Assistant District Attorney

The Dallas County District Attorney’s Office is seeking experienced attorneys, who desire to make child welfare civil litigation their long-term career path, for a position in its Juvenile Division. The Child Welfare attorneys in the Juvenile Division represent governmental agencies in civil litigation in termination of parental rights and related suits affecting the parent child relationship.

Position:        Assistant District Attorney – III /Assistant District Attorney - IV

Duties:           Representing CPS and Department of Investigations workers in court hearings; managing cases from filing through trial, handling intake duties; research, filing and arguing pretrial and trial motions, preparing discovery and defending and prosecuting discovery motions; analyzing, preparing and trying hearings before the court and trials by jury; providing assistance to trial prosecutors and intake attorneys; advising governmental entities regarding litigation related issues; and miscellaneous other litigation related duties.

Qualifications:         Current license to practice law in the State of Texas; member in good standing with the State Bar of Texas; a minimum of six months of experience practicing law; and must pass background check and drug test.

Preferences:            Candidates should have strong knowledge of the Texas Code of Civil Procedure, strong trial advocacy skills, legal research and writing, and organizational skills; and experience trying civil cases.  Candidates with child welfare experience, knowledge of the Texas Family Code, and experience in jury trials is preferred. 

Annual Salary Range:        $74,143.88 – 83,700.22; $82,747.20 – 99, 256.75 (commensurate with job title, qualifications and experience) plus benefits.

Submit via email a resume with cover letter and best way to contact you to:

Rhonda Hunter,  Juvenile Division Chief
Dallas County District Attorney’s Office
2600 Lone Star Drive, LB 22, Henry Wade Courts Building
Dallas, Texas 75212