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Attorney The candidate provides general legal counsel for the County in civil legal matters; provides lead work direction of legal support staff. Be familiar with County Personnel Policies as are set forth in the County's Personnel Policy Manual and the Salary Administration Policy, plus related Court Orders and other official announcements of the County, thereby observing and enforcing said policies without exception. Furthermore, whenever clarification is needed with regard to said policies to contact a member of the County Human Resources Department for this purpose. Represents the County in policy making decisions; responds to inquiries; resolves or refers to the appropriate staff member. Interacts with elected officials, other Assistant District Attorneys, vendors and the general public. Prosecutes and defends civil claims and litigation including: pleadings, legal research, motions, discovery, briefs, investigation and correspondence. Handles overflow of cases involving Childrenâ€™s Protective Service and resolves in best interest of children. Attends court sessions as required, for all cases assigned. Develops strategy and evaluations with all department attorneys. Manages legal employment issues; performs pre-litigation work; educates and counsels department heads on legal issues; prepares and delivers training programs to enhance compliance and avoid litigation; reviews business practices and policies; advises management of potential risks. Drafts pleadings, discovery, and related documents. Acts as legal advisor to Brazoria County and its officers and employees when operating in official capacity. Reviews, prosecutes, and defends as applicable, civil litigation and resolves in best interest of the County. Represents the County in State and/or Federal courts; represents the State of Texas in State courts; represents the County in Commissionersâ€™ Court. Manages complex legal projects; ensures work quality and time lines are met. Interprets the terms and conditions of leases and/or contracts; advises departments, elected officials and the Commissionerâ€™s Court on rights and obligations; determines whether desired terms and conditions comply with applicable laws and regulations; drafts contract modifications; negotiates contract terms and conditions; writes contract exhibits; analyzes contractor proposals for compliance with existing contract terms. Drafts leases, agreements and/or resolutions; negotiates on behalf of the County. Assists in land sales, including negotiations. Provides legal strategic planning for specific projects; manages case flow. Conducts legal research; issues legal opinions to the Commissionerâ€™s Court and other county departments. Serves as a liaison with other county agencies and citizens as necessary; explains or clarifies information to others when necessary. Handles emergency legal matters or claims. Manages case flow and meets deadlines. Attends and participates in staff meetings and conferences as required. Must have Doctor of Jurisprudence; and 3 years of legal litigation and transactional experience, including civil trial experience and supervisory experience; OR an equivalent combination of training and experience. Federal and State civil trial experience, prior work with governmental entities, and past CPS experience preferred. Must be Licensed by the Supreme Court of Texas to practice law. Should be Licensed to practice law in Federal Court-District Court for the Southern District of Texas.
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