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Attorney III-V The candidate practices civil or criminal law for Texas County or District government. Handles cases and matters that are moderately complex and that may result in moderately severe consequences without supervision. Performs legal research. Searches resources and studies legal records and documents to obtain information applicable to case or issue under consideration. Drafts briefs, motions, orders, subpoenas, contracts and other legal documents, as well as correspondence and reports. Takes depositions and responds to discovery requests. Oversees the creation and issuance of legal documents, including subpoenas, motions, orders, writs, warrants, contracts, official policies and other related documents. Represents the State at docket calls. Prepares cases for trial. Collects, organizes and prepares evidence, information and other legal materials. Deadline: 05/08/18
Qualification and Experience
Education and Experience:
For Attorney III: Must have JD/LL.B. from an accredited law school and 3+ years licensed attorney work experience.
For Attorney IV: Should have JD/LL.B. from an accredited law school and 4+ years licensed attorney work experience.
For Attorney V: Must have JD degree/LL.B. from an accredited law school and 6+ years licensed attorney work experience.
Licenses, Registrations, Certifications, or Special Requirements: Licensed to practice law in the State of Texas.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of: Jurisprudence, criminal and civil law and procedures, including constitutional and statutory law. Federal, State, Local and County applicable laws, rules, regulations and guidelines. Methods and practices of pleading cases and of effective techniques for presentation of cases in court or to effectively present facts and precedents verbally and in writing in law related matters. Policies, practices, procedures and legal terminology related to court system. Computer equipment to include word processing, spreadsheets, databases and a variety of software packages. Business letter writing, grammar and punctuation, and report preparation.
Skill in: Problem-solving and decision-making. Analyzing and appraising facts, policies, procedures and legal precedents in area of specialty. Both verbal and written communication, including presentations.
Ability to: Conduct legal research and analysis, both manually and electronically. Present facts, precedents and arguments verbally and in writing and apply negotiation skills. Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. Manage time well and perform multiple tasks, and organize diverse activities. Work well under pressure and exercise tact in trying situations. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with departmental clientele, representatives of outside agencies, other County employees and officials, and the general public.
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