Assistant District Attorney - Appellate

The Cameron County District Attorney’s Office is seeking an experienced attorney for the CCDA’s Appellate Division. The Cameron County District Attorney’s Office is made up of over 100 employees of whom 40 are attorneys. The Office is responsible for prosecuting both misdemeanor and felony cases before 8 State District Courts and 4 County Courts at law in Cameron County.

An Appellate Prosecutor is charged with assisting and handling any and all matters related to the Cameron County District Attorney’s Office Appellate practice, including but not limited to : preform highly advanced legal research; file petitions for discretionary review: respond to post conviction writs of habeas corpus, respond to direct appeals, file briefs, and motions for rehearings; present arguments to the court of appeals; assist trial prosecutors with the prosecution of high profile cases; assist with preparation of jury charges; serve as a liaison to local law enforcement agency.

A successful candidate should have a minimum four to eight years of criminal law experience, be admitted to the Texas Bar, and published a law review article, possess expertise in criminal appellate jurisprudence, including knowledge of current appellate issues: have excellent research, writing and oral advocacy skills; possess an ability to identify, analyze, and present significant legal issues; possess a proficiency in computer research; and have an ability to prepare, plan, and organize work and to communicate clearly, persuasively, and effectively.
Interested parties should send a resume and cover letter to Administrative First Assistant District Attorney Edward A. Sandoval at [email protected]