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Senior Trial Attorney The candidate duties include: Reviews case facts for legal sufficiency, drafts motion statements and prepares required legal documents; Researches statutes and case law issues and revises legal documents to reflect new legislation; Examines video, file and physical case evidence; Confers with attorneys regarding case information and pleadings, law enforcement agencies regarding case investigation and trial preparation, and witnesses regarding case preparation and testimony; Edits legal documents prepared by support staff; Responsible for litigating routine to complex hearings, trials and appeals; Prepares and presents oral arguments for routine to complex cases; Frequent handling of confidential legal information and documents; Attends and participates in meetings, training and information sessions; Stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field; Commits self to providing excellent customer service and demonstrate commitment through cooperative team and individual efforts; and Creates a high quality work culture through participation in and emphasis on training and mentoring to develop leadership, management, and technical skills in self and all employees, including safety related training and skills. Represents the State of Texas in the prosecution of misdemeanor level crimes or civil violations for illegal dumping, clean air and water violations, deceptive business practice and hot checks; Prosecutes juvenile delinquency matters; May prosecute bond forfeitures and represents the State in expunction proceedings; Provides legal representation to obtain protective orders for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking/harassment; Provides representation in child protective services cases and elder abuse, as well as mental health proceedings; Provides general counsel services on a wide variety of civil matters including contract review, issuance of opinions, advising with respect to open government requirements; May review, analyze and draft legislation, policies and procedures; Attends and assists at the meetings of the Commissioners Court as well as numerous county boards and entities; Provides representation to the County and its officials and employees in civil litigation brought against the County in both federal and state courts. Interpretation and enforcement of land use regulations; Provides representation to the Hospital District and affiliated non-profit entities. Attends and assists at the meetings of the governing boards for respective affiliates. Performs such other related duties as may be assigned. The Senior Trial Attorney under general supervision, and depending on area of assignment: provides complex general counsel for various County Offices and staff, depending on area assigned the incumbent; prosecutes criminal, civil and family law cases; provides representation in matters, including civil, or prosecutorial; defends, and advocates for clients accused of a crime; performs complex non-supervisory legal work.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have Doctor of Jurisprudence and 3 years of criminal and/or civil experience Or any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities along with a Doctor of Jurisprudence. Must have and maintain a license to practice law in the State of Texas and be in good standing with the State Bar of Texas. Experience in criminal law, civil litigation and Family Law preferred; experience with prosecution of juvenile delinquency matters; provides legal representation to obtain protective orders for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking/harassment; Spanish/English preferred.
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