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ProfileAttorney - Staff Public Defender The candidate will serve as lead counsel of record in up to 50 felony cases, 100 misdemeanor cases, and 10 juvenile cases per year. Mentor less experienced attorneys in the program. Try cases to a verdict. Must be licensed to practice law in Texas or willing to take the next available Texas bar exam. Should have 1+ year of criminal litigation experience or comparable academic or clinical experience in criminal law. Served as lead counsel in at least 5 felony trials before a jury is required. Preference for an attorney who is professionally functional in the Spanish language. Proficiency in the Windows operating system, Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and legal research software is must. Completion of six hours of continuing legal education in criminal law within the twelve months preceding service as a Public Defender staff attorney is essential.
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Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA)
300 S. Texas Blvd.
Weslaco, TX 78596