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Deputy Attorney General Iii

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Date Last Verified

Jun 29, 2021

Valid Through

Oct 12, 2021

Posted on

May 23, 2021

Years of Experience

Min 6 yrs required


Sacramento, CA, United States

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Practice Area
Government and Government Relations >> Government and Government Relations
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Deputy Attorney General III
The candidate will perform a wide variety of legal work concerned with representing the State, most of its officers, departments, boards, commissions, and other such bodies before the State and Federal courts and administrative bodies and acts as legal counsel for such agencies and officials; assisting or displacing local district attorneys in unusual situations; preparing pleading and other legal materials for trials, hearings, and other legal proceedings; presenting criminal and civil cases at trial (jury and nonjury); drafting and analyzing legislative measures and regulations; giving legal advice to grand juries, district attorneys, county counsels, officials, and representatives of public agencies on legal problems; performing legal research; writing opinions; and to do other related work. 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.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate must have 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. 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.
Final Filing Date: 6/11/2021

Company info

Danielle Newman
California Attorney General Department of Justice
P.O. Box 944255
Sacramento, CA 94244-2550
Phone: 916-210-6197

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