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Civil Division - Litigation

The Civil Litigation Unit of the San Diego City Attorney's Office is seeking applications for an experienced civil litigator. This position reports directly to the Chief Deputy City Attorney, and is responsible for a broad range of duties including prosecuting or defending civil lawsuits in which the City is a party. Ideal candidate will have at least 5 years of litigation experience in municipal law, and preparing cases for hearings and trials in all courts. Qualified candidates must be knowledgeable in all phases of discovery, depositions of parties and experts, trial preparation, and have strong research and writing skills. Experience or expertise with governmental defense of police excessive force cases is preferred.

Please submit a resume and cover letter that includes your relevant experience by email, on or before Friday, September 18, 2015 to:

Gina Coburn,
Director Internal Communications/Employee Relations

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.