STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION


Salary Group B25

Class No. 3513

ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL IV

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs complex (journey-level) legal work.  Work involves providing legal advice, counsel, and assistance; representing the State’s interest in civil and criminal matters; reviewing, evaluating, and rendering legal opinions; preparing legal documentation; and assisting in drafting bills and amendments for legislative consideration.  May train others.  Works under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Provides legal advice, counsel, and assistance.

Represents the State’s interest in civil and criminal matters.

Represents the Office of the Attorney General before state or federal district and appellate courts.

Prepares legal documents, including but not limited to briefs, pleadings, and memoranda.

Prepares cases for trial.

Performs legal research and investigations, and reports findings and conclusions.

Participates in administrative and evidentiary hearings and in the discovery process.

Analyzes factual and legal issues and develops evidence through witness interviews, depositions, and other discovery.

Advises clients and management on factual and legal issues.

Testifies at hearings, trials, and legislative meetings.

Assists in drafting bills and amendments for legislative consideration.

May train others.

Performs related work as assigned.

GENERAL QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES

Experience and Education

Experience in legal work.  Graduation from an accredited law school with a Juris Doctor (JD) degree.  Member in good standing with the State Bar of Texas. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of legal principles, practices, and proceedings; and of state and federal laws, regulations, and rules.

Skill in legal research, writing, and analysis; in conducting investigations; in mediation and negotiations; in using reasoning and logic; in identifying and solving complex problems; in prioritizing workloads; in using judgment to identify courses of action; and in the use of a computer and applicable software.

Ability to prepare legal documents, to conduct research, to interpret and apply laws, to summarize findings, to prepare cases and present at trial, to conduct hearings, to communicate effectively, and to train others.

Registration, Certification, or Licensure

Must be licensed as an attorney by the State of Texas.


 

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Revised 9-1-15