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Division:
Hearings and Tax Litigation

General Description:
Performs complex (journey-level) legal research and analysis work. The legal intern may perform tasks typical of an attorney in the Administrative Hearings Section. Work involves draft position letters and notices of hearings in preparation of SOAH hearings, and draft or respond to motions during the contested case process. Performs legal research and draft memos recommending action by other agency divisions served by AHS. Works under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Qualifications
Minimum Requirements:
Education:
Graduation from an accredited college or university and currently enrolled in an accredited law school seeking an LLB or JD degree.

Preferred Education:
A minimum of one year of law school completed.

Experience:
Legal research, writing and analysis.

Experience:
Some post-college professional experience preferred.

In This Role You Will: Draft position letters and notices of hearings in preparation of SOAH hearings, and draft or respond to motions during the contested case process. Perform legal research and draft memos recommending action by other agency divisions served by AHS Attend and observe tax hearings before SOAH, trials and motions in Travis County District Court, and oral arguments before the Austin Court of Appeals or Texas Supreme Court. Meet with taxpayers and their representatives to narrow the disputed issues in a contested case, with the goal of executing a written agreed resolution to settle the case without a hearing. Draft compromise and settlement agreements, and other written agreed resolutions to conclude contested cases.

Veterans:
To receive veteran’s preference a copy of your DD214 (Member 4 Copy).

Veterans, Reservist or Guardsmen with an MOS in 27A, LN, 250X, LGL10, 4402, 51JX or additional duties that fall within the essential duties of the job position or other related fields pertaining to the minimum experience requirements may meet the minimum qualifications. All active duty, reservists, guardsmen, and veterans are encouraged to apply if they meet the qualifications for this position. Please call Human Resources, CPA Veterans Liaison at 512-475-3560/800-531-5441 for more information or assistance.

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