Job Details

Deputy County Counsel I

Company name

Organization Type

Government

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Jun 11, 2021

Valid Through

Sep 24, 2021

Posted on

Apr 08, 2021

Min Salary/Max Salary

USD 68936 to 100315 Annually

Years of Experience

Max 3 yrs required

Location

Riverside, CA, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Deputy County Counsel I
The candidate will perform basic legal research in matters of law and trial tactics, ordinance drafting and interpretation, preparation of contracts and other legal instruments, preparation of legal briefs and opinions, and trial and appellate practices. Provide responsive, high quality service to County employees and representatives of outside agencies by providing accurate, complete, and up-to-date information in a courteous, efficient, and timely manner, and may interact with members of the public. Assist in preparing written and oral opinions on legal questions submitted by such agencies; provide advice on legal aspects regarding basic matters of the County. Study and interpret laws, court decisions, ordinances, and other legal authorities; may direct and manage minor litigation; prepare correspondence and reports. Review progress and development of work with supervisory deputies; assist with preparation for meetings of various County commissions and boards. Must have Graduation from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association. Should have 0-3 years conducting legal research and writing, appearing in court, or performing litigation tasks. Must be Active member in good standing with the California State Bar. Possession of a valid California Driver's License is required. Knowledge of: Legal principles and their application; legal research and trial techniques; rules of evidence and the conduct of court proceedings; current case law, legislation, and trends in the areas of practice; state and federal statutory and case law applicable to public entities in California; rules and procedures for California and federal courts; Riverside County policies, ordinances and related authorities; telephone, office and online etiquette; County customer service objectives and strategies; basic computer operation and software programs (e.g., legal research, word processing, and electronic mail). Ability to: Read, understand, interpret, and communicate legal issues to both attorneys and lay people; advocate the interests of the County and other clients in meetings, court and administrative hearings; present arguments and statements of fact and law clearly and logically in written and oral form; communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, in a clear, concise, sound, logical, and thorough manner when preparing opinions, briefs, reports, ordinances, correspondence, or other written communications of a legal nature; communicate effectively with a variety of individuals representing diverse cultures and backgrounds; function calmly in stressful situations that require a high degree of sensitivity, tact and diplomacy; thoroughly analyze and research legal issues and take all facts and findings into consideration; interpret and apply cases, statutes, regulations, legal principles, and government policies and practices; prioritize and organize workload and complete a large number of work assignments that have strict timelines; treat County employees, representatives of outside agencies, and members of the public with courtesy and respect; assess the customer's immediate needs and ensure customer's receipt of needed services through personal service or making appropriate referral; provide responsive, high quality service to County employees and representatives of outside agencies by providing accurate, complete, and up-to-date information in a courteous, efficient, and timely manner; exercise appropriate judgment in answering questions and releasing information; analyze and project consequences of decisions and/or recommendations; establish effective working relationships with management, employees, employee representatives, and the public.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Office of County Counsel, Riverside County
3960 Orange Street
Suite 500
Riverside, CA 92501

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