JOB NUMBER: 14-03-1000
CLOSING DATE: July 19, 2013 – 1:00
SALARY: Commensurate with
experience, plus excellent benefits
POSITION TITLE: Staff
DEPARTMENT: Legal Access Division -
Develop, implement, and sustain a new statewide pro bono recruitment
and marketing campaign designed to increase the number of low-income
Texans who have access to the judicial system by increasing the number
of attorneys performing pro bono throughout the state.
- Develop, implement, and sustain a statewide pro bono recruitment
campaign to increase the number of attorneys performing pro bono in the
- Convene, organize, and facilitate meetings of local bar leaders,
local legal aid and pro bono leaders, the judiciary, and other
stakeholders to develop local and regional pro bono plans of
- Ensure execution of local, regional, and statewide pro bono plans
of action that include strategies for recruiting pro bono attorneys,
developing statewide training to help them handle pro bono matters,
developing a statewide mentoring program, and addressing other barriers
to pro bono such as language access issues (interpretation and
translation) for non-English speaking clients.
- Conduct national and statewide research and analysis of laws,
legislation, case law and policy that impact pro bono and prepare
written recommendations of action to be taken, including the
preparation of white papers as needed.
- Assist in the development or revision of civil rules of
procedure, rules of professional conduct, and legislation that affect
access to justice for the poor.
- Work with State Bar staff to develop and implement, in
conjunction with IT personnel, a statewide web resource for pro bono
- Keep abreast of pro bono efforts across the nation, assesses
application to Texas, and makes recommendations accordingly.
- Participate in planning, development, and implementation of other
State Bar and Texas Access to Justice Commission programs, support
services, and publications as needed.
- Provide assistance and support services to legal aid and pro bono
- Answer public inquiries on legal assistance to low-income people
and pro bono opportunities.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Must be a licensed attorney with at least three years of experience
providing legal services to the poor, preferably as a case handler in a
legal aid office or as a volunteer attorney. Must have demonstrated
experience or skills as a community organizer working with executives
who have differing interests. Must have excellent public speaking,
writing, and interpersonal skills. Ability to speak Spanish desirable
but not required. Travel evening and weekend work required as