Latest News as of 3/18/20


1) Lauri Offline Wed 3/19
2) Depositions
3) L&S Advsng Svcs
4) Online Career Advice
5) Career Peer Adv Job
6) SLC Online Tutoring
7) SF Job
8) CA Bar Job


1) Lauri Offline Wed 3/19

Lauri Offline Wed 3/19

PG&E cuts off our power tomorrow to put in two new power poles, so no e-mail tomorrow. I’ll be back Thursday though!


2) Depositions


Legal Studies Fall 2020 Announcement: An Opportunity for Undergrads to Participate in a Berkeley Law JD Skills Class with the OPTION of earning 1 unit of LS 199 Individual Research Credit

In Fall 2020undergraduates will have a unique opportunity to play the role of witnesses in a Berkeley Law JD Professional Skills Class (Depositions: Law 246.3), taught by Professor Henry Hecht.

Professor Hecht seeks six (6) students to serve as role-playing witnesses.  Students selected will be expected to prepare in advance by reading a witness statement and a very limited amount of background material.  Witnesses will then be expected to participate in the following six (6) classes on Tuesday afternoon classes from 3:35 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.: September 15; September 22; October 13; October 20; November 10; and November 17, 2020.  During those classes, you will play the role of a witness for either the plaintiff or the defendant in a mock case.  Students selected must be able to commit to attending all six (6) Tuesday afternoon classes.

Professor Hecht’s Depositions course is a lawyering skills course, in which Berkeley Law students, working in small groups, simulate the process of preparing witnesses for their depositions and then taking as well as defending their depositions.  Practicing Bay Area lawyers attend these sessions, observe the law students in action, and critique their performances.  (Note: A deposition is a pre-trial legal procedure in which witnesses in a civil lawsuit answer questions by the opposing parties under oath, typically in a law office.)  Playing the role of a witness will allow you to gain insight into the US system of civil litigation and to see it in operation.  In addition, it will provide a chance to meet and talk with Berkeley Law students and Bay Area attorneys.  Finally, witnesses will earn a $50.00 Amazon gift card for their service.  To Apply:Please apply by e-mail to Professor Hecht’s assistant Monique Sanchez at, by no later than Thursday, September 3, at 5:00 p.m.  Please include the words “Application to be a Witness” and your last name in the subject line of your e-mail.  In your cover message, please include a brief statement about why you are interested in taking part in this class; and attach your resume.

Students’ applications will be reviewed by Professor Hecht, and he will notify students of his decisions by no later than Friday, September 4, at 5:00 p.m.

OPTION: Earn 1 Unit of LS 199 Course Credit for Supervised Independent Research with Professor Perry Students who choose this OPTION have the opportunity to earn one unit of LS 199 P/NP course credit for their service as a witness in Professor Hecht’s Depositions class under the supervisor of Professor Perry.  In order to earn this supervised independent research credit, students will be required to do some additional readings on the civil litigation process and on the participant observation method, which are described below.  At the end of the semester, students selecting this option must submit a paper of at least ten pages in length, exclusive of notes and bibliography.  The requirements for the LS 199 course credit, offered by Professor Perry, are described below. Requirements for LS 199 credit:i.            Attend all six class role playing sessions, and prepare for the role plays;ii.          Take notes on what you did and what you observed, preferably in a small note pad, organized by the date of the session; and submit the raw, handwritten pages along with your final paper;iii.        Read materials, posted on bCourses, on participant observation methods; and consider how those method(s) apply to your own experience; iv.        Read two chapters, posted on bCourses, from Robert Kagan’s Adversarial Legalism: The American Way of Law, focusing especially on Chapter 6, which mentions depositions;   v.          Papers will be graded on a P/NP basis by Professor Perry.


3) L&S Services

L&S Services

Effective last Wednesday L&S is only offering remote advising services via Google Hangout. Students are able to schedule their own online appointments using this link


If students have advising questions they can also email us at our Ask L&S email, Please remind them to use their email account for any questions that require the checking of student records.


Students should also be encouraged to view our Remote Learning Period Advising Services Section on our website where they can can get guidance on petitions, advising and other campus resources.


4) Online Career Advice

Online Career Advice

Instructions, Services and Events Went Online – Now What?

The Career Center has several virtual options for ensuring your career pursuit. Below we have links to some of the best resources for you.

Issuu: Resume Samples, Career Readiness Workbook & more

CC YouTube Videos: All You Need to Know About Job Search

Candid Career: Informational Interviews with Industry Professionals 

Berkeley Career Network: Connect with Cal Alum


5) Career Peer Adv Job

Career Peer Adv Job

Peer Advisors serve in an integral role at the Career Center, as they are the first point of contact for all who enter our department and serve as ambassadors for the Career Center all over campus!

Working directly with and supervised by two staff Career Counselors, Peer Advisors are trained to be extremely knowledgeable about Career Center services, counseling techniques, and will assist students through providing daily customer service in the Career Center, one-to-one service, and conducting workshops.

 Check Handshake for the job posting.
$15 dollars/hour


6) SLC Online Tutoring

SLC Online Tutoring

The SLC Writing Program is excited to announce our Virtual Writing Tutoring Appointment service is now available via Zoom! This new virtual format offers students the same opportunity to engage one-to-one with a peer tutor for feedback at any stage of the writing process, from brainstorming to revision. During these interactive appointments, students reflect on their own writing process and engage fundamental strategies for developing as young scholars.


7) SF Job

SF Job

Our office just announced another position that may be of interest to your students and alumni.  This position is for an Information Technology Specialist (Application Software) in San Francisco.  The deadline to apply is March 25, 2020 at 11:59 EST (8:59 PST).  This posting is on the technology side of legal assistance support.  The link is below.


8) CA Bar Job

CA Bar Job

The following is the description for a full-time job at the State Bar of California.
Legal Studies Lecturer, Dag McCleod (“mah-cloud”) asked that his contact info be distributed with the announcement so that you can contact him directly rather than deal with the contact info below. He is happy to answer questions that you might have.   Dag Macleod <>

Program Analyst

Questions about the employment opportunities posted here may be e-mailed to, or Employees of the State Bar of California receive a range of competitive benefits.

Annual Salary Range: $79,032 – $105,372

ORIA is seeking a Senior Program Analyst who will conduct advanced statistical and specialized analyses using statistical software (STATA preferred) on a variety of projects. This position will use operational data of the State Bar – such as Odyssey for discipline cases – to query the data, design and produce various reports and metrics . This position will act in a lead capacity with respect to lower level professional and support staff and will work closely with different offices of the Bar to understand their operational procedures and business needs in order to meet their needs for reporting and metrics.

Under general supervision, the Program Analyst performs a variety of analytical, technical, and administrative duties in assigned State Bar divisions/units.
Distinguishing Characteristics

The Program Analyst classification is a journey-level professional classification distinguished from the lower level Program Coordinator in that the latter is focused on administrative coordination, whereas the Program Analyst is the professional class performing analysis and technical assistance.
Examples of Essential Duties

Responsibilities include:

Define configuration specifications and business analysis requirements.
Perform quality assurance.
Define reporting and alerting requirements.
Own and develop relationship with partners, working with them to optimize and enhance our integration.
Help design, document and maintain system processes.
Report on common sources of technical issues or questions and make recommendations to product team.
Communicate key insights and findings to product team.
Constantly be on the lookout for ways to improve monitoring, discover issues and deliver better value to the customer.
Previous experience in Business / Systems Analysis or Quality Assurance.
A degree in IT / Computer Science preferred.
Proven experience in eliciting requirements and testing.
Experience in analyzing data to draw business-relevant conclusions and in data visualization techniques and tools.
Solid experience in writing SQL queries.
Basic knowledge in generating process documentation.
Strong written and verbal communication skills including technical writing skills.
Practical application ability with Microsoft Office and Visio.
Detailed analytical abilities.
Strong experience in user testing and project management.

Employment Standards
Knowledge of:

Operations, services, and activities of the assigned program, departmental programs, policies, procedures and terminology.
Codes and regulations as related to assigned program responsibility.
Principles of data analysis and research tools.
Problem identification, analysis and evaluation.
Problem solving and conflict resolution methods and techniques.
Computer information systems, including personal computer applications, word processing and spreadsheet programs.
Principles of effective writing and verbal presentation.
Working knowledge of the State Bar Offices and their functions and a general knowledge of other agencies and their interface with the State Bar.
Computerized information and database recordkeeping systems.

Ability to:

Apply the policies and practices of a department.
Review and analyze complex qualitative and quantitative data.
Audit records and accurately gather, record and evaluate data; analyze and interpret information and adopt effective courses of action.
Operate modern office equipment including computer hardware, software, and internet and web-based applications.
Make fine visual distinctions upon proofreading written documents and viewing information on a computer screen.
Compile data and prepare narrative and statistical reports.
Appropriately respond to requests and inquiries from the public, State Bar members, or other departments.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain effective interpersonal relationships at all organizational levels as well as with the public.
Maintain the confidentiality of information.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a field that develops skills related to essential duties, or a combination of education and experience sufficient to perform the duties of the position.


Two (2) years of experience in data collection and evaluation, research or performance or financial analysis, grant compliance in a public sector, legal or nonprofit environment, or equivalent.

Applicants who meet the Minimum Qualifications will be required to successfully complete the State Bar’s selection process for this classification.
License, Certificate, Registration Requirements:

Special Qualifications including specialized knowledge, abilities, education, experience, or license may be established for individual positions.

Physical Requirements:

Sit for extended periods of time.
Make fine visual distinctions upon proofreading written document and viewing information on a computer screen.
Ability to lift up to 25 pounds.
Possess visual capability and digital dexterity to operate a computer and other standard office equipment.
Digital dexterity to assemble, retrieve and replace files.
Frequent and ongoing use of a telephone and computer terminal.

Here’s where this announcement is listed online:


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