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Assistant District Attorney - CPS

Galveston, TX
Full Time
Practice Areas: Litigation Job #: 00331 Exp.: 0 - 3 Years Salary: $75,377 - $120,651 Yearly
The purpose of this class is to represent Child Protective Services (CPS) in civil litigation cases regarding parental rights and the conservatorship of children who are in the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services care due to danger in the home with the parents.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Tries cases before jury or Judge.
  • Performs a variety of complex, independent duties in conjunction with court trials, including performing discovery, evaluating legal theories and principles, performing research, etc.
  • Ability to staff cases with TDFPS representatives to determine the appropriate course of action, i.e. removal FBSS, court ordered services, etc.
  • Participates and assists in pre-trial preparations.
  • Performs other complex legal functions in a specific, assigned legal area to include family violence, and emergency protective orders.
  • Participates in settlement negotiations (mediations) in CPS cases.
  • Conducts regular statutory hearings in CPS Cases
  • Timely submission of timesheets.
  • Able to report regularly for work and be on time.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Graduation from an accredited school of law.
  • 0-3 years litigation experience
  • Experience in advanced professional techniques related to CPS law, the legal system, and the judicial process.
  • Skill in decision making and problem solving.
  • Customer Service Oriented
  • Excellent Computer Skills
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • Current membership in the State Bar of Texas.
  • Must pass Criminal Background check

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