State Bar of Texas

Records Attorney

Job Locations US-TX-Austin
Posted Date 1 month ago(2/16/2018 2:00 PM)
Closing Date
Open Until Filled

General Description

Responsible for coordinating the centralized records request process and advising State Bar staff on legal and policy matters related to the Public Information Act and requests by officers and directors. Provides general legal assistance to the Legal Counsel’s Office and State Bar staff as needed. Reports to the Legal Counsel.

Primary Functions

  1. Provides training, guidance and legal support to State Bar staff in matters related to the Public Information Act (PIA).
  2. Communicates with requestors of public information in meetings and in writing.
  3. Serves as the point of contact for requestors of public information and other records requests.
  4. Processes PIA requests and referrals to the Attorney General’s Office.
  5. Communicates with officers and directors requesting State Bar records.
  6. Works closely with Executive Director, legal staff, and other agency staff concerning the processing of requests for information.
  7. Advises staff on legal matters, including the interpretation and application of agency regulations, and state and federal laws.
  8. Analyzes complex legal matters.
  9. Performs extensive legal research.
  10. Writes legal briefs and memoranda.
  11. Participates in meetings on legal and policy issues.
  12. Performs other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements

Requires graduation from an accredited law school with a J.D. degree. Must have a minimum of 4 years of regulatory or administrative law experience. Open records experience required. Requires demonstrated knowledge of the Public Information Act and the Open Meetings Act; legal analysis and research; legal principles, practices and proceedings. Must be able to work effectively across multiple groups, functional areas, and subject-matter experts. Requires the ability to exercise good judgment in the analysis of legal problems and to prepare sound, clear opinions; efficiently research complex legal issues; and interpret laws and regulations affecting the agency. Must be able to work independently and effectively manage multiple competing priorities.


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