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Staff Attorney - Self-Represented Litigants Program (SRLP)

 

The SRLP attorney is responsible for providing legal assistance to eligible clients, drafting and revising TexasLawHelp free legal content in English and Spanish, coordinating law student volunteers and interns, and various other program activities. This is a full-time position.

 

Minimum Job Qualifications

J.D. Degree and licensure by the Supreme Court of Texas. Fluency in oral and written Spanish is required.

 

Essential Job Activities

  • The SRLP Attorney is responsible for the direct services component of the program.
  • Provide legal advice to eligible clients.
  • Identify the need for publications to assist self-represented litigants for both print and web-publication for TexasLawLelp.
  • Ensure TexasLawHelp is accessible and able to be easily understood by the general public.
  • Ensure TexasLawHelp is accurate, updated, and free of spelling and grammar errors.
  • Draft and update video, legal information publications, tools, interactive forms, and print forms for TexasLawHelp, as needed and at the direction of the Executive Director and Designees.
  • Use new and old technology to develop tools for SRLP clients and the general public to assist with form completion, and filing of court documents.
  • Coordinate projects between SRLP, projects within TLSC, and organizations outside of TLSC.
  • Recruit, train, and supervise law students, volunteers, and interns for live chat on TexasLawHelp and development of content for the TexasLawHelp website.
  • Perform all job activities, especially project coordination, in a professional and positive manner.
  • Keep track of project deadlines and milestones to ensure projects are completed on time and to a high standard.
  • Provide high quality legal assistance to eligible clients and client organizations.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and expertise of the law and legal system, especially in areas that impact family law.
  • Comply with all regulations, grant requirements, and internal operating and personnel policies.
  • Promptly provide all information needed/requested for TLSC-reporting.
  • Ensure that all client, project, and computer files are maintained in an orderly manner.
  • 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 TLSC staff, other Legal Aid programs, governmental and funding entities, and the public.
  • Embrace and support TLSC’s 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 the Executive Director, Deputy Director, Associate Director and the SRLP Managing Attorney.

 

Other Requirements

  • This work is professional and requires the following physical activities:
  • Sitting for long periods of time, occasional bending, squatting, kneeling, and good finger dexterity and feeling; frequent repetitive motions
  • Occasional lifting of files, supplies, and office equipment.
  • Ability to type with speed and accuracy and to utilize office software and case management systems.
  • TLSC uses a computer case management system to document activity with all callers. After training, the attorney is expected to be adept at using the system and inputting the information correctly.
  • The attorney is expected to follow TLSC policy and procedures when conducting intake and assisting callers, and to stay current with all changes to family law.
  • Prior experience and training in outreach and web development is helpful but not required.
  • Ability to travel to remote locations to conduct training and outreach activities.

 

Days and Hours

Mon.-Fri.; 8a.m.-5p.m., 8:30a.m.-5:30p.m., or 9a.m.-6p.m.

Other hours may be needed as determined by the Managing Attorney.

 

Supervisory Responsibilities

Volunteers, law students, interns and paralegals.

 

Note

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by an employee in this position. These statements are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees in this position. This position is FLSA exempt. A high level of organizational and project management skills are required for this position.

 

This position requires a minimum of 40 hours per week of service.

 

 

Staff Attorney - Self-Represented Litigants Program (SRLP)

 

The SRLP attorney is responsible for providing legal assistance to eligible clients, drafting and revising TexasLawHelp free legal content, coordinating law student volunteers and interns, and various other program activities. This is a full-time position.

 

Minimum Job Qualifications

J.D. Degree and licensure by the Supreme Court of Texas.

 

Essential Job Activities

  • The SRLP Attorney is responsible for the direct services component of the program.
  • Provide legal advice to eligible clients.
  • Identify the need for publications to assist self-represented litigants for both print and web-publication for texaslawhelp.org
  • Ensure TexasLawHelp is accessible and able to be easily understood by the general public.
  • Ensure TexasLawHelp is accurate, updated, and free of spelling and grammar errors.
  • Draft and update video, legal information publications, tools, interactive forms, and print forms for TexasLawHelp, as needed and at the direction of the Executive Director and Designees.
  • Use new and old technology to develop tools for SRLP clients and the general public to assist with form completion and filing of court documents. Prior experience with computer programming languages or document assembly platforms is highly desired.
  • Coordinate projects between SRLP, projects within TLSC, and organizations outside of TLSC
  • Recruit, train, and supervise law students, volunteers, and interns for live chat on TexasLawHelp and development of content for the TexasLawHelp website.
  • Perform all job activities, especially project coordination, in a professional and positive manner.
  • Keep track of project deadlines and milestones to ensure projects are completed on time and to a high standard. Strong time management skills and attention to detail are expected.
  • Provide high quality legal assistance to eligible clients and client organizations.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and expertise of the law and legal system, especially in areas that impact family law.
  • Comply with all regulations, grant requirements, and internal operating and personnel policies.
  • Promptly provide all information needed/requested for TLSC-reporting.
  • Ensure that all client, project, and computer files are maintained in an orderly manner.
  • 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 TLSC staff, other Legal Aid programs, governmental and funding entities, and the public.
  • Embrace and support TLSC’s 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 the Executive Director, Deputy Director, Associate Director and the SRLP Managing Attorney.

 

Other Requirements

This work is professional and requires the following physical activities:

  • Sitting for long periods of time, occasional bending, squatting, kneeling, and good finger dexterity and feeling; frequent repetitive motions
  • Ability to type with speed and accuracy and to utilize office software and case management systems.
  • TLSC uses a computer case management system to document activity with all callers. After training, the attorney is expected to be adept at using the system and inputting the information correctly.
  • The attorney is expected to follow TLSC policy and procedures when conducting intake and assisting callers, and to stay current with all changes to family law.
  • Prior experience and training in outreach and web development is helpful but not required.
  • Ability to travel to remote locations to conduct training and outreach activities.

 

* This position requires a minimum of 40 hours per week of service.

 

Days and Hours

Mon.-Fri.; 8a.m.-5p.m., 8:30a.m.-5:30p.m., or 9a.m.-6p.m.

Other hours may be needed as determined by the Managing Attorney.

 

Supervisory Responsibilities

Volunteers, law students, interns and paralegals

 

Note

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by an employee in this position. These statements are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees in this position.

 

 

Web Developer - Self-Represented Litigants Program (SRLP)

 

Texas Legal Services Center (TLSC) is a nonprofit legal office which provides assistance and training to poverty law advocates and their clients in the areas of litigation support, education, and communication. TLSC sponsors projects that assist individuals in Texas and, in some cases, nationwide. TLSC’s Self Represented Litigants Program (SRLP) assists low-income individuals who represent themselves in civil legal matters by providing free and accurate legal information, forms, and advice through its website, www.TexasLawHelp.org.

 

Minimum Job Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have strong skills in front-end web development: HTML, CSS and JS; back-end development: PHP, MySQL and Python; and be familiar with content management systems (CMS): Drupal 7; and source control: Git. At least three years of web development experience (professional work or equivalent public projects) and familiarity with Drupal CMS is strongly desired. Time management, attention to detail, and effective communicate skills are expected. General interest in the non-profit space or experience working in a legal aid environment is desired.

 

Essential Job Activities

The SRLP web developer will be responsible for:

  • Developing and maintaining TexasLawHelp.org and any other SRLP websites.
  • Customizing (desktop/mobile) website front-ends via HTML, CSS, JS and modules settings.
  • Developing and maintaining Drupal modules using PHP and MySQL.
  • Overseeing Drupal migrations (from Drupal 7 to 8, and onward).
  • Interfacing with web site and domain hosting companies.
  • Maintaining hosting services, domain names, SSL certificates, etc.
  • Monitoring Google Analytics for trends and issues.
  • Search engine optimization.
  • Keeping up-to-date with web development technologies and trends.
  • Python development, assisting SRLP attorneys with document assembly projects such as A2J, HotDocs, Odyssey Guide & File, and Docassemble.
  • Performing all job activities and project coordination in a professional and positive manner.
  • Keeping track of project deadlines and milestones to ensure projects are completed on time and to a high standard.
  • Complying with all regulations, grant requirements, and internal operating and personnel policies.
  • Promptly providing all information needed/requested for TLSC-reporting.
  • Ensuring that all client, project, and computer files are maintained in an orderly manner.
  • Maintaining the highest level of professionalism when working with other TLSC staff, other legal aid programs, governmental and funding entities, and the public.
  • Embracing and supporting TLSC’s overall mission, standards, policies, and confidentiality requirements.
  • Ensuring that all appointments and deadlines are calendared and timely executed
  • Performing other duties as assigned by the Executive Director, Deputy Director, Associate Director, and the SRLP Managing Attorney.

 

Other Requirements

  • This work is professional and requires the following physical activities:
  • Sitting for long periods of time, occasional bending, squatting, kneeling, and good finger dexterity and feeling; frequent repetitive motions
  • Occasional lifting of files, supplies, and office equipment.
  • Ability to type with speed and accuracy and to utilize office software and case management systems.
  • This position requires a minimum of 40 hours per week of service.

 

Days and Hours of Work

Mon.-Fri.; 8a.m.-5p.m., 8:30a.m.-5:30p.m., or 9a.m.-6p.m.

Other hours may be needed as determined by the Managing Attorney.

 

Note

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by an employee in this position. These statements are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees in this position. This position is FLSA exempt. A high level of organizational and project management skills are required for this position.

 

 

IT Help Desk Specialist (Full-time)

 

Applicants interested in this position must be:

  • Committed to customer service.
  • Self-driven. Should have superior organizational skills, integrity, and great follow through on tasks. Shouldn’t get overwhelmed easily and is resourceful.
  • Innovative, creative, and observant.
  • Motivated: Should continue to improve their skills, which improves the IT infrastructure.
  • Technical: Should have the ability to research and solve IT challenges as they arise.
  • Dedicated: Should be committed to serving the various programs and individuals of TLSC as they serve their clients.

 

Role & Responsibilities

  • The role is customer-focused as well as technical.
  • Administers end-user workstations and supports end-user activities on a primarily Microsoft Windows-based network.
  • Investigates user problems and identifies their source; determines possible solutions; tests and implements solutions.
  • Maintains communication with user and provides updates throughout troubleshooting process.
  • Installs, configures, and maintains personal computers, Windows networks, network cabling, and other related equipment, devices, and systems.
  • Performs and/or oversees software and application installation and upgrades.
  • Troubleshoots networks, printers, systems, and applications to identify and correct malfunctions and other operational difficulties.
  • Develops and conducts various training and instruction for system users on operating systems and other applications; assists users in maximizing use of networks and computing systems.
  • Assists personnel of other departments as a computer resource.
  • Provides computer orientation to new and existing company staff.
  • Works with IT vendors to identify and resolve problems.
  • Maintains IT inventory.

 

Essential Job Functions

  • Experience troubleshooting problems in Microsoft Windows 10 and various server Operating systems.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office.
  • Experience installing, maintaining, configuring networking hardware and TCP/IP.
  • Experience with multi-function printers and copiers and other office machines.
  • Actual help desk or desktop support experience.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with non-technical audiences.
  • Ability to work with limited supervision.

 

Other Requirements

This work is professional and requires the following activities, though reasonable accommodations will be made to comply with all applicable laws:

  • Sitting for long periods of time, occasional bending, squatting, kneeling, and good finger dexterity and feeling; frequent repetitive motions.
  • Occasional lifting of files, supplies, and office equipment.
  • Ability to type with speed and accuracy and to utilize office software and case management systems.

 

Note

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by an employee in this position.  These statements are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees in this position.  The position is FLSA exempt. This position requires a high level of organizational and project management skills.

 

TLSC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of any status or condition protected by law. We encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

 

The preceding statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

 

Days and Hours of Work

Monday - Friday; 8a.m.- 5p.m., 8:30a.m.- 5:30p.m., or 9a.m.- 6p.m.

Other hours may be required to meet program needs as determined by Senior Management or the IT Manager

 

To Apply

Please send a resume and cover letter to: hr@TLSC.org with the words "IT Help Desk Specialist" in the subject line. Also, include a completed job application form available at www.TLSC.org, by or before 6:00 p.m. May 16, 2018.

 

 

Virtual Self-Help Center Staff Attorney

 

Texas Legal Services Center (TLSC) is currently seeking energetic, adaptable, organized, and client-centered lawyers to help start up a new project assisting low-income Texans navigate their legal issues. TLSC’s new Virtual Self-Help Center (VSHC) will provide virtual real-time legal assistance to low-income Texans, assist clients with drafting and filing court documents, and conduct virtual legal clinics in rural areas throughout the state. These are full-time positions.

 

Minimum Job Qualifications

J.D. Degree and licensure by the Supreme Court of Texas.

 

Job Activities

  • 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 TLSC 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 TLSC 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 TLSC’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

 

Successful Candidate Will:

  • 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 TLSC staff, other Legal Aid programs, governmental and funding entities, and the public.
  • Embrace and support TLSC’s overall mission, standards, policies, and confidentiality requirements.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director, Deputy Director, Associate Director and the SHC Managing Attorney.

 

Other Requirements

This work is professional and requires the following physical activities (reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions):

 

  • Sitting for long periods of time, occasional bending, squatting, kneeling, and good finger dexterity and feeling; frequent repetitive motions
  • Occasional lifting of files, supplies, and office equipment.

 

Please send a cover letter and resume to Scott Constantine, Virtual Self-Help Center Managing Attorney at sconstantine@tlsc.org.

 

Note

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by an employee in this position.  These statements are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees in this position.  This position is FLSA exempt.  A high level of organizational and project management skills are required for this position.

 

 

Parenting Order Legal Line (POLL)

Staff Attorney (Part-Time)

 

Texas Legal Services Center is looking for a friendly, adaptable, self-motivated, experienced Family Law Attorney to join our Parenting Order Legal Line (POLL). Since the program’s inception 7 years ago, POLL attorneys have helped thousands of non-custodial parents increase the amount of parenting time they have with their children. POLL Staff Attorneys assist their clients by educating and coaching them through the modification and enforcement process, drafting legal documents on their behalf, and conducting settlement negotiations. We are looking for someone to work with us part time, for a minimum of 20 hours a week.

 

The mission of the Parenting Order Legal Line (POLL) at Texas Legal Services Center is to ensure that non-custodial parents enjoy all the rights given to them under their Standard Possession Order, and increase the time they spend with their children. The legal representation of clients is done over the phone. The staff attorney is responsible for her/his caseload, making relevant referrals, and coordinating various program activities.

 

Required Experience/Education

J.D. Degree and licensure by the Supreme Court of Texas with 3 years family law experience.  The requirement of at least 3 years of experience in family law as a licensed attorney can be waived with proof of a superior ability to apply family law to the needs of clients, and demonstrated expertise and a successful record of mediation and/or settlement negotiation, preferably in contested family law cases.

 

Essential Job Duties

The POLL Attorney is responsible for the direct services component of the Parenting Order Legal Line program.

 

  • Respond to the caller’s family law questions in a patient, compassionate, culturally sensitive and trauma-informed manner.
  • Conduct an intake interview, confirm the caller’s eligibility for services, and check for conflicts of interest.
  • Explain the limited nature of legal services that can be offered to hotline callers.
  • Analyze the caller’s legal problem, and advise the caller over the phone, or refer the caller to an appropriate agency.
  • Write or phone opposing parties on behalf of the client to resolve the client’s problem, or assist the client in drafting simple pleadings, and instruct client on how to complete legal tasks.
  • Conduct the legal research and factual investigation needed to adequately perform the tasks undertaken on behalf of the caller.
  • Provide high quality legal assistance to eligible clients and client organizations.
  • Comply with all regulations, grant requirements, and internal operating and personnel policies.
  • Ensure that all client, project, and computer files are maintained in an orderly manner.
  • 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 TLSC staff, other Legal Aid programs, governmental and funding entities, and the public.
  • Embrace and support TLSC’s 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 POLL Managing Attorney.
  • Demonstrate proficiency with relevant parts of family law, including conservatorship, access, child support, enforcement of court orders and judgments, negotiation and medication.
  • Ability to type with speed and accuracy and to utilize office software and case management systems.
  • Demonstrate proficiency with TLSC’s case management system, Adobe software, Microsoft Office software, and social media tools and the ability to learn new technologies to carry out job functions.
  • Promptly provide all information needed/requested for TLSC/POLL reporting.
  • Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.  Responsibilities may include training, planning, assigning and directing the work of others (paralegals, support staff, volunteers and interns)
  • The attorney is expected to follow TLSC policy and procedures when conducting intake and assisting callers, and to stay current with all changes to family law.
  • POLL attorneys will be evaluated on their legal skills, their ability to serve clients in a professional, respectful manner, and their productivity levels.
  • The POLL attorney’s work is reviewed by the Managing Attorney, who will regularly conduct case reviews.  The POLL Attorney is expected to work with the Managing Attorney to correct any legal or intake problems.

 

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This work is professional and requires regularity for the following physical activities:

 

  • Occasional bending, squatting, kneeling, and good hand to finger dexterity, handling, and feeling; frequent repetitive motions;
  • Operate computer screens and keyboards for extended periods of time;
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually very quiet;
  • Ability to read and write in English and to communicate by telephone; and
  • Occasional lifting (up to 10 lbs.) of files, supplies, and office equipment.

 

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

 

 

Staff Attorney (Part-Time) — South Central Pension Rights Project (SCPRP)

 

The South Central Pension Rights Project Staff Attorney is expected to fulfill the mission of Texas Legal Services Center and carry out the Pension Counseling and Information Program described in the U.S. Older Americans Act (42 U.S.C. 3020e–1) by providing pension counseling and information services to participants and beneficiaries of employer sponsored pension and retirement savings plans. The Staff attorney is responsible for her/his caseload and reports to the SCPRP Managing Attorney.

 

Minimum Job Qualifications

J.D. Degree and licensed by the Supreme Court of Texas with a minimum of two years of experience with employee benefits or public benefits.

 

Primary Responsibilities and Duties

  1. Regional Pension Counseling and Referral Services.
    1. Counseling and Information Services.
      1. Case Services: The Pension Attorney will provide a range of direct and often detailed legal advocacy and other investigative and support services up to and through administrative pension claim and appeal proceedings, short of representation in court and formal litigation, including:
        1. Obtaining and evaluating governing plan documents and other information (such as employment and earnings records) necessary to calculate or claim benefits or exercise pension rights;
        2. Drafting and submitting benefit claims and appeals, and negotiating benefit settlement agreements, and other related assistance services ranging from brief services such as letter writing, email and telephone communications on behalf of clients, to more extensive research and investigative services;
        3. Locating "lost" plan sponsors for clients who worked long enough to earn a benefit, but have since lost touch with their former employer due to a company change in name, location, form or operational status; and
        4. Answering callers' basic questions about their pension plans and the laws and regulations that govern them.
        5. Referral Services: The Pension Attorney will provide referral services. The purpose of SCPRP's referral efforts is to build and utilize a region-wide network of private and public service providers to serve clients whose needs are beyond the scope of pension counseling and information services. These include: employee benefits litigation, preparation of Qualified Domestic Relations Orders, actuarial assessments (unrelated to case services), financial education and advice, retirement and estate planning, and low-income and aging related legal services.
    2. Regional Service Delivery: SCPRP’s service region includes 6 states: Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma & Texas.
    3. Exclusive Subject Matter: For purposes of this Pension Attorney position, "pensions" or "pensions and retirement savings plans" include defined benefit pensions, defined contribution plans and profit sharing plans that provide retirement income and that are sponsored by government and private employers. Benefits that are not the focus of this position include: public or private health, welfare and disability benefits; and benefits provided through the Social Security Administration, Veterans Administration, or any other public benefit or entitlement program.
    4. Individuals Served: The Pension Attorney will provide equivalent services and equivalent access to those services to individuals, regardless of age or income who:
      1. Reside or work in the project's service region either now or at the time the benefit was being earned; or who
      2. Seek pension benefits that are sponsored, administered, trusteed or provided to workers within the service region either now or at the time the benefit was being earned.
    5. No Charge for Access: SCPRP is easily accessible at no charge to low-income, rural and other hard-to-reach senior populations throughout the region through technologies including a toll-free phone line and an easy-to-navigate website.
  2. Programmatic Consistency.
    1. Legal Training. The Pension Attorney will participate in ongoing legal education, which is essential for maintaining a staff knowledgeable on the intricacies of the laws governing employer sponsored pension and retirement savings plans.
    2. Data Collection and Reporting: Data will be collected and reported in a manner consistent across all U.S. Administration on Aging funded counseling projects. At a minimum, the data set will include types and levels of services provided; client outcomes, pension plan and sponsor types and their contact information; legal issues involved; and client demographics (e.g., age, gender, race and income).
  3. Miscellaneous.
  • Comply with all regulations, grant requirements, and internal operating and personnel policies.
  • Ensure that all client, project, and computer files are maintained in an orderly manner.
  • Demonstrate proficiency with case management systems, Adobe and Microsoft Office products and the ability to learn new technologies to carry out job functions.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in basic pension calculations.
  • CEBS or ASPPA designations preferred.
  • Embrace and support TLSC’s 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 SCPCP Managing Attorney.
  • Demonstrate consistent ability to comply with office procedures.
  • Maintain the highest ethical standards as a member of the State Bar and the ABA Standards for Civil Legal Services Providers and stay current with changes to the law.
  • Maintain the highest level of professionalism and courtesy when communicating (verbally and via email) and when working with other TLSC staff, clients, other Legal Aid programs, governmental and funding entities, and the public.

 

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This work is professional and requires regularity for the following physical activities:

  • Occasional bending, squatting, kneeling, and good hand to finger dexterity, handling, and feeling; frequent repetitive motions;
  • Operate computer screens and keyboards for extended periods of time;
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually very quiet;
  • Ability to communicate by telephone; and
  • Occasional lifting (up to 10 lbs.) of files, supplies, and office equipment.

 

Note

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by an employee in this position. These statements are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees in this position. This position is FLSA exempt. A high level of organizational and project management skills are required for this position.

 

To Apply

Use the application form available by clicking here.  Under "Position Applying for" state, "SCPRP Pension Attorney." You must attach your resume and cover letter on that application.

 

TLSC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of any status or condition protected by law. We encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

 

 

 

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TLSC Logo. A blue and red 5 point star to the left of the words Texas Legal Services Center
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