Public Safety Associate Attorney Job in Cerritos, CA Near Me - 324058 |

Public Safety Associate Attorney

Type Full-Time

Location California - Cerritos

Job ID SDL8324058

Experience Level Midlevel Associate

Job Experience Min. 3 Years

Ranking 3 : Mostly Business $$$

Estimated Salary Lower than Highest Salary Band in Market (Varies by Firm)

Practice Areas Employment Law - Litigation Employer Defense

2024-02-22 22:06:25

A law firm seeks a Public Safety Associate Attorney for its Cerritos, CA, location.

Job Overview:

The Public Safety Associate Attorney will handle labor and employment matters predominantly for public sector clients, such as city, county, and/or state agencies. The role requires expertise in public safety matters, including knowledge of the Public Safety Procedural Bill of Rights Act ("POBR") and the Firefighter Procedural Bill of Rights Act ("FBOR"). The ideal candidate should have experience in trial/arbitration preparation and participation, administrative proceedings, collective bargaining agreements, employee grievances, workplace investigations, and legal research.


  • Handle labor and employment matters for public sector clients.
  • Prepare cases for trial/arbitration and participate in trials, arbitrations, and administrative proceedings.
  • Negotiate collective bargaining agreements and assist clients with employee grievances.
  • Conduct workplace investigations, including interviews and document reviews.
  • Draft Investigation Reports, Notices of Intent to Discipline, and Closing Briefs.
  • Interface with clients, providing legal and strategic advice with limited supervision.
  • Perform comprehensive legal research and analysis within specific timelines.
  • Support senior attorneys by preparing legal memoranda and opinions.
  • Develop litigation plans and/or courses of action.


  • Minimum 3 years of experience in labor and employment law.
  • Experience exclusively or predominantly with public sector clients.
  • Familiarity with POBR and FBOR.
  • Strong trial/arbitration preparation and participation skills.
  • Knowledge of collective bargaining agreements and labor relations.
  • Excellent writing, communication, and client management skills.

Education & Certifications:

  • Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from an accredited law school.
  • Admitted to practice law in California.
  • Certification in labor and employment law preferred.


  • Proficient in legal research and analysis.
  • Strong negotiation and advocacy skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and self-starter mentality.
  • Impeccable judgment and follow-through skills.

This California firm was founded in 1979 and focuses on employment, labor, construction, education, real estate, general business and business litigation, corporate, taxation, bankruptcy, and immigration. Committed to high-quality legal work, the highly experienced lawyers have won many cases on behalf of clients. The firm has received numerous awards and accolades for professional accomplishments and contributions to communities. The diverse team of attorneys has business and education backgrounds allowing for the combination of practical, useful advice with innovative legal strategies. Believing in diversity, the firm is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. The attorneys actively support education and other non-profit organizations. The firm is committed to collegiality, teamwork, and openness with each other and with clients. The firm also provides numerous in-house training sessions and workshops on current legal matters.

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