The Dallas City Attorneys Office is seeking an energetic, self-motivated attorney to fill a full-time position in the Municipal Prosecution Section of the Dallas City Attorneys Office. The mission of the Community Prosecution Section is to make neighborhoods safer by using creative legal and community-oriented strategies to resolve the complex problems they face.
The Municipal Prosecution Section partners with other city departments, residents groups, and various other public and private organizations to develop strategies for code compliance through voluntary compliance and/or civil legal action on non-compliant violators. While always seeking to resolve issues ahead of court intervention, when necessary, community prosecutors initiate state district and municipal court cases conducting discovery, appearing in court, mediating, and trying cases. Additionally, community prosecutors regularly work with transactional attorneys and other city departments to develop and implement proactive policies and strategies to improve the quality of life in the City of Dallas.
Applicants must be currently licensed to practice law in the State of Texas. The preferred candidate will have a collaborative, problem-solving mindset; strong written and oral communication skills; a desire to serve the public interest; and two or more years of civil litigation experience.
Salary is commensurate with experience. The Citys comprehensive benefits package comes with the position. This position is exempt from the provisions applicable to civil service, pursuant to Chapter XVI, Section 9 of the Dallas City Charter.
Details concerning the Dallas City Attorney’s Office are available at www.dallascityattorney.com.
Prepares and presents cases in municipal, state, and federal court involving violations such as traffic, zoning, and code, and litigation involving personal injury, civil rights, employment, zoning, eminent domain, environmental, code compliance, and other general litigation claims. Assists attorneys of higher rank in preparing cases for trial and performs trial work involving civil or criminal cases. Performs legal research and drafts legal opinions, discovery requests, briefs, contracts, ordinances, resolutions, and other legal documents. Provides legal advice to city departments and city council. Reviews legal documents for bids, contracts, and bonds for city work and supplies. Attends meetings of departmental officials and employees to advise on legal matters and the legal impact of decisions, policies, proposed actions, and procedures. Reviews open records requests and prepares appropriate responses. Performs other legal duties as directed.Bachelor’s degree, degree from an accredited law school, and a license to practice law in the State of Texas is required. Candidates should have at least three to five years of legal experience.
Salary is commensurate with experience. The City’s comprehensive benefits package comes with the position. This position is exempt from the provisions applicable to civil service, pursuant to Chapter XVI, Section 9 of the Dallas City Charter. Details about the Dallas City Attorneys Office are available at www.dallascityattorney.com.Thi… position involves providing advice and counsel to the Dallas City Council, the city manager, and other city officials and employees and will represent various departments of the City of Dallas, including among other responsibilities, negotiating and drafting contracts, writing legal opinions, drafting resolutions, ordinances, memoranda, and correspondence, analyzing and advising on claims and disputes, and providing other general legal advice.
The position also involves litigation work, including preparing and drafting pleadings, motions, briefs, written discovery, and other case-related documents; attending depositions; appearing at hearings; assisting as lead or co-counsel in all phases of case preparation, including trial preparation and trials; negotiating settlements, and mediating cases. Other duties may be assigned.