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Years of Experience
ProfileSenior Assistant Attorney
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.