State Bar of Texas

  • Deputy Counsel of Administration

    Job Locations US-TX-Austin
    Posted Date 1 month ago(2/1/2019 2:00 PM)
    Category
    Legal
    Closing Date
    Open Until Filled
  • General Description

    Serves as the Deputy Counsel for Administration under the Chief Disciplinary Counsel in managing statewide disciplinary related administrative functions of the Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel. Manages the regional office of the Chief Disciplinary Counsel, which services an assigned geographic region of the state. This position is under the direct supervision of the Chief Disciplinary Counsel. 

     

     

     

     

    Primary Functions

     

    1. Manages, supervises, and directs the following statewide administrative programs and/or positions: Grievance Referral Program; Ethics Helpline; Compliance Monitor; Special Administrative Counsel; letters of good standing; classification process of the disciplinary system.  
    2. Assists in special projects for the Commission for Lawyer Discipline, as assigned by the Chief Disciplinary Counsel, such as drafting proposed rule amendments, legislation, annual report, training materials for incoming members, and power point updates presented by Commission members to the Board of Directors.
    3. Serves as Regional Counsel for the assigned geographic region, managing all personnel in the regional office, managing all aspects of the grievance system administered by the regional office, and implementing, and overseeing the budget for the regional office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel.
    4. Prepares materials, including procedural guides and other training manuals for training of grievance committee members and staff, in coordination with Deputy Counsel for Litigation and Regional Counsel.
    5. Advises the Chief Disciplinary Counsel in management of the statewide operating standards and procedures for processing grievance complaints against attorneys licensed to practice law in Texas.
    6. Represents the Commission for Lawyer Discipline in investigatory and evidentiary hearings, state district and federal court proceedings. Evaluates and negotiates settlements for recommendation to the Commission for Lawyer Discipline in both evidentiary and district court proceedings. Maintains a trial docket and is responsible for the more complex, egregious, high-profile, attorney discipline cases.
    7. Upon request, serves as staff liaison for the Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee.
    8. Attends meetings as necessary in performance of the functions of the position.
    9. Responds to requests for disciplinary information from other departments of the State Bar or from outside sources as directed.
    10. Performs special projects assigned by the Chief Disciplinary Counsel.
    11. Perform other responsibilities as required.

    Position Requirements

     

    J.D. required. Must have a Texas law license. Minimum of five years of administrative management experience and five years of first-chair trial experience required.  Requires knowledge of litigation and appellate practice (state and federal), Texas Rules of Professional Conduct, Texas Rules of Disciplinary Procedure, Texas Rules of Civil Procedure and Texas Rules of Evidence. Personal computer and computer software knowledge required. Ability to communicate effectively, coordinate workflow and meet deadlines while maintaining confidentiality. Occasional travel required.

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