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Litigation - General/Commercial Attorney in San Jose, CA

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Date Last Verified

Jun 11, 2021

Posted on

Apr 25, 2021

Min Salary/Max Salary

USD 84223 to 111174 Annually


San Jose, CA, United States
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Staff Attorney I
Duties: Under direction of the General Counsel or a more senior level attorney, performs a variety of general legal tasks in the areas of labor, contract, civil, and administrative law; provides assistance in litigation; and performs related duties. Serve under the direction of the General Counsel or a more senior level attorney. Researches, analyzes, and prepares a variety legal documents including contracts, pleadings, opinions and briefs; Provides assistance in litigation by preparing legal documents including motions, complaints, responses, pleadings, interrogatories, and related documents; Provides contract assistance to staff by preparing, reviewing, modifying, and approving legal contracts and related agreements; May appear before courts and administrative tribunals to represent the agency’s interests; May work with outside agencies, law firms, and individuals regarding agency business; Reviews and researches legal questions, statutes, regulations, and pending and current legislation; evaluates impact on agency operations; Performs related duties as required.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Development of the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is typically obtained through a combination of training and experience equivalent to possession of a JD Degree from an accredited law school. Membership in the California State Bar, or the ability to become a member within 6 months of appointment, is also required. Experience in a public agency or private law firm is desirable.
Knowledge of: Federal, state, and local laws and regulations pertaining to public agencies; Modern legal principles, practices, and procedures of contact, labor, civil, and administrative law; Organization, duties, powers, and authority of the agency; Methods and techniques of legal research; Established precedents and sources of legal reference applicable to agency operations; State and federal court procedures; General statutory and case law applicable to pubic agencies.
Ability to: Analyze legal problems and apply legal principles and practices; Prepare and present legal materials in a clear and concise manner, both verbally and in writing; Conduct legal research; Draft contracts and agreements; Establish and maintain effective professional relationships with agency personnel and other attorneys, as well as with local officials and the general public.

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