There is an opening in the Harris County District Attorney’s Office General Litigation Division for a Felony #2 prosecutor. The ADAs in the General Litigation Division advise the staff on various legal issues and handle civil litigation, records requests, expunctions, fugitive proceedings and hearings involving Brady issues, out of state witnesses, contempt proceedings and other issues.
General knowledge of the Texas criminal justice system is important. Some civil litigation, Public Information Act, and/or research and writing skills are a plus.
- Representation of the District Attorney in state district court proceedings to expunge arrest and prosecution records, or oppose such. This requires understanding of criminal procedure, probable cause assessments of dismissed misdemeanor and felony cases, guidance for defense attorneys and pro se petitioners and occasional direct appeals.
- Representation of the District Attorney in miscellaneous litigation, including:
- Representation of individual members of the staff in civil litigation in state and federal court.
- Representation of the District Attorney and the Harris County District Attorney’s Office in civil
- litigation in state and federal court.
- Representation of the District Attorney in federal habeas corpus proceedings.
- Representation of the State in criminal contempt prosecutions – both as prosecutors and defense of
- staff members.
- Representation of the State in judicial recusal hearings.
- Gatekeeper of District Attorney’s records; respond to Public Information Act requests and subpoenas for all levels of prosecution files and related records; produce and litigate as appropriate.
- Representation of the State in out-of-state fugitive extradition proceedings.
- Court appearances and assistance on out-of-state witness requests relating to homicides and other first degree felony offenses.