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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
Date Last Verified
ProfileManaging Attorney The candidate will be expected to (1) direct and supervise the docket and staff attorneys and represent clients in complex cases; (2) oversee internal management of the legal department and ensure we hit our ambitious goals; and (3) serve as a key leader of the Legal Department. Reports directly to the Legal Director. Set the direction for and lead legal work Lead staff of attorneys and legal fellows to build docket, in alignment with the organization’s strategic direction; Lead litigation work and represent clients, especially for particularly complex cases; Collaborate with campaign teams on legal and policy strategies; Coordinate planning process across the department and organization to keep work plans up to date; and Ensure smooth communication and coordination within the department and across departments. Manage legal department to ensure we deliver on our goals Supervise staff attorneys, legal fellows, and administrative staff in the legal department; Ensure that the team and individuals have ambitious goals and plans in place to meet them; Develop staff skills as attorneys and advocates by providing clear and useful feedback in an ongoing manner; Provide support and accountability to attorneys and fellows including workplan development; and Work to ensure that top performers are retained. Serve as a key leader of the legal team and support ongoing work to build and strengthen. Ensure legal and fiscal compliance and space/ infrastructure/ technology support for the department; Create and review adherence with annual department budget; Build innovative, disciplined, positive culture within the legal department and across the organization; and Support the Legal Director and Executive Director in identifying, building, and maintaining the resources.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: JD Degree and active bar admission and willingness to take the Louisiana Bar Exam. 5 years demonstrated litigation experience in labor, employment immigration, and/or civil rights law showing excellent skills and outcomes and innovative strategies. Substantial experience one or more of the following legal areas: labor, employment, immigration, or civil rights. Commitment to legal practice in a way that empowers collective vision and action by low-income workers and communities of color. Management or supervision experience including legal supervision, case development, and project management. Ability to implement vision, think strategically, creatively problem solve, exercise good judgment, and lead change. Deep commitment to legal and policy work on behalf of low wage workers, immigrant communities, and other communities of color. Sense of humor in order to maintain perspective and balance. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Bilingual (Spanish/ English), bicultural experience a plus.
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NEW ORLEANS WORKERS CENTER FOR RACIAL JUSTICE
217 N. Prieur St.
New Orleans, LA 70112