Deputy City Attorney - Trial Team - San Francisco, CA

  • 05 Jan 2021 2:31 PM
    Message # 9701797
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Office of the City Attorney Trial Team seeks a qualified and highly-motivated California-licensed attorney for a full-time position as a Deputy City Attorney (“DCA”).  

    Responsibilities Attorneys on the Trial Team are assigned defensive matters, primarily involving accidents or injuries involving City operations, but also including constitutional claims, tax matters, and contractual disputes.  Most cases can be handled independently, but some require team members to work collaboratively with other lawyers and staff across the Office.  DCAs handle all aspects of their cases, including case intake and assessment, litigation strategy, discovery and document review, motion practice, settlement evaluation and negotiation, trial and appeal.

    Desired Qualifications:

    • Ability to assume responsibility quickly, work both collaboratively and independently, and identify and assess substantive and procedural legal issues
    • Work effectively and efficiently within multiple competing deadlines, adjust to workload changes and dive into new assignments quickly
    • Excellent written and oral communication and advocacy skills
    • Ability to manage, investigate, and litigate multiple defensive matters in both state and federal courts
    • Work effectively with paralegals, legal assistants, investigators, and support staff
    • Experience with e-discovery
    • Exhibit an interest, comfort, and good working knowledge of sophisticated document review tools
    • Ability to exercise excellent judgment, multi-task, and be curious
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and a positive attitude
    • Interest and ability to work successfully as part of a team
    • Three or more years of civil litigation experience, including trial experience
    Other information: Attorneys are represented by the Municipal Attorneys Association.  Information about compensation and benefits can be found here:  

    8177 Attorney - Classification & Compensation

    Application: If you are interested, please submit your resume and cover letter to careeropportunities@sfcityatty.org and specify that you are applying for the Trial Team position.  Your cover letter should indicate, in detail, the breadth and depth of your litigation experience.  Applicants who advance in the selection process must submit a writing sample and three references. 


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