The purpose of this position is to assist the City Attorney's Office Department with various tasks including, but not limited to: special projects, legal research, prosecution case preparation, data collection, customer service, community events, clerical help or any other duties assigned. The ideal candidate is a recent law school graduate who is waiting on bar results, or a 3L graduating in May that is able to work 30-40 hours per week, who is looking to gain valuable experience while looking for a more permanent job as a lawyer.
As the City Attorney's Intern, we expect the employee to quickly learn city functions and responsibilities and performing high-level work for the City. The individual may be asked to participate in community projects, or as a part of committees and management related decisions/discussions.
To be successful in this position, the ideal candidate must:
Be interested in learning about municipal law or prosecution;
Exude strong attention to detail (spelling, grammar, punctuation, etc.) ; and
Show creative, high-level, and out-of-the-box thinking capabilities.
Essential Job Functions
Perform the following tasks: Case preparation; Legal Research; Writing memos or briefs; Drafting documents; Drafting ordinances; Witness Interviewing; Fact Finding; Negotiation; Court appearances and trial prosecution (if able to obtain Bar Card)
Assemble data from a variety of sources for use in the development, implementation, and evaluation of City programs to meet the needs of the City of Grand Prairie employee population.
When necessary, represent the City throughout the community (committees, organizations, and public functions) or within city departments as assigned by the City Attorney's Office.
Plan and execute various projects as needed for City of Grand Prairie employees
Other duties or projects as assigned
Bachelor's degree required. Applicants should be currently enrolled as a 3L in an accredited university, pursuing a law degree or have recently graduated from law school.
Work involves choices of action within limits set by standard practices and procedures. Professional judgment is required to apply the proper course of action.
Experience: Up to and including one year or more.
Valid Texas Class C Driver's License
Closing Date: 5th March, 2019
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