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Deputy Attorney General Iii

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Date Last Verified

Jul 28, 2021

Valid Through

Nov 10, 2021

Posted on

Apr 18, 2021

Min Salary/Max Salary

USD 9463 to 12140 Monthly

Years of Experience

Min 6 yrs required


Sacramento, CA, United States

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Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Deputy Attorney General Iii
The candidate in the Business & Tax Section defend a variety of state agencies in all phases of civil litigation in state and federal trial courts, including federal bankruptcy court, and on appeal. Matters are often complex challenges to government decisions presenting questions of first impression about constitutional and statutory interpretation. Primary clients include state taxing agencies (including the Franchise Tax Board, California Department of Tax and Fee Administration, State Board of Equalization, and Employment Development Department), the California Department of Insurance, Department of Real Estate, and Department of Financial Protection and Innovation. Clients also include the State Controller, State Treasurer, the Department of General Services, and other state agencies and officials. Subject matter expertise in tax, insurance, real estate, and the like is not required. Candidates should have substantial litigation and appellate experience; excellent research, writing and editing skills, as well as oral advocacy skills; strong communication, collaboration and diplomatic skills; and an interest in learning new areas of law. Incumbents in this class are experienced attorneys who have developed the expertise necessary to capably perform complex and sensitive work of the Office of the Attorney General on an independent basis. Represents and acts as counsel for large State departments, for a group of boards and commissions whose legal work is difficult, and advises district attorneys, county counsels, grand juries, and other public agencies staffed principally by attorneys. Persons in this class are assigned difficult litigation and handle cases that may be appealed to the highest courts. They may act as a leadperson over the work of other attorneys.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate will equire active membership in The California State Bar. Should have 6 years of legal experience in the practice of law in a governmental jurisdiction or in the private practice of law. (Applicants will be admitted to the examination upon completion of five and one-half years of legal experience, but must complete six years of such experience before they will be eligible for appointment.).
Must have Knowledge of: Legal principles and their application; professional and ethical rules as they relate to the practice of law and particularly the role of public attorneys, to ensure the rules are strictly followed by oneself as well as other attorneys. Examples include Federal/State statutes, rules (e.g., Rules of Professional Conduct), and case law defining the scope of the attorney-client privilege, and local rules establishing standards of conduct and sanctions for misconduct by attorneys; available research sources, both printed and electronic, to complete legal research, including what type of material they contain, where they are located, and their breadth, depth, and relative strengths and weaknesses. Examples include primary and secondary legal texts, and electronic databases; scope and character of California statutory law and provisions of the California Constitution; principles and practices for properly conducting legal research, such as ensuring law is current and checking for recent amendments to statutes; principles of administrative and constitutional law, rules of evidence, and conduct of proceedings in trial and appellate courts of California and the United States and before administrative bodies; duties and powers of the Attorney General of California; and the English language to effectively produce a variety of written work products. Includes knowledge of grammar, spelling, punctuation, sentence, and paragraph structure, organization, and appropriate vocabulary. Should have ability to: Prepare, present, and handle legal cases; perform research; analyze difficult and complex legal problems, and apply legal principles and precedents to particular sets of facts; present statements of facts, law, and argument clearly and logically in written and oral form; analyze and draft proposed legislative measures; handle difficult legal correspondence; direct the work of clerical and professional assistants; edit written documents written by oneself, as well as those produced by others, for accuracy and effectiveness; analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action; reason logically; work cooperatively with a variety of individuals and organizations; and exercise good judgment.

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Marija Dokic
California Attorney General Department of Justice
455 Golden Gate Ave
San Francisco, CA 94102-3660
Phone: 916-210-7157

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