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Environmental and Land Use Attorney in Austin, TX

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Company name

Texas Rural Water Association

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Practice Area

Environmental and Land Use


USA Austin, TX

Posted on

Jan 30,2018

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Assistant General Counsel Duties: Provide consultation and legal advice to member water utilities and their attorneys on a variety of legal issues. Create and update sample legal and policy documents for water utility members. Review legislation and regulatory agency rule proposals to assess impact on members; draft and submit comments to rule proposals. Keep abreast of developments in the law and at the regulatory agencies that impact members. Give well-executed presentations at conferences and other venues as necessary. Write articles for magazine. Provide support to the Executive Director/ General Counsel and contract lobbyists on legislative issues. Serve on internal committees including conference planning committees where responsibilities include suggesting topics and securing speakers. Jointly manage the work of paralegal/executive assistant. Perform a variety of other work for the Association as assigned.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: JD Degree, a Texas license to practice law, and prefer 5+ years of relevant experience. Eagerness and ability to learn new areas of the law. Knowledge of the legislative process and regulatory agency systems and procedures. Knowledge of state and federal laws applicable to water utilities preferred. Strong oral, written, and people skills. Ability to work well with a team. Excellent organizational and time management skills. Willingness to travel out of town to conferences and other meetings, as necessary.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Texas Rural Water Association
1616 Rio Grande
Austin, TX 78701