City of Boston

Assistant Corporation Counsel II (LAW)

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Asst Corp Counsel II (LAW)



The City of Boston Law Department provides legal services to the Mayor, City Council and City departments regarding their official capacities within the City government. Our office has been in continuous existence for 180 years and under the sole authority of the Corporation Counsel for 125 years. The Corporation Counsel has supervisory authority over all City attorneys and legal affairs and is responsible for all litigation to which the City of Boston is a party.


The City of Boston seeks an Assistant Corporation Counsel to represent the City, Boston Fire Department, Boston Police Department, and Boston Public Schools before federal and state courts and administrative agencies. The incumbent will perform legal research, draft and review ordinances, and prepare opinions on legal issues in civil actions, arbitrations, administrative hearings, mediations, and other negotiations.


  • Provides in-house counsel representation and legal support to the City, Boston Fire Department (BFD), Boston Police Department (BPD), and Boston Public Schools (BPS).
  • Supports the City, BFD, BPD, and BPS in a variety of ways such as litigation and legal advice.
  • Provides representation in federal and state courts and administrative agencies handling matters which include personal injury and other torts; employment discrimination; civil rights claims, contract disputes; special education litigation, licensing appeals, and employee and student discipline appeals.
  • Guides the City, BFD, BPD, and BPS on a variety of matters involving school, employment, educational law, and constitutional law.
  • Handles all public and student record requests.
  • Advises the City, BFD, BPD, and BPS on a myriad of areas impacting government entities including policy matters, procurement, open meeting laws, public records law, state and federal student confidentiality laws, and state conflict of interest laws.
  • Responsible for managing a caseload and representing the City, BPD, and BPS in all cases.
  • Conducts all court proceedings on behalf of the City, BPD, and BPS.
  • Responsible for the preparation, arraignments, and jury and non-jury trials and hearings in state and federal courts, both at the trial and appellate levels.
  • Reviews and drafts ordinances.
  • Performs legal research and render opinions to City, BPD, and BPS officials.
  • Responsible for ordinance drafting, litigation, advice on municipal law matters, negotiation, and other assignments.
  • Responds promptly and appropriately to requests for assistance on additional projects.
  • Receptive to new ideas and responsive to changing conditions and departmental needs.
  • Performs related work as requested.

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:


  • Juris Doctorate required.
  • At least 3-12 years of lawyer experience preferably within a government agency.
  • Licensed to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts with no disciplinary record.
  • Excellent, clear, and effective writing and organizational skills.
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Highly motivated self-starter.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, Westlaw, and Social Law Library.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.





Union/Salary/Grade:  EXM/MM2-12    

Hours: 35


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