Job Details

Inhouse Counsel

Company name

California Attorney General Department of Justice

Organization Type


Job Type


Valid Through

Dec 25,2019

Posted on

Sep 11,2019

Min Salary/Max Salary

USD 9210 to 11815 Monthly

Years of Experience

Min 6 yrs required


Sacramento, CA, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Criminal Law >> Criminal Law
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In-house Counsel
The candidate will review transactional documents for compliance with laws and regulations; review local ordinances for compliance with the Gambling Control Act and assist licensing staff with review of game approvals. Must advise on policy issues and ensure policy decisions by management are supported by law and consistent among the various units within the Bureau; consult with executive staff regarding the Bureau's position on proposed legislation and work with staff from the Office of Legislative Affairs on the formulation of legislative concepts related to gaming. Must perform complex legal research and provide written and oral legal opinions to the Director, executive staff, and management pertaining to the Bureau's responsibilities under the Gambling Control Act and tribal-state gaming compacts as well as provide legal assistance to law enforcement staff in the Compliance and Enforcement Section on sensitive investigations, including advice on laws pertaining to search and seizure, warrants, and administrative subpoenas. Must have active membership in The California State Bar. (Applicants who are not members of The California State Bar but who are eligible to take The California State Bar examination will be admitted to the examination but will not be considered eligible for appointment until they are admitted to The State Bar.). 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 6 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. Must 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. Must have excellent written and oral communication skills; strong analytical skills; be able to articulate information in a clear, concise and professional manner. Must have the ability to effectively communicate and demonstrate good judgment when interacting with the public and professional staff. Excellent analytical and research skills; must be able to work independently as well as in a team environment. Must have the ability to manage multiple priorities/projects; possess excellent organizational skills; ability to prioritize and to quickly adapt to changing priorities in order to meet deadlines. Must have a strong proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel. Ability to carry out prescribed tasks with minimal supervision, be a self-starter, flexible, have a positive attitude, and excellent attendance.
Final Filing Date: 24 September, 2019.

Additional info

send Resume. Job Code #:JC-171572 Position #(s):420-311-5706-004

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
California Attorney General Department of Justice
1300 I Street
Sacramento, CA 94244-2550

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