Contract Attorney, TexasLawHelp.org

 

The TexasLawHelp.org contract attorney is responsible for revising and drafting TexasLawHelp legal content. The contract attorney in this position must maintain the highest ethical and professional standards; embrace and support TLSC’s overall mission; and comply with all grant requirements, regulations, standards,  and confidentiality requirements.   

 

 

The contract attorney will perform the following work: 

 

  • Ensure TexasLawHelp.org is accurate, updated, and free of spelling and grammar errors while being accessible and easily understood.  

  • Draft, edit, and update legal information publications, tools, and forms for TexasLawHelp.org.  

  • Create and maintain TexasLawHelp.org content, including legal information publications, videos, guides, interactive forms, print forms, and other material for TexasLawHelp.org.  

  • Coordinate projects between TexasLawHelp.org and other TLSC programs.  

  • Coordinate projects between TexasLawHelp.org and organizations outside of TLSC, including Texas Access to Justice Foundation grantees.   

  • Identify the need for publications to assist self-represented litigants for TexasLawHelp.org.  

  • Ensure all client, project, and computer files are maintained in an orderly manner.  

  • Provide all information needed/requested for TLSC-reporting in a prompt manner. 

 

Education/Licensure (Required)

  • J.D. Degree

  • Licensed to practice law in the State of Texas within six months of hire date

Experience (Preferred)

Minimum of 2 years of law experience

Knowledge & Skills (Required)

  • Excellent legal research and writing skills. 

  • Strong skills in explaining complex legal topics to non-lawyers. 

  • Familiarity with or willingness to learn the style conventions in TexasLawHelp.org style guide, the Chicago Manual of Style, and the Redbook. 

  • Current knowledge and expertise of the law and legal system. 

  • Exceptional verbal, listening, and written communications skills.  

  • Proficiency with (or the ability to learn) Adobe, Microsoft Office products, Google Workspace, Drupal 9 (TexasLawHelp.org’s content management system).  

  • Understanding of grant requirements and associated reporting needs.  

  • Ability to enter information into TLSC systems accurately.   

  • Experience using or ability to learn technology, including virtual meeting software/technology, such as Zoom or Skype. 

  • High-level organizational skills. 

  • Strong time management skills and attentiveness to detail. 

Details and Instructions

June 20, 2022 - November 1, 2022 (or as otherwise agreed)

10 - 20 Hours / Week

Submit a resume and cover letter to srlp@tlsc.org. Applications will be accepted via the email address below on or after June 6, 2022, and processed on a rolling basis. Selection criteria are based on meeting the position requirements.