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Attorney Civil Appellate

Company name

City of Houston Legal Department

Organization Type

Government

Job Type

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 responsibilities include: Handling appeals and motion practice in federal and state courts. Preparation of briefs and motions in appellate and trial courts. Oral argument in appellate and trial courts. 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. Must have a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from an American Bar Association accredited college of law. Should have 10+ years of experience handling 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. Preference will be given to applicants with: Some jury trial experience. Board certification in Appellate Law. Judicial clerkship experience. Excellent oral advocacy skills. Lead appellate oral argument experience. Lead appellate counsel experience in state and federal courts. Exceptional writing skills. Excellent analytical skills. Excellent organizational skills. Familiarity with federal and state court appellate judges and court practices and procedures. Expertise with Texas and Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure and the Texas and Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Expertise in constitutional law. Must be willing to work extended hours as needed to accommodate case load demands. Some jury trial experience. Board certification in Appellate Law. Judicial clerkship experience.

Additional info

Position #19508

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
City of Houston Legal Department
P.O. Box 1562
Houston, TX 77251-1562