Careers

 

Each year, our work positively affects tens of thousands of Texans fighting to obtain or keep the essentials of life — including home, job, benefits, and family. We provide high-quality legal representation, advice, advocacy, and education at no cost to underserved communities across the state.

BENEFITS & PERKS

Our health plan for full-time employees includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and short/long term disability coverage. We pay 100% of employee costs and 50% of family coverage, with the option to purchase additional life insurance. 

Our flexible coverage options allow employees to choose between two medical plans; a Co-Pay Plan or and a High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) Plan. For all HDHP Plan members, the organization contributes $2,000+ annually to a Health Savings Account (HSA) while also providing the option for employee contributions to the account. Eligible members have the option to contribute to medical, dependent daycare, and limited purpose Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Plans as well. Because health extends outside the doctor's office, we provide our full-time employees with an unlimited membership to a nearby gym.

Additionally, we recognize 14 paid holidays a year, offer generous PTO, provide new parent leave, and help our employees save for retirement. We offer a 403(b) plan for employee contributions — and upon the employee meeting eligibility requirements — we contribute to a Simplified Employee Pension Individual Retirement Arrangement (SEP IRA) on the employee's behalf. Plus, TLSC provides most employees the opportunity to telecommute.

To learn more about what it's like to work with us, read interviews of TLSC staff members in our In the Fight for Justice series.

Open Positions

Managing Attorney, Medical-Legal Partnerships

The Medical-Legal Partnerships (MLP) teams work onsite with health care clinicians to promote physical, mental, and emotional health through integrated legal care. TLSC MLPs are based on the national MLP model of increasing access to justice while mitigating socio-legal determinants of health—such as lack of access to care, financial and food insecurity, housing instability, and personal uncertainty—by embedding legal professionals with the health care team to detect, address, and prevent health-harming legal needs for patients and communities. 

This position will manage all aspects of the MLP program while addressing the health-harming legal needs of patients at People’s Community Clinic, a Federally Qualified Health Center with two locations.

Communities and Survivors Practice Area

Austin & Manor, TX

Staff Attorney, Housing

 

The Texas Legal Services Center Emergency Rental Assistance Program-Housing Stability (ERAP I) assists eligible households that are unable to pay rent or utilities. The staff attorney is responsible for providing full scope legal assistance including counsel and advice, form completion and in-court representation to meet certain basic civil legal needs of low-income individuals. 

Economic Security and Public Benefits

Austin, TX

Staff Attorney, TexasLawHelp.org

 

The TexasLawHelp.org staff attorney is responsible for drafting and revising TexasLawHelp.org legal content and various other program activities related to www.texaslawhelp.org. The attorney will provide legal advice and information to eligible clients through TexasLawHelp.org LiveChat. The attorney may coordinate volunteer and intern work activities.

Client Empowerment Practice Area

Austin, TX

Staff Attorney, Crime Victims & LASSA

 

TLSC's Crime Victims Program 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.

 

TLSC also 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.

Communities and Survivors Practice Area

Austin, TX

Staff Attorney, Family Helpline (Part-Time)

 

The Family Helpline (FHL) is a statewide Texas legal service that provides free legal information and education to members of the community who have questions regarding Texas Child Protective Services and child welfare legal issues. Helpline callers are often parents of children or relatives of children who are in involved in the Child Protective Services (CPS) system. The Family Helpline routinely interacts with other stakeholders in the child welfare community as part of the Family Helpline mission to positively impact the Texas child welfare system.

 

The Staff Attorney position is responsible for the direct services component of the Family Helpline program and assists, by telephone and in-person, parents, families, and the public to better understand CPS policies and procedures, the child welfare legal system, and the additional legal systems that intersect with child welfare cases in Texas.

Systemic Issues Practice Area

Austin, TX

Staff Attorney, Veterans

The staff attorney is responsible for providing general civil legal advice, assistance or representation that honors the service, promotes the well-being, and responds to the unique needs of eligible veterans and their family members.  

Communities and Survivors Practice Area

Austin, TX

Managing Attorney, Veterans

 

The Veterans Legal Assistance Program is a hallmark program of TLSC that was established to assist Texans who have dedicated their lives to serve in military service. The managing attorney is responsible for the oversight and administration of a team of legal professionals who provide general civil legal advice, assistance or representation that honors the service, promotes the well-being, and responds to the unique needs of eligible veterans and their family members. 

Communities and Survivors Practice Area

Austin, TX

Staff Attorney, Crime Victims

 

The Crime Victims Program 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.

 

TLSC also 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.

Communities and Survivors Practice Area

Austin, TX

Staff Attorney, Impact Litigation

The Impact Litigation Team uses legal action and advocacy to fight race, sex, LGBTQIA+, and disability discrimination as well as police brutality and official misconduct while defending consumers, free speech, privacy, and more. The Impact Litigation program utilizes the legal system, media, and the clients’ voices to bring about systemic change. The program has a proven track record of high-profile successes that have improved the lives of many low-income individuals and led to systemic improvements in services to low-income individuals. 

This position will be involved in all aspects of the Impact Litigation program while providing civil legal representation to low-income individuals in Texas. The incumbent in this position exercises patience in slowly playing out long term strategies to effect change while representing a relatively small number of actual clients. 

Systemic Issues Practice Area

Austin, TX

Staff Attorney, Family Helpline

 

The Family Helpline is a statewide Texas legal service that provides free legal information and education to members of the community who have questions regarding Texas Child Protective Services and child welfare legal issues. Helpline callers are often parents of children or relatives of children who are in involved in the Child Protective Services (CPS) system. The Family Helpline routinely interacts with other stakeholders in the child welfare community as part of the Family Helpline mission to positively impact the Texas child welfare system.

 

The Staff Attorney position is responsible for the direct services component of the Family Helpline program and assists, by telephone and in-person, parents, families, and the public to better understand CPS policies and procedures, the child welfare legal system, and the additional legal systems that intersect with child welfare cases in Texas.

Systemic Issues Practice Area

Austin, TX

Staff Attorney, Medical-Legal Partnerships (People's Community Clinic)

The Medical-Legal Partnerships (MLP) teams work onsite with health care clinicians to promote physical, mental, and emotional health through integrated legal care. TLSC MLPs are based on the national MLP model of increasing access to justice while mitigating socio-legal determinants of health—such as lack of access to care, financial and food insecurity, housing instability, and personal uncertainty—by embedding legal professionals with the health care team to detect, address, and prevent health-harming legal needs for patients and communities.

 

This position will be involved in all aspects of the MLP program while addressing the health-harming legal needs of, primarily, pediatric and adolescent patients at People’s Community Clinic, a Federally Qualified Health Center with locations in Austin and Manor, Texas.

Communities & Survivors Practice Area

Austin, TX

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.

Administration

Austin, TX

GIS Researcher, Temporary Contracted Position

TLSC Medical-Legal Partnerships is inviting entity applicants for a GIS Researcher position. This is a temporary contracted position that will be responsible for helping to design, implement, and analyze an innovative exploratory study. The MLP desires to analyze the health-harming legal needs of Texans while helping promote the mission of the MLP, which allows clients to receive holistic, one-stop-shop services that meet their medical and legal needs in a coordinated approach. We are seeking an applicant that is not only technically skilled, but also experienced in the challenges of innovative collaborative efforts, participates as a team player, and is able to adapt as circumstances change, within the defined scope of the project.

Contractor

Remote