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Litigation - General/Commercial Attorney in Austin, TX

Organization Type

Government

Job Type

Attorney

Posted on

Oct 16, 2020

Years of Experience

Min 2 yrs required

Location

Austin, TX, United States
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Legal Administrative Hearings Attorney III
Duties: Attends work on a regular schedule in accordance with Agency leave policies and performs other duties as assigned. Reviews assigned cases to assess evidence, strengths and weaknesses of case, and to formulate a strategy for the case. Prepares cases for an administrative hearing, including identification and preparation of witnesses. Researches law, drafts pleadings, conducts and responds to discovery to develop effective legal strategies and to prepare for administrative hearings. Represents agency in contested cases before SOAH. Other duties as assigned and required to maintain unit operations, including liaison with Attorney General’s Office on Licensing enforcement cases, acting in a legal advisory capacity for licensing staff, and providing legal training to agency staff. Completes timely and thorough consultations with clients on matters such as adverse actions and background check matches.

Qualification and Experience

Requirements: Member in good standing with the State Bar of Texas. Graduation from an accredited law school with an LLB or JD degree. 2+ years of experience in the practice of law in Texas. Experience in Administrative Law preferred. Knowledge and experience of Chapter 42 of the Human Resources Code, Chapter 261 of the Texas Family Code, and related rules and policy. Knowledge and experience of administrative law. Skilled in legal research, writing and analysis. Skilled in handling multiple projects and meeting tight deadlines. Skilled in demonstrating sound judgment. Ability to independently handle a high volume caseload. Ability to synthesize law, administrative rules, and agency policies and goals, in formulation of legal arguments and contested case trial strategies to effectively present the HHSC’s position before the State Office of Administrative Hearings. Ability to communicate orally and in writing, including the ability to convey complex ideas and instructions clearly to staff. The ability to work closely and productively with regional, state office, and executive staff. Ability to analyze complex factual and legal issues related to a wide variety of federal and state laws. Ability to use computer applications and databases related to essential functions of the job, including computer-assisted legal research, word processing software, and the Internet.

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