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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
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Legal Programs Director The candidate will be responsible for managing firmâ€™s small business legal programming and services, the purpose of which is to ensure that firmâ€™s clients develop a sound legal infrastructure for the businesses, thus helping them to mitigate the risks invariably associated with starting a small business and providing them with a stable foundation upon which to grow. Implementing the organizationâ€™s strategic direction and long-term vision for the Small Business Legal Program, including by, first, enhancing the programâ€™s overall quality, in-house expertise, effectiveness, and efficiency as well as by, second, developing the programâ€™s capacity to expand its impact in terms of numbers of clients served. Supervising the legal program staff (including legal fellows and interns) and overseeing the coordination of legal referrals to firm pro bono partners, including, by first, training and providing substantive legal supervision to the organizationâ€™s legal fellows who maintain an active caseload of small business legal clients, as well as by second, supervising the Legal Program Coordinator and the organizationâ€™s legal fellows and interns to ensure the effective, efficient, and professional coordination of all aspects of legal referrals and placements of new client matters with pro bono partners. Maintaining and enhancing strong collaborative relationships with community and governmental organizations as well as (relevant) legal and other service providers to ensure appropriate and sufficient client referrals and to foster the development of collaborative projects.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate must have JD degree from an accredited law school; member in good standing to the New York Bar or eligible for admission to the New York Bar. Should have 3-5 years of post-law school, relevant legal experience. Experience performing legal work at a community economic development organization and/or corporate law firm experience is required. Ability to communicate with diverse groups, including firmâ€™s clients, pro bono coordinators and volunteer attorneys at large corporate law firms, and other external constituencies, such as community and governmental organizations, civil legal service providers, and press is needed. Spanish proficiency is preferred.
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