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Government and Government Relations Attorney in San Francisco, CA

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Company name

California Attorney General Department of Justice

Organization Type


Job Type


Practice Area

Government and Government Relations

Years of Experience

Min 6 yrs required


USA San Francisco, CA

Date Last Verified

Apr 24,2018

Posted on

Apr 12,2018

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Licensing Deputy Attorney General III The candidate will prepare for and represent agencies in several administrative hearings each month. Will handle civil judicial review proceedings arising out of administrative litigation, including petitions for writ of mandate under CCP sections 1094.5 and 1085, and interlocutory writs and appeals. Handle other complex, sensitive and difficult civil matters, including subpoena enforcement and defense and defend client agencies in lawsuits filed against them in state and federal courts. Act in lead capacity in team assignments with other deputies and paralegals. Work with investigators to obtain and develop evidence. Advise client agencies on legal matters, including settlement options, expert and/or consultant needs, and strategy, as well as provide training to agency staff. May serve in role as liaison to an assigned Licensing client agency.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate must have 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. A Deputy Attorney General III 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. All classes require active membership in The California State Bar is needed. Should have Bar examination will be admitted to the examination. Should have 6+ years of legal experience in the practice of law in a governmental jurisdiction or in the private practice of law. Legal principles and application is needed. 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 is needed. Must be able 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.

Deadline: 25 April, 2018.

Company info

Diann Sokoloff
California Attorney General Department of Justice
455 Golden Gate Ave
San Francisco, CA 94102-3660
Phone: 510-879-0983