Health, Education & Welfare Attorney

California Department of JusticeCaliforniaFull Time

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This position is located in the Division of Civil Law, Health, Education & Welfare Section, and may be filled in either Los Angeles, San Diego, Sacramento or San Francisco. Please clearly indicate which city you prefer in your cover letter.

The Health, Education, and Welfare section (HEW) of the Office of the Attorney General is looking for attorneys seeking to develop and hone their litigation skills on behalf of the State of California. HEW attorneys represent over 30 state agencies by defending against challenges to administrative hearing decisions; the practices and policies of state mental hospitals and developmental centers; statewide educational programs; the State’s health and welfare programs, including Medi-Cal; and public health issues such as the defense of nursing home citations.

HEW values having a team diverse in viewpoints and life experiences because it enhances the quality of our legal work, and ultimately allows us to best represent our clients.

Duties include:

  • Managing all phases of civil litigation, from inception through trial, settlement, or appeal
  • Appearing in all levels of state and federal courts
  • Carrying a varied caseload, including writ proceedings, motion practice, civil trials, and complex class actions
  • Researching and drafting extensive briefing in both trial and appellate courts on issues of first impression
  • Investigating facts and analyzing documentary evidence
  • Working cooperatively, professionally, and effectively with colleagues, supervisors, opposing counsel, and clients

All applicants must reside in California and be members in good standing of the California State Bar. This is a hybrid position with the opportunity to work remotely or in the office, with 2-3 required in-person days each month. Travel and in-person attendance may be required for trials, court appearances, witness interviews, depositions, and operationally as needed.

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