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Litigation - General Attorney in Austin, TX

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Company name

Texas Office of the Attorney General

Organization Type


Job Type


Practice Area

Litigation - General/Commercial

Years of Experience

Min 2 yrs required


USA Austin, TX

Date Last Verified

Jun 20,2018

Posted on

Jun 12,2018

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Assistant Attorney General Iii-iv The candidate must be willing to develop, expertise in administrative law and enforcement matters. This position will be primarily responsible for filing and prosecuting cases in matters over which the Office of the Attorney General has original enforcement jurisdiction. The ideal candidate is willing to take on matters requiring diverse skill sets necessary to provide excellent representation to the Office of the Attorney General and other state agencies. This docket requires an attorney who is comfortable representing client agencies in novel and interesting legal questions in court. The division is seeking an attorney who is comfortable working under pressure and motivated to work cases to a timely resolution. The division provides the opportunity for extensive first-chair experience in bench trials in state and federal courts and as lead counsel in Texas courts of appeals. OAG employees enjoy excellent benefits along with tremendous opportunities to do important work and make a positive difference in the lives of all Texans. Represents the Office of the Attorney General and other state agencies in state and federal district and appellate courts including enforcement proceedings, and actions challenging agency rules and statutes; suits for judicial review of agency orders, and may occasionally represent a state agency in a contested case proceeding. Drafts pleadings, motions, briefs, and discovery; and participates in trial and appellate advocacy. Provides general counsel to state agency clients on the Public Information Act, the Open Meetings Act, rule making and rule challenges, contracts, and other areas. Coordinates, plans, and monitors legal activities. 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 following qualifications:
Assistant Attorney General III: Education: Graduation from an accredited law school with a J.D. Licensed as an attorney by the State of Texas. Must be member in good standing with the State Bar of Texas.
Experience: 2 years of full-time experience working as a licensed attorney.
Should have knowledge of federal and state laws affecting state agencies and their rules. Skills: Skill in conducting effective research. 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 using a computer for word-processing and data entry/retrieval.
Ability: Ability to produce high-quality, effective pleadings and briefs. Ability to handle cases and appear in court on short deadlines. Ability to prepare legal documents, interpret and apply laws, summarize findings, and prepare cases and present at hearings and trial. Ability to receive and respond positively to constructive feedback. Ability to work cooperatively with others in a professional office environment. Ability to provide excellent customer service. Ability to arrange for personal transportation for business-related travel. Ability to work more than 40 hours as needed and in compliance with the FLSA. Ability to lift and relocate 30 lbs. Ability to travel (including overnight travel) up to 20%.
Assistant Attorney General IV—All of the above qualifications for an Assistant Attorney General III, plus: Experience: 1 additional year full-time experience as a licensed attorney. Preferred Qualifications
Education: Four years civil litigation experience or equivalent, including appellate and brief-writing experience Three or more of the following: bench trials, jury trials, contested cases, civil appellate arguments. Admitted to practice in federal district courts and courts of appeals. Experience in Administrative Law, including knowledge of the Administrative Procedure Act. Experience or equivalent interpreting and applying Open Meetings Act, Public Information Act, and other open government laws.

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Hiring Coordinator
Texas Office of the Attorney General
4044 Promontory Point Rd
Austin, TX 78744