Legal Intern

Grand Prairie, TX
Job #: 2019-00098
Job Summary
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

Minimum Qualifications
  • 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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