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  • Tuesday, May 12, 2020 9:37 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Job Summary:

    Under general direction, performs complex legal work or litigation. Working conditions are primarily in an office environment. May assist with the supervision of a division in the Legal Department. 

    Link to view full job listing:

    https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/sanantoniotx/jobs/2776166/assistant-city-attorney-litigation?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs


    This advertisement will be used to fill one of the following  Assistant City Attorney positions:

    • Assistant City Attorney I: Starting salary $57,950.88 annually
    • Assistant City Attorney II: Starting salary $63,746.28 annually
    • Assistant City Attorney III: Starting salary $84,845.28 annually
     

    This position is an "unclassified" position and has no disciplinary appeal rights to the Municipal Civil Service Commission.  This position is likewise subject to at-will employment status and can be terminated at any time for any reason.

    Essential Job Functions
    • Advocates on behalf of the City in a wide variety of settings, including negotiations, dispute resolutions, mediations, trials, hearings, and administrative processes to resolve disputes or legal actions.
    • Represents the City in all aspects of trial work, including pre-trial discovery, motions, trial preparation, mediations, and trials.
    • Researches, analyzes, and interprets Municipal Civil Service Rules, Administrative Directives,and all other city policies and procedures governing city employment.
    • Drafts legal documents for administrative and court proceedings, settlements, City ordinances, and other legal instruments.
    • Consults, briefs, and makes presentations to City Departments, City Management, and City Council.
    • Advises City staff and elected and appointed City Officials in various areas of municipal law.
    • Timely and appropriately responds to inquiries from the general public and media about public information and municipal regulations and procedures.
    • Performs other related duties and fulfills responsibilities as required. 
    Job Requirements

    Job Requirements for Assistant City Attorney I:

    • L.L.B. or J.D. Degree from an accredited school of law.
    • Licensed and in good standing to practice law in the State of Texas.
    • This position requires a valid Class "C" Texas Driver's License OR valid driver's license from another state with the ability to obtain a valid Texas Driver's License within 30 days of becoming a Texas resident.  Proof of liability insurance will be required.

     Job Requirements for Assistant City Attorney II:
    • L.L.B. or J.D. Degree from an accredited school of law.
    • Five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience as a practicing Attorney.
    • Years of full time municipal law experience may be substituted two (2) for one (1), up to a maximum of four years credit.
    • Licensed and in good standing to practice law in the State of Texas.
    • No substitution for education allowed.
    • This position requires a valid Class "C" Texas Driver's License OR valid driver's license from another state with the ability to obtain a valid Texas Driver's License within 30 days of becoming a Texas resident.  Proof of Liability Insurance will be required.

    Job Requirements for Assistant City Attorney III:
    • L.L.B. or J.D. Degree from an accredited school of law.
    • Ten (10) years of increasingly responsible experience as a practicing Attorney.
    • Years of full time municipal law experience may be substituted two (2) for one (1), up to a maximum of four years credit.
    • Licensed and in good standing to practice law in the State of Texas.
    • This position requires a valid Class "C" Texas Driver's License OR valid driver's license from another state with the ability to obtain a valid Texas Driver's License within 30 days of becoming a Texas resident.  Proof of liability insurance will be required.

    ADDITIONAL JOB REQUIREMENT:
    • Applicants for this position must pass a Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) fingerprint-based background check and maintain CJIS eligibility.  Due to CJIS requirements related to system access, the following will result in being disqualified for this position:  Felony Convictions, Felony Deferred Adjudication, Class A & B Misdemeanor Deferred Adjudication, Class B Misdemeanor Convictions, an Open Arrest for Any Criminal Offense (Felony or Misdemeanor), and Family Violence Convictions.
     

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Knowledge of Texas Civil Law.
    • Experience in all aspects of civil trial work. 
    • Experience in negotiation techniques and strategies.
    APPLICANT INFORMATION:
    • If selected for this position, official transcripts, diplomas, certifications and licenses must be submitted at the time of processing.  Unofficial transcripts and copies of other relevant documents may be attached to the application for consideration in advance.
    • Please be advised that if selected for this position, information regarding employment history as it relates to the qualifications of the position will be needed for employment verification. Applicants claiming military service to meet the experience requirement for this position may attach a DD214 to the application.
    • Unless otherwise stated, applicants are permitted to substitute two years of related full-time experience for one year of higher education or one year of related higher education for two years of experience in order to meet the minimum requirements of the job. One year of full-time experience is defined as 30 or more hours worked per week for 12 months.  One year of higher education is defined as 30 credit hours completed at an accredited college or university.
    • Applicants selected for employment with the City of San Antonio in this position must receive satisfactory results from pre-employment drug testing and background checks.  If required for the position, a physical, motor vehicle record evaluation, and additional background checks may be conducted.

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

    • Physical requirements include occasional lifting/carrying of 5 pounds; visual acuity, speech, and hearing; hand and eye coordination and manual dexterity necessary to operate a computer keyboard and basic office equipment.  Subject to sitting, standing, reaching, walking, twisting, and kneeling to perform the essential functions.  Working conditions are primarily inside an office or courtroom environment.
    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
    • Knowledge of Civil and Criminal Law.
    • Knowledge of Civil Rules and procedures of County, District, and Federal Court Systems.
    • Skill in researching and analyzing legal problems.
    • Ability to strategize and maintain effective relationships with other attorneys and City staff.
    • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing.
    • Ability to supervise and train.
  • Thursday, March 05, 2020 3:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Part-time Associate Attorney, Trademark

    Seeking trademark attorney with a minimum of 4 years of experience prosecuting trademarks to join our virtual firm. This is a part-time position, working irregular number of hours on an as needed basis. I anticipate an average of 40-60 hours monthly to start, with gradually increasing workload. Texas license preferred. Physical location does not matter (but must be in the U.S.).

    Characteristics

    This person must pay close attention to detail and accuracy and be organized, analytical, and goal-oriented. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who wants the resources and support of an established trademark practice but doesn’t like going into an office every day; who wants to work in a professional setting without the constraints of a traditional law firm; and who enjoys working with clients but prefers to work from home.

    Work Subject Matter

    This person will prepare and prosecute federal trademark applications, including working with clients to determine the best strategy for their needs, assessing availability searches, and responding to Office Actions. They will also assist with TTAB cases when the need arises.

    Work Environment

    We are an extremely client-oriented firm. Due to our virtual nature, excellent communication and organization skills are a necessity, as well as the desire to work as part of a remote team. In addition to myself, our primary team member is our admin assistant, who is also a certified trademark paralegal. We work with a network of other attorneys and professionals as required.

    Hours and Compensation

    Compensation will be on an hourly basis, rate based on experience, for both client-billed time and time spent on tasks in support of the firm, such as team meetings. No benefits, but I try to be generous with end-of-year bonuses!

    Information and Applications

    For more information, see www.gretchenmccordlaw.com.

    Please email cover letter, resume with Bar number, and contact information for 3 references to gretchen@gretchenmccordlaw.com and admin@gretchenmccordlaw.com.


  • Friday, February 28, 2020 2:37 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Family Law /Civil Law

    Civil Attorney

    Job Title: Family/Civil Staff Attorney  (Licensed in Texas in good standing)

    Department:  Caritas Legal Services                     FLSA Status:  Exempt (FT)          

    Job Summary:

    The Civil Law Attorney is responsible for managing the Civil Department while providing legal services to potential clients in Family and other civil matters. The Staff Attorney will be responsible for legal staff caseload and complying with agency and grants measurable.  Staff Attorney will assist in outreach and in legal clinics.

    Essential Job Function:

     Will provide legal consultation and representation in the areas of family law and other civil law matters.

    • Will assess and determine if Caritas Legal Service is able to provide representation.
    • Attend all hearings and court proceedings with clients.
    • Participate in Caritas Legal Services sponsored functions or fundraising events.
    • Maintain client contact
    • Prepare necessary pleadings, discovery and legal documents.
    • Appear in court and represent clients for any relevant hearings, motions or trials.
    • Complete demographics/client count.
    • Adhere to agency policies and procedures.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

     Knowledge and experience in the areas of family law and other civil law matters.

    • Computer skills including experience with Microsoft Office suite.
    • Ability to establish priorities and work independently and be a self-motivator.
    • Ability to maintain high levels of confidentiality and professionalism.
    • Bilingual in Spanish is preferred.

    Work Conditions:

     Ability to work under pressure and meet organizational deadlines.

    • Ability to travel within the Archdiocese when necessary for outreach and client representation.
    • Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. with occasional outreach events on the weekend.
    • Mostly sedentary with light walking 50% of the time
    • Must be able to bend, stoop, light lifting
    • Must have personal, reliable transportation, clean driving record and current vehicle liability insurance
    • Must be able to lift a minimum of 10-15 lbs.

    Credentials and Experience:

     Texas licensed attorney in good standing with the Bar

    • Pass criminal background check
    • Bilingual in Spanish preferred

    Work Environment:

    In performing the duties to this position, the employee must be able to have sufficient bodily mobility to accomplish essential functions of job.  Requires bending, stooping, stretching, and some lifting.  Must have fine motor skills to perform typing and writing of reports, etc.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

    Additional Requirements

    The Staff Attorney agrees to read, comply with and sign the employee handbook and all policies and procedures within.


  • Friday, February 28, 2020 2:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Job Summary:

    Senior Corporate Counsel - Employment                                                                                  

     Responsibilities:

    ·         Provides legal advice and counsel to human resources, business clients and executives on all aspects of employment law, including discrimination, harassment, wage and hour laws, family and medical leave laws, employment contracts, restrictive covenants, and employee privacy. 

    ·         Manages litigation matters in administrative agencies, courts and arbitration.  

    ·         Oversees the drafting of executive and talent employment and separation agreements, and provides advice regarding those agreements.  

    ·         Assists with in-house development of processes and policies to handle current and potential employment law issues.

    Qualifications: 

    ·         Minimum of 5-7 years of employment law experience in top law firm and/or working as an in-house lawyer is required. 

    ·         Possess and demonstrate excellent organizational, interpersonal, facilitation, oral and written communication skills.  

    ·         Ability to work efficiently under minimal supervision, independently and/or as a member of a project team.  

    ·         Ability to multitask and to prioritize workload under tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment. 

    ·         Must be detailed oriented – with strong attention to accuracy and problem solving.  “Following-up until resolved” skills a must.

    Education: 

    ·         Bachelor’s degree from a top quality, nationally recognized college or university. 

    ·         Juris Doctorate degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association. 

    ·         Licensed member of a state bar in good standing.                                                                                       

    Location

    San Antonio, TX: 20880 Stone Oak Parkway, 78258                                                                                        

    Position Type                                                                                             

    Regular                                                                                     

    The Company is an equal opportunity employer and will not tolerate discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, ethnicity, national origin, marital status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected classification or status.


  • Wednesday, January 22, 2020 3:23 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Assistant Director and Senior Specialist, American Law Division

    Open: 1/10/2020 – 2/7/2020

    Salary: $131,239 to $197,300 per year

    The Congressional Research Service (CRS) seeks a senior manager to lead its American Law Division (ALD), one of CRS’ five research divisions. CRS provides objective, nonpartisan, and authoritative legislative research, analysis, and consultative support exclusively to the U.S. Congress.

    This position serves as head of the American Law Division, a major CRS research division. In this capacity, and reporting directly to the Director of CRS, the Assistant Director leads, plans, directs, and evaluates the work of a team of attorneys in its production of written products and consulting services in support of the U.S. Congress.  Working directly with congressional committees and Members of the House and Senate, ALD attorneys contribute to an informed national legislature as it considers legal and policy issues of importance to the American people.  Areas of research, analysis, and consultative support include all facets of law in the United States, including administrative, business, civil rights, constitutional, energy, environmental, health, immigration, intellectual property, international, labor, military, national security, procurement, tax and trade law.  The Assistant Director ensures that both written and consulting work is of the highest quality and consistently meets the Service’s standards of objectivity, nonpartisanship, balance, timeliness, legislative relevance, authoritativeness, and accessibility. 

    The Assistant Director leads implementation of the Service’s agenda for legal issues within the division’s areas of responsibility, including approaches, frameworks, and methodologies for addressing policy and legislative issues. This includes demonstrating personal intellectual leadership in monitoring congressional needs in the policy areas for which the Assistant Director has direct management responsibility and assuring access to the intellectual capacity needed to meet the current and changing needs of the United States Congress at a sustained level of excellence. This also includes exercising overall responsibility and delegated authority for the oversight and management of the division’s human, financial, material, and information research assets, including a staff of approximately 70 employees. In performing these activities, the Assistant Director is responsible for ensuring that the research, analytical, and consulting activities of the division are fully aligned with the legislative needs of Congress and with the priorities, goals, and policies of CRS for meeting those needs.

    The Assistant Director also serves as one of the chief advisors to the Director, counseling the Director on all aspects of the research management and operations of CRS and recommending specific policies and procedures for improving the Service’s overall quality, efficiency, and effectiveness. The Assistant Director serves as a member of the Director’s senior management team and serves as a principal CRS representative to Members, committees, and officers of the United States Congress.

    CRS is fully committed to workforce diversity. Interested applicants must apply online https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/556274200.

  • Wednesday, January 22, 2020 3:08 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Job Title: Sr. Trial Attorney - San Antonio, TX

    Where good people build rewarding careers.

    Think that working in the insurance field can’t be exciting, rewarding and challenging? Think again. You’ll help us

    reinvent protection and retirement to improve customers’ lives. We’ll help you make an impact with our training

    and mentoring offerings. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to expand and apply your skills in ways you never

    thought possible. And you’ll have fun doing it. Join a company of individuals with hopes, plans and passions, all

    using and developing our talents for good, at work and in life.

    Job Description

    Represent clients who are customers of Allstate Insurance Company, Encompass, and Esurance (“the Company”) in the defense of bodily injury liability and property damage liability lawsuits. Represent the Company in the defense of certain uninsured/underinsured motorist claims. The Trial Attorney will conduct examinations under oath of claimants asserting claims against the Company under their insurance policies and, acquire broad knowledge of the Company, your business area’s processes and procedures as well as best practices. The Trial Attorney will be primarily responsible for managing your assigned cases by acquiring, compiling and integrating case-related information and legal research, developing and implementing litigation strategies in cooperation with your clients and claims personnel, developing and implementing litigation tactics to obtain prompt resolution of claims, and achieving team objectives.

    The Qualifications

    Juris Doctorate and member in good standing of state of practicing

    Up to 10 plus years of litigation and or subrogation experience, including 1st OR 2nd chair jury trial experience

    Insurance defense strongly preferred

    Computer proficiency with Microsoft Office, LexisNexis (preferred), and the internet

    Ability to work well with others on a team of attorneys, paralegals, administrative assistants, supervised by

    Lead Counsel

    Must be able to handle a heavy caseload

    Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills are key to working with a variety of internal and external contacts as well as for preparing reports, pleadings, and correspondence, collaborating with others, etc.

    You will work independently as well as part of a cohesive team.

    Periodically lifting in excess of 20 pounds throughout the day, depending on court matters being handled.

    Attorneys are required to cover court matters for each other; attorneys have laptops;

    Bending to pick up the computer bag which sometimes is more than 20 pounds, entering and exiting a vehicle, maneuvering files and computer at security checkpoints,

    Turning and twisting at work;

    Driving at least 40-50 miles daily depending on the activities being covered, court, doctors’ depositions, discovery depositions, and case evaluations, etc.

    Sitting for pro-longed periods of time en route to court, in court or at court proceedings, depositions, etc.;

    Walking and rolling brief case with files from vehicle to the legal proceeding and/or deposition, and facilitations, etc.;

    Trial preparation could require lifting in excess 20 lbs. because of exhibits, materials, records from plaintiff, etc. These materials are printed for some proceedings

    Good Work. Good Life. Good Hands®.

    As a Fortune 100 company and industry leader, we provide a competitive salary – but that’s just the beginning.

    Our Total Rewards package also offers benefits like tuition assistance, medical and dental insurance, as well as a

    robust pension and 401(k). Plus, you’ll have access to a wide variety of programs to help you balance your work

    and personal life -- including a generous paid time off policy.

    Learn more about life at Allstate. Connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn or watch a video.

  • Thursday, January 09, 2020 8:59 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The City of Dallas is seeking qualified candidates for the City Attorney position. The City operates under a Council-Manager form of government with a Mayor and 14 Council Members.  The City Council appoints the City Attorney who provides legal counsel to the City Council, City officials, departments and employees on all legal matters involving the city government.  The City Attorney’s Office has 164 staff and requires a strong leader, skilled manager, and experienced administrator.  A bachelor's degree from an accredited college of law, plus a license to practice law in the State of Texas, is required. Candidates should have at least ten (10) years of senior legal administration experience in legal areas such as Appellate, Constitutional, Land Use/Zoning, Purchasing, Environmental, Open/Public Records, Contracts, and Labor/Employment Law, including litigation and transactional.  A strong candidate will have prior experience as a City Attorney or Assistant City Attorney in a large, complex organization or other significant and applicable public sector experience; OR have extensive experience managing a large private sector organization with a focus on municipal and civil law.  Salary and open, dependent upon qualifications.  Visit www.srnsearch.com to view a detailed description or apply.  Position is open until filled.  Questions regarding this recruitment may be directed to Ms. S. Renée Narloch, S. Renée Narloch & Associates, info@srnsearch.com or (850) 391-0000.  The City of Dallas is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Pursuant to Texas Open Records law, applications and resumes are subject to disclosure.


  • Wednesday, September 11, 2019 2:40 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani (GRSM), a National law firm, has an excellent opportunity for an experienced Attorney in the San Antonio/Bexar County Area, to work remotely in conjunction with our Dallas office.  Ideal candidates must have 3-5 years of civil litigation and/or employment law experience, strong written and verbal communication skills, as well as reliable research and analysis skills. Candidates must be licensed in Texas and be able to handle a case from inception with little or no supervision, while working remotely. Must be available to travel to Austin periodically as necessary.

    We offer a highly competitive salary and full benefits package.  For consideration, please submit cover letter, writing sample and resume by email to DFWRecruiting@grsm.com, with “San Antonio Attorney” - in the subject line.

    No recruiter or phone calls please.

    Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani is an equal opportunity employer: www.grsm.com


  • Tuesday, August 27, 2019 12:52 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Legislative Analyst

    Open & Closing Dates: 08/19/2019 to 09/10/2019

    Salary: $83,398 to $108,422 per year

     

    The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Office of Congressional Information and Publishing (CIP) is seeking a Legislative Analyst to join its Legislative Analysis and Information Section (LAIS). The Legislative Analyst contributes to the Office of Congressional Information and Publishing’s mandate to produce legislative information for the United States Congress.

    The Legislative Analyst applies extensive specialized knowledge in one or more subject fields (e.g., criminal law, environmental law and regulation, international law, etc.) and comprehensive knowledge of the operations, rules, procedures, and organization of the United States Congress to the analysis of Federal legislation; and writes official digests and other authoritative summaries of Federal legislation in one or more subject fields (e.g., criminal law, environmental law and regulation, international law, etc.). These digests/summaries are mandated by statute and are utilized as authoritative resources by lawmakers, policymakers, academics, and members of the public who are seeking accurate, objective descriptions of both new and amended Federal legislation; and consults with congressional staff and committees to assess and review new or unusual circumstances, variations in approach, and incomplete or conflicting information encountered during the process of digesting Federal legislation.

    Drawing on his/her knowledge of the Federal legislative process as well as knowledge of specific subject fields (e.g., criminal law, environmental law and regulation, international law, etc.), the Legislative Analyst will analyze newly-introduced and amended Federal legislation to determine the legislation's meaning, intent, and impact on existing law; prepare official digests and other summaries and abstracts of Federal legislation; communicate and collaborate with the CRS research community to ensure integration of legislative analysis and research products; consult with congressional staff and committees to resolve questions regarding legislative intent and/or errors or omissions in legislative drafting; combine expert knowledge of one or more legislative subject areas with knowledge of new methods for organizing, accessing, and disseminating information to create and maintain innovative products and services; and analyze gaps in the congressional information services, evaluate new options, and make recommendations. The Legislative Analyst performs this work in an online environment.

    The Office of Congressional Information and Publishing is the organization within CRS and the Library of Congress that produces legislative information for the United States Congress that is considered to be authoritative for Federal legislation:  it is consulted widely by lawmakers, policymakers, academics, and members of the public who are seeking accurate, objective information on both new and amended Federal legislation.

    CRS is fully committed to workforce diversity. Interested applicants must apply online https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/543033400


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Senior Counsel - Insurance Defense Litigation - San Antonio 

Travelers is one of the leading insurance companies in the United States.  Our superior financial strength and consistent record of strong operating returns mean security for our customers - and opportunities for our employees.  You will find Travelers to be full of energy, and a workplace in which you truly can make a difference.

Our San Antonio Staff Counsel (in-house) law office is seeking an experienced trial attorney to manage primarily complex litigation for cases involving general liability, auto liability, products liability, and premise liability matters.  Must demonstrate strong knowledge of jurisdictions in the San Antonio and Austin areas, and possess strategic, proactive, client-centric case handling behaviors and practices. 

For a more complete description of this position and to indicate your interest and apply, please visit the Careers section of our website at www.travelers.com and reference Job Opening ID 6393BR.

 

Travelers is an equal opportunity employer.  We actively promote a drug-free workplace.



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