Legal Studies Latest News as of 6/23/22

June 23, 2022


1) Paralegal Job
2) CER Wkshp
3) SLC Lang Exchange Prog
4) Law Job
5) Assistant Job
6) RRR Job


1) Paralegal Job

Paralegal Job

Olivier & Schreiber LLP is a small plaintiffs’-side civil litigation law firm in the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles. We are seeking a full-time paralegal to join our team in the Bay Area. The firm handles civil rights, employment, and consumer cases and is active in the legal, non-profit, public interest, and political community. To learn more about us, please visit
The job requires flexibility, initiative, common sense, and good humor. Applicants must be an excellent team player. This is a non-exempt position and eligible for overtime.
Job duties include:
- Maintaining electronic case and administrative files
- Handling filing and service of case-related documents in state and federal courts
- Preparing case-related documents such as letters, briefs, proofs of service, and discovery documents
- Conducting intakes of potential clients seeking legal representation
- Working with and taking direction from attorneys and other staff on administrative and case-related projects
- Working with bookkeeper on billing and accounting projects
- Ensuring efficient office operations, including interfacing with vendors
- Handling mail and deliveries

Required Qualifications:
- High attention to detail
- High proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Adobe Acrobat Pro
- Strong internet research and proof-reading skills
- Comfortable working independently and as part of a team

Preferred Qualifications:
- Prior experience working at a law firm
- Experience with electronic court filing (ECF/PACER) and service
- Familiarity with research platforms such as Westlaw
- Ability to draft table of contents and table of authorities on Microsoft Word
- Understanding of legal calendar deadlines, court rules and procedures, filing processes, and legal documents
- Spanish speaking
This job comes with:
- Pay commensurate with experience
- Paid vacation and federal holidays
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Christian Schreiber at


2) CER Wkshp

CER Wkshp

The Center for Ethnographic Research (CER) Workshop provides mentorship, hands-on research experience, and advanced training in designing and executing a project using qualitative methods for advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students.  The CER Workshop will provide students with six weeks of intensive accelerated methodological training in the design and practice of qualitative methods. The topics in the seminars include the following:
  • The Logic and Practice of Qualitative Research Design
  • Participant Observation
  • In-Depth Interviewing
  • Qualitative Data Analysis 

In addition to these group meetings, each participant will meet individually with the instructor and receive feedback on research project development and design.  

During the CER workshop, students develop an empirical research project proposal for an honors thesis, masters thesis, advanced methods class, scholarly article, or conference presentation. In this process, students develop hands-on research and logistical experience and receive structure and guidance in the development of an independent and original project. Students will walk away with a refined 6-page research proposal for an honors thesis, masters thesis, graduate school, or fellowship application. They will also gain first-hand experience in qualitative research data collection and analysis methods through a collective research project conducted during the six weeks of the workshop.

There will be approximately six hours/week of virtual or in-person group meetings. In addition, participants are expected to meet weekly with the graduate mentor on their individual projects. Participants should expect to spend about 20 hours per week in seminars, meetings, and completing assignments.

Cost and Scholarships
The six-week training course costs $1,300 per student. 

July 5th - August 11th, 2022, with sessions on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday mornings (9am-11am Pacific Time), over Zoom

Luis Edward Tenorio, Ph.D. Candidate, UC Berkeley

Luis's research examines the legalization and incorporation processes for unaccompanied migrant minors in the United States. A subset of that project, "Legalization as Punishment through Process," draws from a four-year ethnography of the life cycle of unaccompanied minors' legal cases for asylum and special immigrant juvenile status. The research traces the stage-by-stage impact on minors, while theorizing how harm is exacerbated by shifts in federal immigration practice across the Obama and Trump Administrations. Luis has taught for the sociology, political science, environmental science, policy, and management departments at UC Berkeley, as well as for the Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Junior Summer Institute at the Goldman School for Public Policy. Outside of the academy, Luis has served as an intern for the White House Office of Cabinet Affairs under the Obama Administration and served as a representative for NGOs at the United Nations.

Application Process and Deadline:
Complete this online form to apply. You will be notified within one week.

Still have questions? Contact: 510 642-0813
The Summer Workshop in Qualitative Methods is sponsored by the Center for Ethnographic Research (CER), based at the Institute for the Study of Societal Issues. CER’s mission is to promote and support interdisciplinary research on social issues using participant-observation and allied techniques. CER is international in its focus and encourages, supports, and facilitates research on a wide variety of topics that include, but are not limited to, inequality, poverty, race and ethnic relations, crime and violence, economic development, housing, health, and politics throughout the world. 


3) SLC Lang Exchange Prog

SLC Lang Exchange Prog

Greetings from the SLC Language Exchange Program! We hope that you are enjoying the summer months.

We are excited to announce the launch of our LEP services for Summer 2022! By joining our program, students can tap into the global community we have on our campus to hone their language skills, expand their perspectives, and form meaningful connections with peers from around the world. This year in particular, we want to give our community the opportunity to engage with the unique and vibrant experience that is the Bay Area in the summer. Students who are interested in learning more about our excursions and all of our formats can join our mailing list at


4) Law Job

Law Job

Cotchett Pitre & McCarthy, LLP is looking for Case Assistants and Paralegals and I was hoping you could spread the word to the hard-working students of the Legal Studies program via your next announcement.

Paralegal certificate not required. The position is fully in office.

About us:
Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy represents people or entities in cases involving only just principles or causes.
The key to CPM’s 50 years of success is its experienced attorneys and staff and their innovative approach to litigating complex matters in a cost-effective and efficient manner.
CPM is known for the breadth of its practice and the diversity of its clients: CPM attorneys are experienced in state and federal false claims matters, antitrust law, securities actions, employment law, consumer class actions, mass tort actions, personal injury cases, among other practice areas. The firm’s clients include individuals, corporations, nonprofit organizations, municipalities and other public entities, pension funds, unions and their representatives, banks, business professionals, physicians, policyholders, homeowners, shareholders, and

consumers. CPM litigates complex and challenging actions against some of the most powerful corporations and entities, including Apple, Google, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Boeing, PG&E, Clorox, and the United States federal government.

Job Description:
In this role, you will work on the mass torts/personal injury team as a case assistant/paralegal. You will collaborate with and support five attorneys through all phases of litigation: intake, pleading, discovery, law and motion, trial and/or settlement. This is a fast-paced environment with lots of growth and learning opportunities.

- Assist attorneys in preparing for trial, depositions, mediations, and hearings.
- Draft, review, and revise legal documents.
- Obtain case-related documents from third parties.
- Manage discovery, including document productions.
- Maintain and organize case files.

Education and Experience Required:
- Bachelor’s degree
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Strong organizational skills
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Strong critical thinking skills
- Ability to work well under stress
- Ability to handle shifting priorities with flexibility and patience
- Careful attention to detail
- Team player, with ability to work independently
- Ability to maintain high ethical standards and maintain strict confidentiality

- 1–3 years’ experience in the legal field
- Ability to work and bill as a paralegal under Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code section 6450
- Paralegal Certification
- Proficient in common office computer applications
- Understanding and knowledge of legal procedures, rules of counsel, and local rules
- Experience with eDiscovery

- Competitive salary and discretionary bonuses
- 401K matching
- Excellent benefits including medical/vision/dental insurance

5) Assistant Job
Assistant Job
Student Research Assistant Opportunity

About Us
Risk-Resilience Research (RRR) is a fun, dynamic, interdisciplinary team of students, staff, and scholars at the University of California, Berkeley. Our mission is to improve justice, safety, and well-being for people and communities at risk, through policy-relevant research. The RRR lab is directed by Professor Jennifer Skeem, a psychologist affiliated with the Goldman School of Public Policy and School of Social Welfare. For more about us and our work, please see:
Student Research Assistant Role
We are looking for a student Research Assistant (RA) to join our team. The student RA will work with RRR faculty, staff and students on several ongoing projects. Examples include:
Playing for Change: the study involves working with local youth advisors (10-12 year old students) and world-class experts to co-design a “serious video game” to prevent aggression and promote prosocial development.

Changing Institutions: the study involves working with staff at Napa State Hospital to implement and evaluate an innovative intervention designed to prevent violence by psychiatric inpatients. The intervention targets staff-patient relationships and other environmental risk factors for violence. 
Duties include data entry, data coding, assistance with administrative tasks, and other duties as required. Applicants must have a good GPA, relevant interests, and be available for more than one semester. They should be interested in involvement in our lab, including professional development activities, that can contribute to successful graduate school applications. The position is based at UC Berkeley and is unit bearing. Weekly Hours: 6-8 minimum

How to Apply
Please send resume/curriculum vitae and cover letter outlining your qualifications and experience to Alejandra Hilbert at For more information about us and our work, please see:
6) RRR Job
Risk Resilience Research
Community Engagement Coordinator
Risk-Resilience Research (RRR) is a fun, dynamic, interdisciplinary team of students, staff, and scholars at the University of California, Berkeley. Our mission is to improve justice, safety, and well- being for people and communities at risk, through policy-relevant research. In order to add increased value to our efforts, the lab is seeking a student Research Assistant to communicate on behalf of the lab via digital means. Efforts will include the use of social media for community outreach and engagement, public science communication writing (of current lab publications), current lab-relevant events reporting, and digital media and design handling to support these efforts. The goal of these efforts is to inform, include, and engage interested communities in the work of the Risk Resilience Research Lab.
This position will provide support especially to a student interested in pursuing graduate studies or a career in any of the following fields: advocacy, communications, design, journalism, marketing, policy, psychology, and other similar fields. Work published digitally for this project may be used for writing and design portfolios (with advance approval) and may be used to express the student’s abilities for interviews, freelance, academic or industry programs, or as a marketable skill. Student will be trained to use industry-standard web-based tools and digital marketing basics in order to aid in digital communication efforts.

Research Assistants must have a proven ability to write clearly, thoughtfully, and be able to engage an audience consisting of the public-at-large as well as an academically-interested audience. The Research Assistant must have the ability to read, understand, and summarize current lab publications and be able to communicate this information in an engaging and non-technical way for the public-at-large. Students must have the ability to use simple design techniques to support writing, such as the ability to include links or images in a social media post or write up, or to add text or captions to an image. Commitment and accountability are of extreme importance to this position. Familiarity with WordPress is highly desired. A one-year commitment is preferred. The position is based at UC Berkeley and is unit bearing. Weekly Hours: 6-8 minimum

How to Apply
Please send resume/curriculum vitae and cover letter outlining your qualifications and experience to Alejandra Hilbert at For more information about us and our work, please see: