Job Details

Criminal Law Attorney / Government and Government Relations Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

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Company name

Office of the Los Angeles City Attorney

Organization Type


Job Type


Practice Area

Criminal Law
Government and Government Relations
Labor & Employment
Litigation - General/Commercial
Municipal Law

Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required


Los Angeles, CA

Date Last Verified

Jun 12,2018

Posted on

Jun 11,2018

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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.

Additional info

Send resume, cover letter, and writing sample, indicating in the subject line, “DCA –PUBLIC SAFETY GENERAL COUNSEL DIVISION,”

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Office of the Los Angeles City Attorney
200 North Main Street
1800 City Hall East
Los Angeles, CA 90012