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File #: 20-0604    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 4/22/2020 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 5/19/2020 Final action: 5/19/2020
Title: Human Resources Department recommending the Board: 1) Approve and adopt the department-specific class specification for the District Attorney’s Office: Chief Assistant District Attorney; and 2) Approve and adopt the department-specific class specifications for the County Counsel’s Office: Assistant County Counsel, Associate Deputy County Counsel, County Counsel, Deputy County Counsel, and Sr. Deputy County Counsel. FUNDING: N/A
Attachments: 1. A1 - Chief Assistant District Attorney CLEAN 5-19-20, 2. A2 - Chief Assistant District Attorney REDLINE 5-19-20, 3. B1 - Assistant County Counsel CLEAN 5-19-20, 4. B2 - Assistant County Counsel REDLINE 5-19-20, 5. C1 - Associate Deputy County Counsel CLEAN 5-19-20, 6. C2 - Associate Deputy County Counsel REDLINE 5-19-20, 7. D1 - County Counsel CLEAN 5-19-20, 8. D2 - County Counsel REDLINE 5-19-20, 9. E1 - Deputy County Counsel CLEAN 5-19-20, 10. E2 - Deputy County Counsel REDLINE 5-19-20, 11. F1 - Sr. Deputy County Counsel CLEAN 5-19-20, 12. F2 - Sr. Deputy County Counsel REDLINE 5-19-20
Related files: 20-0578
Title
Human Resources Department recommending the Board:
1) Approve and adopt the department-specific class specification for the District Attorney’s Office: Chief Assistant District Attorney; and
2) Approve and adopt the department-specific class specifications for the County Counsel’s Office: Assistant County Counsel, Associate Deputy County Counsel, County Counsel, Deputy County Counsel, and Sr. Deputy County Counsel.

FUNDING: N/A
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
The current minimal education requirement for the class specifications listed below require “A bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university, plus a Juris Doctorate from an accredited school of law”. In addition to this educational requirement, minimally qualified candidates must also possess an active membership in good standing with the State Bar of California.

District Attorney’s Office

Chief Assistant District Attorney

County Counsel’s Office

Assistant County Counsel
Associate Deputy County Counsel
County Counsel
Deputy County Counsel
Sr. Deputy County Counsel

Human Resources conducted an analysis of the admission and educational standards to practice law in California set forth by the State Bar of California. The educational requirements set forth are as follows: Completion of at least two years of college work or demonstrated equivalent intellectual achievement, which must be certified by the law school the applicant is attending; and possession of a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) or Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) degree from a law school approved by the American Bar Association or accredited by the Committee; or demonstration that they have passed or established exemption from the First-Year Law Students' Examination.

After consultation with the District Attorney’s Office and the County Counsel’s Office, Human Resources has determined that the educational requirements, in addition to the requirement of active membership in good standing with the State Bar of California, is beyo...

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