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Attorney III The candidate: Evaluates appointed case or lawsuit by: reviewing documentation; conducting necessary legal research on applicable law; interviewing clients, witnesses or persons with knowledge of the case; reviewing and gathering evidence; preparing investigative requests; and determining most appropriate action(s) to be taken. Interviews clients; discusses facts of case, potential defenses and applicable laws and procedures. Explains legal process to potential witnesses and prepares witnesses for court testimony and ensures client is informed on status of case. Drafts, files and responds to necessary motions, briefs or other legal documents for trial and/or hearing. Gathers, prepares, reviews and presents evidence, exhibits and related material for trial or hearing. Represents the client in trial and at all applicable hearings by, conducting jury selection, presenting opening statements, conducting direct and cross-examinations of witnesses, and presenting closing arguments. Participates in plea-bargain negotiations, prepares necessary legal documents and ensures necessary signatures are secured and documents are filed as required. Documents client files, prepares trial notebook, and maintains statistical information regarding caseload and dispositions. Trains or assists in training Attorneys I and II. Performs other duties as assigned. Should have graduation from an accredited law school with a license to practice law in the State of Texas. 1+ year of experience practicing law required.
Requisition ID: 001167
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