Internships

 

Internships with Texas Legal Services Center put you on the frontlines of access to justice — helping Texas' most vulnerable populations get the vital legal help they need.

Paralegal Internship, TexasLawHelp.org

 

As a major provider of online pro se legal materials, TexasLawHelp.org strives to host high-quality content and tools that address the wide array of issues low-income Texans face. TexasLawHelp.org offers advice, legal forms, and instructions on how to navigate the courts when Texans need to represent themselves in the civil justice system or learn more about the law. TexasLawHelp.org is a collaborative effort by Texas legal aid organizations and foundations, courts, and nonprofits. It is managed by Texas Legal Services Center. 

You’ll work directly with our team to provide online pro se legal materials for low-income Texans. The paralegal will be responsible for administrative functions such as conducting legal research, creating user-friendly fillable PDF forms, and helping revise website and LiveChat content.  

Client Empowerment

Austin, TX

Law Clerk, TexasLawHelp.org

 

As a major provider of online pro se legal materials, TexasLawHelp.org strives to host high-quality content and tools that address the wide array of issues low-income Texans face. TexasLawHelp.org offers advice, legal forms, and instructions on how to navigate the courts when Texans need to represent themselves in the civil justice system or learn more about the law. TexasLawHelp.org is a collaborative effort by Texas legal aid organizations and foundations, courts, and nonprofits. It is managed by Texas Legal Services Center. 

You’ll work directly with our team to provide online pro se legal materials for low-income Texans. The law clerk will be responsible for legal and administrative functions such as conducting legal research, creating user-friendly fillable PDF forms, and helping revise website and LiveChat content.  

Client Empowerment

Austin, TX

Paralegal Internship, Legal Hotline for Texans

 

The Legal Hotline for Texans gives advice and counsel to all callers with Medicare and Medicaid questions. We can also answer a broader variety of calls to those over 60 years of age including advance directives, long term care, defense of guardianship, economic security and exploitation, abuse, neglect, and fraud (as funding allows). We also train staff and volunteers at Area Agencies on Aging to assist their clients with Medicare/Medicaid issues. 

You will be working with our team to provide administrative support to the Legal Hotline for Texans program. You will work with attorneys to contact potential clients for income eligibility, enter data into case management systems, research questions from clients, and log phone calls from the hotline's voicemail. 

Economic Security and Public Benefits

Austin, TX

Law Clerk, Family Helpline

 

The Family Helpline is staffed by experienced child welfare attorneys; we provide free legal information and education about CPS and child safety to anyone in Texas. Our goal is to empower families to make the best decisions to promote stability and child safety.   

You will assist with research and drafting a guide for non-parent caregivers so that they can better understand the legal process and how to access financial, government, and community benefits for the child in their care.

Systemic Issues

Austin, TX

Paralegal Internship, Crime Victims

 

The Crime Victims Program provides critical legal services and safety planning to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, abuse, exploitation, and trafficking across Texas. Attorneys provide survivors with legal assistance and representation for protective orders; criminal justice advocacy; lease terminations; family law matters; and crime victims compensation.  

You’ll work directly with our paralegal to provide administrative support on cases through legal research, drafting, and case preparation. In addition, you will work with attorneys to draft, revise, and file legal documents and gain experience in the public service sector. 

Communities & Survivors

Austin, TX

Law Clerk, Crime Victims

 

The Crime Victims Program provides critical legal services and safety planning to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, abuse, exploitation, and trafficking across Texas. Attorneys provide survivors with legal assistance and representation for protective orders; criminal justice advocacy; lease terminations; family law matters; and crime victims compensation.  

You’ll work directly with our attorneys to provide support on cases through legal research, drafting, and case preparation. In addition, the law clerk will also have opportunities for court accompaniment for hearings or trials in the Austin-area.  

Communities & Survivors

Austin, TX

Internship, TexasLawHelp.org LiveChat

Within the LiveChat feature, you'll help visitors navigate the site and find relevant information for their legal issue. You will be using your legal knowledge to triage their legal situation then direct them to appropriate site resources like forms, clinics, legal aid organizations, and legal toolkits. As students, you will not be providing legal advice since no attorney-client relationship would be formed. A Texas Legal Services Center attorney will be on hand to review your work and be of help.

 

You'll learn how to interact with clients experiencing urgent legal needs directly and quickly collect facts, spot issues, and provide the appropriate legal information/resources. You'll gain exposure to the practical realities of the day-to-day practice of law along with a wide range of civil practice areas, like family, consumer, housing, and estate law. 

Client Empowerment 

Remote