Staff Attorney

Full-time 3 views
Company Texas Legal Services Center Location Austin, TX, United States

Public Interest


Min 2 yrs required


Aug 26, 2022

May 13, 2022


Staff Attorney
The candidate will provide high quality legal advice, assistance, and referrals to eligible clients, including through TexasLawHelp LiveChat, in a patient, compassionate, culturally-sensitive, and trauma-informed manner. Conduct intake interviews, confirm eligibility for services and check for conflicts of interest according to policy. Assist clients in drafting and filing legal documents. Work with rural community hosts to facilitate monthly virtual legal clinics. Travel to remote locations to conduct training and outreach activities. Assist clients with navigating the TexasLawHelp website. Coordinate projects between VHSC, within the practice area group, and organizations outside. Train and lead law students, volunteers, and interns for TexasLawHelp LiveChat. Identify need for publications to assist self-represented litigants for both print and web publications for TexasLawHelp. Draft and update legal information publications, tools, and forms for TexasLawHelp. Ensure all client, project, and computer files are maintained in an orderly manner. Provide all information needed/requested for TLSC-reporting in a prompt manner. Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have a J.D. Degree. Licensed to practice law in the State of Texas within six months of hire date. Should have 2 years of family law experience. Fluency in Spanish. Current knowledge and expertise of the law and legal system, especially in areas that impact family law. Advance level project management skills. High-level organization skills. Strong time management and attention to detail skills. Exceptional verbal, listening, and written communications skills. Proficiency with (or the ability to learn) LegalServer (TLSC’s case management system), Adobe, Microsoft Office products, G Suite apps, and social media tools. Understanding of grant requirements and associated reporting needs. Ability to travel to remote locations. Ability to work with clients in a patient, trauma-informed and non-judgmental manner. Ability to enter information into system accurately. Experience using or ability to learn technology, including virtual meeting software/technology, such as Zoom or Skype.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Texas Legal Services Center
815 Brazos
Suite 1100
Austin, TX 78701

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