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Deferred Associates

The Civil Litigation and Civil Advisory Divisions are accepting applications from those associates who have been hired by law firms but have been given deferred start dates, and may receive a monthly stipend to perform public service.

Job Type

Law Firm Associate Host

Schedule Type

At least 20 hours a week

Job Description

Deferred associates will complete research and writing assignments in a variety of practice areas including, Municipal Law, Land Use, Litigation, Contracts, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment, Public Works, Utilities, etc. They will be exposed to the inner-workings of Municipal Government by attending City Council and Council Committee Meetings. In addition, when available, they will be encouraged to attend depositions, court and administrative hearings, trials, and other proceedings. They may be given other opportunities depending upon training and experience.


The Civil Division is looking for deferred law firm associates who are interested in working in a variety of practice areas and can commit to at least 20 hrs per week (start and end dates are flexible). We will be considering applicants in the top 50% of their class and at least a 3.0 GPA.



Application Instructions

Please submit cover letter, resume, writing sample, list of 3 references (including at least 1 law school professor - please include email addresses). Please submit material via email to contact noted below.

Contact Information

Karen DeCrescenzo
Legal Intern Coordinator
Office of the City Attorney
Civic Center Plaza Building
1200 Third Avenue, Suite 1620
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619-533-5887
[email protected]

[Please note that this job posting is intended only for deferred law firm associates and other law firm associates encouraged to pursue pro bono opportunities for a temporary time period.]

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