State Bar of Texas

Publications Attorney I

Job Locations US-TX-Austin
Posted Date 2 months ago(6/10/2022 2:00 PM)
Category
Legal
Closing Date
Open Until Filled
Min Starting Salary
USD $62,890.00/Yr.
Max Starting Salary
USD $70,751.00/Yr.

General Description

The TexasBarBooks department publishes law books in print, digital, and online formats. A publications attorney analyzes and edits legal manuscripts for substantive accuracy and clarity. Involves contact with the volunteer lawyers, judges, and professors who write legal materials for publication as well as frequent contact with State Bar departments, committees, and the public. This position is eligible for a hybrid work schedule.

Primary Functions

  1. Analyzes and researches legal issues in manuscripts to ensure accuracy.
  2. Independently writes comprehensive supplementation to update existing publications.
  3. Works with volunteer authors to develop books, practice manuals, and forms in various legal subject areas.
  4. Responds by telephone and e-mail to requests for information about content and use of publications.
  5. Performs other responsibilities as required.

Position Requirements

J.D. or L.L.B. and license to practice law, preferably in Texas, required. Related work experience helpful. Must be able to write clearly and perform legal research effectively. Requires excellent communication skills, diplomacy, and discretion. Must be able to work under deadline pressure and prioritize multiple work assignments and long-term projects. Must be able to use basic word processing software. Occasional travel required. Writing sample required with application: 500-1000 words in plain language.

 

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