Attorney Associate

Denton, TX
Jul 21, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Requisition Number

Job Title
Attorney Associate

Official Title
Attorney Associate

Position Number

Student Legal Services - 160240


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Work Schedule
Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm

Department Overview
** This position is a part-time benefits eligible position.**

Student Legal Service provides legal advice and sometimes representation to currently enrolled UNT students.

Job Description
The Student Legal Services Department at the University of North Texas is seeking to hire an Attorney Associate to join our team.

The Part-Time Associate Attorney provides advice, counsel, and representation to students regarding their personal legal issues, assists with the development of legal educational programming and reference materials to inform students of their legal rights and responsibilities, and provides guidance on educational policies and procedures specific to the functional area. The Part-Time Associate Attorney does not advise students on issues adverse to UNT or on matters regarding another UNT student.

Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:
* Advises and counsels students relative to personal legal issues.
* Analyze legal issues and defenses.
* Draft pleadings and motions.
* Serve as a mediator in student mediations.
* Prepares students for Pro Se litigation.
* Represents students preparing cases for settlement or litigation.
* Effectively communicates with adverse parties and makes appropriate referrals.
* Assists with the drafting of informational guides and brochures on various legal topics for use by students.
* Makes notes in the SLS database to enable the department to track the progress of cases.
* Assists with representing SLS at outreach opportunity events.
* Assists with the development and presenting of legal education seminars to educate students about their legal rights and responsibilities.
* Maintain all licensing requirements and adhere to the prescribed standards of professional conduct.

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.

The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

Minimum Qualifications
The successful candidate will possess a Juris Doctorate and will be currently licensed and admitted to practice law in the State of Texas. Must be in good standing with the State Bar of Texas. The following knowledge, skills, and abilities are required:

* Considerable knowledge of accepted legal practices, legal statutes, and regulations relevant to UNT System.
* Ability to organize and apply legal concepts and principles.
* Ability to interpret, analyze, and prepare legal documents.
* Ability to analyze, consolidate, and present legal matters in clear concise form.
* Ability to work on complex and confidential issues utilizing judgment, tact, and resourcefulness.

Preferred Qualifications
The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications:

* Two years of professional legal practice experience.
* Experience in a legal aid, public defender, or other public interest setting
* Background in the following practice areas: immigration, landlord tenant, criminal, trusts and estates, and business entity formation

Special Instructions to Applicants
** This position is a part-time benefits eligible position.**

** Start Date 9/1/2017 or Later**

Applicants must submit a resume with their online application.

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Driving a University Vehicle?

Job Open Date

Job Close Date
Open Until Filled

Pay Rate
Commensurate with Experience

Pay Basis

Job Type
Part-time Permanent

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