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Staff Attorney (Response Team Special Project)

Staff Attorney | Response Team Special Project TRLA SERVICE AREA - HYBRID/REMOTE POSSIBLE

($58,000 - $80,000)

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA) seeks staff attorneys for the Response Team Special Project. Working in conjunction with the Telephone Access to Justice Unit (TAJ), the Response Team is a unit of lawyers and paralegals who provide immediate high-quality advice and limited assistance to applicants whose cases are not accepted for extended representation and who vet intakes for cases that should be reviewed for extended representation. 

The primary job functions of the staff attorneys within this unit are to expeditiously advise applicants regarding their legal issues, provide brief service or assistance as appropriate, and provide applicants with referrals to self-help or other resources.  Staff attorneys may also assist the TAJ Directors to provide prompt analysis and resolution of intake applications.  Staff Attorneys will report to the Response Team Special Project Director, a managing attorney, under the umbrella of TRLA Client Services.  

The ideal candidates will have excellent communication skills, compassion, core competency in at least one or more subject areas (housing, family law, civil litigation, guardianship, public benefits, immigration) or dedication to learning new subject areas, resourcefulness, creativity, curiosity, and a commitment to providing the best possible assistance to clients who are receiving limited assistance, pro se empowerment, and counsel and advice.  

Attorney benefits include law school loan repayment assistance, generous paid leave, healthcare insurance, retirement plan, and training & travel stipends. 

Remote positions will be considered.  


Please see description.

To Apply: 


Step One -- Apply.  (Applicants should indicate one or more preferred practice areas in their cover letters.)

Step Two -- Selected applicants will be contacted for a telephone interview, virtual or 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.

This position requires, consistent with TRLA’s policy and subject to applicable law, a candidate to provide proof of complete COVID-19 vaccination prior to commencing employment.


Submission Deadline: 
August 9, 2023
Organization Information: 
Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA)
301 S. Texas Avenue
Mercedes, TX 78750
United States
Phone: 956-447-4800