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Staff Attorney- Tyler, TX

Company: Lone Star Legal Aid
Location: Tyler
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Lone Star Legal Aid (LSLA) seeks a regular full time Staff Attorney (job# TYL 180-2020) for its Tyler 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: Staff Attorney will work under our Texas Access to Justice Foundation project (Rural), and must be able to gather evidence, conduct civil lawsuits, draft legal documents, and advise clients about their legal rights. 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 represents clients in court and before quasi-judicial or administrative agencies of government. He/she interprets laws, rulings, and regulations for clients and the client community. He/she is involved with outreach and community education and works 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. Requirements 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 Location: Tyler Branch Office. The successful applicant must have reliable transportation in order to travel throughout the counties served by this office Benefits Medical Benefits Paid Leave 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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