The Dallas City Attorney's Office regularly seeks outstanding legal secretaries, legal assistants, other support staff, and licensed attorneys for its exciting and challenging law practice. The following opportunities are available at this moment:

Licensed Attorney Positions

 

Assistant City Attorney - Chief Of Municipal Prosecution

The Dallas City Attorney’s Office is seeking a Chief Prosecutor for its Prosecution Section. The Prosecution Section prosecutes violations of the Dallas City Code, Texas Transportation Code, Texas Penal Code, Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code, Texas Health and Safety Code, Texas Water Code, and Texas Education Code.  The section includes the domestic violence, health and environmental, animal, and juvenile units. The section also represents the City of Dallas in civil adjudications and civil appeals to the municipal court.


The Chief Prosecutor will supervise a staff of 24 employees, including 16 prosecutors and an Assistant Chief Prosecutor.  The Chief Prosecutor must work closely with other city departments to ensure effective prosecution of municipal ordinances and other Class C misdemeanors.


The successful candidate must have strong leadership skills, experience prosecuting criminal cases, and experience supervising a legal staff.  The candidate also should possess excellent oral and written communication skills.  Prior civil litigation and/or municipal court experience is a plus.  Salary depends on qualifications + city benefits.  Closing date: December 12, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.


Send resume to:
Tamera Tignor
Dallas City Attorney's Office
1500 Marilla, Room 7CN
Dallas, TX 75201
E-mail resume to tamera.tignor@dallascityhall.com (preferred method) or Fax resume to 214-670-0622

No phone inquiries, please.

 

Assistant City Attorney - Prosecution Section


The Dallas City Attorney’s Office is seeking energetic attorneys for its municipal prosecution section.  Each applicant must have an interest in criminal prosecution, be a self-starter, hardworking, prompt, organized, and possess the ability to manage a fast paced court docket each day.


Duties include prosecuting city ordinance offenses, Texas Transportation Code offenses and Texas Penal Code Class “C” misdemeanor offenses in Dallas Municipal Court.  Duties also include court preparation, researching relevant case law, arguing, filing and responding to motions filed with the court and occasional minor appellate work.


Applicants must be licensed to practice law in the State of Texas and have at least one year of experience as a practicing attorney.  Applicants must also possess excellent oral and written communication skills. Salary is $57,435 plus benefits.  The position will remain open until filled.


Send resume to:
Tamera Tignor
Dallas City Attorney's Office
1500 Marilla, Room 7CN
Dallas, TX 75201
Fax resume to 214-670-0622 or email resume to tamera.tignor@dallascityhall.com

No phone inquiries, please

 

Assistant City Attorney / Municipal-Regulatory Section

The General Counsel Division of the Dallas City Attorney’s Office is seeking an energetic, self-motivated attorney licensed to practice in Texas and in good standing with the Texas Bar to fill a full-time position in the Municipal-Regulatory Section. Applicants must have one to three years’ relevant experience in zoning, land use, ethics, and open meetings, as well as in drafting ordinances and representing boards and commission. Applicants must also have excellent research and oral and written communication skills.


The general counsel practice in the Municipal-Regulatory Section is diverse and will include representing boards and commissions, such as the city plan commission, board of adjustment, landmark commission, zoning ordinance advisory committee, permit license and appeal board, and ethics advisory commission; drafting ethics and other legal opinions; drafting ordinances relating to land use/zoning and other regulatory matters; and providing legal advice and assistance to city officials, city management, the city secretary, and other city departments.  The position does not involve litigation, though the successful applicant will occasionally work with and advise litigators on matters.


Salary is commensurate with experience. The City’s comprehensive benefits package comes with the position. Information about the Dallas City Attorney’s Office is available at www.dallascityattorney.org. Compensation is commensurate with experience.


An attorney position with the City Attorney's Office is exempt from the provisions applicable to the civil service, pursuant to Chapter XVI, of the Dallas City Charter.
Interested applicants must send a resume, writing sample of not more than ten pages, and three references to:
Tamera Tignor,
Dallas City Attorney's Office
1500 Marilla, Room 7DN
Dallas, TX 75201
tamera.tignor@dallascityhall.com

Assistant City Attorney / Eminent Domain

Seeking an energetic, self-motivated litigator with at least two years eminent domain experience strongly preferred to fill a full-time civil litigation position in the General Litigation Section of the Dallas City Attorney's Office.

The attorney will mostly handle eminent domain cases from inception through any appeal, either assisting other lawyers or serving as lead counsel depending on experience, complexity of the matter, and needs of the office. In addition, the attorney would be involved in advising client departments, city management, and the City Council on related issues. The successful applicant may be assigned additional civil litigation matters and other legal and administrative tasks as well.

The successful applicant will be required to take day trips within the North Texas region at times. In rare instances, overnight travel may be necessary for multi-day proceedings in counties outside the DFW Metroplex.

The successful applicant would be an important and valued member of a collegial team of experienced and dedicated litigators, paralegals, and legal secretaries who serve the public interest. Details concerning the Dallas City Attorney’s Office practice and people are available at www.dallascityattorney.com.

This position with the City Attorney's Office is exempt from the provisions applicable to the civil service, pursuant to Chapter XVI, of the Dallas City Charter. However, standard health insurance, pension, vacation, sick leave and other standard benefits come with the position. Salary commensurate with experience.
THE CITY OF DALLAS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.
Position open until filled, but intent is to fill in time for the for successful applicant to start soon after January 1, 2015.
Information about the Dallas City Attorney's Office is available at www.dallascityattorney.org

Job Requirements
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Education, training, experience:

Applicants preferably will have at least two years of experience handling Texas eminent domain matters and experience in Texas state court litigation generally. They must possess excellent oral and written communication skills and the desire and ability to learn eminent domain law and civil litigation. Applicants also must have a license to practice law in Texas and be in good standing with the State Bar of Texas.

Contact info.

To apply, please send resume, a writing sample of no more than 20 pages with explanation of the extent of the applicant's contribution to the sample, a brief description of the applicant's role in at least one lawsuit, and three references, to:

Tamera Tignor
Dallas City Attorney's Office
1500 Marilla, Room 7DN
Dallas, TX 75201
tamera.tignor@dallascityhall.com
No telephone inquiries, please. (required if 'Yes')

Assistant City Attorney / Civil Litigator LII

Job description:
Seeking energetic, self-motivating litigator with a minimum of one year relevant experience to fill a full-time civil litigation position in the General Litigation Section. Applicants must have experience in federal or Texas state court civil litigation, preferably at least one year experience in both federal and state litigation, and must possess excellent oral and written communication skills. The attorney must have a license to practice law in Texas and it must be in good standing with the Texas Bar.


Practice will be diverse, including defense of contract and civil rights claims, and litigation involving financial disputes, public utility regulation, ordinance enforcement, federal administrative and court regulatory disputes, environmental law, open records, open meetings, and eminent domain, zoning, and other land use cases. In addition to defense work, the successful applicant would be responsible for responding on behalf of the City to subpoenas and other discovery process and litigating discovery disputes, and could be assigned to review and adjudicate administrative claims against the City, and to work on affirmative litigation cases including claims based on contracts, utility tariffs, tort, statutes and ordinances, franchises, and other legal theories.


The attorney would also work on briefing and eventually arguing appeals in cases that the attorney handled, working with the City Attorney's Office Appellate Coordinator.


These subjects do not fully encompass the potential for a challenging and varied practice that this position would provide. The attorney would have an immediate opportunity to assist first-chair lawyers in complex and high-stakes federal and state cases, prepare and conduct deposition and other discovery, defend depositions, and respond to adverse parties' discovery requests. The attorney would frequently consult with city staff and transactional attorneys and non-attorney city staff in formulating policies with a view to minimizing litigation exposure. In addition, the attorney would advise and assist the City Attorney, City management, and the City Council on legal issues. Other duties would also be assigned.


The successful applicant would, in addition to handling their own caseload, work closely with experienced litigators on sophisticated and complex matters with a view to mastering the litigation process inside the courtroom and out, and first-chairing cases as soon as the applicant proves his or her ability and subject to the needs of the office . This is an excellent opportunity for a big-firm litigator who wants immediate and intense courtroom experience in a premier government legal office, which frequently handles cases of state-wide and national import, without the pressure of billing long hours. The attorney would be an important and valued member of a collegial team of experienced and dedicated litigators who serve the public interest.


Details concerning the Dallas City Attorney’s Office practice and people are available at www.dallascityattorney.org. Compensation is commensurate with experience. The position comes with standard city benefits. The position will remain open until filled.
Employment for this position will not commence until January 2015.


This position with the City Attorney's Office is exempt from the provisions applicable to the civil service, pursuant to Chapter XVI, of the Dallas City Charter. However, standard health insurance, pension, vacation, sick leave and other standard benefits come with the position. Salary commensurate with experience.


THE CITY OF DALLAS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.
Position open until filled, but intent is to fill in time for the for successful applicant to start soon after January 1, 2015.
Information about the Dallas City Attorney's Office is available at www.dallascityattorney.org

Job Requirements
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Education, training, experience:

At least one year experience e in federal or Texas state court civil litigation, preferably at least one year experience in both federal and state litigation, and must possess excellent oral and written communication skills. The attorney must have a license to practice law in Texas and it must be in good standing with the Texas Bar
Contact info.

To apply, please send resume, a writing sample of no more than 20 pages with explanation of the extent of the applicant's contribution to the sample, a brief description of the applicant's role in at least one lawsuit, and three references, to:

Tamera Tignor
Dallas City Attorney's Office
1500 Marilla, Room 7DN
Dallas, TX 75201
tamera.tignor@dallascityhall.com
No telephone inquiries, please

Legal Assistant Positions


Paralegal / General Litigation

Job description:

The General Litigation Section of the Dallas City Attorney's Office is seeking a paralegal to handle all legal matters as assigned under attorney supervision with particular emphasis on eminent domain cases. Other legal matters include, without limitation, assisting other General Litigation paralegals and attorneys when needed for trial preparation and other major or unforeseen tasks, or when colleagues are out of the office. This position will have primary responsibility under attorney supervision for seeing that all eminent domain cases authorized by the Dallas City Council are properly noticed and prepared for alternative dispute resolution, special commissioners and trial proceedings, witnesses are coordinated, exhibits prepared and available, discovery propounded and responded to, correspondence prepared and answered, and cases monitored to ensure follow up consistent with the instructions from the attorney. Position is responsible for researching and locating persons with potential interests in properties to be acquired, ascertaining structure and ownership of business and other entities, recording legal instruments, and other matters involving familiarity with and use of public records.

Under attorney supervision the successful candidate also will be responsible for performing assigned tasks in strict compliance with ethical standards and applicable laws and rules pertaining to eminent domain and civil litigation.

This position with the City Attorney's Office is exempt from the provisions applicable to the civil service, pursuant to Chapter XVI, §9 of the Dallas City Charter. THE CITY OF DALLAS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.
Position open until filled, but intent is for successful applicant to start soon after January 1, 2015.

Information about the Dallas City Attorney's Office is available at www.dallascityattorney.org

Job Requirements
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Education, training, experience:

Successful candidate must be able to fully support litigation matters including drafting pleadings, maintaining litigation; arranging for service of process and hearings, and aiding attorney in discovery, hearing and trial preparation, as well as appeals. The successful candidate must also be highly organized, persistent, tenacious, detail-oriented, self-motivated, able to work under deadlines, and able to multi-task. At least two years of experience in eminent domain litigation, or similar practice and proficiency in using Word, Outlook, Excel, Westlaw, Lexis, PACER, Summation, Clearwell, and other federal, state, and local government online databases, as well as efiling in state and federal courts will be highly preferred. High school graduation required. Associates degree in subject related to legal work and paralegal certification preferred.

Apply by Contact Information:
Contact info.


Tamera Tignor
Office of the Dallas City Attorney
1500 Marilla, Suite 7DN
Dallas, Texas 75201
Tamera.tignor@dallascityhall.com

Email preferred method of application
No Phone Calls Please

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