Assistant District Attorney – Civil Division

Fannin County Criminal District Attorney

ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEY CIVIL DIVISION

Description of Work

Serves as Assistant District Attorney handling civil cases, including asset forfeiture and CPS cases, bond forfeitures, asset forfeitures, juvenile, property hearings, civil filings, mental health and family violence and protective order cases. Proposed Start date of October 1, 2021.

Salary & Benefits

Salary is set by level of experience and qualifications. Benefits include MCLE costs, bar dues, generous retirement, health insurance and the assistance of a competent and helpful support staff.

Requirements

Must be graduate of an accredited law school, licensed to practice law in the State of Texas, and be in good standing with the State Bar. Applicants must have good communication skills in legal writing, legal research, and negotiation and computer literacy. Applicants must have a working knowledge of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, Texas Penal Code, and other relevant code sections as required in criminal prosecution. Must have dependable transportation with insurance as an additional covered party for required trips to various offices and court locations throughout Fannin County without reimbursement or other consideration; Individual must be highly organized, positive, and motivated. All who meet these qualifications are encouraged to apply.

1-3 years trial experience and bilingual (Spanish) is preferred, but not required;

Examples of Duties

• Review and process the case packet for each case assigned and initiate legal proceedings where appropriate;

  • Review and process case information in bond forfeiture, asset forfeiture, juvenile, mental health and protective order cases;
  • Attend docket calls and conduct civil negotiations;
  • Review assigned cases, supervise preparation of paperwork, check all pleadings for accuracy, make timely issue of applications for subpoenas and prepare and file motions promptly and accurately;
  • Attend and direct consultations with court personnel, witnesses, defendants and their counsel, and other legal personnel;
  • Is responsible for all cases in his/her charge including the security of the file; upon the disposition of each case, properly complete the case file to show such disposition;
  • Prepare cases for jury or bench trials, including pretrial motions, orders, interviewing witnesses, preparing trial notebooks and jury charges;
  • Sit and assist during criminal trials to observe, learn, and provide insight into civil matters that can effect a criminal proceeding. Please fax or email your resume to Criminal District Attorney, Richard Glaser. Fannin County is located approximately 45 minutes – 1hour northeast of the Dallas- Ft. Worth Metroplex. The Fannin County Criminal District Attorney’s Office is located at 800 E. 2nd Street, Bonham, Texas 75418, Phone 903-583-7448, Fax: 903- 583-7682, Email: [email protected].