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  • 24 Jan 2023 2:38 PM | Lucy Cain (Administrator)

     Houston Volunteer Lawyers (HVL), the pro bono service arm of the Houston Bar Association, provides free civil legal services to low-income individuals who need assistance with criminal expunctions, family law, guardianship, estate planning, probate, tax disputes with the IRS, landlord/tenant disputes, homeownership, consumer issues, and bankruptcy matters. HVL looks to hire an attorney.

    This position requires a high degree of professionalism and self-motivation. Key Areas of Responsibilities • Deliver client-centered legal services at a fast-paced non-profit legal organization. •

    Recruit and mentor pro bono attorneys who assist HVL clients. • Develop partnerships to reach target individuals in need of free legal services. Education and Experience Required • Juris Doctor and State Bar licensure in Texas, in good standing. • Excellent time management & prioritization skills. • Strong legal analysis skills, writing skills, and communication skills. • Comfort with working with those in recovery at drug treatment centers, resource centers, and specialized courts. •

    Ability to engage compassionately with individuals facing barriers accessing legal services. • One-year litigation experience.

    To Apply Submit a Cover Letter, Resume, and three Professional References to recruitment@hvlp.org.

    Priority will be given to individuals who apply by February 6. Annual Salary and Benefits

    This position is a full-time position. Salary is $71,000 – $80,000 commensurate with experience.

    Benefits include health, vision and dental insurance; a 401k defined contribution retirement plan; paid State of Texas Bar dues and Houston Bar Association dues, professional development training.

    HVL’s current policy is to permit its attorneys to work three days from the office and two days’ remotely. Houston Volunteer Lawyers is committed to equal opportunity.

    HVL not discriminate against any person based on actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, ability, gender, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, or other characteristics protected by law. Applicants committed to justice and equality from all backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and identities

  • 22 Jan 2023 4:01 PM | Lucy Cain (Administrator)

    State Job Title: Attorney V Posting#: 01-23-02-CSA Application Closing

    Date: February 15, 2023 Start Date: to be determined Salary Range: $9,333.33 per month to $9,630.57 per month Location: Houston, Texas GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION: The First Court of Appeals, Houston, Texas, is accepting applications for the position of Chief Staff Attorney. The Chief Staff Attorney serves as a chambers attorney to the Chief Justice and serves in an administrative role to the Court overall. The general role of the Chief Staff Attorney in the chambers of the Chief Justice includes performing highly advanced legal work in complex civil and criminal cases, supervising other attorneys in the chambers, and facilitating the efficient movement of cases to achieve legislative performance measures. The administrative role of the Chief Staff Attorney includes serving as an informational resource to the Court and advising and assisting, when called upon, chambers attorneys and central staff attorneys in resolving legal and procedural matters presented in appeals and original proceedings. The Chief Staff Attorney communicates global directives of the justices to Court attorneys and assists with implementation. The Chief Staff Attorney may be called upon to assist the Court with staffing and may act as a liaison in personnel matters. The position permits remote work two days a week. The Chief Staff Attorney works with direction from the justices, with the opportunity to use initiative and mature judgment. Applicants must have the ability to work independently. The position requires a strong command of appellate law and procedure and a strict adherence to rules of confidentiality and judicial ethics.

    APPLICATION PROCEDURES:

    Submit a single complete electronic application consisting of the following in pdf format:

    1. resume or curriculum vitae;

    2. electronically-signed State of Texas Job Application for employment; available on the First

    Court’s website career page. (http://www.txcourts.gov/1stcoa/careers/ )

    (www.twc.state.tx.us/jobs/gvjb/stateapp.pdf.);

    3. law school transcripts and class rank or explanation from law school of general percentile rankings

    4. writing sample;

    5. three references familiar with the applicant’s work product and work habits; and

    6. cover letter.

    Email completed applications 1stHR@txcourts.gov. Any questions regarding the positions should also be sent to 1stHR@txcourts.gov.

    Personal interviews will be conducted by invitation only.

    The First Court of Appeals is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of

    race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion or disability in employment or in the provision of services.

    Minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Pursuant to the Americans with

    Disabilities Act, requests for reasonable accommodation needed during the application process should be

    communicated by the applicant to the Clerk of the Court.


  • 4 Jan 2023 10:43 AM | Lucy Cain (Administrator)

    Law firm specializing in complex litigation with a focus on employment class actions/collective actions, medical malpractice and mass torts has an opening for a licensed litigation associate with 2+ years of experience. This position involves litigation across the country and regular appearances in federal court.  Friendly working environment with casual attire. 

    Job Purpose:
    Litigate and represent clients while leading a team of legal assistants and law clerks.

    Duties:
    * Assist in the litigation of complex legal matters, including presenting and taking depositions, drafting legal motions, and arguing in court.

    * Manage cases through discovery, mediation, trial, and settlement.

    * Provide clients with legal advice by conducting legal research and staying abreast of case developments.

    * Supervise a team of legal assistants and law clerks and provide legal guidance; monitor case progress; maintain quality service.

    Skills/Qualifications:
    Federal practice experience is preferred 

    2+ years of prior legal experience 

    Research Skills, Written Communication Skills, Presentation Skills, Knowledge of Litigation Practices, Client Contact Skills, Planning, Good Attitude

    Salary:  $100,000.00 base salary plus attractive performance bonuses and includes 401(k), Health, Vision and Dental Insurance, Paid holidays and Paid Time Off; Free parking; Bar Dues and CLE Allowance

    Experience Required:    2+ years

    Education Required:      Juris Doctorate

    Job Type:                             Full Time Employee

    THIS IS NOT A REMOTE POSITION

    NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

    Send resume to:kblack@hftrialfirm.com

  • 4 Jan 2023 10:43 AM | Lucy Cain (Administrator)

    Law firm specializing in complex litigation with a focus on employment class actions/collective actions, medical malpractice and mass torts has an opening for a licensed litigation associate with 2+ years of experience. This position involves litigation across the country and regular appearances in federal court.  Friendly working environment with casual attire. 

    Job Purpose:
    Litigate and represent clients while leading a team of legal assistants and law clerks.

    Duties:
    * Assist in the litigation of complex legal matters, including presenting and taking depositions, drafting legal motions, and arguing in court.

    * Manage cases through discovery, mediation, trial, and settlement.

    * Provide clients with legal advice by conducting legal research and staying abreast of case developments.

    * Supervise a team of legal assistants and law clerks and provide legal guidance; monitor case progress; maintain quality service.

    Skills/Qualifications:
    Federal practice experience is preferred 

    2+ years of prior legal experience 

    Research Skills, Written Communication Skills, Presentation Skills, Knowledge of Litigation Practices, Client Contact Skills, Planning, Good Attitude

    Salary:  $100,000.00 base salary plus attractive performance bonuses and includes 401(k), Health, Vision and Dental Insurance, Paid holidays and Paid Time Off; Free parking; Bar Dues and CLE Allowance

    Experience Required:    2+ years

    Education Required:      Juris Doctorate

    Job Type:                             Full Time Employee

    THIS IS NOT A REMOTE POSITION

    NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

    Send resume to:kblack@hftrialfirm.com

  • 21 Dec 2022 7:51 PM | Lucy Cain (Administrator)

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    Staff Attorney - Litigation

    Requisition Number:  6123

    Pay Rate:  PGR14

    Description: 

    Basic Function

    Provides sound, ethical, reliable, professional advice and counsel, and legal representation to METRO, primarily in the areas of personal injury and recovery of property damage. Performs duties in a safe, efficient manner and in compliance with all applicable rules and safety procedures. 

    Responsibilities and Specific Duties

    • Represents the agency in litigation and other proceedings before courts primarily concerning personal injury and property damage claims.
    • Provides legal advice and counsel to management, including risk management and other departments, regarding potential and actual claims and other matters.
    • Negotiates disputes and analyzes liability or litigation exposure.
    • Provides well-reasoned, thorough legal opinions and guidance on various legal matters affecting METRO.
    • Advises and recommends safety and other procedures to reduce litigation risk.
    • Conducts depositions and participates in mediations.
    • Conducts legal research on a variety of topics and issues related to current and potential litigation matters
    • Assists in the drafting of motions, briefs, memoranda of law, and other legal documents
    • Manages and organizes discovery requests and responses.
    • Assists General Counsel with legal issues, maintains strict confidentiality and discretion in all aspects of 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 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

    Doctor of Jurisprudence degree is required.

    Years & Experience Required

    Minimum three (3) years’ experience in litigation practice and personal injury jury trial experience; first chair experience preferred; extensive deposition experience.

    Knowledge & Skills Required

    Active license to practice law in the State of Texas.  Knowledge of Texas rules of civil procedures, policies and other legal and court procedures, terminology, and documents; knowledge of the Texas Tort Claims Act; excellent research and writing skills.

    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.

    https://career4.successfactors.com/careers?company=harrismetr


  • 16 Nov 2022 9:47 AM | Lucy Cain (Administrator)

    Associate Trial Attorney Job Description

    Job Summary:

    Fast-growing personal injury law firm seeking an Associate Trial Attorney with 1-2 years personal injury trial experience. The primary role is to manage a litigation caseload, working cases from pre-litigation demands to filing to conclusion of the case. This will include researching, writing, discovery, depositions, mediations, and trial preparation. This role is designed to grow based on the organization and drive of the Associate Trial Attorney. This is a remote position (except in person client meetings, depositions, or court hearings).

    Required Skills/Abilities:

    • Excellent organizational and writing skills.
    • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
    • High level of experience, comfort, and ability with technology.
    • Extensive discovery and trial work required. Must have a fundamental knowledge of how to draft pleadings, conduct civil discovery, depositions, mediations, develop case strategy, trial preparations and trials.
    • Ability to interpret and apply constitutional provisions, statutes, administrative regulations, court decisions, and other precedents.
    • Ability to analyze facts, evidence, and legal instruments.
    • Ability to express conclusions and arguments clearly and logically in oral and written form.
    • Admitted to practice in Federal Courts preferred.
    • Communicate with clients to learn about their legal needs and concerns and provide advice.
    • Work on personal injury cases to secure compensation on behalf of clients.
    • Develop strategies to resolve cases favorably and cost effectively for clients.
    • Explain legal options to clients while bringing possible outcomes to their attention.
    • Build relationships with clients based on trusts.
    • Represent clients in civil litigation proceedings.
    • Prepare legal documents such as motions, subpoenas, responses and demands accurately and in a timely manner.
    • Stay informed about current legislation.
    • Find ethical solutions to legal matters.
    • Work independently or collaboratively with a team of attorneys to develop case strategies

    Education and Experience:

    • Juris doctor.
    • Member, in good standing, of the Texas Bar.
    • 0-2 years personal injury experience.

    Physical Requirements:

    • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
    • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.

    Email:  jonny.havens@havenspllc.com

  • 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.

    Questions:  Elonda.Dennis@ridemetro.org

  • 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.

    Send Resume to sarah@thecallahanlawfirm.com


  • 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


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