The County Counsel's Office is recruiting for a Litigation Attorney.* These positions practice in a variety of civil law areas and assignments which may include: employment law; eminent domain; public entity liability; environmental/land use; workers compensation; taxation; juvenile, guardianship and conservatorship; appeals; arbitration/mediation; contract; business; transactional; civil rights; torts; personal injury; real estate and construction; and administrative law proceedings.
Duties include: meeting with and advising County Departments regarding litigation; drafting pleadings, discovery, and motions; determining case strategy and representing the County in trials, depositions, mediations, and hearings; drafting ordinances; preparing contracts; drafting, analyzing and interpreting legislation; researching and writing legal opinions; and advising boards, departments, special districts, school districts and commissions.
Note:The current vacancy is to provide legal services to County Departments with an emphasis on civil litigation in state and federal court; employment; dangerous conditions of public property; personal injury; public entity/employee immunities; police practices; civil rights; defense of civil lawsuits including discovery; motion preparation; mediation; arbitration; trials and appeals. The position also includes advising on litigation questions and issues and presentation of some matters to the Board of Supervisors.
The resulting eligibility list may be used to fill vacancies in the County Counsel's Office as they occur.
*Official Title: Deputy County Counsel IV - For more detailed information, refer to the Deputy County Counsel IV job description.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Applicants must pass a background investigation, including fingerprinting, prior to appointment.
Experience: Four (4) years of civil litigation experience as an attorney.
License: Active membership and in good standing with the State Bar of California.
Located in the heart of Southern California, one of the world's fastest growing economies, the County of San Bernardino is the largest county in the contiguous United States. Its vast borders stretch from the greater Los Angeles area to the Nevada border and the Colorado River, encompassing a total area of 20,160 square miles. Comprised of 24 cities, the County is the fifth fastest growing county in the nation with over 2 million residents. Its assets include numerous colleges and universities supporting a strong, diverse workforce along with an unparalleled collection of highways, runways, and railways that lead to regional, national, and international business centers. The County also benefits from natural assets such as acclaimed mountain resorts, local, regional and national parks and Western rivers.