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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, 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. 

Communities and Survivors

Austin, TX

Staff Attorney, Crime Victims

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, Family Helpline (Part-Time)

The Family Helpline (FHL) is a statewide Texas 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 involved in the Child Protective Services (CPS) system. The Family Helpline routinely interacts with other stakeholders in the child welfare community as part of the Family Helpline mission to positively impact the Texas child welfare 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.

Systemic Issues

Austin, TX

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