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General Administrative Counsel - Bexar County Civil District Court

Tuesday, July 06, 2021 3:01 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


Grade: EX - 02

Job Type: Full-Time, Regular

Department:  Bexar County Civil District Courts

FLSA: Exempt

Civil Service Status: Excluded


Under policy direction, is responsible for managing the administrative and managerial non-judicial functions of the Civil District Courts; supervises non-judicial personnel in the Civil District Court Administration, Staff attorney’s Office, Children’s Court, Domestic Relations Office, Chief Trial Clerk’s Office, and Child Support Probation; provides legal advice to the District Judges; prepares judicial orders and documents; prepares and administers a multimillion dollar budget; and performs related duties as required The successful applicant for this position will begin on January 1, 2022.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Supervises employees who work directly or indirectly for the judiciary.

Oversees all case management operations

Represents the Civil District Court Judges in mandamus matters and supervises the Staff Attorneys’ Office on all legal matters pertaining to the Judges

Provides legal advice to the District Judges regarding their administrative functions as well as on case matters.

Supervises operating and contingency trial fund budget development and administration and authorizes expenditures

Assists in overseeing departments under the jurisdiction of the District Judges

Responsible for drafting and reviewing professional services contracts

Acts as liaison for Commissioners Court, Texas Legislature, local Bar, Criminal District Court Judges, Juvenile Court Judges, County Court Judges and visiting judges

Assists the Local Administrative Judge in the performance of the Judge’s duties which includes correspondence, preparation of orders, research, attendance at meetings, and other duties as directed

Releases official information to the news media

Performs related duties as required or assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Doctorate of Jurisprudence and five years operational or administrative experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience

Considerable knowledge of civil court procedures; considerable knowledge of court case management.

Skill in supervising professional and clerical employees; skill in managing multiple projects simultaneously; skill in communicating effectively with diverse groups of individuals utilizing tact and diplomacy; skill in preparing and administering budgets

Ability to adjust to rapidly fluctuating situations; ability to operate a personal computer and basic office equipment; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, co-workers, County employees, Department Heads, Elected/Appointed Officials, outside organizations, attorneys, the news media and the public

Must be licensed by the State of Texas to practice law

Must secure and maintain a favorable background investigation and clearance

Must clear a pre-employment physical and a pre-employment drug screen test

Salary range:

$ 98,760 -172,824

Applicants should send their resumes with a cover letter to Dinah Gaines, General Administrative Counsel, Bexar County Civil District Courts, at dinah.gaines@bexar.org. The deadline to apply is July 23, 2021, at 5:00 p.m.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. Candidates whose disabilities make them unable to meet these requirements will still be considered qualified if they can perform the Essential Functions of the job with reasonable accommodation.

Bexar County Women's Bar Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 

Bexar County Women's Bar Association is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization.

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