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Criminal Division

The Criminal Division of the San Diego City Attorney's Office is seeking applications from attorneys who are interested in a position as a Deputy City Attorney. Our prosecutors prepare and prosecute misdemeanor criminal cases by handling a variety of motions, trying misdemeanor jury trials, and conducting legal research. Strong preference will be given to applicants with significant courtroom experience who have tried numerous cases to jury verdict, but other experience levels will be considered.

Ideal Candidates will have:

  • 3+ years trial experience;
  • Established and continued working relationships with law enforcement;
  • Strong writing and oral presentation skills; and
  • Exceptional organizational skills.

Applicants must be current, active members of the California State Bar and possess a J.D. degree from a law school approved by the American Bar Association. Successful applicants must pass a criminal background check.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample by email to:

Gina Coburn,
Director Internal Communications/Employee Relations

You will be contacted if selected for an interview, or if further information is required. No telephone calls please.