TRLA Veteran Advocacy Project/Staff Attorney

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Job location
1111 North Main Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78212
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc. (TRLA)
Street address: 
301 S. Texas Avenue
City: 
Mercedes
State: 
Texas
ZIP: 
78570
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid seeks an attorney to provide civil legal services to veterans. The attorney will be located in San Antonio or the Rio Grande Valley.

The attorney will provide extended civil services to veterans and their dependents in a wide range of civil legal matters including housing, probate, benefits, consumer, employment, homelessness, and family law.

The attorney will provide direct legal services to those who are eligible under grantors' rules, and will collaborate closely with community partners, including veteran service organizations, Department of Veteran Affairs medical facilities, and service providers for veterans living in homelessness.

DUTIES:
The candidates must be self-directed, empathetic, and motivated. Among other duties, the attorney will:
• Evaluate clients' claims and assess civil legal remedies.
• Represent clients in all stages of litigation and in all forms of advocacy.
• Establish and maintain relationships with community partners.
• Support civil legal services for veterans throughout the 68-county TRLA service area, as well as in 114 Northwest Texas counties where the veteran or family member is the survivor of sexual assault.
• Provide counsel to individuals seeking civil legal assistance.
• Prepare and conduct community outreach.

Requirements: 

REQUIRED:
JD from accredited university.
Admitted to the State Bar of Texas, or willing to take next Texas Bar Exam.

PREFERRED:
Dedication to and experience in serving low-income populations.
Experience working with veterans.
Experience working with community services/partners.
Fluent in English and Spanish, written and spoken.

To apply: 

To apply, email a cover letter, resume, and references to [email protected].

Notes: 
Equal Opportunity Employer
Salary range: 
Commensurate with experience, plus an excellent fringe benefits package.
Submission deadline: 
Friday, December 15, 2017
Expiration date: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018