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Open RFQs:

1. Request for Qualifications / Outside Counsel

The Office of the Oakland City Attorney is responsible for providing all legal services for the City of Oakland and Oakland Redevelopment Agency, as well as all City boards and commissions and certain joint powers authorities. The City Attorney retains outside counsel for three types of matters/cases: (1) cases that require specialized expertise that our Office does not have in-house; (2) cases that present conflict of interest issues; and, (3) cases that we cannot handle due to lack of capacity due to reductions to the City Attorney’s budget. The City of Oakland engages outside counsel only through the Office of the City Attorney.

The City Attorney requests detailed information regarding the qualifications of attorneys or law firms interested in providing legal services to the City of Oakland to establish a list of qualified attorneys or law firms from which outside counsel may be selected.

RFQ Outside Counsel for the City of Oakland

 

2. Request for Qualifications / Outside Counsel for the Oakland Police Commission

The City Attorney is issuing this RFQ for outside counsel to advise the Oakland Police Commission. Outside Counsel will provide periodic training on Brown Act compliance, parliamentarian procedure and other matters as assigned, and must be available to sit at the dais during the Commission’s regular and special meetings. The City Attorney requests detailed information regarding the qualifications of attorneys or law firms interested in providing legal services to the Commission to make this appointment and to establish a list of qualified attorneys or law firms from which future outside counsel may be selected. 

RFQ Outside Counsel: Oakland Police Commission

 

3. Request for Qualifications / Outside Counsel, Workers' Compensation Defense Counsel

The City Attorney wishes to retain outside counsel to provide workers’ compensation defense services for the City.  The City Attorney requests detailed information regarding the qualifications of attorneys or law firms interested in providing such legal services to make this appointment and to establish a list of qualified attorneys or law firms from which future outside counsel may be selected.

RFQ Outside Counsel: Workers' Compensation Defense Counsel

 

For information about the selection process, please see the City Attorney's Outside Counsel Selection Policy.