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Paralegal A (Housing Team, Austin Tenants Council Special Project)

Paralegal A | Housing Team | Austin Tenants Council Special Project


$36840 - $50230 / year 

A successful candidate for TRLA’s Housing Team must be able to work in a fast-paced environment. Paralegal A will represent low-income clients in housing matters and assist housing attorneys in all aspects of their cases.  This position will be a part of a team that helps fulfill thousands of requests each year for help with housing problems. Paralegal A, working with the Austin Tenants Council Special Project, will focus on housing discrimination; tenant-landlord education and information; and housing repair and rehabilitation.  A strong belief in the concept of equal justice for poor people is paramount to this position. Working under the supervision of attorneys, the Paralegal A may include the following and any other case-related activities and duties consistent with assisting attorneys in the practice of law:  

  • Conduct eligibility and substantive interviews in person and by telephone, which interviews may at times take place outside the regular office setting; 

  • Provide basic information and referrals to applicants, including those ineligible for services; 

  • Interview clients and witnesses; 

  • Conduct follow-up of assigned cases, including investigating facts and researching law; 

  • Serve process and subpoenas; 

  • Prepare legal documents; 

  • Oversee legal clinics; 

  • Notarize legal documents; 

  • Attend and participate in community group meetings and educational forums to conduct intake and make community legal education presentations; 

  • Prepare legal educational materials; 

  • Translate; 

  • Maintain accurate and complete client files and administrative records, including data entry into client database and other requirements; 

  • Prepare administrative reports required by TRLA; and 

  • Any other duties required by the branch or team manager. 




At TRLA, we are committed to offering fair and equal employment opportunities to all job applicants and employees. We strictly prohibit any form of discrimination and harassment of any type based on race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. 



  • Preferably bilingual in English and Spanish;   

  • Degree in relevant field preferred; 

  • Excellent oral and writing skills; 

  • Word processing, Internet, and office skills required;  

  • Proficiency in Office365/Microsoft Office (highly preferred); 

  • Have a valid driver’s license and available transportation;  

  • Strong preference for verbal, reading, and writing skills in Spanish sufficient to communicate fluently with clients and to translate lengthy written documents, primarily from Spanish to English. 

Experience working in a legal office or with indigent client populations preferred.   Applicants who have a working knowledge of housing law and/or directly relevant professional experience in social work, housing law or social services are strongly encouraged to apply. 

To Apply: 


Complete online application.  You will need to upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of professional references.


Submission Deadline: 
August 21, 2023
Organization Information: 
Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA)
301 S. Texas Avenue
Mercedes, TX 78750
United States
Phone: 956-447-4800