Career Opportunities

Texas Legal Services Center, Inc. is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace and strongly encourage people, including but not limited to: veterans, women, persons of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, persons with disabilities, and persons from other groups to apply.

 

See below the positions available.

If you are a professional interested in doing pro bono work with us, click here. If you are a student looking for internship opportunities, click here

Staff Attorney, Parenting Order Legal Line (Part-Time)

The Parenting Order Legal Line (POLL) is a statewide Texas legal service that provides free legal information and education to members of the community who have questions regarding their parental rights and their possession and access to their children. Helpline callers are often parents or relatives of children whose custody and visitation has already been decided by a court order, and now need assistance with understanding their rights and duties. This position is responsible for the direct services component of the Hotline and works closely with the manager to meet the POLL program needs and requirements. 

Staff Attorney, Family Helpline (Full-Time or Part-Time)

The Family Helpline 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.

Staff Attorney, Legal Aid for Survivors of Sexual Assault (Part-Time)

Legal Aid for Survivors of Sexual Assault (LASSA) provides legal services and makes relevant referrals to partner agencies. LASSA is a statewide network of non-profit organizations and agencies dedicated to serving survivors of sexual assault. Texas Legal Services Center (TLSC) serves the LASSA network by providing statewide intake and referrals to other LASSA partners. TLSC operates a legal hotline for survivors who have legal needs stemming from sexual assault or abuse.   

Call Agent, Parenting Order Legal Line (Part-Time)

The Call Agent is responsible for the direct services component of the Access and Visitation (AV) Hotline program. Working under the supervision of the POLL Hotline Manager, the Call Agent will provide legal information to parents about parenting orders, possession schedules, parenting rights, duties and responsibilities, conservator-ship, and child support. The Call Agent will identify additional legal needs of the callers and transfer or refer them to appropriate resources and services. 

Managing Attorney, Legal Hotline for Texans (Full-Time)

The Legal Hotline for Texans Managing Attorney is responsible for coordinating and supervising Legal Hotline for Texans program staff. The Managing Attorney is also responsible for implementing the Texas Legal Services Center contract with the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC), as well as any other contracts that may fund the program in the future. In addition, the Managing Attorney provides legal assistance to eligible clients, and backup/support to Benefits Counselors and ombudsmen of the Area Agencies on Aging. 

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 while maintaining a positive approach to day to day work activities.

Research Coordinator, Medical-Legal Partnerships 

(Temporary Position)

This is a temporary position that will be responsible for helping design, implement, and analyze a study of the health-harming legal needs of transgender and non-binary patients in Texas. This project will further promote the mission of our Medical-Legal Partnership, which allows clients to receive holistic, one-stop-shop services that meet their medical and legal needs in a coordinated approach.

Staff Attorney, Virtual Self-Help Center

The attorney is responsible for providing legal assistance to eligible clients and conducting virtual legal clinics to low-income Texans in rural areas across the state. The attorneys meets with clients over private video chat. During these 30-minute appointments, attorneys can answer questions about family law which includes divorce, child custody, visitation rights, paternity, and name changes. Besides answering questions on the topics mentioned, the attorney may provide legal advice, review clients' court orders, review documents to check for accuracy, and help draft pleadings depending on the complexity of the case. To learn more about this program, click here.  

Staff Attorney, Crime Victims

Texas Legal Services Center (TLSC) Crime Victims Program 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. TLSC also 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.

Staff Attorney (Document Assembly), TexasLawHelp.org

The Self-Represented Litigants Program attorney is responsible for providing legal assistance to eligible clients, drafting and revising TexasLawHelp.org's free legal content, coordinating volunteers and interns, and various other program activities. The attorney is also responsible for developing automated legal forms through relevant document assembly platforms for TexasLawHelp.

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