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Family Law Attorney in San Antonio, TX

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Location: San Antonio TX

Company Name: Texas Department of Family and Protective Services

Occupational Category: 23-1011.00,Lawyers

Date Posted: 2020-02-12

Valid Through: 2020-03-13

Employment Type: FULL_TIME


Legal CPS Regional Attorney III The candidate will provide direct representation in court in legal cases. The position provides expertise, guidance, and instruction in family law, civil litigation, and agency policy. Monitors the progress of all Firm court cases within the assigned area of responsibility and takes appropriate measures to ensure the timely and appropriate resolution of those cases. Interacts routinely with caseworkers, supervisors, program directors and program administrators; agency attorneys, county and district attorneys, and opposing counsel; judges; agency clients, witnesses, community professionals, and expert witnesses; and protective services clients and the general public. Essential Job Functions: Advises staff on legal matters and interprets laws, regulations, and policies. Advises county and district attorneys on legal matters, and interprets laws, regulations, and policies. Provides agency representation in court cases. Prepares cases for trial and handles the trial on most cases. Provides legal training to agency staff and the legal community. Coordinates specialized legal efforts with appropriate experts. Prepares or supervises the preparation of legal opinions, briefs, legal pleadings, and reports. Performs other duties as assigned and required to maintain unit operations. Assists in formulating, establishing, and coordinating office systems. Promotes, monitors, and ensures that respect is demonstrated for cultural diversity. Attends work regularly in accordance with agency leave policy. Knowledge of family law and civil practice is required. Should be Licensed to practice law in Texas. 2+ years experience in the practice of law is required