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CITY ATTORNEY JOB OPPORTUNITIES:

The Oakland City Attorney’s Office is a dynamic, innovative and award-winning municipal law practice working to protect and advance the rights and interests of Oakland residents. Current job opportunities are as follows:

JOB OPPORTUNITIES:

1. DEPUTY CITY ATTORNEY III / IV GENERAL AND COMPLEX LITIGATION DIVISION/Law & Motion

The Office of the City Attorney seeks a well-qualified individual with significant law and motion and appellate experience for the position of Deputy City Attorney III or Deputy City Attorney IV depending on experience. The City Attorney may assign the selected attorney to new, additional or different duties or practice areas in either litigation or transactional work.

DEPUTY CITY ATTORNEY III / IV GENERAL AND COMPLEX LITIGATION DIVISION FULL JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

 

2. Deputy City Attorney V - General Government & Finance

The Office of the City Attorney seeks a highly qualified attorney for the position of Deputy City Attorney V with experience and expertise in municipal law. The attorney will supervise attorneys in the General Government and Finance unit, which handles and provides legal advice and counsel on a wide range of municipal law matters to City officials, Boards and Commissions and City departments, including but not limited to: Offices of Finance, Budget, Treasury and Controller, Departments of Public Works, Transportation, Information Technology, Library, Cultural Arts, Parks and Recreation and Contract Compliance. The ideal candidate will have experience and expertise in general municipal law practice areas including municipal finance (bonds, taxation, fees, and assessments), conflicts of interest, elections law, open meetings laws, public records, constitutional law and supervising attorneys and units.

Deputy City Attorney V - General Government & Finance FULL JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

 

3. Supervising Deputy City Attorney V - Real Estate, Housing, and Economic Development

The City Attorney’s Office seeks a seasoned real estate and community development attorney with significant expertise in affordable housing development and finance, development and/or transactional aspects of general real estate, and secured finance work to fill the position of Supervising Deputy City Attorney V. Expertise in land use, redevelopment, economic development, municipal law, and environmental law is a plus.

Supervising Deputy City Attorney V - Real Estate, Housing, and Economic Development FULL JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

 

4. Summer Law Clerks – 2022

The Oakland City Attorney’s Office is accepting applications from law students for full-time and part-time summer Law Clerk positions. We also accept applications for clinical semesters and volunteer fall and spring Law Clerks.

Summer Law ClerksFULL JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

 

5. Affirmative Litigation Fellow Program – 2021

Beginning on October 12, 2020, the Oakland City Attorney’s Office will be accepting applications for third-year law students and lawyers completing judicial clerkships or other fellowships who are able to secure funding (e.g., through their law school or a foundation) to work with its Community Lawyering and Civil Rights Unit and/or its Neighborhood Law Corps (“NLC”) starting in 2021. The City cannot provide independent funding to fellows, but will host and rely on fellows as full members of the team.

Affirmative Litigation Fellow Program FULL JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

 

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