Houston Volunteer Lawyers, the pro bono service arm of the Houston Bar Association, is seeking a full-time staff attorney. HVL seeks a skilled and motivated attorney dedicated to providing high quality legal services to the Veteran community by working alongside volunteer attorneys. Houston Volunteer Lawyers assists with family law, guardianship, estate planning, probate, tax disputes with the IRS, veteran specific issues, landlord/tenant disputes, homeownership, consumer issues, and bankruptcy.

Key Areas of Responsibilities

  • Deliver client-centered legal services to eligible Veterans and their dependents. 
  • Recruit, train, and mentor volunteer attorneys.
  • Provide legal consultations to Veterans and their dependents facing various legal issues, determining the scope of HVL’s representation. 
  • Develop guides, step-by-step processes, and reference materials to support volunteer attorneys in their efforts to represent clients with their legal matter.
  •  Analyze, investigate, and prepare client matters for referral to volunteer attorneys. 
  • Provide substantive mentoring to volunteer attorneys, including troubleshooting complex legal matters. 
  • Maintain timely documentation of all case-related activities, assisting with grant reporting activities, sharing the impact of HVL’s work with the legal community. 
  • Efficiently manage and timely close a large caseload. 
  • Attend and assist with legal advice clinics virtually and in-person.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by the Veteran’s Legal Initiative Supervising Attorney. 


The ideal candidate will possess:

  • A demonstrated commitment to public interest work and desire to provide client centered legal assistance to a multi-cultural population.
  • Strong writing, communication, organizational, and prioritization skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations with clients, volunteer attorneys, and external stakeholders.
  •  Excellent training and pro bono mentorship skills.
  • Demonstrated ability and desire to work collaboratively with multiple organizations.
  • Nimble at managing large complex case-loads.
  • Legal expertise in issues pertaining to family law and/or other substantive legal
    matters frequently handled by HVL.
  • Licensed to practice law in Texas.
  • Bilingual or multilingual a plus (not required).

Salary and Other Support:

  • Salary ranges for attorneys range from $64,000 to $75,000 with actual salary
    commensurate with relevant experience.
  • Generous benefits include fully paid employee health benefits, dental, and vision
    insurance, disability and life insurance.
  • 401(k) plan with employer match
  • Employer-paid monthly parking and reimbursed travel expenses.
  • State of Texas bar dues & HBA dues
  • The Staff Attorney may be eligible to apply for a Student Loan Repayment
    Assistance Program through the Texas Access to Justice Foundation.

To Apply Submit a Cover Letter and Resume to recruitment@hvlp.org.

You may also apply on Indeed.

Houston Volunteer Lawyers is committed to equal opportunity. HVL not discriminate against any person on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, ability, gender, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, or other characteristics protected by law. Applicants committed to justice and equality from all backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and identitieand