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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. 

For all health plan members, the organization contributes $2,400 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.

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 also make a contribution to the employee’s account. 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 Fight for Justice series.

Open Positions

Staff Attorney, Crime Victims Litigation

Texas Legal Services Center’s (TLSC) Crime Victims Program provides direct legal services to victims of violent crime, including survivors of sexual assault, 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. As a component of the Crime Victims Program, TLSC 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

Austin, TX

Staff Attorney, TxLawHelp

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.

Client Empowerment

Austin, TX

Staff Attorney, Medical-Legal Partnerships
 

The Medical-Legal Partnership (MLP) team works onsite with health care clinicians to promote physical, mental, and emotional health through integrated legal services with a primary focus on working directly with patient-clients to help solve a wide range of legal issues. Texas Legal Services Center (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. Attorneys are expected to work in-person both at the TLSC office and on-site at the clinic with the health care team to detect, address, and prevent health-harming legal issues for patients and communities.

 

This position will be involved in all aspects of the MLP program while addressing the health-harming legal needs of patient-clients at a Federally Qualified Health Center with locations in Austin, Texas and the surrounding area.

Communities and Survivors

Austin, TX

Staff Attorney, Legal Aid for Survivors of Sexual Assault 
 

The Staff Attorney is responsible for providing legal assistance to eligible clients. Legal Aid for Survivors of Sexual Assault (LASSA) provides legal services and makes relevant referrals to partner agencies. LASSA is a statewide network of non-profit organizations and agencies dedicated to serving survivors of sexual assault. Texas Legal Services Center (TLSC) serves the LASSA network by providing statewide intake and referrals to other LASSA partners. TLSC operates a legal hotline for survivors who have legal needs stemming from sexual assault or abuse.

Communities and Survivors

Austin, TX

Staff Attorney, Generalist
 

The Staff Attorney, Floating Generalist plays a crucial role in the mission of Texas Legal Services Center(TLSC), providing comprehensive legal services to low-income Texans and families. This position offers exposure to various practice areas, allowing the attorney to develop a well-rounded skill set. The diverse caseload the Staff Attorney, Floating Generalist will handle includes matters related to public benefits, housing, consumer rights, crime victims’ rights, family law, and veterans’ benefits.

Program General

Austin, TX

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