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The Labor Team is a collaborative and dynamic group of 17 attorneys, four paralegals and legal assistants, and five legal secretaries. The Team defends the City in state and federal civil litigation (through trial and appeals), in administrative proceedings involving labor and employment matters, and provides proactive advice and risk management strategies to its client departments on all aspects of the City’s labor and employment relationships. The Team advises and represents the City in its on-going relationships with the more than 30 unions that represent City employees, including collective bargaining, labor grievance arbitrations, and defending unfair labor practice and other administrative charges.
Duties and Responsibilities
Attorneys on the Labor Team are assigned a caseload of civil litigation and administrative matters. They handle all aspects of their cases, including case assessment, litigation strategy, client communication and coordination, conducting and responding to discovery, all motion practice, settlement evaluation and negotiation, trial and appeal. Also, attorneys may be assigned to provide labor and employment advice to specific client departments and to support collective bargaining.
Skills and Competencies
• Ability to assume responsibility quickly and work independently and efficiently.
• Excellent oral and written communication and advocacy skills.
• Ability to manage and appropriately balance an active caseload of litigation and administrative matters, and adjust to occasional workload increases.
• Ability to exercise good judgment, multi-task, and meet deadlines.
• Strong interpersonal skills and a positive attitude.
• Desire and ability to work successfully as part of a team.
• Three or more years of labor or employment experience, including litigation experience.
Qualifications and Prior Experience
• Licensed to practice law in California.
How to Apply
To apply for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter to this email and specify that you are applying for the Labor Team position. Applicants who advance in the selection process must submit at least two references and at least two writing samples including at least one significant and substantive filed brief.
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