San Bernardino County
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.
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.
Duties and Responsibilities:
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.
Experience: Four (4) years of civil litigation experience as an attorney.
License: Active membership and in good standing with the State Bar of California.