Legal Officer
UT Health Science Center at Houston - Houston, TX

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In the role of Legal Officer, you will provide professional legal support and assistance in the areas of non-malpractice "open assignments" and miscellaneous legal inquiries and requests. Attends and monitors litigation events (depositions, trials, hearings, etc.) and organizes and analyzes related information. Performs research and analysis on a variety of legal issues, and creates and executes routine legal documents and correspondence.

Additional Summary Specific to Job
Primary Responsibilities Include:
- Researches issues related to higher education law, health law and other areas of law.
- Drafts legal documents and correspondence.
- Provides legal advice in connection with student disciplinary incidents.
- Monitors litigation events; organizes and analyzes related information.
- Assists and/or performs research on a variety of issues involving higher education law, health law and numerous other area of law in response to requests and claims.
- Serves as support in drafting and executing legal documents by creating preliminary drafts of legal documents and correspondence; identifies the legal and quasi-legal and factual questions that may merit research; and creates and executes final drafts of more routine legal documents and correspondence.
- Assists and/or handles the coordination and drafting of responses to external charges or demands.
- Provides legal advice in connection with any student disciplinary incident; serves as information resource for staff and officials with regard to pending, recent or historical legislative actions.
- Attends/monitor litigation events and organizes and analyzes related information.
- Identifies, compiles, organizes and performs some analysis of large quantities of information based on 'legal value' and for establishing and monitoring internal communication.

Organizational Requirements
CERTIFICATIONS/SKILLS:
Licensed by the State Bar of Texas

MINIMUM EDUCATION:
Juris Doctorate (J.D) degree from an accredited law school.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE:
None with required education.

Departmental Requirements/Preferences

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