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Legal Research Attorney - Employment Contract (Hybrid Schedule)

Posted May 11
Full Time
San Diego, California

SDG&E is not just an energy company, we are the architects of a brighter, cleaner future. Our employees power everyday life for 3.7 million people – bringing the energy to support their passions, ambitions, and the heartbeat of our community.

We call Southern California our home. It’s where we chase our dreams and raise our families. That’s why the people who live here deserve an energy company unlike any other, and that’s why every day, SDG&E employees strive to be at the forefront of innovations to reduce emissions, modernize the electric grid, and enable our customers to make the transition to clean technologies. We’re redefining sustainability, advancing zero-emissions solutions, and driving the electric vehicle revolution.

It takes the best to build the best – join us!

Primary Purpose

Under the direction of an attorney carry out specialized legal research and writing assignments, and assisting with cases involving general liability, business and commercial litigation matters.

Duties And Responsibilities

  • Conduct legal research on assigned points of procedural and substantive law.
  • Draft written discovery, motions, briefs, prepare arguments and develop litigation strategies.
  • Represent SDG&E in depositions and court hearings under the supervision of the Managing Attorney.
  • Interview company and external witnesses and prepare witnesses to testify at deposition under the guidance and supervision of an experienced attorney.
  • Assist the Managing Attorney on all aspects of litigation from the onset until settlement or verdict.
  • Use computerized data bases in the execution of legal research assignments.
  • Perform other duties as assigned (no more than 5% of duties).


Hybrid Schedule

  • Although the schedule may vary, the employee will work onsite three days per week (typically Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday) and remotely on the remaining workdays.
  • Must reside in Southern California or be willing to relocate upon hire.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree from a recognized college or university.
  • JD (Juris Doctor) - Must have satisfactorily completed at least two years in an ABA credited law school.
  • 0-3 years of experience as an Attorney.
  • Proficient in Lexis and Westlaw.

Preferred Qualifications

  • California State Bar license is highly desirable.

PLEASE NOTE: This is an Employment Contract position that includes a comprehensive benefit plan (medical, dental, vision, and bonus program eligibility). Employment Contract positions are on the SDG&E payroll and are not third party contractors.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

Area of Interest

Legal Full-Time/Part-Time

Full-time Total Rewards Philosophy

Note: SDG&E strives to ensure that employees are paid equitably and competitively. Starting salaries may vary based on factors such as relevant experience, qualifications, and education.

SDG&E offers a competitive total rewards package that goes beyond base salary. This position is eligible for an annual performance-based incentive (bonus) as well as other merit-based recognition. Company benefits include health and welfare (medical, dental, vision), employer contributions to retirement benefits, life insurance, paid time off, as well as other company offerings such as tuition reimbursement, paid parental leave, and employee assistance programs.