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

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. 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 & Survivors

Austin & Manor, TX

Staff Attorney, Crime Victims (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

Paralegal, Crime Victims

 

The Paralegal provides administrative support to the Crime Victims Services – Litigation Program. This position prepares and files legal documents, conducts legal research, maintains case files, and assists with case preparation. The incumbent in this position is also expected to assist with other duties, including answering phones and email, filing, creating, and maintaining schedules for lawyers as well as copying, scanning, and faxing of documents. 

Communities & Survivors

Austin, TX

Development & Communications AmeriCorps VISTA

 

The VISTA will improve the health, well-being, access, safety, and stability of low-income Texans by expanding and improving access to customized legal education and advice. The VISTA will assist TLSC's efforts to develop a volunteer program, and enhance and improve internal and external

communications across their twelve distinct programs through new communications practices, and updated

social media and outreach strategies. 

Administration 

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 & Survivors

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