Prepares for and attends arraignments, pretrial hearings, probable cause hearings, revocation hearings, jury selection, and other proceedings.
Negotiates pleas with defense attorneys.
Prepares and litigates civil and criminal cases; makes non-trial court appearances.
Advises law enforcement officers and County elected and appointed officials on various legal issues.
Responds to inquiries from the public regarding legal matters.
Attends meetings and training sessions; performs other duties, as assigned.
Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:
Knowledge of federal and state laws, regulations, and precedents; knowledge of legal procedures and the methods and practices of pleading cases.
Ability to understand and interpret statutes, constitutional provisions, and administrative regulations; ability to effectively prepare and litigate cases in court; ability to work effectively with members of the legal profession, law enforcement personnel, co-workers and county department representatives, and the public.
Skill in oral and written communication.
Physical Requirements and Work Setting:
Works in a well-lighted, air-conditioned environment; prolonged periods of sitting and periodic walking, standing, bending, and reaching; occasional lifting up to 15 lbs; visual acuity, hearing ability, and manual dexterity required.
Education and/or Experience Required:
Juris Doctor degree from an accredited school of law.
Certificates and Licenses:
License to practice law in the State of Texas.
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