Website El Paso County
The Eighth Court of Appeals, El Paso, Texas, is now accepting applications for a full-time staff attorney. A staff attorney’s primary duties are to assist the Court by providing legal research, legal analysis, and written product that includes draft opinions, as well as performing related tasks like reviewing appellate motions and records. A staff attorney may also be called upon to attend oral arguments, keep abreast of current developments in the law, and assist the Court with administrative duties.
- Reviews and screens original proceedings and motions for the purpose of making recommendations on their disposition, and prepares drafts of proposed opinions, judgments or orders, as appropriate.
- Reviews proposed draft opinions, reports, papers or other court records prepared by the legal staff for clarity, completeness, accuracy, and conformance with policies of the Court.
- Reviews pre- and post-submission motions, makes recommendations on their disposition, and draft proposed opinions or orders, as appropriate.
- Advises the assigned justice, the administrative staff and other legal staff members regarding appellate, procedural, and substantive legal issues upon request, or as necessary.
- Prepares pre-submission memoranda, proposed draft opinions, judgments, and orders in civil and criminal appeals and/or original proceedings.
- Interprets substantive and procedural law and rules.
- Participates in pre- and post-submission case conferences, presents analysis of issues and leads discussion.
- Within the assigned judicial chambers, reviews and edits work of law clerks and other staff when requested.
- Conducts initial screening of appeals for jurisdictional deficiencies and procedural compliance.
- Attends and evaluates the presentation of oral argument.;
- Writes technical, informative, or operational reports and papers, or works on special projects on behalf of the chief justice.
- Maintains current digest of significant decisions and often-used legal standards.
- performance and prepare activity reports.
- Reviews, critiques and directs the work product of research and law clerks and other legal staff when requested.
- Supervises and coordinates activities of legal staff.
- Compiles and analyzes data for the chief justice on court activity to monitor management
- Plans, conducts and/or arranges indoctrination and training of legal staff.
- Reviews court workload, schedules, personnel assignments, status of ongoing work, projects, and available personnel for work assignments in order to plan the activities of the Court.
Company: El Paso County
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Location: El Paso, TX, US
Application Deadline: N/A