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Assistant Attorney General VI Duties : The candidate should be managing a legal staff of attorneys and support staff, regularly interfacing with division and agency management, and maintaining a meaningful docket of cases. Performs advanced, highly complex, and managerial (senior level) legal work. Work involves directing, planning, coordinating, and monitoring legal activities; providing legal advice, counsel, and assistance; representing the Stateâ€™s interest in civil matters; reviewing, evaluating, and rendering legal opinions; and drafting bills for legislative consideration. Works under limited supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Supervises the work of others. Conduct and supervises consumer protection related investigations involving the gathering of evidence through witness interviews, undercover operations, examinations under oath, and civil investigative demands. Supervises litigation involving the gathering of evidence through civil discovery; research and analysis of complex factual and legal issues; preparation of legal opinions, briefs, pleadings, motions, petitions, and other legal documents; preparation for trial; and representation of the Office of the Attorney General before state and federal trial and appellate courts; involves the supervision of both attorneys and staff Provides legal advice, counsel, and assistance to clients and management on factual and legal issues. Participates in administrative and evidentiary hearings and in the discovery process. Performs research and analysis of complex factual legal issues: Reports findings and conclusions. Evaluates proposed and adopted federal and state statutes, rules, and court decisions for their impact on the Office of the Attorney General and its enforcement of consumer protection related laws. Analyzes complex factual and legal issues and develops evidence through witness interviews, depositions and other discovery for filing of consumer protection cases. Advises management on factual and legal issues. Assists in drafting bills and amendments for legislative consideration. Provides technical guidance to less tenured staff and may train and supervise others. Maintains knowledge of legal principles and practices relevant to consumer protection. Maintains a medium to high volume of investigations and litigation matters. Communicates with representatives of state and federal agencies, division personnel, and consumers. Conducts community outreach activities in coordination with agency staff on issues of importance to consumers; interfaces with other consumer protection oriented agencies and organizations; and engages with community leaders and law enforcement on consumer protection matters. Testifies at hearings, trials, and legislative meetings. Performs related work as assigned. Maintains relevant knowledge necessary to perform essential job functions. Attends work regularly in compliance with agreed-upon work schedule. Ensures security and confidentiality of sensitive and/or protected information. Complies with all agency policies and procedures, including those pertaining to ethics and integrity.
Qualification and Experience
Requirements : The candidate should have done graduation from an accredited law school with a J.D. Should be licensed as an attorney by the State of Texas and a member of good standing with the State Bar of Texas. Should have 6 years of full-time experience working in fields like consumer protection; and commercial litigation. Must have knowledge of law and legal principles and practices relevant to the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act and relevant consumer protection statutes, and/or other relevant Health &Safety Code laws and regulations. Should have skill in handling multiple tasks, prioritizing, and meeting deadlines. Skill in effective oral and written communication. Skill in exercising sound judgment and effective decision making. Skill in legal research, writing, and analysis; in conducting investigations; in mediation and negotiations; in using reasoning and logic; in identifying and solving complex problems; in prioritizing workloads; in using judgment to identify courses of action; and in the use of a computer and applicable software. Should have skill in using a computer for word-processing and data entry/retrieval. Ability to prepare legal documents, to conduct research, to interpret and apply laws, to summarize findings, to prepare cases and present at trial, to conduct hearings, to communicate effectively, and to train others Ability to receive and respond positively to constructive feedback. Should have ability to work under pressure and respond to deadlines. Preferably should have focus on consumer protection and/or commercial litigation subjects. Should have extensive knowledge of law and legal principles and practices relevant to the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act, other consumer protection statutes and regulations, and/or complex commercial litigation experience. Should have jury trial experience; significant motion practice and deposition experience. Should have knowledge of Word and Excel.
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