South Texas College of Law
Provide legal services to City Council, City Manager, Departments, Boards and Commissions. Supervise other staff attorneys including the prosecutors to ensure that the City's legal needs are met.
September 1997 - May 2000 in the Legal Department
Family history of working for municipalities. My father worked at the Houston Police Department (as a civilian) and my grandfather worked at the St. Louis Fire Department as a fire fighter. At the time I was hired as an intern, I was working for the City of Houston in Public Works and wanted to work for a smaller and more dynamic City.
May 2000. I graduated law school and passed the State Bar exam and was hired as an assistant city attorney. Fun fact: at the time the city only had one attorney -- hiring me doubled the size of the department!
It allowed me to learn about the duties of the position, the people and the culture of the city while providing a safety net of having a hands on supervisor to show me the ropes.
Two favorites: my co-workers and driving around the city and seeing the incredible things that my coworkers have accomplished. From bridges to parks to ball parks, we have accomplished some pretty incredible things.
The City is fast paced and you can learn a lot in a short period of time. If you work hard, your career possibilities are endless.