Job Details

Legal Programs Director

Company name

START SMALL THINK BIG, INC

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Jun 04,2018

Posted on

Mar 01,2018

Salary

USD 65000 Annually

Years of Experience

3-5 yrs required

Location

New York City, NY
Practice Area
Corporate >> Corporate - General
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Profile

Legal Programs Director The candidate will be responsible for managing firm’s small business legal programming and services, the purpose of which is to ensure that firm’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 organization’s strategic direction and long-term vision for the Small Business Legal Program, including by, first, enhancing the program’s overall quality, in-house expertise, effectiveness, and efficiency as well as by, second, developing the program’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 organization’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 organization’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 firm’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.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
START SMALL THINK BIG, INC
1231 Lafayette Avenue
2nd floor
Bronx, NY 10474

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