Law Clerk

Job Title: Law Clerk Open Date: August 15, 2023
Salary Group/Class No. B14 Close Date: Until Filled
Current Status: Open Posting Number: 466-2023-015
Number of Positions: 1 No. Job #16145465
Monthly Salary:

$3,800.00 - $4,094.50

Part-Time: No
Work Location: Austin, Texas Position Type: Full Time
Travel Required: 5% FLSA Eligible: Exempt

Applications Accepted By:


Texas Office of Consumer Credit Commissioner
Human Resources
2601 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78705

Attention: Human Resources
Job Description

Performs complex (journey-level) legal research and analysis work. Work involves examining, preparing, and evaluating legal documents, conducting legal research, and providing assistance to attorneys. Works under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

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Essential Job Functions
  • Prepares and edits legal documents; ensures timely filing of legal documents.
  • Reviews and analyzes legal documents, records, and motions.
  • Makes presentations and participates in case conferences.
  • Ensures timely filing of legal documents.
  • Assists attorneys in preparing for oral arguments.
  • Assists attorneys in preparing cases for litigation and in preparing investigations.
  • Assists attorneys in representing client interests before state or federal courts.
  • Assists attorneys in providing legal advice, counsel, and assistance to clients.
  • May assist in drafting bills and amendments for legislative consideration.
  • May review cases for jurisdictional deficiencies and procedural compliance.
  • May draft memoranda and administrative rules for the Texas Register.
  • Performs related work as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Experience in legal work.
  • Graduation from an accredited law school with a Juris Doctor (JD) or equivalent degree.
  • A copy of a resume and writing sample must be submitted with the State of Texas Application for Employment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Completion of the Texas Bar Exam.
  • Experience working for a regulatory agency.
  • Experience in consumer credit and financial industries.
  • Experience in administrative law or litigation.
  • Experience in using information technology and applications, including Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of legal principles, practices, and proceedings; and of agency laws, regulations, and rules.
  • Skill in using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems; and in the use of a computer and applicable software.
  • Ability to prepare legal documents; interpret and apply laws, rules, and regulations; conduct research; summarize findings; and communicate effectively.

All information obtained regarding the status of regulated financial service providers is subject to strict confidentiality. Employees are restricted from having certain loans or financial connections with licensed lenders, may not hold a substantial ownership interest in any licensee, and may not be related to any officer, employee, or consultant of any financial trade association. Employees must manage their personal finances in a manner to avoid conflicts of interest with the agency’s regulated industries. Employees must file an annual ethics disclosure statement with the agency. Must have reliable transportation. Applicants will be required to sign a release authorizing the agency to obtain information regarding the applicant's credit history, police and criminal history information, and educational information.

Males born on or after January 1, 1960, between 18 and 25 years of age, will be required to present proof of Selective Service registration on the first day of employment or proof of exemption from the Selective Service registration requirement.  All offers of employment are contingent on the candidate having legal authorization to work in the United States.  Failure to present such authorization within the time specified by the U. S. Department of Labor will result in the offer being rescinded.

How to Apply

Submit a State of Texas application via mail or in person to Office of Consumer Credit Commissioner, Human Resources, 2601 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin TX 78705; via fax to 512.936.7610; via email to; or via WorkinTexas. Applications MUST include a complete work history. Resumes submitted without a State of Texas application will not be considered.

Applications may be downloaded from

For directions or to request physical accommodation during the interview process, contact Human Resources at 512.936.7666 or If reasonably possible, please call at least 48 hours in advance to afford our representative and the hiring division sufficient time to properly review and coordinate your request.

Interviews will be conducted by appointment following the pre-screen of applications. Only those applicants interviewed will be notified of their selection or non-selection.  The Office of the Consumer Credit Commissioner is an equal-opportunity employer.