Litigation Director - Eviction Right to Counsel Project -…

Company: Lone Star Legal Aid
Job type: Full-time

Lone Star Legal Aid (LSLA) seeks one Litigation Director (job # ER2C 066-2021) for All 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
Program wide Litigation Director is an experienced legal aid attorney responsible for supervising and coordinating legal work under the Eviction Right to Counsel Project for all branches under the direction of the Director(s) of Litigation. Litigation Director will develop, implement, and supervise litigation, and maintain a caseload of significant cases supporting the Eviction Right to Counsel Project in all branches. 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.
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: All Branch Offices
Medical Benefits
Paid Leave
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.

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