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  • 8 Nov 2022 12:08 PM | Lucy Cain (Administrator)

    Basic Function

    Provides sound, ethical, reliable, professional legal advice and counsel to the Metropolitan Transit Authority.  Performs duties with utmost care and attention in reviewing legal matters. Performs duties in a safe, efficient manner and in compliance with all applicable rules and safety procedures.

    Responsibilities and Specific Duties

    • Develops terms and conditions of contracts for all assigned procurement projects
    • Negotiates, drafts, and/or reviews transactions, contracts, agreements, memorandums of understanding, and various other legal documents
    • Researches legal issues related to transit law, administrative law, public law, regulatory or contractual matters
    • Drafts and reviews scope of services, requests for proposals, requests for qualifications and other procurement related documents
    • Reviews federal and state legislative language and researches its effect on METRO, and drafts alternative language if needed
    • Provides advice and counsel during transactional/contract development drafting and negotiations regarding potential or actual disputes, legal issues, liability and analyzes liability or litigation exposure
    • Researches, drafts, and develops agency guidelines and policies
    • Assists litigation counsel in contract or transactional claim development, defense or prosecution
    • Provides advice and counsel to Records Management division regarding METRO’s compliance with the Local Government Records Act
    • Provides advice and counsel to Open Records division regarding METRO’s compliance with the Texas Public Information Act including drafting briefs to the Attorney General
    • Assists General Counsel with legal issues related to METRO board governance matters Maintains strict confidentiality and discretion in all aspects of client representation
    • Advocates for METRO’s interests in public forums when necessary, including public hearings, administrative proceedings, congressional proceedings, local or state governmental proceedings, and any other necessary forum
    • Exhibits exemplary teamwork and spirit of common purpose in the Legal Department
    • Provides well-reasoned, thorough legal opinions and guidance on all legal matters affecting METRO
    • Assists and advises in regulatory and compliance audits as well as guidelines and procedures to all business partners
    • Assists METRO clients to ensure compliance with federal, state, county, and local codes, laws, rules, guidelines, and regulations
    • Provides excellent customer service to METRO internal and external customers.
    • Promotes safety awareness and follows safety procedures to reduce or eliminate accidents
    • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

    Education Requirement

    Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university or school of law. Doctor of Jurisprudence preferred.

    Years & Experience Required

    Three (3) years’ experience in the practice of law; some experience in public law, contract law, transactional development drafting and negotiations preferred.

    Knowledge & Skills Required

    Active license to practice law in the State of Texas.  Knowledge of legal and court procedures, terminology, and documents; Governmental and/or administrative contract and transactional experience preferred.

    Additional Information

    The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Texas has a zero-tolerance drug and alcohol policy for all employees. All internal and external applicants will be required to undergo drug testing before employment and will be subject to further drug and/or alcohol testing throughout their employment.

    Further, employees who perform safety-sensitive functions will submit to drug and/or alcohol testing in accordance to the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) regulatory requirements.

    We provide equal opportunity to all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, veteran status, genetic information or disability.


  • 1 Nov 2022 2:09 PM | Lucy Cain (Administrator)

    Plaintiff's personal injury law firm seeking attorney with 2-5 years' litigation experience. Opportunity to learn and work cases from inception through trial as second chair and eventually lead counsel. Essential skills include strong writing, research, and interpersonal. Bilingual English/Spanish preferred. Salary and compensation commensurate with experience and ability.

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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
     If you need special services or accommodations, please call (713) 274-5445 or email

  • 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.


    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 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

    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 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:

  • 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

  • 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 for more information.

    How to Apply

    Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to 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.




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