw experience is a plus.
 Highly experienced with federal and state court filing procedures and requirements.
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 Understanding of State and Federal Rules of Court and California Code of Civil Procedure.

In accordance with the California Pay Transparency Law, the pay range for this position is $33.33 –
$46.15 hourly. An individual’s actual compensation will depend on the individual’s qualifications and

Diepenbrock Elkin Dauer McCandless LLP offers an excellent work environment with a competitive
salary and benefits. Interested candidates should send their resume with cover letter and references to
the Firm Administrator, Kati Braden at (No phone calls please).

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(July 19, 2023) Litigation Legal Assistant - Sacramento


We are seeking a Litigation Legal Assistant to support our Sacramento office.  Applicant should have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in civil litigation.

Required skills for this position include: organizational skills, proofreading, technological, legal terminology, calendaring and administrative skills with strong attention to detail, excellent written and verbal communication skills, a thorough knowledge of filing/e-filing requirements in all California Courts, including Federal Courts, a solid knowledge of the litigation process, including the ability to prioritize, multitask, and meet deadlines, and must be able to work independently and with a team.  Applicant should have advanced experience with MS Word, Outlook and Adobe; experience with FileSite/iManage would be a plus but not required.  Applicant must be punctual and dependable.

Job duties include: formatting, proofreading and finalizing all pleadings, discovery and correspondence, processing and scanning incoming mail, ability to maintain professional interaction with clients, attorneys, other office staff, opposing counsel, court reporters and court staff, open, maintain and close case files in accordance with Buchalter procedures, schedule appointments and events in Microsoft Outlook and ensure deadlines are met timely, serve and file pleadings with California State Courts and Federal Courts, serve discovery, and other legal documents, make attorneys’ travel arraignments, prepare expense reimbursements.

Buchalter APC offers a competitive salary, 401K, profit sharing, a generous benefits package, commuter benefits, PerkSpot Discount Program, company events and more. Buchalter is currently offering a hybrid work model for this position.

Pay Scale: The reasonably expected pay scale for this position is $60-95k.  This is an employer estimate and the salary offered within that range, and the potential for bonus and bonus amount, will depend on candidate’s years of practice and experience and performance.

Buchalter was founded based on principles of inclusivity.  Our firm’s commitment to reflecting and enhancing the rich diversity of the clients and communities we serve is more than eight decades strong. Buchalter’s diversity of attorneys and staff provides clients with a greater breadth of creative talent and alternative approaches, and enriches our firm’s collaborative, entrepreneurial and collegial environment, benefiting all.  We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  In recruiting, we welcome the unique contributions that all candidates can bring in terms of their education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs.

Interested candidates should submit resumes and cover letter to Michelle Engel at