The California Department of Justice

Are you looking for a fulfilling and challenging career with one of the largest and most highly regarded law offices in California?  Are you searching for a job that provides an opportunity to work as part of a team, while exercising independence and initiative in cases involving cutting-edge issues of Constitutional Law and Civil Rights?  If so, a Deputy Attorney General position in the Correctional Law Section may be the opportunity you seek.

The Correctional Law Section is seeking qualified attorneys to work on class-action cases that the section handles. Class-Action Deputies are primarily responsible for working on the large-scale federal class-actions concerning prisoners’ civil rights and various constitutional claims. Class-action deputies are provided opportunities to handle the section’s most complex and high-profile cases, and they must be adept at 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.

Qualified applicants must possess strong legal research and writing skills, as well as an ability to investigate facts and analyze documentary evidence. Successful applicants will have recent experience working on all phases of class-action suits—including the pleading stage, the class-certification stage, trial or settlement, and the remedial phase—or recent experience working on other similar types of complex litigation. This is a full-time position, in a collegial office environment, with opportunities for intermittent telework following successful completion of a 12-month probationary period.

If you have the skills and drive necessary to succeed as a Deputy Attorney General, apply to a position with the Correctional Law Section today.

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