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ProfileAttorney - Municipal Prosecuting The candidate prosecute in the City of Houston Municipal Courts. Experience in criminal or municipal law is appreciated. Responsibilities include to: Representing the State of Texas and City of Houston in Municipal Court prosecutions of Class C misdemeanor cases arising under City Ordinances and other laws of the State of Texas before both judges and juries. Performing citizen intake and direct-filing of cases. Researching and analyzing ordinances, statutes, case law, administrative opinions, rules of procedure and evidence and drafting legal memoranda thereon. Interacting extensively with the public, other members of the Bar, judges, court personnel, police officers and inspectors. Conducting, reviewing and preparing discovery. Representing the City of Houston and State of Texas in civil and administrative hearings. Researching, analyzing and drafting criminal complaints. Performing legal research and preparing formal and informal legal opinions regarding criminal and municipal law. Counseling the city's departments about city ordinances and state statutes. Assisting the City Attorney and others with special projects such as drafting City Attorney Legal Opinions.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate requires a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from an American Bar Association accredited college of law. Should have 4 years experience in the practice of criminal law. Must be a member of the Texas State Bar. Must have a valid Driver's License and be in compliance with the City of Houston policy on driving (AP 2-2). Should have excellent communication skills. Must have excellent analytical skills. Above average academic achievement preferred. Should have familiarity with Texas criminal statutes. Must have familiarity with municipal or public law. Proficiency with Word, Outlook, Excel and the use of technology in the practice of law is required.
City of Houston Legal Department
900 Bagby St
P.O. Box 368
Houston, TX 77002