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ProfileDEPUTY CITY ATTORNEY DUTIES: Defend the City of Los Angeles and individual Officers in civil lawsuits alleging excessive use of force or other police misconduct. Largely, the cases assigned to the trial attorneys involve allegations of constitutional violations of the 1st, 4th and 14th Amendments, claims of excessive force, false arrest, illegal search and seizure, or other violations of civil rights. In addition to trying cases, are responsible for all pretrial phases of litigation, including law and motion, depositions and discovery, mediation, and frequent interaction with personnel.
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Qualifications: 5 years of civil litigation practice in California Superior Courts and/or United States District Court. Significant trial experience (civil or criminal); Demonstrated strong research and writing skills in complex areas of law; Ability to deal effectively with public officials, departmental personnel, and members of the public; Strong analytical and reasoning skills and a strong work ethic; and Strong oral communication and advocacy skills.
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Office of the Los Angeles City Attorney
200 North Main Street
1800 City Hall East
Los Angeles, CA 90012