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El Paso County Jobs in El Paso – COUNTY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE

Website El Paso County

Job Description:

The Senior Trial Attorney under general supervision, and depending on area of assignment: provides complex general counsel for various County Offices and staff, depending on area assigned the incumbent; prosecutes criminal, civil and family law cases; provides representation in matters, including civil, or prosecutorial; defends, and advocates for clients accused of a crime; performs complex non-supervisory legal work.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Frequent handling of confidential legal information and documents;
  • Provides legal representation to obtain protective orders for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking/harassment;
  • Prepares and presents oral arguments for routine to complex cases;
  • Confers with attorneys regarding case information and pleadings, law enforcement agencies regarding case investigation and trial preparation, and witnesses regarding case preparation and testimony;
  • Represents the State of Texas in the prosecution of misdemeanor level crimes or civil violations for illegal dumping, clean air and water violations, deceptive business practice and hot checks;
  • Examines video, file and physical case evidence;
  • Prosecutes juvenile delinquency matters;
  • Creates a high quality work culture through participation in and emphasis on training and mentoring to develop leadership, management, and technical skills in self and all employees, including safety related training and skills.
  • Reviews case facts for legal sufficiency, drafts motion statements and prepares required legal documents;
  • Stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field;
  • Edits legal documents prepared by support staff;
  • Responsible for litigating routine to complex hearings, trials and appeals;
  • Researches statutes and case law issues and revises legal documents to reflect new legislation;
  • Commits self to providing excellent customer service and demonstrate commitment through cooperative team and individual efforts; and
  • Attends and participates in meetings, training and information sessions;
  • May prosecute bond forfeitures and represents the State in expunction proceedings;

Job Requirements:

Skill/Ability to: may require strong written advocacy skills and/or experience depending on placement needed within the office; possesses advanced litigation and prosecutorial skills, or equivalent specialized prosecutorial skills; operate a personal computer and various software applications; conduct research, develop appropriate documentation, assess and prioritize multiple tasks, projects and demands to meet scheduled requirements; establish and maintain effective working relations with co-workers and customers to promote and support a productive work environment; defining problems, collecting data, establishing facts and drawing valid conclusions work efficiently independently and in a team environment to meet established goals and objectives; communicate effectively in verbal and written forms to respond effectively to customers and staff; exercise initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines in performance of daily duties; use initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines; prepare clear, concise and comprehensive written reports; and establish and maintain cooperative and effective relationships with those contacted during the course of work. Pass a background investigation. Bilingual Preferred.

Qualification & Experience:

  • Doctor of Jurisprudence and a minimum of three (3) years of criminal and/or civil experience;
  • Or any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities along with a Doctor of Jurisprudence.
  • Must have and maintain a license to practice law in the State of Texas and be in good standing with the State Bar of Texas.

Job Details:

Company: El Paso County

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: El Paso, TX, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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