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  • Wednesday, January 22, 2020 3:23 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Assistant Director and Senior Specialist, American Law Division

    Open: 1/10/2020 – 2/7/2020

    Salary: $131,239 to $197,300 per year

    The Congressional Research Service (CRS) seeks a senior manager to lead its American Law Division (ALD), one of CRS’ five research divisions. CRS provides objective, nonpartisan, and authoritative legislative research, analysis, and consultative support exclusively to the U.S. Congress.

    This position serves as head of the American Law Division, a major CRS research division. In this capacity, and reporting directly to the Director of CRS, the Assistant Director leads, plans, directs, and evaluates the work of a team of attorneys in its production of written products and consulting services in support of the U.S. Congress.  Working directly with congressional committees and Members of the House and Senate, ALD attorneys contribute to an informed national legislature as it considers legal and policy issues of importance to the American people.  Areas of research, analysis, and consultative support include all facets of law in the United States, including administrative, business, civil rights, constitutional, energy, environmental, health, immigration, intellectual property, international, labor, military, national security, procurement, tax and trade law.  The Assistant Director ensures that both written and consulting work is of the highest quality and consistently meets the Service’s standards of objectivity, nonpartisanship, balance, timeliness, legislative relevance, authoritativeness, and accessibility. 

    The Assistant Director leads implementation of the Service’s agenda for legal issues within the division’s areas of responsibility, including approaches, frameworks, and methodologies for addressing policy and legislative issues. This includes demonstrating personal intellectual leadership in monitoring congressional needs in the policy areas for which the Assistant Director has direct management responsibility and assuring access to the intellectual capacity needed to meet the current and changing needs of the United States Congress at a sustained level of excellence. This also includes exercising overall responsibility and delegated authority for the oversight and management of the division’s human, financial, material, and information research assets, including a staff of approximately 70 employees. In performing these activities, the Assistant Director is responsible for ensuring that the research, analytical, and consulting activities of the division are fully aligned with the legislative needs of Congress and with the priorities, goals, and policies of CRS for meeting those needs.

    The Assistant Director also serves as one of the chief advisors to the Director, counseling the Director on all aspects of the research management and operations of CRS and recommending specific policies and procedures for improving the Service’s overall quality, efficiency, and effectiveness. The Assistant Director serves as a member of the Director’s senior management team and serves as a principal CRS representative to Members, committees, and officers of the United States Congress.

    CRS is fully committed to workforce diversity. Interested applicants must apply online https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/556274200.

  • Wednesday, January 22, 2020 3:08 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Job Title: Sr. Trial Attorney - San Antonio, TX

    Where good people build rewarding careers.

    Think that working in the insurance field can’t be exciting, rewarding and challenging? Think again. You’ll help us

    reinvent protection and retirement to improve customers’ lives. We’ll help you make an impact with our training

    and mentoring offerings. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to expand and apply your skills in ways you never

    thought possible. And you’ll have fun doing it. Join a company of individuals with hopes, plans and passions, all

    using and developing our talents for good, at work and in life.

    Job Description

    Represent clients who are customers of Allstate Insurance Company, Encompass, and Esurance (“the Company”) in the defense of bodily injury liability and property damage liability lawsuits. Represent the Company in the defense of certain uninsured/underinsured motorist claims. The Trial Attorney will conduct examinations under oath of claimants asserting claims against the Company under their insurance policies and, acquire broad knowledge of the Company, your business area’s processes and procedures as well as best practices. The Trial Attorney will be primarily responsible for managing your assigned cases by acquiring, compiling and integrating case-related information and legal research, developing and implementing litigation strategies in cooperation with your clients and claims personnel, developing and implementing litigation tactics to obtain prompt resolution of claims, and achieving team objectives.

    The Qualifications

    Juris Doctorate and member in good standing of state of practicing

    Up to 10 plus years of litigation and or subrogation experience, including 1st OR 2nd chair jury trial experience

    Insurance defense strongly preferred

    Computer proficiency with Microsoft Office, LexisNexis (preferred), and the internet

    Ability to work well with others on a team of attorneys, paralegals, administrative assistants, supervised by

    Lead Counsel

    Must be able to handle a heavy caseload

    Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills are key to working with a variety of internal and external contacts as well as for preparing reports, pleadings, and correspondence, collaborating with others, etc.

    You will work independently as well as part of a cohesive team.

    Periodically lifting in excess of 20 pounds throughout the day, depending on court matters being handled.

    Attorneys are required to cover court matters for each other; attorneys have laptops;

    Bending to pick up the computer bag which sometimes is more than 20 pounds, entering and exiting a vehicle, maneuvering files and computer at security checkpoints,

    Turning and twisting at work;

    Driving at least 40-50 miles daily depending on the activities being covered, court, doctors’ depositions, discovery depositions, and case evaluations, etc.

    Sitting for pro-longed periods of time en route to court, in court or at court proceedings, depositions, etc.;

    Walking and rolling brief case with files from vehicle to the legal proceeding and/or deposition, and facilitations, etc.;

    Trial preparation could require lifting in excess 20 lbs. because of exhibits, materials, records from plaintiff, etc. These materials are printed for some proceedings

    Good Work. Good Life. Good Hands®.

    As a Fortune 100 company and industry leader, we provide a competitive salary – but that’s just the beginning.

    Our Total Rewards package also offers benefits like tuition assistance, medical and dental insurance, as well as a

    robust pension and 401(k). Plus, you’ll have access to a wide variety of programs to help you balance your work

    and personal life -- including a generous paid time off policy.

    Learn more about life at Allstate. Connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn or watch a video.

  • Thursday, January 09, 2020 8:59 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The City of Dallas is seeking qualified candidates for the City Attorney position. The City operates under a Council-Manager form of government with a Mayor and 14 Council Members.  The City Council appoints the City Attorney who provides legal counsel to the City Council, City officials, departments and employees on all legal matters involving the city government.  The City Attorney’s Office has 164 staff and requires a strong leader, skilled manager, and experienced administrator.  A bachelor's degree from an accredited college of law, plus a license to practice law in the State of Texas, is required. Candidates should have at least ten (10) years of senior legal administration experience in legal areas such as Appellate, Constitutional, Land Use/Zoning, Purchasing, Environmental, Open/Public Records, Contracts, and Labor/Employment Law, including litigation and transactional.  A strong candidate will have prior experience as a City Attorney or Assistant City Attorney in a large, complex organization or other significant and applicable public sector experience; OR have extensive experience managing a large private sector organization with a focus on municipal and civil law.  Salary and open, dependent upon qualifications.  Visit www.srnsearch.com to view a detailed description or apply.  Position is open until filled.  Questions regarding this recruitment may be directed to Ms. S. Renée Narloch, S. Renée Narloch & Associates, info@srnsearch.com or (850) 391-0000.  The City of Dallas is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Pursuant to Texas Open Records law, applications and resumes are subject to disclosure.


  • Wednesday, September 11, 2019 2:40 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani (GRSM), a National law firm, has an excellent opportunity for an experienced Attorney in the San Antonio/Bexar County Area, to work remotely in conjunction with our Dallas office.  Ideal candidates must have 3-5 years of civil litigation and/or employment law experience, strong written and verbal communication skills, as well as reliable research and analysis skills. Candidates must be licensed in Texas and be able to handle a case from inception with little or no supervision, while working remotely. Must be available to travel to Austin periodically as necessary.

    We offer a highly competitive salary and full benefits package.  For consideration, please submit cover letter, writing sample and resume by email to DFWRecruiting@grsm.com, with “San Antonio Attorney” - in the subject line.

    No recruiter or phone calls please.

    Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani is an equal opportunity employer: www.grsm.com


  • Tuesday, August 27, 2019 12:52 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Legislative Analyst

    Open & Closing Dates: 08/19/2019 to 09/10/2019

    Salary: $83,398 to $108,422 per year

     

    The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Office of Congressional Information and Publishing (CIP) is seeking a Legislative Analyst to join its Legislative Analysis and Information Section (LAIS). The Legislative Analyst contributes to the Office of Congressional Information and Publishing’s mandate to produce legislative information for the United States Congress.

    The Legislative Analyst applies extensive specialized knowledge in one or more subject fields (e.g., criminal law, environmental law and regulation, international law, etc.) and comprehensive knowledge of the operations, rules, procedures, and organization of the United States Congress to the analysis of Federal legislation; and writes official digests and other authoritative summaries of Federal legislation in one or more subject fields (e.g., criminal law, environmental law and regulation, international law, etc.). These digests/summaries are mandated by statute and are utilized as authoritative resources by lawmakers, policymakers, academics, and members of the public who are seeking accurate, objective descriptions of both new and amended Federal legislation; and consults with congressional staff and committees to assess and review new or unusual circumstances, variations in approach, and incomplete or conflicting information encountered during the process of digesting Federal legislation.

    Drawing on his/her knowledge of the Federal legislative process as well as knowledge of specific subject fields (e.g., criminal law, environmental law and regulation, international law, etc.), the Legislative Analyst will analyze newly-introduced and amended Federal legislation to determine the legislation's meaning, intent, and impact on existing law; prepare official digests and other summaries and abstracts of Federal legislation; communicate and collaborate with the CRS research community to ensure integration of legislative analysis and research products; consult with congressional staff and committees to resolve questions regarding legislative intent and/or errors or omissions in legislative drafting; combine expert knowledge of one or more legislative subject areas with knowledge of new methods for organizing, accessing, and disseminating information to create and maintain innovative products and services; and analyze gaps in the congressional information services, evaluate new options, and make recommendations. The Legislative Analyst performs this work in an online environment.

    The Office of Congressional Information and Publishing is the organization within CRS and the Library of Congress that produces legislative information for the United States Congress that is considered to be authoritative for Federal legislation:  it is consulted widely by lawmakers, policymakers, academics, and members of the public who are seeking accurate, objective information on both new and amended Federal legislation.

    CRS is fully committed to workforce diversity. Interested applicants must apply online https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/543033400


  • Tuesday, August 27, 2019 12:51 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Legislative Attorney (Administrative Law)

    Open & Closing Dates: 08/20/2019 to 09/20/2019

    Salary: $99,172 to $128,920 per year

    The Congressional Research Service (CRS), American Law Division (ALD), seeks a Legislative Attorney to analyze legal questions that emerge from the work of Congress related to administrative law in particular and American public law generally. This is a non-litigating position emphasizing qualifications and interest in legal research and writing in a public service legislative context.

    The Legislative Attorney prepares objective, non-partisan analytical studies and descriptive and background memoranda and reports on legal issues of national significance; provides personal consultation and assistance to congressional committees. Members, and staff on legal issues throughout the legislative process; and participates in or leads team research projects and seminars. The incumbent is expected to develop over time the skills necessary to provide legal analysis and consultation to congressional committees. Members, and staff at increasingly sophisticated levels.

    Candidates with research experience in and broad general knowledge of legal issues regarding administrative law in particular and American public law in general; who demonstrate strong research, writing, and oral communication skills; and who possess a portfolio of high quality legal analytical writing are encouraged to apply. Experience as a judicial clerk will be beneficial.

    The position’s primary focus is the broad area of administrative law. However, given ALD’s relatively small staff and the breadth of issues ALD covers for Congress, candidates must also be capable of working in a number of different areas of the law and have the intellectual curiosity to seek out and maintain a broad portfolio of legal issues. Thus, applicants should also have knowledge of constitutional law and statutory interpretation.

    CRS is fully committed to workforce diversity. Interested applicants must apply online https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/543194400.


  • Thursday, August 08, 2019 5:14 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The City of San Antonio is hiring an Assistant City Attorney.  Check out the posting here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/sanantoniotx/jobs/2515821/assistant-city-attorney?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs.

  • Friday, August 02, 2019 9:14 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    UTSA is hiring!  See the job posting below for more details on the Equal Opportunity Investigator position.

    https://jobs.utsa.edu/postings/13338?fbclid=IwAR3eoq0iYlhscXyaU3vH4vYFRAH6XyZINbQf9_C0Tx_E_I_IrjVugCwVhWU

  • Tuesday, July 02, 2019 1:16 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Catholic Charities is hiring for the Senior Director of Caritas Legal Services.  Please see the attached flyer for more information on the posting.  Interested candidates should apply online at www.ccaosa.org/.

    Catholic Charities Job Posting.pdf

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Senior Counsel - Insurance Defense Litigation - San Antonio 

Travelers is one of the leading insurance companies in the United States.  Our superior financial strength and consistent record of strong operating returns mean security for our customers - and opportunities for our employees.  You will find Travelers to be full of energy, and a workplace in which you truly can make a difference.

Our San Antonio Staff Counsel (in-house) law office is seeking an experienced trial attorney to manage primarily complex litigation for cases involving general liability, auto liability, products liability, and premise liability matters.  Must demonstrate strong knowledge of jurisdictions in the San Antonio and Austin areas, and possess strategic, proactive, client-centric case handling behaviors and practices. 

For a more complete description of this position and to indicate your interest and apply, please visit the Careers section of our website at www.travelers.com and reference Job Opening ID 6393BR.

 

Travelers is an equal opportunity employer.  We actively promote a drug-free workplace.



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