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The Office of the Los Angeles City Attorney is among the top five municipal law offices in the nation. Learn more about our work!

 

Current openings are here. Information about internships and law clerk positions, and contraction opportunities, is here. Legal Clerk information is here. And information about Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) is here.

With more than 500 attorneys practicing criminal and civil law throughout LA, the work we do is as diverse and exciting as the people and city we serve. This office is an equal employment opportunity for all qualified candidates. We welcome all applicants. 

All positions are open to qualified persons pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act. This office will make reasonable accommodations.

 

If you are interested in learning more about our affinity organizations, please reach out as follows:

Asian Pacific City Attorneys Association:  Nargis Choudhry - nchoudhry@lawa.org

Association of Black City Attorneys:  Tia S. Strozier - tia.strozier@lacity.org

Latino City Attorney Association:  Will Rivera - will.rivera@lacity.org

LGBTQ Pride Association:  Jamie Larsen - jamie.larson@lacity.org

Women's Association:  Catrina Archuleta - catrina.archuleta@lacity.org

 

 

CURRENT CAREER OPENINGS

LEGAL CLERK II:  VARIOUS SECTIONS

LEGAL SECRETARY I:  CIVIL, CRIMINAL AND MUNICIPAL BRANCHES - VARIOUS SECTIONS

DEPUTY CITY ATTORNEYS:  CRIMINAL BRANCH OPERATIONS - CRIMINAL AND SPECIAL LITIGATION BRANCH

LEGAL CLERK I:  CIVIL, CRIMINAL AND MUNICIPAL BRANCHES VARIOUS SECTIONS

DEPUTY CITY ATTORNEY:  MARIJUANA ENFORCEMENT UNIT - SAFE NEIGHBORHOODS AND GANG DIVISION, CRIMINAL AND SPECIAL LITIGATION BRANCH

DEPARTMENT OF WATER & POWER DIVISION:  PROPRIETARY & RISK MANAGEMENT BRANCH,
POWER GROUP ATTORNEY

DEPUTY CITY ATTORNEY:  CIVIL LITIGATION BRANCH - GENERAL LITIGATION SECTION

DEPUTY CITY ATTORNEY:  EMPLOYMENT LITIGATION DIVISION - CIVIL LITIGATION BRANCH

DEPUTY CITY ATTORNEY:  WORKERS’ COMPENSATION DIVISION - CIVIL LITIGATION BRANCH

DEPUTY CITY ATTORNEY:  NEIGHBORHOOD PROSECUTOR PROGRAM - SAFE NEIGHBORHOODS AND GANG DIVISION, CRIMINAL and SPECIAL LITIGATION BRANCH

PARALEGAL I:  PROSECUTION TECHNOLOGY UNIT - STRATEGIC JUSTICE SYSTEMS, CRIMINAL AND SPECIAL LITIGATION BRANCH

WITNESS SERVICE COORDINATOR:  CENTRAL FILIING AND TRIALS, CRIMINAL & SPECIAL LITIGATION BRANCH

PARALEGAL I:  GENERAL LITIGATION & APPELLATE DIVISIONS, CIVIL LITIGATION BRANCH

ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR I:  RECIDIVISM REDUCTION AND DRUG DIVERSION UNIT - STRATEGIC JUSTICE SYSTEMS, CRIMINAL AND SPECIAL LITIGATION BRANCH

 

Testing for the following positions is open: 

Legal Secretary I
Legal Clerk II

 

CONTRACTING OPPORTUNITIES

 

Human Resources
Office of the L.A. City Attorney
800 City Hall East
200 North Main Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: (213) 978-7160
Fax: (213) 978-8317
atty.careers@lacity.org

VOLUNTEER LAW CLERK / INTERN PROGRAM

 

The Office of the L.A. City Attorney offers a number of opportunities in civil and criminal law practice. To apply for a volunteer law clerk position or internship, please submit a cover letter and resume to:

 

Ms. Diana Hernandez
Office of the L.A. City Attorney
800 City Hall East
200 North Main Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: (213) 978-7150
Fax: (213) 978-8317

atty.careers@lacity.org

 

 

LEGAL CLERK I: TYPING CERTIFICATIONS

Applicants for the position of Legal Clerk I are required to submit a typing certification to demonstrate they meet the minimum typing requirements. Candidates who fail to provide a typing certification will be disqualified from the examination process. The LA City Attorney’s Office will not be administering typing tests to candidates. The typing certification must be issued by an agency or an accredited school within the last 12 months. On-line issued typing certification will not be accepted.


The typing certification must meet the minimum 35 net words per minute, have no more than five (5) errors, and be scored according to the following method: 5 minute timed typing exercise, showing a gross rate of speed and a net speed calculated by deducting one (1) word per minute for each error in the exercise.


Certification may be in the form of a certificate, letter, or test results form and must contain the following:


· Agency’s official emblem or watermark
· Name of applicant
· Number of minutes of the timed typing test
· Number of gross words per minute
· Number of net words per minute
· Number of errors
· Date of certificate
· Signature of person certifying the certificate
· Address and telephone number of agency


The above information MUST be included on the certification. Applicants WILL NOT be contacted to correct the deficiency.

A list of suggested local agencies and schools that administer typing tests and issue certification can be found here

 

Additional agencies that may provide typing certification can be found here:

 
 

 

MINIMUM CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION (MCLE) IN THE LOS ANGELES CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE

The Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office is an authorized MCLE provider. Attorneys with the office are required to meet 25 hours of MCLE every three years and file a report with the State Bar of California.

Here is a breakdown of the required credits:

-  Half of the 25 MCLE hours must be in activities approved for what are called "participatory" MCLE credit.
-  No more than 12.5 hours can be for self-study.

-  Other special requirements include:

  • At least four hours of legal ethics.

  • At least one hour on competence issues.

  • At least one hour in an area called the Recognition and Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession and Society.

For more information regarding MCLE requirements, please refer to the State Bar of California.

It is encouraged for attorneys to maintain records of their MCLE credits. Please see a Sample MCLE Personal Credit Log. (To download)

Attorneys with the office interested in serving as MCLE instructors are directed to complete an MCLE Training Course Proposal form. Proposals should be submitted three weeks in advance of the proposed training date.

For any questions, please contact Janette Flintoft, ​City Attorney Executive Administrative Operations - janette.flintoft@lacity.org - or Leti Garcia, City Attorney Executive Office Representative - leti.garcia@lacity.org.

UPCOMING MCLE TRAINING COURSES:

11/20/2019:  Filing Criminal Cases: Search and Seizure Law, Kellet & Other Considerations
11/20/2019:  Filing Criminal Cases: Ethical Considerations
11/21/2019:  Filing Criminal Cases: Trespass Law and Special Charges
11/22/2019:  Filing Criminal Cases: Narcotics Possession, State and Under the Influence

12/17/2019:  Recognizing and Preventing Workplace Violence

 

SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY

 

The Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office welcomes you and your comments to our social media channels, which include but are not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and Nextdoor.

The purpose of the City Attorney’s Social Media is to present information from the City Attorney’s Office to the public. Comments posted to the City Attorney’s Social Media Sites are public and no right of privacy should be expected. Posting sensitive personal identifying information, such as home addresses and personal email addresses, is therefore not recommended.
 
A comment posted by a member of the public on the City Attorney’s social media is the opinion of the commenter or poster only, and publication of a comment does not imply endorsement of, or agreement by, the Office of the City Attorney, nor do such comments necessarily reflect the opinions or policies of the City Attorney’s Office.
 
Comments containing any of the following shall not be permitted and are subject to removal and/or restriction by the City:
 
•    Comments not related to the original topic;
•    Obscene content or language;
•    Criminal threats to any person or organization; 
•    Solicitation of commerce, including but not limited to advertising of any business or product for sale;
•    Conduct in violation of any federal, state or local law;
•    Encouragement of illegal activity;
•    Information that may tend to compromise the safety or security of the public or public systems; or
•    Content that violates a legal ownership interest, such as a copyright, of any party.


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Los Angeles City Attorney

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Los Angeles, CA 90012 | 213-978-8100