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Finance - General Attorney / Litigation - General Attorney in Austin, TX

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Company name

Texas Office of the Attorney General

Organization Type

Government

Job Type

Attorney

Practice Area

Finance - General
Litigation - General/Commercial
Trusts and Estates

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required

Location

USA Austin, TX

Date Last Verified

Jun 20,2018

Posted on

Apr 17,2018

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Financial Litigation and Charitable Trust- Assistant Attorney General I The candidate performs entry-level legal work for the Office of the Attorney General’s () Financial Litigation and Charitable Trusts Division, primarily with the Division’s Financial Litigation group, by providing legal advice, counsel, and assistance; representing the State’s interest in various civil matters; reviewing, evaluating, and rendering legal opinions; preparing legal documentation; and assisting in drafting bills and amendments for legislative consideration. Prepares legal opinions, briefs, pleadings, motions, petitions, and other legal documents. Analyzes or assists in analyzing factual and legal issues; and in developing evidence through witness interviews, depositions, and other discovery. Prepares or assists in the preparation of cases for trial and in trying cases before state and/or federal court. Participates in administrative hearings and evidentiary hearings and in the discovery process. Represents the State’s interest in various civil matters relating to financial litigation, such as securities, insurance, banking, accountancy, contracts, construction, open records,. garnishment, unclaimed property, benefits, and various administrative law matters. Provides legal advice, counsel and assistance to client state agencies, board, and officials. Assists in representing the Office of the Attorney General before state or federal district and appellate courts. Performs legal research and reports findings and conclusions. Assists in drafting bills and amendments for legislative consideration. Maintains effective working relationships with co-workers, attorneys, client agencies, and opposing counsel. Performs related work as assigned. Maintains relevant knowledge necessary to perform essential job functions. Attends work regularly in compliance with agreed-upon work schedule. Ensures security and confidentiality of sensitive and/or protected information. Complies with all agency policies and procedures, including those pertaining to ethics and integrity.

Qualification and Experience

Qualification: The candidate should have graduation from high school or equivalent. Should be licensed as an attorney by the State of Texas. Member in good standing with the State Bar of Texas is essential. Knowledge of financial, contracts or securities law. Should have skill in using a computer for word-processing and data entry/retrieval; skill in effective oral and written communication [Writing sample required at time of interview, if selected]. Should have skill in conducting effective research. 1+ year judicial clerkship in either federal or state court is preferred. Strong legal writing skill is preferred.

Additional info

POSTING NUMBER: 18-0645

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Texas Office of the Attorney General
300 West 15th Street
Austin, TX 78701
Fax: 512-463-2185