Impact Litigation Staff Attorney

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2101 S IH 35 Frontage Rd
Austin, TX 78741
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Texas Legal Services Center
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

JOB SUMMARY: The Impact Litigation Staff Attorney (full-time, salaried) will provide civil legal representation to low-income individuals in Texas. The Staff Attorney is responsible for the attorney's caseload and reports to the Impact Litigation Managing Attorney.

This position requires a minimum of 40 hours per week of service. MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

D. degree and licensure by the Supreme Court of Texas.
Readiness to litigate in at least one of the following areas: Public Benefits, Family Law, Consumer
Record of consistent observance of office
History of consistent professionalism and courtesy at the highest level when communicating (verbally and via email) and when working with other office staff, clients, other Legal Aid programs, governmental and funding entities, and the

Provide high-quality legal assistance to eligible
Identify issues that, if favorably resolved, will improve the lives of many low-income individuals, or that will lead to systemic improvements in services to low-income
Execute intake interviews, confirm eligibility for services and check for conflicts of interest.
Analyze legal problems, and conduct legal research and factual investigation as needed to perform the tasks undertaken on behalf of eligible clients.
Communicate with third parties on behalf of clients to resolve legal problems.
Prepare for, attend, and conduct hearings and trials.
Demonstrate knowledge and expertise in the law and legal system, especially in areas that impact low-income individuals.
Comply with all regulations, grant requirements, and internal operating and personnel
Promptly provide all information needed/requested for TLSC
Demonstrate proficiency with TLSC's case management system, Adobe and Microsoft Office products and social media tools and the ability to learn new technologies to carry out job
Embrace and support TLSC's overall mission, standards, policies, and confidentiality
Ensure that all client, project, and computer files maintained in an orderly
Maintain the highest ethical standards as a member of the State Bar and stay current with updates and changes to the Adhere to the ABA Standards for Civil Legal Services Providers.
Embrace and support TLSC's overall mission, standards, policies, and confidentiality
Ensure that all appointments and deadlines calendared and timely executed with sufficient time dedicated for management approval of legal
Perform other duties as assigned by senior management and the VLAP Managing

This work is professional and requires the following activities unless a reasonable accommodation is needed:

Sitting for long periods of time, occasional bending, squatting kneeling, and good finger dexterity and feeling; frequent repetitive motions
Occasional lifting of files, supplies, and office equipment
Ability to type with speed and accuracy and to utilize office software and case management
NOTE: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by an employee in this position. These statements are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees in this position.

The position is FLSA exempt.

Please submit a cover letter and resume.

TLSC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawful1y discriminate on the basis of any status or condition protected by law. We encourage all qualified individuals to apply.


Must be a licensed attorney in the state of Texas

To apply: 

Visit or submit a cover letter and your most recent resume to [email protected].

Equal Opportunity Employer
Submission deadline: 
Monday, December 4, 2017