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Attorney-Staff Public Defender

Company name

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA)

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required


Beeville, TX

Date Last Verified

Oct 16,2017

Posted on

Aug 08,2017
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
Criminal Law >> Criminal Law
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Attorney-Staff Public Defender Duties: Serve as lead counsel of record in up to 50 felony cases, 100 misdemeanor cases, and 10 juvenile cases per year; Mentor less experienced attorneys in the program; and Try cases to a verdict.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Licensed to practice law in Texas or willing to take the next available Texas bar exam; 1 year of criminal litigation experience or comparable academic or clinical experience in criminal law; Have served as lead counsel in at least 5 felony trials before a jury; Preference for an attorney who is professionally functional in the Spanish language; Proficiency in the Windows operating system, Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and legal research software; and Completion of 6 hours of continuing legal education in criminal law within the twelve months preceding service as a Public Defender staff attorney.

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