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Attorney Civil Appellate

Company name

City of Houston, Texas

Organization Type

Government

Job Type

Non-practicing Attorney

Date Last Verified

Jun 14,2018

Posted on

Jun 13,2018

Years of Experience

Min 10 yrs required

Location

Houston, TX
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - Appellate
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Attorney - Civil Appellate The candidate will be handling appeals and motion practice in federal and state courts. Will be assisting with jury trials. Supervising outside counsel. Coordinating the prosecution of appeals with co-counsel. Evaluating amici briefing opportunities on issues of national significance.Counseling the client departments, and training city employees on the enforcement or meaning of city ordinances and policies. Assisting the City Attorney and others with special projects such as drafting City Attorney Legal Opinions. Drafting, reviewing or revising city policies. Preparation of briefs and motions in appellate and trial courts. Oral argument in appellate and trial courts.

Qualification and Experience

Qualification: The candidate should have Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from an American Bar Association accredited college of law. Must have 10+ years of experience to handle civil commercial and personal injury appellate matters, as well as appeals involving City ordinances, election contests, civil rights and state and federal constitutional issues. Must be a member of the Texas State Bar and have a valid Driver's License. Some jury trial experience is preferred. Board certification in Appellate Law is preferred. Judicial clerkship experience is preferred. Excellent oral advocacy skills is preferred. Lead appellate oral argument experience is preferred. Lead appellate counsel experience in state and federal courts is preferred. Exceptional writing skills is preferred. Excellent analytical skills is preferred. Familiarity with federal and state court appellate judges and court practices and procedures is preferred. Expertise with Texas and Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure and the Texas and Federal Rules of Civil Procedure is preferred. Expertise in constitutional law is preferred. Some jury trial experience is preferred. Board certification in Appellate Law is desired. Judicial clerkship experience is preferred. Excellent oral advocacy skills is desired. Lead appellate oral argument experience is preferred. Lead appellate counsel experience in state and federal courts. Exceptional writing skills is preferred. Excellent analytical skill is desired. Excellent organizational skill is preferred. Familiarity with federal and state court appellate judges and court practices and procedures is desired. Expertise with Texas and Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure and the Texas and Federal Rules of Civil Procedure is preferred. Expertise in constitutional law is preferred. Proficiency with Word, Outlook, Excel and the use of technology in the practice is preferred.

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Job Number 19508

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
City of Houston, Texas
City Hall Annex, 4th Floor, 900 Bagby Street
Houston, TX 77002-2527