JOB NUMBER: 14-04-1000
CLOSING DATE: July 19, 2013 – 1:00 p.m.
SALARY: Commensurate with
experience, plus excellent benefits
POSITION TITLE: Staff Attorney – Temporary One-Year,
DEPARTMENT: Legal Access Division -
Develop, implement, and sustain specific components of 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
- Develop and implement specific components of a statewide pro bono
recruitment campaign to increase the number of attorneys performing pro
bono in the state, including developing statewide CLE 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
- 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 action on
the development of statewide CLE, mentoring, language access and other
barriers as needed.
- Ensure execution of local, regional, and statewide pro bono plans
of action on the development of statewide CLE, mentoring, language
access and other barriers as needed.
- Conduct national and statewide research and analysis of laws,
legislation, case law and policy that impact pro bono and prepares
written recommendations of action to be taken based, 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 make 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
programs, answer public inquiries on legal assistance to low-income
people and pro bono opportunities, and perform other duties as
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