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Deputy City Attorney DUTIES: Work closely with management on cutting-edge legal issues involving constitutional law, criminal law and procedure, civil liability, municipal law, administrative law and employment law. Providing assistance and advice on Police and Fire operations and policy issues; drafting City ordinances; staffing and advising the Board of Police Commissioners, Board of Fire Commissioners and City Council Committees, including providing advice on legal issues under consideration by those commissions/committees; advising on the open meeting requirements of the Brown Act and the disclosure requirements of the California Public Records Act; handling Writ proceedings in the Superior Court; analyzing court opinions; and preparing legal updates, reports, legal opinions and other written advice.
Qualification and Experience
QUALIFICATIONS: 3 years of civil litigation practice in California Superior Courts; strong research and writing skills in complex areas of law; Strong oral communication and advocacy skills; Strong analytical and reasoning skills; Ability to deal effectively with public officials, Police and Fire personnel, city departments and the public; Demonstrated ability to handle a busy and varied workload; Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment; and A strong work ethic. Desirable qualifications: Experience in drafting legal advice and ordinances; Experience in one or more of the following areas: criminal law; writ practice; the Ralph M. Brown Act; and/or the California Public Records Act.
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