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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
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Managing Attorney The Managing Attorney is responsible for the management and oversight of the office to which they are assigned, including ensuring that the office meets or exceeds operational goals and objectives, providing necessary legal services for assigned cases and liaising with the office staff to ensure effective client service business operations. To provide supervision and case management assistance to other case handlers within the office to ensure the office is providing uniform, high quality advocacy for low-income clients in all forums, including the courts, administrative agencies, and community outreach initiatives. Reports to their respective Senior Attorney on legal matters and to the HR Director on administrative matters. Provide leadership, vision, and direction over their office and staff. Is responsible for annual evaluations for all staff members. Delegates duties to the Office Manager. Responsible for implementation of docket control for attorneys and advocates, including regular review of docket sheets and case lists. Collaborates and complies with Senior Attorney and Executive Director to develop and implement directives. Develops contacts and ensures appropriate outreach activities for continued business growth. Work as a staff attorney/advocate, but may be relieved of up to one-third of normal caseload to provide time for administration. Attends managing attorney meetings and reports back to branch office employees on matters discussed at the meetings. Ensures all office employees are familiar with DNA’s policies and procedures, and the provisions of the LSC Act, LSC regulations, and any other funding source regulations. Provide legal representation through the policies and practices consistent with professional Standards for the delivery of civil legal services to the poor and consistent with any requirement of Legal Services Corporation and all other funding sources or program policies. Maintain accurate and complete files or records. Prepare reports and timely complete forms and records necessary for client services or administrative tasks related to job. Interact with clients and staff and service providers professionally and appropriately. Establish and maintain rapport with clients to obtain accurate information and to establish trust. Work with other staff on client services or other program tasks in a collegial and cooperative nature. Develop and nurture good relations with service providers who make referrals or otherwise coordinate with the program. Work with supervisor to develop plan for advocacy work within program priorities and funding to define balance between impact work and service work as well as community education and other outreach. Work with supervisor to identify individual training needs and develop strategies with case supervisor to address those needs. Attend and actively participate in statewide planning meetings, trainings and task forces, as well as office meetings.
Qualification and Experience
QUALIFICATIONS: JD Degree from an accredited law school 3 years' litigation experience preferred; will consider clinic or moot court experience for outstanding candidates An active member of the State Bar Licensed Bar Attorney should be admitted in applicable State they are working in or eligible for admission on motion, or by the next examination, or by waiver. Maintain a valid attorney’s license in that state practicing Excellent legal research and writing skills. 1+ year criminal or civil litigation, courtroom and deposition experience preferred. Handle high caseloads and willingness to meet personally with all clients Experience with issues of the client’s community served. Self-sufficient, motivative, and the ability to work independently. Legal project management is helpful.
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