Supervising Attorney

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Company Legal Assistance of Western New York Location Ithaca, NY, United States

Public Interest



Min 3 yrs required


May 12, 2022

Aug 25, 2022

Sep 06, 2021


Supervising Attorney
The candidate's duties include: Provides legal services to low income clients and client groups including advice, negotiation, litigation and administrative advocacy in accordance with LawNY® program priorities and case handling policies. Supervises caseload of supervised personnel, ensuring that each employee handles an appropriate amount of work, and coordinates the periodic review of these cases. Reviews and approves supervisee timekeeping and data entry; maintains thorough and timely case and file management and ensures compliance by supervisees under the program rules specified by the Legal Services Corporation, other funders, and LawNY®’s internal policies. Provides supervision that is responsive to each supervisee’s level of development, skill set, and learning style. Works to be aware of and to mitigate the ways that power dynamics and implicit bias, including supervisor/supervisee, job title, race, gender, and other factors may affect their relationships with supervisees. Collaborates with supervisees, other supervisors, managers, and directors to develop, implement, and maintain a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment. Collaborates with other human services providers, non-profit organizations and community groups as well as the courts, administrative tribunals and the private bar to address legal problems within community. Maintains a high level of professional competence through attendance at training sessions, seminars and conferences and individual efforts to keep abreast of current developments in the area of poverty law, the application of a race equity lens to client service, as well as issues in the community affecting low-income people. Incorporates principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion and engages in learning to become increasingly skilled in supervision that supports diversity, equity, and inclusion (e.g. building a relationship with supervisees based on mutual respect and trust, understanding communication and work styles, having difficult conversations, developing conflict resolution skills, addressing microaggressions and interrupting implicit bias).

Qualification and Experience

The candidate must be admitted to practice and in good standing in New York State, eligible for admission without examination, or willing to take the next available Bar examination. Should have 3+ years of previous experience in legal services. Demonstrated commitment of service to low-income people. Must have demonstrated leadership in critical issues facing low-income people. Commitment to engaging in learning and developing supervision skills that support diversity, equity, and inclusion. Should have Litigation and advocacy experience in state and/or federal court and/or administrative forums. Experience Incorporating an anti-racist and anti-oppressive lens into legal practice. An understanding of the concepts of institutional and structural racism and their impact on underserved and underrepresented communities Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including a commitment to providing trauma-informed services. Experience and demonstrated skill in mentoring and training less-experienced attorneys, paralegals and/or other staff. Supports and enhances a sense of belonging and success of staff from traditionally marginalized populations. Demonstrated ability to cultivate and develop inclusive and equitable working relationships with staff, clients and community members. Demonstrates an understanding of diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-oppression concepts and issues, especially as they apply to agency recruitment, hiring and retention Ability to support and mentor staff in their pursuit of career advancement, training and professional development. Humility in working with colleagues and clients across the spectrum of diversity, including race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, immigrant status, religious identity, physical and mental disabilities, and/or limited English proficiency. Should have lived experience with client communities. Must have true fluency in a language other than English that is spoken by clients. Ability to work under deadlines and manage multiple tasks. Applications for this position will be accepted until September 24, 2021.

USD 61500 Annually

Additional info

Send cover letter, resume, and three references.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Legal Assistance of Western New York
215 North Cayuga St.
Ithaca, NY 14850

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