Develops and implements initiatives of the Texas Access to Justice Commission to improve access to justice for low-income Texans. Represents the Commission in hearings on access to justice matters before the Texas Legislature and the Texas Supreme Court. Provides research and recommendations to the Texas Legislature and Texas Supreme Court on statutes, rules, and policies that impact low-income Texans in the civil justice system. Drafts legislation, rules, policies and procedures to reduce barriers to the judicial system. This position involves frequent contact with the Texas Supreme Court, the Texas Legislature, Texas law schools, State Bar departments, as well as outside agencies and organizations and the public.
Must be a licensed attorney with at least three years of experience, preferably in litigation and poverty law. Must have excellent research, writing, public speaking, and interpersonal skills. Must communicate effectively, coordinate workflow to meet mandatory deadlines, and manage a large and fluctuating workload. Requires occasional travel.