The Texas Public Policy Foundation is seeking a Legal Assistant to support the advocacy of its litigation Center for the American Future. The qualified applicant will possess a strong love of liberty as the foundational purpose of government, an enthusiasm for Texas as the keystone of the American Dream, and an eagerness to support Center efforts to challenge precedent and convention within the legal sphere in the defense of both liberty and federalism.

The Center for the American Future is the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s new litigation-based endeavor for the advancement of Tenth Amendment principles through opposition to federal abuse and overreach in the areas of environmental, private property, and business autonomy rights.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Support the director and attorneys in execution of the Center’s legal work plan and furtherance of the Center’s mission. This includes case management, calendaring deadlines, filing pleadings, legal drafting and administrative functions relevant to the Center’s operation.
  • Support Center attorneys in complex civil litigation and administrative filings, including the discovery process, briefs, trials, appellate work, and amicus briefing.
  • Locate relevant documents and research; administer calendaring, docketing and e-filing, scheduling, coordinating and confirming court dates, appointments, and meetings; ensure all billable hours are accurately recorded; understand the basics of a number of court documents, such as summons and subpoenas; and make travel arrangements. The applicant should have the ability to work independently.


The Legal Assistant for the Center for the American Future must be an extraordinary person with a keen drive to blaze new pathways in the fight to reclaim territory from Washington, D.C. He or she must have the following qualities:

  • 3+ years experience as a legal assistant with civil litigation matters.
  • A self-starter. The Legal Assistant must be willing and able to further project assignments independently and often — and bring them to fruition.
  • Detail-oriented and possessing strong communication, organization, and time management skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, in particular, MS Word and Excel.
  • Proficient in the federal PACER efiling system and Texas efiling.
  • The Legal Assistant has primary responsibility for calendaring deadlines and for file management.
  • This position is located in Austin, Texas, at TPPF’s officeat 901 Congress Avenue.

The position’s salary will be commensurate with the experience, expertise, and skills of the Legal Assistant who takes the position. Please send cover letter, resume, salary requirement, and references to:

Jennifer Carter, Director of Talent & Culture

[email protected]

While we thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, we are only able to contact those to whom we can offer an interview.  No phone calls, please.

The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a non-profit, non-partisan research institute offering competitive salaries and benefits to qualified candidates.