Job title: Law Clinic Attorney
Company: Texas A&M University
Job description: Job Title Law Clinic Attorney
Agency Texas A&M University
Department Texas A&M University School Of Law
Proposed Minimum Salary Commensurate
Job Location College Station, Texas
Job Type Staff
Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability. Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our and living our .
Who we are
At Texas A&M University School of Law, we instill in our graduates knowledge of the law, key professional skills and core values that set the Aggie Lawyer apart. Texas A&M University School of Law is an integral part of Texas A&M University, one of a select few institutions nationwide to hold land grant, sea grant and space grant designations. As Texas’ first public institution, Texas A&M offers 101 doctoral programs and 151 master’s programs, in addition to the J.D. law degree. Many of these programs have attained top rankings and national recognition for quality by the National Research Council (NRC).
What we want
The Law Clinic Attorney is responsible for practicing law and helping the Law Clinic Director supervise students who work on a variety of civil legal matters, primarily related to family law. The Law Clinic Attorney may teach a few classes, as needed, but classroom teaching is not the primary task for this position. The Law Clinic Attorney will also assist in marketing of Law Clinic by posting relevant and non-confidential material on social media accounts, developing know-your-rights materials, and fostering community relationships for outreach and collaboration.
The selected candidate will subscribe to and support our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability as stated above. If the description sounds interesting to you, we invite you to apply to be considered for this opportunity.
What you need to know
Salary: Compensation will be commensurate to selected hire’s experience.
Position Details: May work more than 40 hours when needed.
Special Note: A cover letter and resume are strongly recommended. You may upload them on the application under the CV/Resume section.
COVID-19 information: Texas A&M University monitors local, state and federally mandated health guidelines to keep students, employees, prospective employees, and visitors as safe as possible. For the latest information regarding Texas A&M’s COVID-19 response, please visit the . For COVID-19 employment-related information, please visit the Division of Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness’ .
Required Education and Experience:
Juris Doctorate degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
Five years of experience in family law practice with some familiarity of law relating to veterans
Required Licenses and Certifications:
Licensed by the State Bar of Texas for 5 years minimum
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to mentor law students and supervise their work
Ability to assign tasks to students and provide feedback on their performance
Ability to work with a variety of populations, including veterans, immigrants, victims of child abuse and neglect or domestic violence
Ability to navigate technology, including social media platforms, law practice management, and grant reporting software
Ability to manage a docket with a mix of cases that focus on needs of families and veterans and include family law, VA benefits, protective orders, and other related areas of civil law
Ability to learn new areas of law if not familiar with above areas of practice
Ability to learn how to work with our grantor and assist in grant management duties
Ability to work with and build new community collaborators to organize CLEs, outreach events, informational programs, and new client intake
Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others
Experience in representing low-income clients and mentoring law students
Preferred Licenses and Certifications:
Licensed by the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Texas
Licensed by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals
Veterans Affairs Accredited Representative
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to speak Spanish
Client Representation & Student Supervision – Supervises law students in the Law Clinic by providing students with direction and assistance on addressing caseload. Attends court with students and being present at all hearings were students appear. Reviews, provides feedback, edits, and approves all letters, emails, documents, trial notebooks, and other work product produced by students. Advises students in all aspects of cases (strategy, research, investigations, drafting, preparing for trial, conducting hearings, etc.). Helps students manage client relationships and ensures students properly document work done in physical case files and law practice management systems. Enters time weekly and closing out cases in a timely manner. Meets with students at least weekly to discuss case status and strategy. Assists or covers for other supervising attorney’s clients or students when needed. Is primarily responsible for grant caseload at all times and may work without student assistance when students are not available.
Administrative – Contributes data and information to compile and timely complete grant reports for Law Clinic funders. Collaborates with the law school’s marketing team to promote the Law Clinic to students and general public by updating social media. Attends CLE conferences and events, including statewide conferences for family law, veterans, and poverty law, as funding permits. Participates in the AALS New Clinicians Conference and other conferences deemed necessary or helpful to execute duties. Provides other administrative support, as needed.
Teaching – Co-teaches the classroom component, when needed, and may be asked to develop teaching materials. Treats students with respect and models professional and ethical behavior that upholds and enhances the reputation of the Law Clinic, the law school, and clinical program.
Organization/Events – Works in collaboration with Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans and other bar groups on events specifically developed to provided legal services to veterans. Helps coordinate know-your rights events and workshops that engage clinic and non-clinic students in pro bono work. Performs other duties as assigned.
Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.
In accordance with the , specific facilities at The Texas A&M System may be considered a covered contractor workplace with covered contractor employees. Therefore, successful applicants for this position may be subject to the federal mandate to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment unless an approved medical or religious accommodation is in place.
All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.
Location: College Station, TX
Job date: Sat, 02 Jul 2022 02:51:56 GMT
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