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Special Counsel Special Counsel
2302 Martin, Suite 150 Irvine, CA 92612
Phone: 949.955.3114 Fax: 949.955.3609

Special Counsel Orange County

Since 1987, the Orange County office of Special Counsel has developed an unmatched reputation for placing experienced attorneys and paralegals in long-term contract positions, particularly with corporate legal departments. We provide attorney and paralegal search, as well as legal project staffing and document review services.

Our recruiting staff has worked with clients of all sizes – from solo practitioners to midsize and large law firms – as well as Fortune 500 corporations and government entities. On average, our staff has been with Special Counsel in the Orange County market for 10 years and in the industry for more than 15 years.

Conveniently located near John Wayne Airport, our Orange County office offers:

  • Contract, contract-to-hire and direct-hire services
  • Local-market expertise, coupled with Special Counsel’s national resources
  • Knowledgeable, professional, and efficient services for mortgage litigation, securities, financial institutions, real estate, IP, civil litigation, and more
  • Staffing and management of on-site and off-site document review teams, discovery and eDiscovery projects
  • On-demand access to configurable TurnKey Legal Center document review project space, computers and equipment for your next eDiscovery project
  • Our exclusive SightManager® document review management software featuring cutting-edge monitoring and reporting tools that allow you to manage multiple projects securely and efficiently without leaving your office

We have strong alliances with legal professional organizations, such as:

  • Orange County Bar Association (OCBA)
  • Orange County Paralegal Association (OCPA)
  • Association of Legal Administrators (ALA)
  • Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC)

Recent Legal Job Postings in Orange County

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  • Location: San Francisco , California
    Date Posted: 09/21
    Position: Human Resources
    Practice Area: Open
    Employment Type: Contract
     
     
    Special Counsel has a contract opportunity for an HR Coordinator/Administrative Assistant in the SF area. Are you an HR professional available immediately for a contract role at a top global firm? This may be an ideal fit for you.
     
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  • Location: Irvine, California
    Date Posted: 09/20
    Position:
    Practice Area: Litigation
    Employment Type: Either Contract or Direct Hire
    Special Counsel's Orange County office has a new opportunity for a Litigation Support Specialist! We're seeking candidates with a background in discovery, preferably with at least 3 years of experience. This position offers a competitive compensation and benefits...View Details.
  • Location: Irvine, California
    Date Posted: 09/20
    Position: Attorney
    Practice Area: Litigation
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
    A growing, national litigation firm seeks a Litigation Associate to join their Orange County, CA office.
     
    Highlights of the position:
     
    • Hands-on experience in a fast-paced environment
    • Extensive writing opportunities
    • Taking fact and expert...
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  • Location: Irvine, California
    Date Posted: 09/19
    Position: IP
    Practice Area: Intellectual Property
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
    Do you have IP docketing experience in a law firm? Are you looking to work for a top AmLaw firm? Special Counsel Orange County has the position for you! We're currently looking for qualified candidates for a Direct Hire Intellectual Property Docketing Specialist position. Ideally, you...View Details.
  • Location: Irvine, California
    Date Posted: 09/19
    Position: IP
    Practice Area: Intellectual Property
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
    Are you an experienced IP professional looking to work for a top notch international law firm? Special Counsel's client, a leading AmLaw firm based in OC, is currently looking for an Intellectual Property Docketing Manager! This role will be firmwide management of the IP Docketing...View Details.
  • Location: Newport Beach, California
    Date Posted: 09/19
    Position: Human Resources
    Practice Area: Labor & Employment
    Employment Type: Temp-To-Hire
    Do you have experience as an Office Manager or HR Manager in a law firm? Special Counsel Orange County currently has an opportunity for a blended desk, marrying general office duties and human resources issues. This is a part-time contract position, although the firm will consider direct...View Details.
  • Location: Irvine, California
    Date Posted: 09/19
    Position: Attorney
    Practice Area: Intellectual Property
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
    Would you like to work for a national law firm with a thriving IP practice?  If so, this Patent Attorney job in Irvine, CA may be the right fit for you.  This is an exceptional opportunity to join a custom built team of attorneys at one of the nation’s leading law...View Details.
  • Location: Irvine, California
    Date Posted: 09/19
    Position: Attorney
    Practice Area: Litigation
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
    Would you like to work for a national, mid-size civil litigation law firm with a busy and expanding Orange County, CA office? Would you like to work on high-stakes trials and travel throughout the nation? If so, this Junior Litigation Associate Attorney opportunity may be the right fit...View Details.
  • Location: Santa Ana, California
    Date Posted: 09/19
    Position:
    Practice Area: Business Law
    Employment Type: Contract
    Are you an experienced Contracts Review Attorney? Do you have recent experience dealing with IT contracts, specifically in the healthcare industry? If so, Special Counsel's Irvine, CA office may have the job for you! Our client, a large healthcare business, is currently seeking a...View Details.
  • Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
    Date Posted: 09/18
    Position: Admin Legal Support
    Practice Area: Open
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
    Special Counsel has a top level Legal Executive Assistant Opportunity in DC! Ideal candidate will assist legal department of global law firm, including C-level executives, partners and director with day to day duties.
     
    Responsibilities:...
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  • Location: Aliso Viejo, California
    Date Posted: 09/13
    Position:
    Practice Area: Contracts Law
    Employment Type: Contract
    Special Counsel's Orange County office has a new opportunity for a Contracts Attorney! Our client, a large health company, is currently seeking for a skilled attorney that has at least 5-7 years of commercial contracts experience. This is an urgent need and would be an immediate...View Details.
  • Location: Irvine, California
    Date Posted: 09/08
    Position:
    Practice Area: Litigation
    Employment Type: Contract
    Special Counsel is currently looking for an excellent Litigation Secretary with experience in Intellectual Property. Our client, a top AmLaw law firm, is seeking a Direct Hire candidate with at least 3 years at a law firm. A Bachelor's degree is preferred, but not required....View Details.
  • Location: Irvine, California
    Date Posted: 09/08
    Position:
    Practice Area: Intellectual Property
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
    Are you looking to work with a top Orange County law firm? Special Counsel's client, a leading international firm, is currently looking for a Patent Prosecution Secretary to join their IP Practice Group. This is an excellent opportunity to work at a firm that offers great...View Details.
  • Location: Irvine, California
    Date Posted: 09/08
    Position: Attorney
    Practice Area: Business Law
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
    Would you like to work for a prestigious AmLaw firm’s thriving corporate practice?  If so, this Corporate Transactions Associate job in...View Details.
  • Location: Irvine, California
    Date Posted: 09/08
    Position: Attorney
    Practice Area: Business Law
    Employment Type: Direct Hire
    Would you like to work with a prestigious AmLaw firm that is nationally recognized for its sophisticated corporate practice?  If so, this...View Details.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.
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