Career Opportunities

Texas Legal Services Center, Inc. is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace and strongly encourage people, including but not limited to: veterans, women, persons of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, persons with disabilities, and persons from other groups to apply.

 

See below the positions available.

If you are a professional interested in doing pro bono work with us, click here. If you are a student looking for internship opportunities, click here

Staff Attorney, Medical-Legal Partnership

The staff attorney is responsible for assisting eligible clients with receiving coordinated medical and legal care.  The staff attorney furthers the mission of the medical-legal partnership (MLP), which allows clients to receive holistic, one-stop-shop services that meet their medical and legal needs in a coordinated approach. 

Grants Specialist

The Grants Specialist is responsible for providing grant administration and conducting compliance monitoring of grant requirements. This position processes reimbursement requests, prepares quarterly and annual reports, budgets and budget revisions.  This position is expected to maintain a high level of professional standards and ethics while maintaining a positive approach to day to day work activities.

Paralegal, Veterans Legal Assistance Project

(Part-Time)

The position will assist the Veterans Treatment Court Attorney in administering a diverse docket of cases including family law, consumer law, landlord/tenant, and probate. The Paralegal will conduct client intake and maintain eligibility lists. Additional duties will include preparing and filing legal documents, conducting legal research, maintaining cases, assisting with case preparation and performing general office duties. 

Staff Attorney, Virtual Self-Help Center

The 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 attorneys meets with clients over private video chat. During these 30-minute appointments, attorneys can answer questions about family law which includes divorce, child custody, visitation rights, paternity, and name changes. Besides answering questions on the topics mentioned, the attorney may provide legal advice, review clients' court orders, review documents to check for accuracy, and help draft pleadings depending on the complexity of the case. To learn more about this program, click here.  

Staff Attorney, Transactional Legal Assistance

Seeking a licensed attorney with operational experience in obtaining Expunctions, Non-disclosure Orders and/or Occupational Licenses (Essential Need Licenses) for clients. This experience includes drafting and filing of petitions to obtain court orders and to submit to the Department of Public Safety as well as communicating with courts on behalf of clients for the related matter. The applicant must also have current knowledge and expertise of the law and legal system, especially in areas that impact the intersection of civil and criminal law.

Staff Attorney, Crime Victims

Texas Legal Services Center (TLSC) Crime Victims Program operates a legal hotline for survivors who have legal needs stemming from sexual assault or abuse, serving the Legal Aid for Survivors of Sexual Assault (LASSA) network by providing statewide intake and referrals to other LASSA partners. TLSC also provides direct legal services to victims of violent crime, which includes providing legal advice and referrals by phone, representing victims in court, and advocating on behalf of victims who are navigating the criminal justice system.  Depending on the needs of the program, this position will provide trauma-informed services to victims through giving legal advice and referrals by phone, representing clients in litigation, advocating for the rights of victims in criminal cases and parole proceedings, or offering other appropriate legal services.

Staff Attorney (Document Assembly), TexasLawHelp.org

The SRLP attorney is responsible for providing legal assistance to eligible clients, drafting and revising TexasLawHelp.org free legal content, coordinating volunteers and interns, and various other program activities. The attorney is also responsible for developing automated legal forms through relevant document assembly platforms for TexasLawHelp.

Paralegal, Transactional Legal Assistance

The Paralegal provides support to the TLA Program focused on assisting low-income Texans with obtaining Occupational Driver’s Licenses, Expunctions, and Orders of Nondisclosure.  While working under the supervision of the Managing Attorney, this position is responsible for providing consultation and document drafting services. This position also conducts intake interviews and confirms eligibility for services. In addition, the Paralegal is responsible for preparing and filing legal documents, conducting legal research, maintaining case files, assisting with case preparation and performing general office duties.  

Paralegal, Medical-Legal Partnership

The Paralegal is responsible for providing administrative support to the program staff attorneys while helping promote the mission of the medical-legal partnerships (MLP). MLP allows clients to receive holistic, one-stop-shop services that meet their medical, social, and legal needs in a coordinated approach. This MLP paralegal conducts intake interviews and confirms the caller’s eligibility for services. In addition, the paralegal is also responsible for preparing and filing legal documents, conducting legal research, maintaining case files, and assisting with case preparation.

Staff Attorney, Parenting Order Legal Line

(Part-Time)

The POLL Hotline is a statewide Texas legal service that provides free legal information and education to members of the community who have questions regarding their parental rights and their possession and access to their children. Helpline callers are often parents or relatives of children whose custody and visitation has already been decided by a court order, and now need assistance with understanding their rights and duties. This position is responsible for the direct services component of the Hotline and works closely with the Hotline manager to meet the POLL Hotline program needs and requirements. 

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