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.
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 during the 2023 Spring Semester. 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.
Law Clerk, Impact Litigation
The Impact Litigation Team (ILT) of Texas Legal Services Center brings about social justice by providing a voice for individuals who want systemic change. We file suits and take action against perpetrators of discrimination and official misconduct while defending consumer rights, free speech, and privacy.
The ILT’s Law Clerk Program provides an opportunity for law students to join us in fighting for people’s rights across Texas and to gain experience in public interest law during the 2023 Spring Semester. Some responsibilities may include investigating potential cases, interacting with current and potential clients, being involved in internal strategy meetings, conducting in-depth legal research and writing, and drafting complaints, interrogatories, and other discovery requests.
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.