Under the supervision and direction of the Board’s General Counsel, performs substantive legal work, including but not limited to, responding to requests for information under the Texas Public Information Act, conducting interviews with clients, outside counsel, and Board staff; locating and interviewing witnesses, conducting investigations, and statistical and documentary research; drafting documents, correspondence and pleadings; summarizing depositions, interrogatories and testimony; attending court or administrative hearings and trials with an attorney, and performing legal research using Lexis or Westlaw.
What you will be doing:
• Assist legal counsel with all aspects of legal work, with an emphasis on civil litigation, including defense of tort, contract and constitutional claims, employment actions and financial disputes.
• Assist in performing fact investigations relating to pending and contemplated litigation as well as coordinate with Board staff to gather information and records for litigation document production, and coordinate responses to requests for production and interrogatories with outside counsel
• Draft legal documents and conducts legal research using law library and on-line resources.
• Coordinate and respond to third-party requests for information under the Texas Public Information Act (TPIA) to assure timely compliance with the Act’s statutory requirements.
• Act as a liaison with third-party requestors and other Board departments in gathering and reviewing of responsive documents
What you need:
• Bachelor’s or higher degree in any field, together with a minimum of one year of employment experience performing substantive legal work (as described in the General Summary above) under the direct supervision of a duly licensed attorney, and completion of 15 hours of continuing legal education within that year; OR
• Four (4) years of experience in performing substantive legal work under the direct supervision of a duly licensed attorney; OR
• One of the following plus two (2) years of increasingly responsible administrative or substantive legal experience in a law office:
• Paralegal certification conferred by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
• Certified Legal Assistant (CLA)/Certified Paralegal Administrator (CPA) certification conferred by the National Association of Legal Assistants.
• Paralegal Advanced Competency Examination (PACE) certification conferred by the National Federation of Paralegal Association.
• Certificate of completion from an American Bar Association-approved program of education and training for paralegals.
• Certificate of completion from a paralegal program administered by any college or university accredited or approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board or its equivalent in another state.
• Possession of a valid Class C driver’s license.
• Knowledge of the laws and regulations governing the operation of airports.
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