Lone Star Legal Aid (LSLA) seeks three Litigation Directors - Environmental Justice, Fair Housing, and Tyler Offices (job #017-2023) for its Houston and Tyler Branch Offices.
LSLA is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit law firm and its mission is to protect and advance the civil rights of low-income Texans by providing advocacy, legal representation, and community education that ensure equal access to justice.
Summary of Responsibilities
Litigation Director is an experienced legal aid attorney responsible for supervising and coordinating legal work, particularly in priority legal matters. The Litigation Director will develop, implement, and supervise litigation, and maintain a caseload of significant cases. The Litigation Director will provide assistance and feedback to legal advocates on the development of good lawyer skills, practices and work habits, and serves as counsel or co- counsel on a limited number of complex cases. He/she will serve as a resource person to program attorneys and co-counsel with and provide assistance, review and supervise less experienced attorneys, assist the Director(s) of Litigation in supervising other legal staff and carries out other duties as requested. The Litigation Director may also serve as Managing Attorney of appropriate offices, units, or projects as necessary.
Minimum Education and Experience
- Graduate of an accredited Law School
- Licensed to practice law in Texas or qualify for reciprocity
- Six years successful state and federal court litigation experience
- Two years’ experience supervising the work of attorneys
Minimum Skills and Abilities
- Ability to develop and implement a range of strategies to enforce the rights of the indigent
- Commitment to high quality representation of low income people
- Ability to work under pressure and make decisions quickly
- Ability to work effectively in a digital case management system
- Ability to teach legal skills and supervise legal work
Location: As noted in summary
Lone Star Legal Aid is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or veteran status.