Contract Attorneys – Justice of the Peace Courts

The District Attorney’s Office is looking for attorneys to work on a contract basis handling dockets in the Harris County Justice of the Peace Courts. Contract attorneys may work between 20 and 40 hours per week at an hourly rate of $35.00 to $50.00 per hour, depending on experience. Mileage will be reimbursed and distance of commute will be considered, when possible, in making court assignments.

Job Duties:

  • Assigned to cover one or more of the Justice of the Peace Courts
  • Handle arraignment, pretrial dockets and trial
  • Prepare complaints, charging instruments, review and respond to emails from defendants and defense attorneys
  • Other duties in the Justice of the Peace Courts as assigned by the Chief Prosecutor of the Justice of the Peace Court Section.

Qualification and Experience:

Must have a J.D. from an accredited law school and Texas Bar certification. Must be able to work independently and ability to manage a demanding work load with sound problem-solving and decision-making skills.


Monday through Friday, 20 to 40 hours weekly, typically between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

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