Attorney III

Location: Dallas, TX
Beginning Salary: $85,948 – $97,013.28

Job Summary

Two part time positions are being merged into one full time position.  One involves all phases of civil litigation in the representation of the Texas Department of Family Protective Services in our permanency court, which is a specialty court geared at obtaining permanent homes for children in the care of TDFPS.  The remaining duties involve prosecuting truancy cases in the three current truancy courts in Dallas County.  These are fine only cases.  This combined position is what is being filled at this time and should be viewed by interested candidates as an opportunity to grow professionally to excel in other areas in the Dallas County DA’s Office.   

Essential Job Functions

  • Drafting legal documents including court orders, motions and petitions.
  • Ability to research & prepare legal documents related to civil family law litigation, including discovery, discovery responses & mediated settlement agreements.
  • Advising TDFPS on the application of law related to specific facts.
  • Ensuring that service of process is completed in a timely fashion on all parties.
  • Preparing witnesses to testify.
  • Reviewing cases for filing.
  • In county travel to various truancy courts.
  • Contested Hearings.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Licensed to practice law in the State of Texas.

A Juris Doctor Degree and three years as a practicing attorney.  Some experience representing TDFPS or respondent parents or children who are subject to a suit affecting the parent child relationship is preferred.

How to apply

Complete attached application & email it to [email protected]