The Texas Association of Counties (TAC) is seeking a qualified person for Judicial Resource Liaison position. Primary responsibilities are curriculum development, on-site coaching and mentoring for both new and experienced judges, answering judges’ and court personnel questions on the judicial call desk hotline. Develop and deliver educational presentations and serve as resource for county judges and court personnel. Assist with proof reading of BenchBook and develop new forms and scripts for special judicial procedures as needed. This position will serve as a liaison to other judicial organizations and TAC-affiliate member organizations on issues related to judicial education and to assist with education planning and events. Frequent travel required.
The Judicial Resource Liaison will be expected to:
Work with the Judicial Program Manager in the oversight, management, and implementation the Texas Judicial Academy, judicial education grant programs and funds, including the Judicial and Court Personnel Training Grant and the Texas Traffic Safety eGrant.
Work with and serve as staff to the County Judges Education Advisory Committee, the Court Assistants Advisory Committee and the Clerks Education Committee for the Probate Academy.
Develop and deliver presentations related to judicial education at TAC-sponsored and TAC- affiliate member organization conferences and other venues.
Responsible for curriculum development, on-site coaching and mentoring for both new and experienced county judges, including tracking county government trends and issues.
Responsible for assisting county judges with procedural issues, including answering questions on the judicial call desk hotline, preparing or locating appropriate orders and documents, and legal research.
Coordinate special projects and new program development, including needs assessments for assigned projects.
Develop new forms and scripts for the County Court Bench Manual and oversee editing and proof reading.
May act as liaison to Texas Judicial Academy’s partner Texas Tech University School of Law and TAC-affiliate member organizations on issues related to judicial education.
Responsible for registration at events, including transactions involving receipt of cash and checks for registration fees. Required to provide receipt to participant, comply with cash and check safekeeping procedures, and complete cash handling documentation.
Travel as necessary to conduct training, attend conferences, and assist judges and court personnel.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Experience / Education Requirements
Law degree from an accredited institution required.
Must be an attorney licensed to practice in the State of Texas for a minimum of 12 years.
A minimum eight years’ experience as a Constitutional County Judge with full judicial jurisdiction over criminal, juvenile, civil and probate cases, including mental commitments, preferred.
A minimum of eight years’ experience as a county attorney in a constitutional county court with full judicial jurisdiction over criminal, juvenile, civil and probate cases, including mental commitments and providing support to county commissioners court will be considered.
Other Skills & Abilities
Position requires excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and the ability to relate to persons with a variety of cultural, economic and educational backgrounds.
Position requires a high degree of professionalism in representing TAC in significant contacts with elected officials, public employees, and members.
Must be proficient in use of personal computer and Microsoft Office products including: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Must function independently with minimal supervision.
Excellent time management and record keeping required.
Valid Texas driver’s license and good driving record required; must be able to drive.
Please send cover letter, salary requirement and resume.to [email protected]. No phone calls, please.