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Lone Star Justice Alliance Hiring Strategic Litigation Attorney

Posted on: 6 Feb 2019 9 views
: Strategic Litigation Attorney
: Lone Star Justice Alliance (LSJA)
: 1411 West Ave. Suite 200 ​Austin TX 78701
: www.lonestarjusticealliance.org
: (512) 394-5791
: Juries doctorate degree
: ehenneke@lsja.org
: 5

About LSJA

The Lone Star Justice Alliance (LSJA) is seeking an attorney with litigation experience to join its legal staff. LSJA is a nonprofit law office that seeks to reduce the incarceration of and improve outcomes for children and emerging adults in the Texas justice system. We advocate for more hopeful solutions to the violence, powerlessness, and despair that plague many marginalized communities.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  •  Conduct intakes, provide legal advice and support, make strong referrals, and take on cases for representation as appropriate;
  • Advise, counsel, and represent clients with legal matters including post-conviction habeas writs in federal and state court;
  • Conduct depositions, produce interrogatories, and generally engage in contested discovery matters;
  • Stay up to date on state and federal laws and policies pertaining to juvenile justice, the school-to-prison pipeline, and collateral consequences in the criminal justice system;
  • Maintain organized client files, case notes, and database systems for caseload as determined with the Executive Director;
  • Support PR, development, communications, and storytelling projects as needed;
  • Oversee and supervise legal interns, law students, and staff;
  • Conduct administrative tasks as needed.


Qualifications:

  • J.D. degree required;
  • A licensed attorney, active and in good standing, in Texas;
  • At least 5 years of experience representing clients in criminal and/or civil legal matters;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Proactive communicator with strong problem-solving skills. Ability to develop creative solutions, speak up regularly with new ideas, thoughts, concerns, and incorporate feedback and direction;
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to zealously pursue creative and collaborative legal services and strategies;
  • Excellent time management. Ability to produce high-quality work on tight deadlines;
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative;
  • Enthusiasm for working at a new organization;
  • Passion for social justice, criminal justice, and community-oriented work required;
  • Excellent professional judgment;
  • Ability to hit the ground working, multi-task, and work independently.·      

How to Apply

To apply please send a letter of interest and a resume to Executive Director, Elizabeth A. Henneke, ehenneke@lsja.org. In the Subject line, type your last name in all caps – one adjective to describe you – LIFER. (Ex. HENNEKE-gregarious-LIFER) In your cover letter, answer the following questions: (1) Why do you practice criminal law? You should be detailed in your response, but don't go over two paragraphs. (2) Why do you think you would be a good fit for this nonprofit. (3) Finally, what is your favorite children’s book and why?
Thank you for taking the time to read this entire ad, if you decide to apply and follow instructions, we look forward to following up with you.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis but must be received no later than February 15, 2019. LSJA has a strong commitment to diversity and especially encourages people historically underrepresented in the practice of law to apply.



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