Job Details

Staff Attorney

Company name

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required

Location

Austin, TX

Date Last Verified

Oct 16,2017

Posted on

Jun 18,2017
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General
Family Law >> Family Law
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Staff Attorney The candidate will provide a range of legal services to the Project’s clients, including providing legal advice and counsel, drafting legal pleadings for use by pro se clients, directly representing clients, participating in statewide advocacy efforts, and performing a range of other civil legal services as required. Works state-wide with domestic violence and sexual assault victims, law enforcement, as well as arraignment judges in County to help victims of family violence understand their legal options after the batterer has been arrested, and when needed assists with processing MOEPs. Responsible for planning and implementing trainings to members of the judiciary, law enforcement, advocates, and others in order to expand services and ensure best practices throughout Texas.

Qualification and Experience

Requirements: Must have graduated from an accredited law school and be licensed to practice law in Texas. Must be able to assist callers with legal issues relating to all areas of civil law as it pertains to domestic violence and sexual assault. Should be able to provide information to clients in crisis and be able to help individuals in a compassionate and respectful manner. Must also be able to provide pro se litigants with legal advice and limited representation in all matters relating to domestic violence and sexual assault and draft pleadings and related documents. Must be proficient in spoken and written Spanish. Knowledge of legal issues relating to domestic violence and/or sexual assault is required. Strong verbal and writing skills appreciated. Strongly Preferred: At least one year of litigation experience in family, civil, and/or criminal law; working knowledge of the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure, Texas Family Code, Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, and Texas Penal Code. Texas Advocacy Project is a smoke-free workplace.

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