Lone Star Legal Aid (LSLA) seeks one full time regular Staff Attorney (job# 283) for its Houston Branch Office.
LSLA is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit law firm and its mission is to protect and advance the civil rights of low-income Texans by providing advocacy, legal representation, and community education that ensure equal access to justice.
Summary of Responsibilities
This Staff Attorney must be able to gather evidence, conduct civil lawsuits, draft legal documents, and advise clients about their legal rights. The Staff Attorney must also be able to interview clients and witnesses, as well as handle other details in preparation for client legal representation. LSLA Staff Attorney must represent clients in court and before quasi-judicial or administrative agencies of government. He/she interpret laws, rulings, and regulations for clients and the client community. The Staff Attorney is involved with outreach, community education, and work with the community to further the mission of LSLA. The successful applicant may supervise and coordinate activities of subordinate legal, clerical, volunteer, or student workers. He/She will be expected to handle a case load, major litigation, attend evening legal clinics, and participate in community education. Bilingual (Spanish & English) speaking/writing skills preferred.
Minimum Education and Experience
Graduate of an accredited Law School
Licensed to practice in Texas or qualify for reciprocity
Prior legal services or public interest experience preferred
Minimum Skills and Abilities
Strong legal writing and oral communication skills
Demonstrated client service orientation
Skilled in interviewing, assessment, problem solving and negotiation
Strong ability to work under pressure and make decisions quickly
Demonstrated ability to aggressively pursue the rights of the client community
Energetic, motivated and self starter
Lone Star Legal Aid is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or veteran status.
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