MICHAEL N. FEUER
LOS ANGELES CITY ATTORNEY
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.
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.
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.
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: https://clkrep.lacity.org/onlinedocs/2021/21-0921_ord_187134_8-24-21.pdf.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.
Selected applicants will be invited to interview.
OF INTEREST: This position is designated Category 4 on the Conflict of Interest Code.