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Attorney The candidate provides a full range of legal services to indigent defendants in the assigned felony, family, juvenile or mental health cases. Such services include case evaluation, legal advice, plea offers and representing clients in jury trials, non-jury hearings, plea negotiations and dismissals. Conducts legal research, drafts legal documents and interprets laws, rules and regulations. Receives level of oversight, training, and supervision based on experience and expertise in assigned area. Conducts jury trials, trials before the court and contested matters before the court. Prepares and/or drafts legal documents, including plea papers, motions, briefs and pleadings. Researches applicable statutes and case law. Analyzes pending charges and develops defenses. Negotiates plea bargain recommendations with the State. Interviews clients and potential witnesses, discusses facts and applicable law with clients. Reviews evidence and inspects crime scenes, prepares investigative requests and makes home visits. Documents client files, prepares trial notebooks and maintains statistical information regarding caseload and dispositions. Assists felony and misdemeanor public defenders as needed. Graduation from an accredited law school with a license to practice law in the State of Texas is required. Must have 30 months of experience practicing law.
Requisition ID: IRC86266
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