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Job Posting: Public Agency Law Associate – Sacramento (0-5 years)


Meyers Nave has a reputation in California as a go-to law firm serving as general counsel to public agencies and handling our client’s highest profile, most complicated and controversial transactions and litigation. Attorneys work in multi-disciplinary teams across five offices to help our clients navigate local, state and federal laws and regulations.

Meyers Nave has served California local governments for over 30 years, growing into a state-wide firm with more than 60 attorneys with experience in the wide range of topics that impact our clients. We provide day-to-day legal advice as well as representation in complex transactions and litigation.

Currently, Meyers Nave serves as city attorney for 16 cities and as general counsel to dozens of counties and special districts. Many of these relationships have spanned decades—a fact which testifies to the quality of our work and our commitment to clients.


Meyers Nave is looking for a smart, thoughtful and motivated recent law school graduate (waiting to take the California Bar exam) or associate with 1-5 years of experience to join the Municipal & Special District Law Practice Group in our Sacramento office. The ideal candidate will have experience working with public agencies and a demonstrated interest in municipal law or public service.

Key qualifications include excellent writing and research skills, superior public speaking ability, and the ability to immediately work directly with clients. Relevant professional experience may include, but is not limited to, Brown Act, Public Records Act, conflicts of interest and Government Code 1090, public contracting and procurement, land use and CEQA, real estate, code enforcement, legislative affairs and personnel.

Meyers Nave offers a collaborative work environment where associate attorneys are an essential part of our team of attorneys working directly with our clients. Our Sacramento office provides a collegial, team-oriented work environment, with the support, structured training, and resources of a mid-size state-wide firm. We handle a broad variety of challenging issues on current legal

and policy issues which offer exciting opportunities for our attorney teams. Meyers Nave and the attorneys supervising this position are committed advancing the careers of our associates and creating client opportunities for them. We are committed to mentoring and developing attorneys to advance within the firm and legal profession.


Meyers Nave is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any qualified applicant’s race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status or any other category protected by law.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, transcript and one substantive writing sample to [email protected]

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