Job Details

Virtual Selfhelp Center Staff Attorney

Company name

Texas Legal Services Center

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required

Location

Austin, TX

Date Last Verified

Apr 10,2018

Posted on

Feb 17,2018
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Virtual Self-Help Center Staff Attorney Duties: In real-time, assist clients navigate the Texas Law Help website. Assist clients in drafting and filing legal documents through e-filing, and communicate with opposing parties on behalf of the client to resolve the client’s legal issue. Work with other center projects, as well as outside organizations, to provide clients with quality legal assistance. Work with rural county law libraries to facilitate monthly virtual legal clinics. Strive to provide the highest quality legal assistance to eligible clients. Demonstrate knowledge and expertise of the law and legal system, especially in areas that impact family law. Respond to clients’ questions in a patient, compassionate, culturally sensitive and trauma-informed manner. Conduct an intake interview according to center policy, confirm the eligibility for services, and check for conflicts of interest. Explain the limited nature of legal services that can be offered. Analyze the legal problems, and provide proper referrals, if necessary. Conduct the legal research and factual investigation needed to adequately perform the tasks undertaken on behalf of the client. Demonstrate proficiency with center’s case management system, Adobe and Microsoft Office products and social media tools and have the ability to learn new technologies to carry out job functions. Maintain the highest ethical and professional standards as a member of the State Bar and stay current with updates and changes to the law. Adhere to the ABA Standards for Civil Legal Services Providers. Maintain the highest level of professionalism when working with other center staff, other Legal Aid programs, governmental and funding entities, and the public. Embrace and support center’s overall mission, standards, policies, and confidentiality requirements. Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director, Deputy Director, Associate Director and the Managing Attorney.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: JD Degree and licensure by the Supreme Court of Texas.

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Company info

Scott Constantine
Virtual Self-Help Center Managing Attorney
Texas Legal Services Center
815 Brazos
Suite 1100
Austin, TX 78701

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