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. 

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, TexasLawHelp.org

 

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

Client Empowerment

Austin, TX

Staff Attorney, LASSA

 

Texas Legal Services Center’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 & Survivors

Austin, TX

Managing Attorney, MLP

 

The Medical-Legal Partnerships (MLP) staff work at TLSC and 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 utilities issues, 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. 

Communities & Survivors

Austin, TX

Staff Attorney, Crime Victims

 

Texas Legal Services Center’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 & Survivors

Austin, TX

Receptionist

 

Texas Legal Services Center’s (TLSC)’s Support Team provides administrative and paralegal support to the entire organization, including client-based programs and administration. The Receptionist is responsible for performing front desk receptionist duties while taking care of the main phone line and completing general clerical duties. In addition, when not performing receptionist duties, the incumbent in this position also completes intake duties including responding to calls, online inquiries, and online chats from the low-income population in need of legal services. 

Support Team

Austin, TX

Contract Attorney, TexasLawHelp.org

 

The TexasLawHelp.org Contract Attorney is responsible for revising and drafting TexasLawHelp.org legal content. The attorney will ensure that TexasLawHelp.org is accurate, updated, and free of spelling and grammar errors while accessible and easily understood. In this role, the attorney will draft, edit, and update legal information publications, tools, and forms for TexasLawHelp.org. The attorney will also create and maintain TexasLawHelp.org content, including legal information publications, videos, guides, interactive forms, print forms, and other materials.

Client Empowerment

Remote

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