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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
Date Last Verified
ProfileImpact Litigation Staff Attorney The candidate will provide civil legal representation to low-income individuals in Texas. Responsible for the attorney’s own caseload and reports to the Impact Litigation Managing Attorney. Spot issues that, if favorably resolved, will improve the lives of many low-income individuals or that will lead to systemic improvements in services to low-income individuals. Provide high quality legal assistance to eligible clients. Execute intake interviews, confirm eligibility for services and check for conflicts of interest. Analyze legal problems, and conduct legal research and factual investigation as needed to perform the tasks undertaken on behalf of eligible clients. Communicate with third parties on behalf of clients to resolve legal problems. Prepare for, attend, and conduct hearings and trials. Demonstrate knowledge and expertise of the law and legal system, especially in areas that impact low-income individuals. Comply with all regulations, grant requirements, and internal operating and personnel policies. Promptly provide all information needed/requested for reporting. Demonstrate proficiency with case management system, Adobe and Microsoft Office products and social media tools and the ability to learn new technologies to carry out job functions. Embrace and support overall mission, standards, policies, and confidentiality requirements. Ensure that all client, project, and computer files are maintained in an orderly manner. Maintain the highest ethical 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. Embrace and support overall mission, standards, policies, and confidentiality requirements. Ensure that all appointments and deadlines are calendared and timely executed with sufficient time dedicated for management approval of legal documents. Perform other duties as assigned by senior management and the VLAP Managing Attorney.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: JD Degree and licensure by the Supreme Court of Texas. Readiness to litigate in at least one of the following areas: Public Benefits, Family Law, Consumer Law. Record of consistent observance of office procedures. Record of consistent professionalism and courtesy at the highest level when communicating (verbally and via email) and when working with other office staff, clients, other Legal Aid programs, governmental and funding entities, and the public. Ability to type with speed and accuracy and to utilize office software and case management systems.
Texas Legal Services Center
Austin, TX 78701