Job Description and Duties

Are you looking to make a difference? Do you want to challenge yourself with high level important work that impacts the public in California, and nationally?

Join the State of Californias largest law firm and help administer justice on behalf of 40 million Californians. At the California Department of Justice – Office of the Attorney General, you will be a part of a diverse group of over 5,000 professionals whose primary mission is to deliver fairness and equality under the law, through a broad spectrum of programs and services.

The Employment and Administrative Mandate (EAM) Section of the California Department of Justice is seeking to hire civil litigators desiring to represent the interests of the People of the State of California at hearings, trials and appeals of all levels. Applicants have the opportunity to join the State of Californias largest group of employment specialists as well as a diverse group of over 5,000 professionals who are dedicated to public service.

Deputies assigned to the Employment and Administrative Mandate Section handle a broad range of civil cases. We focus on public employment litigation in state and federal courts and provide employment-related advice to a large group of state agencies. We defend over 100 state agencies in connection with lawsuits involving claims under the Fair Employment and Housing Act, Title VII, and a variety of retaliation statutes, among others. EAM attorneys handle the litigation matters from inception through trial, and often handle any appeals arising from the cases.

We strive to ensure that our work serves the best interests of our clients and of the People of the State of California. In connection with these goals, EAM attorneys provide advice and guidance to state agencies on a variety of personnel matters. EAM deputies prosecute disciplinary matters before the State Personnel Board. EAM deputies also conduct EEO, workplace violence, whistleblower and other misconduct investigations on behalf of state agencies. EAM deputies also frequently provide EEO training to agencies throughout the state.

Additionally, EAM represents such clients as the California Highway Patrol, the Department of Motor Vehicles, the California Horse Racing Board, the State Lottery Commission, and the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control in a wide variety of legal matters including petitions for writ of mandate involving licensing issues.

The section has approximately 100 attorneys and paralegals practicing in offices throughout California. EAMs employment litigation practice regularly involves high-level legal analysis and briefing, jury trials, evidentiary hearings, and appellate arguments in state and federal courts. EAM attorneys frequently handle cases of interest to the public that are reported on by the media.

EAM deputies are expected to efficiently produce written work of excellent quality, including briefs in support of a demurrer or motions to dismiss, discovery motions, motions for summary judgment, mediation and trial briefs, and appellate briefs. EAM deputies must be able to communicate effectively and in a timely manner with judges, juries, supervisors, client representatives, and witnesses. Working cooperatively and effectively with opposing counsel, colleagues, clients and witnesses is also necessary. EAM is committed to providing attorneys with opportunities for professional growth in a collegial working environment.

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