Legal Secretary- Torts Section

The Dallas City Attorney’s Office seeks an energetic, highly organized, and efficient legal secretary with at least two years of administrative or legal secretarial experience to fill a full- time position in the Torts Section. The section handles various tort-related claims, including personal injury and constitutional torts, and defends the city and its employees in lawsuits in Texas state and federal district courts. The section manages a high volume of civil litigation matters and is actively involved in all phases of case preparation, including preparing legal documents such as pleadings, motions, briefs, written discovery, trial-related documents, and other essential case-related materials, attending depositions, hearings, mediations, and trials, and facilitating settlement negotiations.

The successful candidate must be able to prepare and manage legal documents and correspondence with accuracy and attention to detail; draft standard correspondence; review and distribute incoming mail and process outgoing mail; e-file legal documents in state and federal court; maintain calendars; schedule court-related deadlines, hearings, trial dates, mediations, and attorney meetings or conferences; establish and organize electronic case files; communicate effectively with attorneys, city personnel, clients, witnesses, court personnel, and other members of the legal system to provide, receive, and facilitate the transfer of information; proofread various documents; archive files per the City of Dallas’s records management policy; and manage various internal reports. The candidate must be proficient in formatting and marking legal briefs, including preparing tables of contents and authorities. Other duties may be assigned.

Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Adobe Acrobat Professional is a must. The ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing is also a key requirement. The role demands multitasking and working well under pressure. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail are essential. Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with all levels of management, city officials, vendors, government agencies, employees, and the public is also a part of the job.

Salary is commensurate with experience. The city’s comprehensive benefits package comes with the position. This position is exempt from the provisions applicable to civil service, pursuant to Chapter XVI, Section 9 of the Dallas City Charter. Details concerning the Dallas City Attorney’s Office are available at

If interested, please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to: [email protected]

No phone calls, please.