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Litigation General/Commercial Attorney in Odessa TX

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Posted on

Aug 13,2019


USD 7282 Monthly

Years of Experience

Min 4 yrs required


Odessa, TX, United States
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Senior Assistant Attorney
The candidate should have litigation experience. Should have experience practicing litigation in a court/agency setting. Under general supervision, acts as legal advisor to City staff; reviews documents and operational issues, and provides legal opinions and advice; analyzes legislation and operational impact, minimizes risk and liability, reviews contracts, advises on legal intervention strategies, and manages assigned legal issues. Serves as legal advisor to staff on civil issues; reviews documents and provides legal opinions and advice; works independently and makes appropriate decisions based on knowledge of policies, legal standards, and scope of authority; duties may vary according to job assignment. Composes, reviews, and approves contracts, resolutions, ordinances, public communications, and a wide variety of legal documents for staff and the Attorney's Office (CAO). Manages assigned CAO functions, including professional civil legal work, legal counsel and education, technical and legal documents, legislative assistance, and representation before courts, boards, and administrative hearings; protects the legal rights of the firm, and reduces liability risk. Conducts legal research on operational, contractual, and personnel issues, documents results and findings, provides legal advice and information, and presents recommendations. Exercises independent judgment within CAO policy guidelines; evaluates legal issues, and recommends solutions to minimize risk and safeguard the operations. Reviews, approves, and negotiates legal issues; assures that legal issues are resolved within policy; reviews and evaluates decisions, policies, regulations, claims, civil actions, and other legal matters; assures effective communication of legal issues and strategies with the Attorney and principals. Manages the case preparation and resolution of litigation, negotiations, settlements, prosecutions, and other municipal legal proceedings; develops legal assessments and strategies; conducts factual and legal analysis to determine whether legal issues should be prosecuted or defended, based on the facts of law and evidence; conducts conferences with opposing parties concerning settlement of cases. Monitors changes in state and federal regulations, standards, and legislation governing municipalities; assists departments to develop revised policies to meet compliance requirements for new legislation. Assigns and reviews the work of professional and administrative staff. Must have and maintain a cell phone for firm use to hold this position. Supports the departmental operations with regular and timely attendance. Supports the relationship between the **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with visitors and City staff; maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and City information. Performs other duties as required or assigned, including criminal prosecution.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate must be Must be a member of the Texas State Bar Association, licensed to practice law in the state of Texas and able to be licensed to practice in Federal Courts, and must remain active by meeting all Texas Bar annual requirements. A Juris Doctorate Degree is required; and 4 years' experience in a public or civil sector legal practice, preferably in the state of Texas.
Must have knowledge of: State of Texas criminal and civil statutes, rules, administrative orders, policies and procedures, and applicable Federal rules and regulations. Texas judicial procedures and rules of evidence. Principles and protocols for the evidentiary gathering of information, documents, financial records and other data that may be used in court and legal hearings. Legal case management procedures, ethics, and techniques. Principles and practices of legal, ethical, and professional rules of conduct. Legal precedents and court decisions impacting municipal government. Current political and economic trends in municipal, state, and federal government. Local community issues and regional community resources available to citizens.
Should have skill in: Analyzing complex legal and administrative issues, interpreting laws and regulations, evaluating alternatives, and developing recommendations, strategies, and operational improvements. Litigating cases in legal hearings and courtrooms, negotiating agreements, and mediating complex issues. Interpreting and applying criminal and civil laws to information, evidence, and other data compiled. Investigating, analyzing, and resolving complex and sensitive issues and complaints. Reviewing and assessing legal issues and documents. Using initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines. Assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and demands. Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships and open communications with City employees, law enforcement agencies, court and justice system representatives, and advocate groups. Operating a personal computer utilizing a variety of business and specialized software. Communicating effectively verbally and in writing. Bilingual in English and Spanish preferable.

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