Represents the Commission for Lawyer Discipline during the attorney disciplinary process, both administratively and in the courts. May occasionally represent the State Bar of Texas in litigation. Provides ethical direction to the State Bar members. Involves frequent contact with State Bar departments, complainants, respondents, and other outside agencies and organizations.
1. Evaluates grievances against attorneys filed with the Office of the Chief Disciplinary Counsel for proper classification and processing; full active participation during the initial analysis and processing stages of such grievances.
2. Assures timely transmission of complaints to appropriate regional office.
3. Notifies parties in writing of classification outcome and advises complainants or their right to appeal an “Inquiry” classification to the Board of Disciplinary Appeals.
4. Assures accurate and timely transmission of appealed “Inquiry” classifications to the Board of Disciplinary Appeals.
5. Assures accurate data entry of each written grievance for tracking and record-keeping purposes.
6. Responds to communications from complainants, respondents, witnesses, and the public while maintaining confidentiality.
7. May present cases for summary dismissal to panels of district grievance committees.
8. Performs other responsibilities as required.
Must have an active Texas law license. A minimum of two years of legal experience preferred. Should have knowledge of litigation and appellate practice rules and procedures (state and federal), Texas Rules of Professional Conduct, the Texas Rules of Disciplinary Procedure, the State Bar Act [Chapter 81 of the Texas Government Code], the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure, the Texas Rules of Evidence, and the State Bar Rules. Personal computer and computer software knowledge required (including Microsoft Word). Must be able to perform effective and efficient legal research, analysis, and writing. Must be able to communicate effectively, coordinate workflow, work well with others, and meet deadlines, while managing a large and fluctuating caseload. Must perform duties in a professional and respectful manner. Must abide by confidentiality rules and other rules that apply to the attorney disciplinary system in Texas. Occasional travel required.