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Assistant Attorney General I-II The candidate work involves preparing for and performing all duties as lead counsel in pre-litigation matters, administrative hearings, jury trials, and appeals defending state agencies and their employees against claims brought under the Texas Tort Claims Act (personal injury defense) and the Workersâ€™ Compensation Act, and pursuing claims brought by state agencies to recover subrogation interests and property damages. Provides legal advice, counsel and assistance to client state agencies. Prepares for and performs entry-level to moderately complex duties of lead counsel at administrative hearings of Workers' Compensation claims brought against the State under the Workers' Compensation Act; handles subrogation matters for client state agencies; prepares for and conducts jury trials in district court for cases brought against the State of Texas and its employees under the Texas Tort Claims Act. Reviews medical records, researches appellate decisions and related case law, and drafts summary reports, legal memorandum, appellate requests for review and responses, and other necessary pleadings or orders at the administrative, district court and appellate court levels. Provides legal advice, counsel and assistance to client state agencies. Prepares for and represents client state agencies at workersâ€™ compensation Benefit Review Conferences, as needed. 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.
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QUALIFICATIONS: The candidate must have graduation from an accredited law school with a JD degree and Member in good standing with the State Bar of Texas. Should have skill in conducting effective legal research and evaluating legal issues. Skill in effectively managing a moderately heavy caseload in all stages of development is required. Skill in using a computer for word-processing and data entry/retrieval is needed. Skill in handling multiple tasks, prioritizing, and meeting deadlines is must. Should have 1+ year of full-time legal experience as a licensed attorney if Assistant Attorney General II.
Preferred qualifications: Experience handling workersâ€™ compensation law; Experience handling personal injury cases; Experience using MS Word 2010, Adobe Acrobat X Pro, Excel and LCMS; Experience with Shepardizing, Westlaw, Lexis Nexis and other related computerized legal research tools; Knowledge of the Texas Tort Claims Act and practices relevant to the cases handled by the Tort Litigation Division of the Office of the Attorney General; Knowledge of the Texas Workersâ€™ Compensation Act.
POSTING NUMBER: 18-0377
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