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Now Hiring: Staff Attorney

About ACLC:

Everyday there are families afraid of losing their homes; children afraid of losing a parent to jail; and parents afraid of losing children to divorce. They deserve robust legal protection. ACLC makes quality legal representation available to families who would not otherwise have access to it. We also work in the fields of impact litigation, policy advocacy, and supporting community groups.

Organizational culture:

We are committed to being just as progressive in the workplace as we are in public – including pay equity, transparent decision-making, and collaborative planning for the future. We encourage self-starters. Authority structures lean toward horizontal. We will support you in your professional growth.

Job Objective:

The staff attorney will provide affordable legal services to clients who cannot afford market rate legal fees, assist with federal impact litigation, and participate in campaigns for policy reform.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Representing clients in state and federal court.

  • Full time schedule. Occasional evening and weekend hours.

  • Attorney will specialize in one or more practice areas, beginning with family law. Roughly half the workday will be cases involving divorce, child custody, protective orders, and adoption.


  • Attorneys already licensed in Texas, or who plan to be licensed in 2020, will be considered.

  • A demonstrated interest in economic, social, and racial justice.

  • Fluency in Spanish is desirable but not mandatory.

Compensation and Benefits

  • $60,000 annual salary.

How to apply:

  • Please submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to with the subject line “Staff Attorney”

  • Deadline: June 25, 2020