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City Attorney Dennis Herrera speaks to City Attorney staff at the beginning of his term in January 2014.
City Attorney Dennis Herrera speaks to City Attorney staff at the beginning of his term in January 2014.

Diversity and Inclusion

San Francisco’s diversity is one of its greatest strengths, and our office aims to reflect the communities we serve. We believe that diversity in our office is crucial to successfully performing the variety of work we are entrusted with as the City’s attorney. Being able to draw on different perspectives allows us to be at the forefront of legal issues both locally and nationally.

We recognize that much work remains to be done to celebrate diversity in the legal profession. We are committed to continuing our role in contributing to that effort. The City Attorney’s Office encourages a diverse applicant pool, welcomes qualified applicants of all backgrounds, and awards jobs based on fair and open competition. Read more about the our efforts to address racial equity and enhance diversity at the City Attorney’s Office.

Current Opportunities

Legal Assistant, Transportation Team
The San Francisco City Attorney’s Office has an opportunity for a Legal Assistant to join the Transportation Team.

This position requires excellent verbal and writing skills, and an ability to work both independently and collaboratively across multiple legal teams. The candidate is expected to have the ability to analyze legal problems, and perform detailed analytical work with accuracy and initiative. The candidate will be a self-started who is able to manage multiple tasks and deadlines, accept written and oral instructions, and communicate effectively and tactfully with co-workers, office personnel, court personnel, vendors, representatives of other governmental departments/entities, and the general public.

The responsibilities listed below are representative of the range of duties assigned and are not an exhaustive list:

  • Review and proof contracts, legislation, responsive pleadings, various discovery documents, subpoenas, legal memoranda and correspondence for accuracy.
  • Assist with review and disclosure of documents responsive to public records requests and third-party subpoenas.
  • Assist with discovery, particularly electronic discovery including the review and production of documents obtained with litigants and City departments maintained in IPRO Eclipse; prepare privilege logs.
  • Conduct searches and manage documents in IPRO Eclipse, Concordance, CaseMap and Text Map, and review documents within these programs for relevance, responsiveness and privilege.
  • Assist in preparing various motions and ensuring that filings are accurate, properly formatted, and filed in a timely manner, including filing electronically.
  • Organize and prepare documents, exhibits, and other materials for discovery, hearings, and trials, assist in maintaining team files, including an electronic database of key written advice.
  • Work on multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize work assignments from multiple attorneys.
  • Draft and issue subpoenas.
  • Maintain calendars for multiple attorneys.
  • Assist with review and disclosure of documents responsive to public records requests and third-party subpoenas.
  • Implement document litigation holds across various City departments.
  • Assist with other projects and duties as assigned.

If you are interested in the position, more information about the job and application process is available here.

Paralegal, Workers Compensation Team
The San Francisco City Attorney’s Office is looking for an experienced Paralegal to join its Workers Compensation Team. The Workers Compensation Team represents all city departments in workers’ compensation matters.

This position requires excellent verbal and writing skills, and an ability to work both independently and collaboratively across multiple legal teams. The candidate must have the ability to analyze legal problems, perform detailed analytical work with accuracy and initiative and exercise excellent judgment. The candidate will be a self-starter who is able to manage multiple tasks and deadlines, accept written and oral instructions, and communicate effectively and tactfully with attorneys, office personnel, City departments and agencies, court personnel, vendors and the general public.

The responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited:

  • Responsible for negotiation, resolution or litigation of liens following resolution of the case in chief.
  • Appear before the Workers Compensation Appeals Board for hearings and trials.
  • Assist with implementing litigation holds across various City departments.
  • Assist in preparing motions by gathering exhibits, ensuring documents are accurate, properly formatted and filed in a timely manner.
  • Assist in drafting and reviewing subpoenas, all forms of discovery documents, legal
    memoranda and correspondence.
  • Assist with discovery, particularly electronic discovery, and the organization, case management, collection, and review strategy of documents obtained from litigants and City departments.
  • Conduct database searches in IPRO Eclipse, Concordance, CaseMap and Text Map, and review documents within these programs for relevance, responsiveness and privilege.
  • Organize, review and prepare documents, exhibits, transcripts and other materials for use during investigations, depositions, hearings or trial, including preparing and running Trial Director.
  • Assist with team-wide project management. This includes, but is not limited to, coordinating with attorneys and staff to ensure all deadlines are met in a timely manner; managing work flow and work loads of paraprofessionals on litigation matters; distributing and redistributing projects and tasks, as needed, so that all team deadlines are met; and communicating with the Paralegal Manager and Team Leader as to work status or if additional resources are needed.
  • Mentor and train legal assistants and paralegal interns. This includes training on legal procedures as well as litigation support software.
  • Assist with other projects and duties as assigned.

If you are interested in the position, more information about the job and application process is available here.

Applying

Prospective candidates for all city government positions—including the City Attorney’s Office—are encouraged to visit the “Job Seekers” section of the S.F. Department of Human Resources’ website to learn more about employment with the City and County of San Francisco.

Further, the City Attorney’s Office welcomes resumes and cover letters from prospective applicants for employment opportunities.  As positions become available, the Office will review resumes and cover letters received. To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to: careeropportunities@sfcityatty.org. You can also send employment related communications via the U.S. Postal Service to the following address:

Attention: Managing Attorney, Office of the City Attorney, City Hall, Room 234
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Pl. San Francisco, CA 94102