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  • 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.


  • 23 May 2022 10:55 AM | Lucy Cain (Administrator)

    Litchfield Cavo LLP is a premier insurance coverage and litigation defense law firm founded in 1998 on one principle—client service comes first. Our attorneys operate out of 23 offices, serving clients in more than 35 states nationwide. Collectively, we are a resource of experienced trial attorneys providing creative and responsive service.

    Our Houston, TX office is growing and actively seeking an experienced Associate Attorney interested in growing their career among our team of staff and attorneys, who value and foster open and honest communication, and act with integrity and professionalism.

    Litchfield Cavo offers a competitive compensation plan and an excellent benefits package in a dynamic work environment that provides substantial opportunities for professional development.

    OPPORTUNITY | Associate Attorney

    Litchfield Cavo seeks well-rounded, highly-motivated, an experienced Associate Attorney with 2 to 6 years of civil litigation experience and history of academic success. Must be licensed to practice in Texas courts. Additional court admissions preferred. This is an exceptional opportunity to handle a variety of civil litigation matters, such as personal injury, trucking/auto, products and premises liability, for nationwide clients with a forward-thinking firm.

    SKILLS and ABILITIES

    The individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with the following:

    · proactively work independently and as part of a team;

    · demonstrate strong legal research and analytical skills;

    · excellent written and verbal communication skills;

    · strong attention to detail with superb organization and prioritization skills;

    · ability to move from case to case;

    · knowledge of both state and federal court procedures; and

    · proficiency with MS Office including Word, Excel, Outlook and navigating the internet.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    Responsibilities include handling a substantial caseload involving personal injury, trucking/auto, products and premises liability. The following are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required to do this job successfully under the direction of a partner:

    · draft, prepare and handle pleadings, motions, orders and legal memoranda;

    · draft and respond to written discovery and dispositive motions;

    · conduct legal research competently and with proficiency;

    · prepare and take depositions of parties and experts;

    · review client documents, draft case evaluations and status report correspondence;

    · assist with and participate in mediations and court appearances;

    · interact directly with clients, claim professionals, opposing counsel, colleagues and staff.

    Our Firm provides an experienced support staff, current technology, ongoing training, and full-time IT and marketing departments.

    Please email your cover letter and resume to Matthew D. Walker at walker@litchfieldcavo.com

    Litchfield Cavo LLP supports and encourages workforce diversity. We are an equal opportunity employer and provide equal opportunity to qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity or expression, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class in accordance with all applicable laws.

    Job Type: Full-time


  • 16 Mar 2022 5:14 PM | Lucy Cain (Administrator)

    Houston – Litigation Attorney (1-3 Years)

    McGlinchey is adding new practice areas in Houston. As part of this expansion, we seek to hire a litigation associate with 1-3 years of relevant experience. This role will involve hands-on work across a range of practice areas, including products liability, construction, transportation, and the defense of serious personal injury and death claims. This is an excellent opportunity for attorneys looking to hone their litigation skills while receiving training and mentorship from a partner with deep experience in these practice areas.

    We seek candidates with:

    • A current, active license to practice law in Texas;
    • 1 to 3 years of experience in civil litigation, including experience in drafting pleadings, motion practice, written discovery, depositions, and other facets of the litigation process;
    • Strong academic credentials;
    • Excellent legal research, writing, and advocacy skills;
    • The ability to multitask and manage multiple deadlines; and
    • A willingness to be proactive and take ownership of projects and assignments.

    The ideal candidate will excel not only in their legal research and writing skills, but also be capable of handling depositions, attending hearings, and helping try cases. Prior experience in the practice areas listed above is a plus, but is not required.

    To apply for this position, please submit:

    • A cover letter;
    • Your current resume;
    • At least one (but preferably two) litigation-related writing samples that are representative of your work, and that have not been materially edited by others; and
    • Your law school transcript.

    All submissions will be held in strict confidence. Compensation will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

    About Us

    McGlinchey is a premier business law firm with fifteen offices across ten states and Washington, D.C. Our lawyers offer services in more than 40 practice areas through a highly integrated national platform. Visit mcglinchey.com for more details.

    We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

    Please apply for this position via our careers page: https://www.mcglinchey.com/career/attorneys/


  • 16 Mar 2022 1:23 PM | Lucy Cain (Administrator)

    Texas Fair Defense Project is hiring for a staff attorney position

  • 5 Jan 2022 4:25 PM | Lucy Cain (Administrator)

    Lateral Link has an exclusive search with a top Am Law firm for a corporate attorney (non partnership track). This position will support transactional partners and associates in due diligence and other transactional areas. This group functions as an in-house legal department for this law firm. The role is open to attorneys with 1-10 years of experience, in any practice area. The group is dedicated to hiring collegial team players who are growth-minded and have an entrepreneurial spirit. This is an excellent opportunity to transition to a top global law firm, with a salary starting range between $110k-115k. This role offers advancement and management opportunities, and a generous benefits package. The role can be up to 80% remote, with one day a week in the firm's modern downtown office, which was recently expanded exclusively for this team. Please send resumes or inquiries to mpenrod@laterallink.com

  • 4 Jan 2022 4:52 PM | Lucy Cain (Administrator)
    • McGinnis Lochridge seeks an ambitious, professional, and intelligent attorney with diverse and unique background, education or experience to join our growing litigation/oil and gas law team.

      The ideal candidate will have between two and four years’ applicable experience, strong academic credentials, be highly motivated, able to work both independently and as a team player and possess excellent written and verbal communication skills. This position is full time, partnership track, and will be located in Houston, Texas.

      Key Responsibilities

      -          Research and draft pleadings, discovery demands and responses, motions, briefs, correspondence, and other legal documents

      -          Handle depositions, hearings, and trials

      -          Interact directly with clients and prosecute own cases and those provided by the Firm and its partners

      -          Counsel clients on business and oil and gas law matters

      -          Prepare and present CLE presentations on litigation and oil and gas issues

      -          Work closely with other attorneys and litigation team members

    • -          Participate in firm-sponsored meetings and events
    • -          Be active in community, pro bono, and professional activities
    • Requirements

      -          Bachelor’s degree and J.D. with top 25% class ranking preferred

      -          Texas law license

      -          2 to 4 years of litigation experience

      -          Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills

      -          Strong research, writing, editing, and proofreading skills

      -          Persuasive public speaking and presentation skills

    • -          Professional entrepreneurial, team-oriented, and client-centric mind-set that embraces diversity and inclusion
    • -          Ability to work independently and responsibly
    • -          Mock trial and/or moot court experience preferred
    • -          Law Review Preferred
    • -          Judicial clerkship preferred

    McGinnis Lochridge is a Texas-based firm proudly providing the highest quality legal services for more than 90 years. We work with individuals, small and medium-sized businesses, and multinational Fortune 500 corporations in more than 20 practice areas. From our offices in Austin, Dallas, Decatur, and Houston, we represent clients throughout Texas and the U.S. McGinnis Lochridge has a longstanding and unwavering commitment to hiring and developing junior attorneys. We actively foster a collegial and friendly atmosphere and workplace environment, while upholding the highest standards. We work to maintain a balanced culture, believing that outside interests and strong community bonds make better lawyers. McGinnis Lochridge offers competitive salary, paid training, parking, full benefits, 401(k), profit sharing, paid leave, and a fun business casual work environment. Visit www.mcginnislaw.com for more information.

    How to Apply

    Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to atty@mcginnislaw.com and type in the subject line: Houston Associate Attorney Applicant.


  • 3 Nov 2021 7:32 AM | Lucy Cain (Administrator)

    We would appreciate you sharing this opportunity with the HYLA membership. Attached, please find the Real Estate Attorney job posting. For anyone who has 3+ years of RE experience and is interested in submitting their application, they can email me their resume and submit their application online through our Pillsbury Careers Portal (see link below).  Feel free to contact me if there are questions.

     

    https://pillsburylaw.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/External/job/Houston/Associate--Real-Estate-_R002521-1

     


  • 21 Sep 2021 4:15 PM | Lucy Cain (Administrator)
    • Houston - Litigation Attorney (2-5 years)

      McGlinchey Stafford is a premier business law firm with fifteen offices across ten states and Washington, D.C. Our lawyers offer services in more than 40 practice areas through a highly integrated national platform.

      The firm is seeking a litigator with 2 to 5 years of experience to join our office in Houston, Texas. This is an excellent opportunity for an attorney to hone his or her litigation skills in a culture that values collaboration and hard work.

      We seek candidates with:

    • ·          A current, active license to practice law in Texas;
    • ·          2 to 5 years of experience in civil litigation, including experience in drafting pleadings, motion practice, written discovery, depositions, and other facets of the litigation process;
    • ·          Strong academic credentials;
    • ·          Excellent legal-research, writing, and advocacy skills;
    • ·          The ability to multitask and manage multiple deadlines; and
    • ·          A willingness to be proactive and take ownership of projects and assignments.

    • To apply for this position, please submit:

    • ·          A cover letter;
    • ·          Your current resume;
    • ·          One or two litigation-related writing samples that are representative of your work, and that have not been materially edited by others; and
    • ·          Your law school transcript.

    All submissions will be held in strict confidence. Compensation will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

    We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

    Please apply for this position via our careers page: https://www.mcglinchey.com/career/attorneys/


  • 10 Aug 2021 3:47 PM | Lucy Cain (Administrator)

    Houston – Commercial Litigation Attorney (2-5 years)

    McGlinchey Stafford is a premier midsized business law firm offering services in more than 40 practice areas through a highly integrated national platform. Flexible schedules are available. While we encourage our attorneys to have a regular presence in the office to promote collegiality and our firm culture, our remote work policy provides for remote work options. The firm is seeking a commercial litigator with 2 to 4 years of experience to join our office in Houston, Texas. A top candidate for the position has 2 to 4 years of complex litigation experience including experience in commercial litigation. Experience in financial services litigation is a plus but not required. In this role, you will assist our team in representing clients in commercial litigation, including working with financial institution clients and representing them in state, federal, and appellate actions. This is an excellent opportunity for an attorney to hone his or her litigation skills in a culture that values collaboration and hard work. Candidates must be licensed in Texas. License to practice in Texas must be active and in good standing.

     Requirements of the position:

    • 2 to 4 years of prior experience in commercial litigation. Financial services litigation experience is a plus but not required.
    • A current license to practice law in the state of Texas. License must be active and in good standing.
    • Experience drafting complaints, answers, motions, and other pleadings.
    • Experience participating in the development of a strategy for written and deposition discovery.
    • Ability to distill research into meaningful and persuasive written work product and to work meticulously to ensure the quality of work product.
    • Federal court experience is a plus.

    Ideal candidates will also have:

    • A team mindset while assisting with preparation for trials and evidentiary hearings.
    • Confidence in serving as a representative of clients and our firm while meeting and conferring with opposing counsel.
    • Excellent research and analytical skills as well as clear and concise verbal and written communication skills.
    • A demonstrated dedication to client service.

    All submissions will be held in strict confidence.

     

    Compensation will be commensurate with experience; full benefits included.


    We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

     

    Please apply via our Careers page: https://www.mcglinchey.com/careers/

     


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