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

Legal Advocate

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, the Legal Advocate will conduct trauma-informed in-depth screenings of all clients to gather information, create safety plans, make appropriate referrals to other service providers, and work alongside other team members to ensure the safety and well-being of our clients.  

Communities and Survivors Practice Area

Austin, TX

Senior Accountant, Accounts Payable & Payroll

 

As a member of the Finance and Administration team and under the general direction of the Director of Finance, the Senior Accountant will be responsible for Accounts Payable and Payroll processing, including compliance with cost allocation policies and procedures. The Senior Accountant is primarily responsible for month-end and year-end closing.

Administration

Austin, TX

Staff 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 be involved in all aspects of the MLP program while addressing the health-harming legal needs of, primarily, members of the LGBTQ+ community and persons seeking sexual health services, especially those living with or at risk of HIV, at Texas Health Action’s KIND Clinic, which has physical locations in Austin and San Antonio, and offers statewide tele-health services.

Communities & 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

Director of Finance​

The Director of Finance is responsible for essential financial and accounting functions, including appropriate close and reporting cycles, grant and contract accounting, cost and match allocations, operational and grant budgeting, audit, and tax support.

The Director of Finance is expected to maintain a high level of professional standards and ethics while maintaining a positive approach to day-to-day work activities. This position embraces and supports TLSC’s overall mission while complying with all regulations, best practice standards, policies, and confidentiality requirements. 

Administration

Austin, TX

Staff Attorney, Housing

TLSC's 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 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

Staff Attorney, Crime Victims Program (Temporary)

This role ends September 30, 2021. 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.

Communities and Survivors Practice Area

Austin, TX

Fellow - Staff Attorney, Medical-Legal Partnerships

 

TLSC's Medical-Legal Partnerships (MLPs) and Veterans Legal Assistance Program (VLAP) jointly seek applicants to consider for a sponsored fellowship, such as Skadden and Equal Justice Works, to begin in the fall of 2022.

 

The MLP team works onsite with health care clinicians to promote physical, mental, and emotional health through integrated legal care. The VLAP team addresses the legal needs of disabled veterans in most areas of civil law, including those concerning military and veteran benefits.

Communities & Survivors Practice Area

Austin, TX