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Content Attorney – Commercial Legal Services

This position is located in Oakland, CA

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CEB is currently recruiting 2 attorneys, with practice experience in Commercial Legal Services (transactional and/or litigation) and an enthusiasm for broadening their subject matter expertise.

This role is remote, but Pacific time zone is preferred.

 

We are Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB), providing innovative resources and practice-oriented tools that help attorneys better serve their clients. From online legal research and MCLE to forms solutions and print books, CEB strives to make high-quality legal information accessible to everyone, from rural solo practices to large law firms.

 

Founded in 1947 CEB is one of California’s oldest and most prestigious legal information and continuing legal education providers. CEB publishes judgments of California case law, practical guidance for attorneys and, CLE all in a variety of practice areas and formats e.g. print, online and, in-person.

 

The Content Attorney is responsible for partnering with subject matter experts and conducting legal research and analysis in order to develop engaging legal content in multiple formats. Working in creative Practice Area teams, the Content Attorney will develop ideas and create new content in multiple formats, repurpose existing content for multiple formats, recruit contributors and speakers, participate in social networking and bar association activities, and assist with the development of Marketing copy. Additionally, this position will have the opportunity to focus on one or more specific areas: Publications, Learning, Team Leadership, Reporter Editors-In-Chief, New Content Development, Bar Association Outreach, and Current Awareness/Legal Developments Response.

Job Duties:

  • Within Content Teams, develop ideas for new content: print, programs, digital.
  • Create proposals for all new ideas including: customer market, time for development, and potential cost.
  • As assigned, and in collaboration with Product and Platform department, recruit outside contributors and speakers to create new content.
  • Develop and maintain robust outside contributor network.
  • Edit materials received from outside contributors and speakers as necessary.
  • Use own expertise to create some content in-house.
  • Ensures content development follows accepted processes and standards focused around the target audience for optimal product success in the market.
  • Develop Learning curriculum and new learning programs for each fiscal year.
  • Ensure all assigned content products have up-to-date legal content.
  • Conducts thorough detailed evaluation of content in a variety of formats and in close cooperation with authors, speakers, and subject matter experts. Strives to achieve content that is correct, clear, complete, current, legal, and consistent.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with outside contributors and speakers, including recruiting and developing a fresh and satisfied group of expert contributors who make positive contributions to CEB content.
  • Develop and maintain control of the content with all authors and speakers. Manage outside contributors to ensure adherence to all deadlines.
  • Edit legal content received from authors and speakers, rewriting and reorganizing as necessary. Incorporate legal research to emphasize practice-orientation and accessibility.
  • Recruit new authors and speakers as necessary and appropriate.

Job Requirements

  • J.D. and admitted to State Bar of California or other jurisdiction.
  • Minimum of 2+ years of related law practice experience or 2+ years of legal editing experience.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills; demonstrated command of the English language
  • Excellent project management skills, including supervision of internal staff and resources and effective management of relations with contributors and co-workers
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Highly organized and self-motivated with demonstrated initiative and creativity.
  • Experience and in-depth knowledge of current legal practice and the challenges faced by legal practitioners
  • Excellent problem solving and time management skills.
  • Ability to be flexible and proactive.
  • Proficient in standard personal computer applications, such as MS Office Suite (Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel), Westlaw, Lexis, and cite checking programs. Knowledgeable in social media platforms.

 

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/5000695/SARS-CoV-2_Covid-19 All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline.  New University of California employees must (a) provide proof of receiving at least one dose of a COVID-19 Vaccine no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment and provide proof of Full Vaccination no later than eight weeks after their first date of employment; or (b) if applicable, submit a request for Exception or Deferral no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment.  (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.  

 

How to apply:

CLICK HERE or by sending a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to hiring manager Leizel Ching: Leizel.Ching@ceb.ucla.edu. Feel free to contact Leizel Ching with any questions about the position.

 


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