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ProfileLegal CPS Regional Attorney IV The candidate advises staff on legal matters and interprets laws, regulations, and policies. Advises county and district attorneys on legal matters, and interprets laws, regulations, and policies. Provides agency representation in court cases. Prepares cases for trial and handles the trial on most cases. Provides legal training to agency staff and the legal community. Coordinates specialized legal efforts with appropriate experts. Prepares or supervises the preparation of legal opinions, briefs, legal pleadings, and reports. Performs other duties as assigned and required to maintain unit operations. Assists in formulating, establishing, and coordinating office systems. Promotes, monitors, and ensures that respect is demonstrated for cultural diversity. Attends work regularly in accordance with agency leave policy. Knowledge of family law and civil practice is required. Should have the ability to synthesize the law, administrative rules, agency policies and goals, and best practice recommendations to reach an appropriate interpretation. Should have the ability to convey complex legal ideas and instructions clearly to staff. Ability to develop and maintain professional working relationships with agency staff and the legal community is needed. Must be licensed to practice law in the State of Texas, and in good standing with the State Bar of Texas. Should have graduated from an accredited law school. Should have 2 years of experience in the practice of law. Third year practice certification may be substituted for one year of the required experience. Should have experience of litigating cases in court.
Posting Number: 370291.
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
1200 E. Copeland Rd
Arlington, TX 76011