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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
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ProfileDirector Of Litigation And Policy Duties: Provide leadership for performance at all levels of legal staff consistent with the NLSLA mission and vision. Lead staff in developing and carrying out systematic and individual advocacy on behalf of children with disabilities, mental illness, and homelessness. Oversee all litigation and advocacy on education, initiating and developing relationships in the San Gabriel and Antelope Valleys with external stakeholders and partners ranging from civil rights groups, law firms, legal services programs, government agencies, community organizations, key funders, and donors to secure partnerships, grants, and other opportunities and support. Formulate and implement policy advocacy and litigation for major grants and projects. Coordinate directly with the CFO to ensure adherence to budgeting on grants and projects. Support Supervising Attorneys in recruiting attorneys and paralegals. Supervise, train, and manage attorneys directly on case matters, writing, and advocacy in conjunction with the Supervising Attorneys. Engage in all management responsibilities and activities of the Senior Team . This position reports to the Executive & Deputy Directors and serves as part of the NLSLA senior management team. Ensure competent staffing coverage of all impact cases, policy projects and other substantial initiatives.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: JD Degree good standing in California Bar required. 10+ years of litigation and policy advocacy experience, ideally with background in addressing social justice issues. Collaborative management style and demonstrated commitment to the value of teams. Passionate commitment to social justice and to goals and missions. Experience with fee generating civil rights cases and development of innovative funding sources for advocacy. Successful track record forging alliances and coalitions and moving people to take collective action. Effective interpersonal and communication skills, including ability to write and speak persuasively to diverse audiences, including general public, media, lawyers, advocates, funders, donors, and opinion leaders; experience working with community based organizations. Bilingual capacity strongly preferred.
Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County
1102 E. Chevy Chase Drive
Glendale, CA 91205