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1. Request for Qualifications for Legal Services / Outside Counsel

The Office of the Oakland City Attorney is responsible for providing all legal services for the City of Oakland and Oakland Redevelopment Agency, as well as all City boards and commissions and certain joint powers authorities. The City Attorney retains outside counsel for three types of matters/cases: (1) cases that require specialized expertise that our Office does not have in-house; (2) cases that present conflict of interest issues; and, (3) cases that we cannot handle due to lack of capacity due to reductions to the City Attorney’s budget. The City of Oakland engages outside counsel only through the Office of the City Attorney.

The City Attorney requests detailed information regarding the qualifications of attorneys or law firms interested in providing legal services to the City of Oakland to establish a list of qualified attorneys or law firms from which outside counsel may be selected.

To submit your qualifications, please respond to the following RFQ: RFQ for Outside Counsel

For information about the selection process, please read the City Attorney's Outside Counsel Selection Policy.

 

2. Request for Qualifications for Legal Services / Outside Counsel for Affirmative Litigation

The Community Lawyering and Civil Rights Unit (CLCR) of the Office of the City Attorney prosecutes social justice cases in areas such as affordable housing and discrimination, wage t heft, economic and civil rights. CLCR works closely with the public, government entities, and civil rights and community-based organizations to identify and address issues that impact Oakland residents. The Unit seeks to ensure that all residents are treated fairly and with dignity.

To submit your qualifications, please respond to the following RFQ: RFQ Outside Counsel Affirmative Litigation

For information about the selection process, please read the City Attorney's Outside Counsel Selection Policy.

 

3. Request for Qualifications for Legal Services / Public Ethics Commission

The City Attorney wishes to retain several qualified firms to provide outside counsel services to the City Attorney’s Office or in conjunction with the City Attorney’s Office to the Public Ethics Commission on matters within the Commission’s jurisdiction.  These areas include, but are not limited to, state and local laws regarding conflicts of interest, nepotism, cronyism, bribery, fair process (bribery, nepotism, improper influence, etc.), “revolving door” employment restrictions, perks of office and misuse of City resources, campaign contributions, public financing of campaigns, use of public resources on campaigns, lobbyist registration, gift restrictions, Oakland City Charter section 218 which prohibits Council interference with administrative affairs, open meeting laws, public records laws, whistleblower protections, ethics training, hearing procedures and other public ethics-related issues.

To submit your qualifications, please respond to the following RFQ: RFQ for Public Ethics Counsel

For more information, please visit the City of Oakland's PEC Website.

For information about the selection process, please read the City Attorney's Outside Counsel Selection Policy.

 

4. Request for Qualifications for Legal Services / Community Police Review Agency

The City Attorney wishes to retain a qualified firm or individual to provide legal services, in conjunction with the City Attorney’s Office, to Oakland’s newly-formed Citizen’s Police Review Agency (“CPRA”).  Specifically, outside counsel will advise and assist the CPRA in investigating allegations of police misconduct and in determining appropriate levels of discipline.

To submit your qualifications, please respond to the following RFQ: RFQ Community Police Review Agency