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Criminal Law Attorney / Litigation - General Attorney in Asheville, NC

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Company name

Pisgah Legal Services

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Practice Area

Criminal Law
Litigation - General/Commercial

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required


USA Asheville, NC

Date Last Verified

Feb 16,2018

Posted on

Jan 13,2018

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Managing Attorney Duties: Under direct supervision of the Services Executive Director, responsible for extensive responsibilities in each of the following categories: Operational and program management, including structural oversight, Legal advocacy and implementation of Services mission and priorities, Fiscal responsibility and budget management, Program development, Data reports and program evaluation, Agency legal practice and liability risk-management, Professional development and staff training, Community engagement, Strategic planning, Other duties as needed. Oversee the Violence Prevention Project (MVPP) program and other programs as funding and resources require. Establish and maintain professional relationships with partner agencies. Manage program implementation and data reporting appropriate to the Managing Attorney’s teams and programs. Supervise team leaders and non-team leader staff members according to supervision chart. Implement training for staff. Participate in management meetings and strategic planning. Represent Services at community meetings and on boards related to policy areas, poverty law practice and funding goals Work closely with Fundraising team to ensure the community is educated about the work of Services Organize, oversee and provide impact advocacy on broad-reaching poverty law issues Work with in-house volunteers—attorneys and non-attorneys—to maximize support and advocacy efforts Ensure case handling supervision and support on a regular basis to advocates Strategize program development that aligns and supports the Services mission. Review, analyze and submit program budgets. Write and submit grant/funding reports. Research and develop new grant and funding opportunities. Monitor data for compliance with funding requirements for each team. Conduct program evaluation. Monitor, in collaboration with Program Directors, advocate case workloads to ensure the appropriate level of cases commensurate with advocate experience and supervision. Address internal and external conflicts of interest and resolve. Analyze programmatic and employee risk-management issues and respond appropriately. Ensure Services compliance with all federal and statute regulatory bodies. Adhere to and make certain that supervisees adhere to Services personnel manual, case acceptance standards and supervision guidelines. Oversee the day-to-day legal operations of Services. Respond to client and community complaints and grievances.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Licensed to practice law in any state (NC preferred). 5+ years of experience practicing law. Experience in Family Law - custody, divorce, equitable distribution, domestic violence. Supervision experience required. Meticulous organizational habits with the ability to manage large amounts of information, establish priorities, and meet deadlines. A demonstrated interest in low-income legal work. Ability to work effectively with victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and trauma.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Pisgah Legal Services
62 Charlotte Street
P.O. Box 2276
Asheville, NC 28802