Docketing Clerk (Oakland or Los Angeles)

Meyers Nave is recruiting for a Docketing Clerk.  This is a nonexempt position reporting to the Senior Docketing Specialist and is located in the Firm’s Oakland or Los Angeles offices.

ABOUT MEYERS NAVE

Meyers Nave has an exceptional reputation in California as a go-to law firm that clients rely on to handle their highest profile, most complicated and often most controversial transactions and litigated matters. Attorneys work in multi-disciplinary teams to help public agencies, private businesses and non-profit organizations navigate complex local, state and federal laws and regulations.  Meyers Nave was founded over 30 years ago and has grown into a state-wide firm with approximately 65 attorneys in five locations.

JOB SUMMARY

The Docketing Clerk assists the Docketing Department to provide direct calendar support to Firm personnel including maintenance of Firm Litigation Master Calendar.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The position’s essential functions include but are not limited to:

  • Prioritize, review, analyze and respond to calendaring requests received from practice staff and attorneys;
  • Review, analyze and process docketing requests received through mail, courier, ECF or personal request; conduct research and consult applicable court rules and other information to provide accurate, comprehensive docketing reports and updates;
  • Generate daily calendar reports and distribute to secretaries and paralegals;
  • Work with secretaries, paralegals and attorneys to ensure any discrepancies in calendar dates are appropriately resolved and correct;
  • Prepare one-off docketing reports and support as requested;
  • Assist with periodic audits of the docketing database proactively identifying and responding to underlying issues identified;
  • Provide in-depth, detailed, and analytical research on calendar-related issues and questions;
  • Collaborate closely with Group employees to ensure calendars are formatted and prepared in accordance with Firm best practices;
  • Manage intake of daily delivered mail routing and scanning process for the Oakland and Los Angeles offices.
  • Work extended hours as needed;
  • Work cordially, cooperatively, and productively with all firm employees;
  • Attend work on-site on a regular, punctual and reliable schedule;
  • Manage multiple problems and projects at once;
  • Maintain composure and work efficiently and accurately during high-energy situations involving frequently changing circumstances; and
  • Other functions as assigned.

Management retains the right to add to or change the functions of this position at any time.

QUALIFICATIONS

The following qualifications are required unless otherwise noted:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required, Bachelor’s degree preferred;
  • Three (3) plus years of progressively responsible work experience as a Docketing Clerk  in either a law firm or in house legal department or professional services firm setting (law firm experience is preferred);
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain high ethical standards and strict confidentiality of all information that the employee may receive as a result of her or his role;
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain and update skills as required by the position;
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete them under time constraints and within budget;
  • Strong written and verbal skills; and
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to communicate in person and by phone with a diverse group of attorneys, staff and vendors to provide information with courtesy and tact.

Meyers Nave is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any qualified applicant’s race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status or any other category protected by law.  Meyers Nave will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring (Ban the Box).

HOW TO APPLY:

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume by email to meyersjobs@meyersnave.com

Labor & Employment Associate Investigations Attorney – 0 to 5 Years of Experience (Oakland)

About Meyers Nave’s Labor & Employment Practice Group

Meyers Nave’s Labor & Employment Group has a reputation in California as a go-to practice for complex employment litigation, high profile workplace investigations and traditional labor law. We provide counseling, investigations, training, labor negotiations, arbitration, and litigation services to employers in almost every area of labor and employment law, and have an exceptional track record exemplified by satisfied clients and successful court and arbitration decisions.

Our Workplace Investigations Team is one of the top investigation practices in California, performing independent investigations of serious allegations for public, private and non-profit entities in technology, philanthropy, education, government, retirement, law and law enforcement. We specialize in high-stakes matters that involve the leadership ranks of an organization and are well known for handling investigations of alleged conduct that is already front-page news or is likely to become a headline during or after the investigation.

About the Position

Meyers Nave is looking for a bright, energetic and ambitious Associate with zero to five years of experience to conduct and assist in conducting workplace investigations, and perform litigation and advice and counsel duties as needed, for the firm’s Labor & Employment Group located in our Oakland office.

Qualified candidates must have excellent academic credentials, outstanding analytical, research and writing skills, a strong work ethic and dedication to superior client service. Candidates must possess a knowledge base in California employment law, demonstrated ability to work independently, and experience in presenting cases in trial or arbitration. Prior experience with labor arbitrations and workplace investigations is ideal.

How to Apply

Meyers Nave is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity. We place a high value on diversity, equity and inclusion and encourage diverse candidates to apply. We do not discriminate on the basis of any qualified applicant’s race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status or any other category protected by law.

Interested candidates should CLICK HERE and follow the link to apply. Please submit a cover letter, resume, transcript and two substantive writing samples.

Litigation Paralegal – Land Use/Environmental Law (Oakland or Los Angeles)

Meyers Nave is recruiting for a Litigation Paralegal. This is a non-exempt position reporting to the Director of Administration and is located in the Firm’s Oakland or Los Angeles office.

ABOUT MEYERS NAVE

Meyers Nave has an exceptional reputation in California as a go-to law firm that clients rely on to handle their highest profile, most complicated and often most controversial transactions and litigated matters. Attorneys work in multi-disciplinary teams to help public agencies, private businesses and non-profit organizations navigate complex local, state and federal laws and regulations. Meyers Nave was founded over 30 years ago and has grown into a state-wide firm with approximately 65 attorneys in five locations.

JOB SUMMARY

A Litigation Paralegal – Land Use/Environmental  is responsible for providing the Land Use/Environmental Practice Group’s attorneys with the full range of paralegal support.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The position’s essential functions include but are not limited to:

  • Work closely with attorneys and team members to oversee case management from inception through trial/settlement and post-trial/post-settlement;
  • Draft, review, and revise legal documents;
  • Maintain case files and update discovery logs and indices;
  • Organize and maintain master documents, document lists, and document databases;
  • Support and manage document productions;
  • Assist with deposition and hearing preparation, including identifying and gathering exhibit documents and creating witness outlines;
  • Cite-check briefs;
  • Draft and arrange for service of subpoenas;
  • Obtain case-related documents informally from third parties;
  • Coordinate among vendors for litigation support services;
  • Monitor pending decisions and conduct legal research;
  • Assist with document review and coordinate with Litigation Support Group for back-end database management using Concordance;
  • Perform litigation support duties such as Bates stamping exhibits, preparing spreadsheets and CDs, hyperlinking PDFs, reviewing litigation dockets, and ensuring that dates are calendared correctly;
  • Complete in a timely manner both (1) daily, accurate, and detailed billable-time entries and (2) time cards;
  • Work extended hours as needed;
  • Travel as required for case support;
  • Maintain composure and work efficiently and accurately during high-energy situations involving frequently changing circumstances;
  • Demonstrate excellent customer support;
  • Manage multiple problems and projects at once;
  • Work cordially, cooperatively and productively with Firm employees; and
  • Other functions as assigned.

Management retains the right to add to or change the functions of this position at any time.

OTHER FUNCTIONS

  • Maintain a professional network and key resource contacts.

QUALIFICATIONS

The following qualifications are required:

  • Ability to work and bill as a paralegal under Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code section 6450;
  • A bachelor’s degree;
  • Minimum of three years of experience working as a litigation paralegal with a law firm or in-house legal department;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite 2010;
  • Prior experience with Concordance (or other eDiscovery software), LiveNote, and Adobe Acrobat Pro XI;
  • Strong legal research database skills and experience with Westlaw and/or Lexis;
  • Understanding and knowledge of legal procedures, rules of counsel, and local rules;
  • Experience with eDiscovery;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to work well under stress;
  • Strong analytical thinking skills;
  • Ability to work independently with little or no direction;
  • Ability to effectively function in a team environment, including but not limited to the ability to be open minded, cordial and cooperative with Firm employees;
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain high ethical standards and strict confidentiality of all information that the employee may receive as a result of her or his role;
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain and update skills as required by the position;
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete them under time constraints and within budget;
  • Strong written and verbal skills; and
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to communicate in person and by phone with a diverse group of attorneys, staff and vendors to provide information with courtesy and tact.

The following qualifications are preferred:

  • Strong technical eDiscovery skills and understanding of litigation support;
  • Experience conducting Public Record Act (PRA) and Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) reviews;
  • Prior experience using Trial Director;
  • Trial experience; and
  • Experience with Casebook programs or other data management systems, and with iManage or other document management programs.

Meyers Nave is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any qualified applicant’s race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status or any other category protected by law. Meyers Nave will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring (Ban the Box).

HOW TO APPLY:

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume by email to meyersjobs@meyersnave.com

Labor & Employment Associate Attorney – 4 to 7 years of experience (San Diego)

About Meyers Nave’s Labor & Employment Practice Group

Meyers Nave’s Labor & Employment Group has a reputation in California as a go-to practice for complex employment litigation,  high profile workplace investigations,  and traditional labor law services. We provide advice and counseling,  investigations and training,  employee relations and negotiations, and litigation services to employers in almost every area of labor and employment law. We have an exceptional track record exemplified by satisfied clients and successful court and arbitration decisions.

About the Position

This is a unique opportunity for an Employment Litigation Associate to join the firm’s expanding Labor and Employment practice and assume a major role in litigation representing private and public entity employers.  The ideal candidate will have 4+ years of substantive experience in employment litigation with a desire for trial or arbitration experience including:  discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims; FLSA and wage and hour claims, including wage and hour class and collective action lawsuits; legal research; drafting motions, pleadings and legal memoranda; taking and defending depositions; managing discovery-related activities; drafting EEOC position statements, DFEH responses, and conducting witness interviews and depositions, is also desirable.

In addition, the successful candidate will have a background in providing advice and counsel to employers on federal and state employment law compliance, including COVID-related laws, regulations and orders; ADA/FEHA compliance and disability accommodation; FMLA, CFRA, PDL and other employee leave compliance.  Experience in labor relations is also advantageous including labor negotiations, grievances and arbitrations, MMBA compliance, PERB/NLRB litigation and administrative hearings and appeals.

Qualified candidates must have excellent academic credentials, outstanding analytical, research and writing skills, a strong work ethic and dedication to superior client service.

Candidates must possess a knowledge base in California employment law, demonstrated ability to work independently, while working in a collaborative, client-focused environment, and excited about growing a practice with other like-minded colleagues.

How to Apply

Meyers Nave is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity. We place a high value on diversity and inclusion and encourage diverse candidates to apply. We do not discriminate on the basis of any qualified applicant’s race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status or any other category protected by law.

Interested candidates should CLICK HERE and follow the link to apply. Please submit a cover letter, resume, transcript and two substantive writing samples.

Billing Specialist (Oakland)

Meyers Nave is recruiting for a Billing Specialist. This is a nonexempt position reporting to the Billing and Client Relationship Manager and is located in the Firm’s Oakland office.

ABOUT MEYERS NAVE

Meyers Nave has an exceptional reputation in California as a go-to law firm that clients rely on to handle their highest profile, most complicated and often most controversial transactions and litigated matters. Attorneys work in multi-disciplinary teams to help public agencies, private businesses and non-profit organizations navigate complex local, state and federal laws and regulations. Meyers Nave was founded over 30 years ago and has grown into a state-wide firm with approximately 65 attorneys in five locations.

JOB SUMMARY

The Billing Specialist will have overall responsibility for performing full-cycle billing functions and will be expected to provide outstanding service to the attorneys assigned to him/her, clients and others in the Firm. The position requires that the individual be committed to quality, customer service, teamwork and be able to perform in a fast-paced environment.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The position’s essential functions include but are not limited to:

  • Generate monthly pre-bills and draft bills for attorney review;
  • Make edits and revisions based upon attorney requests and in compliance with client billing guidelines and client contracts;
  • Submit invoices in different e-billing portals with strong understanding of the function of each e-billing portal;
  • Prepare final bills, cover sheets, certification, and ensure the distribution of the bills to the client via regular mail, email or e-bill;
  • Provide supporting copy of expense backup to accompany invoices, including preparing large vendor invoices for disbursements only;
  • Assist teammates on billing during high-peak period, coordinate with accounting department to resolve any billing issues;
  • Maintain and update Client Billing Information Sheets, Budget Tracking Spreadsheet, and update client billing information in accounting system;
  • Accurately respond to Client/Matter billing inquiries in a timely manner;
  • Maintain accurate and up to date matter budgets and matter status reports in compliance with client billing guidelines;
  • Communicate closely with billing attorney and/or client regarding outstanding AR balances; and assist with client collections as needed;
  • Backup daily cash deposit and post cash receipts, scan checks and backup documents;
  • Work cordially, cooperatively, and productively with all firm employees;
  • Attend work on-site on a regular, punctual and reliable schedule;
  • Manage multiple problems and projects at once;
  • Demonstrate excellent customer service;
  • Maintain composure and work efficiently and accurately during high-energy situations involving frequently changing circumstances;
  • Work extended hours as needed; and
  • Other functions as assigned.

Management retains the right to add to or change the functions of this position at any time.

QUALIFICATIONS

The following qualifications are required unless otherwise noted:

  • Minimum of 3 years work experience as a Legal Billing Specialist using billing software (prior experience with Rippe & Kingston a plus);
  • High school diploma or equivalent required, Bachelor’s degree preferred;
  • Hands-on familiarity with electronic billing (ledes) and the submission of invoices to e- billing portals;
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal) with the ability to work effectively with a diverse team of attorneys and staff;
  • High organizational and time management skills with the ability to multi-task , work independently, and pay attention to details;
  • Strong technology skills including MS office , PDF, and an ability to leverage technology in work processes;
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain high ethical standards and strict confidentiality of all information that the employee may receive as a result of her or his role;
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain and update skills as required by the position;
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete them under time constraints and within budget; and
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to communicate in person and by phone with a diverse group of attorneys, staff and vendors to provide information with courtesy and tact.

Meyers Nave is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any qualified applicant’s race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status or any other category protected by law.

HOW TO APPLY:

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume by email to meyersjobs@meyersnave.com