The California Department of Justice

If you are looking for challenging, meaningful, and rewarding work, the Employment and Administrative Mandate (EAM) section of the Attorney General’s Office is the place to be. At EAM, you will be the lawyer taking the case to trial, arguing the appeal, and giving advice to high-level clients, fully supported by experienced supervisors and colleagues.

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

Deputies assigned to EAM handle a broad range of civil litigation cases with a focus on all aspects of a public employment litigation practice. We defend over 100 state agencies and their employees in connection with lawsuits alleging discrimination, harassment, reasonable accommodation, and whistleblower retaliation claims, among others. EAM also prosecutes disciplinary matters before the State Personnel Board. Our deputies may also conduct personnel and EEO investigations on behalf of state agencies. 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.

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, along with other regulatory matters, and including personnel privacy issues.

EAM deputies are expected to efficiently produce written work of excellent quality, including demurrers or motions to dismiss, discovery motions, motions for summary judgment, mediation and trial briefs, and appellate briefs. Deputies need to be able to communicate effectively in a timely manner with supervisors, client representatives, and witnesses. Working cooperatively and effectively with many different people with different personality types including colleagues, supervisors, client representatives, and witnesses is also necessary. We are committed to providing attorneys with opportunities for professional growth in a collegial working environment.

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