This position consists of prosecuting felony criminal cases. Felony prosecutors are expected to evaluate their cases, make reasonable plea offers, and effectively prepare and try cases to juries. McLennan County’s felony courts are fast-paced, each handling 40 or more jury trials a per year.
The McLennan County District Attorney’s Office operates under a team-oriented philosophy. Thus, felony prosecutors will work closely with a team of other prosecutors, investigators, and support staff.
The McLennan County District Attorney’s Office is a mid-sized office of approximately 30 lawyers with jurisdiction over both felony and misdemeanor criminal matters, as well as CPS and juvenile cases. McLennan County’s active trial dockets allow prosecutors the opportunity to quickly gain extensive courtroom experience. Additionally, the newly-elected District Attorney, as well as the office’s senior staff, are all experienced trial lawyers who emphasize training and teamwork, and are building a culture of excellence in a young and energetic office.
Salary for felony prosecutors is up to $112, 961, depending on experience.
Health insurance is offered through McLennan County.
McLennan County is a member of the TCDRS retirement system.
The McLennan County District Attorney’s Office pays prosecutors’ bar dues, dues for approved associations, and costs of approved continuing legal education.
Qualifications, Education, and Experience
A Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school. Must be licensed to practice law in the State of Texas and in good standing with the State Bar of Texas. A minimum of five years’ prosecution experience required. Experience prosecuting child sexual abuse cases is preferred.
Waco is a vibrant community which is home to Baylor University and the world-famous Magnolia Market. Waco is located on I-35 in central Texas and is approximately 90 minutes from both Dallas/Fort Worth and Austin.
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First Assistant District Attorney