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Litigation - General Attorney in Austin, TX

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Company name

Texas Defender Service

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Practice Area

Litigation - General/Commercial

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required


USA Austin, TX

Posted on

Apr 04,2018

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Senior Staff Attorney Duties: Work in its Capital Trial Project, which tracks all death-eligible cases in Texas, monitors appointment of counsel, and trains, advises, and provides resources to defense teams for death-eligible defendants. Plans to expand its operations to include direct representation of Texas criminal defendants, who face the possibility of a death sentence. Will report to the Capital Trial Project Director, split time between trial consulting and direct representation in pending capital murder trials, and work from office.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Must be eligible for licensure to practice law in Texas. Sound judgment, death penalty trial experience, and a demonstrated commitment to indigent defense. Must have excellent legal research and writing skills; is skilled in oral advocacy; can lead in a team-based environment; is highly organized; and works effectively under pressure. Knowledge of the latest developments in criminal law and experience training other attorneys also is desired. Given the nature of the work, the successful candidate should expect to work some evenings, weekends and holidays. Fluency in Spanish is a plus.
Expiration date: April 23, 2018

Additional info

Send cover letter, resume, three references and a writing sample.

Company info

Amanda Marzullo
Texas Defender Service
510 S. Congress
Austin, TX 78704