Legal Clerk II


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Xochilt Chavira

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ANNUAL SALARY RANGE: $42,135 – $61,637

POSITION: The Office of the City Attorney is currently accepting applications for Legal Clerk II.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The responsibilities of this position includes performing routine to moderately difficult legal clerical work; type various documents from plain or corrected copy, rough draft or dictating equipment. Compose and type correspondence of a routine nature by following general instructions as to content or by referring to records of previous correspondence. Sorts, classifies, indexes, cross-references, photocopies and files legal correspondence, memoranda, reports, contracts, complaints, citations, accident reports, claims, statistical and financial tabulations, court calendars, legal opinions and other documents. May act as a receptionist, assisting callers in person or on the telephone by answering questions, receiving and recording requests and complaints, and referring callers to proper sources. Ordering and organizing supplies; and other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS: Applicants are required to submit a valid typing test certificate with at least 45 wpm net and no more than five (5) errors maximum. Candidates who meet the typing criteria will be scheduled for a spelling test. You must pass the spelling test with no more than five (5) errors maximum.
This position requires an accurate typist who pays close attention to detail, has initiative and is well organized, and enjoys extensive telephone contact with the public. Applicants should be flexible in their ability to handle multiple tasks and have the ability to work under pressure with a minimum amount of supervision, and perform in a team environment. Reliable attendance and punctuality are mandatory. Applicants must be able to lift boxes (up to 25 lbs).
The City Attorney’s Office will not be administering typing tests to candidates. Please see the attached “Typing Certification Requirements.”

The hours for this position are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must be proficient in Microsoft Word. Applicants should have knowledge of legal procedures and terminology and knowledge of the Criminal Case Management System (CCMS) and the Trial Court Information System (TCIS).
PROBATION: Appointment to this exempt position (non Civil-Service) will be subject to a one (1) year probationary period as required by Section 1050 of the City Charter. Successful completion of the one (1) year probationary period will result in tenure with the office.

REQUIREMENT: For candidates seeking initial City employment, in accordance with Los Angeles City Ordinance 187134, information regarding COVID-19 vaccination requirements as conditions of employment may be found at:

How to apply

AND DEADLINE: Interested applicants must submit the following documents in one (1) PDF file: typing certificate, resume and a cover letter specifying LEGAL CLERK II – VARIOUS SECTIONS via email only to
Applicants who fail to submit all required documents in one pdf file, will be considered ineligible.

Selected applicants will be invited to interview.
Hiring ongoing as positions become available. For administrative purposes, this position may close periodically and then reopen.