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Attorney III - Civil Section- District Attorney

Attorney III - Civil Section- District Attorney

Attorney III - Civil Section- District Attorney

Bexar County
San Antonio, TX 78204

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Under general direction, is responsible for supervising support staff and Attorney I and II's; prepares and tries cases; represents County as plaintiff or defendant in civil litigation; conducts legal research; negotiates settlements; and performs related duties as required

This position is not covered under Civil Service

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supervises support staff in the operational aspects of preparing pre-trial hearings and cases
  • Provides assistance and guidance to Attorney I and II's in preparation of defense and legal strategy
  • Supervises outside private counsel for defense of certain County litigation matters
  • Consults with expert witnesses, insurance representatives, Elected/Appointed Officials and/or Department Heads on issues related to litigation
  • Participates in pre-trial hearings and tries cases in State and Federal courts
  • Responds to motions and briefs in State and Federal courts
  • Researches statutory and case law
  • Prepares witnesses for deposition and trial testimony
  • Evaluates factual legal claims and plots strategies to support defense
  • Negotiates settlements with parties involved in litigation
  • Prepares, reviews and approves legal documents
  • Acts as legal advisor for Commissioners Court, Coliseum Advisory Board and all other County officials
  • Performs related duties as required

Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Doctorate of Jurisprudence, and seven (7) years of litigation experience in State and Federal court including one (1) year supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Considerable knowledge of the civil and criminal justice systems; considerable knowledge of case law; knowledge of law enforcement operations; knowledge of medical and engineering terminology
  • Skill in supervising employees; skill in legal research; skill in negotiation; skill in making presentations; skill to communicate effectively with hostile, abusive or irrational individuals
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing; ability to operate personal computer; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, County employees, outside agencies and the general public
  • Must be licensed to practice in the State of Texas and must be licensed in Federal court
  • Must secure and maintain a favorable background investigation from the Bexar County Criminal District Attorney's Office
  • Must secure a pre-employment physical
  • May be required to work more than 40 hours during the workweek
Working Conditions and Physical Demands:
  • Physical requirements include occasional lifting/carrying of 10-15 lbs.; visual acuity, speech and hearing; hand and eye coordination and manual dexterity necessary to operate computer keyboard. Subject to sitting, standing, walking, reaching and handling to perform the essential functions
  • Working conditions are primarily in an office environment

Supplemental Information

Workstations with internet access are available, if needed, to view job postings and apply online at 211 S Flores, San Antonio, TX 78204, 8am – 5pm, Monday through Friday. Phone: 210-335-2545.
Bexar County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to Workplace Diversity.
We are committed to providing equal opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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• Post ID: 21448208

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