Assistant District Attorney – Civil Division

Position Summary:

To represent Lubbock County in civil matters, including litigation in state and federal courts.

Employer:                  Lubbock County Criminal District Attorney’s Office
Location:                    Lubbock, Texas
Salary: Commensurate with Experience

Essential Duties:

  • Provide legal advice to County elected officials and department heads.
  • Review and negotiate contracts on behalf of Lubbock County.
  • Defend Civil Rights Act claims, Texas Tort Claims Act claims and various other civil claims asserted against Lubbock County, its elected officials and employees, including inmate litigation.
  • Assist County offices with public information requests.
  • Prepare civil pleadings and discovery in state and federal trial and appellate courts.
  • Review mental health commitments and appear for hearings.
  • Prepare pleadings and appear for hearings in asset forfeiture matters.
  • Prepare pleadings and appear for hearings in bond forfeiture matters.
  • Advise the criminal section of the District Attorney’s office on matters affecting them that have civil implications
  • Coordinate representation with outside legal counsel representing Lubbock County. Perform other general civil legal work and special tasks as delegated by the Lubbock County Criminal District Attorney.
  • Must be organized and pay close attention to detail.
  • Must be knowledgeable and comply with all ethical standards imposed on Texas attorneys

Qualifications:

Must be a licensed Texas attorney with a minimum of two years legal experience, preferably in civil/government law. Must possess excellent research and writing skills and a strong ability to communicate and get along with others. Must have ability to develop strong attorney client relationship with elected officials and possess sufficient common sense and legal skills combined to make important legal decisions on complex issues. Need to have basic computer and typing skills and the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

Physical and Environmental Requirements:

This job will be performed in the usual and customary office and courtroom settings. Minimal heavy lifting and driving duties are required. To perform this job effectively, the work week will usually, but not always, exceed 40 hours per week.

Apply to:

To be considered for employment, please submit your cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and writing sample via email to:

Melynda Blair
Lubbock County Criminal District Attorney’s Office
P.O. Box 10536
Lubbock, Texas 79408
[email protected]