California Department of Justice

The Correctional Law Section is one of the largest in the Civil Division of the California Attorney General’s Office, with approximately 125 deputies in several locations statewide.  The Correctional Law Section is seeking qualified attorneys to work on class action cases that the section handles, including large-scale federal class actions concerning prisoners’ civil rights and various constitutional claims.

Duties include:

  • Handling all aspects of the section’s complex and high-profile cases
  • Working with and advising high-ranking government officials at various state agencies, including the Governor’s Office, California
  • Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), the
  • Department of State Hospitals, and the Department of Finance.
  • Investigating facts and analyzing documentary evidence
  • Appearing in all levels of state and federal courts
  • Traveling as necessary for depositions, witness interviews, client meetings, and site inspections inside correctional institutions statewide


This is a hybrid position with the opportunity to work remotely or in the office on most days, but some regular required in-office attendance. Travel and additional in-person attendance may be required for court appearances, meetings, and other occassional operational needs.

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