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 Attorney V - Dallas, Texas, United States

Job information
Hiring entity type: Government 
Work authorization: Existing work authorization required for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: US$101356 - 126658
Benefits: 401(k) -
Health Insurance -
Paid Vacation -
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Government
Non Profit
Travel: 25 - 50% 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Spanish - Fluent
Minimum education: Bachelor Degree 
Minimum years experience:
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Virtual interview questions: No questions which require answers when applying for this job posting.
Job code: IRC003339 / Latpro-3696264 
Date posted: Aug-06-2019
State, Zip: Texas, 75202


This is a full-time position that will work in the Public Defender's Office Mental Health Division within the Civil Commitment Section.  Candidate will represent individuals in local mental health facilities and institutions.  Representation may entail hearings for probable cause, forced medication and commitments.  Daily localized travel is required, mileage reimbursement is provided within County.    **BILINGUAL PREFERRED**

  • Supervises all levels public defenders in all aspects of assigned cases.
  • Exercises authority to make tactical and legal decisions in connection with assigned felony cases or defends the more complex general or special category felony cases in assigned courts.  
  • Performs case evaluation, preparation, and management; represents the client in pre-trial and evidentiary hearings and jury/court trials; and ensures effective communication with judges, prosecuting attorneys, court personnel, family members, witnesses and other interested parties.
  • Conducts legal research; drafting legal documents; and interpreting laws, rules and regulations.


Graduation from an accredited law school with a license to practice law in the State of Texas. Four (4) years’ experience practicing law required

An extensive pre-employment background investigation will be conducted on all applicants who have been offered a position with Dallas County. The hiring process involves successful completion of each step. The steps include: Criminal History Review, Traffic Violations Record, Review of Personal History Statement and Documents, Physical Examination, and Background Investigation.

Dallas County is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.