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ProfileAssistant Attorney General IV The candidate represents state law enforcement agencies, officials and employees in defense of lawsuits involving, civil rights, employment, tort, and religious liberties disputes in both state and federal court. Performs legal research and prepares motions, pleadings, briefs, memoranda and other legal documents. Performs analyses of factual and legal issues and develops evidence through witness interviews, depositions, and written discovery. Prepares for, attends, and argues at federal and state court hearings and jury trials. Provides legal advice, counsel, and assistance to client state agencies and law enforcement entities. Provides excellent client service. Functions well with other attorneys and staff in a dynamic office environment. May train and/or mentor other attorneys. 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
The candidate should have graduated from an accredited law school with a J.D. degree. Should be licensed as an attorney by the State of Texas and be a member in good standing with the State Bar of Texas. Must have 3 years of full-time experience working as a licensed attorney. Civil jury trial experience in state and/or federal court is required. Should have knowledge of laws and legal principles and practices relevant to the Law Enforcement Defense Division. Should preferably have 7+ years of civil litigation experience. Should preferably also have experience preparing for, taking, and defending depositions. Experience working with expert witnesses and cross-examining adverse expert witnesses is desired. At least two first-chair civil jury trials in state and/or federal court an asset. Exceptional academic credentials a plus. Law Review, post-graduation judicial clerkship, moot court, and/or mock trial ideal. Prior experience as a lawyer for a state agency is preferred. Should have ability to travel (including overnight travel) up to 40%.
POSTING NUMBER: 18-0480
Texas Office of the Attorney General
300 West 15th Street
Austin, TX 78701