Resource Attorney Job Opening

5 Jul 2022 9:41 AM | Lucy Cain (Administrator)
Position Description

Resource Attorneys will be primary liaisons between the MAC Office and individual courts. Resource Attorneys  will be responsible for managing assignments of attorneys deemed eligible to accept misdemeanor appointments, review of their financial vouchers, monitoring adherence to time standards for case processing, and assistance with problem resolution in discovery, litigation, or trial issues. 

The Resource Attorney will be one of four, providing a ratio of one resource attorney in direct management of teams of attorneys from the MAC appointment list. They will do conflict resolution on behalf of attorneys between clients, prosecutors, or judges should they arise. Resource attorneys will be available to sit with attorneys as first or second chair counsel if necessary. Resource Attorneys  will be responsible for monitoring and maintaining legal resources made available through the MAC for attorneys in their work of appointed cases only. Resource Attorneys will assist both the Misdemeanor Division Chief & Training Director with training duties as needed and Deputy Director with operational duties as needed. 

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Manages assignments of attorneys deemed eligible to accept misdemeanor appointments.
  • Reviews financial claims and adherences to time standards for case processing.
  • Manages problem resolution in discovery, litigation, or trial issues as well as conflict resolution on behalf of the court appointed attorneys between clients, prosecutors, or judges should they arise.
  • Monitors and maintains legal resources made available through the MAC.
  • Assists Misdemeanor Division Chief & Training Director & Deputy Director with training and operational duties as needed.
  • Possesses a solid understanding of Texas criminal law, procedure, and evidence.
  • Manages and teaches other attorneys; practices law in a large institutional environment. 
  • Displays deep knowledge of trial skills as well as the ability to teach them. 


Harris County is an Equal Opportunity Employer
  https://hrrm.harriscountytx.gov/Pages/EqualEmploymentOpportunityPlan.aspx
 If you need special services or accommodations, please call (713) 274-5445 or email 

ADACoordinator@bmd.hctx.net.


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CONTACTS

hyla@hyla.org
(713) 224-4952  

Lucy Fisher Cain (281) 685-9929

P.O. Box 61208

Houston, Texas  77208

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