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Attorney IV – VI The candidate practices civil or criminal law for Texas County or District government. Advises on health care compliance related matters. Researches and advises on health care privacy and security matters, including the Health Insurance and Portability and Accountability Act. Performs legal research. Searches resources and studies legal records and documents to obtain information applicable to case or issue under consideration. Drafts briefs, motions, orders, subpoenas, contracts and other legal documents, as well as correspondence and reports. Takes depositions and responds to discovery requests. Oversees the creation and issuance of legal documents, including subpoenas, motions, orders, writs, warrants, contracts, official policies and other related documents. Represents the State at docket calls. Prepares cases for trial. Collects, organizes and prepares evidence, information and other legal materials. Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have J.D./LL.B. from an accredited law school and 4 years licensed attorney work experience. Must be licensed to practice law in the State of Texas. Experience with hospital districts is preferred. Should have knowledge of: HIPAA 42 CFR Part 2 and the Texas Medical Records Privacy Act. Jurisprudence, criminal and civil law and procedures, including constitutional and statutory law. Federal, State, Local and County applicable laws, rules, regulations and guidelines. Methods and practices of pleading cases and of effective techniques for presentation of cases in court or to effectively present facts and precedents verbally and in writing in law related matters. Policies, practices, procedures and legal terminology related to court system. Computer equipment to include word processing, spreadsheets, databases and a variety of software packages. Business letter writing, grammar and punctuation, and report preparation. Must have skill in: Problem-solving and decision-making. Analyzing and appraising facts, policies, procedures and legal precedents in area of specialty. Both verbal and written communication, including presentations. Should have ability to: Conduct legal research and analysis, both manually and electronically. Present facts, precedents and arguments verbally and in writing and apply negotiation skills. Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with departmental clientele, representatives of outside agencies, other County employees and officials, and the general public.
Closing date: 12/14/17 11:59 PM.
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