Deputy City Attorney - Police Litigation Unit

Exempt | Location: Civic Center

contact information

Xochilt Chavira
2139787142
xochilt.chavira@lacity.org

job description

MICHAEL N. FEUER
CITY ATTORNEY
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
DEPUTY CITY ATTORNEY
CIVIL LITIGATION BRANCH
POLICE LITIGATION UNIT
SALARY RANGE: $107,991 - $206,524

POSITION: There is an immediate opening for a trial attorney in the Police Litigation Unit of the Civil Litigation Branch.
DUTIES AND
RESPONSIBILITIES: Attorneys in the Police Litigation Unit defend the City of Los Angeles and individual LAPD Officers in civil lawsuits alleging excessive use of force or other police misconduct. Largely, the cases assigned to the trial attorneys involve allegations of constitutional violations of the 1st, 4th and 14th Amendments, claims of excessive force, false arrest, illegal search and seizure, or other violations of civil rights. In addition to trying cases, trial attorneys are responsible for all pretrial phases of litigation, including law and motion, depositions and discovery, mediation, and frequent interaction with LAPD personnel. Litigation is primarily in the United States District Court and Superior Courts.
REQUIRED
QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants for this position must have a license to practice law in all of the courts in the State of California. Additional requirements include:
? At least three years of civil litigation practice in California Superior Courts and/or United States District Court.
? Significant trial experience (civil or criminal);
? Demonstrated strong research and writing skills in complex areas of law;
? Ability to deal effectively with public officials, departmental personnel, and members of the public;
? Strong analytical and reasoning skills and a strong work ethic; and
? Strong oral communication and advocacy skills.
WRITING SAMPLES: Candidates are required to submit two writing samples that they have personally authored within the last two years.
PROBATION: Appointment to these exempt positions (non-Civil-Service) will be subject to a two year probationary period as required by Section 1050 of the City Charter. Successful completion of the two year probationary period will result in tenure with the office.

Selected applicants will be invited to interview.
CONFLICT
OF INTEREST: This position is designated Category 4 on the Conflict of Interest Code.
AS A COVERED ENTITY UNDER TITLE II OF THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF DISABILITY AND, UPON REQUEST, WILL PROVIDE REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION TO ENSURE EQUAL ACCESS TO ITS PROGRAMS, SERVICES AND ACTIVITIES. TO REQUEST A REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION, PLEASE CALL (213) 978-7160

How to apply

APPLICATION
AND DEADLINE: Attorneys interested in applying should submit their resume, writing samples, law school transcript, three references and cover letter in ONE (1) PDF FILE, indicating “DCA – POLICE LITIGATION UNIT” in the subject line, via email to atty.recruit@lacity.org.
Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.


In accordance with Los Angeles City Ordinance 187134, candidates must meet the minimum requirement of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or receive an exemption and report their vaccination status prior to being hired by the hiring City department. The ordinance is available at https://clkrep.lacity.org/onlinedocs/2021/21-0921_ord_187134_8-24-21.pdf.