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ProfileAssistant Attorney General IV-V Duties : The candidate performs complex to highly complex legal work for the Office of the Attorney Generalâ€™s Consumer Protection Division. Work involves planning, coordinating, and litigating consumer cases; providing legal advice, counsel, and assistance; representing the Stateâ€™s interest in Deceptive Trade Practice and other civil consumer protection matters; reviewing, evaluating, and rendering legal opinions; and drafting bills and amendments for legislative consideration. Works under general to limited supervision, with moderate to considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. May supervise the work of others. Provides legal advice, counsel and assistance to clients and management on factual and legal issues. Participates in administrative and evidentiary hearings and in the discovery process. Performs legal research and investigations; reports findings and conclusions. Performs all phases of civil litigation of consumer protection cases including the drafting of legal documents including but not limited to petitions, motions, pleadings, orders, briefs, discovery and memoranda; prepares cases for trial. Represents the Office of the Attorney General in civil matters before state or federal district and appellate courts. Prepares legal documents, including but not limited to briefs, pleadings, and memoranda; prepares cases for trial. Analyzes complex factual and legal issues and develops evidence through witness interviews, depositions and other discovery for filing of consumer protection cases. Advises management on factual and legal issues. Assists in drafting bills and amendments for legislative consideration. Provides technical guidance to less tenured staff and may help train others. Maintains knowledge of legal principles and practices relevant to Consumer Protection. Testifies at hearings, trials, and legislative meetings. Performs related work as assigned. Maintains relevant knowledge necessary to perform essential job functions. Attends work regularly in compliance with agreed-upon work schedule. Ensures security and confidentiality of sensitive and/or protected information. Complies with all agency policies and procedures, including those pertaining to ethics and integrity.
Qualification and Experience
Requirements : The candidate should have done Graduation from an accredited law school with a J.D. Must be Licensed as an attorney by the State of Texas and a member of good standing with the State Bar of Texas. Should have 3 years experience of full-time experience working in Consumer Protection. Should have knowledge of law and legal principles and practices relevant to the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act; and relevant Consumer Protection Statutes and/or other relevant Health &Safety code laws and regulations, Jury Trial experience. Should have skill in handling multiple tasks, prioritizing, and meeting deadlines. Should have skill in legal research, writing, and analysis; in conducting investigations; in mediation and negotiations; in using reasoning and logic; in identifying and solving complex problems; in prioritizing workloads; in using judgment to identify courses of action; and in the use of a computer and applicable software. Should have skill in using a computer for word-processing and data entry/retrieval. Should have ability to prepare legal documents, to conduct research, to interpret and apply laws, to summarize findings, to prepare cases and present at trial, to conduct hearings, to communicate effectively, and to train others. Should have ability to receive and respond positively to constructive feedback. Should have ability to work under pressure and respond to deadlines. Should have ability to work more than 40 hours as needed and in compliance with the FLSA. Preferably should have experience as the First Chair in jury trials involving consumer law.
Job Announcement Number : : 18-0831
Texas Office of the Attorney General
300 West 15th Street
Austin, TX 78701