Closing Date: 20th June, 2024


Job Description and Duties:
Do you love litigation and want more trial experience? Are you committed to serving the people of the State of California? Are you interested in a diverse and often high profile civil litigation practice?

As part of our team in the Tort and Condemnation Section of the California Attorney General's Office, you will handle a variety of cases involving government tort liability, including civil rights, personal injury, premises liability, excessive force, medical malpractice, due process, eminent domain, inverse condemnation, and mass torts arising out of floods and fires. Our section seeks motivated attorneys with up to 5 years of experience to develop and hone their litigation and trial skills.

Tort and Condemnation Section Deputy Duties include:
  • Engaging in all aspects of civil litigation, from inception through trial, settlement, or appeal
  • First- and second-chairing jury trials
  • Appearing in state and federal court at all levels
  • Handling an extensive variety of tort matters that are often high profile and involve issues of first impression
  • Investigating facts and analyzing documentary evidence
  • Communicating and coordinating directly with clients about case status and strategy
  • Working collaboratively with team members
  • Representing the Attorney General's Office with the highest ethical and professional standards

All applicants must reside in California and be members in good standing of the California State Bar. Deputies may telework or work in-office at their option but are required to attend regularly scheduled in-person meetings at their local office. Travel and in-person attendance may be required for trials, court appearances, witness interviews, depositions, and operationally as needed.

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Minimum Requirements:
You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.
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Additional Documents
  • Job Application Package Checklist (
  • Duty Statement (

Department Information:
  • These Positions Are Located in The Division of Civil Law, Tort & Condemnation Section and May Be Filled in Sacramento, San Francisco, Oakland, Fresno, Los Angeles or San Diego. Please Clearly Indicate Which City You Would Prefer to Work in Your Cover Letter.
  • If You Have More than 5 Years of Experience, Please Apply to Jc-429524, Which Is at The Dag Iii and Dag Iv Level.
  • Please Disregard the Sroa/surplus Language Below, as The Department of Justice Requires Applicants to Submit Their Sroa/surplus Letter, if That Is the Basis of Their Eligibility.
  • For More Information About the Department Please Visit the Attorney General's Website at Www.Oag.Ca.Gov.
  • If You Would Like to Speak with A Recruiter Prior to Submitting Your Application, Please Email Recruiters@doj.Ca.Gov.
  • Please Visit Our New Webpage: Become a Doj Deputy Attorney General | State of California - Department of Justice - Office of The Attorney General. (

Special Requirements:
  • A Fingerprint Check Will Be Required.
  • May Be Required to Travel to Remote Locations Within the State, Sometimes with Little Notice.
  • Individuals Who Are New to State Service Must Have List Eligibility in Order to Gain Employment with The California Office of The Attorney General.Process Is Described At: Http://oag.Ca.Gov/careers/how-To-Apply.
  • Clearly Indicate the Job Control Code (jc-433314) and The Title of This Position in The “examination or Job Title(s) for Which You Are Applying” Section Located on The First Page of Your Std 678 State Application.
  • Please Note that Appointment to The Dag Classifications Will Be Made Using the Following Examinations:
    • Attorney Exam – Less than 5 Years of Experience: Attorney Examination (
  • If You Have More than 5 Years of Experience, Please Apply to Jc-429524

Desirable Qualifications:
In Addition to Evaluating Each Candidate's Relative Ability, as Demonstrated by Quality and Breadth of Experience, the Following Factors Will Provide the Basis for Competitively Evaluating Each Candidate:
  • Experience or Demonstrated Interest in Civil Litigation in California State or Federal Courts
  • Experience in Tort and Personal Injury Defense Is Desirable, but Not Required
  • Excellent Legal Research Skills, Writing Skills, and Oral Advocacy Skills
  • Ability to Handle All Aspects of Civil Litigation, Including Identifying, Analyzing, and Proposing Solutions to Complex Issues
  • Experience or Demonstrated Interest in Drafting and Arguing Pre-Trial Motions, Including Demurrers, Motions to Dismiss, and Motions for Summary Judgment
  • Ability to Interview Witnesses and Examine Both Percipient and Expert Witnesses at Depositions, Hearings, and Trials
  • Ability to Present Effective Oral Argument at Hearings Before Trial and Appellate Courts
  • Ability to Clearly and Respectfully Advise and Communicate with Clients, Colleagues, Supervisors, and Court Personnel
  • Openness to Collaboration, Including Receiving Feedback from Colleagues, Supervisors, and Clients on Case Strategy and Written Work Product
  • Jury Trial Experience Is a Plus, but Not Required

A Successful Candidate Should Be Well Organized, Detail-Oriented, Have a Positive Attitude, and Be Team-Oriented, as Well as Have an Excellent Work Ethic and Strong Interpersonal and Collaboration Skills. Torts Deputies Are Expected to Behave with The Highest Level of Professionalism Even in High Stress Situations, and Understand and Abide by The Laws of The State of California, Rules of Professional Responsibility and Ethics Required of All Attorneys of This Office.