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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
Date Last Verified
ProfileManaging Attorney Duties: Provides leadership for effective and strategic legal services to meet critical client needs. Coordinate and manage attorneys and paralegals in Education Practice Group. Provides legal representation to low-income children and parents in special education cases seeking to obtain appropriate and inclusive services, advocates for appropriate educational opportunities for children in poverty, including a focus on discipline cases and disrupting the school to prison pipeline, particularly for African American and Latino young people and children with disabilities who are disproportionately impacted by these policies. Provide leadership, creativity, passion, and inspiration in guiding the practice group to implement the overall mission of the firm. Work with practice group members and the Director of Advocacy to develop a practice group work plan designed to have a lasting impact on educational practices and to create equity and justice in education. Effectively supervise legal work within the practice group and mentor new attorneys to ensure all legal work meets ABLE’s high quality standards and meets measurable outcomes established in the practice group and individual work plans, and be accountable for progress on cases and projects. Think strategically and view issues from a systemic and impact perspective while managing the practice group’s high-volume caseload. Utilize diverse skills, talents and backgrounds of staff to develop a strong team. Manage certain aspects of grant writing and grant reporting to funders supporting the work of the practice group.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: Membership in Ohio Bar or ability to be admitted by motion or temporary certification is required; experience with case management software and Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.); familiarity with database and GIS mapping software preferred. Ability to relate well with clients living in poverty and a demonstrated commitment to public interest law required. 5+ years legal experience required. Federal litigation experience preferred. Ability to communicate fluently in Spanish is valued Must demonstrate excellent legal, communication, and advocacy skills, administrative leadership, supervisory and mentoring experience, initiative and sound judgment, and the ability to handle and supervise major advocacy projects. Practical knowledge and experience in special education law, and an understanding of the socio-cultural issues experienced by people living in poverty. Must have excellent interpersonal skills and be experienced in working in collaborative and group environments.
Deadline: June 8, 2018
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Advocates For Basic Legal Equality, Inc.
525 Jefferson Ave.
Toledo, OH 43604-1373