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 / 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, Management Assistant
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 inquires, please

 

Assistant City Attorney / Community Prosecution

Seeking energetic, highly-organized attorney licensed in Texas with a minimum of 2 years legal experience to fill a full-time Community Prosecutor position. A community prosecutor is a neighborhood-based attorney who works in an assigned police division and partners with code compliance officers, law enforcement officials, community stakeholders, and public and private organizations to proactively improve public safety and enhance neighborhood quality of life.

Duties include: Work with an assigned code officer to develop innovative, proactive strategies for abating Dallas City Code violations at nuisance properties. Partner with law enforcement, city departments and neighborhood organizations to prevent Part I, Part II and quality of life crime in the assigned police division. File civil lawsuits against noncompliant property owners who fail to maintain minimum housing standards, comply with land use regulations or take reasonable measures to abate crime. Prosecute Class C misdemeanor offenses in municipal and community court and partner with county and federal prosecutors to prosecute higher level offenses. Lead and/or participate in neighborhood association/crime watch meetings and develop replicable initiatives that improve neighborhood quality of life.

Applicant must possess knowledge of civil litigation as well as criminal law and procedure. Strong legal research skills are a plus. Serious applicants must possess excellent oral and written communication skills, display good judgment and be strategic problem-solvers. In addition to a resume and cover letter, please send a one page narrative describing your leadership and public service experience to:

 

Tamera Tignor, Management Assistant
Dallas City Attorney's Office
1500 Marilla, Room 7DN
Dallas, TX 75201
tamera.tignor@dallascityhall.com

No phone inquires.

 

Assistant City Attorney / Code Compliance

Seeking energetic, self-motivated attorney with a minimum of 2 years of civil litigation experience in Texas state courts to fill a full-time civil litigation position in the Code Compliance Section of the Dallas City Attorney’s Office.  Practice will focus on compliance with minimum housing standards, zoning, environmental, Fair Housing, sexually oriented business, massage establishment, and/or criminal nuisance laws. The attorney will have an immediate opportunity to first-chair state and federal court cases and represent the City before various city boards and commissions.  The attorney frequently will consult with city staff and transactional attorneys in formulating policies and strategies to address compliance issues.

This is an exciting, challenging, and fulfilling position for a litigator interested in representing the public and an excellent opportunity for an attorney who wants immediate and intense first-chair state and federal courtroom experience in a premier government legal office without the pressure of billing long hours. Details concerning the Dallas City Attorney’s Office are available at www.dallascityattorney.com.

Applicants must possess a Texas law license and excellent oral and written communication skills. 

Salary commensurate with experience.  The City’s comprehensive benefits package comes with the position.  This position is exempt from the provisions applicable to the civil service, pursuant to Chapter XVI, §9 of the Dallas City Charter. 


Send resume, including a writing sample of no more than 20 pages with explanation of extent of applicant’s contribution to the sample, a brief description of the applicant’s role in three lawsuits, and three references, to:

Tamera Tignor, Management Assistant
Dallas City Attorney's Office
1500 Marilla, Room 7DN
Dallas, TX 75201
tamera.tignor@dallascityhall.com

 

 

Legal Assistant Positions

 

Paralegal / General Counsel

The Dallas City Attorney’s Office is seeking a Paralegal for the General Counsel Division.  The General Counsel Division attorneys not only prepare all of the city’s contracts, ordinances, and real estate transaction documents, but also provide legal advice and counsel to the city council, city boards and commissions, and city staff.   Additionally, the General Counsel Division handles human resources-related matters such as employee benefits, retirement, and employee death compensation. 

This position involves supporting assistant city attorneys with all aspects of their legal work with an emphasis on legal research and legal document preparation.  Other duties include, but are not limited to, collecting and assembling information and documents from other government and private entities; assisting with open records requests; preparing contract packages; drafting legal memoranda and correspondence; and performing other duties as assigned.  This position also entails interaction and contact with city officials and staff, personnel of other municipalities and of the state and federal government, and members of the public.  Accordingly, the successful candidate should:
1.be proficient in Westlaw Next and/or Lexis Advance;
2.be proficient in Microsoft Office and Acrobat Professional and have experience using case management software;
3.be proficient in the drafting of legal memoranda, correspondence, and other written documents;
4.possess excellent personal interaction skills with the ability to work cooperatively with other employees, clients, and members of the public;
5.be knowledgeable of legal terminology, principles, procedures, and research methods;
6.be knowledgeable of and be able to follow governmental procurement policies and procedures;
7.be knowledgeable of real estate and/or zoning and planning documents and procedures;
8.be a self-starter, organized and able to work independently, where necessary, in order to complete a project; and
9.have at least three (3) years of experience as a Paralegal handling the preparation of contractual documents.  

The Dallas City Attorney’s Office offers competitive compensation, excellent benefits, and a collaborative work environment. The City Attorney’s Office is an equal opportunity employer.

Please apply via email, including your résumé, cover letter, at least three professional references, and a short writing sample (five pages or less) to tamera.tignor@dallascityhall.com (preferred method) or by mail to:


Ms. Tamera Tignor
Dallas City Attorney’s Office
1500 Marilla Street – 7DN
Dallas, TX 75201
Job Closes: Friday, July 10, 2014 No Phone Calls Please

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