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Deputy City Attorney II, III or IV - Litigation The candidate will perform legal research, interpret and apply laws and court decisions. Will handle matters pertaining to writs. Appear in court to present, argue and try cases. Represent the City and its officers and employees in their official capacities in hearings, jury and court trials. Prepare g pleadings and other papers in connection with trials, hearings, discovery and other legal proceedings. Review and evaluate case files and make decisions regarding proper disposition. Study, interpret and apply laws, court decisions and other legal authorities in the preparation of cases, opinions and briefs. Perform relevant legal research. Oversee outside counsel. Skillfully and professionally present legal advice to attorneys and lay people and defend legal analysis. Interact with other in-house attorneys as part of a team and occasionally as team leader to provide the best product for clients of the City Attorney's Office. Provide legal advice to City departments.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should be a School of Law graduate and a member in good standing of the California State Bar. DCA II must have 2 years of increasingly responsible work experience comparable to a Deputy City Attorney I in the City. DCA III must have 2 years of increasingly responsible work experience comparable to a Deputy City Attorney II in the City. DCA IV must have 5 years of increasingly responsible work experience comparable to a Deputy City Attorney III in the City. Significant litigation experience including writ and appellate experience is desirable. Should have ability to: interpret and apply various government codes and ordinances; conduct research on legal problems; prepare sound legal opinions; analyze and prepare a wide variety of legal documents; and present cases in court and administrative proceedings. Working knowledge of municipal, state and federal laws, ordinances and codes affecting City government is desired. Working knowledge of local court rules and procedures is preferred. Should have bilingual skills in Spanish, Cantonese and/or Mandarin.
Position #: 17-AL021-10. Submit an employment application and current resume and complete the attached supplemental questionnaire.
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