Attorney – Education and Children’s Mental Health

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1420 Mockingbird
Dallas, TX 75247
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Disability Rights Texas
State: 
Texas
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

Provide legal services and advice to individuals which may include legal advocacy, negotiation, mediation, litigations and handling of administrative and court proceedings.
Respond to requests for assistance and determines eligibility for services.
Provide direction and technical assistance to Advocates, when appropriate.
Participate in case reviews and provide Advocates with direction on strategizing cases and legal issues, when appropriate.
Provide technical assistance on an on-going basis to private attorneys representing persons with disabilities
Develop materials for and conduct education and training (E&T) presentations on Disability Rights Texas's services and legal rights issues.

Requirements: 

Law Degree and active Texas law license
Three years previous related experience, preferably working with persons with disabilities
Strong and effective written, verbal and negotiating communication skills, including the ability to do so in a concise manner regarding complex issues
Demonstrated experience in public speaking and developing effective informative and persuasive presentations
Demonstrated functional knowledge of complex state and federal laws, rights protection statutes and regulations.
Willingness to take direction and independently follow through on instructions timely.
Exceptional communication and interpersonal relationship skills.
Strong computer / technology literacy.
High commitment to service excellence while maintaining high degree of integrity, ethics and judgement.

Notes: 
Disability Rights Texas is the federally designated legal protection and advocacy agency (P&A) for people with disabilities in Texas. Our mission is to help people with disabilities understand and exercise their rights under the law, ensuring their full and equal participation in society.
Salary range: 
51000-75000
Expiration date: 
Thursday, November 30, 2017