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Staff Attorney/Domestic Violence/Family Law Team—El Paso, Del Rio, and Victoria

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Texas RioGrande Legal Aid’s Domestic Violence/Family Law Team seeks dynamic staff attorneys for the El Paso, Del Rio and Victoria offices Family law attorneys provide direct and comprehensive legal services to eligible clients in a client-centered, trauma-informed practice. The staff attorneys will practice civil law for eligible clients, provide advice for eligible clients supervise and work with legal paraprofessionals, participate in community legal education, attend and coordinate clinics or other events as requested by the Branch or Team manager.

                         

Staff attorneys also collaborate with local agencies and community partners including domestic violence and sexual assault survivor centers.


With about 200 lawyers, TRLA operates one of the largest legal services programs in the country and is nationally recognized for high quality, zealous advocacy for its clients.


QUALIFICATIONS AND PREFERENCES:


TRLA is seeking three candidates who are committed to providing justice for those who need it most. Experience in family law litigation and working with survivors of trauma, including in a law school clinic setting, is preferred. A successful candidate has enthusiasm for direct client services and litigation. Trial experience is preferred. The candidate must be highly organized and have strong written and oral advocacy skills, as well as the ability to work collaboratively with non-attorneys, be self-motivated and able to work independently. Local travel to multiple Texas counties is expected.


REQUIRED:


  • Must be licensed to practice law in Texas;
  • Written and oral fluency in Spanish language preferred;
  • Maintain continuing legal education requirements.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:

Salary is commensurate with experience and includes an excellent fringe benefits package including law school loan repayment. (Spring graduates from law school typically start being paid the first week of June, but report to work after the bar exam. TRLA provides reimbursement for the bar application fee and bar preparation course to new law graduates who have not yet taken the bar exam.)

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Step One -- https://trla.wufoo.com/forms/zdtu9121io43e0/

Step Two -- Selected applicants will be contacted for a telephone interview, virtual or an in-person interview depending on a variety of factors.

Step Three -- Depending on the circumstances, some selected applicants will be invited to virtually meet with staff.

Step Four -- Selected applicants will be offered a position.

TRLA is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an equitable workplace.

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid’s Domestic Violence/Family Law Team seeks dynamic staff attorneys for the El Paso, Del Rio and Victoria offices Family law attorneys provide direct and comprehensive legal services to eligible clients in a…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    J.D. Required

Salary

DOE+

Benefits

Salary is commensurate with experience and includes an excellent fringe benefits package including law school loan repayment. (Spring graduates from law school typically start being paid the first week of June, but report to work after the bar exam. TRLA provides reimbursement for the bar application fee and bar preparation course to new law graduates who have not yet taken the bar exam.)

Salary is commensurate with experience and includes an excellent fringe benefits package including law school loan repayment. (Spring graduates from law school typically…

Level of Language Proficiency

Written and oral fluency in Spanish language preferred

Written and oral fluency in Spanish language preferred

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near El Paso, TX
Associated Location
El Paso, TX, USA

How to Apply

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Step One -- https://trla.wufoo.com/forms/zdtu9121io43e0/

Step Two -- Selected applicants will be contacted for a telephone interview, virtual or an in-person interview depending on a variety of factors.

Step Three -- Depending on the circumstances, some selected applicants will be invited to virtually meet with staff.

Step Four -- Selected applicants will be offered a position.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Step One -- https://trla.wufoo.com/forms/zdtu9121io43e0/

Step Two -- Selected applicants will be contacted for a telephone interview, virtual or an in-person…

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