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The Texas Access to Justice Foundation (TAJF) was created by the Supreme Court of Texas to administer the Texas IOLTA (Interest on Lawyers’ Trust Accounts) Program to help fund legal civil legal services. The executive assistant performs highly advanced, senior-level professional administrative assistance to the Executive Director, Associate Director/Director of Grants, and Communications Manager. Work involves coordinating and performing internal administrative operations; as well as, administrative support to the Foundation Board of Directors.
Develops and implements initiatives of the Texas Access to Justice Commission to improve access to justice for low-income Texans with a focus on self-represented litigants. The ideal candidate will have a strong ability to understand the complex systems and the official and unofficial law and policies that create barriers to the civil justice system, a strong desire to drive policy change to expand meaningful access, and aptitude for building and leading efforts to effect that change. The core goal of this position is to help the Commission map and execute a systematic approach to using law, policy, programs, and services to give people access to the information and assistance they need – when and where they need it – in a format they can use, so they can fairly and efficiently resolve their civil legal problems. This position involves frequent contact with the Texas Supreme Court, the Texas Legislature, Texas law schools, State Bar departments, as well as outside agencies, organizations, and the public.
Serves as the staff attorney to the Committee on Disciplinary Rules and Referenda. Provides legal support to the Committee and coordinates all aspects of the disciplinary rule proposal process. Works under limited supervision with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. The position involves frequent communication with Committee members, State Bar Board of Directors, State Bar staff, State Bar members, members and staff of the Texas Supreme Court, and members of the public. Reports directly to the Chief Disciplinary Counsel.
The Texas Access to Justice Foundation awards annual grants to programs assisting disadvantaged Texans with civil legal matters. The primary purpose of the Grants Administrative Assistant position is to provide day-to-day administrative support to the Director of Grants and other Program Officers. The Grants Administrative Assistant administers grantee programmatic and fiscal activities related to multiple funds granted to non-profit legal services organizations throughout Texas and streamlines grant management utilizing the online grants system. This position is responsible for the oversight and maintenance of accurate grant data for the Foundation. Other administrative duties include planning and logistics for all grant-related meetings. Reports to Director of Grants.
The Administrative Assistant for the Office of Minority Affairs provides administrative support and assists in coordinating the diversity initiatives for the State Bar of Texas. Responsibilities include general office management, data entry, conference registration, meeting planning and catering coordination, social media promotion, and other program production duties. This position works under the general supervision of the department director and involves frequent contact with State Bar departments, committees, volunteers, and the public.
Under moderate supervision, responsibilities include analysis, design, development, installation and ongoing technical support of departmental and organization-wide software applications. The successful candidate will leverage their software development skills in order to develop, integrate and support enterprise software applications.