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Associate General Counsel

Company name
Los Angeles Community College District

Annually USD 180110 to 223125

Los Angeles, CA, United States

Employment Type


Posted on
May 23, 2024

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An Associate General Counsel researches and provides legal advice and counsel on a wide array of legal matters to the Board of Trustees, Personnel Commission, Chancellor, and administrative staff as directed by the General Counsel. Employees in this class address difficult legal or factual questions which are complex because of the absence of clearly applicable precedents or are more highly arguable because of the complexity of the facts or the different possible constructions which may be placed on either the facts or the laws and precedents involved.


MONTHLY SALARY: $15,009.20-$18,593.77 monthly ($180,110.40-$223,125.24 annually).

*Salary Information is based on a full-time, 12-month position

Provides complex legal analysis, advice and counsel, and representation in a wide variety of operational areas including but not limited to:

  • Academic affairs including intellectual property, academic freedom, and tenure;
  • Student affairs including student organizations, student discipline, and athletics;
  • College and District governance including powers, authority, functions, jurisdiction, and rules and regulations;
  • Financial management including finance, bond financing, non-profit law, and fundraising;
  • Business management including contracts and purchasing, construction, real estate, land use and leases, joint ventures and commercial collaborations, risk management, and insurance;
  • Human resources management including employment, labor relations, discrimination, discipline, and compliance, and;
  • General governance, including Brown Act, Public Records Act, and Conflict of Interest.

Conducts complex legal research and investigation of claims and defenses and provides written findings, opinions, recommendations, and memoranda.

Proactively identifies potential legal risks to the District to protect the organization from undue legal exposure, liability, and financial loss.

Develops, assesses, and communicates alternative legal strategies to District administrators to facilitate informed decision-making and to anticipate and manage legal risks.

Provides preventive legal services and counsel to District officials so that all activities comply with applicable laws and District policies.

Negotiates complex contracts, agreements, and settlements on behalf of the District which are consistent with District interests, law, and relevant rules of professional responsibility.

Composes legal documents such as legal memos, briefs, pleadings, filings, contracts, and agreements.

Reviews and responds to correspondence and demands from regulatory and legislative bodies, courts, and outside law firms.

Represents the District at judicial and administrative proceedings such as court appearances, appeal hearings, arbitrations, negotiating sessions, and grievance hearings.

Coordinates work performed by outside counsel by assisting with case evaluation, producing requested documents and witnesses, and participating in the development of strategies and arguments in preparation for case presentation.

Monitors and oversees outside counsel’s handling of legal matters, including reviewing discovery, motions, and attending mediations and settlement conferences.

Coordinates and provides in-service training on legal matters for the purpose of keeping administrators and staff informed of the latest changes in the law and policy and to prevent errors in their application.

Assists policy makers by drafting new and amended policies, regulations, and procedures for the purpose of ensuring legal format, intent, and compliance with applicable Federal, State, and local laws, regulations, and ordinances.

Provides work direction to professional, technical, and clerical staff assigned to the Office of General Counsel

Provides oversight for completing and filing reports for federal and/or state regulatory agencies in a timely manner.

Participates in the management of legal records and documents; responds to public records requests.

Attends meetings of the Board of Trustees and Board committees, as assigned, to provide legal analysis and advice on legal and procedural matters.

Represents the Office of General Counsel at meetings, workshops, and seminars relating to school legal services.

Performs related duties as assigned.

A vacancy exists at Educational Service Center, 770 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90017.


  • District-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance plans for employee and dependents.
  • A $50,000 life insurance policy is provided free of charge for each employee.
  • 12 full-pay days and 88 half-pay days of illness leave.
  • At least 16 paid holidays per year.
  • Up to 24 days of vacation annually depending on years of service.
  • Other paid time off includes: bereavement leave, personal necessity leave, court subpoena, and jury duty.
  • Employees become members of the Public Employees Retirement System. Employees are also covered by Social Security.
  • Employee Assistance Program

Education and Experience:

Juris Doctor degree from an accredited American Bar Association school of law; and

License to practice law in the State of California; and

Membership in good standing with the California Bar Association; and

Five years of experience in the practice of law.

Experience in educational and/or public sector law is highly desirable.


Must maintain active bar membership in good standing throughout employment with the Los Angeles Community College District.

Possession of a Class C California driver's license must be obtained within 10 days of establishing residency in the State of California

For a complete job description including the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities associated with the position please visit our website.


The examination process may consist of one or more parts which may include a training and experience evaluation, written test, performance test and/or oral interview.

Individuals protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may request, orally or in writing, an accommodation in the examination process. Documentation of the need for accommodation is required solely for the purpose of establishing that the applicant has an ADA disability and that the disability necessitates a reasonable accommodation. Typically, a recent letter from an appropriate health care or rehabilitation professional which establishes that the applicant has an ADA qualifying disability, identifies the functional limitations as they relate to the testing situation, and recommends/suggests the appropriate accommodation is sufficient.  In order for appropriate arrangements to be made at the testing site, a request for accommodation and required documentation must be received by the Examiner of Record at least 3 days prior to the administration of the test.


Completed applications must be submitted through our online employment system – Please see our job board for the filing deadline. 

For a listing of other job opportunities with the Los Angeles Community College District refer to our Web Page at

Contact Us
Personnel Commission:

Phone: (213) 891-2129
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 8:00AM – 4:30PM


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