Texas Law Help Seeks Staff Attorney

Job Type
Full-time
Description

Position Summary:

The TexasLawHelp/Virtual Court Access Project attorney is responsible for providing legal assistance to eligible clients and conducting virtual legal clinics to low-income Texans in rural areas across the state.

 

The attorney in this position is expected to:

 

Maintain the highest ethical and professional standards; embrace and support TLSC’s overall mission; and comply with all grant requirements, regulations, standards, policies, and confidentiality requirements.

 

This is a grant-funded position.

 

Essential Functions:

  • 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 TLSC policy.
  • Assist clients in drafting and filing legal documents.
  • Work with underserved communities and VCAP host sites to facilitate access to legal help.
  • Travel to remote locations to conduct training and outreach activities.
  • Assist clients with navigating the TexasLawHelp website.
  • Coordinate projects between VCAP, within the practice area group, within TLSC, and organizations outside of TLSC.
  • Train and lead law students, volunteers, and interns for TexasLawHelp LiveChat.
  • Identify the need for publications to assist self-represented litigants for both print and web-publication for TexasLawHelp.
  • Draft and update legal information publications, tools, and forms for TexasLawHelp.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Requirements

Competencies:

  • Current knowledge and expertise of the law and legal system, especially in areas that impact family law.
  • 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.
  • Bilingual English and Spanish preferred.

 

Education and Experience:

  • J.D. Degree
  • Minimum two (2) years of family law experience.

 

Licensure and/or Certification: License by the Supreme Court of Texas.

 

Physical Requirements:

  • Sedentary work that involves sitting most of the time.
  • Occasional bending, squatting, and kneeling. 
  • Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and a negligible amount of force as needed, at times to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.

Application may be submitted using the link below.

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