Staff Attorney-Public Benefits & Health Law, Corpus Christi

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid seeks a full-time Staff Attorney in Corpus Christi, Texas, for its Public Benefits Group.  The Public Benefits Group consists of teams providing legal representation and advice to low-income individuals on matters involving public benefits related legal services to clients through TRLA’s 68-county service area. The Public Benefits Group advocates in the areas of SNAP/food stamps, Medicaid, cash assistance, and Social Security, as well as advocating for persons living in homelessness and veterans.
The attorney will focus his/her efforts primarily on direct service to clients and handling Public Benefits cases.  Attorneys will engage in litigation to protect the legal rights of low-income families and individuals to public benefits and to hold governmental agencies accountable for their administration of these vital programs. Attorney will need to be licensed to practice in both Federal Court and the courts of the State of Texas.  Attorney will identify and promote the adoption and proper implementation of creative and effective policies to improve public benefits delivery to low-income families and individuals.  Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Assistance in public benefits related litigation;
• Developing resource and training materials for the Public Benefits Group and for volunteer attorneys providing public benefits related legal services to low-income clients;
• Developing brochures for public benefits related outreach and community education; and
• Developing resource and training materials for staff involved in public benefits outreach.
Qualifications
 1. Licensed to practice in Texas, or be willing to apply and take the Texas Bar exam at the next available opportunity.
2. Preference given to those persons bilingual in English and Spanish.
3. A valid driver’s license and willingness to travel.