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, Crime Victims Program

The Legal Advocate will conduct trauma-informed in-depth screenings of crime victim 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.

 

This Crime Victims Program provides direct legal services to victims of violent crime, including providing legal advice and referrals via phone, representing victims in court, and advocating on behalf of victims navigating the criminal justice system. 

Families and Survivors Practice Area

Austin, TX

Staff Attorney, Crime Victims Program

This program provides direct legal services to victims of violent crime, including providing legal advice and referrals via phone, representing victims in court, and advocating on behalf of victims navigating the criminal justice system. As a staff attorney, you'll support the program through trauma-informed services to victims through legal advice and referrals by phone, representing clients in litigation, advocating for victims' rights in criminal cases and parole proceedings, and other appropriate legal services. 

You'll also support the Legal Aid for Sexual Assualt Survivors (LASSA) Statewide Hotline that TLSC hosts through intake and referrals. LASSA is a network of nine legal aid organizations that serve victims of sexual assault. 

Families and Survivors Practice Area

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.

Families and Survivors Practice Area

Austin, TX

Controller

The Controller 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.

Administration

Austin, TX

IT Manager

 

The IT Manager is responsible for managing the information technology resources and websites for Texas Legal Services Center. This position oversees the technology development and utilization plans and is involved in furthering the organization’s strategic direction, development and future growth in the technology arena, including oversight of website functionality, maintenance, and performance.  

Administration

Austin, TX

HR Coordinator


The HR Coordinator assists with the delivery of human resources services and implementation and maintenance of processes, including recruiting, onboarding, benefits and leave administration, HRIS data entry, personnel changes, performance appraisals, job descriptions, policies and procedures, record keeping and filing. The incumbent in this position is required to complete all work in full adherence of applicable organization, HR and payroll policies or procedures as well as state and federal requirements. 

Administration

Austin, TX

Staff Attorney, Family Helpline (Part-time)

The Family Helpline is a statewide 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 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.

Families and Survivors Practice Area

Austin, TX

TLSC Mailing Address

1920 E. Riverside Dr. 

Suite A-120, #501

Austin, TX 78741

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