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Legal Staff Paralegal in Los Angeles, CA

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Company name

Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles

Organization Type

Government

Job Type

Legal Staff

Practice Area

Litigation - General/Commercial

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required

Location

Los Angeles, CA

Date Last Verified

Jul 26,2018

Posted on

Jun 13,2018

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Assistant City Attorney II The candidate must be knowledgeable and well-informed in North Carolina criminal law and procedure and should possess or be able to quickly obtain considerable knowledge of the following: constitutional, federal, state and local laws relevant to advising law enforcement officers and civilians employed by the Department. Candidate must prepare and draft complex legal documents including contracts, leases and MOU’s. The candidate will represent the Department in selective civil litigation and other legal proceedings, and will review and draft legal documents. The Police Attorney’s Office answers directly to the Chief of Police and is accountable to the City Attorney on specific projects. Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include: Analyze and interpret the constitution, statutes, court decisions, regulations, and ordinances for the department and the city; Perform complex legal research electronically and manually; Prepare and provide presentations for the Community Safety Committee , City Council and other groups including community forums; Instruct at the Police Recruit Academy and selected state and departmental mandated in-service training; Review, prepare and draft legal documents, such as grant applications, leases, and contracts; Confer and work with colleagues and staff to establish and verify consistent legal advice to the Department and City; Draft and interpret legislation and recommend policy changes to reflect changes in the law; Prepare and argue motions for detectives and officers to assist with criminal investigations and administrative investigations; Defend the City in civil litigation and negotiate settlements, when applicable; and File appeals in state and federal courts.Assistant City Attorney II The candidate must be knowledgeable and well-informed in North Carolina criminal law and procedure and should possess or be able to quickly obtain considerable knowledge of the following: constitutional, federal, state and local laws relevant to advising law enforcement officers and civilians employed by the Department. Candidate must prepare and draft complex legal documents including contracts, leases and MOU’s. The candidate will represent the Department in selective civil litigation and other legal proceedings, and will review and draft legal documents. The Police Attorney’s Office answers directly to the Chief of Police and is accountable to the City Attorney on specific projects. Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include: Analyze and interpret the constitution, statutes, court decisions, regulations, and ordinances for the department and the city; Perform complex legal research electronically and manually; Prepare and provide presentations for the Community Safety Committee , City Council and other groups including community forums; Instruct at the Police Recruit Academy and selected state and departmental mandated in-service training; Review, prepare and draft legal documents, such as grant applications, leases, and contracts; Confer and work with colleagues and staff to establish and verify consistent legal advice to the Department and City; Draft and interpret legislation and recommend policy changes to reflect changes in the law; Prepare and argue motions for detectives and officers to assist with criminal investigations and administrative investigations; Defend the City in civil litigation and negotiate settlements, when applicable; and File appeals in state and federal courts.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have completed Graduation from ABA accredited law school and 5 years’ experience practicing law with 3 years’ experience in or with law enforcement, including experience as a North Carolina prosecutor. License to practice law in North Carolina is required. Membership in good standing with the North Carolina Bar is needed.
Should have knowledge of: Federal, state and local laws, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, and agency rules related to law enforcement; The structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar; Word processing, managing files and records, and other office procedures and terminology; Group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, ethnicity, and cultures.
Must have ability to: Communicate effectively to a wide range of audiences through written and verbal skills; and speak clearly and communicate information so others can understand. Concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles
Human Resources Department
2600 Wilshiure Blvd. , 5th floor
Los Angeles, CA 90057
Phone: 213-252-5400