Municipal Court Prosecutor (part time)

Applicants may apply on the City of Pearland’s website at https://pearland.applicantpro.com/jobs/526473.html.

Job Summary:   Prosecute Class "C" misdemeanors in Municipal Court of Record; represent the City and State in bond forfeiture proceedings in the Municipal Court of Record, advise peace officers, enforcement officers and others employees regarding legal and enforcement procedures; conduct legal and investigative research; assist other members of the Legal Department as directed.
 
Essential Functions:
 
Prosecute Class "C" misdemeanors in Municipal Court of Record and appeals to the County Court.
 
Prepare trial notebooks, draft Complaints, motions, briefs, orders and memoranda.
 
Represent the City and State in bond forfeiture proceedings in the Municipal Court of Record.
 
Research, review, and analyze applicable statutes and case law and advise police officers, enforcement officers, and others regarding legal issues pertaining to detection, investigation, and prosecution of criminal cases and enforcement actions; provide training to police and enforcement officers and others regarding changes in law and procedure.
 
Comply with continuing legal education requirements established by the State Bar of Texas and all other requirements to maintain law license.
 
Contribute to team effort by performing other related duties as assigned.
 
Education, Experience and Licenses:
 
Bachelor degree and Juris Doctorate/LL.B. from an ABA accredited law school is required.
 
Previous criminal law experience, preferably as a prosecutor for a city or county, is preferred.
 
Previous municipal law experience preferred.
 
A Valid Class "C" Texas Driver's License is required.
 
Licensed to practice law in the State of Texas with membership in good standing with the State Bar of Texas.
 
$25/hr to $30/hr, DOQ