Health & Human Services Comm

Full-Time

Mid Level

Austin, TX, USA

Not defined

02 Jun → 02 Jul

Job Description

The Attorney I position is responsible for a case load of 15-25 moderately complex cases. The attorney will assist with the development of audits and investigations. Once the file moves into the litigation phase, the Attorney I will be responsible for all aspects of prosecuting the case. These activities include, but are not limited to preparation of pleadings, written discovery, motions, trial briefs and necessary orders. The attorney will also take and defend depositions and assume first chair trial responsibilities. The attorney will be responsible for coordination of the trial team which generally will be composed of a legal assistant and a second chair attorney. The trial phase may also include mediation and/or informal resolution conferences. The attorney will be required to keep management advised of all aspects of the case. In addition to these duties, the Attorney I will provide research and assistance in other areas as assigned and as needed.

Job Responsibilities

  • Case evaluation, assessment, and preparation for litigation while keeping the options open to explore settlement. (50%)
  • Litigate matters before SOAH or the HHSC Appeals Division, including draft pleadings, written discovery, depositions, witness preparation, and hearings. (15%)
  • Resolving matters by agreement via IRMs or mediation. (10%)
  • Assist with the development of audits and investigations. (10%)
  • General legal research. (10%)
  • Performs other duties as assigned. Keeps manager informed as required or as necessary. (5%)

Requirements / Qualifications

  • Skilled in legal research, writing and analysis.

  • Skilled in handling multiple projects and meeting tight deadlines.

  • Skilled in demonstrating sound judgment.

  • Knowledge of Administrative Procedures Act.

  • Skilled in identifying problems, evaluating alternatives, and implementing solutions.

  • Skilled in working collaboratively and cooperatively with client representatives, other government employees, and stakeholder groups.

  • Ability to organize and manage multiple tasks of varying priorities and to make efficient use of time and resources.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of audiences both verbally and in writing.

  • Ability to maintain effective and collegial relations with all levels of management, staff and the public.

  • Ability to analyze complex factual and legal issues related to a wide variety of federal and state laws.

  • Ability to use computer applications and databases related to essential functions of the job, including computer-assisted legal research, word processing software, and the Internet.

  • Must be a member in good standing with the State Bar of Texas.

  • Graduation from an accredited law school with a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) or a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree.

  • Licensed attorney with 0-2 years of experience and in good standing with the State Bar of Texas.

  • Judicial internship, mock trial, moot court, or similar law school advocacy preferred.

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