• City of Santa Monica
  • Santa Monica, California
  • Jun 04, 2022
Full Time Legal Services

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OPENING DATE: 11/02/20

CLOSING DATE: Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis

JOB SUMMARY: Join the Santa Monica City Attorney's Office

The Santa Monica City Attorney's Office is currently seeking exceptional candidates for unpaid externship positions.

Law Student Externship Opportunities

The Santa Monica City Attorney's Office Externship Program offers unpaid extern opportunities for law students, hands-on experience in the various areas of law practiced in a municipal law office. During the CAO Externship Program, externs rotate between the Litigation, Advisory, Consumer Protection, and Criminal Prosecution Units of the Santa Monica City Attorney's Office. In each rotation, externs are provided an overview of the work conducted in that unit (litigation, transactional/advisory, affirmative litigation, criminal, etc.), assigned projects arising from the areas of law specific to that unit, and given the opportunity to gain practical experience by shadowing and/or participating in activities central to that unit's practice. Applications will be accepted all year round.

Externs must abide by the highest ethical and professional standards. Candidates will be considered based on qualifications, including excellence in oral communication, and writing skills, proficiency in legal research, and interest in public service. Start and end dates are flexible.

Interested applicants should submit a single.pdf containing a cover letter, resume, writing sample of no more than ten pages, and the names of two references by email to CAO.Opportunities@s with the subject line: "Application - Externship." A background check may be required prior to beginning the externship.
  • Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis.
The City of Santa Monica is an equal opportunity employer. The City Council's Policy Statement reads in part, "In the recruitment, selection, assignment, promotion, discipline and training of personnel, we will consider only job-related skills, abilities, knowledge and performance. We will develop positive measures to eliminate discrimination based on race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, or sexual harassment in the workplace".

The City of Santa Monica is a progressive, inclusive and culturally-rich community. As leaders in public service, we strive to be an employer of choice by attracting and retaining a highly-talented workforce where people of diverse races, religions, cultures and lifestyles thrive. Our goal is to create a welcoming and inclusive environment where our staff are empowered to perform at their highest level and where their differences make a positive impact.

The City is an equal opportunity employer and strives to build balanced teams from all walks of life without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, ancestry, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state and/or local law. We aim to create a workplace that celebrates and embraces the diversity of our employees. Join us!

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